Patrick Arundell Astrology

Chinese Horoscopes 2021

The Chinese New Year for 2021 falls on February 12th and lasts until January 31st 2022. This will be the year of the White Metal Ox, and could turn out to be particularly fortunate for those who have been experiencing Career or Monetary issues dominated by a global health issues and an international economic crisis.

The Ox signifies strength, unity and cooperation, as well as loyalty, hard work and leadership. So, we could see a coming together of minds, especially with innovation surrounding COVID-19, which would herald more global stability. It will however be necessary to think things through in a balanced way this year, so as not to reach burn out before the year fully gets into motion.

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Sign Rat

The final weeks of any lunar year are always an important time for getting the most out of its influence before it ends but even more so when it is the Year of the Rat that is coming to an end on 11th February. Because the Year of the Rat will still be underway for the first six weeks of 2021, this gives you a good head start. The Year of the Rat is not just about being back in your native energy and the first six weeks of 2021 won’t just influence the rest of the year but the next 11 years. When the Year of the Rat began in January 2021 this brought you to the start of a new personal 12 year lunar cycle, with nearly 13 months to lay down the foundations, set the intentions and begin the quests and journeys that will take 12 years to play out.

There were 13 New Moons during the Year of the Rat which meant 13 lunar months rather than the normal 12 lunar months, with a leap month making this foundation year a lot longer than would normally be the case. The Year of the Rat began in January 2020, much earlier in the year than is normally the case and will end on 11th February, later than is normally the case. This makes the first six weeks of the year important for not just setting your intentions and resolutions for the future but to make sure that you are connected to your personal truth. Your authenticity metre will become more attuned the closer you get to the Chinese New Year on 11th February and as you do it will become harder to be anything but true to yourself and to who you are. 

It is on 11th February that the Year of the Rat will end and the lucrative Year of the Ox will begin and this is a year that has many advantages. The Year of the Ox will always follow on from the Year of the Rat and this brings the pragmatic determination and tenacity to stick to the intentions and resolutions set during the final weeks of the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Ox is also a potentially lucrative year, not necessarily because the Ox focuses on the money and more because it fosters a belief in yourself, in what you deserve and the confidence to stand your ground. Where you believe in what you deserve or when it comes to the things that you value, a combination of being better able to attract what you focus on and to stand your ground makes this a potentially abundant year. Especially when abundance is measured in more than financial wealth. 

Sign Ox

The final weeks of any lunar year are always an important time for getting the most out of its influence before it ends but even more so when it is the Year of the Rat that is coming to an end on 11th February. Because the Year of the Rat will still be underway for the first six weeks of 2021, this gives you a good head start. The Year of the Rat is not just about being back in your native energy and the first six weeks of 2021 won’t just influence the rest of the year but the next 11 years. When the Year of the Rat began in January 2021 this brought you to the start of a new personal 12 year lunar cycle, with nearly 13 months to lay down the foundations, set the intentions and begin the quests and journeys that will take 12 years to play out.

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There were 13 New Moons during the Year of the Rat which meant 13 lunar months rather than the normal 12 lunar months, with a leap month making this foundation year a lot longer than would normally be the case. The Year of the Rat began in January 2020, much earlier in the year than is normally the case and will end on 11th February, later than is normally the case. This makes the first six weeks of the year important for not just setting your intentions and resolutions for the future but to make sure that you are connected to your personal truth. Your authenticity metre will become more attuned the closer you get to the Chinese New Year on 11th February and as you do it will become harder to be anything but true to yourself and to who you are. 

It is on 11th February that the Year of the Rat will end and the lucrative Year of the Ox will begin and this is a year that has many advantages. The Year of the Ox will always follow on from the Year of the Rat and this brings the pragmatic determination and tenacity to stick to the intentions and resolutions set during the final weeks of the Year of the Rat. The Year of the Ox is also a potentially lucrative year, not necessarily because the Ox focuses on the money and more because it fosters a belief in yourself, in what you deserve and the confidence to stand your ground. Where you believe in what you deserve or when it comes to the things that you value, a combination of being better able to attract what you focus on and to stand your ground makes this a potentially abundant year. Especially when abundance is measured in more than financial wealth. 

Sign Tiger

The contrast between the social and serendipitous Year of the Rat, which ends on 11th February and the more nostalgic and reflective Year of the Ox is one of the more extreme shifts in a 12 year lunar cycle but it is one that you are usually more than ready for. As we move into 2021 the Year of the Rat still has six weeks to run and this will get the year off to a socially connected start, with places to go and people to see. The Tiger is born a global citizen, feeling more at home when you are part of a group, a team, a community project a cause that makes you feel connected and plugged in. For the Tiger, the larger the network the better and it is as if you were born for this online age, where the world really can be your village. The Year of the Rat has been a particularly long year, with 13 New Moons creating 13 rather than the usual 12 lunar months and creating the need for a leap month in 2020.

