Zodiac forecast 2024: What to expect in the Year of the Dragon

Decoding the dragon


By Marissa Chin

Zodiac forecast 2024: What to expect in the Year of the Dragon

It’s a new year, which means another opportunity to reset, reflect and reprioritise! With spirits as high as the dragons that soar in the sky, it’s time to welcome the start of a new Chinese zodiac cycle and the Lunar New Year on 10 February. Out of the 12 zodiacs, 2024 will be marked by the Year of the Wood Dragon. These auspicious and magnificent creatures have a rich cultural history in Chinese culture and represent power, nobility, success and prosperity.

As you may know, each Chinese zodiac is labelled with one of five elements: water, earth, air, wood and gold. In particular, the Wood Dragon symbolises calmness, reliability and loyalty. With the powerful creature taking centre stage in 2024, there are many things to look forward to this Lunar New Year.

To find out what each zodiac sign can expect this coming year, we look to Joey Yap—one of Malaysia’s leading feng shui specialists and founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics—and his Thriver’s Guide to decode the Dragon Year. From love predictions and career prospects to financial possibilities, find your 2024 zodiac forecast for the Year of the Wood Dragon below.



Born in: 2032, 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972

Good news, Rats! The cosmos has put several auspicious stars in your chart, bringing great financial and relationship prospects. Have a business you’re hoping to start this year? This might be a good time to embrace your entrepreneurial spirit and nurture those ideas and skills you possess—but remember to do your due diligence to avoid any legal entanglements. On the romance side of things, love may be in the air for single Rats who seize the opportunity. There will also be room for career progression, so long as you maintain communication and professionalism in the workplace. On the other hand, remember to take care of your diet and address illnesses as soon as possible, no matter how minor they seem.

Health: 3/5 | Wealth: 4/5 | Relationship: 3.5/5 | Career: 2.5/5

Compatible signs: Rat, Ox | Incompatible signs: Rabbit, Horse

Dos: Avoid unlawful activities and safeguard your possessions. Strengthen communication in the workplace.

Don’ts: Consume greasy foods. Seek quick success.



Born in: 2033, 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961

A heads up to Oxes, the Year of the Wood Dragon will bring a mix of opportunities and challenges. In 2024, those born under the Ox sign should exercise financial caution by avoiding overspending and being diligent with their money. Known for their work ethic in Chinese astrology, individuals born in the Year of the Ox can become workaholics and pick up unhealthy habits. This Lunar New Year, prioritise your mental and physical health by doing regular check-ups and living a more productive lifestyle. Career-wise, be open-minded with your superiors for a harmonious work environment. 

Health: 1.5/5 | Wealth: 4/5 | Relationship: 2/5 | Career: 3.5/5

Compatible signs: Rat, Snake, Rooster | Incompatible signs: Tiger, Goat, Horse, Monkey

Dos: Learn how to manage your finances. Lead a healthier lifestyle.

Don’ts: Overworking. Take part in risky ventures.



Born in: 2034, 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962

Tigers in 2024 will be presented with a mixed bag of fortune in the Year of the Wood Dragon. On the one hand, career growth looks promising as you will receive favour and support from superiors. This can lead to a high chance of promotion and even travel opportunities. However, you must learn how to navigate office politics and remain humble to avoid unwanted attention and conflict in the workplace. Conversely, love prospects for singles may be challenging. For couples, strengthen relationships by showing devotion and sincerity as fading love may appear. Furthermore, Tigers can be prone to injuries or accidents, therefore be careful when handling sharp objects or partaking in risky activities.

Health: 3/5  | Wealth: 2.5/5  | Relationship: 3.5/5 | Career: 4/5

Compatible signs: Pig, Dog, Horse  | Incompatible signs: Monkey

Dos: Be humble and stay under the radar to avoid unwanted attention. Be vigilant with your health.

Don’ts: Be complacent in the workplace. 



Born in: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963

Good news, Rabbits—the lucky star is with you in your career. For those who are looking for breakthroughs, this Year of the Wood Dragon looks promising for significant career opportunities as your hard work has not gone unnoticed. While you can expect substantial gains in your workplace such as promotions and salary increases, remain vigilant against potential scams. Likewise, there will also be favourable developments in your love life as Lady Rabbits may experience Peach Blossom Luck in romance (Mr Right might be on his way this 2024!). 

Health: 3.5/5  | Wealth: 1.5/5 | Relationship: 2/5 | Career: 1.5/5

Compatible signs: Goat, Dog | Incompatible signs: Rat, Rooster

Dos: Safeguard your finances. 

Don’ts: Avoid health check-ups. Overworking. 



Born in: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952

Dragons, you’re in the spotlight this year. While all eyes are on you, 2024 won’t exactly be a smooth ride. As one of the signs that are clashing with the ‘Grand Duke’ (Tai Sui) this year, expect some challenges to come your way such as potential conflicts and competition in the workplace. But not to fear, you do have lucky stars that can provide you with assistance and support. An adaptive mindset will help you achieve more success in your career. Further, the Year of the Dragon might spell trouble in paradise for married Dragons as pairs may be susceptible to infidelity and misunderstandings. Therefore, take extra steps to fortify your relationships with constant communication.

Health: 4/5  | Wealth: 2.5/5 | Relationship: 1.5/5 | Career: 2.5/5

Compatible signs: Rat, Monkey | Incompatible signs: Dog

Dos: Improve wealth management.

Don’ts: Getting into arguments with your significant other. 



