(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008)
While you won’t be that happy to see the Year of the Monkey go, chances are you already know that you’re ready to get your teeth into something meaty. The Monkey and Rat are the best of friends, but for you the Year of the Monkey was also an adventurous year. Whether you travelled, embarked on higher learning or the pursuit of knowledge in a formal or overt way or not, the Monkey worked throughout the past 12 months to bring you out of your comfort zone, encouraging you to explore your world and embrace life’s richer experiences. As one lunar year ends and another begins, you take what you have learned from one and apply to the next, so that the quest for knowledge and richer life experiences will continue. While this gave you a lot of freedom, you’re ready for the Rooster and a chance to progress professionally or with your personal goals and ambitions. The Rooster is hard working, takes responsibility and approaches everything with a ‘can do’ attitude. When the Rooster comes along you’re compelled to roll up your sleeves, put your head down, tail up and make things happen. For you this will be channelled into areas where you can achieve goals, express your creativity and go after success. Because of that this is often an opportune and successful professional year, one that lends itself to professional growth. Yet it’s not one where opportunity lands in your lap. Yet if you work hard and take responsibility, this could be a pinnacle year for you. As much as the Rooster applauds hard work and taking responsibility, he also loves to strut. Nothing says ‘look at me’ more than a Rooster strutting around the barnyard like he owns the place. He will want the same for you, so don’t just expect professional success and expansion this year, but to be recognised for that success. There could be awards and other public recognition, but it will be something you will have worked towards all year. All that knowledge gathering last year will be put to good use this year.
(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997 and 2009)
The first thing most of us want to know when the Chinese New Year comes around is, will this be a good year for me. No year is inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’, especially as opportunities can come disguised as challenges and challenges as opportunities. Also what we make of something will determine how a year will be experienced. That being said the answer is yes, this is likely to be a good year for you. In the Year of the Rooster you not only have a friend, but a fan. The Rooster adores you. The Ox is everything the Rooster admires and everything he aspires to be. The Rooster respects hard work and taking responsibility, everything inherent in the Ox’s DNA. The Rooster prides himself in being the hardest working of all the barnyard animals. He’s up at the crack of dawn and if it wasn’t for him crowing, the Sun itself wouldn’t come up. The Rooster is very vigilant, is always on the job and abhors laziness. Yet when the Ox returns to the barn at night, after a hard day in the fields, the Rooster can only look on in awe, knowing he could never work that hard. For the rest of us the Rooster will be on our backs, urging us to roll up our sleeves, work harder and get things done. But when the Year of the Rooster comes along, the Rooster doesn’t look for ways to work the Ox harder, he looks for ways to lighten his load. The Ox and Rooster aren’t just friends, the Rooster brings fun, play, colour, creativity and even romance into your life. This isn’t exactly a lucky year for love, but anything the Rooster can do to make his friend the Ox happy, he’ll work tirelessly to make it happen. This isn’t just a good year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative, you will find that the Rooster makes everything flow more smoothly. You’re likely to find that people are there to help, that when you need something the right person appears at the right times. They may as well arrive with a badge that says ‘sent by the Rooster’. Expect to thrive professionally as well, with the year getting off to a lucrative start. Midyear there is something special happening on the relationship front.
(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010)
The Tiger and the Rooster aren’t necessarily the best of friends, they get along well enough not to cause any personality clashes. The Year of the Rooster is a year for hard work, taking responsibility and being organised. This is an energy that is all about getting in and just making things happen. For the Tiger this is mainly expressed financially. This isn’t a lucky year for money matters and not a particularly lucrative year for income matters. However, in saying that the early months of the Year of the Rooster could be quite lucrative. Where the Rooster will have the biggest impact this year is on the financial front as a whole, where you could find yourself stripping everything back and starting again. The Rooster likes systems and he likes to be working towards something, so rather than fix anything that isn’t organised and doesn’t have structure, he may declare that it’s easier to start again. As the Year of the Rooster runs through to February 2018 you’ve got time on your side. Unlike the financial resolutions you might have made when moving into 2017, with the Rooster you have a sense of determination that won’t waver. Once you decide you’re going to take your financial power back, there will be no going back. Just like diets, we all know what we need to do, but it’s the motivation we lack. When it comes to financial resolutions, the Rooster not only brings the determination and motivation, but a lot of financial savvy as well. There are just enough professional developments this year to ensure that this should be a lucrative year as well. The Rooster isn’t interested in money coming in, with his focus more about managing the money you have. However, there are some real opportunities on the work front in the middle months of the year and on the career front from October onwards. This isn’t enough to make your professional game the driving force of the year, but enough to ensure there are income, job and career opportunities.
