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The Chinese New Year begins on January 28th, 2017.
Each Chinese New Year is characterized by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac and 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, which is the 10th animal in the cycle.
Chinese Astrology signs last for approximately one year, unlike Western astrology where the astrology signs only last for one month. The traits for each sign directly relate to the traits of the animal in each sign.
The years below are just a guide. If you were born in January or February, your animal may be different from the ones below, as the Chinese New Year can take place anywhere between January 21st and February 20th. Please click here to find out your sign if you are unsure.
Below is the forecast for 2017 determined by your year of birth:
For people born during these years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
You are intelligent, instinctive, charismatic, wise, charming, thoughtful, social, ambitious, stubborn or desire power.
This year you are far more in tune with your emotions than ever before. You are naturally able to tell those close to you what they mean to you, and you will often form stronger bonds in relationships of every kind. If you are single, you will find a few magnetic attractions, and romantic possibilities will open up for you where you least expect it.
You will be working harder than usual this year—this means that you will be spending more time on financial issues. It’s essential to remember to take regular breaks, otherwise you could easily experience burnout from taking on too much without taking good care of yourself.
Although you are stylish and your home is neat and well presented, you can also be a hoarder and accumulate far more belongings than you want or need. This can cause you to feel bogged down and heavy at home.
This year is perfect timing for sorting through your personal items and using feng shui to clear out the old energy that is caught up in your belongings. Tidying up will create space for fresh energy and new opportunities.
At work you have a magnetic charm that opens up a myriad of possibilities. This will be an intriguing year with the possibility of a promotion or dramatically upping your work life. Even though everything is going well, it is still important to keep your priorities in check and to be realistic so you do not take on more than you can handle.
Fortunately, this year, you are going have more soul-deep experiences. The one you love will open up to you in ways you have only previously hoped and imagined—you’ll have endless mind-blowing conversations underneath the starlit sky. Before someone captures your heart this year, they first need to capture your mind.
Whether it’s a lover you’ve been together with for a while, or someone who is new on the scene, you’re going to be connecting on an otherworldly level that will leave you breathless, feeling like putty in their hands.
Luck in love arrives as the joyous star Hongluan enters your sign. This will bring pleasure, love, happiness and romance. Another star in your sign is the Flying Star, which brings the power of mentor luck and heavenly blessings.
You may receive all you’ve ever hoped for on a sensual and emotional level—just keep focused on your wants and desires.
Your most complimentary matches are the Monkey, Ox or Dragon.
For people born during these years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
You are hard-working, loyal, honest, assertive, strong, creative, determined, patient, stubborn and a poor communicator.
This is going to be a fast-paced year with a lot happening and many opportunities flooding in all at once. You will need to remind yourself regularly to slow down, stay present and absorb what is happening. All of this activity means there is going to be a lot of change occurring in your life—not all of it controllable.
You are usually good at listening to your intuition, but this year because life is so hectic, you may be quick to judge a book by its cover. You will receive a few sharp life lessons during this year, because all is not as it appears. You will make a few snap decisions about people or situations. You will quickly have to readjust as you discover you should have paid finer attention to details and looked beneath the surface before jumping to conclusions.
Your judgement will be harsh, believing things are better than they are or seeing things as much worse than they are.
Fortunately you communicate well and you will be able to resolve difficulties after they arise (sooner or later), but be careful to take time to think carefully before making assumptions. You are stubborn, so it may take a little longer than necessary before you eventually reassess and see the bigger picture and make amends.
To make this easier, pay close attention to your senses and listen to what your intuition is saying. Quiet the mind and let the inner-self speak and when something doesn’t feel right—trust its message without allowing your rambling, noisy mind to convince you otherwise.
Propitious star Huagai comes into your sign during 2017. It is the star of inventiveness and will help you develop your talents and skills. This star is particularly beneficial for those who work in creative jobs, using natural talents.
Travel is likely this year. Visit places that are rich in culture or where the magnificent beauty of nature is felt and seen.
The Ox is the most blessed sign of the zodiac this year.
Your most complimentary matches are the Rat, Rooster or a Snake.
