What's ahead in the coming Rooster year
The Rooster is flamboyant, inventive and very conscious of his appearance. He will go to great lengths to keep up a good front. His display of fine plumes and his impeccable grooming is not just for vanity’s sake but a statement of flair and a testament to his need for neatness and order.
If you meet an eccentric dresser, don’t be surprised if he is a Rooster – they can be zany too! Roosters may crow a lot but they have a good head for business. They have the gift of the gab, are inventive and have an agile mind. Though they make friends easily, they are by nature suspicious and tend to conceal their deepest feelings.
They demand perfection in love and marriage but will also do their part for the relationship. They can be very exciting lovers but they love on their own terms. They may choose to be as randy as a barnyard rooster or as coy as a virgin. Sweet words are a real turn-on for a Rooster and the lady Rooster is most vulnerable to romantic, candlelight dinners and flowers, perfume and jewellery.
Male Roosters like glamorous companions and mid-day romps but when it comes to marriage, they want a refined lady. Do Roosters have double standards? You can bet your life they do, and that’s what makes their emotional life very complicated!
This year heralds what is known as a blind year, or lap chun – that is, a year that doesn’t start on the first day of spring. It is considered inauspicious to get married in such a year, or to start a business or partnership. Since the fixed element of the Rooster is metal, and metal controls wood, alliances made during the Wood Rooster year tend to be precarious and need constant care to sustain.
Roosters have a reputation for being good with money. They make brilliant wheelers and dealers and excel in large corporations or stock broking firms. They will do well in business or careers that allow them to explore the unknown. They are very logical and pragmatic in their approach to things and do not believe in intuition. But when it comes to superstitions, they don’t take any chances either and will follow religiously.
Business & finance
In the year of the Rooster, the businesses that will be in the limelight includes communications, IT, space travel and exploration, bio-technology, inventions relating to physics and agriculture, the stock market, finance and insurance, mergers and take-overs, banking, the arts, antiques. Security and surveillance devices are highlighted for homes and commercial use.
New cosmetic products, machinery and gadgets – both credible and ludicrous – will tempt consumers. Exercise caution. Buyers beware! The Rooster year will bring with it extravagance in spending. Thankfully the wood element will curb extravagance somewhat. This is a year when feathers ruffle easily, and families and countries will experience tension.
Rebellion, anarchy and subversive activities are possibilities, especially for countries under the sign of the Metal Rabbit.
Malaysia in the Rooster year
The sign of the Fire Rooster influences Malaysia. This year, we will be embroiled in internal conflicts and petty squabbles. There will be a great desire to overspend and outdo each other. A Fire Rooster is fearless, dynamic, visionary and very aggressive. As such, unexpected moves and fearless tactics will put Malaysia ahead but she will have to restrain from crowing so as not to arouse jealousy and animosity, especially with her Wood Snake neighbour, Singapore. In this regard, the year’s wood element may help to keep things in check.
The wood element will bring discipline to Malaysia’s native fire element. A strong grip by those in authority is necessary. Her economy will finally be ready to take off in a spectacular manner as she reaches her 48th birthday on Aug 31. The financial sector, and the construction industry will begin to move ahead steadily from then on. There will be negative interferences from foreign lands but far from being cowered, Malaysia should use her natural ingenuity to overcome these obstacles.
Being a Fire Rooster, Malaysia always tends to get ahead of herself and tries to outshine her neighbours. The wood element will reaffirm her confidence and will make her realise that unity and strong ethics are essential for the growth she desires. It is time for her to put her house in order so as to reap the benefits.
The year of the Wood Rooster is a time when excesses are a danger. You are in danger of too much work or too much of the good life!
The advice for the year is to always maintain a balanced lifestyle, curb extravagances and not to let the ego get out of control.
The weather too will be influenced by extremes. Countries will experience extreme weather conditions, and earthquakes and unpredictable sea conditions will occur. W