Chinese New Year is upon us, and January 28 marks the start of the Year of the Rooster! Find out what's in store for you according to Chinese astrology.
Astrology takes its own form across many different cultures, and perhaps it's best to have your bases covered if you want to know what's going on!
To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, we enlisted the help of the Ministry of Chinese Culture to find out exactly what this year means for you.
What's in store for your career?
Rooster years are filled with integrity and efficiency. Hard work is the key to achieving success this year. Predictions suggest that this year can be beneficial to your career and financial investments, but you will need to time your business ventures well if you want to take advantage of the most profitable periods. Also try alternative healing therapies to keep stress at bay to achieve your maximum potential.
Avoid wearing red and other colour insights...
Another aspect of the lunar year is whether it is a Yin or Yang year. This Year of the Rooster is a Yin year, ruled by the element of fire. This is the time to be spent in solitude and harmony with friends and family.
Lunar New Year 2017 has its own lucky colours. Earth-coloured items, such as brown or yellow, are most suitable for all 12 Chinese zodiac signs in 2017. If you use these colours in your daily life, it will be like a good luck charm, blessing you with abundance and prosperity.
As the element of the Chinese year is red, do not wear red clothes or accessories. Red coloured stones like ruby, garnet and pink topaz are also better avoided. Instead, wear colors that will complement the red of the fire element.
It's a good year for love!
The horoscope for 2017 also predicts that this is a good year for singles to get married, being auspicious for marriage and relationships. If you are already married you can plan for a pregnancy.
Professional relationships too will turn out to be fruitful. Do not complicate things by over-thinking or over-analysing, and do not indulge in risky or shady dealings, though they may seem tempting or profitable.
A few Feng Shui tips for your home
Here are a few Feng Shui tips to make your year go smoothly. Purple and lavender colours will be lucky. They will help you keep a positive frame of mind, and meditation among these colours will help you be calm and serene. Amethyst and topaz will bring you luck and success.
Chinese astrology 2017 forecasts predict that this will turn out to be an excellent year for Dragons. Snakes, Ox and Roosters will have a great year. Rats and Tigers will also have a good year. Sheep, Pigs and Monkeys will have a mixture of good and bad, while Rabbits, Horses and Dogs might face a few problems. But as long as you have the will power and focus to overcome all challenges, nothing can stop you from reaching your targets! (You can find out your Chinese Zodiac sign here.)