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Even for the Tiger, which gets a buzz out of being socially connected that might be starting to wear thin and especially once you reach the nostalgic and reflective month of the Ox on 13th January. Every lunar year begins on the month of the Tiger and ends on the month of the Ox, so this is a point in any year where you will feel more inclined to put out the 'do not disturb' sign. As the month of the Ox usually begins during or just after the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period this is when you start to need a little more space. The difference this year is that when the month of the Ox ends on 11th February the Year of the Ox will begin and with it the beginning of the 12 month wind down of your current personal 12 year lunar cycle.

This is similar to the month of the Ox, which is the four week wind down of your current personal 12 month lunar cycle, except in a broader and less urgent or intense way. The month of the Ox asks that you spend more time navel gazing, taking time out to recharge your batteries and to hear yourself think. For four weeks you can carve off more time for yourself and find time to reflect and even isolate. To do that for 12 months is a different story and the Ox doesn’t ask that you do. The Year of the Ox is more about completion, closure and bringing home the intentions and plans made during the last Year of the Tiger, from February 2010 to February 2011. This is also the start of the 12 months preparation for the next Year of the Tiger and the major new doors this will open in 2022.

Sign Hare

Whether it is the final six weeks of the professionally charged and competitive Year of the Rat or the start of the social and serendipitous Year of the Ox on 11th February 2021 should be a good year for the Rabbit. This manages to thread the needle nicely between avoiding a year with too many challenges but not so easy that it can lead to complacency. Because the Year of the Rat doesn’t end until 11th February and because this has been an especially long year, this gives you a chance to get a jump on your new professional year or on your personal and professional goals and ambitions for 2021. It was less that the Year of the Rat was a 13 month rather than a 12 month lunar year because of a leap month in 2020 and more that a leap month was required because it was so long. This has given you a long time under the Rat’s influence and this will rub off on you, even after the Year of the Rat ends.

For the Rabbit, the Rat is a professionally charged and competitive energy, inspiring you to reach higher, aim for more and while it can inspire a grandiose sense of what’s possible, even if you achieve half of what you aim for you can still achieve a lot. This is also why the Year of the Ox can have a more widespread influence than what it says on the bottle. For the Rabbit, what comes written on the bottle for the Year of the Ox is that this is an important year for friendship, teamwork, collaboration and for teaming up with others in any context. This is a socially charged year, where you are more likely to find yourself doing things as a team and you will accomplish a lot when you join forces with others. This is something that will happen naturally and regardless of how wide the circle of people in your life at the start of the year, this is likely to grow exponentially during the course of the year.

There is another factor that could see the impact of the Year of the Rat continue and even run in tandem with the Year of the Ox. While, for the Rabbit, the Ox has a more social influence by its nature it is determined, pragmatic and tenacious. When under the Ox’s influence you are more likely to stick to something and to see things through. This is why teamwork will be such an important factor this year, for if you commit to standing or working with someone, you will stand by them and see it through. The Year of the Rat has been good at inspiring your personal and professional goals and ambitions but the Rat lacks the Ox’s endurance and tenacity. It is the goals and ambitions that carry over into the Year of the Ox that can pick up on that influence and you are more likely to stick to them. This means that 2021 as all the makings of a good year personally and professionally.

Sign Dragon

Emerging into 2021 we are all going to feel fairly shell shocked but rather than the most astrologically disruptive year in our lifetime waiting to jump out from behind corners and yell ‘surprise’, everything is now known and this makes the Year of the Ox the year that we all need. For the Dragon, the Year of the Ox is a professionally charged and competitive year but the Ox itself is slow, methodical and takes a responsible approach to doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. For the Dragon, that is not exactly your style so you will need to learn self discipline. However, in the process, you will soon find that you not only start taking your power back but the solid and predictable stability of the Ox makes this a small price to pay. However, before the Year of the Ox begins on 11th February there are some wild oats to sow.

