The cards have spoken

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 February, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 February, 2005, 12:00am

We usually consult a feng shui master for the new year's fortune, but this year we decided to try something different. Gladys Phan is one of Hong Kong's most popular tarot readers for teenagers.

Rooster (1969, 1981, 1993)

The resurrection card signifies death and rebirth. There will be many fluctuations in your academic achievements, especially during May, June and July. But things can change for the good if you learn from your mistakes. If you are single, romantic love is likely to occur. But these relationships are not solid and are unlikely to be long-term. Take good care of your eyes.

Dog (1970, 1982, 1994)

Things are likely to go your way, and you can perform even better in school if you relax slightly. The card of lovers shows you can develop a long-term relationship with someone this year, especially if you are already dating. But be mindful of your eating habits and lifestyle, as you will lead a very active social life.

Pig (1971, 1983, 1995)

You will tend to excel in subjects of pure science that involve logical thinking. Beware of becoming entangled in complicated relationships as the card of Devil signifies love triangles, lies and dishonesty. For health, the reverse card of Justice indicates imbalance, and your body is likely to suffer from imbalance of hormones or ear fluid.

Rat (1972, 1984, 1996)

You won't have the guidance of good classmates or teachers this year, so you must rely on yourself in your studies. The reverse card of Ace of Swords shows you may be secretly in love with someone, but you are likely to remain single. Pay attention to your finances and don't overspend.

Ox (1973, 1985, 1997)

It's time for you to catch up and eradicate your bad study habits. Control your temper to avoid falling out with your love interest. You won't be seriously sick this year but will have many minor illnesses. Don't put too much pressure on yourself; rather focus on keeping stress-free.

Tiger (1974, 1986, 1998)

Be prepared for some setbacks as your hard work may not pay off this year. You will have plenty of options for dating, as the card of Page of Pentacles indicates many people will be courting you. Open yourself to new things and challenges otherwise you may lose out on opportunities to learn.

Rabbit (1963, 1975, 1987)

Plans for studying overseas or going to university may be disrupted as the reverse card of World implies dreams falling apart. But your efforts in love will be rewarded. The card of Lovers shows harmony and happiness, and you won't be touched by illnesses. Don't strain yourself by doing too much and plan more carefully this year.

Dragon (1964, 1976, 1988)

There will be many pleasant surprises in your studies and interesting things to learn. But you are confused with your love life, and the relationship with your love interest is in stalemate. Have a body check-up as it may reveal health problems as a result of your lifestyle. Take good care of your knees and ankles.

Snake (1965, 1977, 1989)

The card of Magician represents change and a happy start. Students of creative disciplines will do particularly well in their studies. If you are single, you may start a long-term relationship with someone this year. Watch out for accidents, especially those related to water.

Horse (1966, 1978, 1990)

Your grades will improve thanks to help from good teachers and classmates. No drastic changes can be predicted in romance and your love life is stable. But the card of Nine of Swords represents nightmares, and you will feel pain in areas above your shoulder. Believe more in yourself as you lack self-confidence and tend to become tense easily.

Goat (1967, 1979, 1991)

Studying with friends helps to improve your studies. There will be no breakthrough in your love life, but you will enjoy the vanity of being courted by someone. The card of Six of Pentacles indicates you may focus too much on your studies this year. This may lead to an unbalanced lifestyle and affect your health.

Monkey (1968, 1980, 1992)

You are interested in too many things - you must learn to focus more. Your love life will blossom but you should focus on friendship as your relationships with friends may be marred by gossip. The reverse card of World warns you not to take your health lightly.