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Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Rooster.
Wednesday, 25th January 2017
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2017 is the year of the Rooster

Starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018, the Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac.

Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

Are You a Rooster?
People born in a year of the Rooster are called "Roosters" in China. However, Rooster years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting on Chinese New Year), so if you were born in January or February, use the tool on the right to see whether you're a Rooster, according to "popular astrology".

(Conventional Chinese astrologers consider zodiac years to start and end within a day of February 4 — 'Start of Spring' according to the traditional Chinese solar calendar.)

Also Read: 'Why Chinese people give red envelopes.' 

2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac year is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Fire Rooster, for example, comes once every 60-year cycle.

Find Your Chinese Zodiac SignChoose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.

Five Types of Rooster — Which One Are You?
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Roosters, each with different characteristics:

Wood Rooster
Year of Birth: 1945, 2005
Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable

Fire Rooster
Year of Birth: 1957, 2017
Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work

Earth Rooster
Year of Birth: 1909, 1969
Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends

Gold Rooster
Year of Birth: 1921, 1981
Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking

Water Rooster
Year of Birth: 1933, 1993
Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate

2017 — an Unlucky Year for Roosters

2017 is a year of the Rooster: According to Chinese astrology, the year of one's birth sign is the most unlucky year in the 12-year cycle. In the year of your sign, fortune in all aspects of your life will not be very good.

Therefore, Roosters should be more careful in 2017.

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.

Things That Roosters Should Avoid

  • Unlucky color: red
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: east
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

The Rooster's Personality: Observant, Hardworking..

People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.

Active, Amusing, and Popular Among a Crowd
Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion.

Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Their behavior of continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.

Roosters are Healthy and Enjoy Sports
People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports, such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times.

The Best Jobs and Careers for Roosters

Roosters are more motivated than other animals in the Chinese zodiac, making their careers a priority in their lives. Roosters are hard working, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of jobs.

Good career choices for Roosters are newsreader, sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer.

How to Build Relationships with "Roosters"

Roosters are loyal and they make devoted friends. They always keep their promises and are always true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with Roosters, because they always brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make others uncomfortable.

Roosters' Wealth, Work, Health, and Love Prospects in 2017

People born in a Year of the Rooster will have mixed weal and woe in this  Year. This is mainly because both lucky and unlucky stars will shine on them.

Wealth in 2017 — Not Good

People born in a year of the Rooster can still, earn a significant amount, but will have to try hard. So they need to urge themselves that there is no reward without input. When they work hard, they can earn a considerable amount from their career, and, at the end of the year, they can accumulate substantial wealth.

As Roosters are in their zodiac year in 2017, they are in a year filled with bad luck. Therefore, they should just do their best and let things be, without setting their sights too high.

Businessmen will have to deal with operational pressures in 2017. Their expenses will increase, so they should plan to set a budget in advance. Instead of investing all their money, they should save money.

Work in 2017 — Work Hard

Roosters are in their zodiac year in 2017, so they will be unlucky and need to work very hard. However, there are two lucky stars related to careers, which can help them.

One star is Jiangxing, which means Roosters' in leadership will have luck. Roosters can achieve success by leading a team.

Another star is Jinkui, which means Roosters who are creative will be approved by their superiors. Their recognition, however, might not match their efforts.

Roosters are recommended to “do more and speak less” at work in 2017. They should work very hard to benefit from scant opportunities.

Health in 2017 — Watch Out

As it is an unlucky year for Roosters in 2017, so they will need to pay more attention to safety and health. Besides themselves, they will also need to take care of their families. When going out, they will need to watch out for steps and obey traffic rules when driving.

In 2017, Roosters might get lazy and upset, but they will need to encourage themselves. They should make some charity donations to increase their luck.

Love in 2017 — Marry or Break Up

If you have been in a relationship for years, then 2017 is a good time for you to get married. Even if you don't have enough money or preparation time, these problems can be overcome with true love.

If your relationship doesn't progress, you should consider breaking up, especially for those Roosters who are 24 or 36 years old.

With so much pressure from work and emotional upheaval, Roosters have to calm down in order to handle romantic issues. Don't make a wrong decision on impulse.

Single Roosters will have the chance to find a partner, but the relationship might not be very stable, so be patient as it progresses.

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