2021 begins with the adventurous Year of the Rat still underway and this is definitely more the Dragon’s style. For the Dragon, the Year of the Rat is not just about freedom, adventure, travel, learning and discovery but as part of your circle of friends the Rat was always willing to write you a ‘hall pass’. The Year of the Rat hadn’t begun yet when we moved into 2020 and just as well, for the bucket list this would have encouraged might not have matched the reality that awaited you. However, 2021 does begin with the Year of the Rat still in control and while the world has changed since it began, you have a more realistic sense of what your options are and how to create a bucket list that you have a reasonable chance of achieving. It is also in January that the lines between the Year of the Rat and the Year of the Ox will blur in a way that is not normally the case. For while the Year of the Rat doesn’t begin until 11th February, the month of the Ox begins on 13th January.

The month of the Ox is the last month of any lunar year but once every 12 years it means that as the month of the Ox ends the Year of the Ox will begin, creating a stepping stone from one to the other. This means that you will have already been under the Ox’s influence for four weeks by the time the Year of the Ox begins and that means a chance to hold onto the Rat’s adventurous influence while starting to take responsibility. 2021 is a year for not just setting new personal and professional goals and ambitions but through determination, tenacity and staying the course turning them into reality.

Sign Snake

While 2020 created a lot of global financial uncertainty not everyone has had the same experience, with your financial priorities and realities different from the next person. However, whatever your financial reality and regardless of where things stand at the start of the year, during the first six weeks of 2021 you have a chance to take your financial power back or at least set realistic financial expectations and resolutions for the coming year. That might be the case at the start of every year but as we move into 2021 we are in the final six weeks of the Year of the Rat and its focus on your financial situation and money matters. A combination of the Rat’s financially savvy edge and knowing where things stand financially by then, allows you to spend the first six weeks of the year setting the kind of resolutions and making the financial choices, decisions and plans that will put you in the driver’s seat for the rest of this financial year.

There could be some extra financial incentive develop in the early weeks of the year and especially when the adventurous month of the Ox begins on 13th January. Whether the month of the Ox is already underway as you move into the New Year or has yet to begin, it will always be underway for at least part of January each year. This will always inspire a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure and this is what will encourage you to update your bucket list each year. The problem is that the month of the Ox only runs for four weeks and when you get a year like 2020, chances are that that bucket list is still gathering cobwebs. However, it will be a different reality this year and that is why, for the Dragon, 2021 is set to be one of the most exciting years in over a decade. For when the month of the Ox ends on 11th February the Year of the Ox will begin and will then run through to February 2022.

However, it is not just that the Year of the Ox puts the focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery that will make this an exciting year but the fact that the Ox and Snake are part of the same triad of affinity. For the Snake, the best years in any 12 year lunar cycle are going to be the Year of the Ox or the Year of the Rooster, both better even than the Year of the Snake itself. Life will flow more smoothly, there will be more options to expand your horizons, to study, travel and just embrace life more. If 2020 was a hard year then expect 2021 to be a lot easier and while the Year of the Ox doesn’t begin until 11th February, the month of the Ox will provide a stepping stone from 13th January.

Sign Horse

For the Horse, the Year of the Rat has not necessarily been the easiest of years but it is an important point in your current personal 12 year lunar cycle. The best way to describe the Year of the Rat is as your ‘hump year’ in the say way that we refer to Wednesday as the ‘hump day’ of each week. Once we are ‘over the hump’ then things feel less heavy and rather life doesn’t feel so hard or laborious. The Year of the Rat will always appear to be a more challenging year and that is without factoring in everything that 2020 through at us. The reason for that is that the Horse and Rat are opposing signs and that doesn’t just mean that its energy is not compatible with your own. The Year of the Rat sits halfway between the last Year of the Horse and the next and this is when the long hard slog starts to set in and take its toll but when we are confronted with the intentions and resolutions made six years earlier and how we are living up to them.

This is a critically important time in a 12 year lunar cycle and you will feel challenged because that is what the Horse is supposed to do. Yet by the time the Year of the Rat ends on 13th February, you will have a new appreciation of who you are, what you value, what your priorities are and with a new sense of resolve to make the final years of this current personal 12 year lunar cycle. The resolutions and intentions made in the early weeks of 2021 won’t just last for the rest of this year but right through to the lead up to the Year of the Horse, in 2026. When the Year of the Ox begins on 13th February this will usher in a whole new energy and this is when you will feel that you really are ‘over the hump’. For the Horse, the Year of the Ox will put the focus on your financial situation and money matters but also on change and transformation.

The Ox is a determined, disciplined and pragmatic energy. Its namesake the ox will till the fields from sunrise to sunset with amazing stamina and resolve, diligently plodding up and down all day long until the job is done. The motto of the Ox is to do ‘whatever it takes for as long as it takes’. This means that while this should be a good year for money matters it won’t be from winning lotto or by taking shortcuts but by taking responsibility and the slow and methodical steps that will allow you to take your financial power back. This is the way you can approach any changes you want to make this year, one step at a time and by doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes.

