Here's What The Year Of The Rooster Has In Store For You

by Rosey Baker
Richard Brown

If you weren't able to celebrate New Year's the proper way on January 1, 2017, there's good news! You have another chance.

Chinese New Year is on January 28, and it's the Year of The Rooster, which should be great news to anyone out there who likes to be surprised.

According to Chinese astrology, a Rooster year is anything but laid-back. Much like its symbolic bird, it's a year that will be a real wake-up call.

So if you're not on good terms with alarm clocks, now would be the time to start to redefine that relationship.

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not only associated with an animal, but also with one of five elements: gold (metal), wood, water, fire or earth.

The year 2017 is defined by the Fire Rooster, giving the next few months an energy of trustworthiness, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.

So at the very least, get ready for your year to be career-focused.

On its own, the sign of the Rooster is associated with optimism, confidence, and practicality.

Chinese astrologer Laura Lau told Refinery29,

Rooster years are rarely ever boring, so it'll be a year with a lot of action [...] The Rooster favors those who put in the hard work and stick to a plan.

Keeping that in mind, it's important to stay organized and efficient.

In preparation for January 28, buy yourself a day planner because you're bound to stay busy, and efficiency is key.

If you work in media, public relations, journalism or travel writing, all those fields are favored by The Year of The Rooster.

Be prepared to step it up in terms of your involvement with your company, or if you work for yourself, make sure you are staying on top of everything, as you may have an influx of opportunities in freelance work.

The overall lesson in 2017 is that without hard work, you'll reap no rewards.

So be patient, get organized and work hard for your money because you're about to make it rain, bitch.

Citations: What You Should Expect During The Year Of The Rooster (Refinery 29)