(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011)The Year of the Rooster isn’t
so much a challenging year for you, but you will need to be on your toes. The Rabbit and the Rooster sit on opposite sides of the Chinese Zodiac wheel, where they keep a watchful eye on each other. It is more that the Rooster and the Rabbit are poles apart, but then you know what they say about opposites attracting. It is common to a Rooster and Rabbit combination in a marriage or even a professional partnership, with each having what the other lacks. So don’t be put off by what you might hear about the Year of the Rooster for yes, the Rooster will keep you on your toes but it shouldn’t be any more challenging than any other year. This is going to put a lot more focus on your relationships and put your relationships under the microscope, with a marriage or the birth or strengthening of all your relationships and partnerships. Relationships themselves can be challenging and if you are to have challenges, this is where you might find them. This is not because there will be problems and more because the Rooster demands you take responsibility and that you put in the work and effort. Ask any enduring or strong relationship for their secret to success and they’ll tell you that luck had nothing to do with it, that it takes hard work. So you will have to work hard on your relationships this year and the Rooster won’t let you stick your head into the sand or into your rabbit’s burrow. Yet he will give you all the support you need to build strong and authentic relationships. The year won’t be all hard work, even on the relationship front, with something special on the romantic front midyear. We have a Leap Month this year, with the same month being repeated. In such an important and at times demanding relationship year, it’s only fair that this should take on romantic connotations for you. You should also expect a good year across the income, work and career fronts. Though once again, with the Rooster in charge there will be no short cuts, you’ll need to take responsibility and work hard. On the relationship, professional or financial fronts, the Rooster will reward hard work and take responsibility.
(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012)
The Year of the Rooster represents a busy and industrious year for you, a year where you can expect a lot of job growth. However, it is a year where you will need to put in the effort, with no short cuts and doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Yet for those regimented enough to work with the Rooster and his exacting demands then you can expect accolades and even awards later down the track. If you work in an industry that has a red carpet then expect to be strutting your stuff at some point during the year. If not, then you’ll make your own version of a ‘red carpet’ moment. Yet where others might see overnight success, you’ll know that you have worked hard for the success possible this year. Fortunately the New Moon that ushers in the Year of the Rooster also brought the month of the Ox to an end, a month for relentless professional drilling. You should have a clear and fresh sense of your personal and professional goals and ambitions for the coming year. From the moment the Rooster returns you will be able to roll up your sleeves and get straight to work. Not all years are an island and you’re likely to find that the influence of the Monkey lingers. At the same time, while the Year of the Dog doesn’t begin until next February, life could be positioning you for what lies ahead. Keeping the energy from the Year of the Monkey alive is all about keeping the spirit of romance and all things creative alive. In the meantime, with the Year of the Dog a fateful year for relationship matters, this could see new people come into your life. Pay attention to any relationship matters during the month of the Dog, from the 22nd August to the 20th September. There is a chance that someone could come into your life in a fateful way, especially in the early days of the month. Meanwhile, we have a Leap Month this year, with two back to back months of the Goats. The first runs from the 24th June to the 23rd July and the second from the 23rd July to the 22nd August. These will be important months for home, family and/or property matters.
(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013)
This is the year that you have been waiting for, with the Year of the Rooster bringing almost everything that you could ask for. To start with the Snake and the Rooster are the best of friends, with a natural affinity between the two. You know that the Rooster is going to watch your back, but also that he will keep you on your toes. The Rooster knows your strengths and talents, so won’t let you hide in the shadows. For you the Year of the Rooster is a big year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative. While the Rooster asks that you take things seriously and take responsibility, he’s turning your normal priority list on its heels. If all things fun, playful, romantic and creative is something you get around to when you have time, the Rooster will ask that you make this a priority, but also that you take responsibility. If you work in the creative fields, then this should be a successful year for showcasing your talents. Each lunar year always begins with the month of the Tiger, the most professionally focused month of any year. If you have wanted to follow your heart professionally, then the New Moon on the 28th January brings your best opportunity in 12 years. There is hardly any aspect of your life where following your heart is not important. As well as a special year for romance and all things romantic, this is also a year that could see a pregnancy or engagement. There will be plenty to celebrate this year. With the Year of the Dog, a big year for job growth starting next February, this year could be a stepping stone. Pay extra attention to job matters in October, November and December. This is also a year where home, family and/or property matters will remain important, with a chance to build on last year’s developments.
