Overall it looks like a bumpy year, with some of the frame of the hen-house looking a little shaky. It's a different story on the inside - some corners of your life will look inviting and you'll not lose by concentrating on them and keeping the rest at bay. Trying to fight off every issue will turn you into chicken powder; feather your blades and keep the waters smooth.

Fire Rooster:
28 Jan 2017 – 15 Feb 2018
31 Jan 1957 – 17 Feb 1958
Wood Rooster:
09 Feb 2005 – 28 Jan 2006
13 Feb 1945 – 01 Feb 1946
Water Rooster:
23 Jan 1993 – 09 Feb 1994
26 Jan 1933 – 13 Feb 1934
Metal Rooster:
05 Feb 1981 – 24 Jan 1982
08 Feb 1921 – 27 Jan 1922
Earth Rooster:
17 Feb 1969 – 05 Feb 1970
22 Jan 1909 – 09 Feb 1910


Not just a few avian illnesses flying around you, what to do? Not tempting fate would be a good start, avoid high-accident areas and save the free-skydiving coupon for next year. With any small hint of something awry, get it checked out. There may be something that will have you flat on your back for a few days - have a good book ready.


Removing the possibility that your work environment is going to provide you with top-quality chicken feed for the perch of your dreams the year is otherwise looking reasonable for finances. With investments and projects, plan to be game for some fowl starts, but that nagging persistence you have mastered will pay off.


Your dewlaps should be swinging a little more sweetly in the breeze this year. Love is in the air and everyone can stick their beak in. This is not to say that you’ll find the cock or hen of your dreams, and you certainly shouldn’t be counting anything before you’ve been out to the hutch on a private night. The returns should be more than poultry, don’t coop yourself up!


No need to scratch around at the back of your workspace, you’ll fillet a lot better if you show everyone that you can pullet out of a hat when required. When those senior to you see your work, you should be in for a pheasant surprise. It’ll be in your interest to not cackle too loudly in front of any co-workers. All in all, a decent year.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

Grace has success. In small matters it is favourable to undertake something.
Fire at the foot of the mountain: the image of grace. Thus the superior man proceeds when clearing up current affairs.
Six in the second place means: lends grace to the beard on his chin.
The well-coiffured rooster needs the chin stubble to be combed professionally, let your inner bow-tie shine through so that all can see. Clearing up current affairs means nothing grander than setting your house in order before taking on other tasks.