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2021 Year of the Metal Ox

2021 will be the year of the Metal Ox. It brings along a clear message… “Success will come to those who work hard”.  These according to Susan Levitt who is a professional astrologer and author of five books in astrology. Oxen are reliable and strong work animals in the agricultural society. Humanity has survived because of them.

Read along the lines for each Chinese zodiac signs to give you a benefit in this coming year 2021, year of the Metal Ox.

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Rat (birth years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

The coming year will be a year of lesser hardships and troubles since Rat is a good friend of Ox’s. But it is important that the Rat must follow through and put more effort this year. Ox is an animal the expects dedication and consistency of labor. One must give it their all in the upcoming year, the Rat would be lucky because of the friendship. Next year of the Rat: 2032

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Ox or Buffalo (birth years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

The upcoming year will be positive and productive year. Hard work will be rewarded. This upcoming year is also a good year to start a family (marriage) and have a child. Ox will be reaping the rewards for their efforts this year. Next year of the Ox: 2021

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Tiger (birth years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

This upcoming year will be frustrating for the Tiger. The Tiger has to learn how to adjust to the work ethics of the Ox. Should the Tiger be able to control the temper and is not too rebellious, then it can still be a good upcoming year. Next year of the Tiger: 2022

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Rabbit (birth years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Also a challenging   upcoming year for the Rabbit, just like the Tiger. There is struggle and quite a challenge which might frustrate the rabbit most especially for delayed rewards or projects which will take more time as expected. The key is to be patient and fight the urge to make quick decisions. Next year of the Rabbit: 2023

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Dragon (birth years of the Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

This upcoming year will be a year of steady progress for the Dragon. The year of the rat was indeed a lucky year for the dragon. Stay focused, work and not just dream. The Dragon will be reaping the rewards for activities that were done during the year of the rat. Next year of the Dragon: 2024

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Snake (birth years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Expect the snake to be rewarded this upcoming year. Just be aware of how  you approach difficult subjects and how you handle certain relationships. Great news are coming!  Just don’t allow the Ox’s stubborn influence, which might make the snake unreasonable and demanding. Next year of the Snake: 2025

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Horse (birth years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

“Horse can succeed by maintaining more control in personal interactions. Rromance can be problematic so be careful considering the Horse is easily excitable. Next year of the Horse: 2026

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Goat or Sheep (birth years of the Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

“It can be a challenging year for Sheep because Ox is opposite Sheep in the 12 animal cycle,” Levitt explains. “If Sheep cannot create new opportunities and has to perform what might be considered repetitive or mundane tasks, stay with the program and don’t allow your finances or morale to be low. Instead, it’s time to develop structure, reduce clutter, and stay focused. Next year of the Goat: 2027

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Monkey (birth years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The Monkey is clever; some might say scheming. More devoted to play than work, the Monkey will try to sidestep the Ox wherever possible. “There can be difficulties that force Monkey to restrain their ambitions.”  “If Monkey wants to avoid Ox’s demand for hard work, then they can do that if they go through a messenger or liaison. Monkey’s wit and winning personality will help save the day for the Monkey.” It is not recommended that you refuse the Ox’s call for dedicated labor, but you may have some luck in doing just that if you play your cards right. Next year of the Monkey: 2028

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Rooster (birth years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

The upcoming year will be most fortunate for the Rooster, as its values most closely align with those of the Ox. As Chinese zodiac signs go, these two are highly compatible, mainly because Rooster is already used to working hard on a daily basis. “Ox offers the stability, faithfulness, and sincerity that Roosters like,” You’ll work hard under Ox’s influence, but success is foreseen.” Stay true to your nature and this year will be better than the last. Next year of the Rooster: 2029

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Dog (birth years of the Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Unlike the Rooster, the Dog might not be so lucky in 2021. “For the Dog in the Ox year, there could be some minor problems. This is due to a difference in perspective: While Ox prefers to stay the course, Dog favors trying new things. “Dog fights for the underdog,” Levitt explains. “[Their] revolutionary ideas and altruistic concepts could be challenged.” Dog people are likely to meet resistance in the year of the Metal Ox. Next year of the Dog: 2030

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Pig or Boar (birth years of the Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Luck will be on the side of the Pig as long as they abide by Ox’s rules. “It’s a good and harmonious year when Pigs’ efforts are appreciated,” There could be opportunities for career advancement, although Pig must adopt Ox’s strong work ethic.” Pig people are naturally realistic and goal-oriented, which fits in well with the Ox’s love for pragmatism. Remain diligent in your efforts and good fortune will come! Next year of the Pig: 2031

Read the full article from written by Taylor Markarian in Readers Digest

Saying “Hello” in Different Languages


Perhaps hello is most likely the first thing that you will learn in studying a new language… Considering that it is a basic greeting and surely is a great way to get started.


Spanish is the second–most spoken language in America by a long way—it has about 37 million speakers. Hello in Spanish is “hola” with a silent H, so its “oh-la”.


An informal way to say “hello” in French is “salut,” pronounced “sal-ou” with a silent T. Technically French people use the word “Bonjour” pronounced as “bone-zhoor” which means “good day”.


To say “hello” in Italian in a more formal way, say “salve” pronounce as “sal-vay”, which means “be well.” In the informal way, Italy’s “hello” is short and direct to the point which is “ciao” pronounce as “chao” and this can also mean “goodbye”.


Mandarin Chinese has over a billion worldwide speakers. “Nǐ hǎo” pronounce as “nee haow”, is “hello” in Chinese. Another way of saying it is “nǐn hǎo” pronounce as “neen haow which is used in a more formal context, especially if addressing an older person.


If your planning to take a vacation in Hawaii, then you should learn “uh-loh-ha”. This means “hello” and “goodbye” but can also convey love, peace, and compassion.


“Konnichiwa,” or こんにちは in Japanese characters, technically means “good afternoon” but is also a more general, somewhat formal greeting. It’s pronounced the way it is spelled, “koh-nee-chi-wha,” but the W sound is very light.


“Salaam,” or سلام in Arabic characters, actually means “peace,” but in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and other countries where Arabic is spoken, it’s also a common way to say “hello. It is pronounce as “sah-lahm.” This is not just for greeting someone but also wishing peace.


In German, say “guten Tag” pronounce as “guden tahc“, which means “good day,” Or you can just say “hallo!”


“Shalom,” pronounced “shah-lohm” and written as “שלום,” is used to mean “hello” and “goodbye,” and also translates to “peace.”


“Namaste” is “hello” in Hindi, quite popular in the U.S. as a yoga salutation or dismissal. Pronounce as “nah-mah-stay” which is a slight mispronunciation. Ideally the right way to say it is “nuhm-uh-stay.”


“Chào” is the most common way to say “hello” in Vietnamese, and it’s pretty much pronounced how it looks: like “chao,” with a similar vowel sound to the Italian “hello”! However, it’s not a “ch” sound like we’re used to in English. It’s more like “tchao” or “jao.” “Chào” is also usually paired with a title that indicates the age and gender of the addressee.

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