New Year Goodness!

2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster and, wow! If there ever was a time period for intense change and positive transformation, it's January 28, 2017 through to February 15, 2018.

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2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster and, wow! If there ever was a time period for intense change and positive transformation, it's January 28, 2017 through to February 15, 2018, when the Year of the Fire Rooster provides tons of energy to get things done!

Fire is an element that propels your life forward, so whatever you've been thinking about lately, now is the time to take swift action. Personal improvement projects like fitness, eating well, and enjoying the right amount of rest provide a great foundation for those born under the signs of the Monkey, Tiger and Horse this year.

Learning to balance your lust for action with your body's basic needs will ensure you stay happy and healthy!

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So, which Chinese Zodiac sign are you?

Your sign is derived from the year you were born in the Chinese lunar calendar.

The years below are a rough guide, but if you were born in January or February it may be slightly different as the new year moves between 21 January and February 20. 

Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960 
Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961 
Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962 
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963 
Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964 
Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965 
Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966 
Sheep: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

What are the luckiest things for Roosters?

Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Lucky directions: south, southeast
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

2017 Chinese Zodiac Predictions: Is it a good year for you?

Rat

The year of the Rooster will be a year with much activity for you. In 2017, dear Rat, be nimble and quick in order to stay one step ahead of challenges you could encounter in the rat race. You have all the smartness it takes to not get caught in any mousetraps being set. The sooner you embrace this attitude, the quicker you’ll find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The Rooster year is one in which you won’t receive so much sympathy from Mr. Cock-a-doodle-do. Your furry wit is the delight of your rat pack, but it’s hard work that’s required for you to succeed this year. Put your talents to good use and pay attention to detail. You’ll also need to look your best for all the events you’ll be invited to attend. Clear out the ratty, worn-out favourites in your closet, even if they once flattered your figure. This year, appearances count. Go shopping for a new wardrobe, Rat. The 2017 Rat Horoscope shows that you can expect a festive and fun Chinese New Year 2017, a continuation of the good fortune from the previous Monkey year, although Rooster’s influence requires Rat to work harder and contribute more. Accomplish all you can this year and smartly pursue all opportunities because the next two years will be a rest period until you begin a new cycle in Rat year 2020.

Ox

The oriental sign of Ox has a prime place in Chinese symbolism for its diligence, perseverance, tenacity and thoroughness. The emblem of the Ox seems to appear on the front page of many Chinese Almanacs. Finally, luck arrives for the Ox! The Ox Horoscope 2017 anticipate good times and possible romance because Ox is Rooster’s best friend and ally. Work may be challenging but rewarding, family life can be quite harmonious, and Oxen are recognised for their hard work and valuable contributions. Your 2017 Ox Horoscope shows that you can expect a festive and fun year, a continuation of the good fortune from the previous Monkey year, although Rooster’s influence requires Ox to work harder and contribute more. Accomplish all you can this year and smartly pursue all opportunities because the next two years will be a rest period until you begin a new cycle in Ox year 2020.

Tiger

For the Orientals, the Tiger symbolises power, strength, dynamism, intense activity, independence. Many Tigers are courageous, active and self-assured, and make popular leaders. Warm-hearted, sociable and friendly, they are characterised by their frank, honest and open approach. But at the same time, most of them resist the authority of others. Their strong humanitarian instincts make most Tigers capable of immense kindness and great generosity. In 2017, be flexible with minor disappointments as Tiger recovers from the previous Monkey year. Maintain your composure and do not engage in battles because you will not win. Time to be responsible and complete projects. Friends, family, and colleagues will offer their support. Tiger, be patient; your cycle of good fortune starts in Dog year 2018.

Rabbit

The Rabbit 2017 Horoscope Predictions warn you to expect challenges because Rooster is Rabbit’s exact opposite. Rooster works hard. Rabbit loves to relax. Rooster is no nonsense. Rabbit is an artiste. Prepare for all sorts of difficulties in 2017, especially financial. Monetary strain can bring debt. Hard work is foreseen, bringing frustration and anger. The general Martian tone of the Rooster irritates Rabbit’s fine sensibilities. Stay calm, dear Rabbit. In 2017 the Rabbit confronts the Rooster. This is not a good thing as it makes the Rabbit the worst affected sign in the Chinese zodiac 2017. The most important thing to note for this year is your health. Elderly Rabbits should take very good care of their health in 2017 and go for check ups regularly. Common illnesses may take a longer than usual time to heal. Hang a 6 Rod Metal Wind Chime in the East sector of your home, and place a Brass Wu Lou in the East corner of your bedroom. Besides health cures, you should also maintain a healthy diet and try to exercise regularly. Female Rabbits who are expecting this year are advised to be extra careful especially in the later stages of the pregnancy. Carry a Jade Fu Luk Sau Tassel with you all the time and be sure to hang the windchime in the East sector of your home.