For people born during these years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
You are friendly, charming, brave, enthusiastic, ambitious, confidant, vibrant, irritable and boastful.
You’ve gone through life believing that there is no such thing as a mistake and that all life’s wrong turns are lessons. This year is no exception. However, the life-lessons are coming at you thick and fast, but you are sharper, more alert and intuitive. You will absorb and discover what you need to know more quickly than ever before.
You will feel like standing at the center of the universe fearlessly saying, “Bring it on,” as there will be nothing that comes your way that you cannot handle effortlessly .
2017 is going to be a year full of personal transformation, with tremendous changes taking place in your life.
You are a magical and mysterious creature and along with the blessing of three auspicious stars, Guoyin, Yuede and Tianxi, you will push through any challenges, resolving them with magnificent ease.
The only thing that will hold you up this year is your tendency to be a little laid back and lazy at times, so it’s important to keep yourself energized, alert and prepared for the amazing opportunities that will be arriving when you least expect it.
Your greatest romantic challenge this year will be to find balance, as the tiger can have a strong libido and be a passionate, affectionate and amorous partner. This can make your partner feel a little emotionally smothered at times. However, if you have a partner who appreciates your playful, enthusiastic nature, you will enjoy never-ending pleasure on every level of the relationship.
Your most complimentary matches are the Horse or Dog.
For people born during these years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
You are kind-hearted, gentle, emotional, sensitive, sentimental, friendly, empathetic, generous, sincere, intelligent, free-spirited, stubborn and discreet.
Those born under the sign of the rabbit are often gentle, considerate and sweet-natured characters and this year your softness is going to be put to the test. You will find yourself regularly challenged to stand up for yourself and become more assertive, which places you right out of your comfort zone.
However, you will find that the more you practice this as the year goes on, you will become more natural and comfortable with calmly telling people when they have overstepped the mark. This will work in your favor; rather than being in a position where others either walk all over you or where they don’t take your feelings into consideration, people will start to notice and appreciate you, offering respect where they once took advantage.
You are a creative bunny and as you move through the year your skills and talents will grow in your artistic pursuits—which could very likely lead to major success this year. It is vital that in order to reach the heights you are capable of you stop belittling yourself and underestimating your abilities.
The Ziwei star and Longde star are both shining on your horoscope, bringing positive transformation, fortune, prosperity and good luck with your career.
Your ideal situation is where work and your creative passions meet in the middle. This is the year that things fall into place and when these dreams become more achievable. The only thing to watch out for is that you do not forget about the loved ones in your life while you are submerged in making your creative dreams come true.
You often need a friendly nudge to remind you to take proper care of yourself. Try not to get too busy and caught up in your interests that you forget to eat properly, exercise regularly and catch up with good friends and family often. Work out ways of creating a balance so that each area of your life receives the time and attention required to keep you emotionally, mentally and physically nourished and healthy.
Another important reminder for this year is to try not to spend too much time hibernating within the safety and security of your home. As you are the most sensitive, alert and analytical sign of the zodiac, you see through people and situations instantly and this can cause you to retract and become more introverted as you get older.
Keep trying to find hobbies and interests that will bring you in contact with like-minded souls. Although it is tempting to close off at times, there is so much to be gained from breaking out of your comfort zone with a wide-open heart so that you can give new friendships a chance.
Your most complimentary matches are the Sheep, Pig or Dog.
For people born during these years: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Successful, spiritual, brave, wise, honest, courageous, dynamic, innovative, imaginative, artistic, sensitive, powerful, popular, over-confident
The Chinese Dragon knows what it wants and one of those things is luxury. Whenever possible you will find an excuse to feast on the finest foods set in the most impressive locations.
You will find yourself frequenting a variety of exquisite places that quell the longings and desires of both your stomach and your heart. This will be even more pleasurable if you are accompanied with close friends or if you are with someone who occupies a very special place in you heart.
This year those born under the sign of the Dragon will find themselves compatible with almost every other sign of the Chinese zodiac and they will be secretly admiring you either from near or afar. Relationships, whether romantic, professional or casual will be peaceful and harmonious and although there may be small upsets from time to time, they will quickly be resolved.
