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Chinese New Year 2017

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This year marks 2017 on the Western calendar, or on the Chinese calendar the Year of the Monkey, beginning on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

The Rooster represents the ninth year in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

Like the houses of the zodiac in Western astrology, the animals of Chinese astrology are thought by many to dictate personality traits or, in the wider scope of things, even impact world events in any year they rule.

Roosters, and those born under compatible signs, can benefit from luck or good fortune during a Rooster year — i.e., 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017.

The Year of the Rooster, by tradition, is a period of personal power and straightforward dealings with friends and foes alike. Patience, hard work, along with the rooster's legendary "never give up!" attitude are key factors to success in 2017.

Characteristics of the Rooster

Despite their reputation for bravado and cock-of-the-walk confidence, the leading characteristic of Roosters is tenacity, coupled with a strong commitment to long-term goals.

Sharp and analytical, Roosters are generally deep thinkers and it is a rare occasion when something gets by them. However, probably their one big failing is nit-picking at others' faults.

Though abundantly practical, Roosters are also big dreamers. They are courageous by nature and know how to get what they want.

Shrewd and daring, they are outspoken and even boastful by nature. Most annoyingly, Roosters always think they are right ... and often they are! However, they are also noted for doing anything in their power to keep friends and loved ones happy, and are disappointed if they fail. For their sincere care and concern, Roosters are usually much loved by all who know them.

General predictions for 2017 the Year of the Rooster

swinging monkey
Courageous, patient, and hard-working.

Like the major aspect of the rooster personality, the Year of the Rooster is traditionally associated with a clear plan ahead and a commitment to success.

While the two words associated with the Year of the Monkey last year were "delight and disrupt", the Year of the Rooster is best summed up by the phrase "Never give up and never give in".

On the downside, stepping over others to attain a goal (another typical rooster failing) may result in turning once-friendly allies into enemies.

Whether on the public scene or in their private dealings, success in 2017 hinges on emulating the best of rooster traits namely, courage, patience, and tenacity.

In addition, those compatible with the Rooster — the Snake and the Ox in particular — will find 2017's circumstances inspiring them to greater personal happiness and professional success.

For more specific information and learn more about what the omens are for your future in the New Year, check out related resources for the Year of the Rooster and find out what else the animals of fortune predict for you in 2017.

Chinese New Year Horoscopes -  Gung Hay Fat Choy! Remember, whatever the omens portend, for better or worse, you are the final master of your own fate.

These ideas are provided for your enjoyment and amusement and are not meant to take the place of your own good sense.

Wishing you and your family a year of health and prosperity! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

More about 2017 Year of the Rooster horoscopes around the Web:

Find Your Lucky Element & Ruling Influences

Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac

Meaning of the Year of the Rooster 2017

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