What does the Year of the Earth Dog hold for everyone? According to conventional theory, this year, the compatible zodiac trio are the Rabbit, Tiger and Horse, who will have a good year. But feng shui analysis may give a different outcome, says feng shui master Kenny Hoo.

The more positive developments and life experiences instead will be enjoyed by Snake, Boar, Ox and Goat. “These zodiacs will have more happy and winning moments. Good news and positive events will take place in May, July and November onwards, so stay optimistic.”

Meanwhile, if you’re trying to decide on that new coat of paint for your home, no need to fret. When you spring clean and decorate, Hoo advises that this year’s lucky colour is the romantic and sweet pinkish-brown. Use this colour when you repaint the east and south-west sectors, or the centre of your house or office.

“Using this colour can boost one’s luck and energy levels, as well as attract better relationships, career and wealth luck, noble people and supporters.” Now here’s what’s in store for each sign:

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Feng shui master Kenny Hoo

Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960)

The Rat will experience a very busy year with lots of travelling. When travelling, try to be cautious especially in April, June, August and December. You will have lots of innovative and creative ideas this year. It is a very good year for the Rat to further studies or acquire new knowledge or skills.

Pay heed to the health of elderly family members. Avoid making major decisions in investments, your business or career in April, June, August and December. To attract noble people for help and for greater luck, try travelling from August onwards.

Colour tip: Redecorate or repaint work or living spaces in gold with blue highlights to boost business and career luck. To enhance study luck repaint the south sector in the house or office green.

Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961)

The Ox will have lots of good luck and happiness – there will be career and business upgrades, greater wealth and property luck. A good year to buy new property, move to a new house or office. Home renovation can also trigger luck and attract positive energy.

You will have good news this May and next January. So proceed with planned activities with confidence. The female Ox will have lots of supporters and noble people around her. She will enjoy great luck and will be energetic.

Those who are in love will see a boost in their romance, and this may even lead to marriage. Expect wealth, a good career and even some baby luck. But watch out! July, October and December are challenging months and there may be troubles because of jealousy and gossip.

You will have a hectic schedule, and so take extra care of your health in May and September. Go for dental scaling, blood tests or try to donate blood to minimise the challenges you will face at this time.

Colour tip: To promote health and attract positive qi energy, redecorate or repaint the centre of your home with a combination of green and pinkish-brown, red, purple or pink.

Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962)

Although career and business upgrades are on the cards, the Tiger will still face challenges. Uncertainties this year may create worries for the Tiger. Stay cool and avoid arguments that may escalate to potential legal issues especially in February, June and August.

Take precautionary measures in February, May, August and October as you may be bothered by legal matters or losses in wealth. Avoid making major decisions in all new investments and avoid speculation.

The Tiger will be “boosted” by the scholastic star this year, and it will be a good time to pursue further studies or learn new skills. You will travel more this year too.

Moving to a new office or a new house, or renovating the current house will help you accumulate positive qi for the betterment of all undertakings. The Tiger is encouraged to partner with or get advice from the Boar who can provide positive input.

Colour tip: Wear more pinkish-brown coloured clothing or accessories to boost your energy levels this year. Redecorate or repaint the south-east and north-east sectors of your house in pinkish-brown to attract wealth and career luck.

Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963)

Rabbits will have noble men and supporters to help them sail through the year. The Rabbit, however, may get involved in love affairs or new relationships in March, September, November and December. Beware of courting trouble by getting involved in love affairs unnecessarily.

Take extra care of your health in March and September. Avoid making major decisions in investments or career-related issues in April, September, October and November.

Colour tip: Repaint the centre of your house or office with purple or pinkish-brown colours. Go for blue in the north and north-west sectors to enhance health, study and career luck. To attract noble people, and for love, relationship and wealth luck, use pinkish-brown and green hues.

Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964)

Exercise extra patience this year. Challenging months are April, August, September and October. Avoid making any major decisions in career, relationships and investments to avoid losses in wealth. When travelling, take extra care in April, August, September and October.

In December, most challenges can be resolved. The Dragon must take extra care of wealth and career management this year. Be careful with all new investment ventures or partnerships, and avoid speculation.

You have a busy year especially in August when you may travel more than usual. Spend time with family members and loved ones. Pay attention to the health of elderly family members. A very good year to further studies, acquire new knowledge and skills.

