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Lunar New Year 2024: See What the Year of the Wood Dragon Has in Store

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Lunar New Year 2024 occurs on February 10, bringing the lucky Year of the Wood Dragon. In the Chinese zodiac, dragons are notorious for its strong leadership qualities and determination to succeed, which will inspire us to chase our dreams. While Dragons can be quick-tempered, they prefer to be straightforward and surround themselves with individuals who challenge their beliefs, leading to personal growth and fresh starts in relationships. The Wood element will play a significant role in this year, as it encourages us to put forth effort to make positive changes and to grow as tall as the trees in the forest. Additionally, 2024 is also known as the year of the Green Dragon, symbolizing expansion and strength that will motivate us to reach new heights and attain personal power.

Read Your Lunar New Year 2024 horoscope below:

Rat

Birth years: 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

This year brings good fortune to your life as it will empower you to make decisions with ease and move forward in all directions. You have an extremely high chance of achieving financial success, especially if you are willing to work hard for it. Appreciate the good vibes that are coming your way and make the most out of them.

Ox

Birth years: 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Being stubborn can be a tough habit to break, but being open-minded and flexible can lead to great opportunities and success. Instead of immediately dismissing opportunities, try to approach them with an open mind. You may find that they are enjoyable and lead to prosperity. Letting go of old expectations and living in the moment can make a big difference.

Tiger

Birth years: 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

To overcome the obstacles that the upcoming year may bring, it's crucial to have a solid plan in place. By being strategic, you can work through any challenges that come your way. It is very important to remember that there will be both ups and downs, but with courage, you can push past any adversity as long as you persevere.

Rabbit

Birth years: 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Be cautious of those who may not have your best interests in mind, especially since you are an extremely caring person. Before opening up to someone new, it's wise to take the time to understand their intentions and ensure that their actions align with who they are. This helps to prevent any shady or nefarious actions towards you by them.

Dragon

Birth years: 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Even though this year is Ben Ming Nian, which marks the return of your sign, there may be challenges with others if you don't listen before reacting. Try to be compassionate and empathetic to friends and family who are expressing their emotions. Giving them space to be heard will offer you an understanding and allow them to be seen.

Snake

Birth years: 1989, 2001, 2013

This is the year you're ready to embrace love with an open heart. A crush could become more, and the relationship that you're in will deepen because you're ready to commit to another. The partnership will help you grow into a better version of yourself because your significant other will transform with you and offer new insights to you.

Horse

Birth years: 1990, 2002, 2014

The couple that hustles together, stays together. Partnering with your boo will give you the chance to be more resourceful. The caveat is that you need to give each other space and freedom simultaneously. Finding the middle ground may be challenging. However, if you can do so, then you will be able to thrive at home and in your relationship.

Goat or Sheep

Birth years: 1991, 2003, 2015

In order to prevent your insecurities from taking over, it's crucial to start your day by looking in the mirror and reciting positive affirmations that remind you of your fabulousness. As you begin to build confidence, it’ll be easier to achieve your goals and aspirations. Remember that you deserve the best and should never settle for anything less than greatness.

Monkey

Birth years: 1992, 2004, 2016

When in need, don't hesitate to ask for help or support from people around you. You might be surprised to find how willing they are to offer guidance and advice that can benefit you in the long run. It's important to communicate your struggles with family, friends, and teachers so that they can assist you in reaching the next level.

Rooster

Birth years: 1993, 2005, 2017

In the Year of the Dragon, the sky's the limit for you. You'll excel academically, making it easier to move up to advancing your scholastic studies and aptitude. Your popularity may soar, inspiring you to run for student council, audition for a play, or even seek a government position. Everything and anything is possible. You're on the way to amazingness.

Dog

Birth years: 1994, 2006, 2018

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be difficult, but looking at things from a fresh perspective opens up new opportunities and leads to positive outcomes. It is impossible to predict where this journey will take you; however, the end result may exceed your wildest expectations and lead you to where you truly belong. Dare to veer from the norm.

Pig

Birth years: 1995, 2007, 2019

Lesson of the year: Do unto others as you’d have done to you. This ensures that your good deeds and efforts are reciprocated by friends, family, and the community. Being sensitive and helpful toward others gives you the chance to be less judgmental and more considerate. If needed, ask for assistance. People will want to reciprocate the sentiment.

The Elements:

The animals in the zodiac are associated with the five elements that correspond to the year of your birth. By identifying your birth year and its corresponding animal, you can then add the element to provide a more specific and accurate horoscope. The elements are interconnected and serve to link the energies that make up the universe. Fire symbolizes passion; Earth represents creation and attainment; Metal signifies inspiration and motivation; and Water is known for its emotional depth and sensitivity.

Metal

Last numbers of your birth year are either 0 or 1

As you make your way through the year, it's important to remember to be kind to yourself and those around you. Try not to be too hard on yourself or others, and approach situations and relationships with a gentle touch. Empathy is key, so make sure to extend it to friends and family whenever possible. Most importantly, give yourself TLC.

Water

Last numbers of your birth year are either 2 or 3

Now is the time to focus your energy on letting your imagination, inventiveness, and mind flourish. By nurturing your artistic senses and dedicating yourself to cultivating your gifts, it will become easier to showcase your talents to the world. Don't hide your creativity away — let it shine throughout the year and share your unique visions with everyone (AKA your fans).

Wood

Last numbers of your birth year are either 4 or 5

This year, you may feel like you're being blown in different directions like the wind. Your emotions will also follow this pattern of ups and downs. But it's important to stay grounded and centered during these turbulent times. Maintaining your cool will help you realize that you don't have to overreact or stress about things that are beyond your control.

Fire

Last numbers of your birth year are either 6 or 7

If you've been working on a project for a while and it's been on hold, this year could be the time to make it a reality. Don't let the possibility of an alternative path hold you back, as fresh perspectives and new ideas can help you achieve your goals. Choose to approach situations with positivity and gusto at this time.

Earth

Last numbers of your birth year are either 8 or 9

It's important to find moments of peace and avoid over-exerting yourself in certain situations. The more energy you put into romance, the tougher it will be to accomplish your other goals. Striking a balance is crucial this year because you'll discover that there are many things that require your attention and energy, and they are just as important as love.


Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue