Feng Shui Travel Guide 2019: Where To Go Based On Your Chinese Horoscope

By KAYAK Australia

Happy New Year! Time flies and we are all prepared to welcome 2019, the year of the Pig. We have invited Feng Shui master  Sunny Kwok to share us the travel guide for each Chinese Horoscope in the year of the Pig so that you know where to travel for better luck in the coming year. And if you want to know when to travel in the coming year, we’ve got that for you, too!

Do you know your sign?

Are you a dog, or perhaps a rat? While Western zodiacs are calculated based on the month that you’re born, Chinese zodiacs are calculated based on the year, also on a cycle of twelve (if you were born late-January to mid-February, double-check which year your birthday lies with a Lunar Calendar converter).

Where to travel for good luck according to your Chinese Zodiac

If you already know your zodiac, you know that your luck this year can be affected by many different factors. Travel is no exception – choosing the right direction can influence your fortune for the entire year. Luckily for you we’ve already done the hard part – we consulted with our Feng Shui master, and together, figured out the best places you can visit this year based on your zodiac. This year, South and North are looking good, while West is a direction to avoid. But of course, each sign has its own eccentricities, so read below to learn where to plan your lucky trip in 2019!

Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948)

Best directions to travel: South, North
Avoid: West, Southwest

best places to travel in 2019: Kyoto
Kyoto is where a rat can be a rat

2019 is a good year for our travel-loving Rat friends. The symbol belongs to the North, and trips heading in that direction are a good idea this year. Luckily, since most places are north of Australia,  that means there are tons of exciting options for holidays in 2019, while south Australia also contains some brilliant destinations. With two lucky stars, Rats are due some good fortune in 2019, so get ready for a great year!

Recommended:  Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania, Tokyo, Osaka

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Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949)

Best directions to travel to: South, Southeast
Avoid: West, Southwest

best places to travel in 2019: Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand is know for sheep, but Auckland is looking good for oxen this year

Those whose Chinese zodiac is the Ox belong to the northeast. In the year of the Pig, you will have a smooth year and you can travel with confidence! With better fortune compared to last year and a lucky star in 2019, Oxen should be lucky at work this year (but don’t forget to take some holidays, too!)

Recommended: Auckland, Christchurch, Hanga Roa

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Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950)

Best directions to travel to: East, South, North, Northwest
Avoid: West, Southwest

best places to travel in 2019: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thai-gers should head to Chiang Mai this year for a dose of good fortune

For our stripy friends, 2019 is looking like a good year to travel. While the Tiger belongs to the northeast, there is a disease star to watch out for this year, so best not to stay at home all the time. Luckily, the Tiger can avoid the disease star by travelling! So, what are you waiting for?

Recommended: Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai, Seoul

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Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951)

Best directions to travel to: East, North
Avoid: West, Southwest, South

best places to travel in 2019: Apia, Samoa
Hare today, gone tomorrow

Rabbits have a very busy year coming up in the year of the Pig. Travelling can help bring good fortune in the workplace. The more you move, the more luck you can accumulate, so if there were ever a year to travel, this is it!

Recommended: Tahiti, Apia, Taipei, Taiwan, Japan

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Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952)

Best directions to travel to: East, Southeast, North
Avoid: West

best places to travel in 2019: Nagoya, Japan
Dragons should seek their fortune in Nagoya in 2019

Those born in the year of Dragon are due a year of good fortune this year. Solo travellers could find it an especially lucky year – your future holds plenty of opportunities for romantic encounters!

Recommended: Nagoya, Darwin, Brisbane, Newcastle

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Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953)

Best directions to travel to: South, East, North
Avoid: West, Southwest, Northwest

best places to travel in 2019: Vanuatu
Snakes on a plane… to Vanuatu

There is a Chinese saying that whenever we travel a lot, “the star of Yi-ma has arrived.” Those born in the year of the Snake have a “travel star” in the coming year. With so much travel on the horizon, our Snake friends could find their expenses mounting this year. Having said that, there is no harm in spending when you are having fun!

Recommended: Vanuatu, Fiji, Cook Islands, Melbourne

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Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954)

Best directions to travel to: East, South
Avoid: West, Northwest, North

best places to travel in 2019: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Horsin’ around in Buenos Aires

If you were born in the year of the Horse, 2019 is a good year for you! However, our master advises that those born in the year of the Horse should not go on too many trips this year, as there’s also a chance of encountering some misfortune along the way. Maybe this year is your chance to try a longer trip, somewhere new – South America? Try to keep your travels heading east or south, while avoiding the north. Of course, as we already mentioned, it’s best to avoid the west and northwest too.

Recommended: Lima, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santiago 

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Sheep (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955)

Best directions to travel to: South and North
Avoid: West, Southwest, East

best places to travel in 2019: Jeju, Korea
You’ll be feeling sheepish if you don’t make it to Jeju this year

With the aid of the lucky star “Hua Gai”, you should have some good luck to look forward to; however, coupled with the “White Tiger” star, 2019 is a year which people born in the year of the Sheep are more prone to accidents and injuries. It’s best to travel and let your mind relax. This year, do take on more responsibilities at work and avoid delegating them too much to colleagues.

Recommended: Jeju, Busan, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai

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Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956)

Best directions to travel to: South, North
Avoid: all other directions.

best places to travel in 2019: Cebu, Philippines
Cebu: A Monkey’s paradise in 2019

With their sign hailing from the Southwest, our friends born in the year of the monkey have mediocre luck this year. Monkeys could face health issues and problems at home in 2019, but with an open mind and positive thinking, these problems will be gone in no time! That’s why it 2019 is the perfect year to travel and get away from it all – just make sure to head north or south for your best chances of avoiding the bad luck from the southwest.

Recommended: Cebu, Palawan, Fukuoka, Kagoshima (KOJ)

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Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957)

Best directions to travel to: South, North, Northeast
Avoid: West

best places to travel in 2019: Los Angeles
LA – where roosters dreams come true

The Rooster belongs to the West, and although this is an unfavourable direction this year, the Rooster should have quite a lucky year to look forward to! In 2019, the Rooster will stay positive and enjoy good wealth, career, and health, making it the perfect time for Roosters to take a trip, relax and reward themselves.

Recommended: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Vancouver 

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Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958)

Best directions to travel to: South, North, Northwest
Avoid: West, Southwest, East

best places to travel in 2019: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
KL: a good place to be a K9

Those born in the year of the Dog will have good fortune in 2019! From having better pay, attending or hosting weddings, purchasing properties, the list goes on – and travel is no exception! And with plenty of good luck waiting in the North, South and Northwest, this is your perfect chance to reward yourself with an exciting trip somewhere new!

Recommended: Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Brunei, Pattaya, Bangkok

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Pig (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959)

Best directions to travel to: North, Northwest, South
Avoid: West, Southwest

best places to travel in 2019: Beijing
This little piggy went to Beijing

As the Chinese saying goes, “One happy event will steer away three disasters.” Since 2019 is a year of the Pig, those who are born in the year of the Pig have a sign conflict (“Offending the Tai Sui”) and will have to be proactive to improve their fortune. Pigs should take initiative in 2019 by joining business trips or taking on new responsibilities at work.

Recommended: Shanghai, Beijing, BusanSeoul, Jeju 

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Note: *The above prices are based on the most recent data of kayak.com.au. In all cases, the lowest price is preferred; prices are not limited to any specified date. The displayed price is in AUD. The ticket price is calculated based on the price of a single economy return ticket. Hotel prices displayed refer to the price of a double room per night, including taxes and other charges. Prices are subject to change and supply is limited。