This Saturday, January 28th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year (according to the lunar calendar). 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster, is expected to infuse our lives with a fiery enthusiasm, energy, and transformation. However, Fire destroys Metal in the cycle of the elements, meaning we should be prepared for many challenges throughout the year. But as the Fire Rooster is a symbol of optimism, good things will come to those who act in harmony with their surroundings. Loyalty, commitment, and hard work are some of the characteristics to be rewarded greatly in the Year of the Rooster.
The Rooster is the first creature to awake at the start of each day, and is an incredibly focused and confident bird. Therefore, the Chinese horoscope predicts this year to be ideal for taking the time to let your inner perfectionist shine. This is the year to really focus on quality over quantity. While the Rooster tends to be overconfident at times and is prone to developing irrational plans, they don’t always pan out. Prepare to stick to more practical and proven approaches to ensure success this year.
Roosters are also communal birds, suggesting this year will be very lucky for joint ventures, new business partnerships, and especially romantic pairings. This year promises to bring good luck in finding love and expanding your circle of family and friends.
2017 Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes: Is the Year of the Rooster a good year for you?
Find your birthdate year to determine your Chinese Zodiac sign, then see the horoscopes below to see what the Year of the Rooster has in store for you!
Rat Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912
Ox Years: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913
Tiger Years: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914
Rabbit Years: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915
Dragon Years: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916
Snake Years: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917
Horse Years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918
Sheep Years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919
Monkey Years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920
Rooster Years: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921
Dog Years: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910
Pig Years: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911
The Year of the Rooster will be a good year for you, but not without a bit of hard work! There are challenges in the year ahead, but quick-witted Rats have the expertise to find a way to succeed when faced with any problem–just remember not to get caught up in the trivial matters!
Because of their bright and outgoing personalities, Rats are known to have a very close circle of family and friends that will play a crucial role in the Year of the Rooster, who highly values loyalty and a strong sense of community. 2017 will be a great year for Rats to tend to those relationships and even forge many new ones.
Keep your purse strings a little tighter this year, Rats; the Year of the Rooster shows that this will be a good money year for you, but it will be easy to fall into the habit of spending more than you’re bringing in. Spend conservatively throughout this year, choosing only to reward yourself after all your bills are paid. Rats are very good networkers, so keep an eye out for new opportunities on the horizon.
As the Rooster’s best partner, the Ox is looking at a wonderful upcoming year. The Ox is an incredibly hard worker, and will have luck on its side to excel in its career or education during 2017. The year will bring its challenges, but Oxen will be greatly rewarded for their tireless efforts.
Remember to slow down this year, Oxen–don’t let your impatience get in the way of your love life. Take time to build a new network of friends with common interests, and you will see that these friends will become some of your most passionate supporters in the future.
The Year of the Rooster is not a lucky time for risky ventures, so rely on your steady work ethic and planning skills to bring you good fortune and prosperity this year.
The beginning of the year may bring some minor problems for the Tiger, but hang in there and remain flexible with your problem solving to ensure things go smoothly–the second half of the year will bring much better fortune for you. Recognize the opportunities in your challenges this year, Tigers! With your drive and determination, great rewards lie ahead.
Tigers are known for their strong will and conviction, but in the Year of the Rooster, beware: maintain your level-headedness and do not engage in unnecessary battles because luck may not always be on your side. Keep your head down and work hard and you will receive praises.
2017 will be a great year for love for Tigers. New romance will appear in unexpected ways for you this year! Try to look past who you are typically attracted to in your love life, and you might be surprised by what you find.
The Rabbit and the Rooster tend to be complete opposites, so Rabbits are advised to keep a low-profile and stay calm in 2017. Avoiding conflict will be very important during the Year of the Rooster, but with the Rabbit’s gentle and relaxed attitude, this will not be difficult. In addition, Rabbits are known for their strong sense of intuition; follow your instincts this year–it will pay off!
The Rooster’s optimism will give your social life a boost this year, meaning many new friendships are on the horizon, and 2017 might be the perfect time to expand your career network! These new connections will bring a great deal of success in the future.
Use your free time to care for yourself during the Year of the Rooster. Channel the Rooster’s drive for perfection by focusing on improving your body and soul this year, and you will definitely reap the rewards.
Dragons, known for their power, determination, and good luck, are very similar to the Rooster, bringing great things for you in the coming year. With the Rooster’s work ethic, expect a busier year in terms of your career, but your drive and determination will allow you to get more work done than in years passed. Not only will this be lucrative, but others will surely notice your hard work.
While you may find yourself busy this year, your stress levels are predicted to be relatively low. Manage your time wisely, and enjoy some down-time when it comes your way. This is a perfect opportunity to learn a new skill set or take up a hobby to keep your mind sharp.
