year-of-the-roosterSaturday the 28th ushers in Chinese New Year on the second New Moon since the Solstice.  In 2017  we have the Chinese Year of the Red Fire Rooster. Rooster years have fallen on (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) After the hyperactive, surprise after surprise (both fabulous and horrendous), accident prone trip ups from the Monkey year of 2016…. the New Year of the Fire Rooster is going to bring us fresh challenges requiring quick wit and practical solutions. This year will be the one to embrace our new opportunities and navigate through our challenges.

The Chinese Rooster Year is also known as the Chinese Phoenix Year which relates to one’s spiritual path (More below)  The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. We all need to brush up and make an effort to look our best we can and be clear on our intentions concerning love, money, and business. It is wise to stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures.

The Great Year of the Chinese zodiac consists of one year for each of the twelve signs. The year of the Rooster is considered to be honorable and upstanding. In a Rooster Year, all of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into the Rooster traits. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and working on one’s appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.

Year of the Fire Rooster, a period when the fiery temperament of the Rooster is expected to infuse more enthusiasm and energy into our activities, increasing hopes for better prospects for everyone. 2016, the year of the Fire Monkey, has been marked by ambition, dynamism and a thirst for adventure. However, in 2017, we need to brace ourselves for a period of immense changes. Fire destroys Metal, and this destructive relationship means challenges double during the year. Yet, the Fire Rooster shines like a bright star in the dark sky, bringing hope and transformation to those who know how to act harmoniously around prevailing circumstances.

Consider a Rooster in the farmyard, protecting his hens and strutting his stuff, his feathers puffed up, head high and extremely proud of his flock. Well, that’s about it. The Year of the Rooster will be a year that the most vital promise made will result in a flawless job no matter what it takes to achieve it. It will be a year when it is truly better to do less, but do it perfectly.

Perched precariously out on a limb, the Rooster is a cheerful, flamboyant and early bird. He is tempted by the spirit of adventure, and can bring a few wild goose chases that don’t quite work out. Independence and equality will be the balance in all relationships. Roosters are brave and chivalrous and, when faced with stress, opposition and adversity, will go far beyond what is required to win the battle. The stubborn Rooster will be the determined hero who will not back down and who will certainly be unreasonable if he doesn’t get his way.

The year of the Rooster teaches the lessons of order, scrutiny and strategic planning. Rooster is a very fertile bird, so fertility is totally amped up this year. For singles this year is said to be the best time to find the love of your life and possibly form a family of your own. There is the opportunity for an abundance of romantic dates during the year of the Rooster.

Roosters are also communal birds. That is why year of the Rooster 2017 predictions promises to be a lucky one for joint ventures, this year suggests signing of many business contracts, forming new partnerships and our circle of friends is said to expand but …we all need to remember… as always… that our families always come first.

The rooster is the first creature to awake in the morning and wakes up the others with crowing. Time to get up and get on with it, the rooster personality is up-front and focused. Their forthright nature will not make Roosters the best diplomats, however, you can count on their thorough approach and attention to detail to get the job done. We associate the qualities of sharpness and precision with the qi (energy) of the rooster, as its essence is the metal element. In a Rooster year, we will hear more cutting criticisms of those in the public life and feathers might well fly as prides are dented, nevertheless all will benefit from the rude awakening. Despite a fuss and a flap, we can expect prudence to be the key in economic matters for the Rooster is a good money manager.

But sometimes the Rooster tends to be overconfident and is prone to come up with nonsensical plans. While the colorful Rooster brings bright and happy days, he also dissipates energy. Better stick to practical and well-proven paths. There won’t be any get rich quick schemes this year. We are reminded to resist going off on wild goose chases and refrain from making speculative ventures. Disappointments and conflicts may result.

The Rooster likes to flaunt his authority and a lot of trouble can come from his domineering attitude. But since he also symbolises the good administrator and conscientious overseer of justice in the farmyard, the peace shall still be kept. Everything will be precariously balanced in the Rooster’s year, as his dramatic personality can set off all kinds of petty disputes.

