Zodiac, fortune, 2022, Chinese New Year


The new year marks a brand new chapter for all of us. As the 12 months ahead present many unknown opportunities, the team at Human Resources Online has decided to find out what's in store for your career and wealth, based on your zodiac animal.

As with all forecasts, do take this with a grain of salt! 

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)


Starting off with the animal of the hour! Despite it being your year, do be cautious when it comes to your career. Due to the effect of Tai Sui, individuals born in the Year of the Tigers will likely encounter bottlenecks in their career this year. As such, the most important thing is to guard against possible crises and avoid letting others affect your development.


While wealth will not pose a significant issue for these individuals, it will also pay to be more prudent. Depending on how you handle it, 2022 may go either way – with profits and gains, or heavy losses. Both effects, no matter which happen, will likely be doubled or magnified under the year’s fortunes. As such, you should reign in your expenditure in day-to-day life.

Lucky colours: blue, green
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 7

Tigers' personality trait: quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind. 

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)


Wonderful news for individuals born in the Year of the Rabbit - 2022 may be one of the best career years in a long time. 2022 is expected to bring about progress. As opportunities present itself, you will find your mind clear up. However, some work on the front-end is still required for any career progress.


More fantastic news in store for these individuals and their wealth. You are likely to experience an increase in your income this year – both through full-time and side incomes. Abundance may come in the form of a promotion for some, while for others it may be from a side business suddenly taking off. However, you are advised to stick to smaller investments, as working hard will pay off instead. 

Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
Lucky numbers:
3, 4, 9

Rabbits' personality trait: quiet, elegant, kind, responsible

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)


Career aspects will be mixed in 2022 for those born in the Year of the Dragon. Many opportunities may present itself, though you should also look out for sabotage from unexpected quarters. Success may depend on how you have treated those you work with in previous years.


The general wealth outlook for 2022 is average. These individuals will have to work very hard for their income, with little prospect of side income or supplemental income. Worry not, as this prospect will improve later on in the year. It is also advisable to be prudent for 2022 as a whole.

Lucky colours: gold, silver, gray
Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 7

Dragons' personality trait: confident, intelligent, enthusiastic.

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)


Progress is in the works for those born in the Year of the Snake. You will enjoy luck in 2022 with the help of higher-ups, For many, you will be given the opportunity to move up quickly. As such, you are advised to maintain good relationships with your colleagues.


2022 may be a tumultuous time for wealth. There are those who may suffer losses if they are not cautious and take unnecessary risks. For others, their wealth will likely be blessed. In general, they should rely on stable sources of income in 2022 and leave their emergency funds untouched.

Lucky colours: red, yellow, black
Lucky numbers: 2, 6, 8

Snakes' personality trait: enigmatic, intelligent, wise

Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)


2022 will find careers rapidly changing for those born in the Year of the Horse — likely for the better. 2022 may bring about raises. Not only will you be appreciated for your talented contribution, but your employer will also very likely favour you with a higher position. Horses are advised to take action in 2022, as your chances of taking off and succeeding remain optimistic. 


Wealth is expected to improve this year for these individuals, a welcomed change from any previous years’ struggles. All the hard work from previous years will pay-off in 2022. Apart from work income, you will have steady fortunes as well with few troubling news.

Lucky colors: green, red, purple
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9

Horses' personality trait: animated, active, energetic.

Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)


2022 will be a very strong career year for individuals born in the Year of the Goat, filled with many auspicious aspects in this area. Your hard work and contributions will be acknowledged and appreciated, and your work relationships will flourish. Previous year’s hardships will have equipped you with the knowledge and strength for the many opportunities about to come in 2022. As your career grows, remember to remain humble. 


2022 calls for some caution. While wealth will still improve this year, money must be managed carefully. Similar to your career, prosperity may come from harmonious interpersonal relationships.

Lucky colours: green, red, purple
Lucky umbers: 2, 8, 9

Goats' personality trait: calm, gentle, sympathetic.

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)


2022 bodes some turbulent times for the careers of those born in the Year of the Monkey. A good deal of ups and downs may be in store. However, a favourable option for these individuals is venturing overseas. Those asked if you would be open to a rotation abroad by superiors should jump at the chance.


Wealth will also be fluctuating this year. Despite so, you can look forward to some foreign income. Overseas opportunities will serve you well this year. At the same time, you will be at risk of losing a great deal of money this year, especially in investments.

Lucky colors: white, gold, blue
Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8

Monkeys' personality trait: sharp, smart, curious.

Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)


Individuals born in the Year of the Rooster can expect a prosperous year in the career department. New skills and abilities acquired in the past year will pay off, and you will be ready and capable of action. With a solid plan, you will be able to reach each of your major milestones at the end of the year. As your career prospers, you should be wary of jealous competitors.


Your prosperity extends to wealth as well. Career advancement will bring about impressive income this year. However, expenses will likely increase proportionately, if not more. As such, you should remain cautious and sensible. Carelessness will bring about losses.

Lucky colors: gold, brown, yellow
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8

Roosters' personality trait: observant, hardworking, courageous.

Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)


Due to the positive blessings of Tai Sui, individuals born in the Year of the Dog should prepare themselves for career prospects in 2022, no matter the industry. You will be able to enjoy enhancement in their professional reputation, social status, and popularity. As your career grows, you should maintain a good work-life balance to avoid burning out.


2022 will be particularly blessed for these individuals. As your career progresses rapidly this year, so will your income and accumulated wealth. You will also have opportunities to generate side incomes and investment earnings.

Lucky colours: green, red, purple
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9

Dogs' personality trait: lovely, honest, prudent.

Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)


Those born in the Year of the Pig can expect prosperity, with 2022 being a strong career year and a period of rapid expansion. Those seeking promotions and raises will be helped along by higher-ups, and will take place before the year is over. You are encouraged to put forth a concerted effort in nurturing interpersonal relationships, especially at work.


An increase in income - and side income - is set for 2022. This may come in the form of opportunities such as better jobs with more pay, or a promotion within their company. However, you should expect this growth to come gradually. It is therefore important for you to commit yourself to what you want.

Lucky colours: yellow, gray, brown
Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8

Pigs' personality trait: compassionate, generous, diligent.

Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)


Those born in the Year of the Rat may bid any stagnation from previous years in their career farewell as 2022 will be a better career year in comparison to previous years. Particularly, 2022 will be a good time for career changes. As such, you are encouraged to take the opportunity to progress and expand this year.


Good news for the first animal of the zodiac – those born in the Year of the Rat are likely to have luck in terms of wealth in 2022, especially when compared to 2021. They will find income increasing steadily. This will include income from work, side businesses and any investment. They should take this as an opportunity to learn how to manage money.

Lucky colours: blue, gold, green
Lucky numbers: 2, 3

Rats' personality trait: quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind.

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)


Career will be the most fortunate domain in 2022 for individuals born in the Year of the Ox. You will be presented with opportunities to grow. Particularly, people in high places who are already in your life will play a part in helping out. Conversely, your luck and hard work may draw the attention of competitors within your company or place of employment. You should remain vigilant and avoid being complacent.


Those born in the Year of the Ox can expect stable wealth in 2022. Any lingering financial strains will ease up. Those looking to generate more investment or side income in 2022 are advised to utilise their network.

Lucky colours: blue, yellow, green
Lucky numbers: 1, 4

Oxs' personality trait: diligent, dependable, strong, determined.

Forecasts adapted from Chinese New Year
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