Annual Indications for ‘Storage’ Animals
As we enter the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster let us consider the fortunes of the four Storage Animals for 2017.
Of the 12 Chinese Astrological Animals (also known as the Earthly Branches in BaZi or Four Pillars of Destiny) these are known as ‘Storage’ or ‘Graveyard’ animals.
They are the Ox (Chou) residing in NE1; Dragon (Chen) SE1; Goat (Wei) SW1 and Dog (Xu) NW1. Called the storage or graveyard animals because they each ‘store’ one of four elements. Ox stores Metal; Dragon stores Water; Goat stores Wood and the Dog stores Fire. You may notice that each of these animals store the element that precedes it around the compass. Graveyard tends to signify something negative and final however in this instance it simply means that these animals represent the final phase of each season. They also have an input and influence in each of the four seasons.
Being Earth element animals they signify stability and support. Holding more than one element indicates they represent multi-levelled personalities hiding much below the surface. They can be loners having a difficult time communicating with others. On the reverse side they tend to have many hidden abilities which can benefit them when brought to the fore.
The Dog NW3 (292.5-307.5) in 2017 will find many opportunities ready and waiting. Located in NW you can be assured that helpful people will come to your aid at the right time. Whether you work for yourself or in the corporate field you could find opportunities opening up. It will be to your benefit to look into any business options carefully before jumping in and saying ‘yes’ too quickly. Be wary of making financial commitments outside your comfort zone this year. Any good fortune coming your way will not be lost on those around you so be careful who you trust to avoid having your plans thwarted through the ill-will of others.
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Famous people born in the Year of the Dog include…
1874-Winston Churchill, Herbert Hoover 1898-George Gershwin 1910-David Niven, Mother Teresa
1934 Shirley Maclaine
1946 Bill Clinton, Donald Trump
1958 Madonna, Gary Oldman
1970 Mariah Carey
1982 Prince William
1994 Justin Beiber
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Ox NE1 (22.5-37.5) can look forward to mainly favourable opportunities in 2017. You could however find yourself stressing over the small stuff and letting it take on a mind of its own. This in turn will disturb your peace of mind and prevent you from seeing the bigger picture. There will be people ready and willing to come to your assistance if you open yourself up to them. A positive mindset will be crucial for you if you are to identify opportunities as they present themselves. Remember to check everything carefully before making any commitments to avoid legal difficulties and maintain the status quo.
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Famous people born in the Year of the Ox include…
1865-Rudyard Kipling 1889-Charlie Chaplin 1901-Walt Disney
1925 Richard Burton, Margaret Thatcher
1937 Jane Fonda, Anthony Hopkins
1949 Richard Gere, Meryl Streep
1961 Barack Obama, George Clooney
1973 Greg Rusedski
1985 Keira Knightley
1997 Leo Howard
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The Dragon SE1 (112.5-127.5) will find 2017 bringing opportunities and helpful people into your life. It does not mean that all will be plain sailing however the year should be relatively smooth running for you. You will easily overcome any obstacles with the right mindset. This could well be the year to move forward with plans you have had on hold until now. What is your passion? Use it to move forward in a direction close to your heart. Do what you love and love what you do.
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Famous people born in the Year of the Dragon include…
1820-Florence Nightingale 1856-Sigmund Freud 1893-Mae West
1904 Salvador Dali
1916 Kirk Douglas, Roald Dahl
1928 Shirley Temple, James Garner
1940 Bruce Lee, Raquel Welch
1952 Liam Neeson
1964 Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
1976 Orlando Bloom (born January 1977-lunar year 1976)
2000 Willow Smith
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Located in SW1 (202.5-217.5) things will prove challenging for the Goat n 2017. Having the 7 Red Star in the Southwest could bring financial and personal difficulties to bear on the Goat making you feel alone and isolated. This is in line with your Earth element. There will be others ready and willing to come to your assistance but you will have to know the right time to approach them for help. Awareness will be the key to 2017. Be alert and diligent at all times to prevent situations getting out of hand.
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Famous people born in the Year of the Goat include…
1835-Mark Twain 1871-Orville Wright 1895-Rudolph Valentino 1919-Sir Edmund Hillary
1931 Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner
1943 Mick Jagger, Robert de Niro
1955 Bruce Willis, Bill Gates, Chow Yun-Fat
1967 Julia Roberts, Boris Becker (Wimbledon Tennis Champion)
1979 Valentino Rossi (Affectionately known as GOAT–Greatest of All Time-9 times World Champion in all MotoGP categories), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jensen Button (F1)
1991 Shailene Woodley
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