On January 27, 2017, the Chinese horoscope will shift from the intense Year of the Monkey to the meticulous Year of the Fire Rooster. Here's what the new Fire Rooster energy will bring to the world.
Time to get #woke? The Rooster is crowing, sounding the alarm for us all to get alert and aware.
Let's be honest: What the world needs now is love, sweet love—NOT a flock of hot-tempered fowl strutting around like they rule the roost. Take heart: Although Fire Roosters may be show-offs, if we look past the plumage (as fine as it is), it's evident they're not competitive tricksters like 2016's Fire Monkey. In 2017, we'll start to play fair again, realizing that "winning" (and slinging mud) isn't worth much if it comes at the price of our pride and personal relationships.
If you were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, or 2005, you could very well be born under the Chinese astrology sign of the Rooster. But if your birthday is in January or February, you'll need to confirm (here's a handy calculator) because the Chinese New Year always begins at the Aquarius new moon, the date of which changes annually.
You can learn more about your own Chinese horoscope and its traits here. And here's what we can ALL expect during the Year of the Rooster: