Cock-a-doodle do! It’s Year of the Yin Rooster!

It’s Chinese New Year and we wish you “Kung Hei Fat Choy” which translates into “Wishing you great prosperity” – a greeting that is said to each other during the 15 days of celebration.

There are strings of red lanterns all over Chinatown!As it is the Year of the Rooster, Mummy bought George a little red rooster. Unlike me, George loves his toysBut this was not particularly a doggy toy …It didn’t take him long to dismantle a wing and took out one of its eyes. Oh well, we tried. Rooster didn’t live long into the new year!

May’s comment:  The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

In the Chinese Horoscope, 2017 is the “Yin”(female) Fire (red) Rooster which is a Metal year. There’s no sweeping generalisation of what it brings as the two dominant elements (fire and metal) affect each person favourably or unfavourably depending on one’s personal chart.

The Chinese calendar years are segmented into seasons – every three years is a season. With the Year of the Monkey (2016), the Autumn years began and will go on till the end of the Year of the Dog (2018). The Year of the Rooster (2017) is the purest of the Autumn Years. In the Autumn years, metal dominates. So if metal is your favourable element in the Chinese Astrology chart, these will be your lucky years.

Chinese Astrology is an ancient study based on the traditional astronomy and calendars dating back to the 2nd century BC.  It combines the theory of harmony (heaven, earth and water), the principles of yin and yang, the twelve early branches (better referred to as the twelve animals) as well as taking into consideration the time calculation of one’s birth – the year, month, day and hour. With all these different factors, it’s understandable that you cannot generalise astrology readings.

If interested in a personal reading, please contact Chinese astrologist, Ellen Kang for a more personal in-depth Chinese Horoscope reading. She’s done mine for a few years now. 

The literal breakdown of  Kung Hei Fatt Choy:

Kung Hei = 恭喜 = congratulations
Fat Choy = 發財 = prosperous, become wealthy

2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Burman

    Kung Hei Fat Choy to the three of you. Next year being the year of the Dog will be exciting for you and Georgie Miss D!

  2. Cheryl

    Thank you for another wonderfully informative post! Your pictures are beautiful.
    Kung Hei Fat Choy to you and the pups!

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