This year we may have to expend maximum effort for minimum gain. Try not to fuss too much. Details do need looking into though, but don’t forget to view the whole bigger picture. Be cautious. Do not aim too high. One is liable to get shot down.

General confidence may lead to new and daring ventures. The year of the Rooster brings us happiness, color and drama, but this has to be balanced with good old fashioned common sense and tried and tested values. Otherwise it could end up becoming a wild goose chase. Conflicts may come up but will dissipate if we put ourselves in each others shoes, otherwise, the administrator can turn dictator, which may not go over very well in the farmyard.

In the year of the Rooster 2017, we will hear more cutting criticisms of those in the public life and feathers might well fly as prides are dented, nevertheless all will benefit from the rude awakening. Despite a fuss and a flap we can expect the prudence to be the key in economic matters for the Rooster is a good money manager.

Chinese astrologers predict that this unfolding Rooster Year will be all about family and the domestic life, as well as fertility (plenty new children on the way this year).

The Rooster is proud of his appearance. In the Year of the Rooster 2017 invest in some really nice wardrobe items to make the best impression and be very well groomed in public. Medical advances are likely, old drugs and medicines will be rejected in favor of improved alternatives. Herbs, vitamins and yoga practices, consumption of health foods as well as the rejection of smoking and alcohol abuse continues to be a preference for more and more people. In the year of the Rooster 2017, it is timely to go on a liver cleanse, persevere against the odds, start a workout and health routine.

Controversy abounds in a Rooster year, and in an entertaining way. Yet money matters do well in a Rooster year- Rooster knows how to create a budget and make everyone stick to it. Rooster years are not made for gold at the end of the rainbow dreams. Don’t reach for the pie in the sky, get down to earth and dig up gold from your back yard.

Politically, the Year of the Rooster 2017 it is a year when most nations will adhere to hard line policies. Governments around the world will puff up like the Rooster, flexing muscles and making threats but probably not following through unless faced with no other solution. Most nations will be most concerned with protecting the homeland and, unfortunately, it will be a year when most leaders and countrymen will take offense over the smallest thing. It will be interesting!!!

In regards to the Year of the Phoenix which follows a more spiritual translation with the potential for personal evolution. Should the spiritual journey of transformation become too challenging in 2017, then many revert to the role of rooster or chicken; resisting change, and scratching and pecking for every grub and worm. So strive to keep your beak to the wind and consciously seek ways to grow and transform.

But facing your fears to be reborn is not always easy. Therefore, the year of the Phoenix 2017 is a time of conscientiousness, hard work, discipline, and a realistic outlook. Practical endeavors succeed. Nonsensical plans do not. Be a bit sparing financially, and refrain from complaining. Choose your battles wisely because there could be much crowing and pecking this year. Keep to the high ground and do not engage in petty arguments. Keep life simple.

Those born in Phoenix years are sharp people who are equipped with keen judgment and a quick wit. Phoenixes are so smart and flexible that they can be thrown into any situation on a moment’s notice and emerge a winner. They can predict the direction of any circumstance and act accordingly; they are great schemers and planners. Phoenixes are different, unique, and stand out in a crowd. They often make personal fashion statements and love to exhibit their plumage. Phoenix folks take pride in working hard and following the rules. They don’t waste time – or money – and can be contemptuous of those who do. They are perfectionists who care what other people think, and they want to be praised for doing a splendid job. But if their work ethic is taken to the extreme, they can become fussy, critical, and controlling. Phoenixes benefit by holding back their criticisms, not judging too hastily, and releasing the desire to dominate others and always be in the right.

If spiritually inclined, Phoenix people can develop prophetic abilities. The highest manifestation of the Phoenix individual is to become like a Phoenix, the mystical bird that epitomizes grace and beauty. Just as the Phoenix rose from the ashes to create new life, the mystically inclined Phoenix can overcome all obstacles and create opportunities for new beginnings. The choice is yours.

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♥ Blessings for the Chinese New Year ♥