SHEEP: 42% (4 favorable, 1 neutral and 7 unfavorable months)
If you encountered more difficulties than usual last year, and most Sheep probably did, the Year of the Tiger should provide more opportunities. As indicated by the relatively small number of favorable months, however, you are still likely to face challenges in 2010. It may not be an easy year, but the key to your success will be to maintain your composure and not get caught up in the excitement of the moment. Focus on cooperative endeavors and cultivate friends and associates carefully. The Tiger has claws, so run, don't walk away from arguments and unpleasantness that have no good prospects for resolution. Align yourself with the Tiger, not against it. Then make your moves smartly during those four favorable months.
It is a near certainty that 2010 will bring Sheep at least one dramatic change in their career, whether a new role in your position, or a different job altogether. Whether this change is voluntary or discouraging, you should take heart in that these transitions hold a wealth of potential for you. Even if your new job isn't what you expect, or is somewhat disappointing, it is likely it will very quickly lead to more desirable opportunities you couldn't have anticipated. Do your best in any situation, work diligently to develop your skills, and take responsibilities seriously, even if they feel beneath you at times. Take heart, you will receive ample recognition next year for the dues you pay now.
The active Tiger will be felt keenly in your social life. It could be a year in which you meet a great many people, more than a few of whom may play a significant role in your future. So, while all your socializing may feel like play, it is actually a very important activity for you. That said, the Tiger's influence will encourage you to party like there is no tomorrow. You may be easily distracted from tasks, especially the less pleasant ones, so you will need to be disciplined and make sure your playtime does not interfere with your other goals. Personal relationships should flourish this year, though change will be ever-present. You can expect a marked transition in at least one significant relationship, whether it is a separation, or on the contrary, a deeper commitment.
Sheep should brace themselves for a very busy year in all arenas. Therefore, it will be important to take care of your body and mind to keep from burning out. Schedule those things you do to relax and feel good about yourself and be proactive about managing your time, or those important activities will quickly be pushed to the wayside. Of course, busy times are those in which you tend to skimp on yourself, exercise routines, and fresh foods. In fact, you would do well to strive for the opposite. Your health in 2010 is essential to your continued success, so address it at least as seriously as any of your other endeavors.
Whatever your income, this year is likely to involve some major financial outlays. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you are spending on long-term investments like a home, education, or expanding a profitable business. Make sure you are not spending on speculative ventures. If it feels like a gamble, keep your money as far away from it as possible. You may need to deny yourself some of the niceties you are accustomed to in order to finance your big-picture plans. Don't be bitter about this; you will thank yourself later for your frugality now.