Here’s how you can turn the Year of the Water Tiger into your biggest adventure

With only a month left to 2022, we reflect on the year that was—the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, borders reopening, travel resuming, businesses recovering, and the world easing into a new norm.

As we wrap up an eventful Year of the Water Tiger and prepare to hop into the Year of the Water Rabbit starting from January 22, 2023, Malaysia's master of Chinese Metaphysics and world-renowned feng shui expert Dato' Joey Yap gives Tatler an overview of what each animal sign in the Chinese zodiac can expect in December 2022.

Read more: Chinese New Year 2022: The 12 Animal Signs Forecast for the Year of the Water Tiger

Happy reading and have a great year-end!


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1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022

Tigers, you’re not quite out of the woods yet. Expect the conflicts of the previous month to spill into this one and carry on to the end of the year. There’s a possibility of encountering people in your life that have negative intentions towards you. They might seem nice on the surface, but just like crocodiles masquerading as logs, nothing is ever as it seems. Pay these individuals no heed; focus on yourself and keep your eye on the prize.


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1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011

In the final month of 2022, you may be feeling a little down in the dumps when it comes to work. This season of demotivation may be caused by burnout. As the days go by, your colleagues may start seeking greener pastures, possibly making you consider mirroring their actions. Ultimately, you must always make the best choice for yourself, but don’t be hasty with big decisions.


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1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012

Your career is firing on all cylinders, especially if you already have a defined set of goals in mind. This December, being efficient is your best move in life. Everything should go incredibly smoothly and you will experience constant mental serenity. However, don’t rest on your laurels just yet. There’s a chance for you to lose on investments or certain speculative activities, such as gambling. With that in mind, the best path here is to just stay away from them.


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1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013

December is a suitable moment for the Snakes to get off the grind and take a well-deserved break. Despite how busy the year has been so far, use this month to focus on your investments and unwind to your heart’s content. Be sure to also keep your health in check. You may experience certain respiratory issues related to the throat and trachea, so take care and stay sharp.


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1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014

Your fortunes are looking a bit shaky this month and you could be having some trouble with legal situations. Home life won’t exactly be a bed of roses either, with the possibility of problems with the family. With that in mind, be extra mindful of the elderly folks at home, especially due to their delicate age.


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1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015

Sometimes trying not to be petty is a challenge, and that sums up December for goats. You may find yourself clashing with colleagues over the smallest matters, despite any attempts at a workaround. Watch your health closely as well, as it’ll be rather easy for you to fall sick this December, especially regarding conditions related to your eyes. Keep yourself away from anything that could trigger such a situation.


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1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016

If you’re into a fast-paced lifestyle, then this December is certainly the month for you. Whether it’s work, family, health or matters of the heart, you’ll definitely be a busy little bee. You could end up feeling physically and mentally worn out as a result. Stay on top of things by shelving all your unnecessary social interactions for the month and using that bonus time to get plenty of rest.


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1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017

Think you’ve met the perfect person? Think again. As perfect as they may seem, things might not work out if they’re not meant to. Unfortunately, this month’s dreamboat will have to hit the road because they are not quite right for you and pursuing this relationship any further might result in a twinge of heartache. As for Roosters who are already crowing about their successful relationships, this month brings with it a risk of two-timing and the possibility of a break-up.


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1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018

Shifting into a brand new year might have the unfortunate consequence of keeping last month’s good fortune well out of reach. Stay sharp around those closest to you because one of them may bring trouble. As you’re weathering this particular storm, the best course of action is to steer clear of being a middleman and keep your nose out of the business of others.


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1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

Everything appears to be hunky-dory within the confines of your career, and the job is working for you as much as you are working for it. However, your side hustles may end up going sideways instead, so pause any efforts for a supplementary income to avoid the risk of losses. Cease all investments in places or people, and put more work into stabilising your finances.


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1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020

This month, your career will run like a well-oiled machine, but bear in mind that this smooth sailing period comes with heavier responsibilities. Your work-related stress levels may inevitably build. Don’t blow a gasket however, because you can always reach out to your superiors and higher-ups for a little nudge in the right direction. As long as you’re willing to ask, help will always be there.


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1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021

Stand firm and brace yourself, because there’s a chance that December isn’t going to end on a high note for you. Keep your investments on hold, as there’s a possibility of losing money. On top of that, make sure to stay well away from any gambling or similar activities. The most important thing to focus on is planning your finances and being prudent with money. Temptations to spend it may lurk around every corner but hold out against those impulses and your patience will be rewarded.

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