Born in the Year of the Dog?

The Chinese New Year Calendar

Chinese New Year is not the same as the New Year the rest of the western world celebrates. This is because the Chinese use the lunar calendar – so New Year depends on the cycle of the moon and falls on a totally different day each year .

New Year is a special time in China. It is a time when the festive spirit is high and there are all kinds of celebrations going on. As has been the ancient tradition, the years are represented by animal signs associated with the change of time. There are twelve animals that repeat every twelve years; 2017 represents the tenth animal of the Chinese zodiac.

28th January 2017 – 15th February 2018 

Year of the Red Fire Rooster

Years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Element: The Rooster is subject to the Fire Element; fire expresses inner warmth and insight as well as well as the quietness of privacy and family ties.

The Rooster is the dawn announcer waking people on time in the morning. The people born in the year of the rooster also have the ability to discern what is coming. They like to plan ahead when dealing with things. The Rooster is warm, generous, diligent, sociable and very capable speakers. They have quick wit and think fast, sometimes appearing impatient. One big trait is Roosters usually pay great attention to appearance; they dress well casually or business attire, they like to show off. 

Roosters born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:
Born in the morning: highly-motivated and conscientious in the performance of their duties. However, when dealing with things, they can be overhasty. When others are slow, they will press and blame them often. Although unintentially, this gives a terrible impression to others. The Rooster women born in the morning like to chatter ceaselessly, which usually annoy others terribly.  

Born at noon: ardent and conscientious in doing their work. They are capable workers thought highly by their superiors. When dealing with people and handling affairs, they also do well. Therefore, they usually advance quickly. Plus they have a large circle of friends and are popular at parties. 

Born during the evening: often looks sleepy, lacking initiative and method in tasks undertaken. They can live smoothly all their lives and enjoy a good level of material life. The women often need guidance, finding decision-making a challenge. 

Strengths: kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, honest
Weaknesses: arrogant, aggrandising
Perfect Match:Ox, Dragon, Snake
Bad Match:Rat, Rabbit, Rooster, Dog





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