Sign Sheep

The is a good chance that you began 2020 with the resolve to not work so hard, to take more time out to play and to get more downtime. If you failed it was nothing to do with a lack of motivation or a failure of your time management skills and more that the busy and industrious Year of the Rat was never going to make that a reality. Even if you did master the art of knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, chances are even in your downtime you would have found other ways to stay busy. The Rat will always find a way to make work for idle hands. Life might still be busy as you move into January but the Year of the Rat will end on 11th February and that’s when the pace will drop time management will become easier. However, this is also when you should get the rewards from all that productivity.

The New Moon that brings the Year of the Rat to a close on 11th February will also usher in the Year of the Ox, a year that could have challenges but also comes with a huge amount of power, especially to push the ‘reset’ button. The Goat and Ox are opposing signs and you share nothing in common but because it is your opposing sign this means that you have reached the halfway point in your current personal 12 year lunar cycle. Halfway between the last Year of the Goat and the next, the Ox will spend until 1st February 2022 confronting you when it comes to the intentions and resolutions made six years ago, when you began this current 12 year cycle. However, the Ox’s intention is not just to point out where you may have veered off course or have forgotten your intentions, beliefs and the promises made to yourself.

The Ox is nothing if not determined, tenacious and pragmatic and where he points out where you have forgotten your own needs and priorities he is here to help you get back on track again. If you work with the Ox and the boot camp that he might put you into at times, this is a year for taking your power back and when it comes to the intentions and resolutions made during the last Year of the Goat, push the ‘reset’ button. If you are prepared to put in the work and to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, there really is a chance to take your power back. The Ox also puts the focus on your relationships, so this will be an important year for current and future relationships.

Sign Monkey

The biggest challenge for the Monkey, moving from the fun, playful, romantic and creative Year of the Rat and into the busy and industrious Year of the Rat and not just the shift in focus from the playful to the busy side of life’s fence but the approach to each. The Rat and Monkey belong to the same triad of affinity, one that includes the fiery Dragon as the third wheel. The Monkey, Rat and Monkey are free spirits, passionate, exuberant and spontaneous. This means that the Year of the Rat has not only put the focus on matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative but your whole approach to life was through his exuberant and ‘live for the moment’ filter. The Ox, on the other hand, is slow, methodical and pragmatic and it is not just a shift to work and job matters and to the things in life that keep you busy but a whole new operating system.

Fortunately, there is a crossover, for while the Year of the Rat doesn’t end until 11th February the month of the Ox begins on 13th January. The month of the Ox is the last month of any lunar year but for the only time in 12 years, as the month of the Ox ends the Year of the Ox will begin. That means that the final four weeks of the playful Year of the Rat will see the Ox’s influence starting to creep in. If you can work during those four weeks, from 13th January to 11th February to find the right balance between work and play then this is something that you will be able to retain. For while the Ox will allow you to accomplish much, in order to retain your productivity and creativity you really will need to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off.

While the Year of the Ox puts the focus on work and job matters, all things productive and industrious and anything that keeps you busy and occupies your time, the Ox itself has its own influence. Of all the 12 signs the Ox is known for his diligence, worth ethic, determination and tenacity, doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes in a pragmatic way that is all about taking responsibility. This means that whatever you set your mind to, whether at the start of the year or as the year progresses, you will have a much better chance this year of seeing it through, staying on course and making it happen. The Ox is all about sticking to a task until it is complete, regardless of the personal sacrifice and while the Year of the Rat might appear frivolous in contrast it has been critical in preparing you for this year, allowing you to work with the Ox without working yourself into the ground.

Sign Rooster

The start of any year always begs one simple question and one simple answer. Will this be a good year? This time the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’. Not all years are created equal and that is even without taking into account the curveball that 2020 threw at us and while you can be having a bad year in the best of times and the best of years in the worst of times if the fundamentals are working to your advantage than it is easier to make the most of the best years and manage the more challenging years. Fortunately, you have the best of both in 2021 for while the impacts of 2020 might linger, this is now a known quantity. You know the challenges you are facing and 2021 doesn’t have the curveballs that 2020 did and this is a year where what you see is what you get, whether what you see is what you want to see or not.

To begin with, the Year of the Rat is still playing out and will do until 11th February, so life will be pretty much business as usual to start with. For the Rooster, business as usual, as was the case for much of 2020 is focused on home and family or the things that connect you to your daily life and routine. This might not be the most exciting or spontaneous of years but with all the uncertainty in 2020, this helped you to remain grounded. You might not have thought so at the time but trust me, without the Rat anchoring you down you would have felt a lot more like a ship without an anchor. This year stars to show its colours when the fun, playful, romantic and creative month of the Ox begins on 13th January.

