Bang for your buck
Given their opposite temperaments, rabbit years are often tricky for Rooster to negotiate. Rather than being especially bad, it has more to do with having too much to handle. The Hang Seng Index, our favourite Earth Rooster, will be trying to peck at every possible speck of grain within sight. We predict a rise over the year, but our chart hides some volatility since our month-to-month predictions cannot directly show fire’s strong influence on a daily basis. We expect Rabbit to hop all over the place, only to return to the small and peaceful hutch every evening. If you are coming along for the ride, then you will need to buck-le up.
Rooster would do well to comb his hare back, preen a little more than usual and ensure he is not going beak-to-nose with an adversary. While it will be a year of mild inconveniences, he should try not to get in a flap over the small stuff, and jettison side projects that may otherwise remain unfinished. After a decent start to the year, we expect a momentary setback in March before a rise that lasts through late summer; May will be a good month. Then comes two falls in three months, before Rooster comes crowing back in November with enough for a comfortable but leisurely winter.
Keeping business prospects in check is the almost complete absence of beneficent stars in the quarter, meaning any financial advances will involve Rooster taking care of his own affairs. The universe is not going to provide a seed dispenser and potato shavings this year. In addition, the Magnificent Spending Star has lodged itself in the coop, so unexpected losses and deceptions abound for any Rooster with a wobbly wattle.