The year of the Rooster begins January 28, 2017. It is the sign of dawn and awakening, triumph and success which can only be achieved at the price of hard work and patience.
Chinese Zodiac 2017 energies are subject to the Fire element in its Yin form. Yin Fire expresses inner warmth and insight, as well as the quietness of privacy and family ties. Forgotten thoughts arise out of nowhere, amid a disconcerting atmosphere, both stiff and motley.
It is best to start your projects in the fall or during the last two weeks of each season. Indeed, late seasonal periods are represented by the Earth element, critical and useful for its stabilising virtues, particularly during Years of the Fire Rooster.
Love, Births and Weddings
If you’re single, this is a very good year to start a new relationship. However, romances that could have grown into solid marriages over time could well be cut short for reasons beyond the control of the new lovebirds; for instance, a professional or family move to another state or country.
If you’re expecting a birth taking place during the year of the Fire Rooster, remember that a birth in the spring harbinger of a less irritable temperament for your future little Rooster.
If the prospect of giving birth to a child with a proud and demonstrative character doesn’t delight you, one can always wait until New Year 2018, Year of the Earth Dog, and expect the birth of a smart and skilled baby Dog, who shall always (and rightly so) have the last word with her/his parents.
Despite the tension and imbalance that dominate in 2017, this year is paradoxically auspicious for weddings. One shouldn’t forget that colour red (as the element Fire) is the tradition colour of the wedding dress in China and other Asian countries, while the colour white (color of the Element Metal) symbolizes mourning (rather than Black in Western countries).
In 2017, it is highly recommended to favour terracotta objects or jewellery whose colours are related to the Earth element, such as yellow or brown, or even bracelets in sienna colour. These are the 2017 Lucky colours of the year for all 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, and especially for the Rooster. Furthermore, one should remember along the course of 2017 to avoid using red as a garment or precious stones (cherry and pink topaz, red ruby and red diamond, garnet, rhodochrosite …), so as not to fan the Fire already there in quantity and in direct conflict with Metal.
Fire melting Metal, the resulting electric and hot atmosphere will be a source of tension to account for. We should expect an intensification of virile (and sterile) demonstrations on the part of leaders of countries or big corporations. Migration caused by wars and climate change shall contribute to degrading an already heavy if not unstable political climate.
Jobs, Business and Investment
A Year of the Rooster is often marked by brilliant success for those who have endured with patience the draining and often solitary build-up of a business project.
Rooster Years are a blend of righteousness and justice, bombastic and logistical efficiency. Public and private administration jobs, military careers or police jobs are highly favoured.
Many people wish during this particular year to change their professional environment. But these desires of mobility shall not materialise for everyone, as not all 12 Chinese zodiac signs are able to handle all the stress, and be sufficiently creative and organised to overcome the failures they may have to face along their way up to success.
It is advisable to stay on guard before considering the possibility of a quick and easy investment return on a new business venture during Rooster Years.