With a tumultuous year hopefully put behind us, we usher in the upcoming Lunar New Year with a rejuvenated outlook towards the future, a clear sense of enthusiasm, and a fresh book on which to write one’s aspirations and hopes for a new era.

As we are welcoming the Lunar New Year and embracing a fresh start, you might want to 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.

1. Rat

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Birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

General outlook: 2021 will be a great year for the Rat. Being a loyal sidekick to the Ox, you will try to solidify the commitment by working even harder and will be rewarded with fortunes in all sense. Performance and experience are on the books for Rats. However, be prudent towards the end of the year, as with great success, come the craving to celebrate, which can be expensive.

Love: If you are married, expect a harmonious ambience, and maybe even welcome a new tiny member of the family. If you are single, expect an interesting meeting.

Success: Enjoy a good year ahead. You will find yourself either maintaining your luck from the previous year, or create steps to higher yourself to new found glories.

Crystals for you: Smoky Quartz

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It is reported by many Chinese Astrologers that brown and earthy colors are considered lucky colors for you. Smoky Quartz is a good earthy and grounding crystal that have the ability to clear negative energies that operate in low frequencies in regards to your personal vibration. It also relieves stress and anxiety, two emotions that may riddle you as you work ever harder this year.

2. Ox

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Birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

General outlook: This is the year that you reap what you sow. Your hard work from the previous year will be rewarded.

Love: Enjoy a year of blissful peace with your partner. The concept of Love may be further interpreted as an emotion that can be felt not only for your partner, but also for your family, friends, and bless, and even your enemies. You will discover a new sense of love that is not only romantic, but compassionate and empathic towards others who you will find ways to empower.

Success: Your success this year lies in the amount of work you have put in the last year. If you have worked hard, enjoy a year of stability and wealth in all general categories: money, business, work, health, and love.

Crystals for you: Green Aventurine

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It’s no coincidence that green will be your lucky color this year. Crystals such as Aventurine, Jades and Nephrite have been considered by the Chinese since ancient times to be stones that bring wealth and prosperity. Green Aventurine encourages compassionate behaviour and may bring forth success and fortunes. It also stimulates your will power to maintain your good luck this year until it ends, and hopefully, like a young leaf, you will grow more as the year progresses.

3. Tiger 

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Birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

General Outlook: Tigers are known for their temper, rebelliousness, and mood swings. They are also known to steal the spotlight, especially from their competitor, the Dragon. The Ox, being their year, will require Tigers to keep their emotions in check and fall back in line, and it is only for their good that the Ox requires this. 2022 is the year of the Tiger, and it will be a good time to resolve any lingering projects, wrap up past issues, and to get in touch with their humbler side.

Love: Be wary before getting involved in any romantic relationships this year. Take it as a year for you to practice self-love, and perhaps be able to differentiate it from selfishness. With this, you will become emotionally stronger, and by next year be in a better spot to judge in a humble, and positive manner for any future relationships.

Success: You may find yourself lacking of inspirations this year, and may even seek to leave your job. Don’t be hasty— analyze the situation and solutions for the future before you leave your past. Find ways to enrich yourself with new skills and talents.

Crystals for you: Blue Tiger’s Eye

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A blue variation of the more popular Gold Tiger’s Eye, this stone enlightens you about who you are, and who you are not. It sheds light on spiritual blockages, behavioral patterns, and plateaus, hence giving you the ability to see what is hindering your growth. It has a strong base vibration that can realign you to your natural state, giving you the ability to transform and start anew. This stone helps revolutionize your core self, and thus, helps you lead a more authentic life.

4. Rabbit

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Birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

General Outlook: Rabbits are clever, fast, and ingenuine; and it is due to this natural behaviour that Rabbits can be frustrated this year as things will move in a slow pace for them. This year may not be a traditionally good year for the rabbit, but it can be used to their advantage— “…slow and steady wins the race,” an age-old adage of which the Ox is a proponent of. It is wise to take things easier this year, from all general aspects. Take up mindful activities that can help you build energy for the year to come— meditating, reading a book, or even writing a book.

