5 February 2019

Joey Yap's pointers for the 12 animal signs for 2019

Dato' Joey Yap, the author, speaker and Chinese metaphysics consultant, has prepared forecasts for the 12 zodiac signs as well as a flying stars chart, based on one of the formulas used in the world of Chinese metaphysics.

Predictions for the different animal signs for the year of the earth boar, beginning February 5, 2019, running through to 24 January 2020 are as follows:


Birth years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Overall luck

Great year ahead in terms of wealth – a good time to increase monetary gain, particularly through carefully-researched investments as well as other helping hands.

You might feel a little overwhelmed with work, but this is not the best climate to venture out in search of something new.

Your words and communication might be a little misconstrued, so it is best to watch what you say to avert any possible outburst.


The doors to wealth opportunities may open this year.

You may see yourself receiving a lot of help in achieving your desires in wealth accumulation.

Before embarking on any possible investment opportunities, research the area you wish to delve into well.


You may feel a little bored at work which would greatly affect your motivation to contribute much.

Not the best idea to move jobs – be patient and make the best of the situation at hand.

You might see work stress get you into little disagreements at work, so keep calm and carry on.


Some minor health dangers may be present this year.

Exercise is crucial as well as eating a healthier, more balanced diet.

Take care of yourself – indulge in some rest and relaxation to recharge your batteries.


Birth years: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Overall luck

Good stars will help mitigate the presence of inauspicious stars.

Great capacity for learning and chasing after academic pursuits, as well as opportunities for personal advancements.

May be some likelihood of getting into minor squabbles and disagreements at work as well as potential for office rumours.


May be some lack of movement in terms of monetary growth this year.

Best to curtail high spending habits that may deplete gained wealth.

Increase work productivity which will in turn guide you to better savings with higher returns.


Work is going to be momentous this year in terms of movement and progress.

Staying calm and focused is key to getting the attention of your superiors.

You are surrounded by strong people who will help guide you in your career quest.


Unfortunate health prospects this year.

There may be some likelihood of minor accidents – be extra cautious when heading out.

You are protected from harm as long as you exercise diligently and avoid extreme activities.


Birth years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Overall luck

The perfect year to start your climb up the corporate ladder.

Great stars ahead that will aid your work performance and put you in the talent limelight.

Be proactive in your endeavours and do what it takes to succeed - use the positive energies coming your way to your best advantage.


Prepare for some bumpiness in terms of wealth.

Opportunities abound if you keep your eyes and ears open.

Avoid risky and speculative investments this year as the outlook might not be in your favour.


Practice patience and perseverance as you face some minor career challenges ahead.

Embrace help from generous people you will better guide you in your career quest.


Pay extra attention to your health as some minor threats are likely to emerge.

Take prudent care of your health – exercise and watch your consumption of fatty and oily food.

Wear masks and take vigilant precautions particularly around viral epidemics that may appear.


Birth years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Overall luck

Time to introspect and retrospect and see what brings you internal happiness this year.

The pursuit of wealth and success may witness you being stressed and bogged down and this is the year to try and get your life back in traction and focus on yourself.

Time to re-evaluate your spending habits and look into saving a little more – material pursuits are only temporary.


It would be wise to place few expectations on monetary gain.

Balance your finance outflow and inflow and check your approach towards spending on what is unnecessary – perhaps seek out financial planning advice.

There is the possibility of unwise and hasty decisions – take your time to consider any decisions made.


There might be a slow decline in your progress at work.

You might need to be patient in your efforts to right the course of things.

Show loyalty and steadfastness toward your superiors, heed their advice and this will be the stepping stone for future successes.


Oxen may be a little more vulnerable to viruses and illnesses. Take caution.

Use spare time to look into your health – take the time to exercise and improve your diet with better food choices.

Be vigilant when driving or undertaking high risk activities to avoid any potential mishaps.


Birth years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Overall luck

You will be front and centre this year.

Your time has come to shine at work and the year is looking bright for you to gain the recognition you have wanting in your work.

Wealth stars will prove to be working in your favour and therefore the year is ripe for some sound investments.


Look out for valuable tips and seek out good advice when discussing and making potential investments choices before committing to them.

Business owners should consider looking into investing in innovative technologies to amplify their business and stock assets.

Be tactful with your words as a little slip up may leave you open to malicious gossip and rumours which could affect your wealth outcome.


Expect some minor disputes stemming from misunderstandings with superiors and colleagues - exercise tolerance and patience.

