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2017 is the Year of the Rooster

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The Year of the Rooster is of special significance to people born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.

The Rooster is born under the sign of candour. He has a flamboyant and colourful personality and is meticulous in all that he does. He is an excellent organiser and wherever possible, likes to plan his various activities well in advance.

The Rooster is usually very dignified in his manner and conducts himself with an air of confidence and authority. He is adept at handling financial matters and, as with most things, he organises his financial affairs with considerable skill.

Another characteristic of the Rooster is that he invariably carries a notebook or scraps of paper around with him. He is constantly writing himself reminders or noting down important facts lest he forgets - the Rooster cannot abide inefficiency and conducts all his activities in an orderly, precise and methodical manner.

Roosters like to lead an active social life and enjoy attending parties and big functions. They usually have a wide circle of friends and are able to build up influential contacts with remarkable ease.

The Rooster is particularly interested in the environment, humanitarian affairs and anything affecting the welfare of others.

The Rooster should seek out Snakes and Oxen but avoid Rabbits.

Famous Rooster People: Anna Kournikova, Joan Rivers, Richard Wagner, Eric Clapton, Nero and Catherine the Great.

Years and the Five Elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Rooster," while also bearing the following elemental sign:

26 January 1933 – 13 February 1934: Water Rooster
13 February 1945 – 1 February 1946: Wood Rooster
31 January 1957 – 17 February 1958: Fire Rooster
17 February 1969 – 5 February 1970: Earth Rooster
5 February 1981 – 24 January 1982: Metal Rooster
23 January 1993 – 9 February 1994: Water Rooster
9 February 2005 – 28 January 2006: Wood Rooster
28 January 2017 – 15 February 2018: Fire Rooster
13 February 2029 – 2 February 2030: Earth Rooster
1 February 2041 – 21 January 2042: Metal Rooster

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