(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014)
For you the Year of the Rooster symbolises an important year for home, family and/or property matters. This is more than just a cue to the fact that there might be changes on the home front or more focus on the things close to home. The Rooster likes to bring a sense of order, that you have things under control and you’re taking responsibility. You might not have any control over the outside world, but you can make your own home your castle. The Rooster loves to rule the roost, so you are likely to put a lot more time and effort into things close to home. If cleaning out the garage, the spare room or just decluttering has been on your ‘to do’ list, then expect to find the motivation to get stuck in. This is less about the Rooster cracking the whip and more an urge to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. The Rooster encourages hard work and responsibility and for the Horse this will be focused on things close to home. That doesn’t mean you don’t have a busy and vibrant year ahead of you, because you do. It’s that ability to make your home your castle that will make coming home, after conquering the world, all the sweeter. Despite the focus on things close to home, the Rooster will not only be a good year for professional growth, but be a lucrative year as well. There is a two month period that is especially lucrative, running from the 24th June to the 22nd August. February and March are especially good months for getting this new professional year up to speed, with income opportunities a by product of that period. The early months of the year will also be especially good for your social life and for both personal and professional networking. While the best period will be March and April, you’ll see signs of this in the early days of the Year of the Rooster, which means the later days of January.
(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015)
You are going to love the Year of the Rooster, mainly because you won’t have to give up any of the benefit gained during the Year of the Monkey. If the money started to flow last year, your income increased or just your confidence in general, then this will continue. The wily Monkey put enough systems in place to ensure that continued. There are certain times when you will see more evidence of that, mainly when things start to move professionally. After a busy end to the Year of the Monkey the pace will just start to be easing off as you move into the Year of the Rooster, but even if you don’t, you will find it a lot easier to manage. For you the Rooster’s influence is felt intellectually and through your communications. With February through to June an especially expansive time professionally, you should be on top mental form by then, with no reason why the money shouldn’t follow. What you really like about the Rooster is that he shares similar values. You both value hard work and taking responsibility. The Rooster sets some clear rules in place that are simple, but provide a lot of structure. The Rooster not only creates the rules, he likes to stick to the rules. Goats like to know what the rules are, though that doesn’t necessarily mean you will stick to them. You just like to know what they are, so you know when you’re skating close to or going over the line. If you can get away with breaking the rules you will, but you draw comfort from knowing they’re in place. The Rooster is straight up, honest, there is no game playing and just rewards for those that work hard. While the Rooster does bring a tendency to worry or over think things, you’ve learned the hard way how futile that is. You should have no trouble working with the Rooster’s mental focus when you need to, but turning it off when you don’t.
(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016)
The Year of the Monkey may end on the 28th January but the Monkey’s influence will continue. If anything, the year immediately after the Year of the Monkey is often better than the Year of the Monkey itself, as the signs planted during your native year start to bear fruit. The Year of the Monkey was not an isolated event, but the foundation year for a new 12 year lunar cycle. What was planted over the course of the last 12 months will continue to gestate, bear fruit and grow. Over the coming years, many of the things that will transpire in your life can be traced back to the Year of the Monkey, the year that kicked off a new 12 year lunar cycle. This gives you permission to kick back a little, for often there are a lot of big moves during the Year of the Monkey, with the Monkey manoeuvring you to where you need to be. You may have moved house, changed jobs, started a new relationship, ended a relationship, started a family. Any major life events that happened over the last 12 months began under the Monkey’s rein. While life will continue and major life events will continue to unfold, those that began during the Year of the Monkey are pivotal to this new 12 year chapter. The Rooster brings a new energy, one that is now all about consolidating those new beginnings, as you work to cement, nurture and grow them. The Rooster is all about hard work and responsibility and the focus is on continuing to take responsibility for all the new beginnings over the past year. The Rooster will always be a lucrative year for you, so you can expect income growth and for money to flow more smoothly. The Rooster does make you work for it, but with the month of the Ox ending just as the New Year begins, this shouldn’t be a problem. The month of the Ox is a busy and hard working month, a month that will always help you get a new professional year off the ground.
