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Chinese Zodiac Predictions For 2024 Ranked By Overall Luck In The Year Of The Dragon

Chinese zodiac 2024 predictions


Be it horoscopes or personality tests, we all love to get an insight into our character, and maybe even a glimpse of what fate has in store for us. If you’re already well familiar with what your Chinese zodiac birth year says about you, it’s time to study up on the fortune forecasts for the Year of the Dragon. See how you’ll fare in the health, wealth, love, and overall luck departments with these Chinese zodiac 2024 predictions.


1. Dragon


Ward off bad luck with protective charms & auspicious colours


Dragon-borns, this is your year. But unfortunately, that does not mean that your huat levels will soar in 2024. Those who are well-versed on the Chinese zodiac will know about Tai Sui, or the Guardian God Of The Year. When the year of your zodiac animal rolls around in every cycle of 12 years, your sign is said to clash with this god, in a phenomenon called “犯太岁” (fàn Tài Suì). 

To ward off bad fortune and detractors, you can consider picking up some lucky charms and protection amulets from feng shui shops. When shopping for your CNY threads, try to get clothing in blue and gold, which are your auspicious colours of the year. Dragon signs are advised to be extra cautious of their health and safety in 2024, and to be prudent in finances.

Health: 2/5
Wealth: 1/5
Love: 2/5
Overall luck: 2/5

Dragon birth years: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952


2. Monkey


Avoid loans & big investments to safeguard your finances


Hold your purse strings tight, Monkey-borns, as a slew of financial pitfalls are forecasted to come your way this year. It’s not just about spending wisely and heeding savings tips amidst inflation; predictions point to schemers lurking in your midst, waiting to pounce on your hard-earned nest egg.

To keep money mishaps at bay, you are cautioned to not dabble in any business ventures or big investments in 2024. And where possible, try not to loan cash to others unless you’re certain that you’ll get it back. Otherwise, you may have a sizable hole in your bank account by year-end.

Health: 2/5
Wealth: 1/5
Love: 1/5
Overall luck: 2/5

Monkey birth years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944


3. Rooster


Keep tabs on indulgences & be extra cautious to preventing injury


In the Year of the Dragon, 2 inauspicious stars are looming for the Rooster sign: Indulgence and Injury. While you get to cruise through the year quite peacefully, you’ll have to take care not to give in to overindulgence.

This means keeping tabs on your diet and any borderline vices you may have – be it alcohol or even shopping – so you don’t tip the scales and let a good thing become bad in excess. Additionally, let “better safe than sorry” be your mantra for 2024. Little habits like buckling your seatbelt and avoiding jaywalking could be life-altering.

Health: 1/5
Wealth: 2/5
Love: 1.5/5
Overall luck: 2/5

Rooster birth years: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945


4. Horse


Adopt a more zen approach to avoid crashing & burning


As one half of the saying “做牛做马” (zuò niú zuò mǎ, to slog like an ox and slog like a horse), Horse signs are used to working hard and getting to enjoy the fruits of their labour. 2024 may be the year where you’re low-key forced to be more chill, because high stress levels and potential burnouts are forecasted to be on the horizon.

For those still studying, you are advised to adopt a more zen approach so you don’t self-sabotage by getting overwhelmed – especially during exams and project submission periods. Those carving out their career can do so at a relaxed and steady pace; try not to let your peers rope you into the chaos and pressure. 

Health: 1.5/5
Wealth: 3/5
Love: 2/5
Overall luck: 2.5/5

Horse birth years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942


5. Dog


Rethink splurges to build savings & keep an emergency fund


The main piece of 2024 advice for those born in the Year of the Dog is to practise prudence and be patient ahead of big-ticket purchases or superficial splurges. When it comes to wants, wait it out and see if the expenditure is still warranted beyond your desire to hop on a bandwagon.

Trends fade, but avoiding impulse spending may very well result in you accruing hefty savings – which means more financial freedom for things that truly matter. On that note, Dog signs are predicted to run into some health scares this year, so let that be extra motivation for you to always have an emergency fund.

Health: 1/5
Wealth: 1/5
Love: 4/5
Overall luck: 3/5

Dog birth years: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946


6. Tiger


Protect your physical & mental health to avoid burning out


Those born in the Year of the Tiger are known to be mighty and ferocious, but the forecast for 2024 reveals some health hiccups that might take away your rigour. Prevention is better than cure, so load up on vitamins, uphold a nutritious diet, and be diligent in practising healthy habits in general.

Physical health is not the only aspect you need to be mindful of this year. As a sign that tends to be a chiongster, you’ll need to keep an eye on your stress levels to prevent mental burnouts and psychological detriment. Remember, reaching your scholastic and career goals is pointless if you’re not in a good state of mind and health to enjoy the achievements.

