In Chinese astrology, celebrating the Lunar New Year is often associated with vibrant red, which is traditionally believed to bring luck and prosperity. But the color red may or may not be such a lucky color throughout the year for you depending on your zodiac sign. Read on to find 3 colors that will bring you luck in health, relationships and career!
*I’ve also listed the birth years of each zodiac sign, but if you’re born in January and February, then you’re likely to be under the zodiac sign from the previous year. For a more accurate reading, check your birthdate. *
🐭Rat – Black x Orange x Naples Yellow
Birth Years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Those born in the year of the rat are opportunists, whose wit and ambition often get them out of difficult situations. Instead of bright yellow, the creamy hue of Naples yellow is the lucky color that’ll gently boost the rat’s spirits emotionally and physically, granting them just the right amount of confidence for their pursuits.
While 2019 sets the stage for a progressive career, the color black will remind the sociable rat that vigilance before decisions is the key to success. In the relationships department, vivid orange will boldly inspire the rat to actively socialize and strengthen bonds.
🐮Ox – Porcelain White x Garnet Red x Golden Yellow
Birth Years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Although they’ll be surrounded by people who’ll aid them in achieving their goals, the ox will find their career success hugely dependent on the efforts they invest. Porcelain white represents purity and honesty that resonates with the ox’s core qualities. Keeping this color close acts as a reminder for the ox that perseverance along with humbleness are indispensable for stable success.
Moreover, a dash of golden yellow can further enhance their sociability, as the color advocates warmth and friendliness. With a very career-driven year ahead, maintaining strength and stamina are important. Garnet red resembles the deep hue of blood, and while bursting with vitality, it also invigorates will-power and courage.
🐯 Tiger – Prussian Blue x Scarlet x Dark Amber
Birth Years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
The tiger will face many challenges this year, making them vulnerable to stress and other health issues. Dark amber inspires confidence but can also subtly alert the passionate yet easily aggravated tiger. Similarly, although charming in social circles, the tiger won’t have much luck expanding nor progressing with new and existing relationships. However, keeping scarlet red colors around will rekindle their lost confidence.
Courageous and never afraid to speak their minds, the tiger is advised to remain calm and low-key in the work environment in order to prevent unnecessary conflicts. The serious hue of Prussian blue emanates an air of depth, knowledge and sincerity which are sure to guide the tiger through bumpy rides ahead.
🐰Rabbit – Latte Brown x Lavender x Ash Gray
Birth Years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Good fortune is here to stay and it’s the perfect year to make existing relationships more harmonious. While bonds will deepen with acquaintances, forging new friendships will become easy for the rabbit. While the shy rabbit may be seemingly overwhelmed, they should take advantage of this opportunity and make their actions speak! Opt for gentle latte brown to visually express the rabbit’s down-to-earth and supportive nature.
Ash gray is reserved, neutral yet subdued, while invoking a sense of formality and dependability – it’s the color that reassures the rabbit to steadily achieve their goals. Even so, rabbits have a tendency to indulge themselves and are easily stressed by external factors. For smoother progress this year, the rabbit needs to accept that a balanced lifestyle along with stable emotions are essential, and the soothing lavender color is just what’s needed to remind them.
🐉Dragon– Parisian Blue x Cardinal Red x Charcoal Gray
Birth Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
For Dragons, this is the year to shine! The tranquil Parisian blue may seem conservative and orderly, but it actually inspires determination and ambition. Dragons can further enhance their career prospects by grasping onto many opportunities with perseverance, devotion and good judgement. Driven by success, dragons are prone to health issues caused by stress and anxiety, which is why cardinal red is considered their lucky color for health. This complex and rich red hue is given a hint of blue to remind dragons that, while being energized and motivated is important, maintaining inner zen and composure is pivotal.
Charcoal gray creates a sense of equilibrium and is often associated with themes of maturity and responsibility, which are qualities the dragon should conform to relationship-wise. However, this doesn’t mean it’s a gray year for love and friendship. The dragon desires stability and this year will be prime for those who plan to tie the knot, or elevate partnerships to the next level. For single and available dragons, 2019 is a good year to form new relationships too.
🐍Viridian Green x Butter Yellow x Burnt Sienna
Birth Years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Turning to the New Year, those born in the year of the snake need to brush up their socializing skills to advance their careers. Viridian green gives off an air of wisdom that incites ambition, and is the perfect color to describe the snake’s goals this year. Stepping out of comfort zones will also allow the snake to explore new areas to aid them in attaining their goals.
The introspective snake is often guilty of evading issues in relationships. Honesty and communication are encouraged for them to strengthen existing bonds, which calls for the gentle yet lighthearted butter yellow as a reminder for them to see the brighter side of things. The snake has a tendency to be laidback when it comes to maintaining a health routine, and serious but unaggressive burnt sienna can help to keep the snake grounded for the year.
