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Chinese Astrology has many nuances that make it different than the Western zodiac. For example, Chinese zodiac signs last a full year instead of a month. Theirs is also a much more extensive relationship between your Chinese sign and your ancestors than in the western tradition.
But Chinese Astrology also has the ability to interpret your optimum work environment. Each sign of the Chinese zodiac has more success in certain areas than in others. When you are looking for a job, the city you are in may be a hindrance to getting ahead. If everything is going right, sometimes it is best to attribute that to what type of job you have and where it is located as much or more than your effort.
We are halfway through the year of the Rabbit. The second half of the Rabbit is a great time to make major changes as this docile creature receives little opposition as it makes its way to better pastures. The coming year of the Dragon will be a tremendous transformation for us all and you will want to be positioned well for the most success. Read below for your Chinese animal and make a big change soon to take advantage of opportunities that may be on the way.
Your Ideal Job by Chinese Zodiac Sign
Rat ( 鼠 ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
The Rat succeeds close to unpaved roads. If your career is in forestry or other outdoor jobs, those born in the year of the Rat will find fulfillment. If you work for a large company, try to get transferred to a division located on the outskirts of town.
Ox ( 牛 ) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Ox values stability, but the location of the building in which you work is also important. You will find more success in a company that is located near the ground floor than you will in a high-rise or skyscraper. And try to stay still. The Ox will not get rich as a delivery person.
Tiger ( 虎 ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
As fantastically talented as you are, working in groups or for large organizations is best handled in a freelance or contracting role. The Tiger hides in the bushes, but everyone feels his presence. When he pounces, the world changes. Your company should see you in the same way.
Rabbit ( 兔 ) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Moving around a lot is the strength of the Rabbit. Touring with a musical act or theatrical production company suits you just fine. If you make a little less money, you spend less too, because you are constantly receiving perks and kudos from people who encounter you on the job.
Dragon ( 龍 ) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Your ability to teach cannot be limited to the walls of an institution. You instruct by doing. Living in a busy urban environment, chaos works in your favor and brings fortune to you whenever the wind changes. You are constantly in flux.
Snake ( 蛇 ) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
You do well in work environments that are orderly. Things may get a little cluttered, but you know where everything is. People who work for you will recall that you were a fair boss with some weird choosy quirks. Working at the residence of your boss will boost your chance of success.
Horse ( 馬 ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
You can work in almost any environment. The Horse is flexible as a lead or subordinate. There is only one thing you absolutely need: your own space and control of it in order to do you job well. A wise boss will give you a key to your own office and leave you to your own devices.
Sheep ( 羊 ) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
The likelihood that you will follow your partner when he or she is transferred often puts you at a disadvantage. You thrive in the quietest spaces. If someone wants to ruin your career they can simply set a car alarm off at inconvenient intervals while you are on a deadline. Seek success through silence.
Monkey ( 猴 ) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Just as the Monkey in the jungle loves to jump from tree to tree, you are happiest in a job that involves change. A place to set your toolbox and a cold beverage when the job is well done is all you need as long as the environment in which you work keeps changing, be it travel or a diverse array of new and challenging projects.
Rooster ( 雞 ) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
If you get a job after school and keep it until retirement, you will be following the path of many of your fine-feathered friends. Changing offices in the same building can be the major event of your lifetime. To ensure the most success, work in a location with lots of land but some natural water nearby, even if it is often just a dry riverbed most of the year.
Dog ( 狗 ) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Your love of the energy of the crowd favors bustling environments and long commutes that separate your work life and home life. Telecommuting might drive you bonkers. You will thrive in an urban company where you can meet with employees at all levels.
Pig ( 豬 ) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Make sure the people in your professional world know your strengths and weaknesses, as this will go a long way to making your workplace harmonious. The Pig needs harmony more than any other zodiac animal. Pay attention to relationships. Working for a company with a prestigious reputation is most important to you too and you are happiest near the beach.
Let the Chinese zodiac be a guide to finding your life’s calling. A professional psychic or astrologer can help navigate the way so you can start living the life you were meant to live.