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What Does the Chinese Zodiac Say About Your Condo?

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The Chinese New Year is upon us to kick off a brand new year. Chinese New Year is celebrated for sixteen days, from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival, which will officially start on February 12, 2021 until January 31, 2022.

2021 is the year of the Metal Ox, which is the second animal in the Chinese Zodiac. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Meanwhile, according to Chinese Astrology, the Ox possesses positive characteristics such as being hardworking, honest, earnest, and methodical animal as attributed to its role in agriculture.  Oxen are known to be low key and never look praise or to be the center of attention. This often hides their talent, but they will gain recognition through their hard work.

2021 is going to be a year when work will get rewarded, and those zodiac signs who are lucky in terms of money will be the ones that will make a considerable effort. 2021 is a year when all the problems get solved with discipline.

As to the lucky colors for this year, it is said that green and yellow can attract prosperity and success.

Here's a quick look into the predictions and horoscope for Year of the Ox. Don’t forget to deck out your condo unit with lucky Chinese New Year decorations to bring in good luck, prosperity, wealth, and happiness. Here’s how you can get started!

RAT (Born: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

For those born under the Year of the Rat, it is important to look into your health. Some health concerns may challenge you owing to the illness energies of the year. It is best to surround yourself with health and longevity amulets and display an anti-illness cure in the North sector of your condo or office.

Keep your condo space smelling fresh and clean by using aroma diffusers – they are affordable, therapeutic, and soothing that can have several relaxation and health-related benefits including stress relief, safe scent-dispersion, among others.

Read: Top 10 Best Aroma Diffusers to Buy Online in the Philippines 2020

OX (Born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

There is a promise of a better year with endless possibilities. The future prosperity and magnifying star, will bring in luck in everything that you do. It will be a time for new jobs, bountiful harvests, and lots of celebrations.

Oxen are said to have an intense attachment to his or her condo dwelling. This year, try some renovation projects that will bring fresh look and vibe to your condo space. Check on your sofa, bed, and dining table and see how you can turn them from beat-up to brand new-looking.

TIGER (Born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Changes await the tiger in 2021. Though there will be some confrontations and even criticism by others, the tiger must remember to be flexible. Be careful in your dealings because a powerful person might pose obstacles in your path. Still, you will benefit from this year’s future prosperity and magnifying star.

Just like how the Tiger portrays a strong front, their condo unit presents a bold exterior that can oftentimes mask the clutter that goes on behind the scenes. This year, remove the excess and keep your condo unit clutter-free and organized! Try to slow the accumulation of things in your condo and discover clutter-clearing habits to keep your condo living space clean. 

Read: Tips in De-cluttering your Condo Unit this 2021

RABBIT (Born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

The year 2021 will be a defining year for the rabbit. You will have to deal with challenges but think about your decisions carefully to avoid further difficulties. Your ability to adapt to changes will be the solution during this time. If things get too overwhelming, you may need to take a breather and step back.

People born in the year of the Rabbit are known to be very social and easy-going and they give emphasis on social spaces in the condo. This year, check on how you can improve the look of your social spaces and think about how you can maximize your condo space with multifunctional furniture that you can use for your upcoming casual dinners and lunches in the condo. 

DRAGON (Born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Those under the dragon sign may have a challenging year because of the threat of the dreaded Five Yellow or the misfortune star. This doesn’t mean things won’t work out, it would just take a little more effort than you will normally exert.

People born in this Chinese astrological year are passionate and intense and they have the love for arts. There’s no better way to style your condo unit this year than to have a sophisticated art collection and curated decor that would help enliven the condo space.

SNAKE (Born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Those born in the Year of the Snake should be wary as they bear the Five Yellow misfortune star. Provided you surround yourself with protection mantra amulets, especially the 5-element pagoda, this year could still bring you a rich harvest.

Snakes are said to be the most nostalgic animal in Chinese astrology. People born under the year of the Snake appreciate memories and items from the past. This 2021, decorate your condo with photos from past travels, reunions and personal milestones. This way, you’d be able to appreciate your life accomplishments and special moments that transpired over the years.

