Magazine by: KimsDolly Cover Model: Colotl Cover: Hair by llxSHAExll Outfit by Bale
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Page Meet the Sponsors
All About Regionals
All about him… Fashion
Gifts for him
Chinese Astrology – The Year ahead
Quiz: How do others perceive you?
The IMVU Model Regionals
At the Regionals, Model Agencies across IMVU come together with their best Model and go head to head for the top spot for IMVUâ€™s Top Model.
Every 2 months a Top Model will be chosen along with two runners up to win Credits and prizes for themselves and the Agency they represent, and every year These 6 Gold Award holders go head to head for the Diamond Award for the Diamond award for IMVU Top Model.
Regionals Prizes 6) The Winner and two runner ups will receive the items shown in the following showcase… This consists of: • Crown: gold for The winner and flowered for the two runners up • Bouquets as shown in the image •
1st gold, 2nd silver and 3rd bronze place Sash for each of the three
2) The Winner and 2 Runners up will each receive an award sticker to display proudly on their Homepage as shown in the following image… • Winner: Gold Ribbon •
1st Runner up: Silver Ribbon
2nd Runner up: Bronze Ribbon
3) The Winner will receive a minimum of three free gifts a week from our sponsors Catalogue (Note The gifts given will be chosen by the Sponsor) The 1st Runner up will receive two gifts from our sponsors catalogue of their choice and a free full outfit from our sponsors (chosen by me) – this outfit will be featured for the fashion pick in our next issue of IMAGINE magazine
The 2nd Runner up will receive 2 gifts of their choice From any of our sponsors Catalogue 4) The Winner and 2 Runners Up images will be featured on this group wall until The Finals are completed.
5) The Winner and 1st Runner up will be featured in our calendar with a theme of their choice…(except for already themed months February, April, October, December). This calendar will be made available to every agency and on DeviantArt. The Winner will feature on the Cover and fashion pages in the next issue of Imagine Magazine (Outfits will be supplied by me) and the 1 st runner up will Feature in the Quaterly Fashion Pick in the next issue. This magazine is available to every Model Agency. 6) Credit prizes are as follows:• The Winning Model: 3000cr • The Winning Model Agency: 4000cr •
1st Runner Up Agency: 3000cr
2nd Runner Up Agency: 2000cr
**The only changes that ever could be made here is credit prizes could go up The Winning Model and Agency will go through to the Finals to go up against 5 other Models for the Diamond Award at the end of the Year (Prizes are posted for this but could change by the time Finals come round.) Bonus Prizes will be awarded to non-winners. *Prizes are Subject to change before the competition begins depending on circumstances.
1st Place – Colotl 2nd Place – WetNunz 3rd Place – Cajmonet1
Meet Colotl our IMVU Model Regionals Winner
As our first Male winner this year of the IMVU Model regionals Feb/Mar term, He already shows promise. To go up against women and still come out on top Is an accomplishment to be proud of. Colotl has his sayâ€Ś
1. How long have you been modelling for? I have been modelling for about 2 years
2. What do you like best about Modelling? I enjoy the challenge
3. What do you like the least about Modelling? The fashion selection for men is quite limited
4. Tell us a little about your own Agency you run. Itâ€™s an editing / modelling group. Each week we have at least 5 new contests. Some are hiresnobg only others are edited images with background. Prizes depend on the contest.
5. What was your favourite part of the IMVU Model Regionals? The challenge. The catwalk/interview was also fun
6. What was the worst part of competing in the IMVU Model Regionals? Sponsors don't have a wide selection for men, but that is normal in most modelling groups making it more of a challenge for males.
7. What would you like to see more of in Regionals? I think it’s great as it is
8. What were your first thoughts when you were announced the winner? Felt like I had just won an Emmy or an Oscar!
9. What’s your thoughts on the upcoming finals in September? It’s Nerve-wrecking to think of it
10. Any tips for future competitors in the IMVU Model Regionals? Just relax and have fun with it
Overview This year, you're looking at six unfavourable months, five of the good kind and one neutral. How can that be -- after all, this is your year, right? But there's actually luck in those percentages and lots of good hidden in this year. First off it's a Wood year, which is the luckiest element for the Horse. However, beware of too much of a good thing: you can be a bit reckless when you are in pursuit of adventure. Make sure you keep your stamina up if you're going after a long-desired goal. Sometimes you make rash decisions. If you can rein in that tendency over the next year, you should be just fine.
Career Don't pack up your desk and leave your job in a self-righteous huff. Consider the consequences. Yes, you're likely to get an itch for change where work is concerned, but it's actually not the time to start a bunch of new ventures or to take wild risks. Learn how to hone in on what you really want, and then draw up a practical plan about the steps it will take to get there. That's the real source of 'Horse power.' So cultivate your ability to stay the course even if it gets rocky, rugged and dusty. While you should definitely follow your passion, you need to have a path and a plan already in mind. Make sure you have other resources should there be hiccups along the way. A backup plan is the best kind of plan.
Relationships It's a good idea to stay put in your love life this year as well. One day you might feel like you're wildly in love, and the next you're ready to jump ship. Don't do anything until you're sure. Distractions may get in the way of romance, so be aware that a candle needs a match in order to give off light. Single? The good news is that you won't be sitting home on a Saturday night. Your energetic, good-natured vibe will
26 attract lots of interested suitors, so work it. But if a few dates don't turn into a love story for the ages, don't fret. This year might be more about exploring your own needs, and becoming more confident, self-aware or insightful about how you interact within relationships. Hang tight. And in the meantime, enjoy the ride.
Health You've got enough energy to play in the World Series or lead international yoga workshops, but this year is a good time to hang up your hat for a while -- you'll run yourself ragged if you don't slow down a little. You'll have energy to spare this year if you follow all the sensible protocols: eat your vegetables, take your vitamins and sleep in more often. This way, you can sidestep colds, flus and respiratory problems. (To be on the safe side, remember to wash your hands often, too.) Learn to ask for help, especially when it comes to ailments or chronic pain. Even tough Horses need to go to the doctor's now and then.
Wealth A million-dollar idea is just that -- an idea. Before it turns into cash, it's a thought that becomes a series of action and eventually gets results. So don't be discouraged if things aren't panning out financially the way you'd like them to. Look to nature as a guide: There is always a time of gestation. So water the seeds. Nurture the plants. Tend to the garden. Take daily action toward increasing your wealth, knowing that you can trust your intuition. Big investments or buying property might be more trouble than they're worth this year, but it's fine to dream up a few side projects that can help increase cash flow. If you're not doing well in the saving or planning departments, see a tax specialist or download some apps that can help you keep track of your spending.
Overview Will you look at that? You don't have a single unfavourable month this year. The Year of the Horse is yang to your yin and the combination creates great luck in all sectors of your life. Here's the trick to making the most out of this time: let your hair down. Be more adventurous than normal. Get out more. Hit the fitness center after work. Take a little risk occasionally. The key word is 'little' -- you don't need to change your essential nature, just let yourself go every now and then. Experience that Horse type of energy, then come back to the safety and security of your Sheep style. It'll help you be you, but even better.
Career You're in rare form this year, brimming with confidence and authority in the workplace. The thing is, you always had it in you. Now it's just time to unleash that tidal wave of awesome. You're creative, you're innovative and you're a leader. So ramp things up at work! Go after a promotion. Demand that raise. Even better, get out there and start your own company. You've had some ideas floating around that brain of yours. All it requires to get off the ground is the willingness to take a risk -- and maybe a little capital. But you can go places this year. Luck is on your side. Make the move.
Relationships Thank goodness the drama is gone. Now it's all about fun. Yes, fun! Normally you're the serious, sensitive type, but this year is the time to take a more light-hearted approach to love. Whether you're attached or single, you don't need to worry about having The Talk or plotting out a life plan as far as love goes. Let things happen naturally. The more flexible, open and practical your attitude is, the better. If you're single, ditch the online dating sites and meet people the old-fashioned way: through
29 friends, work and going out. If you just get out there and live your life, you may bump into your soul mate along the way.
Health If your health was up-and-down last year, expect things to stabilize. So what to do with all that vibrant wellness? Enjoy life! In fact, enjoy it so much that you push the boundaries of what you thought was possible. Have you always wanted to try surfing? Power yoga? Kickball? Whatever it is, your body will accommodate you. This is also a great time to help educate others about being healthy. Lead by example. And, as always, listen to your intuition -- you already know when it's time to rest, play or move. You might even find yourself taking a whole new approach to food, and that's great. The more you can learn about your body and how to fuel it correctly, the better.
Wealth Whoever said money is the root of all evil clearly didn't know you. You're rolling in the dough this year, and it's about time! Even if you don't win the lottery, just being financially stable will do wonders for your self-esteem and sense of security. Even better? You should finally have enough disposable income to upgrade your wardrobe, buy a new car or move into a nicer place. Just one word of caution: don't be overcome by an urge to spend, spend, spend. Temper any tendency toward extravagance by coming up with a smart savings plan. The ability to have fun while also adding to your nest egg might just be the best combination ever.
Overview Opportunities might not be as numerous as you'd like this year, but not to worry â€“ you can get a lot accomplished if you manage to be careful, cautious and prudent. This year encourages you to get better at reading people and situations before you make your move. Any tendency toward creating mischief will have repercussions, so think twice before trying to play games or pull a fast one. Rather than testing people and their limits, use this year to learn more about yourself and your behavior and how you can help create change for the better.
