What does the Year of the Water Tiger have in store for you?

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 31) — The "Year of Thundering Water Tiger," as feng shui experts call it, ushers in a new season of hope that promises new beginnings and reemergence after a long slump.

Feng Shui expert Patrick Lim Fernandez told CNN Philippines' The Source on Monday that the Tiger is the first among Chinese zodiac signs associated with spring, succeeding the past three "winter" years under the Pig, the Rat, and the Ox, when the world grappled with health and economic issues largely due to the pandemic.

"With the spring energy, hope is on the horizon, the snow is starting to melt, the flowers are starting to bloom. This will definitely usher in new energy, a reemergence of the world," he said, adding, "Hope is in the horizon for all of us."

Fernandez also noted that the Tiger brings a Yang energy characterized by being strong and aggressive in many life aspects like relationships, health, and money luck. This is also generally a good year to work smarter and take risks.

Since this year will bring forth a new set of leaders in the upcoming elections, the Yang energy will also indicate "more shows of power and might." Those who tend to engage in dialogues, make a balanced approach and calculated risks "will be more successful," he pointed out.

Fernandez said politicians born under the Rooster, Horse, and Goat signs will likely get lucky this year, but other signs can harness good energy through their own will to get to their path to victory.

Some businesses and industries associated with "water" and "metal" elements are also seen to do better this year. Fernandez referred to those that fall under hospitality, trading and logistics, heavy metal, machinery, mining, automobile, hardware, skincare, and beauty products.

Lucky colors tied to the water element are blue and black, while the ones associated with metal are white, silver and gold, he added.

What's in it for each sign?

1. Rat

1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

FORECAST: Those born under the Rat sign are advised to be courageous about new opportunities. They must also monitor their personal health and that of their loved ones as well.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Temper, rash emotions

2. Ox

1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

FORECAST: Ox signs have the opportunity to grow and nurture their personal and professional relationships to get through the year.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Quarrels, conflicts, feelings of isolation

3. Tiger

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

FORECAST: Tiger signs are in the spotlight this year. This is a year of change, but also a time to showcase one's talents and causes, and to pick up on new skills.

"Use this platform if you are a leader. If you want to further a message or if you have a cause, this is your year to do that," Fernandez said.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Your words, both in what you say and write.

4. Rabbit

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

FORECAST: Those born under the year of the Rabbit have the chance to grow their network this year. They are also advised to nurture relationships with the males in their circles, especially those in their families and among their friends.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Being too attractive may lead you to precarious situations.

5. Dragon

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

FORECAST: Dragon signs will find themselves in situations that will require more of their inner strength when facing adversities this year.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Stress levels, obstacles and contingencies

6. Snake

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

FORECAST: Snake signs should nurture their relationships with the females in their circles, especially those in their families and social circle.

This is also the perfect year to grow investments.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Conflicts at home, people who may not be good for you.

7. Horse

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

FORECAST: This is a good year for Horse signs to develop their career, businesses, and academic life. People will also tend to follow their lead and listen to them.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Mental health

8. Goat

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

FORECAST: Goat signs must exert more effort and grow their influence this year. This is also a good year for developing and maintaining relationships.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Impulsive purchases

9. Monkey

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

FORECAST: As the Monkey is in conflict with the Tiger, those born under this sign must be a little more patient this year. This is also the year to explore travel opportunities.

"There's a lot of energy that will test you...but you have the opportunity to expand horizons," Fernandez said.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Feeling stuck when things don't go as planned.

10. Rooster

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

FORECAST: Rooster signs have a lot of supporters in whatever they do. This is a favorable year for those seeking positions of leadership in public or private sector.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Frustrations, sudden changes

11. Dog

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

FORECAST: The Dog has the opportunity to engage in creative pursuits and learn something new this year. This is a good time to challenge oneself.

Dog signs are also encouraged to be creative this year, especially in finances.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: Injuries and mishaps

12. Pig

1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

FORECAST: This is a breakthrough year for Pig signs. Expect that you will be better off financially. Use this time to seek more opportunities as the year progresses.

WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR: People who might get envious.