2017: The Year of the Fire Rooster

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MILLIONS of people around the world, particularly the Chinese, are optimistic that the Year of the Rooster will bring more prosperity, good health and good luck after the Year of the Monkey.

While some fear of “living from hand to mouth” when the Year of the Rooster  comes on January 28, Feng Shui Expert Maxie Tiu said people with positive attitude will not be living on a “paycheck to paycheck” basis as the rooster is a sign of triumph and success, which can be achieved through hard work and a positive attitude.

Tita Maxie Tiu of Charme General Merchandise, located at No. 757 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila, said 2017 is the year of righteousness and justice under the protection of the fabulous and flamboyant sign of the Fire Rooster, which possesses virtues of righteousness, perseverance and transparency.

Tita Maxie said that for this year, people should stay on guard and think hard before considering any quick and easy investment schemes or new business ventures. For single people,  this year is an excellent one to start a new relationship. Tita Maxie recommends wearing charms related to the five elements: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood, such as yellow or brown. However, one should avoid using red as a garment or precious stone so as not to fan the fire element that will be in direct conflict with metal.

Those born under the sign of Earth Rooster, their lucky colors this year are red and brown, while they should avoid wearing green and blue colors. The Earth Rooster is compatible with Rooster, Snake, and Ox signs. Its special friend is the Dragon, while it is in conflict with the Rabbit.

For animal signs which are not so lucky this year, they are advised to overcome adversities with a positive attitude and prayers.

Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):

Those born under a Dragon year will significantly improve their fortune and may get great development in both love and career as Rooster and Dragon are compatible with each other.

Dragons are bound to have good fortune in 2017. During the year, they should try to expand their vision, and seize more opportunities. They will have good fortune in both career and wealth this year. However, they should stay away from trouble.

Auspicious Direction: Southwest and North

Avoid: East

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Beige, Red, Pink;

Avoid: Cyan, Green

Lucky Numbers: 1 and 5

Compatible Zodiac Signs: Monkey, Rooster, and Rat;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Dog, Dragon, Ox

Auspicious Direction for Love: West

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: North

Auspicious Direction for Study: South

Auspicious Direction for Career: East

People under the Dragon sign will improve luck in wealth. Whether they are an employee or a businessman, they will have an excellent year.

Businessmen will have an even better luck in wealth and earn more profits than last year. With the help of others, they will have more opportunities for new customers and new markets. However, they should not gamble or speculate; otherwise, they will lose money.

Male and female Dragons should take care of their health as they are prone to gastrointestinal problems this year. They should pay attention to their personal hygiene and healthy diet, and get enough sleep, and eat healthy food.

Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):

Those born under the Rat year are prone to have many quarrels and unnecessary disputes leading to bad luck

Auspicious Direction: Southeast,Southwest, North;

Avoid: East

Lucky Colors: White, Silver, Black, Blue, Red;

Avoid: Yellow, Beige

Lucky Numbers: 1 and 6

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Dragon, Ox, Monkey;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Horse, Sheep

Auspicious Direction for Love: West

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: South

Auspicious Direction for Study: Southwest

Auspicious Direction for Career: Northwest

This is not a bad year for Rats, they can make both ends meet. However, they have to put their money in the right investments and avoid risky investments that will lead to an empty wallet. They should avoid borrowing from others and keep a certain amount of money for emergency.

Rats are good at accumulating wealth, and they will become successful this year as long as they are prudent.

Female rats will have good luck in career this year with the help of their friends. Male rats, however, will face a series of problems that will affect their career.

To prevent losing job or business, they should build a good relationship with their co-workers or business partners.

The most suitable businesses for Rats this 2017 relate to garments, shoes, perfume and cosmetic.

The Rats’ love life will be good this year. Male Rats will meet women older than him, but they should take care of his health as they may have both mental and physical problems.

Rats should also be extra careful as they will be prone to the accident. It is advised that they donate blood early this year as a cure for bad luck.

Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):

Those born under the Ox sign are compatible with the Rooster, and they will have good love life and career and they will have a good luck in general this year.

Auspicious Direction: Southeast, West, North;

Avoid: South

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Beige Red;

Avoid: Cyan, Green

Lucky Numbers: 2 and 7

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Snake, Rooster, Rat;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Horse, Sheep, Dog, Dragon

Auspicious Direction for Love: South

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: North

Auspicious Direction for Study: Southwest

Auspicious Direction for Career: East

They will have good luck in wealth. However, they may have an extremely large expenditure for some reason, thus they cannot save much money.