Career Keep and improve upon the momentum you already have by learning to deal with setbacks. In fact, don't view them as setbacks -- see them as lessons that prepare you for achieving even bigger goals. If you want to make a change about your career path, prepare to be in situations where you have to decide what to do -- quickly. Things are definitely moving at a fast pace, which you like! The challenge here is to play up your strengths, including wit, intelligence and a can-do nature. You're a born problem solver. Show the higher-ups that you can change directions if need be. You may have times when you feel bored and restless. Have patience. If you can play the game for a while, you'll win.
Relationships 'Too much of a good thing' might be the recurring theme here. You excel at having fun, but the Year of the Horse means your romantic attention span might be shorter than usual. Oddly enough, if you can learn the fine art of committing to the right person, place or thing, you might actually end up being blissfully happy. If you're already with a partner, keep everything steady. Rocking the boat may be something you regret in the end. And if you're single, prepare for adventure -- but don't expect that a single
32 instance of electric connection will turn into undying love. Be upfront about expectations, both yours and the other person's. And while self-reliance is a good trait, if you really want love, try letting someone into your life. It's the only way.
Health Your health is a priority this year. Avoid burnout and exhaustion at all costs. If you have any nagging health issues, deal with them instead of putting them off. And don't sacrifice your well-being in the name of fun -- an all-night croquet game that turns into bronchitis isn't worth it. So turn your social light down a notch and opt for calmer, more subdued gatherings -- over-the-top behavior has more immediate and long-lasting consequences this year. And in the true spirit of the Year of the Horse, stay active. Join that tennis club, soccer team or spin class. It will help you channel any excess mental energy in a healthy direction.
Wealth You have a knack for making money, and your hands will be full this year. Horse energy supports your entrepreneurial spirit, problem-solving ability and practical know-how, but you may need help when it comes to making spot-on financial decisions or need to delay those decisions for a while. Now is a good time to let those ideas develop -- you'll cash in on them later. So long as you spend wisely and stay focused, you can do pretty well as far as finances go. One more tip? Don't worry about keeping up a lavish facade. You don't need a fancy car or wardrobe to be well-regarded. Use your money to help others instead -- you're a natural philanthropist, and good karma always comes back to the sender.
Overview A positive, yet realistic outlook is the key to making the most of this year. You'll have some good opportunities and some challenging situations. Now's the time to make the most of your skills, like your attention to detail and innate leadership ability. You can do a lot with the five auspicious months of this year -- while the Horse favours you, it's also a Wood year, which can clash with Metal, your fixed element. That means following the old formula of talent, perseverance and hard work in order to make your own luck. Avoid unnecessary risks. Develop a good sense of timing when you do have to make a big move. Be on your best behaviour and stick to the tried-and-true. Have faith in yourself and everything will turn out better than you could have hoped for.
Career Learn to shine in areas where other people can't compete. That means stop worrying about the people around you and play to your strengths. You can take big strides up the ladder of success, but you have to be willing to remain your sensible, practical self. Others might be running wild or unable to focus, but you're like the eye of the storm. It's true that work may not be wildly fulfilling this year, but that doesn't mean you can't make significant progress. Take some risks, especially when the timing is right. And work on trusting your instincts. Can you be flexible, malleable and open when business requires this of you? If so, congratulations. You're going to do just fine.
Relationships It's not what you say, but how you say it that makes all the difference. And if you're going to dish something out, prepare to get it right back. While things can be easy-going when it comes to love, they can also get rocky if you aren't careful about your perfectionist tendencies. Give your partner a break! Lighten up a little and he
35 or she will see just how wonderful your stable and safe presence can be. Single? There's nothing wrong with being selective (you know what you want), but try being more a little more open-minded. You might discover that the person who's perfect for you is nothing like the person you imagined. Love is funny like that. Go with it. If you aren't willing to take a risk, how will you ever know?
Health This is not the year to take unnecessary chances with your health. While you shouldn't expect anything too dramatic, there's no reason to put yourself in harm's way. Stick with the basics of good health, starting with your diet. The best way to counter a year of unbalanced elements is to fuel your body. Is your energy low? Take in some extra protein and cut out the sugar, especially in the morning. Are you finding it difficult to slow down? This is expected in a Horse year. Make sure you find time to unwind. Check-ups aren't fun, but your pearly whites need care, so be sure to schedule a dentist visit. As Wood is the problem child this year, think in terms of Feng Shui as you replace older wood fixtures with new, modern ones made of metal.
Wealth Keep a closer watch on your finances, especially since this year's energy tends to encourage careless spending and lowered inhibitions. See, you might be prone to changing your mind, and returns aren't always an option -- especially on big purchases. Take a day or two before you decide to buy something. Find a balance between frugality and having a little fun -- that's the perfect place to be. A fancy handbag or luxury automobile might feel good for a few days, but is it worth the credit card hangover? Remain money savvy. One final tip: if you can strike while the iron is hot, your financial know-how plus the passion and enthusiasm fueling this year can create something prosperous and amazing. Make it happen!