2017 is looking to be a prosperous year for Dragons as all the hard work previously undertaken starts to pay off. This is enhanced as the Ziwei star and Longde star are both shining on your sign bringing blessings and good fortune in both career and wealth. You are feeling confident and inspired and this gives you the boost needed to tread water in areas you once would have feared.
On the work front, if you put in enough effort, you are able to turn your hand to pretty much anything you try, so think carefully about what it is you would like to achieve and then make plans to turn those thoughts to reality.
You will find yourself wanting to push yourself outside your comfort zone by attempting new hobbies and interests. By the end of the year you will look back and realize how many experiences, achievements, memories and new skills have been obtained and how soul nourishing each of them felt.
Your most complimentary matches are the Rat, Monkey or Rooster.
For people born during these years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Wise, sympathetic, organized, intellectual, sentimental, elegant, attractive, genuine, discreet, cautious, wary, lazy, vain
Those born under the Snake sign have an exciting and successful year ahead thanks to a lucky Future Prosperity Star that has entered their palace. This star is a positive omen for high achievements in business ventures as well as joy and happiness within romantic relationships.
You are a sensitive soul that is constantly trying to avoid confrontation and sustain peace. Throughout your entire life you have been trying to avoid rising to the bait when others intentionally or unintentionally try to cause a reaction. Fortunately this year you will finally see that all your inner, hard work is paying off as you refrain from hissing at those who try to stir up trouble.
You will find yourself calmer and more in control of yourself and your emotions and despite the chaos that goes on around you, you swiftly move into a place of Zen where no one can cause you emotional or spiritual harm.
It is highly recommended to “spring clean” various areas of your life so that bad habits or harmful relationships can finally be released and eliminated. Once you have mentally let go of old connections, you can then focus on which material belongings you are still holding on to, as all objects store energy and often we cling to items as a way of keeping a close connection to the past.
Letting go can be uncomfortable as we often hold on to whatever feels most familiar, even if it is pain that we are clutching tight to. However, once we make the decision and the cut is made, you will feel freer, calmer and clearer and you will instantly notice how light the surrounding energy feels.
Snakes are sensual creatures and they are in their element when they are involved in a loyal, mutually loving, passionate relationship. Unfortunately Snakes often struggle with trust issues and this can be one reason for relationships failing. However, those who are in committed relationships will find that as the years pass their concerns ease as their faith in their partner grows.
This year will be filled with opportunities to strengthen the trust where romance is concerned. To trust takes strength and has an element of risk to it, so this year will be a challenge for many born under this sign to see if they’ve got what it takes to overcome a tendency that feels so natural to them—but one that also causes them a great deal of suffering.
Your most complimentary matches are the Ox or Rooster.
For people born during these years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Clever, energetic, strong, popular, ambitious, romantic, independent, leader, arrogant, confident
This year your energy is unstoppable and this makes it easy to achieve pretty much anything you put your mind to. Whatever project has been resting at the back of your mind, pull it out now and start to work on it. You will find that you effortlessly manifest any creations that you focus your time and attention on.
This year focuses on forgiveness and wiping the slate clean from the past. Whether it is yourself you need to forgive or others, communicate the reasons (where possible), make amends and move on with love and compassion at the center of your heart.
You are the rebellious sign of the Chinese zodiac and you do not like to see others tethered or oppressed. This year is going to be challenging for you as there are so many humanitarian and social issues that are calling out to you that you aren’t quite sure where to start dedicating your energy.
You often tend to run wild and at great speeds without thinking things through. During 2017, it will benefit you to slow it down a little so that you can carefully consider what to do first and how to progress. This won’t be easy for you as you are so used to taking the reigns and attempting to jump before you can run. However, as you calm things down, you will notice how everything aligns with ease and how you can achieve far more with a little thought, structure and organization than you can by charging full throttle into a situation.
You will receive numerous blessings this year thanks to several auspicious stars, enhancing wealth, love and your career throughout 2017.