The Ox’s work ethics and ability will bring good luck that will be recognized by their boss. They should focus on their career this year. If they want to start a business, it is best to do it this year.

However, they are advised to be wise in dealing with others. Ox people will have great opportunities to find love this year. Single oxen will have a lot of chances to meet the right partner with the help of relatives and friends, blind dates, and even social network. This year is a good time for them to get married and they will be more likely to get pregnant if they get married early in the year.

Their luck in health in 2017 will not be as bad, however, they may feel depressed, so they should adjust their mood because the pressure in their work or business will seriously harm their health.

They should also take a break and travel with their family or friends to relax and unwind. Senior oxen should be extra careful with their bones and muscles and be careful not to fall on slippery ground.

Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Those born under the Tiger sign will have an average luck in Their luck will be improved by working hard and adopting an honest and down-to-earth attitude.

Auspicious Direction: South, Northwest;

Avoid: Southeast, Southwest

Lucky Colors: Black, Blue, Cyan, Green;

Avoid: White, and Silver

Lucky Numbers: 3, and 9

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Horse, Dog, Pig;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Snake, Monkey

Auspicious Direction for Love: East

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: Northeast

Auspicious Direction for Study: North

Auspicious Direction for Career: West

They need to control their impulse to buy to avoid wasting money. They will have better luck in work, so they should be serious and responsible in work and never be opportunistic.

They should be wise in investing. It is also advised that they be calm when they are in trouble and do not get distracted to avoid a difficulty. In this way, they can recover from failure and move forward steadily.

Single Tigers will have good luck in love this year. They will find the right person and may get married this year.

Tigers in a relationship are unlikely to have conflicts with their lover and they may choose to get married this year. For married Tigers, this year is a good time to have a baby.

2017 is a lucky year for their health but old illnesses may recur if they are not careful. Senior citizens and those who like sports have to be careful as they are prone to suffer sprain.

Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):

Those born under the sign of Rabbit will be prone to lawsuits relating to money, hence suffer a financial loss. Without not much luck in wealth this year, Rabbits should be more prudent in

their investments.

Due to the change in their working environment and job, Rabbits may get reduced income or bonus from work. Also, their relatives may borrow from them and they should evaluate their personality and reason for borrowing to avoid financial loss.

To prevent passive financial loss, Rabbits should take the initiative to buy fixed assets, or valuable items, to shield them from financial losses.

This year they will experience ups and downs in luck and their family may also suffer health problems. However, they can take initiatives to make changes and prepare for these problems.

Auspicious Direction: Northwest, South;

Avoid: North

Lucky Colors: Cyan, Green, Blue, Black;

Avoid: White

Lucky Numbers: 3, and 7

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Pig, Sheep, Dog;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Dragon, Rat, Rooster

Auspicious Direction for Love: North

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: Northeast

Auspicious Direction for Study: Northwest

Auspicious Direction for Career: West

In this year, they will have great challenges in their career and may suffer a financial problem. It is not advisable to change jobs this year. If they want to leave their present job, they should look for a new job before hopping, or they will face a dilemma.

Their luck in love will not be too bad. If they are single, they may find the right person from their workplace or social media. If they plan to get married this year, they need to prepare early. However, many rabbits in love may bring the bad mood to love owing to troubles in their work and life, thus may lead to a crisis in the relationship or even breakup.

They also have to take care of their health as they may suffer from insomnia, depression and neurasthenia. In addition, they will be prone to inflammation, respiratory disease and gastrointestinal discomfort. They also need to take care of elders in their family.

They should also drive safely at all times as they are also prone to vehicular accidents.

Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):

Those born under the sign of Snake will be extremely lucky with the opposite sex in 2017. Except for their luck in love and relationship, they will have mixed fortunes in career and wealth.

Auspicious Direction: West;

Avoid: Southwest, Northeast

Lucky Colors: Cyan, Red;

Avoid: Black

Lucky Numbers: 3 and 6

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Ox, Rooster;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Tiger, Monkey, Pig

Auspicious Direction for Love: South

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: West

Auspicious Direction for Study: East

Auspicious Direction for Career: North

Despite their extreme luck with the opposite sex in 2017, they will not have a good opportunity to develop their career but they will have their luck in wealth.