Overview You've hit the jackpot with 12 out of 12 favourable months! The year starts off with a Tiger month, which will be one of your best, so you'll have to hit the ground running. Don't let this month slip by -- the time to act is now. And if you haven't yet planned out your big goals for the year, do it soon. There'll be opportunities every month. Of course, you don't have to take advantage of every single one â€“ you don't want to go overboard. Overall, be alert. Expect good stuff to happen. Above all, be open to possibilities. Change might not always be comfortable, but it's necessary to get where you want to go, especially since luck is with you.
Career The sky's the limit, and nowhere is this more true than in your career. Ready to rise to the top? Set yourself up in that corner office? Launch that new business? Honestly, whatever you set your mind to you can achieve. You and the Year of the Horse get along like two peas in a pod, and this energy can catapult you into new territory. What have you always wanted to accomplish? Where have you felt stuck and immobile in your career? What would make your work infinitely better? Dare to dream big. Deal with any self-limiting beliefs now. The time you've been waiting for has arrived. With your diplomatic nature, leadership skills and good sense, there's no telling what you might create. Ready, set, go!
Relationships Love can be so sweet, especially now. You've arrived at a good place, regardless of any setbacks you may have had last year. That va-va-va-voom feeling between you and a certain someone comes around just when you need it -- and it might sweep you off your feet. However, while there is the possibility of wild romance, overall you'll have a sense of harmony and synergy with the ones you love. Single? Stay
38 tuned for an overwhelming, knock-you-off-your-feet type of encounter. Things are moving in that direction. You'll probably find that the loyalty and love you've been looking for in a partner has been right under your nose all along. One last thing: make more time for play this year. Even the most solid partnerships need a few giggles.
Health The great thing about this year is that you're filled with anticipation, and for good reason. So make sure you're in tip-top shape to make the most of all those wonderful things when they do come your way. Test your physical boundaries by picking up a new sport or hobby. Learn to make tasty vegan food. Explore naturopathy, acupuncture and herbs as medicine. The only real caveat is to keep an eye out for exhaustion and fatigue. It feels like your life is moving at the speed of light, and if you're not careful, you might end up feeling depleted. Make sure that you're taking good care of yourself, dealing with stress appropriately and getting enough sleep. There's nowhere to go but up.
Wealth You want to prove to yourself that money is no object -- and maybe it isn't. But in actuality, you have little to prove this year. In fact, if you can just chill out, let the money flow in, and trust that you'll have more when you need it, the results might surprise you. It really is time to trust your intuition when it comes to property, business ventures, career moves and loaning or borrowing money. Plus, luck is on your side when it comes to big financial goals. You can really go places this year. What you do with any cash windfalls is up to you. But make sure you put something into your savings, just to be on the safe side. And if you can work with someone who also has good money sense, your chances of winning become exponentially greater.
Overview This year is definitely an improvement over last, thanks to the fixed element of Wood. In fact, there are actually nine favourable months for you. So let yourself have fun and enjoy any excitement that comes your way. But on the flipside, remember to use the reins during the Year of the Horse so things don't wander off-track or get out of control. Learn to be aware of your emotions. Don't jump into the fray simply because other people are doing it. Don't take unnecessary risks. Meditate more than usual. With these tools by your side, you can keep it together and come out ahead.
Career You're down-to-earth, agreeable and hard-working. This year, you can reach unexpected pinnacles of fortune and success, so start having bigger dreams. Allow yourself to acknowledge your true desires when it comes to your career. Stop settling for the average. Also, it's time to learn how to stand up for yourself once and for all. Don't let other folks steal your thunder or get credit for your ideas and efforts. Claim your power, whether it's in the boardroom or the classroom. Big, dramatic moves won't work for you this year, but slow and steady progress will. You're really in the process of building the foundation for something great, and that means being able to have the career and life of your dreams. There is still work to be done, but you'll have the energy and stamina to get off to a good start this year.
Relationships It's time to breathe a big sigh of relief and lower your dukes. Any conflict you experienced in your love life should be at an end. While things may not be perfect, you're in a much better place. Whether you're single or attached, now is the time to remember that fun and laughter really are the spice of life. Favor action over analysis, movement over stagnation and intuition over logic. And remind yourself that you
41 don't have to be in control of everything. Being a little more outgoing and spending more time playing helps you feel relaxed and approachable. And don't be afraid to fly solo, whether that means spending time away from your sweetie or embracing the single life. You're on a good path where romance is concerned.