Helpful people will likely guide you out of sticky situations.

Be reminded that everyone has differing opinions on matters and issues and it is best to be respectful of this.


Your mind and body are in prime condition to tackle 2019.

For further optimum performance, exercise, eat and rest well – these will aid you in putting your best foot forward in all areas of your life.

Consider partaking in team sports, if company is what motivates you to exercise.


Birth years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Overall luck

Expect to have a fantastic year – if you’re aiming for career growth, this is year you will see movement in the direction you want to go.

With auspicious stars lined up, your career and wealth  bode well with ample growth and successes on both fronts.

The presence of noble people (贵人) is likely to be the boost that you need to spur you to go further and see endeavours progress smoothly. Noble people are people who step in to provide support at the right time.


You will get the edge that you need to enjoy better wealth prospects this year.

There's a spike in improvement to your financial management skills which in turn will see you save more.

It's best to seek outside counsel, particularly from financial experts on matters of investment before putting your money in any potential opportunities.


Great developments in career this year – may be some likelihood of you getting a bigger office space.

A good rapport with your superiors is on the cards, leading to more chances to showcase your abilities at work.

Opportunities are abound and you need to be brave in capitalising the chances that present themselves to you to make a shift.


Some injuries and illness may be prevalent this year – be wise to partaking in risky activities that may be to your detriment.

Pay attention to possible issues with your digestive tract – avoid excessive oil and fat in your diet.

Boost your overall wellbeing by making better diet choices and exercising sufficiently.


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

Overall luck

There will likely be an increase in socialising and meeting new people – you may receive invitations to weddings and parties which will further your chances of meeting great people for love, life and business.

Look into the health of elderly individuals - particularly elderly males who might need a little extra support this year in maintaining their health and in living life to the fullest of their ability.


A good year for financial wealth and gain – dragons symbolise wealth and fortune and the year will further spur you.

Look out for gossips and rumours that may come your way – these rumours may have a direct and indirect impact on your finances that may need to watch out for.

Keep a close watch on your wallet as you may be susceptible to pickpockets and thieves – this might in turn cause you to lose substantial amounts of money.


Your career is a non-issue this year – you will see likely growth in some areas and an easing of workload and stress.

Relationships with your superiors will see takeup, prompting better promotion opportunities.

Do not push yourself too hard with work commitments and fall into the trap of stress-related illnesses.


The year might leave you a little open to viruses and illnesses which will disrupt your lifecycle if preventive measures are not taken.

A more concerted effort needs to be made on health matters – exercise and strive to live a better, more well-adjusted lifestyle which will help better other areas of your life as well.

Follow healthy nutritional and dietary practices – as you are what you eat.


Birth years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Overall luck

A likely trying year in both professional and personal lives for snakes – it would be wise to maintain the right mindset and gaining the strength to persevere is key to triumphing over challenging times.

You may have ideas coming in on all sides on much of your work and passions but these may lead you nowhere unfortunately – your plans may go in the exact opposite from what you envisioned.

The year also forewarns that you might be tempted to spend money aimlessly and perhaps even partake in some risky investment choices - it is wise to put aside some income and money to spend with your family and friends as they will certainly be your comfort this year.


Some uncertainty in your financial wealth – there is possibility of you incurring monetary losses potentially due to failed investments and overspending.

Not a good year for gambling opportunities with already draining financials – best to keep that to months when tides are better.

Financial losses can be cushioned by making a symbolic gesture of purchasing something of value.


The year might see your work-life balance compromised by stressful work constraints that may hold you back. Exercise calm and patience when treading through work issues as these are likely not going to last very long.

Once your work life is stabilised, start making grander plans for the year ahead and you’ll slowly but surely get to execute them – your fortune lies within the industry you are based at, so persevere.


There are no real cause for concerns in terms of health this year – though there may be some issues with minor colds and flu.

Employing better driving etiquette is crucial in avoiding possible accidents on the road.

Also be cautious with sharp and hot objects – try not to be distracted and overenthusiastic when preparing family meals in the kitchen.


Birth years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Overall luck

The year is expected to be bountiful and exciting with positive energies likely to surround you in areas of relationship, wealth and career.

Golden opportunities to accumulate wealth can be observed and therefore keep an eye out for lucrative investments in property or shares. Be wary of getting too excited and giving in to impulsive decisions that may lead to monetary loss.

