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Your horoscope for 2019

As per our little tradition, we're sending off 2018 with our prediction of what 2019 has in store for you.

Note: is for work, is for money, is for coupled life and is for single life


Mar 21 - Apr 19

The first half of this year, be ready for some disappointment. Someone may fail to keep their promise, especially a verbal one. Take care of yourself first and make sure you have enough sleep as you don't want to develop a chronic illness later. You maybe embroiled in a lawsuit for months. Things get better from July. You'll maintain better balance between work and rest. Someone older and wealthy can hook you up with a big money-making opportunity.

You won't have any serious financial issues and you'll be making it rain during the second half of next year. You use some of your savings to make a new investment. Businesses will pick up during the second half of next year too.

Overall your love life won't be as sweet as it should be. More responsibilities and health issues will be the main factors to cause your relationship to turn lukewarm. Someone will show up after June to drive a wedge between couples. A long distance relationship won't survive 2019.

It's unlikely that you'll be able to maintain a long-term relationship due to heavier workload or your plan to study a master's degree. You'll also be spending more QT with members of your family.


Apr 20 - May 20

Many successes await you if your job involves negotiating, advertising and public relations. You may relaunch a big brand and make the public excited about it again. Business owners may obtain a new costumier base, resulting in a constant stream of revenues throughout next year. Someone may come to your rescue with the last push to finish a big project. Be ready to deal with unexpected changes during the second half of 2019. Someone you strongly dislike will show up to bother you, too. This time however you'll know how to deal with them tactfully.

Your speaking skills will bring a lot of extra cash. Tutors, speakers and middlemen will be making bags and bags of money. A big windfall will be yours after June. Something stolen from you this year will miraculously turn up. Satisfying amount of profits await entrepreneurs.

Love will be quite stormy during the first six months. Couples may fight more because of jealousy and suspected unfaithfulness. You may secretly search for a new lover online or at parties. You'll be with the right person before the end of 2019.

A marriage is on the cards for you in 2019. You may surprise friends and family by being wedded because you're known to be perpetually single. When you meet the right person, lock them down quickly.


May 21 - Jun 20

Be ready to tackle challenging tasks and unexpected problems throughout next year. You may make few new enemies along the way. During the first half of next year, you'll be getting things done so rapidly that your colleagues won't be able to keep up with your speed. However, a conflict or a delay caused by miscommunication is more likely to happen too. During the second half, office politics will bring down everyone's morale. Employers may lose several of their best workers to their competitors. Your integrity may be called into question by your business partners. A big fallout may ensue.

Try as you might, it's unlikely that you'll be able to reach your savings goal. You may make a hasty big purchase that you'll later regret. A future conflict regarding asset ownership won't end in your favour.

Lovers will stick together through thick and thin. Many date nights will result in few more kilos between you two. Ladies, some friends may mistakenly congratulate you for having a baby on the way.

Despite your best effort, you spend a good chunk of next year getting over or reminiscing over your last love. If you really want to get back together with your ex, you'll have a better chance at it during the second half of next year.


Jun 21 - Jul 22

Things won't go your way for most of the first six months. Businesses will experience ebb and flow throughout the next year. You'll have to deal with untrustworthy colleagues and clients. You may have to work on several projects without receiving any credits. Someone may try to uncover your secret for success. The second half of next year will treat you kinder. By then, people will give you more recognition.

Piles and piles of bills are coming your way but you'll have no problems paying for them. You're luckier throughout next year and may receive several windfalls along the way. If signing an important contract is coming, read the fine print carefully.

Love will be quite stormy during the first half of next year. An emotional distance may be growing due to busy work schedules on both parts. However, your relationship will become more sweet and stable in the second half. Couples may open a business together.

You'll be meeting many admirers and suitors throughout 2019. You'll have some difficulty choosing the right person. Some of these people will be younger than you and may lie about their age because they want you to take them seriously.


Jul 23 - Aug 22

Your office life will be more peaceful in 2019. You may accomplish a masterpiece or be promoted with a substantial pay raise. Long-time employees may decide to become their own bosses. Businesses will grow slowly but steadily. It looks like your work life will change in a significant way for better whether you're a salary earner or an entrepreneur.

Most of your spending will go to maintaining or renovating your house and providing for family members. You may even have to move into a new home. You won't achieve your savings goal during the first half of 2019 as a result. You may pay for several things more than you have to simply because you want to have them now. Learn to wait for sales and promotions.

Lovers will become intimate more often in 2019. Save up now in case you need to turn one of the rooms into a nursery next year. Cohabiting couples may decide to get married or obtain a marriage licence.

Your Ms/Mr Right awaits you in 2019. Not only you two will look cute together but also friends and family will approve of your relationship.


Aug 23 - Sep 22

Your office life will be smooth sailing for most of 2019. There may be a couple of issues but you'll overcome them easily. Your business travel will yield good news. Negotiating, lobbying and persuading will become your new fortes. If you're embroiled in a lawsuit, justice will prevail. Your business will thrive.

Many moneymaking opportunities will come your way. You'll exceed your savings goal. Your speaking and teaching skill will generate a lot of cash for you. After June, you'll be receiving many gifts from people who are fond of you.

