2017 Year of the Fire Rooster (Ding You)
January 28, 2017 - February 15, 2018
" Know yourself and know the other side, then you will win every time. "
Famous Chinese military strategist,
from the Act of War
The year of the Fire Ding (-) Rooster teaches the lessons of order, scrutiny and strategic planning. The sage advice of Sun- Tzu which is still taught in modern military circles, advises one to "achieve psychological advantage over one’s adversary and use force, only as a last resort."
The MUNDANE in 2017
Throughout 2017, the economy is not quite yet ready to stabilize. Many items come down in price only to spike back up in a manic-depressive fit of the food supply. Plentiful Spring rainfall will keep food prices stable and help with crop volume, improving nutrition around the world. However, uneven distribution of rainfall will favor certain regions while leaving others high and dry. Winter may also be more severe during 2017 with record snows and record lows. Gone are the mischievousness Monkey energies of 2016, and during 2017’s Rooster year, law and order will attempt to prevail. A focus on the military, pomp and circumstance, appearance and strategic planning rules the year. 2017 will see the armed forces raised to a higher profile, with increased recognition, respect and benefits for both veterans and active duty troops. War criminals and tyrants are brought to justice.
The ESOTERIC in 2017
During this coming Rooster year, we will also see the improvising of difficult situations. Rooster years straighten-up and put life back into order, including re-building, reconstructing and beginning from scratch. We must all take special care of our nervous systems and emotional well-being as Rooster years tend to bring out extremes in emotions (bipolar, manic/depressive) and everything in-between. Do not allow disputes to linger -- find a harmonious compromise. Effort, hard work and application are rewarded; sloth, on the other hand, can easily result in unemployment. Seek emotional comfort by surrounding yourself with nature and the natural beauty of the Earth. A year when it is especially important to practice “deferred gratification” …like a farmer putting up a fine bottle of wine in anticipation of future festivities! Work hard this year for rewards to come. Appearance-conscious Rooster all signs will yearn to be admired – wisdom for the year: "Pretty is, as pretty does." Examine the intent of your heart. Say Yes to all good things - receive the blessings that flow freely to you and
Geophysical Events in a year of the Fire Rooster.
· March 9, 1957 (Fire Rooster) Andreanof Islands, Alaska magnitude 9.1 earthquake destroyed bridges and damaged houses. The great quake generated a 15-meter tsunami that caused extensive damage in Hawaii and along the pacific coastline. More than 300 aftershocks were reported.
· June 1957 magnitude 8.0 - USSR
· July 1957 magnitude 7.4 - Iran
· December 1957 magnitude 7.3 - Iran
Other Notable Rooster Year Occurrences
· 1957 (Fire Rooster): Worldwide Influenza pandemic (Asian influenza, H2N2), claims an estimated one million lives.
Rooster Year Trivia on the Lighter side
· 1957 - The Clairol company coins the term "Does she, or doesn't she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure" under the appearance-conscious Rooster energy.
Best Year for: Dragons, Goats
Money Year for: Snakes, Oxen & Monkeys
Good Year for: Rats, Horses
Mixed Year for: Roosters, Tigers
Challenging Year for: Rabbits, Dogs, Pigs
The Frugal Rat - The "Concealed Charmer"
Strong emotions effect your good judgment and anxious Rats may feel ambushed without an exit. Beware of suggested investments or questionable ventures. Throughout 2017 devote time and energy to concluding projects which you are passionate about. Beginning early in 2017 your luck shifts abruptly and skyrockets upward to position you on top. Romantic bonds strengthen as you become less fussy and start to relax for a change. Avoid mixing too much logic with your love affairs – and don’t over think matters. In other words, ease off and take your personal life as it comes. Go ahead with professional projects, as the stars during 2017 will support your efforts. If your occupation is related to service, you will enjoy making progress in your career. Your health remains good, however, keep a watch over burning your candle at both ends and exhausting yourself. A year of new beginnings filled with happy family events the probability of a new addition to the family.
The Durable Ox - The "Head Honcho"
Life and love flow smoothly for practical Oxen in 2017. Intimacy with your sweetheart/ spouse (please tell me they are one & the same :) brings a youthful quality into your life now. You will do your best to enjoy life and make a sincere effort to find pleasure in simplicity. The beneficial astral Trine climate as 2017 begins, brings Oxen numerous romantic prospects. Your luck reaches a pinnacle and nothing can discourage your optimism. The Ox and this new Rooster year are the best of friends, and this is a high point with respect to your career. Unexpected financial gains fall upon you at the eleventh hour to help you catch up on economic responsibilities. You'll enthusiastically embark on independent projects, but may find it difficult to work within a group. This year, insomnia could be a common complaint and a recurrent dream tries to get your attention. Eat only unquestionably fresh foods and exercise caution with both alcohol and games of chance.
