ROOSTER: 39% (2 favorable, 1 neutral and 9 unfavorable months)
Hopefully you gave it your best shot and scored some outstanding successes last year. The Tiger, unfortunately, has a low tolerance for the Rooster. If you are a typical one, you need to remember one thing. The Tiger has claws. Your direct, no nonsense approach is likely to lead to your getting scratched. The same goes for arguments. Your managerial talents should serve you well when it comes to steering a course that avoids pitfalls. The diplomatic approach, regardless how foreign to your style, needs to be your favored one. Save your best efforts and big occasions for your two, favorable months. The ruling element, Metal, should help you achieve one or two noteworthy successes.
Roosters may feel slighted on the job this year, especially if you don't receive as much recognition as you feel you have earned, or are passed over for a promotion or award you expected. Unjust as this may be, resist the temptation to escalate the issue. While you are certainly capable of making your dissatisfaction known, career prospects could suffer on that account. Restraint should be your new motto in 2010. Don't let your productivity suffer to punish your superiors or your team if you feel they've let you down. Be diligent and patient in your work, recalling your many past achievements. If you follow this strategy, you are likely to finish the year with enhanced respect and trust from your colleagues.
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Personal relationships could flourish for Roosters this year, as 2010 is poised to be an active time, with many social engagements and opportunities to connect, or re-connect with friends and family. Take every opportunity to develop new and interesting contacts by taking the initiative to enter unfamiliar circles. Be wary, however, of a tendency to be too demanding of others. You'll benefit from adopting an easy-going attitude where social activities are concerned and sharing the spotlight. Relax and let others run the show when appropriate. You probably have the ability to push just the right buttons to get anyone's attention. Use this knack to cultivate positive, not negative interactions.
It is an excellent year for Roosters to place a new and special focus on their own health. If you have put more effort into your wardrobe than your physical fitness recently, this is definitely the time to turn over a new leaf. Whether you are an avid athlete or a couch potato, Roosters will benefit in body and spirit from pushing themselves to be stronger than they were before. That could mean setting a goal to beat your personal record, or even just to walk a little farther every day. The key is to make progress against your own record. Keep track and watch your progress. Physical self-improvement could be the most important thing you do this year, and it will impact every area of your life.
Your financial situation may not live up to expectations. You would be well-advised to take measures to stretch your budget farther. Figure out your largest expenses and find ways to shrink them. It would be a mistake to make any investments you expect to yield high returns quickly. The Tiger year breeds unpredictability and danger, so you are best off saving your pennies in traditional and safe ways. You may be tempted to be too generous with what you have for your own good, especially if you encounter a windfall. Show your generosity in other ways; monetarily, you need to look out for your own security.
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