Love: In trend with the general outlook for rabbits, practicing patience with your partners may prove good for the long term. Cultivating common interests may seem like a drag and take a while to get into, but be surprised by how it can also please you. If you are single, be ready to (safely) mingle. Foster friendships with many like-minded people, and you may find your soul mate amongst them.

Success: Don’t be demotivated by the lack of progress and speed around you. Living through a pandemic requires a lot of patience, of which you’ve had practice this past year. Revisit past projects that you’ve put on hold due to their lengthy and boring procedures.

Crystals for you: Blue Lace Agate

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This soothing and calming stone promotes a sense of peace and calm, two emotions that may help you practice patience and mindfulness this year. It encourages healthy friendships and relationships, and also supports personal growth. The multitude of layers visible in this blue variant of Agate will help peel your onion layers back to help you rediscover your center.

5. Dragon

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Birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

General Outlook: The Ox and Dragon are compatible, so it will be a good year for Dragons; however, don’t assume things will come easily for you. Dragons are meticulous and hard-working by nature, but just because things will come for you in abundance this year, it is not the time to relax. The Ox with enforce Dragons with responsibilities, and therefore, Dragons must up their game with being organized, and be disciplined this year. The Mindful Dragon must always look forward and prepare for an influx of work by rigorous planning.

Love: It is a great year to have children, as Oxes and Dragons are compatible. If you are single, expect a more-than-friends type of feeling from a work colleague. However, be mindful of social gatherings. If you are in a relationship, be ready to make serious commitments.

Success: Dragons will be blessed with a promising career this year. Expect positive changes at work, and be sure to take advantage of your analytical skills during strategic planning. If you are a business owner, success will come in through the windows and doors. However, be mindful and humble, and always remember that fortunes are made in relation to how much work you put in. Be cautious about your personal accounting— be prudent in expenses.

Crystals for you: Pyrite

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Dragons are in need of Yang type crystals this year to keep them motivated, and what other mineral to help keep you focused while ushering in all the prosperity anointed for you this year than Pyrite. Also known as Fool’s Gold, Pyrite is known to bring in abundance equal to the value of gold. It is the life and career coach of all crystals, as it helps strengthen your willpower and determination. This warrior of a crystal also protects you from envy and negative intentions.

6. Snake

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Birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

General Outlook: The Snake forms the second trine in the Animal Zodiac Kingdom with the Ox and the Rooster, meaning the three animals exist in harmony; therefore, this Ox year will bring Snakes good prosperity and decent success compared to the last year of the Rat. This year, focus on realizing, anchoring and building old bucket lists and to-do lists that you weren’t able to do. Perhaps another year in this pandemic will help you realize your dreams of building your own garden, or learning how to cook, or building your house. If you had a business idea years ago that you weren’t able to entertain, perhaps have a look back and see if it would give you a sense of purpose this year.

Love: Get ready for a year of love and passion. You will most likely be attracting lovers, friends, and business partners alike as you will give off quite a charming air due to the confidence you gained in the past year. Remember that possessiveness is deconstructive, and it is a trait that many Snakes unfortunately own.

Success: Your success lies in many fields this year— love, friendships, work, and business. Use your new found popularity to empower others, as this can be returned to you many times fold in return. You will be successful in exploring new hobbies, where you will have the opportunity to make new friends. Join online courses, or conduct online social events to keep in line with social distancing protocols.

Crystals for you: Clear Quartz

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This crystal is a Master Cleanser, and can be compared to water in the beverage world. Like you’d use water to hydrate yourself, cleanse wounds, grow plants, you’d use Clear Quartz to help you cleanse, charge, and manifest almost anything and everything. Clear Quartz is the most stable and basic crystal out there, and it has been used in watches and TV’s as it can maintain a stable vibration. As this year will be easy breezy for most Snakes, use Clear Quartz as a tool to help you manifest your desires and emanate positive vibes to your atmosphere and environment— you’ll have such a good year, you’d want to share it with those who are less lucky.

→ Read our next article to find out your Chinese Zodiac sign 

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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.