I am a big proponent of utilizing Chinese astrology in Witchcraft and divination. 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 of the general theme and energies of the year.
For example, the signs that are currently entering a year of financial difficulties will know to be particularly cautious with new investments and expenditures. If, however, those that are on the opposite side of the spectrum, will know to follow through with wise investments and take a leap of faith. As I previously mentioned, life is cyclical. The theme of what you are experiencing now, you will re-experience in 12 years.
Today a new Lunar Year begins in the sign of the Boar (Pig), in the element of the of Earth - which is considered a female Boar year. After the very serious year of the Dog (2018), the female Boar bring great comfort and a deeper sense of home. Comfortable surroundings, delicious food and overall contentment in life will be the main themes of the year. For most, this will be a very relaxing year.
Take a deep breath, put your feet on the bare Earth and just be.
Be careful with your money this year. The Boar loves luxury and tends to overspend. A couple of gifts to yourself are in order, but be careful with investments and financial dealings. The energy of the Boar can be quite naive when it comes to money. Similarly, this is not the year to attempt big career transitions. Plan this year, move forward in 2020 - the year of the Rat. This year focus on health, home and the environment. This energy will not return until 2028, use this year wisely to care for body, your family and Mother Earth.
What You Can Expect In The Year Of The Boar
Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018): A very prosperous and comfortable year, especially for those born in 1958! The Dog and the Boar are friendly energies that work in harmony to bring about a peaceful year. Family and home life will be blissful, especially in the autumn. Enjoy this year, work on your health and make sure to spend extra time in nature.
Boar/Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007): You made it through a full 12 year cycle and are now back in your home sign of Boar! If you're turning 60 this year, expect BIG life transitions that will both change and improve your world. You didn't think life remained static, did you? If an aspect of the Boar's life is not firmly grounded and secure, expect a brief life-earthquake that will knock down parts of Boar's life that are not for their highest good. The Boar may choose to leave their partner (or vice versa) or the Boar may go down a new unexpected career path. Alternatively, the Boar may simply transition into an entirely new social circle. Happy (yet sometimes Falling Tower style) transitions are at every corner. This is an excellent year for you to buy a home, have a child and travel to distant places around the world. As long as you're not remaining static, you will have a very good year. The only month that may not be to your liking is May.
Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008): Expect a comfortable year, but this is not a year of achievement. Spend your time reading, learning and planning your big goals and desires. This is not your year to begin new ventures, but it is the ideal time to complete all necessary research and strategic planning before your year of 2020! Whether you are planning a year long trip around the world or are dreaming of opening your own business, wait until spring of 2020 launch into action. In terms of finances, 2018 was certainly unpleasant for you. This year you will be able to recoup your losses.
Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009): The lively energy of the joyful Boar is a bit too much for you to handle. You're a hard worker that prefers predictability and stability. Boar is lazy and prefers fun over stability. The good news is this fun, easy-going energy makes people around you much kinder and easier to get along with. New contacts and helpful people will be coming out of the woodwork for you. This includes business associates and kind supervisors. Autumn will be your luckiest season.
Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010): Tiger and Boar are very good friends. Expect very interesting (borderline bizarre) and pleasant serendipities. As long as you do not overspend or overextend yourself, this will be a very good year. Often travel is foreseen and good business opportunities. Watch your waistline, as this year has the tendency to make Tigers gain weight. Too many tasty dinners!
Hare/Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011): Boar and Hare are very good friends, with similar energies and interests. As long as Hare keeps keeps their business and career advancement expectations low, they will have a good year. Delicious meals, travel, comfortable home and close family life. A great year to get married, have a child or take up a new hobby.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012): Although this is a weak year for finances and career advancements, the Dragon will have a lively year of travel and joyous social occasions. The year of the Dog (2018) was challenging for you, so you will finally be able to take a deep breath and relax. The worst is now behind you. Just make sure to put your credit cards away, as Boar energy has poor money habits and can drive people into unneeded debt.
Serpent/Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013): The snake is the opposite of the Boar and will spend a great deal of the year feeling annoyed about with financially irresponsible people. Money will be taken out of the Snakes hands (tail? mouth?) by just about everyone around them. Snakes should not invest in anything this year, as they are a big, bright red target for swindlers. Snakes should try to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014): Horse and Pig are great friends. People born in these two sings make great lovers. Those enticing lovers may make the Horse overspend, as Boar energy loves luxuries they can't afford. Difficulties with coworkers are possible, as are unpredictable work conditions. The Boar energy doesn't have the same work ethic as the work-loving Horse. Luck comes to the Horse in autumn 2019.
Sheep/Ram/Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015): After 3 unpleasant years, now is the Sheep's time to rejoice in the end of their struggles! This will be a very lucky year for the Sheep, especially in terms of career and business advancements. The Boar is very good friends with the Sheep and makes sure the dear Sheep is taken care of. Excellent year to get married.
Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016): A great year for Monkey, full of career advancements or an improvement in residence. Plans will come to fruition a great deal slower than anticipated, as Boar is not a go-getter like the Monkey. But the Monkey shouldn't get discouraged, even if they feel their goals are moving at a Boar's pace, they are still on the right path. This year will be significantly better than the last 3 and will radically improve your life for the next 10 years.
Wishing you a prosperous, joyous and nourishing year!