Every year, the Chinese celebrates the New Year between mid-January and late February, usually around when the moon is the closest to the beginning of spring. Last Saturday, January 28, marked the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year. We have already left behind the erratic and chaotic Year of the Monkey and welcomed the more regimented Year of the Rooster.
Here are 5 things you need to know about the year of the rooster.
There are 13 months this year
The year of the rooster starts on January 28, 2017 and ends on February 15, 2018. This year is a leap year. In the Chinese calendar, a leap year has 13 months.
Roosters will be unlucky in 2017
According to Chinese astrology, horoscope for all aspects of your life will not be very good in the year of your sign. Just because it’s your zodiac year, doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get bad luck. But please be extra careful in everything you do. You may want to wear jade accessories to ward off bad luck.
Roosters are hard working and highly motivated individuals. But this year, they may find it difficult to make breakthroughs in their career. Roosters also tend to take on too much work. Try to take a break from time to time. Take care of yourself.
What characteristics do roosters exhibit?
According to Chinese Zodiac, roosters have many excellent characteristics. They are the epitome of punctuality and fidelity. They are also honest, open, outspoken, talkative, self-confident, courageous, resourceful, hardworking, observant, boastful, vain and center of attention.
Each year is associated with one element
Chinese astrology asserts that each of us belongs to one of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and a 12-year cycle. Each year is associated with one of the 5 elements – water, metal, earth, fire and wood. The element for 2017 is fire, making it the Year of the Fire Rooster.
The years of the rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017. Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are among the celebrities with Chinese Zodiac Rooster.