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Year of the Yin Fire Rooster

2017 is the year of the Yin Fire Rooster
28th January, 2017 until 15th Februrary 2018 according to the Lunar calendar
4th February 2017 is the beginning of the solar Chinese calendar

The foundation of the Chinese Horoscope is the Yin Yang Five Elements system, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. 2017 is the Fire element and is associated with flame/fire and the colour red.

Good Relationships: Secret Friend - Dragon; Allies - Ox and Snake
Conflicts with: Rabbit & Rooster

Forecast for the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster Symbol - Flying Stars (Generalised):

Chinese New Year is celebrated on 28th January 2017 BUT you make your Flying Star changes on February 4th.

Traditionally the Year of the Fire Rooster is a year optimism, innovation and progress while conflict and disharmony prevails on an international scale.

The Illness Star will reside in the North west direction, so it is important that this area (particularly bedroom and front door) has minimal disruptions. Cures should be placed on February 4th (solar calendar) whereas Chinese New Year is celebrated on 28th January (lunar calendar).

In any year, the correct use & placement of the cures will minimise the negative affect of the “bad” stars & increase the positive attributes of the ”good” ones.
FIRE ROOSTER years favour Water and Fire elements such as industries related to energy, finance, stock market, finance and entertainment.

Medicine Buddha, brass Wu Lu, Longevity symbol, gold Moon frog, wealth ingot, red hanging six coins, metal singing bowl, dragon headed tortoise. Particularly if your front door is here. Keep area as quiet as possible. Increase metals & metal colours ie white gold silver etc, Avoid reds, purples, pinks, bright lights, triangular shapes

Keep this area as quiet as possible, avoid Metal objects (metal colours ok), no wind chimes, enhance with REDS, purples, pinks, bright lights etc. If your front door, hang a Bagwa Mirror above it.The Grand Duke resides here. Good cures here are Flaming Magic Wheel, jade Laughing Buddha, Peace & harmony amulets.

Check security, smoke alarms etc. If your main door in this sector, hang a Bagwa mirror. Enhance with blues & water colours. Blue Rhino & blue elephant good here, also 3 bell non-metal chime. Avoid fire & earth colours & symbols. Avoid quartz crystals. No metal chimes.

If your bedroom, use blue covers, throws etc. Enhance with Earth colours yellow, brown, ochre etc & increase earth elements like real crystals especially quartz, & faceted crystals. Decorations that are blue good here (not water scenes tho). Hang 6 I ching coins tied together, Success keyring.

To activate you should place a gold Ruyi, Victory Banner, & gold Tsai Shen in this area to promote & protect your wealth & to enhance relationships. If a bedroom, place a brass WuLu beside the bed. Enhance this area with blues, blacks, grey.

Use 6 rod metal chime, Wu Lu, 6 red I Ching coin hanging. Increase metal colours, whites, silver, gold etc . Tsai Shen figurine will protect your wealth. Use Lotus symbols, Display 8 Auspicious symbols, & 5 Element pagoda. Keep area quiet, no digging, renovations etc. Avoid reds, purples, pinks & fire symbols. Also avoid Earth colours (yellows, orange, ochre, brown).

Enhance with blue, black colours, mandarin ducks, couples, dragon headed tortoise, rose quartz, double happiness symbols. Use FRESH, STILL water in a vase or bowl but it must be keep really clean. Not moving water. Place a Quan Yin to protect your relationship. Avoid reds, purples, pink & fire symbols, no metals, no chimes.

Best for crystals & faceted crystal hangings. Place red three legged toad here facing into the house, also pair of Rose Quartz hearts. A Ruyi will improve wealth & career opportunities. Display a Pi Yao here facing West. Increase red & fire colours. Place a white Dzambahala statue, mystic knot hanging, ammonites, 6 rod wind chime & 8 coin hanger. Avoid metals & metal colours.

A good position in 2017 especially if your front door or an important room here. If your master bedroom, good for relationship, fertility is increased. Hang 6 I ching coins. Encourage children to study here, display God of Examination ( Zhong Kui). Display statues of the Laughing Buddha & Quan Yin.