Be cautious about the possibility of accidents– prepare adequately before you travel and perhaps refrain from activities with high physical intensity


Wealth will bode well in 2019 but be cautious of potential extravagant spending or investments that could lead to some monetary loss.

Consider that money is likely to fall in favour with you this year – keeping close tabs on your cash flow as well as utilising the money wisely is pertinent.


Great developments in career this year with developments happening closer to the post-autumn (Q3 to Q4) season.

This is the time to buck up and put your best foot forward and present yourself for that promotion you have had your eye on.

Time your execution of plans well – as this will lead the way to a better, more organised outcomes.


Horses will have the ability of jumping over illnesses and injuries this year.

Senior horses need to pay closer attention to their diet and perhaps vary their exercise plan.

Avoid overindulging in late night snacks and food as this may prevent the appearance of digestive problems.


Birth years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Overall luck

2019 will leave you a little more relaxed.

You may see movement and improvement in previously stagnant areas of your life which would then lead you to attain goals and dreams.

This year will certainly work in your favour and help you finalise sidelined projects with success, bringing in more money – particularly those engaged in the field of creative arts.


Your wealth star will be shining just a little brighter this year.

Small stumbling blocks might be placed before you but you will barrel down the obstacles – with people who will readily come to your aid should you require it.

There will be good opportunities for you to shine at work and showcase your abilities and talents to your pleased superiors.


There is much need to handle workplace relationships delicately, particularly with colleagues.

Consider your thoughts and actions.

Choose your words carefully as some small miscommunications may put a damper on an otherwise great career prospect.


This is year to take control of your health and wellbeing.

Perform physical activities – perhaps learn a new sport and try to keep to an exercise regime to keep your body moving.

Watch your diet and avoid food high in fats and oils and perhaps opt for leaner and greener options.


Birth years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Overall luck

Positivity and wealth blessings will be coming your way, for professional and financial success.

Thinking outside of the box will certainly bring you much success this year - be more productive at work and you will be rewarded for your efforts.

Financially you may see better inflow of money into your account. It will be in your favour to make rational choices in any potential investment while avoiding short term opportunities.


How well you garner wealth will greatly depend on your resourcefulness.

Steer clear of risky setups of the likes of venture capitals and high yielding bonds and your finances will be stable.

Prove yourself worthy of your capabilities this year and consider every opportunity that may yield greater returns for you.


You will be surrounded by people willing to help you should you be humble enough to ask for it when you need it.

There will be possible opportunities for promotion and career advancements, so keep your mind sharp and ready for any potential appraisals and interviews.

There may be some office whispers about you so keep your head down at work and hold your tongue while it runs its course.


A reasonable year in terms of health prospects – though monkeys may need to heed to issues pertaining to their stomach and indigestion.

Be cautious about what you eat and take time off work if you are feeling overwhelmed which may greatly contribute to your stomach issues.


Birth years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Overall luck

This year will see you become the mover and shaker of many aspects of your life and you might even feel an urge to expand your horizons and build new pathways.

An excellent outlook for those wishing to conquer the world of academic pursuits and perhaps build better creative aptitude through arts, music and writing.

Be cautious and vigilant on aspects of your personal safety, particularly if you have made travel plans. Take precautions if you are planning to venture into some high risk activities or even driving.


There might be more limited earnings in terms of income and investments and therefore spend your money wisely.

Keep your earnings from your work well documented - wait a while before embarking on big purchases and save more than you spend.

Exercise patience in certain plans – there will be a right time for it.


Career cards this year might take a slight hit.

Work expectations might see you a little frazzled – so pay special heed to your needs and take time off when you need it.

Remain calm, pleasant and have an open communication with your work mates – this will see you come out of any possible tensions.


Avoid involving too heavily in extreme and dangerous activities of the likes of hiking or diving. Opt instead for lighter exercise such as yoga, bicycling, or walking.

A healthy routine and physical activity should help keep you healthy.
Source: Joey Yap. Forecasts for the 12 animal signs in the year of the earth boar, 2019.
Source: Joey Yap. Forecasts for the 12 animal signs in the year of the earth boar, 2019.
Source: Joey Yap. Metaphysical forces that affect the different zodiac signs in the year of the earth boar, 2019.
Source: Joey Yap. Metaphysical forces that affect the different zodiac signs in the year of the earth boar, 2019.


Read Dato' Yap's predictions for the new lunar year as a whole in WorkSmart Asia