🐎Horse – Papaya Orange x Emerald Green x Cerise Pink
Birth Years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Audacity and carefreeness are recognizable qualities of those born in the year of the horse. Their biggest concerns this year are relationship prospects, as they long for lasting friendships and bonds. The sweetness of papaya orange will encourage conversations while bringing out the warmth and friendliness in the horse’s personality.
Emerald green is an uplifting color that suggests abundance and emotional well-being – as simple as it seems, a balanced and regular routine of eating, sleeping and resting are imperative for the horse to maintain good health! The horse is likely to reach an epiphany or a major turning point in their careers this year. While being focused and independent is important, the horse must learn to cooperate, trust and nurture those around them in order to succeed in their pursuits. A splash of cerise pink enforces unity and emotional maturity that helps to promote a harmonious work environment.
🐑Sheep – Mint Green x Amethyst x Cerulean Blue
Birth Years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Known for their peaceful nature, the sheep mostly follows a disciplined routine, but for 2019 such a lifestyle can become overbearing when combined with an increased responsibilities and workload. To balance, mint green is a calming shade that exudes a therapeutic effect, urging the sheep that a degree of loosening up is beneficial to their health.
2019 is a year for the diligent yet reserved sheep to thrive in their careers. The mystical yet enlightening hue of amethyst is connected to spiritual fulfillment and transformation, signifying that the sheep will need to break out of their cocoon in order to be acknowledged. Gentle souls like the sheep need time to warm up to new people – this is where a splash of cerulean blue is greatly impactful. The brilliant hue conveys inner security and confidence to reassure the sheep of their charm.
🐵Monkey –Mayan Blue x Orchid Pink x Ochre Yellow
Birth Years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The monkey will meet a breakthrough in their career, as the New Year is filled with opportunities for them to flourish. With limelight comes critique, however. The witty and wise monkey can utilize the serene Mayan blue color to assure themselves not to be swayed by negativity, while a dash of orchid pink invigorates their creativity and optimism.
Yellow is essentially the monkey in color form – inquisitive, charming and cheerful. These core characteristics should be constantly encouraged, as 2019 foresees struggles in relationships that can really diminish the monkey’s confidence, and in the worst scenario, even demotivate them.
🐔Rooster – Cantaloupe Orange x Magnolia White x Spring Green
Birth Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
2019 won’t be as spectacular for roosters. Having passed two years of bad luck, roosters are granted stability and average luck for the year. Much like the rooster’s personality, the soft color of cantaloupe orange emits energy and positivity, a much-needed attitude to keep them at optimal health to prepare for the unexpected.
Magnolia white emanates purity and simplicity, which are qualities not dissimilar to the rooster’s frank demeanor. With a slight hue of ivory in the mixture, the color will remind the roosters that apart from honesty, being considerate and kind is fundamental to maintaining relationships. On the contrary, 2019 is a great year to further study and acquire new skills for the rooster – perhaps it isn’t such a bad idea to pick up a new hobby, or gear up with new knowledge! Spring green denotes a mood of vitality and hope, and is the perfect color to motivate the rooster in their pursuits.
🐶Dog – Flamingo Pink x Black x Teal
Birth Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
For the dog, transitioning to the New Year makes them feel obliged to be health-conscious. But such sudden keenness can attract accidents and cause injuries. Flamingo pink is both a soothing and romantic shade; by blending the determination of red with the gentile white, it generates motherly appeal that helps void carelessness.
In romance and relationships, the dog should aim to strengthen existing bonds by toning down their unpredictability, which can come off as impolite and temperamental. The serious shade of black is recommended to help the dog maintain their social reputation and connections, as it exudes composure and patience. Similarly, teal is a sophisticated color that signifies reliability and clear thoughts, which are also key facets for the dog career-wise.
🐷Pig – Vermillion Red x Cobalt Blue x Coral
Birth Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
For the governing zodiac of the year, the keyword for 2019 is “change.” Forgiveness and patience are prominent qualities of the pig, but with waves of unexpected events brewing, the pig is urged to make adjustments to their lifestyle. The assertive and stimulating vermillion red can turn their passiveness into optimism, especially when pursuing, developing and maintaining relationships. Likewise, coral color soothes yet spices up the pig’s mundane day-to-day routine by invigorating their productivity.
Good-natured and generous pig is encouraged to go-with-the-flow, but should take extra precautions in relationships in the career department. Playing it too safe may also evoke an impression of low-productivity and lack of involvement, which can push the pig into a dead corner. Take cobalt blue as inspiration! This vibrant blue hue doesn’t necessarily draw attention, but emanates loyalty, responsibility and tact – just the right amount of confidence for the pig to guarantee a smooth transition!