Information - Courtesy of Graham Todd,


Chinese Zodiac Horoscope Forecast of Your Life, Love and Fortune

The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explains why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.

Each of the 12 animals are (followed by the year of birth):

Rat 2020,2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912, 1900
Ox 2021,2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913, 1901
Tiger 2021, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914, 1902
Rabbit 2023,2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915, 1903
Dragon 2024,2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916, 1904
Snake 2025,2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917, 1905
Horse 2026,2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906
Goat 2027,2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907
Monkey 2028,2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908
Rooster 2029,2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909
Dog 2030,2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910
Pig 2042,2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911

The Rat

Rats are charming, elegant and clever. They can be a bit gossipy and prone to being distracted. They're also thrifty and very good with handling money. Family and close friends are exceptionally important to them. The Rat is charming beyond words and throughout his undoubtedly long life he will always be popular and will have many friends.

Interesting Rat Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Garnet
Special Flower: Narcissus
Best Hours: 11 pm -1 am
Season: Winter
Good Relationship: between Rat, Dragon, Monkey
Conflicts with: Horse, Rabbit, Ram

The Ox

Sturdy, earthy, no-nonsense - that's the Ox. Affectionate and easy-going, the Ox can show a fierce temper when agitated. He is neat, tidy, quiet and studious, with a great love of his home. Music can be a great love. Family life and a loving partner are high on the Ox's priorities. A wonderful loyal friend.

Interesting Ox Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Aquamarine
Special Flower: Carnation
Best Hours: 1-3 am
Season: Winter
Horoscope Colors: Green, Yellow, Black
Good Relationship: between Rat, Rabbit, Monkey
Conflicts with: Horse, Dragon, Ram

The Tiger

Magnetic, passionate and grand! When the Tiger does anything, it's noticed! Indecisiveness and stubbornness can mar the sparkle of the Tiger personality. On the one hand generous, on the other hand a little mean, it's sometimes hard to know where one stands with the Tiger. Flexible, honest and truly entertaining, one has a friend for life with a Tiger.

Interesting Tiger Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Sapphire
Special Flower: Violet
Best Hours: 3-5 am
Season: Winter
Horoscope Colors: Green, Blue, Yellow
Good Relationship: between Horse, Dog, Dragon
Conflicts with: Snake, Ox, Monkey, Rabbit

The Rabbit

Cuddly, warm and affectionate are the attributes of the Rabbit. Mysterious and a great party-giver and host, the Rabbit enjoys being the centre of attention once in a while. The Rabbit is occasionally over cautious and can be a bit boring. He is also one of the luckiest signs in the Chinese Astrology chart.

Interesting Rabbit Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Pearl
Special Flower: Jonquil
Best Hours: 5-7 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Grey, White
Good Relationship: between Ram, Dog, Dragon, Pig
Conflicts with: Rooster, Rat, Tiger

The Dragon

Assertive, energetic and talented are all words to describe the Dragon
personality. On the other hand, the Dragon has a tendency to be
condescending and tactless without realising it. They generally enjoy robust
health and tend to be very successful in anything they turn their hand to.

Interesting Dragon Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Amethyst
Special Flower: Sweet Pea
Best Hours: 7-9 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Black, Gold
Good Relationship: between Rat, Rooster, Monkey
Conflicts with: Tiger Ox, Dog

The Snake

Intelligent and highly intuitive are two of the Snake's many fine qualities.
He makes an amusing and romantic friend with a definite flirtatious streak.
When challenged or criticised he can be a sore loser. The Snake is very
lucky with money and is fond of the odd bet or two. He is quick-witted and
enjoys reading, music and occasionally the paranormal side of life.

Interesting Snake Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Opal
Special Flower: Passionflower
Best Hours: 9-11 am
Season: Spring
Horoscope Colors: Brown Gold, Green
Good Relationship: between Rooster, Ox
Conflicts with: Tiger, Snake, Pig

The Horse

Fun, charming and attractive sums up the Horse's traits perfectly. They love
parties and crowds and being the centre of attention. They can also be
egotistical, hot-headed and impatient. The Horse is a considerate and
protective friend and partner and when in his company, there will always be
excitement around the next corner.

