The past year has been unprecedentedly challenging for most of us. The incoming new Chinese zodiac year, that of the Metal Ox, does not look like a walk in the park either—but it’s not all bad news. The ox is an earth animal, but the heavenly stem is metal, and in the cycle of elements, metal exhausts earth, so this is a year that will require hard work—tenacity, grit and a stubbornness of purpose are what will get you ahead. It’s a year to be creative, open-minded and willing to investigate all new opportunities that come your way.
Love, family, fortune and health: Here’s all you need to know about the year ahead based on your Chinese zodiac sign. Plus, the gems that work perfectly as lucky charms for you.