Considered the world's most renowned Feng Shui & BaZi practitioner, Joey Yap held his “Feng Shui and Astrology for 2013” seminar at the right time, just as Chinese New Year is around the corner. At the event, he revealed outlooks and important updates about Feng Shui & BaZi for 2013. 

Your birth year tells you more than just your age. Want to know what your zodiac sign says about you?

Here are some tips you might find useful:

SNAKE (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
It might be a challenging year for you, but fret not! Double your efforts to minimise negativity at your workplace.

Tips: Focus on polishing up your communication skills at your workplace to avoid going into “cross-fires” with your colleagues. To prevent conflicts, you may need to make extra efforts in creating a positive work environment.

HORSE (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
You might encounter obstacles in your work tasks. Work hard at overcoming them to show your dedication to your job.

Tips: Don’t delay your deadlines. Be efficient in dealing with assignments to prove that you are committed to your job.

GOAT (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
Gear up for an optimistic route ahead as this year spells a tranquil career path for you.

Tips: Achieve self-satisfaction by applying constant effort in ensuring a positive and optimistic environment at your workplace.   

MONKEY (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
Be mindful and attentive of your actions. You may need to re-kindle positive relationships with your colleagues and pay more attention to building up positive connections with people around you. This is to prevent gossips and negativity at your workplace.

Tips: Refrain from small talks to avoid being involved in petty gossips. Instead, focus on your tasks so as to be able to submit a beautiful performance report card at the end of the day.

ROOSTER (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
There will be nasty colleagues around at your work landscape. As such, distance yourself from them.

Tips: Petty people are all around at your workplace. Keep yourself away from “hearsays” and instead place more focus in your work.

DOG (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
For a smooth-sailing year ahead in your career, focus on building warm and positive connections at work.

Tips: Career-wise, maintain a calm and coherent mindset to avoid conflicts with your colleagues. Always put yourself in other people’s shoes to uphold your rational judgments. 

BOAR (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Things may get rather busy in your career. However, remain calm and grounded to avoid any potential chaos. You need to be patient and persevere to get your job done.

Tips: There may be instability at your workplace, but stay put and don’t attempt to change your career as this is not a good year for it. Learn from negative experiences and use them as lessons to strengthen your character.

RAT (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Build a strong foundation in your career by mastering all the necessary skills required in your work.

Tips: Research and planning are your keys to success. Do your homework before making any decisions. 

OX (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
You may need to foster a warmer working ambience with your colleagues as things are not as favourable as they seem in your workplace.

Tips: Seek more opportunities for people to sit up and take notice of your skills and talent. In other words, focus on maximising your potential and work towards having clearer communication with your colleagues at workplace.

TIGER (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
In your career, pay more attention on brushing up your personal skills. Things may seem unfavourable to you at times but hang in there, nothing is impossible.

Tips: A noble female colleague will be there when you need a helping hand. Press on and be consistent in your work performance.

RABBIT (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
There is stability in your career. Any obstacles will not pull you down.

Tips: If you are looking forward to career progression, put more efforts in your job to gain remarkable results.

DRAGON (1928,1940,1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
You will meet helpful colleagues who will offer guidance to assist you when you encounter work issues.

Tips: Foster a warmer working ambience with your colleagues to build positive relationships at workplace.

The year you are born in determines your character and animal sign. It is believed that each animal sign displays inherent qualities that are specific to its bearer. If you want to start a new career, this may be the year to embrace the challenge. But of course, make your decisions prudently with more research and advice from others in the field. 

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