Happy New Year! According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this coming Chinese New Year sign is the Rooster, which, like other signs, has its own set of traits that make it significant each year it returns. So, how much do you know about this sign for 2017? Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about the Year of the Rooster from a feng shui practitioner:
- Start and end dates: The first thing you may notice about the Year of the Rooster is that it does not start on the first day of the new year. According to the lunar calendar, this year, the Year of the Rooster will start on January 28, 2017, and will last until February 15, 2018. Each Chinese New Year will likely have different dates, but will fall between January 21 and February 20.
- It’s a fire element year: Out of the five Taoist elements—earth, fire, water, metal and wood—the year 2017 is fire. This means it is technically the Year of the Fire Rooster, which points to the Rooster’s time being filled with passion, enthusiasm, creativity and joy for the entire observed year. But Roosters beware: unless you have extra time, don’t take on more responsibility than you are able to handle.
- Other signs they are compatible with: If you or someone you know falls under the Chinese signs of the Snake, Ox or Dragon, then you’ll be happy to know these are the other Chinese signs Roosters are most compatible with. Looking toward the western part of the world, those with the zodiac sign Virgo are also considered compatible with Roosters. Therefore, it is believed that these signs will have a good year. But individuals born in the Year of the Rabbit should heed caution, as Roosters are said to not get along too well with Rabbits.
- Wear these lucky colors: Each sign on the Chinese calendar has individual lucky colors that anyone can benefit from, not just Roosters. This year, the Year of the Rooster is brought to you by the lucky colors gold, brown and yellow. But feng shui experts say that earth colors and tones—like cream, beige and terracotta—will also be good to wear this year. On the flip side, it is considered unlucky to wear red this year during the Year of the Rooster. You might be wondering how on earth are you going to avoid wearing the color red all year. Well, maybe pair it with the lucky colors—gold, brown and yellow shades—or simply avoid wearing red as much as you can.
- It has a lucky charm: Yes, you guessed it! Wearing a rooster charm throughout this year is considered lucky. Simply find a necklace or bracelet that suits your style, add a rooster charm to it and wear it around for good luck!
If you want to learn more about the Chinese New Year or how all the Chinese zodiac signs play into feng shui, contact a trained feng shui practitioner at Feng Shui Designs, Inc. today.