Health Pick yourself up and dust yourself off from last year. Right now is a time of cleansing, recalibrating your energy and refining your health habits until they're squeaky-clean. No one is asking you to be perfect, but make a concerted effort to do better. Hire a personal trainer. Join a dance class. Get back into that childhood sport you loved so much. This year is all about physical movement, so stay active, but don't overdo it. Take the proper precautions. If you see that your diet is healthy and you get enough sleep, you should get through this year with flying colors.
Wealth This year you manage to capture that elusive feeling known as 'financial security.' You're incredibly good at working quietly in the background, slowly building a nest egg or a company. The trick is to cash in when the time is right. Chances are good this can happen for you if you develop your sense of timing. In other words, take calculated risks and move on worthwhile opportunities. Map out a plan to buy that new home, car or business. It's really possible. The Year of the Horse invites you to push beyond the boundaries of what you thought was possible, so think better and act bigger. And along the way, be smart about your money. You're already good at that.
Overview This year, the secret to coming out on top is to keep a cool head and make the most of what you are given. Rats are independent and like to do things their way, are unafraid of risk and think of the world as their playground. Usually, that attitude gets you what you want. The Year of the Horse asks you to be more flexible and adapt your style to changing circumstances. Challenging everyone and everything in your path is not a good idea, but going with the flow is. Taking it easy will also help. Game-changing ventures, big plans: let these ideas sit and come to fruition before you start taking action. Slow and steady is the name of the game. Yes, this feels different to your usual method of operation, and it might feel uncomfortable at first, but you'll like the results.
Career Uh-oh. You're having one of those moments where work seems boring. 'It's time for a change!' you think. But then doubts start to arise: are you making a rash decision? Pay attention to these types of questions this year, because you're going to have the urge to switch things up one minute, only to change your mind the next. Quitting your job at the law firm and starting an organic vegetable farm in the middle of nowhere seem really appealing -- or is it that you want to go to medical school instead? This is the year to take a few well-calculated risks rather than acting on impulse. Stay in the planning phase and think about long-term strategy. The good news is that your ideas will almost certainly be brilliant.
Relationships This year emphasizes change and the thrill of the chase, but you tend to do better in solid partnerships. That means there may be moments when you really aren't sure what you want. Are you meant to be single and live it up? Or should you stay
44 put and make things work with your sweetheart? If you can find a sense of balance, you may just find the perfect balance in love. But if you're really ready for change, this year's energy might give you the gusto to make it happen. Just make sure your choice is based on something real, not a whim. Sleep on it for a few months. If you're single, you might meet someone who prizes his/her independence as much as you do. The challenge is figuring out how to become a couple without losing your sense of self.
Health 'Burning the midnight oil' is a phrase that will become familiar this year. You're up, out, about and all over the place. And while this might be a good strategy for your career, it's not the best plan for your health. Fortunately, with some careful planning and awareness, exhaustion is avoidable. Remember to slow down, breathe and schedule in time for self-care. That way you can avoid respiratory problems, achy joints or injuries that might otherwise occur. Go easy in that Pilates class. Drink more water. Eat clean, healthy foods. It sounds simple, but small tweaks to your daily behaviour will go a long way. You'll really have to find the balance between work, play and rest. If you start a diet or a health regimen, stick with it. You'll reap the benefits if you see it through for a significant amount of time.
Wealth Staying on task is what's important when it comes to your net worth. You can also learn to detach from what your bank statement says. Do numbers really dictate who you are as a person? Let go of the money-ego thing and learn to live in the moment. Money can't buy happiness, so be sure to take that lesson to heart. When you're presented with the opportunity to take a risk this year (and you will be), just make sure you know what's involved. The outcome can't be predicted, but having a backup plan is an element you can control. An overall good strategy this year? Save as much as you spend -- or more.
Overview The Year of the Horse takes off at a full gallop. However, the more deliberate Ox tends to step back and ruminate. This year is a good time to plan, think ahead and strategize. How do you deal with challenges? What are your strengths and weaknesses? This year is a great time to think 'slow and steady.' In general, sidestep risks in favor of strategic decision-making. Move ahead when good opportunities present themselves, but do so cautiously. Your success this year depends on being true to your style, which will take an inner sense of purpose and steadfastness, which, fortunately, you have in spades. The Horse likes to stir things up and move at a fast pace. Your mission is not to get caught up in the fuss. You're a determined person -- now's the time to show it.
Career Your career may see some ups and downs this year, but that's what you need. As an Ox, you can get complacent, and when things get shaken up, you're required to learn how to think on your feet. It may be unsettling, but it is also exhilarating. The universe is asking you to clarify what it is you really want. Embrace the opportunity to merge your true passions with your work. Developing a sense of poise and confidence is also key to your success this year. If you want something, speak up and ask for it. Better yet, elbow out the competition with your strength and fortitude. Develop your sense of timing. Know when to ask for a raise, switch jobs or start a business. And there's nothing wrong with hiring a career or life coach to help you clarify your goals and get you back on track. March on!