Health: 1/5
Wealth: 4/5
Love: 4/5
Overall luck: 3/5

Tiger birth years: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950


7. Rabbit


Work on controlling your temper & pick up hobbies that release aggression


People see the Rabbit and think it’s a cute and docile creature, but this zodiac sign tends to have a bit of a temper.  For 2024 in particular, not getting a handle on your emotions could spell major rifts in your relationships, be it with a romantic partner, friends, or family. 

Consider picking up a new hobby that can help you channel any pent up aggression – like sparring sessions at a boxing gym, or something that allows you to keep calm and work through the frustration – yoga studios are a good place to start.

Health: 3/5
Wealth: 3/5
Love: 4/5
Overall luck: 3.5/5

Rabbit birth years: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951


8. Goat


Surround yourself with benefactor signs for maximum huat


The Year of the Dragon is set to be a pretty smooth-sailing year for Goat peeps out there. You get to enjoy relatively auspicious predictions in all aspects, but if you want to truly maximise your huat, it’s time to rope in your positive influences.

The Star of Aid (天乙, tiān yǐ) plays a part in your zodiac this year, which means your luck will be on the up and up so long as you surround yourself with benefactors. For 2024, your benefactor signs are the Snake and Pig. So whether it’s for business matters or your social circle, it may be time to rub shoulders with ‘89, ‘95, and ‘01  babies.

Health: 4/5
Wealth: 4/5
Love: 3.5/5
Overall luck: 4/5

Goat birth years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943


9. Ox


Stay out of drama to prevent social clashes & straying from success


The Ox sign is predicted to encounter some hurdles throughout the year, but it’s nothing to get too pessimistic about. The stars point at good fortune shining your way in the form of benefactors who will pull you out of your darkest hours. Keep your benefactor signs, the Rats and Snakes, especially close to surround yourself with positive forces.

The element of social ties is a double-edged sword this year though, as there may also be malevolent characters who will detract you from your path of success. When in doubt, keep your nose out of drama and focus on your own growth. For a boost of luck, consider dyeing your tresses an auspicious hair colour for CNY. This year, your huat shades are green, white, and gold.

Health: 4/5
Wealth: 4/5
Love: 3/5
Overall luck: 4/5

Ox birth years: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949


10. Snake


Bask in fantastic love luck but do not grow complacent


If you’re a Snake sign who has been lonely and waiting for love, or have experienced rocky romances in years prior, good news. 2024 is forecasted to have smashing love luck for you to look forward to. The other zodiacs will find you remarkably charismatic, which means single folks will have no lack of suitors knocking on their door.

For attached snake signs, you’ll find the relationship to be blissful, harmonious, and more fulfilling than ever. Of course, this is not to say you can sit back and grow complacent. Take advantage of the renewed honeymoon phase, no matter how long you’ve been with your boo, and surprise him or her with some unique date ideas.

Health: 4.5/5
Wealth: 4.5/5
Love: 5/5
Overall luck: 4.5/5

Snake birth years: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941


11. Rat


Step into the spotlight & receive admiration for your contributions


The key to success this year for Rat-borns? Be vocal in order to get the recognition you deserve. This could apply to career advancement for working adults, or participation points and group project involvement if you’re still in school. It could even entail making your presence and contributions heard in your family and social circle.

According to zodiac readings, the Rat sign’s Authority star has a chance to shine this year. This means that you’ll get to step into the spotlight and receive the admiration and appreciation of those around you, instead of having your presence dimmed. Now the ball is in your court, and it’s time to flex whenever and wherever it’s valid.

Health: 4.5/5
Wealth: 5/5
Love: 4/5
Overall luck: 4.5/5

Rat birth years: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948


12. Pig


Enjoy the good fortune, but take care to keep sickness at bay


After lukewarm fortunes for the past few years, Pig-borns can revel in a stellar luck forecast for 2024. This applies no matter what stage of life you’re in; scholastic efforts will be aced, and career moves will be recognised and rewarded. No moolah woes will be plaguing your mind, and you can look forward to saccharine romances.

All in all, it’s a good year to be a Pig. That said, don’t throw caution to the wind when it comes to your health. Despite finally getting to reap what you sow, take care not to overindulge or you might be cutting your own celebrations short with periods of sickness.

Health: 5/5
Wealth: 5/5
Love: 5/5
Overall luck: 5/5

Pig birth years: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947


Tips based on Chinese zodiac predictions to have a great year ahead

You may or may not believe in Chinese zodiac predictions, or other forms of astrology and fortune forecasts. But at the end of the day, these tips are pretty useful regardless of the zodiac animal and year you were born in. Can’t hurt to practise good health habits, avoid overindulgence, and lead a drama-free life, right?

And if you manage to unlock elevated levels of huat along the way, even better. Now that you know what is in the stars for the Chinese zodiac animals, have a look at what it’d be like to have a Singapore animals zodiac system.

For even more huat, check out these CNY guides:


Predictions adapted from: Way Fengshui Group, Geomancy Centre For Applied Feng Shui Research

Renae Cheng

I love food, dance, writing, and writing about food and dance.

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