A stable year in which those who act as wild horses will gain nothing from their unorthodox ways. Use your penchant for fitting in to do so. Benefits come through teamwork, even if you just form a committee of one to look after yourself and then make sure all decisions go through that committee. Once settled, those of you keen on a little show jumping through life might find the yearly course will require fewer refusals and knockdowns than last year.

Wood Horse:
04 Feb 2014 – 03 Feb 2015
04 Feb 1954 – 03 Feb 1955
Water Horse:
04 Feb 2002 – 03 Feb 2003
04 Feb 1942 – 04 Feb 1943
Metal Horse:
04 Feb 1990 – 03 Feb 1991
04 Feb 1930 – 04 Feb 1931
Earth Horse:
04 Feb 1978 – 03 Feb 1979
04 Feb 1918 – 04 Feb 1919
Fire Horse:
04 Feb 1966 – 03 Feb 1967
05 Feb 1906 – 04 Feb 1907

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The adaptable and all-around good fellow star Heavenly Relief visits this year. With a magic wand waved in the right direction, you will do nothing more than catch a colt. It can also limit the harm that comes with other stars such as the Blooded Blade Star. All that amelioration notwithstanding, this is still not the best year to run away to the circus and apply for a position as the knife juggler.


Is this the year to bet the farm and all of your equine relatives on little more than a whim or some information from the inside running on the final straight? No, it is not! We admire your sense of community spirit and desire for greater harmony, but watching lemmings throw themselves from the market’s cliff face is not the sort of stampede you need to join. Fire Horses especially might spend the year learning to spell ‘prudence’ and take the small profits on offer.


If you’re filling your dreams with your best beloved every night, don't be surprised to find that each dream brings a different face - it is a complicated year. As a horse guru might advise you: recognise your inner self as the foundation stallion or mare. Part of this is left over from last year’s loving good fortune. Don’t commit any foals that’ll see you sent off from the pitch of love.


Take advantage of the lull in climbing the professional horse hill to improve your knowledge of your own field or of one into which you wish to switch. Even if your boss is cracking the whip, this might not be the easiest year to find agistment elsewhere. It might be time for grazing in the pastures you have rather than jumping the fence and bolting.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Limitation. Success. Galling limitation must not be persevered in.
Water over Lake: the image of limitation. Thus, the superior man creates numbers and measures and examines the nature of virtue and correct conduct.
The Forest of Changes:
Able to see a thousand miles, yet unaware of what he was holding. Li Lou’s extraordinary vision conferred no benefit on his hearing.
Your cooperation and vision for the future are all intact, yet that goal may seem to approach no closer this year. Nonetheless, clearing a path around you so that good fortune can find you all the easier is never time wasted.

Feng Shui Index 2024 report

Year of the Wood Dragon

Sorcerer: Dr James Greenbaum
Sorcerer's apprentice: Stella Liu
Wand bearer: Justin SL Chan
Director/Editor: Sandy Chen Dowling; Yukti Vidyarthi
Translation editor: Sandra Tsui
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Video production: Alexandra Lee; Joy Zhou
Thanks to: Christina Qianna; Ellen Lo; Melanie Ng; Priscilla Man
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Launched in 1992 as a Chinese New Year card, the CLSA Feng Shui Index is a light-hearted outlook for the Hong Kong market and a well-loved firm tradition. Please note that this guide is not a research report.