Relationships Ah, love. One minute it seems like the meaning of life. The next, it's the bane of one's existence. One thing about this year: romance won't be boring! For instance:
47 that interesting, invigorating free spirit you meet makes you laugh, but may not want to settle down. Or you could actually be the one questioning how committed you want to be. If you're already attached, there could be questions that come up around those big issues of freedom and trust. A strong bond can help you work through whatever arises, so don't stress. In any case, it's a good idea for you to buckle up and prepare for some turbulence. But remember: a little turbulence can actually be fun if you're able to let go, trust yourself and realize that being flexible in love a bit might actually make you a happier person. Now there's a thought to ponder.
Health Your numerical age doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your physical fitness, especially this year. You can be 60 and in the best shape of your life, or you can be 16 and unable to get up a flight of stairs. If you haven't been feeling your best, it's time to be honest about your lifestyle. This year, it's extremely important to take care of yourself. Healthy diet? Check. Plenty of sleep? Check. An exercise routine you do regularly? That one will take more effort to integrate into your schedule, but it will be worth it when you do. Don't take your well-being for granted! Think about adopting better eating habits at the start of the year. There's never been a better time.
Wealth Money is your security blanket. And while no one is going to take that away from you this year, it might become clear that you need to start quilting a bigger blanket. Unexpected expenses could require you to shell out some cash. Or you may even get swept away by the impulsive energy swirling around and buy something outside your price range. Just know that you're smart enough to stay afloat. Financially, you can shine, especially if you make smart, well-calculated moves. If money is already no object? Learn to spend a little more freely. Donate to the less fortunate.
Overview How sweet it is -- the Year of the Horse, that is. After two years filled with obstacles, your time to shine has come! You get 11 favorable months and one neutral month this year. Nothing can hold you back while the Horse has the reins. That big dream you've had forever? Carpe diem. This is the perfect time to implement changes for the better. This year is all about adventure and evolution. Do some hard thinking, then get out there and lead the parade. You're going to have some luck in all areas of your life. Keep your eyes wide open so you don't miss those good opportunities.
Career Sound the alarm -- it's go time! Your career is on fire this year. It's not an exaggeration to say that you're nearly unstoppable. Question is, what do you want to do with this power? Is it time to pour your heart and soul into a new project? Say 'see ya' to the nine-to-five job? Or would you rather rise on the corporate ladder at your current company? Whatever it is, you've got lots of energy and stamina pushing you forward. The best part? You can tackle lots of projects and never lose focus. Well, maybe not 'never,' but you get the idea. The sky is the limit, and so is your imagination. Open up that noggin of yours and dream big.
Relationships Thought you'd cozy up with your Kindle and avoid the dating scene to find yourself this year? Think again. While there's nothing wrong with taking time to work on yourself, it's a problem when you're the star of the show -- and you are, at least where romance is concerned. Single or attached, you're attracting honeys like crazy. So work it! If you're itching to take the next step in your life as a couple, all signs point to yes. This year, love is filled with excitement. So even if you're feeling blase about your partner, there ought to be a few surprises that bring the zip and zing
50 right back into your heart. So don't shy away from your inner pizzazz. Own it. Flirt, dance, drink, love and be merry.
Health Staying fit is at the top of your priority list. You tackle health goals with a new gusto this year. Want to lose those last five pounds? Tired of not being able to keep up with your kids? Just want to look hot in a bathing suit? All you need to do to achieve those goals is find a plan that works for you and to stick with it. Finding ways to integrate exercise into your daily routine keeps you mentally and physically sharp. And you might even start a new eating regimen that seems to work wonders for your well-being. Just make sure you don't burn the candle at both ends. Yes, there will be plenty of play, but even Tigers need a good snooze to stay in tip-top shape.
Wealth Wealth? Yes, please, and lots of it. Honestly, it's about time those big ideas paid off, right? Money comes rushing into your life this year, from lucky flukes like finding a 20 bill on the sidewalk to finally getting a big promotion. Unexpected checks are likely to show up out of the blue, too. The source of this flow is most likely coming from a simple but potent talent you possess: the ability to make things happen. That entrepreneurial spirit works to your advantage right now, and you can tell those naysayers 'I told you so' when you make your first million. Be smart with your riches. Spend a little, save a lot and use the rest to fund your next big idea.
Overview Overall, you come out ahead this year, especially if you learn how to operate outside of your comfort zone. You see seven favourable and only five unfavourable months. Since it's a Wood year, which is very good for the Rabbit, you are literally in your element, which mitigates the year's wilder energies and brings them closer to your style. The trick is to know yourself and stick to your own pace. When things get crazy, watch from afar rather than joining in. And when you're feeling it, get in on the action. You're definitely going to have good opportunities.
