Welcoming the Year of the Rooster

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Following the chaotic Year of the Monkey, the Year of the Rooster is predicted to bring fresh and exciting challenges requiring practical solutions and good old-fashioned hard work.

From 2016, the Year of the Red Monkey…

The Year of the Monkey – the monkey being a typically quick-tempered and hyperactive character – brought with it surprises, both good and bad.

For many, 2016 felt exhausting. The monkey is associated with contradictory and conflicting traits: on the one hand, the Chinese phrase that translates as monkey is “anxious”, while on the other, its word origin points to a cleverness and a refusal to jump into precarious situations. This tension was arguably felt throughout the year.

The year 2016 was influenced by both the fire element and the zodiac sign of the monkey. The inventive and clever monkey combined with the passionate characteristics of fire heralded a year of adventure, resolve, will, and innovation.

… To 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster

The tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, the rooster is recognised for being hardworking and diligent; it awakens with the dawn of its own intuition, and welcomes in the new day.

2017 is also associated with the fire element. Fire, by its very nature, is brilliant, warm and passionate. When combined with the feisty, proud and confident rooster, the year looks set to be one of resolve and achievements.

It could be a breathless year, with people feeling a desire to get things done immediately. It will also be a year of focus and commitment, with fresh challenges ahead and no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count: the rooster is celebrated for its love of beautiful things.

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