Although the Snake and the Rooster are compatible with each other, people under the Snake sign will not have great change in their career luck.

During the Rooster year, their love life will improve that may lead to marriage.

In 2017, Snakes will have poor luck in wealth and may easily get injured and bleed from accidents, so they should pay attention to their safety and take protective measures while climbing, mountaineering, surfing, bungee jumping or doing other dangerous sports.

Also, they should be warned of a recurrence of old illnesses. They should have regular medical check up, and they also need to pay attention to their family’s health.

Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):

Those born under the Horse sign will have mixed fortunes in the year of the Fire Rooster. They may also have problems in their relationships and health.

Horses will have big changes in fortune and they need to be ready for this. They should adjust their mental state and be optimistic.

Auspicious Direction: Northeast, Northwest, Southwest;

Avoid: North

Lucky Colors: Cyan, Red;

Avoid: Black

Lucky Numbers: 2 and 7

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Sheep, Tiger, Dog;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rat, Ox, Horse

Auspicious Direction for Love: West

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: West

Auspicious Direction for Study: East

Auspicious Direction for Career: North

They will experience a great change in their job and may get new opportunities with their hard work, but they are also prone to disputes.

They are advised to work hard, refrain from argument and never become arrogant even if they make outstanding achievements in work rather than share the achievements with the team to avoid

being envied by others.

They should be prudent in deciding whether to change jobs or not because the duties and salary of the new job may be inferior to the current one due to many unforeseen circumstances this year.

This year is suitable for them to go abroad on a business trip, from which they will get new opportunities. Due to their good luck in career, they will get more opportunities to make money and save more.

Horses will get wealth easily but also suffer serious financial loss, thus it’s important for them to save more money.

They are advised to avoid making high-risk investments or taking out loans.

If they are married, they should communicate with their spouse in order to avoid quarrels that may lead to a marriage crisis.

They should pay special attention to their health and their family. If they have an illness, they should see their doctor regularly to prevent its recurrence.

Sheep (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):

People under the sign of the sheep will not have a good year for you because you will have an ordinary luck in career and you may have many difficult problems.

Auspicious Direction: South, Southeast;

Avoid: North

Lucky Colors: Red, Yellow;

Avoid: Cyan

Lucky Numbers: 4 and 8

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Horse, Rabbit;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rat, Ox, Dog

Auspicious Direction for Love: North

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: Northwest

Auspicious Direction for Study: North

Auspicious Direction for Career: East

They will have a poor luck in wealth and may have big financial problems, so they should prepare in advance.

However, they will have a rare good luck in love. Their good luck with the opposite sex may not benefit their career and wealth but may bring new changes in life if they deal with it properly.

They will have more health risks without any sign this year. If they want to maintain good health, they should de-stress and relax.

Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):

Those born under the Monkey sign will have an improvement in their career and wealth in 2017.

Auspicious Direction: North, Southeast;

Avoid: Northwest

Lucky Colors: Yellow, Beige;

Avoid: Red, Pink

Lucky Numbers: 1 and 9

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Rat, Dragon;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Pig, Tiger, Snake, Monkey

Auspicious Direction for Love: West

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: East

Auspicious Direction for Study: West

Auspicious Direction for Career: South

Monkeys who are working will have good luck in wealth this year. Though they will not have a large income, their wealth will be stable.

For sales people, they will sweep away the bad luck last year and will slowly improve their performance. Monkeys who are entrepreneurs should maintain a good relationship with their subordinates. Otherwise, they will suffer from a mass resignation that may affect their company operation due to the lack of manpower.

Monkeys will have improved luck in their wealth, but will be prone to have wrong career decisions and judgments.

Monkeys who are in love may choose a lucky day to hold a wedding ceremony. If they are married, they will have a smooth marriage life and will have no serious problems.

People under this sign will have bad luck in health in the first half year but the situation will be improved in the latter half of the year. With the overall improvement in luck, they will be less prone to accidents.

However, they should still prioritize food safety. They will also have more social engagements that will require drinking, so they should keep an eye on stomach diseases.

Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017):

Those born under the Rooster sign should be prepared for a great change in their life in 2017. It is unlikely that they will have a good luck this year, although they will not have the poorest

luck among all the 12 animal signs.