(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017)
Welcome to the Year of the Rooster, a year that literally has your name all over it. If you had expected life to go easy on a Rooster in the Year of the Rooster and that you could cruise, you also knew that wasn’t likely. It takes a Rooster to know a Rooster, so you know this is going to be a busy year, a year for rolling up your sleeves and getting things done. Yet what you’re likely to be busy with, apart from the usual demands of home, work and life itself, are the major new doors opening in your life. The Year of the Rooster isn’t just a chance to reconnect with your native energy. This brings you to the start of a new 12 year launch cycle. Until the Year of the Rooster ends on the 16th February 2018, this will be a time of opening major new doors, major new life events and in general laying down the foundations for the next 12 years. Many people experience major life events during their native year. You may move house, start a new job, a new relationship, a new business or a new project. As you rediscover your personal truth and connect with your inner voice, everything in your life will need to be authentic or it will be up for change. This may have already begun, especially on the home front. There is a strong nesting urge that is triggered just before the Year of the Rooster begins, an urge to be living where and how you feel strengthened. The Year of the Rooster brings a feeling of coming home. You know and understand the hard working principles of the Rooster, for you share them. This is a year where you’re able to accomplish a lot, but also get rewarded for your efforts. As those around you cotton on to what the Rooster expects from them, expect them to appreciate their own Rooster in their midst. Expect both personal and professional recognition.
(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018)
|The word that comes to mind when thinking of what the Year of the Rooster means for you is waiting, but of course there is a lot more to this than simply waiting for the Year of the Dog to begin next February. The Rooster is your neighbour on the Chinese Zodiac wheel and you know that when the Year of the Rooster comes along, that your turn is next. When the Year of the Dog begins next February this will open the door to major new beginnings and a new 12 year lunar cycle. That will always bring the realisation that this current 12 year lunar cycle, which began on the Year of the Dog 11 years ago, is now in its final year. Because of that, this is a year for bringing things home, completing what you started and bringing a lot of areas of your life to a point where you’re ready to go around again. Before new doors can open old doors first have to close, so this is a year of closing old doors. Yet life will be too busy to sit around navel gazing, for this final year of a 12 year lunar cycle often has a lot of the projects or missions coming to completion. Where the Year of the Dog will be a year for new beginnings, the Year of the Rooster is a year for completing things. Yet this will no doubt get you curious about what next, as you start to explore plans or ideas for the future. As your neighbour the Rooster and Dog aren’t necessarily the best of the friends, but they tolerate each other. This is more a mutual agreement that the Rooster will let you do your own thing, while the Rooster does his. The Rooster is all about hard work and taking responsibility and while you can gain from that professionally, you’re a free spirit and will lean on this when it suits you. Only you can get away with this, because the Rooster knows how important this final year for you is. This gives you a free pass to follow your own agenda. Hard work will pay off this year though, with October right through to February likely to be lucrative.
(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019)
The Pig and the Rooster aren’t necessarily the best of friends, but they share and cohabit the same barnyard and are used to each other’s ways. The Rooster knows how you operate and you’ve spent enough time watching the Rooster strut around the barnyard to know how he operates. It is that sense of camaraderie that becomes more pronounced this year. The Pig and the Monkey live in different worlds, but the Pig and Rooster share the same barnyard. The Pig will never understand why the Rooster has to get up at the crack of dawn and lord it over the barnyard all day. At the same time, the Rooster knows he will never get the Pig to do anything it doesn’t want to. It’s that feeling of ‘he knows me’ or ‘I know you’, that sums up the essence of the Year of the Rooster for you. You will be drawn to want to associate both personally and professionally with those that know, understand and ‘get you’. This makes camaraderie, teamwork and being socially connected important during the Year of the Rooster. For you, this is a year that is all about togetherness. In the barnyard the Pig has a fairly cruisy life, mainly because the Rooster is always on the lookout for predators, watching over everything that is happening. You’re likely to find that you either attract people like that into your life this year or those that are already there will become more important. Again, personally and professionally it will be important to have people around you that are watching your back. In the meantime, you will find that you have an especially good professional year on your hands, mainly because of all the hard work invested during the Year of the Monkey. It is often until a year comes to an end that the real benefits are felt. This should see things come together both professionally and financially, especially on the income front. The Rooster will be making everyone work hard for what they achieve this year, but as you have already invested much, he will cut you some slack. However, when it’s needed you will have to roll up your sleeves and get things done.