Dragon

The Dragon is a major Chinese sign for good fortune, power and luck. To the Orientals, the gifted Dragon possesses magical powers with a strangely lucky mystical side. In a confrontation, most Dragons have a tendency to misjudge the situation, and few are adept at extricating themselves from difficulties. One should note that most Dragons can be ferociously brutal when angered. Dragon, enjoy one of your best years because Rooster and Dragon are harmonious. Together they create a symbol of marriage. Good fortune and prosperity can continue from the previous Monkey year. In 2017, happiness, good news, luck in love, promotions, and business success are all foreseen. New friends can offer great opportunities and solid assistance.

Snake

The Snake 2017 Horoscope shows that the fortune is on the horizon because Rooster is compatible with Snake. Snake, recognition, rewards, promotion, bonuses, and lucky romance are all available for you in 2017. Serpent is feted and enjoys popularity in 2017. Snake, in 2017 is time to shed your skin and be reborn. But Snake must contribute at work and save money. Not even Snake is spared hard work during Rooster year 2017.

Horse

Chinese Tradition believes the perceptive, instinctive, active, and energetic Horses are symbol of spirit, vitality, and good luck. With the Horses, movement is everything. To achieve their goals Horses are hard working, aggressive, ambitious, and intelligent with boundless energy and ambition but despise being pressured. Freedom and independence are as essential to most Horses. The Horse Horoscope 2017 shows that you can  expect a year that brings good news. Sex, love, and romance are highlighted in 2017. Home life is secure and problems are not overwhelming. But under Rooster’s influence, Horse will be required to work diligently, be more thorough and meticulous, and slow down — which Horse will not like.

Sheep

The oriental Taoist sign of the Sheep is also known as Goat. According to Chinese tradition, charming, patient, and fertile Sheeps in general represents an auspicious omen of warmth, peace, consistency, and prosperity. On the other hand, many Sheeps tend to follow their whims, which can result in a trail of prematurely ended relationships, jobs, projects and so on. The Sheep Horoscope for 2017 points out to expect trying times because Rooster’s beak-to-the grindstone philosophy demands hard work and accounting for how time and money are spent. Sheep does best to comply passively, curb spending, and not attract criticism. But Sheep can utilise the energy of 2017 Rooster year to budget, plan, handle finances, and behave responsibly. The Chinese astrology for 2017 also shows that the Goat may find himself in several sticky spots – that is if he does not watch his tongue. Sheep, curb your enthusiasm this year, constantly check yourself and be careful of what you say and do. Basically, 2017 is a year to stay out of the limelight and keep out of trouble wherever possible. A Pearl of Heaven Crystal beside your bed or in your personal Fu Wei corner in your room may help channel your energies to bring more calm to your inner being. It is also a good idea to wear an Obsidian Crystal Beads bracelet to tone the Sheep down, spiritually-wise.

Monkey

Fabulous Monkey is unlike any other animal of the Taoist zodiac, a fearless hero who is much loved and celebrated. Monkeys never look at the dark clouds. They always enjoy their silver linings and gold sparks. Dear Monkey, in 2017 the party’s over. A sobering time follows the lucky opportunities of the previous Monkey year. The Monkey Horoscope for 2017 shows that is time to stabilise, work strongly, and pay attention to details. Do not chase big dreams or become overwhelmed. Avoid overextending which can lead to health problems. It is best to retain a conservative outlook with steady growth, which is challenging for wily Monkey.

Rooster

The oriental Taoist sign of the Rooster is also known as Hen or Cock. This is your year. You understand the flow of the energy this year. You’ll know when to wait, when to watch, when to act, and when to rest. Your timing will be impeccable. If you arrive late to the party, it was meant to be. If you forgot something, you will find you didn’t actually need it. The Rooster Horoscope 2017 predicts a time for rebirth, transformation and growth for Rooster zodiac sign, as Rooster benefits from the energy of her own year and begins a new twelve-year life cycle. Rooster must still work hard, but rewards abound in 2017, affairs are under control, order reigns, and Rooster rises in glory. Bravely pursue all new opportunities, dear Rooster. 2017 is a year to renew and restore; replace old furnishing and enjoy a new wardrobe – new plumage.

Dog

The 2017 Dog Horoscope shows that Rooster and Dog are very different, so difficulties and challenges could arise. Rooster’s emphasis on material success and achievement run counter to Dog’s values. Dog has no interest in crowing about personal accomplishments, nor pecking and fighting over trifles. But Dog finds advancement through education or specialised training this 2017 year.

Pig

The Pig 2017 Horoscope predicts that business rewards and financial prosperity result from Boar’s dedicated good work if you apply yourself this year. Patience and non-involvement is best concerning the problems of others. It is wise to be sympathetic and kind but not become overly involved. In 2017, the horoscope advise you to avoid Rooster chaos and take care of yourself.

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