In romance, your greatest hurdle is to come to terms with commitment and what it means to you. You are terrified of being tied down, as horses far prefer to run wild and free. However, if you receive the freedom within your relationship to maintain your independence and celebrate your free-spirited nature, you will find that you will naturally want to remain loyal and devoted to your partner, without the restrictive demands that outdated rules of commitment try to place on people.
This year you will feel more balanced in this area than ever before. You will know what you want and will find that you communicate your needs effectively and, if the relationship is right for you, then it will go from strength to strength as the trust between the two of you deepens.
Your most complimentary matches are the Tiger, Sheep or Dog.
For people born during these years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Polite, calm, compassionate, empathetic, imaginative, intuitive, gentle, sensitive, courteous, determined, pessimistic
The sign of the Sheep is sitting directly on the Star of Small Auspicious and also another similar star to the left of it. Both of these stars will bring with them luck, prosperity and good fortune, although only if the Sheep remain aware, strong and are able to recognize a great opportunity when it comes their way.
This year is for focusing on yourself for once and, although it doesn’t feel natural to you, it is the year for taking care of you first and everyone and everything else second.
You are the most empathetic and compassionate sign of the Chinese zodiac and this causes you to constantly be thinking and feeling for others before yourself.
Your intuition and sensitivities cause you to be extremely introspective and this leads to incredible pieces of art. Whether it is writing, painting, singing, dancing, drawing or any other creative pursuit, you give it your heart and soul and that beauty is reflected in the artwork.
The main difficulty you have is turning your passion into a means to make money and survive. You create purely for the love of it, but you struggle to know how to turn this into a steady and stable way to earn.
Fortunately this year you will be feeling a stronger pull than ever before to show your creations to the world and alongside this you will also discover ways to benefit financially so that your passion can turn to a sustainable career option.
As you are motivated by meaningfulness and not money, you will find it almost impossible to ask for your worth in any situation. However, to be able to add benefit to the world with your compassion, art and intuitive creations, it is vital that you are able to not just survive but thrive so that you can produce works of art that derive from a well-nourished and unworried heart.
Love is an area of your life that seems to elude you regardless of how badly you want it and how hard you work at it to maintain it when it does appear. The trouble is when you give, you give all that you’ve got, but unfortunately not everyone else in the world honors or appreciates love without conditions or expectations, and for reasons unknown, the Sheep of the Chinese zodiac are known to attract those who take advantage of this type of love.
This year you will find ways to fill your own soul and heart before you pour everything into others. It is time to fall wildly in love with yourself and to not just learn the meaning of to “love thyself,” but also to learn exactly what you must do to achieve it.
Your most complimentary matches are the Rabbit, Horse or Pig.
For people born during these years: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Wise, intelligent, bright, charismatic, optimistic, energetic, restless, lively, egotistical, arrogant
After a hectic year last year, you will be grateful that in 2017 things will be calming down for you. This puts you in a position to review each area of your life so you can clearly see which parts put you in a spin and which are healthy and soul-nourishing. It’s important to take as much time as needed to carefully consider everything or everyone that you have been pouring time and attention into so that you can slowly pull your energy away from any area that is causing dysfunction or unnecessary pain or drama.
This year is all about adventure. You will be itching to get out and explore, and it won’t matter whether it’s a forest just a few minutes from your home or whether you’re drawn to walk on forgotten land on the opposite side of the world. Your soul is longing to feel wild and free, so you will be making the most of every opportunity you get to be unleashed from the constraints of daily life and carelessly roam.
Throughout 2017 you will receive good luck and be blessed in love, as well as in your career, thanks to auspicious star Hongluan sitting in your sign.
Romantically, you are also going to be feeling far more playful and adventurous than usual and this can make or break relationships as you realize your soul needs more to feel alive than it has been receiving. However, like with anything, the strongly bonded will survive and anything that’s truly not meant to be will fall by the wayside to make space for more meaningful and compatible connections.
Your most complimentary matches are the Rat, Dragon or a Snake.
