As we are welcoming the Lunar New Year and embracing a fresh start, you might want consult an astrologer to determine your fortune and destiny in the Year the Ox.
In this collaboration series, certified crystal healer, seasoned crystal dealer and astrology enthusiast, Michelle Worth-Kinghorn shares her knowledge on what this year has in store for you based on your Chinese Zodiac and what crystals are recommended for you.
Birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
General Outlook: Last year was not a good year for Horses, as Rats are Horses’ natural opposites. However, this year you may enjoy a good year of financial growth. You will find yourself revisiting your childhood memories, past traumas and mistakes of the past. Welcome these random visits down memory lane, as your psyche is searching for ways to reconstruct your inner self.
Love: Horses may be enjoying newfound fortunes this year, but may find their love lives slightly wanting. Pay extra close attention to your partners if you are in a relationship, and build authentic connections with them. For single horses, you may have a chance in finding your soulmate this year, but foster any relationship next year.
Success: Think twice before you make investment decisions, and watch out on your personal expenses. Horses are naturally wild and have the need to feel independent, so don’t tie yourself down with long-term projects this year, as it will be a fast-paced year for you.
Crystals for you: Lepidolite
Horses are in need of a balance between work and home, chaos and peace, fast-paced life and tranquil-living. They are also in need of guidance as they go through an emotional inner-self transformation later in the year. Lepidolite promotes balance and instils feelings of compassion, something you would need to learn to give to your partner this year. It also encourages harmonious relationships.
Birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
General Outlook: Like the Horse, this year of the Ox may not be good for Goats. The three four-legged “farm” type animals are always out to compete to see who is best. The Goat is the least powerful of the three, so if they cannot create new opportunities, continuing their usual routine, no matter how repetitive and mundane, will be a good program. Trying anything too foreign can put your stable finances in jeopardy. Allocate this slow year to develop structure and reduce clutter, and you may find a positive outcome of maintaining good focus.
Love: This is a lucky year for love for Goats. Find yourself committing long-term to your partner. Goats love wholeheartedly, and expect to be loved fully in return. You may find everlasting relationships and friendships with Rabbits, some Horses, and even Pigs.
Success: If your career or business is centered around creativity, expect a good year ahead. If you are a financier or work with large amounts of money, be prudent in investments and long-term plans.
Crystals for you: Fluorite
Fluorites are the ultimate stone for focus. Students, workers and examiners alike may find Fluorite to be the crystal that eliminates distraction and improves a productive environment, may it be to spark inspiration to declutter your room, or to help you develop good studying cultures. Fluorites come in many different colors, and colors are vital to the principles of Crystal Healing due to its attribution to the seven Chakra points. Blue Fluorites are a good choice for Goats this year as they promote a peaceful sense of focus, and if you’re thinking of developing structure in your life, this crystal is for you.
Birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
General outlook: This is the year Monkeys can take the time to explore their spirituality. The Ox is a hardworking animal, and it may demand Monkeys to earn its keep; however, Monkeys are more dedicated to play than work. Monkeys may find solace in spirituality— may it be a new found creed, or even something as simple as meditating. Generally, this year will be a good year for Monkeys. Don’t take it for granted. Maintain your health, eat well, and don’t over exert yourself.
Love: 2021 will be a year full of adventures for Monkeys. Coupled up Monkeys will find the year a test to their loyalty, faithfulness, and commitment to each other. Monkeys may find an unlikely partner in those they thought were not relationship material, and could find a common interest in spirituality together.
Success: If you have work this year, embrace it and hold on to it. Sometimes you just have to hold on to it and you don’t want to lose out after such a difficult last year. If you are looking for work, you may find yourself in luck this year, as your new found spirituality may attract those who are able to give you opportunities.
Crystals for you: Amethyst
The motherlode of all tranquility crystals, Amethyst attunes to your Crown Chakra through its violet hues and intense vibrations. It can focus on healing blockages that are holding you back from experiencing bliss. Sharpen your intuition using Amethysts during meditations or even just by holding it during work breaks.
Rooster Birth years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
General Outlook: The Ox and Rooster is one of the most heavenly matches in the Animal Zodiac Kingdom. Both are equally as hardworking and committed, with the Ox able to offer stability and sincerity. Recovering from the previous Rat year may prove to be challenging to Roosters, but under the Ox’s influence, they may receive some unprecedented luck that may turn the tables in their favor.
