This weekend sees the celebration of Chinese New Year and we take the opportunity to wish all our readers a very happy New Year!
The upcoming year is, of course, the Year of the Rooster.
Long tradition. A Tang Dynasty painted terracotta Rooster.
The Rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2017 is a year of the Rooster.Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year.
Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year. In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.
Both the zodiac sign and the element shape the astrology of the year. For example, 2017 is a Fire Rooster year. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years.
The following famous fire Roosters will be 60 this zodiac year: Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King III, Stephen Fry, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.
Both zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one’s personality and destiny. Below are the five types of Roosters:
|Type of Rooster||Year of Birth||Characteristics|
|Wood Rooster||1945, 2005||Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable|
|Fire Rooster||1957, 2017||Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work|
|Earth Rooster||1909, 1969||Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends|
|Gold Rooster||1921, 1981||Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking|
|Water Rooster||1933, 1993||Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate|
Information courtesy China Highlights