For those of you ready to rest after a year of Fire Monkey shenanigans...you just may be disappointed. January 28th will usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster and it is destined to be another powerful one--although this time be cautioned to take less risks and err on the side of caution. Unlike the Year of the Monkey, when risk-taking is encouraged and all kinds of crazy opportunities may arise, the Year of the Rooster is best navigated with well-proven and practical paths to success. Tapping into Rooster traits this year can be helpful for non-Roosters:
The rooster is the tenth of the twelve Chinese zodiacs, and the only bird species included. People born in the year of the rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017) tend to be extroverts and experts in maneuvering through social situations. Persistence, strength and dynamism are hallmarks, as are loyalty to family, hard work and commitment. Rooster personalities tend to be restless and can be overly concerned with external appearances, however the same traits can manifest as forward-thinking and self-confidence. While these social butterflies are naturally endowed with quick wit and a good sense of humor, they can get themselves into trouble with their sharp tongues and sometimes brutal honesty.
The Chinese astrological configuration this year includes yin fire resting over metal. In Chinese medicine fire conquers (melts) metal, and the configuration indicates conflict, explosive fighting, high tension, and even war. International and national conflicts are to be expected. This is therefore an important year to practice stress-relieving techniques, take up yoga or meditation, practice deepening your contemplative listening skills and coming from a neutral space in order to counterbalance the emotional intensity around you.
In terms of health, yin fire represents the heart and blood circulation as well as the brain and nervous system, whereas the metal element corresponds to the lung. Expect increased flu outbreaks or respiratory illness, greater flare-ups in skin disease as well as higher incidence of heart disease or heart attack and stroke. Take extra measures to support immunity, exercise regularly, and take supportive supplements for the heart and brain, including CoQ10, fish or cod liver oil, hawthorn, and alpha-lipoic acid.
For prospective parents due after January 28th, 2017 is considered a very good year in which to give birth. Rooster children this year are born under two rare stars: the Nobleman star is said to make a person’s life smooth with support from others, while the “Academic” star lends intelligence and a strong appetite for knowledge and study.
If you want to learn more about your Chinese zodiac year and how it interacts with the 2017 Year of the Rooster, click here.
And a Happy Solar and Lunar New Year to all our Patients from our DCA Team!