To start with this is nothing game changing for, after all, if the month of the Ox isn’t already underway at the start of the year then it will begin at some point January. The month of the Ox is the final month in any lunar year so when it ends the lunar year itself ends as well. The difference this year is that when the month of the Ox ends on 11th February, the Year of the Ox begins and will run through until 1st February 2022. Instead of just four weeks under the Ox’s fun, playful, romantic and creative influence, it is here for the rest of 2021. The Ox and Rooster are also part of the same triad of affinity, so this is a year when things will flow more smoothly, partly because you share the same work ethic. The Ox is not a spontaneous energy and while he is encouraging play and creativity, not at the expense of taking responsibility. The Ox will demand that you earn time to play but when it comes to creative pursuits you will find that you have the work ethic of ‘an ox’.

Sign Dog

2021 begins with the Year of the Rat still underway and this gives you a chance to move into the year with a game plan. While the whole Year of the Rat is giving you an intellectually savvy edge and is a good year for communication, talks, ideas and the formatting of plans and strategies, there is something about starting a year with this advantage, giving you a better chance to push the ‘reset’ button. 2021 is not the wild card that 2020 was, in that much of what can be thrown at us already has been and however you faired last year this is now a known quantity. If there was ever a year where starting with the Rat’s intellectually savvy edge and ability to push the ‘reset’ button on your game plan and resolutions this is it. Because the Year of the Rat doesn’t end until 11th February, this will give you six weeks to get all your options on the table and to make choices, decisions and plans for the coming year.

It is on 11th February that we will move into the Year of the Ox but this is something that we have a jump on in a way that is rarely possible. The month of the Ox is the last month of any lunar year so this is the only time in a 12 year period where there can be an overlap between one lunar year and the next. The month of the Ox will begin on 13th January and when it ends on 11th February we will move into the Year of the Ox. This is both a stepping stone and a chance to get a feel for the Ox’s influence while the Year of the Rat is still playing out and for you, that will be a real advantage and especially for the coming year. For the Dog, the Ox puts the focus on home and family matters, whether it is for four weeks during the month of the Ox or for 12 months, during the Year of the Ox.

Because the Year of the Rat will still be in effect during the month of the Ox you will have its intellectual and articulate influence to draw on, especially when it comes to having your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. While the Year of the Rat will end on 11th February, that four week crossover period will be an ongoing advantage. As well as putting the focus on home, family and/or property matters, the Ox is a practical, sturdy and enduring energy and after the unpredictability of 2020, this will prove to be grounding and stabilising. What the Ox lacks in excitement and spontaneity it makes up for in stability and after surviving 2020 that is exactly what we need in 2021.

Sign Pig

However 2020 treated you financially there is a chance to get 2021 off to a potentially lucrative start or to at least gain the kind of lucrative sense of direction that you can continue to profit from during the course of the year. The lucrative Year of the Rat will run its course on 11th February but as its focus was never on the money itself and more on getting you to believe in yourself and in what you are worth, this is a gift that will keep on giving long after it is over. It might be that the true worth of this won’t be realised until you reach the more professionally targeted months of the year, which are the busy work and job focused month of the Dragon from 12th April to 11th May and the professionally charged and competitive month of the Monkey, from 8th August to 7th September. The Rat won’t you to believe in yourself, knowing that you will attract what you believe you deserve.

It is on 11th February that the Year of the Rat ends and the Year of the Ox begins, a year that for the Pig is the astrological equivalent to a Swizz army knife, where there is a tool for every purpose. The Ox brings together two different influences that meld in a way that can be used to your advantage in almost every aspect of your life. One influence is the Ox’s focus on communication and all things intellectual, making this a good year for having your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. The other influence is that the Ox is focused, determined and sticks to what it starts. This means that you are not only better able to express yourself and to think on your feet but you will be more mentally focused. If your work involves communication, you are a writer, are studying or you are doing anything that requires mental focus, a sharp mind or a way with words then this will be a huge advantage.

However, any aspect of your life that can benefit from having the communication lines open, requires mental focus or can benefit from being mentally on top of things is going to benefit. As this covers almost every aspect of your life, you can see why the Year of the Ox is the astrological equivalent to the Swizz army knife, with a tool for every purpose. The Year of the Ox is not a good year in a narrowly specific way but a good year in every way. Your relationships, your work, study, ability to plan and stick to those plans will all benefit from the Ox’s influence.

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