Where Does 2021 Take Us And Is It Better Than 2020?

Yes, this year has potential to clear the craziness of 2020 away… But it won’t be easy and we will have to adhere to restrictions we will fight

Dare I say to infinity and beyond…?

Or is that a bit cheesy for our wisened ears and curious minds…?

Yeah, I guess it is… ya gotta give this gal some fun it’s been a slog through 2020!

So, a new year, a new way, or are we on repeat from last year…?

It’s ok, we are in a different place from 2020, but I have to say, we’re not out of the woods yet… which I’m pretty sure you already now right…


What does 2021 have to offer me?

This blog is a tad long, kinda just like the year is gonna be, so settle in with a glass of wine and we’ll get to it!

2021 is referred to as Xin Chou

  • Xin is Yin Metal
  • Chou is Ox

Now remember, the element and the animal spoken to here are simply markers of time; 2021 is far more than the words Xin Chou.

Personally, I love how they roll off my tongue every time I say them though… ?

I love to dive into ‘what‘ they represent and even as simple markers, they are pivotal directional points for us, so let’s have a chat about what they mean ok.

What does Xin Chou represent?

Xin is delicate Yin Metal, often likened to beautiful jewellery, small metal objects and finite decisions.

We will see better communication and an eye for detail that will help us overcome lingering issues.

Xin is leans toward a more feminine stance which cultivates a collaborative way forward and we need this big time.

Voices are quieter with purposeful intent and lean towards understanding what is not said, more than what is… Xin likes to imply…

Chou is an Ox, that hardworking animal who ploughs the field making it fertile for the year ahead. Head down, no-nonsense, this is a get-it-done kind of year. Lines will be drawn in the soil that others need to follow and adhere to.

This part won’t be easy, as today’s modern world says we can have it all ‘yesterday‘ where Amazon has become our instant go-to and we get it ‘our way..’

Nah-ah… The Ox promotes slow and steady progress ~ his way…

Can you see what these markers are showing you…?

What delicate metal object could we possibly need this year…?

And how do we move forward, recover and replenish ourselves after the relenting attack of 2020…?

Do we get a Vaccine in 2021?

Why yes we do1

Xis is needles providing the vaccine and the Ox will plough through the mess of 2020 and rebuild our future.

Yep, in some ways, it is that simple peeps. We have a new door for 2021, and it’s time to open it wide and walk through it…

Xin Chou is Yin Metal Ox year of 2021 ~ a door to open as we clear way the debris of 2020

So what exactly is behind door Ox 2021…?

I love to keep a positive spin on things and strive to see the glass overflowing with goodness… gonna be a stretch this year peeps...

I shared that Xin Chou has delicate jewel-like qualities endearing to those who are prepared to work hard and hinted to achievements if you simply put your head down right…

Yeah… ’bout that… ?‍♀️

Remember that saying; “all that glitters is not gold…?”

Where’s the danger in 2021?

There be danger in them sparkles of 2021 peeps… and it’s in a deceptively clever format…

Ever pricked your finger on that rogue claw securing a diamond in a ring…?

How about the back of an earring… sharp little buggers at times right…?

Yeah, Xin metal can draw blood effortlessly, especially when you are not looking.

The Pandemic is not over ~ there, I said it…

You were thinking it ~ I just put it into words for ya.

You’re welcome ?‍♀️

We will deal with the variant popping up causing havoc with vaccinations and anti-restriction rallies that turn ugly real fast…

Where is the evil in 2021?

We have to look the bigger evil in the eye: money.

Contrary to what many seem to believe, there is a point we stop printing money…

We are to become accountable for our actions this year, and for some, that will prove too much.

Emotionally we are hitting a wall.

Whether you believe Covid or not, for this conversation it doesn’t matter; the wall is right in front of us.

Hit head here.

Yes, the Ox will push and push and eventually break through the wall… but it ain’t gonna be easy.

I need to get a bit techy for a moment and talk about what’s inside that Xin Chou I teasingly placed before you, as then you’ll see what I see.

The first word Xin is what everyone will notice, which can be seen in the ‘hope‘ of the all clear signal on the vaccine. The ‘economy will rise‘ cheer and the ‘we can go back to normal now‘ consensus as we step outside.

The problem is that second word Ox, because it becomes the support to Xin, and it has a rather dark side.

For Xin to be useful and execute with finesse we need some fire in the mix, as fire is hope, fire is that star in the sky we look to for guidance.

Alas, our Ox is rather cold with no fire in its belly and is a grumpy sod…

How do we progress through 2021?

