Russell Grant's Chinese Horoscopes Year Ahead 2012
Starting: January 23rd 2012 - Year of the Dragon
Your instincts will be good when it comes to business and finance in 2012. Trust your own judgement and let your conscience be your guide. You might expect many rewards to come during this twelve month period. Aim high and take the incentive whenever opportunity for promotion and progress arises. You will be recognised for your achievements. One area that needs care is friendship. Be sure others don't take advantage of your kind nature. Allow new relationships to build slowly.
It will take longer for long term aims to come about but persevere. Although you prefer to stick with definite ideas and arrangements it would be better to keep plans flexible in 2012. Unexpected changes can cause problems and these will seem more difficult to resolve if you aren't willing to bend. You will be prepared to do whatever is necessary to make money from your job prospects even if it means working longer hours or taking on new commitments. Friends are helpful.
A mixed year lies in store for Tigers. You could find yourself circulating in new social circles. Joint commitments you take on at this time will turn out to be frustrating or will seem like a waste of your time. People will be unreliable, especially those you don't know very well. Looks can be deceptive, remember. Be careful in business, in money and with investments. Ask yourself constantly: is it your choice or are you making decisions to please other people?
What you lose on the roundabouts in 2012, you could gain on the swings. There will be ups and downs but these will balance each other out. New people will come and go and life will be interesting at times but other times you might feel restless and in need of more excitement. People will be mostly helpful and if you're willing to work in groups, teamwork could help you overcome some of the snags and difficulties that do arise. You will get on well with senior colleagues and people in high places.
You will feel confident, assertive and hopeful. You start the year with a clear and alert mind and you are ready to take on whatever challenges lie ahead. Difficulties can be overcome because of your positive and optimistic attitude. Progress will be made due to your willingness to stick at it until you are happy with results. Many rewards will be coming your way. This is a year when you will shine and people will be drawn to you because you seem like a lucky person to be with.
Be sensible and careful and avoid making mistakes. With caution, there will be no loss in 2012. Carelessness could lead to some disappointment. People will try to influence you but you should not let them. Don't be tempted to take any chances. It would be better for you to work strictly by the book. Trying to cut corners or adopt untried methods for improving your routine are likely to end in failures. Stick with what you know.
People will be helpful but you won't always want them to interfere. You may not be very patient when things go wrong and this could lead you to exaggerate situations in your mind, thinking they are worse than they are. Stay calm when you meet problems and you will find a way to resolve them. Avoid making hasty decisions and don't be tempted to end relationships or commitments on a whim. Romance and new social commitments could provide a pleasant diversion when life is tough in other areas.
You will draw on powers of courage and determination you never knew you had and this will help you make some wonderful achievements. In the Year of the Dragon, you will discover exciting new things about yourself. Your mind will be sharp and your thoughts clear. This will help you put your ideas across to the top people, secure in the knowledge that they will listen and examine your suggestions carefully. Expect to receive praise for your hard work.
Goals will not be realised without a lot of effort. That's why you should be happy to settle for the fact that this year you will be working towards building a better future for yourself in the years to come. Starting a long term education course, training for a new career or gaining experience at the bottom rung of the ladder could mean a lot of hard work for very little in the way of recompense. The rewards will come later so stick at it. Avoid speculation; be careful with your money.
Many hopes and wishes will come true. Career goals are likely to be realised and you could find yourself taking on a position of authority. People will start to respect you for your talents and at last you feel you are starting to live the life you have always envisaged for yourself. Where there is gain in some areas, other parts of your life may suffer slightly. Be prepared to give extra attention, at times, to loved ones and family so they don't feel neglected.
It will pay to keep to the background as this is the place where you can observe what's going on without drawing attention to yourself. You will make better decisions if you can keep a low profile and work out who you can trust and who might be a problem for you, in the future. There will be difficulties but you will find a way to cope with these, mainly through relying on no one but yourself. The latter half of the year will be easier for you.
Family relationships and friendships will improve. You will enjoy the company of new friends and loved ones. There will be greater opportunity to relax and travel will bring immense pleasure. Colleagues and team mates will be generally helpful and if you are studying, you will find it easier than expected to understand new subjects. Without expecting too much in the way of gain, you will be keeping your eyes wide open to pinpoint the best opportunities that may arise.