What should you know about the Year of the Rooster?

2017 is also a Fire Rooster Year

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/01/28
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the Year of the

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Rooster! Expect a question from your friends why rooster, but do you know how to answer? Here we did a little research about everything you need to know about the Year of the Rooster.

The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao (生肖), is a cycle of 12 signs represented by an animal in each year. The 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs starts with rat, followed by ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig in order. The rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals, and 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. People born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 and 2029 are roosters.

According to China Highlights, 2017 is also a Fire Rooster Year. In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not only associated with an animal sign but also one of the Five Elements that comprises the five energetic forces making up all living things – Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. Both the Chinese zodiac sign and the Five Elements shape the astrology of the year and the scheme makes a combination of Fire Rooster for 2017. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years.    [FULL  STORY]

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