What's in store for you in the Year of the Earth Boar

Romance, a new career, exciting business opportunities? Dato’ Joey Yap (pictured) forecasts the year ahead.

*Real estate sector expected to be stagnant in Earth Boar year


Birth year: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Staying cool and level-headed in all your endeavours would be recommended. Be quick on your feet and you can adapt to any circumstances. No matter the obstacle, you can always rely on your friends and family as long as you keep an open mind. You can find the solutions to your difficulties once you let go of your ego and pride. People are willing to help you if you are willing to receive help. Though love may not come easy this year, it shouldn’t be the only thing that matters in your life. See this instead as an opportunity to pick up a new skill, enhance your own value and increase your self-worth.


Birth year: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Look inwards and find the cause of your problems. Identifying the root of your dilemma will allow you to find a resolution and get you back on track. Your personal finances can be managed better if you keep track of your income and expenses. Take your time with your plans by doing ample research before coming to any conclusion. Be careful with your items and belongings so you do not misplace them. Challenges in your relationships can be resolved with tolerance and understanding.


Birth year: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Be mindful to do everything by the book without taking any shortcuts and you will prosper. Don’t be afraid to pursue any opportunity when they present themselves. Your career is set to advance should you perform at work. Helping hands are around you if you require any assistance to get the job done. Be wary of litigations and avoid illegal activities. Make rational and logical decisions instead of relying on your emotions. If you’re looking to get married or looking for a romantic partner, now is a good time.


Birth year: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Prepare yourself for a year of changes and challenges. With that in mind, have the right mind-set and you’ll be able to persevere through the year. Plan and set your goals realistically to avoid disappointment. Don’t bite off more than you can chew and finish your current tasks first before taking on more. Remember to have back-up plans in case things go awry. Cut down on unnecessary expenditure and plan your budget responsibly. Focus on the other aspects of your life besides your love life this year.


Birth year: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Communicate your intentions clearly and make sure you are understood to avoid confusion. Review your goals to ensure they are aligned with reality. Present any creative ideas you might have to earn recognition and personal satisfaction. Don’t let your emotions get the better of you and watch your tongue. Indulge in your hobbies especially if they are artistic in nature. Any financial problems you might have can be resolved with the help of friends and family. Unmarried couples will enjoy a prosperous marriage if they tie the knot this year.


Birth year: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Focus your time and energy this year on personal development and knowledge. Learn and research all you can on useful subjects. Success will follow if you can maintain focus. Take care of your personal belongings when you travel. Gossip and miscommunication may affect you, so be mindful with how you present yourself to others. Keep your finances in check and refrain from overspending. Exercising patience will allow you to continue striving for your financial goals. Relationships might not bode well for you all-year round but there will be months when it gets better.


Birth year: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Good luck happens when you’re adequately prepared to capitalise on opportunities. As long as you’re willing to put in the effort, your skills will shine and you’ll be able to climb the career ladder. Being bold and proactive in your work would be favourable and earn you much deserved recognition. When it comes to investments and ventures however, play it safe instead. Take advantage of your increased popularity to expand your social network as it will open more doors. Always remember to spend time with your loved ones and don’t let them feel neglected.


Birth year: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Steadfast work and dedication will earn you respect and recognition. Keep it up and you will be handsomely rewarded with some form of career advancement. People around you can always offer you guidance and support, particularly from female figures in your life. Don’t be afraid to showcase your talent and go all out this year. Pay extra attention in how you communicate with others to avoid misunderstandings. Clarity of mind will ensure a smooth-sailing life journey. For every step you take, be aware of the consequences.


Birth year: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

It’s a good year for socialising, so go out there and meet new people. Take the time to improve your relationships platonically, professionally and romantically. Make the right connections and you’ll be well on your way towards success. At the same time, be vigilant with your money and keep an eye out for pick pockets. Think of ways where you can diversify your income. If you are single, open your heart to love and you may find the right person for you. You can expect further happiness if you’re already attached.


Birth year: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Be proactive in your investments and businesses and you will find your wealth increase. Spend your profits wisely and use your newfound gains to kickstart future endeavours. Guidance and assistance are at your beck and call should you ever need them. You’ll be able to resolve any problems that crop up with great ease. Execute your plans carefully so that they won’t backfire on you. Those looking for love should take the first step and initiate romance rather than stand idle.


Birth year: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

It’s a good year to acquire assets such as stocks or property. However, prior to that, it would be advisable to do proper research and seek advice from those around you. Business owners will find the opportunity to expand their business. Employees should showcase their talents as they will impress their bosses and reap rewards. Petty rumours and malicious slander might affect you but pay no heed to them. Always remember that your friends and family are there for you if you’re feeling lonely. Love might just be around the corner in the form of an acquaintance you already know.


Birth year: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Prepare contingency plans to deal with delays and setbacks. Be resourceful and flexible and don’t fret with the little things. Interpret the obstacles you face as lessons to be learned and a test of your capabilities. Avoid confrontations and petty arguments. If it’s something serious, put your foot down and be assertive. Now’s the time to put your long-term investment plans into action. Clear your debts if you have any. If you’re single and have your eyes on someone already, don’t hesitate to ask them out.

Dato’ Joey Yap is the world’s leading Chinese Metaphysics consultant and bestselling author of more than 160 books which have sold over four million copies worldwide. He is chief consultant of the Joey Yap Consulting Group and founder of Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics. His nearly two decades of professional consultancy includes working with Microsoft, Sime Darby, UEM, Prudential and Citibank. He has students in more than 30 countries.

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This story first appeared in the pullout on Feb 8, 2019. You can access back issues here.

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