You may be asking what the Chinese Lunar New Year has to do with Old World Witchcraft -- or magick in general. Let me explain.
I am a big proponent of utilizing Chinese Astrology in Witchcraft, divination and in one-on-one counseling.
Life is cyclical. Understanding and tuning yourself to the undercurrent of the year holds a profound power. Not only can it assist with decision making and planning, but it gives us a glimpse into the general theme for the year.
By being aware of the influences and energies around us, we, as Witches, are able to counteract the specific unpleasantries and focus on strengthening the desired outcomes through spellwork and meditation.
The theme of what you are experiencing throughout 2018, you will re-experience again in 12 years.
What To Expect In 2018 Based On Your Birth Year
Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005): Good times ahead! Financial matters will improve and your social life with be better than in the last 11 years. Learn to be honest with yourself and with others. Dedicate this year to self-development, especially if you have been wanting to pursue self-employment! Make this year count, as next year won't be nearly as calm. Start reading, start practicing, launch a new venture. Don't delay!
Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006): Take a deep breath, this is your year! The positive qualities of the dog are multiplied for you during this time. Expect loyalty, good business sense and an overall positive sense of well-being. Expect your social circle to expand and/or your family size to increase. Weddings and (grand)children are on the horizon. You will surely remember and cherish this year for years to come!
Boar/Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): Although no major advancements or new opportunities will be presented to you, this will be a very comfortable year. Keep working on yourself, especially your health and financial security. Moderation in spending and a healthy diet will lead you to amazing results in 2019 (which will be your year!). This year I urge you to begin a new exercise program and learn about investing.
Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): I'll be honest, this isn't your year. But it won't be nearly as bad as 2014 was for you! Carve out some extra time each day to meditate, as most of 2018 will bring a great deal of pessimism and aggravation. Performing Banishing Rituals during the Dark Moon will assist will clearing the negativity and whatever unpleasant influences may be lurking around. Next year will be much easier.
Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): This will be a harder year for you than 2017 was, especially when it comes to your social life and business acquaintances. Misunderstandings will be very prevalent and Mercury Retrogrades may be exponentially worse as well. Don't be afraid to ask for clarification and honest communication. Next year will be better!
Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): Great year to invest, launch a new business and volunteer! This year you will find a new cause to be passionate about. Your heart will open even more and you will be moved by something greater than yourself. Expect a spiritual awakening and an influx of positivity in your life.
Hare/Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): Was 2017 horrible for you? Did you lose a great deal of money or were struggling getting by? This year, you can finally relax. Your financial situation will greatly improve and the weight you have been carrying will finally dissolve. Career should still be the focus of 2018, but success will come much easier, especially with the assistance of prosperity spellwork. Pay attention to your words and maintain a diplomatic nature.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): Take a step back. In regards to everything. This is a bad year to get married, a bad year to start a new business, a bad year to build or buy a house and definitely a bad year to invest. What problems came up in 2006? Expect them to resurface. Performing Banishing Rituals during the Dark Moon will assist will clearing the negativity and whatever unpleasant influences may be lurking around. Next year will be much easier.
Serpent/Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Hold your cards close to your chest. Evoke the inner hermit and seek refuge. This year you will feel like a loner. An outsider. A black sheep. Misunderstandings will be very common. Your ideologies, goals and intentions will greatly differ from those of your loved ones and business associates. Keep your head down until 2020. Performing Banishing Rituals during the Dark Moon will assist will clearing the negativity and whatever unpleasant influences may be lurking around. Although this may sound horrible, this is actually a great time to dive into self-development and new solo ventures. If you've been wanting to write a book, start a blog or go into self-employment, this is a great time to do so! The key word here is solo.
Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Big year for advancement and promotions! Whether you're a student, an executive or are changing jobs, expect your hard work to finally pay off. Anything you have been working on for the past 3-4 years will finally pay off. If you have been wanting to move or change jobs, start applying this March! If you've been waiting to launch a business, get married or buy a house, do so this year.
Sheep/Ram/Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): Remain neutral, stay away from drama and leave toxic relationships behind. Don't hold high expectations for friends or family, as they will be preoccupied with their own lives -- again, don't get involved in their drama. Focus on yourself. If you're getting ready to a start a new chapter of your life (new job, new business, new relationship), don't expect support or enthusiasm from people in your life. Next year will be amazing for you, this year is all about focusing on yourself and leaving toxic relationships. Performing Banishing Rituals during the Dark Moon will assist will clearing the negativity and whatever unpleasant influences may be lurking around. Next year will be much easier.
Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): Your sunny disposition will surely experience some dark clouds, as this year will be quite draining for you. On all fronts. Pay close attention to your diet and your wallet, as this year isn't beneficial for either. In addition, expect serious setbacks and delays when it comes to business and legal matters. Paperwork will get lost, people will be slow and ineffective. Wait until next year for ALL new endeavors, especially if wanting to buy a house, launch a business or get married. Next year will be pure bliss for you, but for now, tune yourself to the quieter pace of life.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and wealthy Lunar New Year!
Love & Magick,