January 28, 2017 is the start of the Chinese (or Lunar) New Year. This year marks the Year of the Fire Rooster. People with this zodiac sign are considered trustworthy and responsible, with a strong sense of timekeeping.
According to ancient Chinese astrology, when the year of your zodiac is repeated it is generally a bad year for celebrants, but roosters aren't the only sign set to struggle in 2017.
In the video above, we look at three signs that are likely to struggle in the Year of the Rooster.
For Roosters dreading the new year there are ways to counteract misfortune. China Highlights notes it is customary to wear red, face right and sport jade accessories during your zodiac year. Everyone else will just have to be a little more careful in the new year.
What does it mean to be born in the year of the Rooster? Check out the slideshow below to find out.
Roosters are full of ambition and charm. But while they are confident, self-motivated individuals, they can also be pompous. Roosters are also very sociable people who love being the centre of attention. Strengths: Hardworking, loyal, trustworthy, leaders Weaknesses: Critical, vain, impatient, selfish
People born in 1957 and 2017 are Fire Roosters. This means they are “trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work,” according to China Highlights. Fire Roosters are also excellent leaders, highly organized and incredibly honest. However, sometimes they can be “overly blunt,” which can hurt others’ feelings.
Good Match: Roosters are most compatible with people born in the Year of the Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021) or the Year of the Snake (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025). This is because they all have similar ways of thinking and are conscious of their life goals. Their habits also complement each other well. Bad Match: Roosters are not as compatible with people born in the Year of the Rat (1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008), Rabbit (1951,1963,1975, 1987, 1999, 2011), Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026), or Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006). This is because these signs have very different opinions and attitudes. Some of them can also be sensitive to the Rooster’s constant bragging.
According to China Highlights, Roosters are very hardworking, resourceful and active, which is why they make great sales people, journalists, teachers, firemen and police officers.
Numbers: 5, 7, 8 Colours: gold, brown, yellow Flowers: gladiola Directions: South, Southwest
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