The Year Of The Fire Rooster!

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN

Saturday, January 28th is the second new moon following the winter solstice.  This is the Chinese New Year and the start of the spring festival in Asian cultures. This January, the feisty Fire Monkey makes way for the plucky Fire Rooster.

Each year of the Chinese calendar corresponds to one of the 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig).  Besides the animal, we also cycle through each of the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal,water and wood) to create a full 60 year cycle.  By the time you cycle back to the animal year and element that you were born in you will be 60–so, don’t hold your breath.  Each animal carries its own unique personality and disposition, couple that with the elemental energies and can get an idea of the nature of the how the year may play out.

The nature of the Rooster: observant, hardworking and they know it…..

Those born in the year of the Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993….just keep subtracting 12…) are observant, courageous, talented and hardworking.  Frank and honest, they make loyal and  devoted friends. They always keep their promises and are always true to their word. However, we may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they are fond of bragging about their accomplishments.

The hard working Rooster is one of the most motivated sign in the zodiac. Their careers a priority in their lives, sometimes to a fault. Career choices for Roosters include: military, politics, news casters, sales person, restaurant owner, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer.

Correspondences and compatibility

  • The Rooster is the 10th sign of the twelve zodiacs.
  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7 & 8
  • Colors: gold, brown & yellow
  • Lucky flowers: cockscomb (there’s a surprise) or gladiola
  • Lucky months: February, May & November
  • Compatibility: Ox & Snack
  • Incompatibility: Rat, Rabbit, Horse & Pig

2017 is the year of the Fire (Red) Rooster

Rooster years are always active, and there will be a lot of attention seeking, and people wanting to be in the spotlight. This year we should see a lot of justice and righteousness issues being tossed about, and, hopefully, handled in a productive and progressive way.

Thank you!  A huge thank you to Ken Hsu for whipping the gorgeous rooster painting.

Be well,