Career Sometimes it's good to bite off more than you can chew. Yes, this means lots of things will be out of your control, but you might want to take that risk, if only to see what could happen. If you're longing to make strides in your career, you're going to need to keep up with this year's brisk pace. So learn to harness your creativity to work in tandem with the Horse's practicality and speed. Don't let others keep setting the direction. If you have a vision for something, sell it. As a Rabbit, you're got brilliant ideas coming out of your ears. Maybe it's time to launch one of them into your own company or project. Scratch that. Not maybe. Definitely!
Relationships Sometimes being silly is more satisfying than a heart-to-heart talk. Yes, relationships do require serious discussions and things of that nature, but it wouldn't hurt to lighten up a little. Saddle up and let the Year of the Horse take you wherever he roams. Loosen up those rigid and strict rules about love and you'll enjoy yourself a lot more. And remember that romance is great -- the best -- but a true, lasting partnership is almost always built on friendship. If you're single, open those peepers. Someone you already know (and adore) platonically might actually be a great match for you.
53 Attached? Work on being more spontaneous. That means no more boring and predictable date nights, vacations or other activities. There's a whole world out there. Go live in it -- together.
Health You knew it was going to be a busy year, but you had no idea how much energy your life would require. Be careful in the first few months of the year to avoid burnout. This year requires stamina. Be proactive about making sure you're eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep. Don't rely on caffeine, sugar or fast food to cope with your busy life. You need to eat whole foods with lots of protein. Be sure to rest when you're tired and steer clear of anything that may over-stimulate your sensitive system. As long as you're drinking your green juice and doing your yoga, that inner sense of balance will stay with you.
Wealth Hello, independence! Making money is all about harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit this year. It's that perfect merging of practical good sense (which you have) and a sparkling vision (which you also have) to bring your ideas to life. You may be a creature of habit (and prefer working behind the scenes, for that matter), but the Year of the Horse challenges you to think bigger. Step up and lead the team. Break tradition. And try not to care so much about cash flow. If you follow your passion, the money will be there. If you run low, you'll make more. A good motto this year is 'you can't take it with you.' If you're brave and bold enough to chase your dreams, well, you might just find happiness and a paycheck big enough to satisfy your champagne tastes. Now that sounds like success!
Overview You and the Year of the Horse make beautiful music together. You get 9 favourable, 2 neutral and only 1 unfavorable month this year, plus lots of fun and adventure. In fact, you can probably shine in every area of your life. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make your dreams happen. And, yes, it's okay to take some risks. One warning: your attention span might be shorter than usual. Plus, you have to be willing to stand up and do things for yourself. You'll have to provide the drive to make it across the finish line. Don't worry -- you have it in you. Events are going to happen fast this year -- at a gallop, not a trot, so do some planning now. And by all means, keep your eyes and ears open. Opportunities could come in bunches.
Career Whoever invented the phrase 'heavy hitters' could have been talking about you this year! It's certainly the time for power plays, and lucky you, that's where your talent lies. At work, buckle down in order to prove to the bosses that you're ready to make a big move. True, you might feel pulled in several different directions, but the best course of action is the one that will allow you to follow your bliss. Also, expect your social life to be an instrumental part of your success this year. Parties, galas, conferences, power lunches: don't pass up an invitation if at all possible. You never know who might be there!
Relationships Passion may be your middle name, but you may not have met your match -- until now. Romance? Check. Fireworks? Check. Drama? Double check. This doesn't mean things are going in the wrong direction -- on the contrary, they may be perfectly in place -- but there might be a few bumps along the way. Get ready to commit or quit, and know that whomever you get tangled up with is probably not to be taken lightly.
56 If you're attached, be careful about indulging in a seemingly harmless flirtation at the office. If you cross a boundary, it may not be easy to find your way back.
Health Slowing down can be a good thing, but you may not be willing to heed that advice this year. Honestly, the Year of the Horse is one of the few times where you can burn the midnight oil without running out of fuel completely. In fact, you might just thrive in this atmosphere. Extreme sports are appealing to you, too. Dirt biking, mountain climbing, surfing -- you have to channel all that energy somewhere. Physical accomplishments will only support your other endeavors, so make it a goal to get in good shape. As for your diet, stick with the concept of intuitive eating. It may sound cliched, but listen to your body's wisdom. It knows what you need.
Wealth Money comes in, money goes out. This might be your casual attitude when it comes to finances, but it's time to readjust your thinking this year. Why? Well, having just a wee bit more get-up-and-go when it comes to cash could help you manifest some long-held dreams about building a financial empire. Hear that noise? It's the sound of opportunities whizzing by -- you'll have to act quickly on them over the next several months. Look for opportunities to partner up in business ventures with people who are just as passionate as you are. But be careful that you don't get swept away. A wrong move could cost a lot. Then again, it might just yield amazing possibilities. You have to be the judge.
