China Town London New Year Celebrations.
The Year of the Rooster
2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year — What ”Fire Rooster Year” Means
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.
Both the zodiac sign and the element shape the astrology of the year. For example, 2017 is a Fire Rooster year. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years.
The following famous fire Roosters will be 60 this zodiac year: Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King III, Stephen Fry, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.
Both zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one’s personality and destiny. Below are the five types of Roosters:
|Wood Rooster||1945, 2005||Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable|
|Fire Rooster||1957,||Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work|
|Earth Rooster||1909, 1969||Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends|
|Gold Rooster||1921, 1981||Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking|
|Water Rooster||1933, 1993||Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate|
Gifts you shouldn't give
Clocks – In Chinese, ‘gifting clocks’ sounds like the phrase for ‘attending a funeral parade’. You can see how this would be a bad gift to give at any time of the year.
Umbrellas – Even if it’s chucking spades, umbrellas should be avoided as they represent separation.
Unless you’re sending a message there.
Pears – The character for pears also sounds like the one for splitting up so it’s particularly inappropriate for those in a relationship. Better take them out of that fruit basket.
Mirrors – The particularly superstitious believe that mirrors have the power to attract bad spirits – and nobody wants those in their home.
Shoes – Shoes, in Chinese, sounds like the character for evil. And what bad person gifts evil?
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/28/8-things-you-should-never-do-on-chinese-new-year-6375044/#ixzz4X2xswh12