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2017 New Astrology Horoscopes – Chinese And Western: Year of the Rooster

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Chinese New Year 2017: Year of the Rooster do’s and don’ts by Kim Arlington
happy-chinese-new-year-2017-with-rooster_1935022Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the year of the fire rooster, when all your dreams could come true.

Based on the Chinese lunar calendar, new year falls on January 28 in 2017, with festivities continuing for up to two weeks. Also known in China as the Spring Festival, it’s marked by around one-sixth of the world’s population and is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam, Seollal in Korea, Losar in Tibet and Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia.

Celebrations revolve around reunion, harmony and ensuring good luck for the coming year.

In Chinese astrology each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign, plus one of the five elements – so 2017 is the year of the rooster, and the element is fire. It’s a rare combination, last seen in 1957, and augurs well for those prepared to work hard.


Sydney prepares to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Photo: Edwina Pickles

“This year is special, full of expectation,” said Zhao Li, director of the China Culture Centre in Sydney.

She said the rooster is proud and confident, hardworking and punctual. “Fire by its very nature is the element associated with brilliance, warmth, passion, spark,” she said. “So a brilliant and enthusiastic rooster, combined with the salient characteristics of fire, heralds an enterprising and fruitful year, a year of results, achievements. This year we can fulfil all of our dreams.”

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