You're likely to meet several people who flirt with you even though they know you're taken. You may have a baby out of wedlock. Some couples may realise their relationship run its course and mutually agree to part ways.

You'll be meeting male and female admirers. If you're in a closet, you may meet someone with whom you want to be with and live out and proud together.


Sep 23 - Oct 22

Be ready to tackle challenging tasks and overcome big obstacles during the first half of 2019. You'll survive them all and emerge stronger. During the second half, try to be more flexible in the way you work as there are many unexpected changes awaiting you. A job offer may be given to you when you least expect it. You may pack your bag to work abroad or return to your hometown to start a new job. Entrepreneurs, someone may offer to buy a business you founded.

You'll make more money as new sources of income await your discovery. Should you have a financial problem, you'll be able to solve it without borrowing from anyone. If you're embroiled in a dispute over assets, you'll be given what's rightfully yours.

More fights await couples in 2019. You two will see each other, flaws and all. You may decide to cut someone out of your life for the sake of keeping your relationship alive.

You may fall for several people in 2019. You question whether you fancy people too easily. There's a chance that you may become a person on the side without knowing it. Don't let the right one get away.


Oct 23 - Nov 21

2019 will be the year of bright career and thriving business for you. You'll exceed several of your goals by June. You'll find a way to make your career or business more stable. The unemployed will be offered a job with high pay. Business owners may open a new branch. During the second half of next year, you'll get things done at the office quicker thanks to new equipment put in place.

You manage your income and spending well throughout the year. You'll pay off a big debt. Extra gain in forms of returns and windfall are coming your way. Someone older may give you some tips to get rich.

Lovers support and motivate each other during the first half of 2019. However, your career may prosper at the expense of your relationship during the second half. A baby may be on his/her way.

A dreamboat may agree to go out with you but a friend of yours may become envious of you. It will turn out that he/she is your friend so long as you don't win at life more than he/she does.


Nov 22 - Dec 21

You'll put your expertise and experience into good use throughout 2019. You'll get to show off more at the office and the boss will think of you favourably. If you plan to work and study at the same time, make sure you manage your time really well. Office drama is to be expected. Just try not to get involved. Long-term employees may decide to start their own business. An older fried will tell you of a good job opportunity.

You'll manage your money better and make a new investment. You may learn a few ways of making money work for you. Your share of inheritance is coming. What was stolen from you will soon return.

Someone will show up to cause drama between you two in April or May. You won't get along well during the first six months. However, an important event will happen to bring you two closer. Your wedding is also possible.

You may meet someone with whom you hit it off really well. You may get married sooner than you first planned. Nope, it won't be a shotgun wedding.


Dec 22 - Jan 19

Work will take you to more places next year. An opportunity to work abroad or showcase your work abroad is on the cards. You'll be able to handle all kinds of challenges. You may need to make a small sacrifice in order to get the job that you really want.

You may attend more business seminars and networking events in search of new ideas. You'll be able to keep track of your income and spending quite well throughout next year. Several windfalls await you.

Emotional and physical distances will cause your love to turn lukewarm. Couples may agree to separate as they realise they no longer love each other. You may find a new love soon afterwards but the best timing to go public about this is after Jun.

Someone may feign interest in you in hope that you'll afford them nice things. Ladies, this may include a closeted gay man who wants to use you as his beard. During the second half, you'll meet more eligible and sincere people. By then, you'll believe in love again.


Jan 20 - Feb 18

You'll be deriving joy and pride from doing jobs that you're great at. You may complete your next masterpiece and you'll be praised in 2019 performance appraisal. You'll be promoted and paid more. If you've been working behind the scene all your adult life, you'll be given a chance to be a representative of a project. Businesses will grow gradually.

You're likely to have causes to celebrate more in 2019, resulting in less savings. Aquarians may spend more money on online shopping than the other zodiacs. Someone may ask for a loan from you with no intention to pay back. You may win some lucky draws during the second half of next year.

A baby may be on his/her way. Lovers will overcome some obstacles together. Jealousy and signs of unfaithfulness cause some drama. You'll stick together nonetheless, though.

Be ready to deal with several admirers -- existing and new. Younger admirers tend to be clingy and hang on your every word. It could get annoying, if you don't want to lead. However, a chance for you maintaining a long-term and meaningful relationship is slim as you'll spend most of your time and energy on work.


Feb 19 - Mar 20

2019 brings you less problems at the office. You'll be able to complete any challenges. You may gain a new partner or customer base. Working with international colleagues may become your new routine. Business owners should brace themselves for fierce competition. All in all, next year will come with many new lessons whether you work for someone or for yourself. Businesses will open a couple of new branches.

You'll be stashing away more money into your savings. Attending events and parties may cause you some money but you'll never know what kind of opportunities you may come across. What was stolen from you will soon be returned.

You may conceive a baby out of wedlock. Love is quite shaky throughout next year. Some couples may call it quits as they both find new love. Maybe you guys are never meant for each other in the first place.

A relationship with a foreigner is on the cards. Check if your passport needs to be renewed soon as you're more likely to fly more for work and to spend time with them.