Chinese horoscope predicts that you will get a major confidence boost this year, feeling more yourself than ever. This will make it easier for you to open up to friends and loved ones, allowing your already strong connections to deepen.
Snakes should expect lots of positive changes in the Year of the Rooster! The Rooster’s confidence will bring out your most sociable and motivated sides, making this year one of the best you’ve had in quite some time. Embrace the changes life has in store for you during 2017, and you will see positive outcomes.
The Year of the Rooster will be a great year of love for Snakes. While naturally more independent creatures, Snakes will be inspired this year to step outside their comfort zone and will flourish in their love lives in the coming months.
When new opportunities in your career present themselves this year, do not take them lightly. Luck is on your side during 2017 when faced with a challenge, so be fearless in your decision making.
This year will bring some much needed consistency for Horses–especially in the social sector. You will not endeavor many relationship changes, so take this time to focus on yourself and your career.
Like the Rooster, the Horse has a great work ethic, but only after a little bit of a head start. Luckily, the beginning of the year will give you a bit of energy boost, so use that to create a momentum for any projects you are working on or have wanted to start. Your work will be recognized, but only if you stick to it–no giving up early this year.
Chinese horoscope predicts that Horses will have more wealth luck this year than in the past, but be sure to use your earnings wisely, as surprises are common in the Year of the Rooster. Set some funds aside for a rainy day this year–you will be thankful.
This year will be a fast-paced and energy filled year for you. You’ll have to work hard and may have to take on a few extra responsibilities this year to keep up with the Rooster’s pace, but if you stick with it, it will surely pay off.
Be cautious with your finances this year. Working harder during the Year of the Rooster will bring in more money, but spending may drain your funds more quickly than you expect.
As most Sheep are sensitive and sincere, others are easily drawn to them and love being in their company. It is predicted that 2017 will present you with many opportunities for new friendships or possible romantic partners; don’t be shy! Follow your heart, and it will steer you in the right direction.
The Year of the Rooster will be a good year for the very adaptable Monkeys. Though the year may be full of trials and challenges, the Monkey’s creative thinking will impress those around you and make the most out of some sticky situations.
Let the Rooster’s confidence inspire you during 2017. This is the perfect time for you to express yourself and your needs in order to move forward in your career or relationships this year. Your hard work will pay off during the second half of the year, but only if you make it known.
Focus on staying in one place this year. Travel will be a temptation for you, but it’s best to hold off until you have more free time to truly enjoy it. Your time would be better spent close to home with family and friends during the Year of the Rooster.
Roosters, this is your year. You are in sync with this year’s energy through and through, and you will find that you are challenged in the very best ways, leading to new opportunities and personal growth.
Let your intuition lead this year, as you will seem to know the right path before it has even fully revealed itself. This year is the beginning of a new life cycle for you, so it is entirely up to you to decide what you want that to look like. However, remember not to be reckless. Just because luck is on your side during the Year of the Rooster does not mean there won’t be a few challenges ahead.
Concentrate on furthering your career this year and making yourself more valuable. You will feel more productive and energetic than in previous years, and channeling that into your work will surely pay off.
Most Dogs are friendly, but fiercely loyal to their loved ones, making you a wonderful partner whether romantically, socially, or even in a business venture. Others can always count on your optimistic attitude and your loyalty when times are tough. The Year of the Rooster will bring some difficult times for others, so you may need to step in and offer a helping hand when needed this year.
Your career or education may challenge you in unexpected ways this year, leaving you feeling a little disorganized. Concentrate on the big picture ahead, and try not to get sidetracked by any obstacles that present themselves. If you stay focused on your end goal and tackle challenges head-on, you will see success.
You will feel a bit of an energy boost in the second half of the year, so take advantage of it! Use any extra time you have to learn a new skill or take up a hobby to keep your mind at ease and reduce stress. However, many Dogs tend to overwork themselves without realizing it, so don’t be afraid to take a break if you are not feeling at your best–even the shortest of breaks will leave your mind and body feeling refreshed.
Pigs are generally very intelligent and talented, but are prone to losing their way during stressful times. It is advised that you do not get caught up in the chaos of the Rooster this year; there will be some hectic times during the Year of the Rooster, but remember to take a step back and focus on yourself and your goals for the year to avoid getting sidetracked.
You will see many opportunities for growth and wealth this year, so develop a plan early on and stick to it. Good things are surely coming your way during the Year of the Rooster, including a few very lucrative ventures. However, as Pigs are known to be incredibly selfless, it can sometimes be easy to let others take credit for your hard work–stand your ground to ensure that you see the rewards of your labor.
This year will be a great time for travel for you Pigs. Use this time to recharge and maybe even develop some new friendships or a new relationship. Your sincere nature attracts many people and instantly puts them at ease. Nurture these new friendships, for they may become some of the most important ones moving forward.
“As the new sun rises in a brand New Year may it bring you good luck, prosperity, joy and contentment.”