The Chinese New Year begins on February 7, 2008. This will begin the Year of the Rat. Keep in mind that this is an excellent period for new beginnings and fresh starts. It is usually considered a year of plenty, with lots of opportunity and great prospects. This is a time of regeneration and renewal. There will be noticeable fluctuations with prices of commodities and stock markets; most of the worlds economy will grow. Business will move in an upward trend, fortunes and wealth can accumulate. Make investments based on the long term now. This is the time to begin projects lay foundations, announce new plans, launch new products, create new links, make investments in property, and make a new beginning with something you have been thinking about. Prepare and research all your ventures, this will bring success. Do not be overly speculative because long shots in the Rat year do not fair well.
Typically during a Rat year explosive events and wars as well as catastrophes wan.
But the Rat can be a grouchy fellow at times and so can the year, which can bring bickering, petty arguments and bargaining but this is part of the mix. There will be far more networking and socializing in the world and in business.
It is important to consider your Chinese birth sign when working with the year. If you don't know your sign. Contact me and I look it up!