1) First and foremost, do not neglect your 10-Year Luck Phase or 大运。This holds more weight than your 流年运。You absolutely cannot neglect the role that your 大运 plays and many of the Chinese classics point that out.
2) 丙申年 is a Metal year – it may clash with your Zodiac (for example Tigers), but you need to determine if Metal is overall a beneficial element in your chart.
3) Remember that a BaZi chart analysis is not so simple to be done just by looking at the Grand Duke and the Zodiacs who offend it that particular year. Let’s take Tigers again for example since their offense is supposedly (stress on supposedly) the greatest. By the next year, you will notice that some of your Tiger friends have done extremely well, but yes, there will those that didn’t have such a good year as well.
4) Even if your Zodiac is in 三合 or 六合 with the Grand Duke which technically isn’t an ‘offence’, this does not necessarily mean it’s good for you and that your chart year will turn out smoothly.
If you really wish to find out how 2016 will go for you, go get a professional reading done and take the general forecasts you see in the shopping malls and tabloids you see with a HUGE pinch of salt. It’s a nice novelty to have every time Chinese New Year comes, and it’s also an opportunity for practitioners to market themselves, but really, take it with a pinch of salt as Chinese metaphysics is never that simple, and don’t ever let it affect your year and positivity. Please remember, if you offend the Grand Duke or Tai Sui in a particular year, it does not mean it’s a bad thing. You’ll have to analyze the BaZi chart thoroughly and as a whole in order to find out how the Tai Sui will affect you.
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Wishing you health, happiness, and abundance! And thank you to my clients who have trusted me to do your readings even when you have no idea who I am or how I look like. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. =)