One Water people are in their 7 Metal Year
Your 1 Water nature is supported by the Metal element of this year so don't be surprised to find an improvement in communication and a heightened sensitivity to your surroundings. Do your best to remain practical and focussed in your relations with people as flights of fancy could land you in trouble.
As the constraints of 2018 have now fallen away, you can relax and allow the benefits of your past efforts to bring their reward. Your creativity will naturally express itself in your life now, so just allow it to all come together.
With an expanded social life presented to you, there will be no shortage of party invitations. At the same time, you should maintain respect for what you have managed to achieve or you could squander your good fortune as quickly as it has been gathered. The reflective quality of 2019 will help you in this as you look back on your life in the quieter, more spiritual moments.
To make the most of this year it is advisable to try and find a balance between this more indulgent aspect of a 7 Metal year, and the need to maintain some sobriety otherwise you might appear to some as being spoil by your luck.
2 Earth people are in their 8 Earth Year
The image of this year is that of a mountain, which brings to mind a sense of stillness and solidity. This stillness provides you with the chance to look within and discover previously uncharted aspects of yourself.
At times you may feel as though nothing at all is happening in your life. But the change you desire is now dependent on you looking within. So take advantage of the time that is presented to you, and resist the urge to get pushy as it will only cause resentment and antagonism in others.
Moving home, changing job, and other major changes in lifestyle do often occur in an 8 Earth year, and as long as you remain focussed on your goals, they will come about in their own time.
Meanwhile, do your best to remain active in your social life as there will be a tendency this year for you to withdraw to the cave inside the mountain. Be clear in your communication and try not to take what others say to heart, as you now appear to them to be more solid and resilient than you really are.
3 Wood people are in their 9 Fire Year
Do your best not to forget the valuable lessons that came your way in 2018 - the changes in lifestyle and outlook that took place last year may have been painful at times, but you also discovered areas of life that had been hidden away for far too long.
In a 9 Fire year, the inner light that has been developing inside comes to the surface for all to see, bringing with it a sense of expansion and new possibilities. Decide on how you want to deal with this as the attention can be very gratifying after a year hidden in the dark.
Will you allow this attention to go to your head, or will you use your position in the public eye to promote your business, or a cause, that is close to your heart? Hidden secrets may also come to the surface, and legal matters in some shape or form will certainly take up some time.
Do your best to remain grounded and realistic about your plans, making sure that you thoroughly investigate any offers of either a romantic or business nature. And try to remember that others around you may not be so enthusiastic about all of your new ideas. This may bring up doubts about loyalty and friendship, so remain aware of how you come across, or you may find that in a moment of need there is no one around to support you.
4 Wood people are in their 1 Water Year
As a 1 Water year is essentially a time of stillness, this a great opportunity to step back and take a look at the bigger picture of life. You can develop a long term view of how you want the future to take shape, but take care to look after your finances and health, as this year you will be short on physical and emotional resources.
Because your 4 Wood nature is supported by the Water element you will feel more at home and more creative than others might, although other people may seem more distant than usual as a result of you withdrawing to renew yourself. Taking time to develop yourself through study and meditation will have the greatest benefit, as rushing to achieve new heights and ambitions is now not advisable.
Don't allow this sense of withdrawal to generate feelings of alienation or fear. Do try to be clear in your communications though, and share with people what it is that's on your mind, you will be surprised by the positive reaction you get.
As changing work or home will simply drain you of what few emotional and energetic resources you do have, it is best to bow to the wisdom of nature and go with the flow, rather than forcing her to bend to your will.
5 Earth people are in their 2 Earth Year
Success in small things is your motto for this year, as you get grips with developing plans and working hard. Although it is not yet time to move on your long term plans, gathering the resources for the next big thing is your priority.Â
This is an ideal year for tidying up all those loose ends, sorting out financial commitments, and getting rid of that clutter in your home and office. But as major new ventures are not advisable, and any major initiative is liable to meet with failure, you should not allow yourself to become drained by worrying about an apparent lack of progress.
