A time of changeable fortune - sometimes ruling the roost, sometimes pecking at leftover grain on the unswept floor. Expect to shed your personal possessions and important documents just when you don’t want to. Perhaps lock up all your valuables and retrieve them next year, unless you’re planning on leaving the material world and joining one of those happy religious sects that take care of your possessions for you.

Famous Roosters:

Actress and singer Fan Bingbing; artist and activist Ai Weiwei; and HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Fire Rooster:
28 Jan 2017 - Feb 15 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

Unexpected accidents should be kept at bay, though you might keep an eye out for them in March and September. Be a little more careful planning furniture arrangements, such as moving your three-year stock of old newspapers away from the stove. But nothing more than headaches from worrying about why you’re not ill, and a few grumbly joints should see you through.


Roosters have no hibernation function, but you might keep your hands off your lucre through the spring. The exact opposite applies during the autumn and winter when everything you peck might turn to gold, if you can just obviate the influence of the Heavenly Hound star (天狗星). For the summer, we suggest you hire a perch with a view and plan your strategy for the rest of the year.


You’ll need to make the first move, there’ll be no conga line of romance targets dancing down your street once they put the detour sign up. Those satisfactorily attached to a significant or insignificant other will delight in stasis. Those who wish to get closer will find they will have to navigate around the Shattered star (破碎星) which is hogging the relationship seat.


If your field of endeavour is administration duties or education, you are probably well-placed to get ahead this year. If not, try to steer your work environment in this direction by taking courses or more administrative responsibility and take full advantage of the Literary star (文星) which is ruling your career path over the next 12 months.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing

(Book of Changes)


Deliverance. The southwest furthers. If there is no longer anything where one has to go, return brings good fortune.


Thunder and rain set in: the image of deliverance. Thus the superior man pardons mistakes and forgives misdeeds.


Nine in the fourth place means deliver yourself from your great toe. Then the companion comes, and him you can trust.


If you can’t be bothered cooking during the next typhoon, then order in. Our crystal balls, with advanced facial recognition and whatnot already have the delivery scooter making its way to your place.

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