January 28, 2017 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Red Rooster. The Yin Fire nature of the Rooster forecasts a calmer year and should bring a lot of relief from the shock, strain, tension and anxiety of last year. This Rooster is trying to wake people up to the challenges of the year!
People will feel more sentimental and emotionally sensitive. They will also be prone to more bickering and can lose their temper and explode if they repress their anger too long, but anger is not so long lasting this year. All emotions will pass more quickly and it will be hard to hold onto strong feelings. People will also feel more connected to each other and want to be closer to their friends and family and will feel more loved and feel more loving as well.
Career will be important this year and collaboration and team building will work well. Chickens are sociable creatures and there will be a lot of socializing, especially in small groups like dinner parties.
A Rooster Year is one where there is a lot of Peach Blossom Luck, particularly for Monkeys, Rats and Dragons. This means you attract more people for any reason and you also attract romantic interest. Most people will act more charming this year and become more charismatic. It will also be a very romantic year and the sale of greeting cards, flowers and small gifts, often expensive will increase. Appearance will be important - people will want to dress up,
It is a very good year for losing weight. Fitness will focus more on fun and softer uses of the body. Walking, Dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are some good examples of the kinds of movement that are good in the Rooster Year. And activities like doubles Tennis, Badminton, Ping-Pong, Bowling and Pool will become more popular.
Many Asian people will choose to have a baby this year as Rooster children will be blessed with the Academic Star and will therefore do well in school. Roosters are also considered deep thinkers so academically this is a particularly good year for literature, mathematics, economics and languages, as the Fire Element is especially involved with these subjects.
Most areas of science also benefit from the Rooster Year and innovations will be appreciated and rewarded.
Medicine in particular will benefit from the Rooster Year, espepcially
Holistic/Alternative/Complementary practices that rely on ancient wisdom such as Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. The health conditions that will receive the most attention are all illnesses or diseases of the Cardio-Pulmonary System. It is a year that will see an increase in minor Heart Attacks, Transient Ischemic Attacks, Pulmonary Embolisms and Deep Vein Thrombosis due to small clots. There will also be more cases of Heart Failure along with Heart Rhythm problems such as Tacychardia, Arythmia and Atrial Fibrillation.
People will suffer from breathing problems from any number of causes. Therefore, an increase in people coming down with cold and flu viruses is expected. Problems with skin, such as rashes, hives and itchiness will bother a lot of people. And people will flush and blush more and will experience more sunburns.
Nerves have been frayed in the Monkey year, so it is important to support the nervous system by meditating, practicing deep breathing and increasing Essential Fatty Acids in your diet. Otherwise, nerve problems and nerve pain are likely and you will see an increase in neurological glitches, including an increase in: epileptic seizures, migraine headaches, mitral valve problems and irritable bowel flare-ups.
Eating for health is very important this year and herbal medicine will work better and become more popular. It is advised that people eat lighter. Many people will be suffering from tiredness, as this will be the second year that the Water Element will be deficient. So, people will have more problems with their teeth and their brains as well and the kidneys and bladder will be problematic organs for many people, although in a mild way. And it is easier to break small bones, so be careful with your fingers and toes. It is very important to sleep and rest more this year. This is actually a good year for getting well and rejuvenating
if people act consciously to improve their habits.
People will be more punctual, more particular and often feel more critical this year and there will be a strong focus on details. Perfectionism will emerge in people who were previously easy-going and most will find themselves paying more attention to details. They will also be neater. Many people will feel more scattered and confused and there will be a lot more fear and anxiety. The good news is that people will be more warmhearted and friendlier and will try to find humor where they can. A lot of the humor will be sarcastic or silly.
Family life will be a bigger comfort to many and others will find the most enjoyment out of gathering with like-minded others. People will be seeking fun and want to play although most forms of play will be more passive. People will also become more enthusiastic and it will be much easier to find little moments of happiness. Yin Fire is like small flowers hiding in the woods. If you go slower and pay attention, you can find that hidden beauty that will bring joy. Cultivating beauty, like having fresh flowers, can lift the spirits, but try to create subtler arrangements. Personal creativity of all kinds is encouraged this year, as creating and finding beauty in the Rooster Year will soothe the soul.
Individual Animal Forecasts for 2017
Rat - Water Element: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
This year may be strenuous at times. However, there is chance for a big change in lifestyle, occupation or home. But long term, these results will be very good. There may be some financial loss but you can gain some unexpected benefits.*
Ox – Earth Element: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021
This is a great year for Oxes, who have waited a long time for this kind of luck. Expect that Oxes will emerge from their chrysalis recharged, with more energy and better health. This is an excellent year for career and self esteem.
Tiger – Wood Element: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
This is a year of moderate luck for Tigers. They have to work hard and then promotion is likely and business will improve. However, Tigers may have to travel and friends and family may feel neglected, as Tigers will be very busy.
Rabbit – Wood Element: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
This is not any easy year for Rabbits and they will feel more irritated and frustrated than usual. There are some good times with family and this brings happiness. Rabbits need to practice patience and focus on finding enjoyment.*
Dragon – Earth Element: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
This is a year when Dragons feel powerful. They are likely to have financial gains and find favor from superiors. However, they need to watch their cash flow, as there will be some unexpected expenses at home and some family tensions.
Snake – Fire Element: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
This is a good year for Snakes. They will be happy cocooning at home and spending more time with family. They will have some trouble with friends and financially they will feel some stress but overall, this is a happy year.
Horse – Fire Element: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
This is a year where Horses will feel some discontent and they may feel slightly out of step with what is happening around them, so travel is especially freeing and enjoyable. However, there is luck and practical accomplishments.*
Sheep – Earth Element: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
As another barnyard animal, Sheep have luck this year. This is a good year for making future plans. Family life is happier and they will experience more fun and pursue more recreational activities. They will also feel more creative.
Monkey -Metal Element: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
This is a good year for business and finances will be stable. Monkeys need to become more organized. They will enjoy travel, particularly foreign travel more. However, they need to spend time recovering from last year’s stresses.
Rooster –Metal Element: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,1993, 2005, 2017
Roosters will feel strained this year and will be less organized. They need time alone and people around them will be needier. They will want to play more and can’t, causing frustration. Practicality is essential for achieving success.*
Dog – Earth Element: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
This is a turbulent year, but there is sudden good luck if opportunities can be grasped. Dogs will want to remodel, redecorate or move to a new home/office. They need to hold their tongue so they don’t criticize or fight with loved ones.*
Pig – Water Element: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
As another barnyard animal, Pigs have some luck coming their way. Their finances will be steady and they will improve their business prospects if they are cautious. Family life is happy and previous worries fade. Only romance is tricky.
*Rabbits and Roosters should carry a Dragon charm for protection this year. Rats, Horses and Dogs may want to carry a Dragon charm to bring more luck their way.
DISCLAIMER: All information provided in this forecast is based on the ancient principles of the Chinese Five Element Theory and on an understanding of the animal symbolism in Chinese Astrology. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. There is no express or implied guarantee of results from using this information, and individual users are solely responsible for their own interpretation or application to their own circumstances. Further, the information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for legal, medical, or psychological advice, evaluation and/or treatment. You are welcome to share this post, but please refer to the source -
Dr. Igor Bril