Colour tip: To further enhance study luck, redecorate or repaint the south sector of the house or office with greens. To attract noble people, repaint living and working spaces with combination of gold and blue.

Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965)

The Snake will have the most auspicious life and career experiences. There will be good career and business upgrades, better love and relationships, even marriage and baby news may be on the horizon.

You will have great help and support from the noble people around you. The Snake will enjoy strong career and baby luck from May onwards. However, expect some minor health issues in September.

Colour tip: Decorating the west sector at home or office will reduce negative influences on the health of the family members or staff. To create greater health and attract positive qi energy, repaint the centre of your house with a combination of green and pinkish-brown, red, purple or pink.

Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966)

A mixed year of fortunes but most challenges will be resolved in December. There will be career and business upgrades for the Horse. Challenges may be triggered by arguments or jealousy, and may lead to legal issues especially in February, June and October.

Avoid arguments and do not offend anyone during these months. Take extra precautionary measures in all undertakings to avert legal suits or losses in wealth particularly in February, June, August and December.

The Horse will not have many “boosters” this year. However, the problem-solving star appears in December and things will get better. When travelling or driving towards the south, be on guard especially in June, October and December.

The Horse is encouraged to partner with or get advice from the Goat who may provide positive input.

Colour tip: ​Wear pinkish-brown clothing or accessories to boost energy levels. Redecorate or repaint the south-east and north-east sectors of your house in pinkish-brown to attract wealth and career luck.​

Goat (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967)

A smooth year, as most potential obstacles or challenges can be resolved. The Goat can expect to tie the knot and have a baby this year. There will be love affairs or new relationships in March and July but steer clear of unnecessary love affairs.

Colour tip: To attract positive qi, decorate with purple or pinkish-brown. Alternatively, use more blue in the north and north-west sectors to further enhance health, study and career luck. For noble people and for love, relationship and wealth luck, repaint the bedrooms, living or working spaces with pinkish-browns and greens.

Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968)

The Monkey will face challenges and experience a very busy year with lots of travel. Expect a great deal of innovative and creative ideas this year. It is also a very good year to further studies, acquire new knowledge or skills. To further enhance study luck, why not redecorate the south sector at home or office with greenish hues? This will be a busy year of travelling, but try to spend time with loved ones, to maintain sweeter relationships and stronger bonds of love. Take good care of your elders, when it comes to health. Exercise caution in wealth and career related matters. Spend wisely and be extra careful in all new investments. Avoid speculation especially in February, April and August. Expect positive news in May and December.

Colour tip: To attract more noble people for support and guidance and to create positive qi, repaint the living and work spaces with a combination of gold and blue.

Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969)

Monitor your health (respiratory, urinary, eyesight and digestive systems) in March, April, September and December. Go for dental scaling, blood tests and find time to donate blood. There will be more love affairs or new relationships this year. Do not get entangled in unnecessary relationships that may cause arguments. However, most challenges can be resolved.

The female Rooster has better luck than the male Rooster. The Rooster can anticipate good news in May, December and next January.

Colour tip: For better health and positive qi, repaint the centre of house or dining hall with combinations of green, pinkish-brown, red, purple or pink.

Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970)

The Dog can anticipate career and business upgrades. However, the Dog has to put in more effort in all its undertakings.

Take precautions to avert loss of wealth in April, June and October. Be extra careful when investing and avoid speculation.

The Dog must not get entangled in love affairs and court trouble. Stay cool to avoid challenges that may escalate into legal suits.

Colour tip: Use more pinkish-brown coloured accessories or repaint the south-east and north-east sectors with this colour to attract wealth and career luck and to minimise risks.

For greater support, repaint the living or working spaces with the combinations of pinkish-brown, red and purple.

Boar (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971)

The Boar will enjoy greater wealth and career luck this year. Rest assured there will be noble people around to lend a helping hand.

The marriage star is also shining for the Boar who can also expect a new baby this year too! Stay away from getting involved in unnecessary relationships that could lead to gossip, jealousy and arguments.

Good news is in store in March and November!

Colour tip: To further enhance health, study and career luck, decorate or repaint the centre of your house or office with purple or pinkish-brown, and with more blue in the north and north-west sectors. To attract greater relationship and wealth luck, repaint the bedroom, living or work space with combinations of pinkish-brown and green.