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We start a brand new exciting year of the Rooster on February 2nd, 2017!

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017!

The brand New Year of the Yin Fire Rooster begins February 2nd, 2017. In Traditional Feng Shui we use the start date of the Solar Year which begins approximately 4:30 PM EST, 2:30 PM MST, & 1:30 PM PST – February 2nd, 2017. It is the beginning of the Tiger Month and is called the “Start of Spring”. The official Chinese Lunar New Year celebration occurs on the 2nd new moon following the December 21st Winter Solstice. This year that date is January 28th, 2017.

I get many requests for the New Year Updates for each Chinese Animal sign so here are some basic insights for each of you as we leave 2016 and the Year of the Monkey to enter the new energy of the exciting 2017 Yin Fire Rooster year. These forecasts relate primarily to the overall relationship of your Chinese Birth Year Animal to the Yin Fire Rooster year energies.

Please note: if you were born before Feb. 4th of any given year-you belong to the Animal sign of the previous year. Example: Jan 10th of 1985 is actually a Rat and not an Ox.

For Rats born after Feb 4th – Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
* Rats are hardworking and industrious people. You are social, funny and can be perfectionists. 2017 looks good for career and money.Rats are known for their brilliance around business. Part of that talent has to do with their ability to navigate under the radar. The Rat hour is 11 PM – 1 AM and they are very good at scurrying around in darkness and not showing their hand.

Not a great year for big investment risks but looks very good for business and should be quite stable. Make sure you have a little money put aside for any emergency in 2017 and you will be fine.

Make sure you maintain good relationships with co-workers and employees. Keep your eyes open for any negative energy around in business and if it arises deal with it promptly and calmly. Love is highly favored this year so enjoy that!

For Oxes born after Feb 4th – Years:1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

*The Ox is known for his solid dependability. You certainly know how to carry a load and make it to the end of the trail. You are calculating and serious and very responsible. You are the darlings of 2017 as work and love look extremely positive and promising. Keep your eye out for new business opportunities.

With so much luck in love and money in 2017 you will still have work to do around your health. Do not over indulge in food, alcohol and quit smoking this year if at all possible.  You must take care of emotional and physical health in 2017 as that is your one weak point relative to this year. Take extra time and care driving and get involved in at least one activity , like yoga, that will keep you healthy and balanced this year.

For Tigers born after Feb 4th – Years: 1926, 1938,1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

*Tigers are always brave, expansive, confident, powerful and passionate. All of these qualities make you loved and feared by many. The Monkey year of 2016 was opposing the Tiger so you had to maintain and march on through all your challenges and you made great strides despite those challenges. Tigers are not complainers so no one may have known the challenges you overcame in 2016. This coming year will be a welcome and positive change and not as stressful as last year when you Tigers opposed the Year of the Monkey.

2017 looks very nice for romance and work. You will have to be aware of hidden competitors this year. Stay sharp in business. Marriage is favored in 2017 and love looks very positive. Do not overdo exercise routines in the coming year to avoid unnecessary injuries. Overall a good and stable year for the Tigers. Watch any tendency to spend money impulsively and you should enjoy a very good year ahead!
For Rabbits born after Feb 4th -Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963,1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

* Rabbits are gentle, charming, elegant, private and often very intellectual. You love your homes and it is a lucky person indeed who gets invited to your private inner space. You love your privacy and sometimes tend to retreat to a protected and safe inner world. With this in mind you must make some important adjustments to this perception in 2017. This year of the Rooster is directly opposing the Rabbits and therefore you must be on your alert and anticipate any warning signs regarding your business, health and finances. When our animal sign is opposing the animal year- we will naturally  feel as though we must be sharp and on our guard. Stay in a focused and professional mind set in 2017 and do not ignore any health issues that may come up. This is not the year to change jobs if at all possible unless you have something to replace your income. As the Wood of the Rabbit energy opposes the Metal of the Rooster year be careful driving and in any rigorous sports to avoid accidents. There is a positive side to 2017 for Rabbits as you will have to be more assertive and focused on the day to day which could end up making you more successful this year! Rabbits can tend to wait too long to make important decisions. 2017 is the year to become more decisive and pro-active in your professional and personal lives.
For Dragons born after Feb 4th – Years:1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
*Dragons are so popular and outgoing and love to be the life of the party! You are confident, love attention, and highly self-sufficient. You have an independent nature -so much so-that many Dragons will not even marry and stay single throughout their lives. This does not denote a lack of admirers because Dragons have tons! Dragons do not like to be disagreed with and you do not take kindly to opposition.

2017 looks like a very good year for you outgoing Dragons. There will be opportunities for career and love and you have the chance this year to actualize your goals. You could spend more than usual so prepare for that possibility and gambling is not recommended. If you have been thinking about starting a business this could be a good year for that. Guard your health and stay on top of any small health concerns as they could become more troublesome if not addressed promptly.

For Snakes born after Feb 4th – Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
*Snakes are so cool and smart! You are always planning and looking for ways to utilize your many skills! You are deep thinkers and much more intuitive than people realize. You are also very wise and have a great sense of humor and a keen wit.  2017  will be wonderful for love and looks very promising for money and career. Career pressure may be present but you will be lucky in receiving outside help. Your stability in your relationships will benefit your business pressures which is good.