Born in: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965

While there will be highs and lows, those born under the Snake sign will have an overall stable year in 2024. Judging from the auspicious stars on your chart, expect a myriad of mentorship and guidance from positive figures in your workplace which can lead to favourable career advancements. Thus, you can also look forward to financial gains during this cycle. While these sound great, remember to keep a cool head and not act hastily when it comes to your business ventures, investments and the like. On the other hand, 2024 may not be the most promising year to find a significant other for singles. However, married Snakes can enjoy a blissful year ahead with minimal conflicts.

Health: 2.5/5  | Wealth: 4.5/5 | Relationship: 3.5/5 | Career: 3.5/5

Compatible signs: Ox, Rooster  | Incompatible signs: Tiger, Horse

Dos: Cultivate good relationships at work. Put yourself out there for your love life.

Don’ts: Engage in risky financial activities. Stress your body.



Born in: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966

“Work hard, play harder” should be the motto for Horses this 2024. With auspicious stars in your career chart, there will be times that you need to hustle and other occasions when you’re able to horse around. It’s all about achieving a work-life balance this Year of the Dragon as Horse signs tend to get tunnel vision with their work. Remember to also nurture your personal relationships—bring your partner out on dates; do something spontaneous; or attend more social gatherings with friends! By expanding your social circle, you will welcome more favourable results. This year, you might see a dip in your health so be sure to strengthen your immune system during your downtime. 

Health: 3.5/5  | Wealth: 4/5 | Relationship: 3/5 | Career: 3.5/5

Compatible signs: Tiger, Goat | Incompatible signs: Rat, Ox

Dos: Expand your social circle. 

Don’ts: Engage in dangerous activity. 



Born in: 2027, 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967

Just like the goat that can leap high in the air, those born under the Goat sign will have the chance to soar—especially in your career. With the Nobleman Star in your chart, you will attract mentors and allies who can greatly advance your business ventures or help you climb up the corporate ladder. However, don’t expect completely smooth waters as unexpected hurdles can come your way. During this time, don’t forget to reach out for help that is readily around you. This 2024, it’s also important to prioritise your health as you may face minor health issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Be on top of your check-ups and don’t delay treatments.

Health: 1.5/5  | Wealth: 5/5 | Relationship: 3.5/5 | Career: 4/5

Compatible signs: Pig, Rabbit, Horse | Incompatible signs: Ox

Dos: Maintain your social connections. 

Don’ts: Avoid health check-ups. Postpone medical treatments.



Born in: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

As Monkeys will not clash with Tai Sui, you will receive bountiful blessings and delights in life—especially in your career and relationships, which rank the highest among all 12 zodiacs this year. Anticipate growth in the workplace and finances but be cautious of overspending and office politics. You must play close attention to your surroundings and relationships so that you can establish healthy boundaries and remain level-headed. While romance doesn’t look promising for single Dragons, it’s highly advised that you use this time to work on yourself. Most importantly, elderly or young Dragons must prioritise their health as early detection is key to preventing any complications. 

Health: 3.5/5 | Wealth: 3.5/5 | Relationship: 4/5 | Career: 5/5

Compatible signs: Rat, Dragon  | Incompatible signs: Ox, Tiger

Dos: Establish boundaries at the workplace. Make long-term financial decisions.

Don’ts: Engage in high-risk sports. Take part in office politics or gossip. Have arguments with your significant other.



Born in: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

Rise and shine, Roosters! According to Chinese astrology, you will be blessed with favour and fortune from various auspicious stars in your chart. Get ready to become a social butterfly this 2024 as your social circles will greatly expand (no time for being a homebody!). For single Roosters, this is good news as it also translates into your love life. In the Year of the Dragon, you will be flanked and showered with attention by interested parties. In saying that, remember to act with kindness and humility for a truly successful year.

Health: 3.5/5  | Wealth: 4/5 | Relationship: 3/5  | Career: 4/5

Compatible signs: Ox, Dragon | Incompatible signs: Rat, Rabbit

Dos: Attend social gatherings. Prioritise positive relationships.

Don’ts: Take part in speculative activities. 



Born in: 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970

The phrase “it’s a dog-eat-dog world” might be the outlook for Dogs this Year of the Dragon as you may face hurdles in the workplace. From disputes over miscommunication to pressure from competitors, there will be challenges ahead that will distract your work progress and cause mood swings. It’s important to stay focused and resilient during these stressful environments to come out on top. While you might not spend much, you may still lose some of your assets. Therefore, take charge of your finances and avoid pitfalls—this means reading the fine print of everything you’re signing. 

Health: 3/5 | Wealth: 2.5/5 | Relationship: 3.5/5  | Career: 3/5

Compatible signs: Tiger, Horse, Rabbit  | Incompatible signs: Dragon

Dos: Take charge of your finances. Be mindful of your skin and gastrointestinal health.

Don’ts: Take part in gambling or speculation. Sign as a guarantor. Avoid sharp objects.



Born in: 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

Out of all the zodiac signs, your career luck ranks the highest which shows that prospects in the workplace are promising in the Dragon year. With the support of lucky stars, Pigs will see new heights in their career. In saying that, always proceed only after weighing all the options. To achieve your goals, remember that your body is a temple and be mindful of your diet to ensure you maintain stable health. Finance-wise, there will be dips throughout the year but none that are too worrisome so long as you are diligent with budget planning. In the midst of all this, the Dragon Year will also present opportunities to make new connections and deepen friendships. 

Health: 3.5/5 | Wealth: 4/5 | Relationship: 1.5/5 | Career:  5/5

Compatible signs: Tiger, Rabbit | Incompatible signs: Snake

Dos: Control your emotions. Focus on personal growth.

Don’ts: Be hasty. Eat unhealthy foods. 


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