The Year of the Fire Rooster – With Chinese Chance Fortune Cookies For Each Sign’s Future with The Rooster
January 28, 2017 – February 15, 2018
By Dikki-Jo Mullen
(Originally parts of this feature appeared in The Witches’ Almanac. Thanks is given for their gracious permission to reprint and share here)
Long Ago the Buddha gave a marvelous (and to this day memorable) party. He invited the animals to attend. Sometimes it is said that the celebration was for Buddha’s birthday, other records describe it as his farewell to Earth before ascending to the heavens. It feels right to think of it commemorating both events. So Buddha’s call was answered. First The Rat, then The Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Rooster, Dog and finally The Boar arrived. The twelve creatures were surprised with an unusual reward. Buddha gave them each a year and decreed they would be the animals to hide in the hearts of all humans born that year. This parade of the animals gives us the oldest of the world’s calendars. Based on a cycle of twelve years rather than twelve months it is used throughout the Far East from Japan and Korea to Vietnam and China. Five elements (fire, water, metal, earth and wood) are also a part of the system. Every sixty years the pattern of element-animal pairs repeats. Chinese New Year commences with the New Moon in Aquarius, so it begins in late January to mid February.
If you were born in the year of the Rooster Chinese astrology welcomes a bright and brilliant cycle as your animal year returns. Everything is larger than life. You are stimulated and in some ways challenged. Awake early, this is a brash and bossy bird. Be adventurous and wear your finest feathers (fashions). Others appreciate your multi talents and energetic outlook. You are a powerful intellectual, ambitious and witty. Complex, creative and factual, you must always forgive and forget disappointments, don’t let resentment build. You are drawn to detailed analysis and business . Problem solving is your special talent. You can enjoy travel and exploration as well as mystical and spiritual studies during your year.
Years of the Rooster
1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041
Feng Shui Guidelines To Follow
Gong Hoy Fot Choy! Improve Your Fortunes!
Oriental astrology uses many omens and portents. Incorporating these into your environment is an integral part of using Feng Shui effectively, to enhance wealth and happiness. These guidelines can be followed by all during the Rooster’s year as Feng Shui guidelines.
Color: violet and blue purples (avoid green and white)
Music: oboe suggestive of heavenly vibrations.
Crystal: topaz (for inspiration).
Lucky Number: 6
Spice: white pepper
Motto: “I know better”
Western Astrology Correspondence: Virgo
Season: Autumn, especially September
Lucky Hours: 5 – 7 PM
Animals: felines, Roosters, hens, birds, deer
Chinese Chance- The Other Eleven Animals – The Future and You! During 2017 – early 2018
What Does The Rooster Bring Your Animal Sign?
A Quick Fortune Cookie for each of the other signs during the Fire Rooster’s Reign!
Keep the love situation status quo. Make the best of set backs, learn from them, live within your means financially and all will be well as the year ends.
Concentrate. The mood is serious, check up on the details of deals, especially involving property. Be a detective.
This is a wonderful year for your social life.
Overall problems are temporary and opportunities are beneficial.
Don’t be upset by news or the problems of others. Save money, bargains are worth seeking.
Be friendly but keep the situation light in love, care should be tken with new involvements. Excellent for finances.
There is much to be grateful for, financial secuirity is enhance, happiness and more harmony brighten relationships.
Watch your diet, keep it healthy. Cooperate, don’t ignore rules and regulations and all will be well.
Be resourceful, keep an organized time table, ther is strife around you, but you can rise above it.
Charity thrives, it’s a good year and prosperous.
Others don’t see things your way. Focus on constructive goals, live and let live.
Enjoy your freedom.
There is time to rest this year, enjoy music and art. You have extra opportunities to follow a dream or realize a goal.
Note: Correlations with the Chinese to the Western Zodiac signs. This does not affect your familiar birth sign, but relates to the zodiacal wheel and traits as a whole.
Rat-(Sagittarius) .. Ox – (Capricorn) .. Tiger .. (Aquarius) … Rabbit (Pisces) …. ………. Dragon (Aries) … Snake (Taurus) … Horse (Gemini) … Sheep (Cancer) … Monkey (Leo)Rooster (Virgo) … Dog (Libra) … Boar (Scorpio)