The Noble Tiger - The "Go-Getter"
For single Tigers, your house of "Unions" is highlighted in 2017 and many Tigers will find their future mates. Friends are supportive and this pleases you greatly. An enthusiastic period where professional activities may be relegated to the background in favor of your social life. An excellent year to make a break from a subordinate position to an independent profession as Tigers must be the "captains of their own ships". When considering a new job, take into consideration your need of difficult projects to champion and freedom of action. Adopt a healthy and balanced diet and take accrued time off to rest. This year will also find Tigers taking serious inventory of their finances. By shrewdly combining caution and nerve, you'll see a more positive cash flow. Your heartfelt desires will be met through the entry of a kindred spirit; one you have met before. An emotionally and materially prosperous year especially during the auspicious months of June, October and November.
The Detached Rabbit - The "Artful Dodger"
During 2017 Rabbits are compelled to re-establish contact with old friends. Aloof singles are overcome by sentimentality and powerfully drawn to past romantic interests. Reflect upon "unfinished business" to move ahead. Everyone has baggage from the past – find a gentle soul who will assist you in putting this neatly away. Financial improvement is a great help to love. Your social reputation will be on the mend and those Rabbit/Cats in solo careers or who work for themselves will be especially favored. Utilize your perfectionism in everything you do to avoid criticism from those less competent whether it be in business or in pleasure. Don't neglect regular exercise, be vigilant about your health, and be cautious of your weight which will fluctuate this year. Your judgment in financial matters may be uncharacteristically clouded in 2017, so hold off on any investments for the time being. Define your personal boundaries and require more information prior to signing any agreements. Time is on your side. Do not make any hasty decisions during this clash of energies between the Rooster and yourself.
The Unpredictable Dragon - The "Theatrical Visionary"
2017 offers popularity, celebrity and an increase in wealth to lucky Dragons. During this period you receive income from more than one source. A favorable year for unions and you stand an excellent chance of capturing your lover's heart. By the end of the year, your passionate dreams may well have become a reality. If married, more spontaneity will replace routine. In 2017, your career will flourish, but petty gossip or others talking behind your back could provoke your wrath. Don't announce your plans prematurely and be cautious of persons who might try to profit at your expense. Avoid digestive troubles by eating with moderation, avoiding alcohol, and skipping late-night snacking. Travel plans will be discussed with a caller; Act on new ideas, try new avenues, and say sure to social invitations. Enjoy this auspicious year, compliments of your soulmate the Rooster.
The Intuitive Snake - The "Learned One"
Beautiful and powerful Snakes profit by life and complete some of their most personal projects in 2017. You will lean toward the idealistic (hopeful) side of your nature, and some may well daydream and procrastinate to the point of losing track of reality for a while. Strive for a balanced view of people and circumstances. Snake souls are within the Triangle of compatibility with the Rooster year and throughout 2017 -- love is in the works! Don't let a love affair turn into tabloid fodder or scandal. Spend some extra time with family as they will need your emotional support now. In 2017, Snakes increase their income and a promotion is heading your way. This paves the path to a much more interesting and satisfying career (sorry you must punch a time clock – never good for Snakes). This pleasant financial surprise will allow you to purchase something you couldn't previously afford. Resist any form of greed or temptation to take your comforts for granted, as remember that both misfortune and luck walk down the same street.
The Decisive Horse - The "Happy Hedonist"
During 2017, when in doubt or trouble others are prepared to be your safety net. Pleasure is what you seek -- lean hard on a time weathered post (person or place) and ask for what you want. Use this rather vulnerable year relationship-wise to put your love life in order and pull any weeds of misunderstanding. Throughout 2017 modify your busy lifestyle to make time for rest and relaxation. You will be amazed at the attitude adjustment! Single Horses looking for love will test their powers of seduction and possibly break a few hearts. Be cautious of possible complications! In 2017 matters of the heart are extremely precarious and fickle for all Horses. Broken engagements, family confrontations and even a period of unemployment could prove a heavy saddle this year. Mend a rift with a close family member and use February, July and October for the good luck and necessary energy to hurdle these obstacles. Practice the utmost prudence during physical exercise, play and all sports. Be cautious of re-injuring a knee or ankle.