Their fortune in various aspects will not have a significant improvement. They will be prone to have all kinds of misfortunes, such as bottleneck in career development, unexpected loss of assets,

emotional problems with their lover and changing moods caused by too much pressure.

Auspicious Direction: Southwest, Northeast;

Avoid: Northwest

Lucky Colors: Black, White;

Avoid: Red

Lucky Numbers: 2 and 6

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Ox, Dragon;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rooster, Rabbit, Dog

Auspicious Direction for Love: South

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: Northeast

Auspicious Direction for Study: South

Auspicious Direction for Career: South

Working Roosters will encounter many difficulties as they will easily get in conflicts with colleagues.

Roosters who are in business will unlikely have good luck this year. Their company may also encounter many obstacles in the development and they may suffer great losses due to a decision-making mistake. Therefore, they should think carefully before making any decision and never make an impulsive decision.

Due to bad luck in wealth, they will have very limited incomes in the whole year. Fortunately, they will have stable income from their work although unlikely have windfalls. They should choose low-risk investments to avoid great losses. They will have new opportunities this year, but may eventually lose these opportunities.

Despite any careful planning, they should avoid being aggressive, but instead take a wait-and-see attitude. If they have a happy event at the beginning of this year, they can effectively improve

their fortune this year. They will also encounter emotional crisis, and their mood swings will affect their relationship with their lovers that could further cause conflicts. This year is also not suitable for Roosters to get married.

For Roosters to drive away their bad luck and misfortune, they may choose to attend more happy events of relatives and friends around, such as weddings and celebrations for new births.

Roosters will also have very poor health in 2017 and they are prone to vehicular accidents. They should also stay away from dangerous sports activities and dangerous places to avoid accident. Also, they should pay more attention to their family’s health, especially the elderly.

The greatest impact of misfortune on them this year is on their attitude.

Dog – (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):

Those born under the Dog sign will get a lot of wealth. They will have many opportunities to acquire wealth due to their hard work.

Auspicious Direction: Northeast, South;

Avoid: West

Lucky Colors: Red, Yellow, Beige;

Avoid: Green

Lucky Numbers: 4 and 7

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Tiger, Horse;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Rooster, Ox, Sheep, Dragon

Auspicious Direction for Love: East

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: North

Auspicious Direction for Study: East

Auspicious Direction for Career: Northeast, East

They should not be greedy but learn to act according to their ability. They should also share their blessings to attract more good luck in wealth.

Dogs will have extremely good luck and they should make good use of the interpersonal relationship to meet more friends from different walks of life, so as to get their help. They will also have good luck with the opposite sex, especially if they are single female Dogs. Male Dogs, however, will unlikely have stable luck with the opposite sex.

In 2017, Dog people will often suffer from imaginary fears. It is advised that they vent their emotion in suitable ways, such as running, climbing or singing, and communicating more with their friends.

Dog people should tell their grievances to their friends, or else, they may have a mental illness. In addition, they should pay attention to their family’s health.

Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):

Those born under the Pig sign will improve their luck this year, but may still feel the impact of bad luck from last year that will hinder them from acquiring luck in love, career and wealth.

Auspicious Direction: West;

Avoid: Southwest, Southeast, Northwest

Lucky Colors: White, Black, Blue;

Avoid: Yellow, Beige

Lucky Numbers: 5 and 8

Helpful Zodiac Signs: Rabbit, Sheep, Rooster;

Harmful Zodiac Signs: Monkey, Snake, Pig

Auspicious Direction for Love: North

Auspicious Direction for Wealth: South

Auspicious Direction for Study: West

Auspicious Direction for Career: Northeast

People under the Pig sign will not have good luck in both work income and windfall. All sorts of problems in career will directly limit their income, and the declined income will in turn affect their career development.

Their investments will not go smoothly. If they are an entrepreneur, they you should keep an eye on the changeable market and avoid taking on huge business investments to avoid loss of capital.

Their family will also be prone to health problems, so they’d better be prepared with a sum of money. Also, they should guard against being deceived in telephone, network and other forms of scam.

Likewise, they will not have good luck in career this year. However, this year is suitable for them to study or get further education for career advancement.

This year, they will have good opportunities to travel abroad to acquire new experiences and knowledge.

They will also have poor immune system this year, so they take extra care of their health by eating light, nutritious, and healthy food.