Feng Shui Travel Guide 2018: Where To Go Based On Your Chinese Horoscope

By KAYAK Australia

The Ultimate Feng Shui Travel Guide According To Your Chinese Horoscope

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. While the Lunar New Year celebration starts on 15 February, according to Chinese Feng Shui theory, your good luck for the year starts from Lichun (beginning of spring in the traditional East Asian calendar), which this year, falls on 4th February.

So where should you aim to travel this year for some good luck? You may have already seen the first instalment of our Feng Shui guide, in which we revealed the compass directions and associated cities that hold good fortune this year. Now we’re back to give you some more tips, thanks to Hong Kong Feng Shui master Tong Wong, who gave us a few tips based on Flying Star Feng Shui.

Where to Travel for Good Luck according to your Chinese Zodiac

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).

Here are some fun and handy travelling tips for each Chinese zodiac sign!

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

Welcome to your year! Boost your luck further by travelling to the Northwest – perhaps you’ll find a bone or two in cities like SingaporeAthensNew Delhi, Zagreb, ViennaPrague or London.

View of Dubrovnik town and coastline
No cats in Croatia! Dubrovnik is for dogs.

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

Winter is coming! Rats should avoid travelling North this year. Destinations that you may want to save for next year include China, Thailand and even Bali (sorry!) Instead, aim your compass Southwest or Northeast to one of these destinations for extraordinary experiences in 2018:

TasmaniaNouméa, NadiPort Vila, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Québec, Mexico City

View of Montreal cityscape
Rats looking for a friendly port should head to Montreal.

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

This year, the mighty Ox will plow ahead and travel wherever it wants to! If you want an extra boost to your luck, travel somewhere to the Northeast, such as these hot spots:

TasmaniaNouméa, NadiPort Vila, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Québec, Mexico City

Tropical beauty of New Caledonia with clear water and green forest
Beautiful New Caledonia is calling all oxen in 2018

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

To make the most of 2018, tigers should head either Southwest or Northeast. Now there might not be a ton of places to go in the Southwest – a quick weekend trip to Perth could be an easy option for some of you. Or just take a drive somewhere to the Southeast!

Couple with Jeep ready for a Road trip through the desert
A road trip might be the best way to go for Tigers needing to head Southwest

If you’re looking for something farther flung, better head Northeast. Fancy an adventure in the Americas? Sink your teeth into these juicy destinations:

San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Montreal, Guatemala (GUA), Acapulco (ACA)

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

The year of the Dog is a year of good luck for you! Apparently there are many carrots in your future, particularly in the Southwest.  If you’re thinking Southwest isn’t offering you much in the way of options, you’re in luck as Northwest is also looking good. Why not hop over to:

SingaporeAthensNew Delhi, Zagreb, ViennaPrague or London.

Singapore new age futuristic trees
Rabbits should hop over to Singapore this year

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One last tip for the bunnies – if you’re a rabbit-entrepreneur or are single and looking for some luck in love, go somewhere Southeast. NZ anyone?

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

Evil hobbitses are teeming in the Northwest, so avoid destinations such as Singapore, New Delhi, Athens, Prague, Zagreb, Vienna, or London, lest they steal your treasure. Instead, travel Southeast to find better fortune in New Zealand (famously known for its local dragon population).

aerial view of Mt Eden, near Auckland, New Zealand
Mt Eden in Auckland is an ideal perch for a dragon

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

You’re in luck – nowhere is off-limits for serpents during the year of the Dog. Snakes should feel free to slither to anywhere they like this year, but for a boost of extra luck, the best directions for you are Northeast and Northwest.

Northeast:  Nouméa, NadiPort Vila, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Québec, Mexico City

Northwest: Berlin, Istanbul, Paris, Nice, Porto, Budapest

San Francisco cable cars ascend hill
Serpents should slither to San Francisco

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

Lucky directions for you this year are Northwest or Northeast. Horses who travel with friends born in the year of the Tiger will enjoy extra hay this year. So, find a stripy friend and gallop along to these hotspots for a prosperous year!

Northeast:  Nouméa, NadiPort Vila, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Québec, Mexico City

Northwest: Berlin, Istanbul, Paris, Nice, Porto, Budapest

View of Istanbul with Blue Mosque and Galata tower- Chinese Horoscope Travel
Galata Tower, Istanbul. Turkey is a fine place for horses this year.

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Goat (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955):

Those born in the year of the Goat are kind, calm and less assertive. But this is your year to take a chance, as there are no baa-a-a-ad directions for goats to travel this year. Go wherever your heart takes you in 2018! For an extra lucky trip, your best chances lie Northeast and South.

Northeast:  Nouméa, NadiPort Vila, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Québec, Mexico City

South: Hobart, Melbourne, or just drive South!

View of LA skyline with palm trees and pink sky
Goats will find Los Angeles a lucky destination this year

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

Plenty of bananas lie in the Southwest this year. Time to plan a city trip to Perth

South is also a great direction for monkeys to swing to if you want to boost fame or wealth. That might mean a trip to Tassie, Adelaide, or Melbourne

view of Melbourne skyline
Melbourne is magic for monkeys

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

Cocks normally crow when the sun rises in the East, but if you are an adventurous Rooster, 2018 is the year to try something different when you travel. This year, travel to the West would be your best option, so why not take advantage with a special trip to South Africa or Mauritius?

PerthPort Louis, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Seychelles

Aerial view of Mauritius with mountain and blue ocean.
Roosters have a lot of beautiful places to try in 2018 – for example Mauritius

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

Too lazy to wallow your way around the world? Then make 2018 a year of short-haul travel. Favourable directions for you this year are Southeast, South and Southwest. Try planning a trip to:

HobartAdelaide, or Melbourne. Or if you’d rather try somewhere farther-flung, check out Madagascar, Cape Town, or Johannesburg

Colourful houses in Cape Town, South Africa
When pigs fly, they may as well fly to Cape Town

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