We will make progress because we are determined to (another Ox incentive this year) and as we progress to the summer months, fire comes forward and yeah, we begin to move ahead.

Fall tips us back a bit; not too much because we will be closing in on 2022 and the Tiger has fire for us!

Inside the year is something hidden that touches into deaths on the ground.

This can be cars on highways, trains on off their tracks and yes, it has multiple ramifications.

I would be remiss not to mention that issues with bullets and knives will rise too. This will come from the people, like a coup, and (the worst part) attempted assassinations.

The reason I speak to this goes back to that proverbial hitting of the wall. The masses have had enough and are looking to lay blame and governments will be their target.

Is that fair…?

A bit of both ~ but primarily not fair, no.

Are we safe in 2021?

Water rises from beneath the earth, can be a Tsunami too and connects all the way to landslides. Natural disasters will plague us in various ways throughout the seasons.

Yeah, I know, Negative Nelly here ~ don’t shoot the messenger ok. I’m covering massive territory right now, so this won’t affect everyone.

Stay cool peeps.

There will be issues with cloud security, so be ready to protect what is yours. Breaches will cause data loss, or worse, data kidnapping.

Is data kidnapping a thing?

Yes peeps, data kidnapping is a thing, look it up!

Insurance companies are gonna have a heyday with record-breaking years as they will be in demand.

This is both from cyber theft, and natural disasters…

Digital marketing is on point, as e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e is online and your attention is their currency!

Of course the healthcare industry is poised for new technology (no surprise there) and virtual clinics will spring into action.

The wellness industry is also poised for greatness, not so much from 2021, but more from the fact we are moving toward 2024.

What’s the big deal about 2024 you ask…?

Oh my goodness we have sooo much to catch up on!

A blog and podcast for another day my friends.

Spiritual enlightenment and a desire for the unknown will intensify and be huge in 3 years!

Get ready to join my world peeps!

I gotcha covered and I’m ready for ya ?

Alrighty, ready to switch gears and check out your Astrology…?

Xin Chou is Yin Metal Ox and interacts with your birthdate in a unique way.

If you are unsure what your Chinese Astrological chart looks like, pop over HERE and pick it up ok. Come right back as we got stuff to discuss!

Let’s do a quick run-through, primarily focusing on your year of birth. Please keep in mind a professional consult looks at all aspects of your chart; this is just a peek ok.


Technically this is your year and there is great confusion if you are offending the year, jinxed, or stomped on by the Ox of 2021?

First things first ~ it’s none of the above ok.

You are somewhat in sync as Ox’s are quite happy to plough a field with a friend.

You will have the option to step into the spotlight and strut your stuff. However, you still have to do the work of having something to strut, so it’s no cake walk!

You will lead, but that comes with great responsibility and that will wear you down, so be kind to yourself. Set clear goals and be prepared to show others whatcha got, as they think you don’t have it in you.

Oh yes you do ~ so get it done this year!


Ooh, this one’s a bit fun, as there is a lovely aspect called Red Matchmaker around you. This helps you build deeper and more intimate relationships with those near to you…

You’ll need to kick your own ass into gear at times, or you may slip into a negative state. No-one likes to be around a Debbie Downer… so don’t be one!

Seek directional guidance, as many are near and willing to offer not only their ear, but their wisedom too… A clever Tiger knows when to be still and listen closely…

Do not be alone this year; you’re gonna need a few pick me ups and your loved ones are ready to do exactly that!


Hmm… bit of a tough year for you, can’t sugarcoat this one… I know you can hop around and sidestep issues, so get to it!

You will be working harder this year, possibly have to prove yourself and deal with unfair situations… Guess what, they aren’t, but you have to hop along with it…

2021 is pretty much what you make it, and my advice is to put a focus on health, some great R & R, and know that if you want to change careers, or update the one you have ~ you have to put the work in to make it happen… no magic wands waving over you this year I’m afraid…


If you are in my inner circle, you know how I feel about Dragons…

Dragons be cool. Dragons have my attention. I love Dragons.

I’m hoping you aren’t planning on a quiet year in the background, ‘coz that ain’t gonna happen!

You will be sourced, searched online, contacted, prodded and poked, because everyone wants a piece of you…

So give the people what they want.

My one piece of advice, my little whisper in your ear…? Do not seek perfection; it is highly overrated and will literally tie you up in knots trying to achieve it.

You’re in demand in 2021 ~ so lean into that, and show ’em what ya got!


