Annual Indications For The ‘Cardinal’ Animals


As we enter the Year of the Monkey let us now look at the fortunes of the Cardinal Animals in 2016.

Of the 12 Chinese Astrological Animals (also known as the Earthly Branches in BaZi or Four Pillars of Destiny) four are known as ‘Cardinal’ animals.

These are the Rat, Rabbit, Horse and Rooster.  Out of the 12 Chinese Astrological Animals the Cardinals are the only ones containing ‘pure’ Qi.  The Qi is not mixed with any other.   The Rat contains Water, the Rabbit contains Wood, the Horse contains Fire and the Rooster contains Metal.

These four are the Peach Blossom animals associated with likeability and attractiveness.  Their purity however can lead to difficult relationships and extreme behaviour patterns.


The indications are generally favourable for those born in the Year of the Rat.  Its N2 (352.5-7.5) is home to the 7 Metal Star in 2016.  If you are Rat born you will likely find many opportunities during the year including the possibility of promotion and increased responsibility in your career.  This in turn will invite wealth to come your way.  You will attract helpful people to support you in your endeavours however this in turn will bring those who are prepared to gossip behind your back and do their best to bring you down.  You will do well to focus on your goals and ignore the negative people around you to prevent the likelihood of stress taking hold.  You will also have to beware of legal issues raising their head so be careful and stay aware of what is going on in all areas of your life.  Do your best to maintain balance in your life to prevent negative issues taking hold and you will have a positive year ahead.

You can discover more about what the Stars mean for the Rat in 2016 here.mice-162163_1280


The Rabbit whose home is E2 (82.5-97.5) is one of the most fortunate animals of 2016.  Whether in your working or personal life opportunities will come to you and you should find an increase in your wealth as a positive side effect .  There will be those ready, willing and able to help you in your social and networking circle so be ready to take full advantage of their assistance when it presents itself.  You could be tempted to indulge yourself as a result of your new found wealth however you would be well advised to control any rash spending.  Sticking to a budget will mean you keep your wealth and not let it slip through your fingers.  You will need to take care of your wellbeing in 2016 especially when you are out and about as there is the chance of accidents occurring possibly resulting in head injury.  With all the positivity around you, you may find yourself feeling stressed or afraid of all the changes occurring however keep your cool and all will be well.  With focus and awareness there is little you cannot achieve in 2016.

You can discover more about what the Stars mean for the Rabbit in 2016 here.bunny-155674_1280


2016 could be said to be a year when the Horse has above average luck.  It will not be life-changing however S2 (172.5-187.5) does have good fortune indicated especially in the workplace.  If you work for others it is likely that you will be noticed by those above you.  This can result in promotion and increased income as a result.  With increased responsibility you may find yourself pushing your boundaries too far only to discover later you are heading in the wrong direction.  Finding yourself under pressure from others who want to tell you all about how bad things are for them will cause you stress and unnecessary pressure if you let it.  Their lives are their responsibility not yours.  The main negative for the Horse in 2016 is possible injury.  While unlikely to be major it could result in scarring to your body.  When you are out and about make sure you plan well to reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring.

You can discover more about what the Stars mean for the Horse in 2016 here.horse-966522_1280


The Rooster born can expect help from many sources in 2016.  W2 (262.5-277.5) has its share of positive Stars this year which focus mainly on helpful people coming to your assistance.   Your network and social group will bring people into your life who are more than willing to give you support and guidance when necessary.  For the Rooster who likes to make big plans it will benefit you to take things one step at a time otherwise by the end of the year you will discover you have thought plenty and achieved little or worse still, nothing.  Those in an intimate relationship should take care to nurture the passion and keep love alive.  Single Roosters may find themselves moving from one relationship to another searching without finding someone to share their life with.  Take care of your pesonal safety especially when out and aboutand be aware of your financial situation at all times to avoid loss.

You can discover more about what the Stars mean for the Rooster in 2016 here.rooster-307314_1280

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