The Chinese New Year 2017 of the Fire Rooster will start on January 28, 2017 – the second New Moon after the Solstice.
The New Year of the Fire Rooster should bring fresh challenges requiring quick wit and practical solutions!
According to the Chinese Five Element Astrology Calendar, each zodiac year is connected to one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. 2017 is the Year of Female Fire Chicken. The color of Fire in Five Elements system is related to Red. Therefore we can say 2017 is a Red Chicken, Fire Chicken or Red Fire Chicken year.
For people born under this sign, the Fire Rooster is trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. A fiery sign that will light up every room, the Fire Rooster is as dynamic on the inside as he is on the outside. These natural leaders have the gift of very sharp organisational skills as well as a charisma that’s hard to miss – they will find it easy to rise above, work independently, efficiently and find success.
Rooster Years are a blend of righteousness and justice, bombast and logistical efficiency.
Public and private administration jobs, military careers or police jobs are highly favored. A Year of the Rooster is often marked by brilliant success for those who have endured with patience the draining and often solitary build-up of a business project.
Rooster is the only bird included in the Chinese zodiac. The New Year (also known as the “Spring Festival”) is the longest holiday in China and is of great importance. Chinese New Year’s celebrations last two weeks, and are accompanied by many traditions, like cleaning the home leading up to the holiday and dragon dances. Firecrackers are often set off at midnight and people hand red envelopes to one another (called yasui qian) as a sign of happiness and good luck.