The Creative Goat - The "Good Samaritan"
Esoteric Goats feel emotionally and physically drained during Rooster years. Despite some family problems, have faith in yourself, persevere, as you are on a course that is destined to succeed. In 2017, your luck recuperates but difficult planetary aspects can cause an abrupt change in mates, living situations or love partners. Also, your career path could also change quite drastically. The climate will be favorable to you as far as artistic expressions are concerned and many Goats will see financial rewards for their creative ideas and handiwork (November). You also benefit from your wise cutting of expenses lesson sorely learned from the past. Health wise, caution is advised during low-energy periods of January, May and August to avoid illness and emotional stress. Meditation, calm surroundings and maintaining a spiritual outlook of moderation help greatly this year. March and June will find you prancing about gleefully, as Goat natives are gregarious, social and will feel less withdrawn during these lucky months. Actively seek out the company of others, depend on your creative talents and let your imagination soar to the Heavens now.
The Entertaining Monkey - The "Merry Mercurial"
For single Monkeys, 2017 may bring about a reunion with old friends or lovers and the sparks could fly! Although you have long for a certain someone, you may well have an experience that will open your heart to new possibilities. 2017's focus is on comings and goings, short trips or jaunts, friends, relatives and nostalgia. More sociable than ever, you'll be at ease and communicate your enthusiasm with a buoyant spirit. When working, identify your goals and be prepared to move forward. This Rooster year will require Monkey souls to concentrate and spend more time on their work. If in doubt, always double-check this year, as all mistakes will be under scrutiny and microscopic examination. Love will be more favorable to those under the age of 36 as opposed to older couples, who could be plagued by disagreements over money. Refrain from all impulsiveness, tricks or amusing pranks during 2017 as the sober-minded and hard-working Rooster may not appreciate your brand of youthful humor. A brief period of insomnia convinces you to relax and release useless suspicions.
The Perfectionist Rooster - The "I can do better" inspirer.
In 2017, your energy level rises. Rooster souls are offered large projects, contracts and management positions. Don't hesitate to declare your love for that special someone this year. You will find the necessary words to convince them of your devotion and a marriage proposal could be accepted immediately. If you want to change career or company, 2017 is favorable to take the necessary steps. Do not neglect even a small cut or scrape; as there could be an increased risk of infection now. A brief dip in luck during September and October will require tireless Roosters to devote more time to everything and exhaustion from overwork may take its toll. Roosters find themselves crying metaphorically "Who will help me make this bread?" Remember to balance your life, time and workload with sufficient rest. Changes will take place in your life during this year which will set the stage for future progress.
The Watchful Dog - The "Vanquishing Vigilante."
Both danger and opportunity walk the same street, dutiful Dog. Your nervousness and tendency to worry reach a climax during 2017’s Rooster year. At times, it seems like delays and emotional dramas run roughshod over your life – Not so fast! While not in direct opposition with the Dog, Rooster years are the Karmic Combatants for those born into Dog years. For singles, because you have experienced heartache in the past, you may not be willing to extend your heart in love this year, however, don't discount the possibility of a reunion with a past lover. Using selective memory to remember only the good, while forgetting the pain will put you right back into the same turmoil and impossible situation. Remember, that a leopard rarely changes its spots. This year will give you many occasions to prove your worth. Rewards for artistic achievements come in March and June. In 2017 your health may be troublesome, especially during the months of April and September. Regularly exercise to improve your circulation and to protect your delicate spine. The lunar climate of 2017, is indeed a trying period for most Dogs, but out of adversity, emerges strength and the kind of wisdom which only comes through experience.
The Tolerant Pig - The "Accommodating Pacifist."
In 2017 peace-loving Pigs expand their horizons and work on new ideas. There are many opportunities to make lasting impressions now, as well as to try out a prototype or idea that has been brewing. Both your courage and energy will be on the upswing. Profit by the year to realize your dreams and plan your future nest-egg. Exciting possibilities during January, February and March will have a miraculous effect on your morale. Focus on strengthening your unions and even consider the possibly of enlarging your family? Meditation will allow you to clear your mind and consider your future. Make accurate predictions concerning yourself. Cut the ties from cumbersome emotional baggage. Redefine yourself and make a mental commitment to practice the art of happiness. During 2017 remain extremely careful as far as your finances are concerned. The use of funds, stock purchases, and loans must be examined very carefully, preferably with the help of a specialist. During May, August, and November, use extra caution while driving and avoid showing your assets to avoid theft.
Wishing you the 5 traditional Chinese blessings of, Longevity, Wealth, Love of virtue, Vital Health, and a Natural Ending.
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