HORSE (Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

After a difficult 2020, the year of the horse finally has the auspicious star of victory and success. This 2021, they may pursue their goals with ease. It is time to start rebuilding, making tough decisions, and putting things in place.

People born under the year of the horse are willing to listen to people’s suggestions and are very flexible. Check on how you can integrate elements that will always keep you inspired. Keep an open layout in your condo so you can easily change it according to your changing lifestyles. 

SHEEP (Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)

The sheep will have "bumpy ride" this 2021. There is an argumentative star in your chart. It also doesn't help that the Ox is the astrological enemy of the Sheep. The sheep will be facing a test of character and will need to prove themselves to the industry they are in. You should safeguard your finances and every area of your life this year.

This year, Sheep will be protective of their condo space. They will invest in practical condo furniture pieces and items that will bring comfort and will easily work in every space in the condo unit. Think of throw pillows, soft rugs and Ikea-inspired cabinets to include in your condo interior styling plan.

MONKEY (Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

Conflict may arise for those under the monkey sign due to the presence of the argumentative star in their chart. The year 2021 will test your planning skills. You will find new markets to invest in, but will need to improve your negotiation skills. Make sure you do not repeat past mistakes.

People born in the year of the Monkey are more likely to rent condo spaces than invest in a condo unit of their own. They like to move to different places and adapt to ever-changing environment. In terms of condo furniture, they prefer those items that are easily convertible like sofa beds and extendable dining sets. 

ROOSTER (Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

The rooster is one of the lucky signs this year as they are blessed with the wealth and prosperity star number 8 on their chart. Your career will be great and you could expect rewards for all your efforts. You must trust in your abilities, but at the same time carry your team along. You can’t work in isolation in this New Year.

Roosters are hardworking and organized and this also reflects on their condo living. They prefer to have minimalist condo interior design with Muji-inspired storage units and furniture. Check on how you can balance style and functionality to keep you productive this year.

Read: ‘Japandi’ interior Design Hacks to Try in Your Condo

DOG (Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

The year 2021 will be a challenging year for those under the dog sign as there are stars of robbery and accidents. Despite this, the dog should not lose hope because the elements of the year will give him the desire to grow and he will be able to think outside the box.

People born under the year of the Dog are very private. They love to focus on intimate spaces and they give importance to man caves and bedrooms that will keep them relaxed and comfortable especially after a long day’s work.

This year, focus on making your man cave more relaxing and peaceful by coloring it calm and testing out new bedroom paint color that bring to mind a peaceful vibe. You can also soothe your senses by turning your bedroom into a spa-like condo space that will give you a relaxing retreat that you will always look forward to.

BOAR (Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

The year of the Ox may not present a smooth journey for those under the boar sign because of the robbery and accident star in their chart. However, there will be some good news that they can capitalize on to make this year favorable for them. You should seek opportunities that will help you grow and avoid succumbing to excesses.

People born under the year of the Boar are sociable. They love interacting and collaborating with people. This might be a good year to explore working with an interior stylist to give a fresher vibe to your condo unit. Try collaborating on new styles that you can adopt to your living space.


2020 has been a very unexpected year for many because of the Covid-19 pandemic that hit people globally. However, one good thing that the said pandemic has caused is that it was able to change how people view the idea of financial independence.

A lot of people have realized the value of investments and emergency funds. Young people learned the importance of saving. Investors saw the opportunity to invest more and diversify their portfolio. A lot of people saw the value of real estate investing.

Though it is fun and fascinating to read the Chinese Astrology, we should strive hard and not just depend on stars and hope for luck to come. We should create our own success through investing in a viable venture, like condominium properties.

Vista Residences, the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista land & Lifescapes, Inc. offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominiumprojects in Manila and Quezon City that are perfect to invest in.

Vista Residences condominium properties are strategically located within inner-city areas that are in close proximity to developed business districts and premier universities making it more attractive for rental opportunities.

As you get a grasp of real estate investing, you will learn that you do not really need luck in real estate investment as value of condo property always appreciate even in unfortunate times.

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