Interesting Horse Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Golden Topaz
Special Flower: Rose
Best Hours: 11am-1pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: Orange, White, Yellow
Good Relationship: between Ram, Tiger, Dog
Conflicts with: Rat, Monkey, Ox, Horse

The Goat

Graceful and optimistic, kind and easy going, would describe a Goat
personality. They can also be petulant and discontented, likely to throw the
towel in at the beginning of a problem. They can be charming without
revealing their true feelings. The Goat is very talented and imaginative and
can turn his hand to most creative pursuits.

Interesting Goat Facts
Zodiac Stone: Emerald
Special Flower: Larkspur
Best Hours: 1-3 pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: Green, Blue
Good Relationship: between Rabbit, Horse, Pig
Conflicts with: Rat, Ox, Dog

The Monkey

The Monkey is playful, lively, fun and a quick thinker. They get bored very
easily and find it hard to settle down to doing any one thing. The Monkey
can also be vain and offhand. They are ambitious and usually very good with
investing money. With their quick wit and wonderful sense of humour, they
are a great party guest. The Monkey's life will never be dull and

Interesting Monkey Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Peridot
Special Flower: Gladiola
Best Hours: 3-5 pm
Season: Summer
Horoscope Colors: White, Violet, Green
Good Relationship: between Dragon, Rat
Conflicts with: Tiger, Horse

The Rooster

The Rooster is always popular, extravagant and creative.. They can be
brutally honest and generally like being showered with attention. They are
wonderfully loyal friends and also give advice freely - whether they are
asked for it or not! Family means the world to the Rooster and they are
fiercely loyal to those they care about.

Interesting Rooster Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Citrine
Special Flower: Aster
Best Hours: 5-7 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Orange, Green
Good Relationship: between Ox, Snake, Dragon
Conflicts with: Rabbit, Dog, Rooster

The Dog

The Dog is wonderfully hard worker, a perfectionist and someone who loves
the small details. He is also a bit anti-social, pessimistic and stubborn.
They are one of the most honest and loyal signs of the Chinese zodiac and
will always go to bat for a worthy cause. The Dog is a fantastic listener
and his advice is usually very intuitive.

Interesting Dog Facts:
Zodiac Stone: Diamond
Special Flower: Marigold
Best Hours of the day 7-9 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Silver and Red
Good Relationship: between Tiger, Rabbit, Horse
Conflicts with: Dragon, Ram, Rooster

The Pig

The Pig is an innocent, sweet and lovable personality. They can also be
quite melancholy and over-sensitive. The Pig loves the company of others,
and adores parties, gossip and chit chat. They are highly intelligent, but
prefer to keep this side of their nature under wraps. The Pig does not care
that much for money, but is one of the zodiac signs that is very lucky.

Interesting Pig Facts
Zodiac Stone: Ruby
Special Flower: Chrysanthemum
Best Hours: 9-11 pm
Season: Autumn
Horoscope Colors: Purple, Red, White
Good Relationship: between Rabbit, Ram
Conflicts with: Snake, Monkey

Feng Shui Friends and Allies

Animal Sign:------ Friends and Allies
The RAT ----- Ox, Dragon and Monkey
The OX----- Rat, Snake and Rooster
The TIGER----- Pig, Horse and Dog
The RABBIT ----- Dog, Goat and Pig
The DRAGON----- Rooster, Rat and Monkey
The SNAKE ----- Monkey, Rooster and Ox
The HORSE ----- Goat, Tiger and Dog
The GOAT----- Horse, Pig and Rabbit
The MONKEY----- Snake, Dragon and Rat
The ROOSTER----- Dragon, Snake and Ox
The DOG----- Rabbit, Horse and Tiger
The PIG/BOAR----- Tiger, Rabbot and Goat

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