Are ya lookin’ for some status, possibly a new title, job description, or plaque on your desk…?

Good, because that’s on route to you, so dust off your trophy shelf and make room!

You’ll reinvent yourself this year and that can be fun, just don’t get lost in daydreams ok.

Use the earth of 2021 to ground your ideas, as then they can take flight and become a viable venture.

Oh, and don’t go picking a fight, just to pick a fight… You are likely to be in the wrong, so just sidestep the whole bloody thing altogether ok.


Thank god the clash of 2020 is over right! You went through a lot last year and things are better this year… but ya got some challenges too…

In business front you can gain ground like no other and cultivate a powerful position; one of authority and honour. This I like for you, but don’t let your ego run rampant with this, you still have to perform ok.

Focus is your F word for the year!

Talking of F words… (oh c’mon, I know you want to know this stuff…) this is your year! You have a certain something called Salty Pool constantly on your mind.

Your eye will roam, your heart race and I have to call it as it is; passionate lust that overtakes your every thought.

Now before you get too excited for this, it can be problematic, because this is fast, passionate and likely lust…

Yes, the two can blend lust and love for sure, but you’re gonna have to work at that.

Keep your eye on the prize and use this for good intent. Use this unique magnetism on social media to create a following and drive ’em mad…


You are the one on the hot seat this year, as you are clashing with the Ox of 2021…

Not the best place to be as this can cause issues with work, home, love and money ~ yikes!

You’re gonna need to put a tight hold on that wallet of yours, as stores will beckon and encourage overspending… Think carefully about what you need, what you want, and what you can afford.

If you’re going to spend, make it count for something ok. No… new shoes aren’t a good ROI… think again please!

Oh, and I expect you’re gonna have some moments of doubt this year, possibly hold back because you are afraid… You know what, who cares, just give it a go ok. You’ll never know until you try. So try.


The Monkey is highly favoured in 2021 and can achieve a heck of a lot!

Others will look to you for direction and wonder what you are doing, why you are doing it, and where you are doing it.. They want a piece.

This is excellent if you work on social media, as you literally can become influential and lead others. They will simply want what you’ve got on offer… yes, that even includes a bunch of bananas…

However, when you become the focus for other people… that comes with pressure and a sense of overwhelm can arise.

Make time for yourself to recharge as then you’ll be far more useful to those who need you. They’ll be asking you to solve their problems… and that is both a cure and a curse…


You are going to work hard, possibly too much so. Be aware of who you inadvertently discard in the pursuit of career… because it may not be worth it…

Leading the team and eloquently presenting at work can become intoxicating… Long hours make Jack a dull boy… and Jill’s hair limp…

With success comes stress, so know that 2021 is a heck of a ride for you. Yu don’t have to arrive at the destination all in one journey. Space your goals out, and achieve them, one peck at a time…


So much good stuff for you with opportunities to network, collaborate and expand ~ it really is cool!

Where some people are the problem-solvers in 2021, with many coming to their door with ailments and issues. You are different.

Your happy persona and can-do attitude will gather attention, and likeminded individuals will reach out to be with you. This is excellent, so be sure to follow up on all your leads ok.

You don’t need to be anything you don’t want to be this year. Be yourself, it’s enough, in fact, it’s more than enough.

Oh, and if you are desiring romance… yeah, it’s around, so have fun with that!


With a lot going on there Mr/Ms Piggy ~ the best thing you can do is step up to the plate!

You may pull back and rethink your position, and kinda procrastinate a tad…

Yeah, I’m talking to you… and you know it.

You may not be able to hop on a plane, but you sure as heck can travel online. Join networks and get out there schmoozing with as many people as you can.

Awesome year to expand your horizons, and yes, I know we are still in a Pandemic, so be creative how you do that.

Not sure how to do this…? Yes you are, you can figure it out…


You are able to make some serious dough this year, and you’ll do it through building networks and collaborating on new projects.

Not one to be left out of the loop, you will zero in on what needs to be done to achieve serious goals.

I know you have your eye on the big prize… just be careful not to overanalyze your actions as you move toward said prize as that will be your downfall.

You’re smart as a whip, so trust in yourself and be like Captain Picard; “make it so”

Now go forth and make 2021 the best it can be, tapping into the best version of yourself ~ you got this!

…. wanna hear my voice add some extras…? Take a listen, as I have a guest with me, and she’s super cool!

By Sam Plovie

The Ultimate Guide By Your Side ~ QiPro Sam helps you remove the barriers that sabotage your success so you can live life at full potential