Overview Lucky you! Your good months outnumber the other kind this year. Still, there are several months where you want to err on the side of caution. There'll be opportunities. There'll be challenges. Learn how to tell one from the other. Galloping into the unknown is not your style. When things get wild, you don't have to go along for the ride and probable crash. You're good at reading people and situations, and this year is when you want to put those skills to work. You're going to have your lucky moments. Move quickly -- like the Horse -- when they arrive. You'll be just fine in the end.
Career You're probably the type of employee that tends to take the safe route. This isn't to say you can't be proactive when you need to be, but now is the time to learn the true meaning of 'going after what you want.' Know this: you're capable. You're worthy. You're talented. You can do it. It's just that nagging self-doubt can hold you back. Your challenge for the year is to turn off those self-criticisms. Don't over-analyze. Take judicious action. Trust your instincts and aim for being practical, resourceful and enthusiastic rather than introverted, philosophical and creative. In short, show initiative and get the job done. If you follow this path, you'll be attracting a promotion, clients or a raise along the way.
Relationships In your romantic life, there have probably been people who didn't quite understand how to truly connect with you. The reality is that still waters run deep, and you're one calm-looking lake, Snake. But this year, it's good to lighten up just a tad. Focus on friendship, fun and the practical matters of love rather than trying to forge a soul-shaking connection. In truth, there are probably more pressing questions to
59 ask yourself, like whether or not you're ready to get married, or how compatible you are with that cute but not-so-smart neighbor. Don't confuse lust for love, or initial chemistry for long-term staying power. If you're single, shed your skin and be a little more approachable. Go to parties. Accept blind dates. Love isn't a science. It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time -- with the right attitude.
Health This year, it's important to step up your health and fitness efforts. Take preventative measures and you can avoid prolonged illnesses, broken bones or random incidents of food poisoning that could befall less aware Snakes. So be sensible and smart: no, carrot cake does not count as a vegetable. And no more skipping the gym! It's all about balance. Getting some exercise is the best way to counteract any sense of lethargy. Do what you can to stay in tip-top shape. Drink those herbal teas, make sleep a priority, and maybe even try some acupuncture or yoga.
Wealth You're not really into the whole flashy, showy side of money, and that bodes well for you this year. It's more about making practical advances and being smart with your cash, not going big or risking your life savings in some wild investment. True, the Year of the Horse invites you to make quick decisions about your funds, but stay focused and don't lose your head. You might feel drawn toward many different money-making schemes, but only a few are worth your time. Keep your cash where you can see it. And that deal you negotiate with a new business or client? Make sure you read the fine print and get all the proper signatures. It's better to be safe than sorry.
How others may perceive you Do you ever wonder how other people perceive you? Take this short test to find Out moreâ€Ś
1. When do you feel your best?
a. In the morning b. During the afternoon and early evening c. Late at night
2. You usually walk
a. Fairly fast, with long steps b. Fairly fast, with short, quick steps c. Less fast, head up, looking the world in the face d. Less fast, head down e. Very slowly
3. When talking to people you
a. Stand with your arms folded b. Have your hands clasped c. Have one or both your hands on your hips d. Touch or push the person to whom you are talking e. Play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair
4. When relaxing, you sit with
a. Your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side b. Your legs crossed c. Your legs stretched out or straight d. One leg curled under you
5. When something really amuses you, you react with
a. A big, appreciative laugh b. A laugh, but not a loud one c. A quiet chuckle d. A sheepish smile
6. When you go to a party or social gathering you
a. Make a loud entrance so everyone notices you b. Make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know c. Make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed
7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard, and you're interrupted. Do you..
a. Welcome the break b. Feel extremely irritated c. Vary between these two extremes
8. Which of the following colors do you like most? a. Red or orange b. Black c. Yellow or light blue d. Green e. Dark blue or purple f. White g. Brown or gray
9. When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you lieâ€Ś
a. Stretched out on your back b. Stretched out face down on your stomach c. On your side, slightly curled d. With your head on one arm e. With your head under the covers
10. You often dream that you are
a. Falling b. Fighting or struggling c. Searching for something or somebody d. Flying or floating e. You usually have dreamless sleep f. Your dreams are always pleasant
64 Add up your points using the table below: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2 6 4 4 6 6 6 6 7 4
4 4 2 6 4 4 2 7 6 2
6 7 5 2 3 2 4 5 4 3
2 7 1 5
4 2 5
3 1 6
Analysis Over 60 points: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care" You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.
51 to 60 points: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.
41 to 50 points: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.
31 to 40 points: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest...Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.
21 to 30 points: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.
Under 21 points: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.
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