The Year of the Rooster
I am feisty and forthright
I honor and incorporate control
I exhibit consistency and precision
While maintaining law and order
I am tenacious and persuasive
Yet observant and demanding
I am in search of excellence
Never giving in or backing down
I am perceptive and challenging
Equipped to take on responsibility
And fully prepared to conquer
Happy Chinese New Year!
January 28 (this Saturday) is Chinese New Year and the beginning of the year of the Rooster!
Rooster is the 10th in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It begins Saturday and will last until February 15, 2018. After that, the next Year of the Rooster won’t be until 2029.
Those who were born in the year of the Rooster (previous Rooster years include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005) are known to have many excellent characteristics, including honesty, intelligence, and ambition. They’re also known, however, to be impatient, critical, and a bit narrow-minded or selfish at times.
As for what this particular year of the Rooster will bring, we turn to world-renowned astrologist Eugenia Last, who presents a special horoscope before each Chinese New Year.
Don’t expect the turmoil that’s been a part of the past few weeks to change anytime soon: conflicts, controversy, and plenty of debate can be expected in the year of the Rooster. Remember that the Rooster is often compared to Don Quixote, which means its cocky presence and fearless action will bring about change, whether it’s needed (or wanted) by the masses.
The year of the Rooster is perfect for those who strive – or want to strive – to reach the ultimate level of life mentally, physically, and financially. It’s not so great for those who prefer the lazy life. You won’t be coddled during the year of the Rooster; it’s a year of condemnation, fault-finding, and pointing fingers at those who haven’t lived up to expectations.
Eugenia Last addresses the United States specifically in her horoscope, saying we’ll “need to practice control, striving to obtain the perfect balance between diplomacy and strong-arming any opponents that might want to challenge or take privileges without asking.”
In the year of the Rooster, it is of “utmost importance that strategy supersedes the temptation to act in haste.” Remember to show integrity along with compassion and logic to muddle through moments that may result in hasty reactions based on assumptions instead of facts.
Above all, as you make your way through the year of the Rooster remember that it calls for a steady hand, the willingness to work together, and strong, savvy leadership to navigate through the challenges the year will present.