Love: Roosters are adept at giving constructive criticism, but may take praise as more of a lesson than something positive. They are passionate people when in love, and they believe in long term relationships. Appreciate your partners and friends more than you would criticize them, and be sagacious in terms of risk. If you are single, a good time to meet a new potential partner is around the middle of this year.
Success: It will pay to be a team player this year. Practicing patience to help you deal with all types of personalities will obtain long-term satisfying results. Putting others before yourself will help you earn a life-changing knock on your door. You can do this by making decisions based on the consequences for those around you. These small sacrifices will help you surpass your own strength and boost self-awareness.
Crystals for you: Labradorite
This crystal will help you subtly change your response mechanism in different situations in an emotional and physical way. Labradorite also promotes good sleep and progressive dreams that can affect the way your day starts the next day. If you are an insomniac, or struggle to have a long peaceful sleep, having a chunk of Labradorite on your bedside would prove to be very useful. Labradorite was originally mined in Labrador, Canada and was believed by the natives of the land to have captured the light of the Aurora Borealis in the stone.
Birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
General outlook: The Ox is diligent in staying on course, but the Dog favors going off-road, and this may prove the year to be challenging to Dogs. They own revolutionary ideas that will be challenged by the majority, and are therefore, likely to meet resistance this year. Staying on track with others may not be in your books, but it will definitely work in your favor.
Love: Expect stability this year if you are already in a relationship. Routines and comfort zones may not be in your best interests, as Dogs can lose interest quite fast, and may perceive repetitive schedules as mundane. Channel your creativity and non-conforming beliefs towards building life-long friendships and reconnect with your family— they may appreciate something out of the ordinary especially coming from you.
Success: You are a hard worker, and you will notice your extra dedication to work-related matters. If you own a business, you will work ever harder to nurture your curiosity by taking courses, lessons, and even attend workshops. Pay mind to how you do these lessons, as you may be burning the night lamp and be overrun with too many possibilities, and many would understand from last year onwards that health is first and foremost.
Crystals for you: Larimar
This rare mineral gives you the ability to “go with the flow,” something that may help you endure in the long run. It is a heart-centered stone and may help bring awareness to change. Larimar is also a stone to help you find tranquility even in what you would perceive as mundane, day-to-day tasks. Dogs are loyal beings, and may demand the same from others; on that account, Larimar may be able to emit these frequencies to others around you and may inspire commitment from others as well.
Birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
General outlook: This positive year for Pigs will bring in fortune in love and a year of everlasting friendships. In the Year of the Ox, everything revolves around strong work ethic, whether it be in social rhythms, at home, or in the office. Pigs are generally goal-oriented and realistic, so this may play well in their hands.
Love: While career and financial situations are favorable this year for Pigs, your personal life may require to take extra precautionary measures. Take into account the feelings of others— Pigs are pragmatic, and there may be many people in your circle who are dreamers. Consider and weigh in on the feelings and opinions of every person in your tribe. Although Pigs are considered masters in solving problems, hearing out a friend’s advice and suggestions may help you progress considerably.
Success: This year, expect progress, promotions, transfers, and even the chance to empower others who are starting out. Use your talents and experience to make a good impression, and to be a role model for your peers. If you are an entrepreneur, shine in your ability to be realistic yet creative. Stay grounded, and you may witness a gratifying increase of income to solve your past financial issues.
Crystals for you: Citrine
Citrine is the ultimate crystal for success, monetary wealth, and prosperity. Manifest abundance by keeping a Citrine in the southern-west corner of your house, or place on in your office, studio, store, or study. Citrine is known to promote happiness and joy, but also implores you to share with others your down-to-earth success. Brazilian Citrine has been found to be quite rare nowadays, although many sources from Congo, and China have been found. Be wary of fakes— Citrines are naturally light yellow to white: if you find a citrine that is deep gold, it may be heat-treated Amethyst.
About the writer:
Michelle Worth-Kinghorn is a seasoned crystal dealer, certified crystal healer, and astrology enthusiast. Her love for Chinese horoscope started at a young age, owing up to her Chinese-Indonesian heritage, and was heavily exposed to it during her years as a Cheongsam designer in Jakarta. Her online crystal brand, Lorecurio, is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and her offline store is located where she resides today in New Providence, The Bahamas. Her clientele is dotted globally, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with those who seek empowerment and alignment.