Health is also stable but you will do well to not overdo it or take chances in sports. Especially like mountain climbing, hiking, running, and the like. Watch your health particularly toward end of year. As your money looks on the upswing health issues could arise form overwork toward years end. Balance will be the key for the upcoming year for all Snakes. Take time for yourself and do not stay on phones and computers all day-especially before bed time. Good sleep is a priority this year to maintain your good health and mental focus.


For Horses born after Feb 4th – Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
* Horses love to travel, are known for their opinions and adore their freedom. You love winning and take failures and set-backs very deeply. You are good with money and will probably spend some of it on far off places.  You are great dressers and garnish a great deal of romantic attention because you are so attractive.

2017 will bring with it many career opportunities for you Horses. The key to your success will be around staying humble and polite throughout this year. When working in a team you will do well and it is important not to illicit undo jealousy at work. Networking should prove beneficial this year and may even bring opportunities for romance.

For Sheep/Goats born after Feb 4th -Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
* Sheep are very sensitive, very smart and very compassionate people. You are known for your empathy and goodness of heart-but one should never mistake your kindness for weakness-or your generosity for granted. No one cares more for the poor than the sensitive and deeply loving Sheep.

2017 may be one more focused on your budget and finances but this is a good thing. Sheep are known for their business skill and are unsurpassed at breaking down a situation and finding solutions in a systematic manner. Your charm factor will be even higher than usual in 2017 and you can expect lots of attention from the opposite sex. Sheep are always lovely and charming so if you are married make sure to maintain your boundaries as you will be more magnetic this year. Health is good but excellent diet and exercise should be maintained to avoid any additional health problems this year especially relating to stomach and digestive system.


For Monkeys born after Feb 4th – Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980,1992, 2004, 2016
*Monkeys are intelligent, confident, innovative, entertaining and terrific problem solvers. You are original thinkers and although you love company you also appreciate your independence.

2016 was certainly a powerful year with all the energy directed straight at you. You have now made it through and I am sure there have been many changes and wisdom that came out of it. You made it through and now you can exhale a bit! 2017 looks quite positive for all the Monkeys and everything should improve especially by mid year. I am sure you dealt with stress in your career and relationships last year but closure can be a very important process in our lives. 2017 looks stable for work and communication will definitely improve this year compared to last. Please be careful driving and absolutely no texting or emailing behind the wheel!

For Roosters born after Feb 4th – Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
* Roosters are such beautiful people! You are organized, colorful, intelligent and even flamboyant. You are ambitious and love to socialize-especially if the network is good for your business at the same time! You are good with money and known for speaking your mind! Emotional and caring you are wonderful friends and deserve the support you give so generously to others.

It is super important for you to take time off this year as your stress levels will be at an all time high. Although you will potentially travel a lot more and be very busy with work-this intensity can extend to your marriage and personal relationships. Many Roosters will get married this year and some will decide they would rather not stay in their relationship if it is not truly fulfilling for them. This is a good thing as 2017 all Roosters will have no patience for anything that is not real and true for them.

You enjoy your very outspoken nature but this year you may want to count to 10 before you respond to certain people -especially if they are superiors or clients. A positive attitude will go far this year and you are born with that-so you will be fine.

Get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise regularly to maintain a balance from all the energy this year. Also, absolutely no digging in the West location of your home in 2017 as this will have a negative impact for you this year.

For Dogs born after Feb 4th -Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
*Dogs are super loyal and steadfast. You are so very sensitive and people may miss that due to your sarcasm and straightforwardness. You instill confidence wherever you go and many admire you for your integrity. You are a wonderful and loving parent and adore time spent with your family and close circle of friends.

Money looks favorable in 2017 and you should receive additional help from higher ups this year. 2017 will not be without its share of hard work to achieve your goals but Dogs are famous for being steadfast and committed to anything they persue.

Stress will be a bit high this coming year so eat right and get your sleep. You are getting ready for 2018 when you will have all the light shining on you so stay on track and prepare for next year which will be non-stop!

Make sure to surround yourself with positive people in 2017 and do not lower your energy trying to help anyone who is not a positive and supportive element in your own life.

For Pigs born after Feb 4th – Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
* Pigs are the nicest and most honest of all the Chinese Animal signs. You are kind and understanding and a natural born peacemaker. You know all the best people and the best restaurants as Pigs adore the finer things in life. Service is key to your happiness and you are great fundraisers and charity volunteers. You will always help a friend in need as you are genuinely kind in nature.

Travel is highlighted this year and travel looks promising for expanding your business. You may have to support family members with health issues this year but this should improve by mid year 2017. Love will take a bit of work this coming year and communication will be very important to avoid confrontations in your personal relationships as well at work.  Keep your confidence up in 2017 and make sure to take time out for relaxing and fun activities. Work could be stressful this year so be sure to balance this with personal time and good food and good friends around you. This should not be difficult as Pigs are truly loved and thought of as some of the finest friends.


Please remember these are very basic forecasts. Focusing on your goals and remaining positive and strong will make the coming New Year of the Rooster the very best year yet! For a more detailed forecast feel free to write me at dee@wellnessdecor.com and as always I love your comments! Happy New year to all!

Love and light,