Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year
Credit: Kimberlee Kessler

February 1 marks the Lunar New Year for many Asian countries around the globe and in particular, 2022 celebrates the Tiger. This fierce zodiac is associated with power, rebellion, adventure and unpredictability while people born in the Year of the Tiger (2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 and so on) are characterised by having strong ethics and following their passions.

Chinese people believe that what you do at the beginning of a Lunar New Year will affect your luck for the next 12 months. From handing out red envelopes to eating lucky food and wearing your lucky colour, it is also suggested that you decorate your home too. To help, Wise (making it easier to send red envelopes virtually this year) has teamed up with fengshui expert, Master Neo of XIN Consultancy to reveal a glimpse of fortune according to your zodiac.

Read your horoscope and fengshui tip below. More on auspicious timings and digits for sending virtual red envelopes, here.

Rat (1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
Rats move a lot faster than most people due to their natural ambition. This year, think about slowing down and focusing on the people around you. Forging strong bonds with your friends and family could help you overcome setbacks! Your finances are looking the strongest in October, May and January.

Place a citrine quartz crystal in the North corner of your house or room to welcome abundance, prosperity, and positivity in your life.

Ox (1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
Great news for Oxes! You can expect a smooth sailing year ahead with new opportunities at work. This is also a great time to be a social butterfly and build strong relationships. The months of May, September and December are optimal months for wealth.

Hang up a framed image of your city’s central business district and its beautiful skyline in the North-East section of your house to usher in wealth and good luck.

Tiger (1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Welcome to your year! Remember to focus on yourself this year and try to take it slow as you gear up for busy times ahead. Drama from other people’s affairs might set you back, but listen to your heart, remain rational and focus on your own long-term goals. Financially, luck will shine on you in September.

Hang up a framed image of your city’s central business district and its beautiful skyline in the North-East section of your house to usher in wealth and good luck.

Rabbit (1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
After a hard few years, fortune is finally smiling upon you this year. Take time to practice mindfulness. Steer away from all unnecessary disputes and keep a positive attitude to attract all the good things – manifestation is key! April and August will be good months for your wealth.

Light bulbs are considered an energy boost in fengshui, so place a lamp or light fixture in the East corner of your home to welcome luck.

Dragon (1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
This year, why not let the extrovert in you shine? Go out, make new friends and deepen relationships with your colleagues and potentially increase your chances of meeting more benefactors. You are in control of your fortune: put in effort and the fruits of your labour could flourish. In September and November, your financial outlook is at a high but watch out for liabilities.

Display a clear quartz pagoda in the East corner of your home.

Snake (1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
You’ll be blessed with a tight-knit group of friends who truly support
you this year. Make a mental note to avoid unnecessary verbal disputes,
as this could affect your luck. This is also a year for you to dream big and invest effort into your career. July and December are shaping up to be your lucky months for fortune, but be wary of making big money decisions in August. So, do your research!

Hang up a poster or image of cherry blossoms, a symbol for overcoming adversity, in the East corner of your home

Horse (1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
2022 might be a rollercoaster year for Horses, and you’re more likely than others to experience a mix of highs and lows. Fret not, as you’re made of sterner stuff! Things are looking good for you career-wise as this year could bring you recognition from your bosses. Be conservative with your financial planning and avoid risky moves. February, July and October are your lucky months when it comes to financial wellbeing.

Place an amethyst crystal in the South corner of your home to welcome abundance, wealth and wisdom.

Goat (1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
It hasn’t been easy for Goats the past few years, but you will be glad to know that things are looking up this year, especially in the career realm. You’ll find abundant opportunities to gain recognition and rewards at work, and business owners can expect to enjoy growth as well. Keep an eye out for benefactors around you as their advice might be beneficial. Your best months for financial luck are in June, July and August.

Place eight one-dollar coins (or the equivalent in any currency) in the South-West corner of your home.

Monkey (1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
This is a year for Monkeys to practise active curiosity and to chase their goals. We’re not going to lie, it could be a year of mixed fortune and obstacles lurk ahead. You’re a natural problem-solver, however, so face each challenge with positivity. When it comes to spending, think twice about unnecessary purchases and try to be prudent! The best months for your finances are October and December.

Place eight one-dollar coins (or the equivalent in any currency) in the South-West corner of your home.

Rooster (1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Congratulations to all Roosters! You’ve emerged as the luckiest Zodiac this year. Career-wise, lucky stars are shining a pathway for you to achieve promotions and work opportunities. However all great fortune must come with a note of caution – seek contentment and all will be well. Your months of opportunity and abundance are January and May.

Arrange three peacock feathers in a vase and place them in the West corner of your home to further improve your financial luck.

Dog (1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Your resilient and hardworking nature is paying off this year. Greater recognition at work and opportunities to fulfil your full potential beckon. Keep your mood in check and practise mindfulness and emotional awareness, as remaining calm will be key to avoiding unnecessary drama. Your luckiest months for finances are in March and June.

Hang up a framed image of your city’s central business district and its beautiful skyline in the North-East section of your house to usher in wealth and good luck.

Pig (1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
This will be a relatively fortunate and smooth-sailing year for you, as your courageous nature fits well with the Year of the Tiger. However, keep a watchful eye on your expenditure and wealth. Opportunities that seem too good to be true may come your way, so always pause and listen to your gut! March and July are your luckiest months for financial health.

Hang up a framed image of your city’s central business district and its beautiful skyline in the North-East section of your house to usher in wealth and good luck.

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