For people born during these years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Kind-hearted, flexible, hard working, independent, observant, honest, talkative, open, generous, sociable, flamboyant, persuasive
2017 is the year of the Chinese Fire Rooster, therefore, those born under this sign will be experiencing more spiritual lessons than any other sign of the zodiac throughout this year. It will also prove to be quite a hectic year as it is custom for all the other signs to have dealings with the patron sign. Therefore you will find yourself pushed and pulled in all directions attempting to maintain harmony and keep all the zodiac signs appeased and supported throughout the entire year.
Two stars benefiting Roosters this year are Jiangxing and Jinkui, which bring success and luck in leadership and also support to ensure creative endeavors run smoothly.
Roosters are a mix between introvert and extrovert, a term known as ambivert. You adore your own company and being introspective, but you also love to mix in with society and share your views and opinions with dear like-minded friends. You will find that during 2017, you will be more prone to retreating somewhere where you can be alone with your own thoughts and feelings rather than mingling with crowds.
This can be enjoyable for awhile, but try to remember how much pleasure you receive from social gatherings as it is in your Rooster nature to form connections and socialize.
Relationships are not always easy for Roosters, and they are far from easy for your partners. Although Roosters are open in most areas of their lives, when it comes to matters of the heart you keep your emotions guarded and close to your chest and this can cause great discomfort to your loved ones. However, this year you are going to find yourself challenged to become more vulnerable, less fearful and in a position where you can open up and courageously share hidden aspects of your inner emotional state.
Your most complimentary matches are the Ox, Dragon or a Snake.
For people born during these years: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Friendly, faithful, caring, loyal, loving, devoted, tender, courageous, adaptable, critical
You are the old soul of the zodiac, the grounded mediator that always wants what is right and fair for everyone. This year your empathetic and compassionate tendencies will be called upon more than ever before.
Where there is injustice you will stand up and be counted. Whenever the underdog gets trodden on—you will be the one defending and supporting them. Wherever the voiceless or vulnerable are, you are right there protecting and fighting for their rights. This is going to be your most challenging year yet, but also your most rewarding one.
When everyone around you is happy, you are happy—and fortunately, this year the people close to you are going to be much more content than ever before. Therefore, you will also relax into your comfort zone and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. Your greatest concerns this year are what is happening on a bigger scale globally.
You take great interest in the health of the world and you will feel as though your work is never over, but just remember that every small step taken does not go unnoticed and when collectively across the world others are taking similar steps, there will be improvement even if it is slow to be revealed.
You will receive many blessing thanks to numerous auspicious stars resting in your sign, in particular those that highlight love, relationships, wealth and careers.
Romantically, you will be feeling huge satisfaction as the many years you have spent working on loving yourself and those around you unconditionally are finally paying off. Your heart is wide open and you are wearing it proudly on your sleeve, offering a piece to anyone, anywhere who might need a little slice of radiant love in their life.
Your most complimentary matches are the Tiger, Rabbit and Horse.
For people born during these years: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Happy, affectionate, generous, easy going, honest, trusting, sincere, optimistic, sociable, unrealistic, materialistic
If you are born under the sign of the Pig, you are one of the most grounded, sincere, warm-hearted and genuine signs of the Chinese zodiac. You are a pleasure to be around and you effortlessly exude positivity and radiance regardless of how you feel inside or what personal difficulties you are going through. It doesn’t matter how troublesome things get, you rarely show others how badly you are suffering.
However, this year you are going to see that it is okay to share your troubles and it is okay to lean on others when you need a shoulder to cry on. You have supported so many through their individual battles so don’t be afraid to open up and be vulnerable when you need someone to assist you through yours.
In love you are a faithful, sensual and considerate partner and this year those that are currently in a relationship will likely find that they go from strength to strength while those who are single will be starting to fully realize exactly what it is that will bring them the greatest romantic pleasure.
This means that, if new relationships are formed, they have a greater chance of working out because rather than rushing into something head first without thinking, consideration has been taken to truly understand your wants and needs—and ultimately you will get to know yourself and what makes you happy.
Ideally, in love you will be best suited to someone whose heart is as wide open and sensitive as yours is, and with someone who loves as courageously, limitlessly and thoroughly as you do.
Your most complimentary matches are the Sheep and Rabbit.
Author: Alex Myles
Editor: Travis May