This year, the dragon is a rooster-booster. You are cock of the walk in all the better qualities. The stars are aligning for you in such an eggs-ceptional way that you can fly as high as you may. Pullet on your best outfit and style back your comb. No need to ask wattle be your pleasure this year; better to let you know that you’re offered a cosmic deal with nothing poultry about it.

Fire Rooster:
03 Feb 2017 – 03 Feb 2018
04 Feb 1957 – 03 Feb 1958
Wood Rooster:
04 Feb 2005 – 03 Feb 2006
04 Feb 1945 – 03 Feb 1946
Water Rooster:
04 Feb 1993 – 03 Feb 1994
04 Feb 1933 – 03 Feb 1934
Metal Rooster:
04 Feb 1981 – 03 Feb 1982
04 Feb 1921 – 03 Feb 1922
Earth Rooster:
04 Feb 1969 – 03 Feb 1970
04 Feb 1909 – 04 Feb 1910

Fortune direction:

All directions

Augmenting your fortune:

Bronze wind chimes

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For the first few months, you might still be able to grouse about your henpecked state of health, but as time passes, you will fall head over heels into your version of rude good health. As the year wears on, your fine fettle should become a feather in your cap and a thigh-slapper among the medical profession.


Your oppositional sign, the Rabbit, has twitched its tail and disappeared into the warrens for another eleven years. The year of quailing and lining up on the wrong side in a Turkey shoot in the presence of the God of Wealth has passed. Minor trouble from the ever-picky Lesser Squandering Star may lead you to waste some money, but choose wisely what to spend on; once that is out of the way, the opportunities for decent profits should present themselves.


Unlike last year, you are now in the good graces of the Tai Sui, which means there should be minimal feather ruffling in relationships. Irrespective of how things begin, those with a biddy nature should slowly turn amenable to your needs and strategies. You may not be in line to break the world record for the most-loved ever, but all the fowls around you will change into pheasants.


Several beneficial stars surround you this year. You may not see them, but they will scatter tidbits of organic grain, fed with living water and the love of the gods, on the ground all around you. One such star is the Lunar Virtue Star, which operates as a get-out-of-the-chicken-coop-free card that lets you keep climbing the success ladder without getting bogged down by small impediments.

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

Pushing upward has supreme success. One must see the great man. Fear not. Departure toward the south brings good fortune.
Within the earth, wood grows: the image of pushing upward. Thus, the superior man of devoted character heaps up small things in order to achieve something high and great.
The Forest of Changes:
He cranes his neck to see even further into the distance, but some dust or speck catches his eye and he is momentarily blind; unable to see the younger uncle’s wife, the elder uncle is beset with worry.
A year of repeated good fortune awaits those who slowly join small propitious episodes with each other: from little things, big things grow. When the universe starts to show an uncanny resemblance to your most perfect dreams, use the signal of parallel universes to focus your vision a little nearer to the details closer to home.

Feng Shui Index 2024 report

Year of the Wood Dragon

Sorcerer: Dr James Greenbaum
Sorcerer's apprentice: Stella Liu
Wand bearer: Justin SL Chan
Director/Editor: Sandy Chen Dowling; Yukti Vidyarthi
Translation editor: Sandra Tsui
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Launched in 1992 as a Chinese New Year card, the CLSA Feng Shui Index is a light-hearted outlook for the Hong Kong market and a well-loved firm tradition. Please note that this guide is not a research report.