Looking after your own needs is paramount, otherwise, your confidence and self-esteem will begin to suffer, especially as your natural urge to reach out a helping hand to others could become an additional source of stress.
As others will be looking to you for help, you must balance their needs with your own. Focus on your diet and health, and doing exercise such as dancing and gardening will help a lot. You will also find comfort through spending time with groups of like-minded people.
6 Metal people are in their 3 Wood Year
After the slow-moving quality of the last two years, the brash, new and exciting world of a 3 Wood year will make for a welcome shakeup in your life, as you experience new ideas, enthusiasm and an unstructured, unfamiliar, approach to things. Whatever you do you cannot resist this opportunity to bring some totally new energy into your life.
Your 6 Metal nature may find it all too much at times as your orderly nature is swept off your feet, so as a precaution you should try to avoid becoming too scattered by taking plenty of grounding exercise. Do your best to remain focused on what is happening around you by paying attention to detail and creating a sense of order through strutting your activities.
You are also going need all of your awareness and judgement to keep track of when you need to take a break, otherwise, the risk of burnout is all too possible if you run wildly after every new idea.
Remaining patient will also help you to avoid becoming irritable, as you will be prone to the occasional outburst as people and situations appear to get in your way. While a new romance or improved one is a high possibility, but your usual focus on material life may fade somewhat.
7 Metal people are in their 4 Wood Year
In the same way that a gentle breeze can suddenly switch to a blustery wind, a 4 Wood year has the potential to change in unpredictable ways
So in order to capitalise on the changes and developments that have taken place these last three years, it is crucial that you do not head off in a completely new direction. Otherwise, you will lose out on all the benefits that long term consistent growth can have for you.
Your moods may also become unpredictable and have more to say more than your words, so a little patience will go a long way to keeping the peace; allow your influence to spread through gentle persuasion and the conviction of your actions.
You will find a big increase in your sense of curiosity about the world so will find yourself travelling a lot more this year, and your sense of humour will charm others as long as you donâ€™t lead them on.
New minor projects can be safely explored, but don't make any moves before you are completely ready. Especially as you need to watch your finances and carefully manage the first results of your success.
8 Earth people are in their 5 Earth Year
Even though you may have regrets about some of the decisions taken in the previous two years, you will be glad to hear that you are now in a position to consolidate your plans. Major opportunities will come your way and you will able to help those who come to you.
The course of the year depends a lot on the choices and judgements you made in the past, and on how well you have managed your life. As the fruition of these actions now come home to roost, assessing the lessons that are provided will help you develop your goals for the future. People will also be heading your way, and as they will be asking for help you must remember to look after yourself as well.
Being in nature and appreciating the connectedness of life will help you develop resilience. Especially as you will be feeling uncomfortable with emotional comings and goings and will feel the need to be centred. Do your best not to wriggle out of uncomfortable situations and face your responsibilities.
In fact, staying in one place is just about the best thing you could do this year. No moving home unless you are totally focused on where you are going, and no long trips for more than 2 weeks.
9 Fire people are in their 6 Metal Year
It is now time to get organised as you will be called upon to broaden your experience of what it means to look after the interests of others.
You may also attract the attention of those seeking to reward you for your past efforts, which could mean a pay rise or a rung up the ladder at work or smoother rise in stats or recognition.
This means more responsibility, and with responsibility comes the need to judge fairly and impartially the situations that come to merit your attention. Avoid the temptation to see things in black and white and instead remain flexible in your relations with others.
You will also get to see the material results of your plans over the last few years. If you manifest those things that you really wanted your new-found pride may start to show. So try to remain modest about these achievements, even though the signs will be all around you.
In some ways, this year's experience will feel preordained, but if things are not going as you expected, then use the insights gained last year to hold you in good stead, as you plan your mid-course correction.