We all know about the Chinese version of the Zodiac, which is determined by the year you were born, versus the month you were born in the Astrological Zodiac. There are 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and this year is the rooster’s turn.
I started seeing things on the internet about how this year was the Fire rooster year. And I thought, wow, that sounds really cool, but what what what? I’d not heard of the fire rooster; was it different from the normal rooster? Was there a particular year that was singled out in Chinese history that warranted this special fire rooster designation? Does each animal have a fire counterpart, like could I possibly have been a fire pig all these years and not have known?!?
As this year happens to mean a lot for me as two very special people in my life are roosters, I had to find out what the fire rooster was all about. And thanks to the internet, I did!
Turns out that each animal is also broken down into 5 sub-types of animal: earth, gold, water, wood, and fire. Again, the sub-type of animal you are is dependent upon the year you were born. Thus, if you were born in 1957 or 2017, you my friend are a fire rooster!
Traits are associated with each animal, but now with this further stratification, you get more specificity about your traits. The fire rooster is trustworthy, and is particularly punctual and responsible on the job.
For ALL you roosters, your lucky numbers are 5, 7 and 8. Your lucky flowers are gladiolas and cockscomb. And your lucky directions are south and southeast.
So, happy Lunar New Year everyone! Make it a great one!