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Lunar New Year
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January 16, 2017
Year of the Rooster forecasts
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to pay down debt will help restore financial piece of mind,
Water Rabbit. Making a budget and sticking to it will help
smooth the tumultuous year.
n Wood Rabbit: Before
making any big decisions this
year, consult with trusted
friends, family, or profes-
sionals. Their insight can
help you make an informed
choice and avoid disaster.
n Fire Rabbit: Though the
year will have its frustra-
tions, try your hardest not to take it out on those nearest
and dearest to you. You may need to be in their good graces
to get through the year unscathed.
n Earth Rabbit: 2017 will bring some new and
interesting people into your life. Reach out to those with
whom you share interests and a critical relationship may
The year 2017 is looking rosy for the Dragon and
promises much in the way of good fortune and happiness.
Listen closely to people in your inner circle to make the
most of your prosperity.
n Metal Dragon: When life becomes too stressful, be
sure to reach out to those around you for assistance.
Working as a team will lead to increased satisfaction and
performance for all.
n Water Dragon: Channelling energy and enthu-
siasm into pet projects may bring you closer to achieving a
goal. However, make sure to take a relaxing break now
and again to keep up your health.
n Wood Dragon: Don’t
sweat the small stuff, Wood
Dragon. Keeping an eye on
the bigger picture will help
you realize how far you have
come thanks to your creativ-
ity and innovation.
n Fire Dragon: Try to
maintain humility when good
things come your way. Gloating about your great fortune
will burn bridges you cannot afford to lose.
n Earth Dragon: The Year of the Rooster looks to be a
prosperous one for you financially. Though it may seem
dull, be sure to pay off debt before embarking on new
Overall, it’s shaping up to be a s-s-super year for
Snakes. However, while celebrating an exceptional year,
don’t forget to your obligations, or fortunes will go
downhill fast. Take care of things, then go play!
n Metal Snake: Opportunities for enrichment abound
this year, so take advantage! Enroll in a class or find a
mentor — whether for fun or personal growth — to expand
your knowledge and stave away complacency. Who
knows, you may find inspiration for a new hobby or
direction in life.
n Water Snake: The trou-
blesome Year of the Monkey
is in your rearview mirror at
last. Make the most of a new
year of opportunity by putting
in effort and initiative to
attract the positive attention
of others. Snakes who are
unhappy with their current
situation should keep an eye out for new avenues and act
n Wood Snake: Relationships are going to play an
important role for you this Rooster Year. Spend time
engaging with family and friends and keep the lines of
communication open. This will help keep you centered
and they may impart some crucial advice at a critical
n Fire Snake: A project may receive a significant boost
this year. Now is not the time to be humble or timid, lest
your accomplishments not receive deserved recognition.
Be forthright about your achievements and aim to
maximize your rewards.
n Earth Snake: Much can be achieved this year, Earth
Snake, provided your goals are set. Take time to decide
what it is you really want to accomplish, stay alert for
opportunities that arise, and then strike!
The Year of the Rooster is like slipping on a pair of
well-worn shoes for people born under the Horse sign:
comfortable, familiar, and predictable — in a good way.
Therefore, Horses should slow down their pace, relax, and
enjoy the ride, and not fret too much about reaching their
n Metal Horse: The Year
of the Rooster will find you in
a much more stable position
financially. Consider large
purchases only after doing
your due diligence; gallop
away if terms are not favora-
n Water Horse: If you are not careful, you may find
yourself with flagging energy sometime this year. Staying
physically and mentally active will keep you energized.
Including a loved one in these activities will have the
added benefit of deepening your relationship.
n Wood Horse: Feed your curiosity in 2017 by meeting
new and interesting people, taking on a new area of study,
or exploring somewhere you’ve never been. These acts will
add a richness to your life that you’ve been craving.
n Fire Horse: Practice patience in this Rooster Year.
Though it may seem that the finish line of your goals is as
far away as ever, you are making steady progress. If you
can redirect impatient energy to your tasks, you will be
there before you know it.
n Earth Horse: Take care not to overextend yourself,
Earth Horse. Spreading your energies too thin is a recipe
for failure. Instead, try focusing on completing one task at
a time; you may surprise yourself with your achieve-
Get ready for a whirlwind year, Sheep, as the Rooster
arrives. Ovines who can maintain good balance will
prosper, while those who burn the candle at both ends
may find themselves in trouble.
n Metal Sheep: Set aside
any insecurities you may feel
and start that project you
have always wanted to try but
avoided. Succeed or fail, you
will learn important lessons
and receive a boost to your
n Water Sheep: Hard
work is sure to pay off this year. However, be sure to
reconnect with loved ones from time to time, so they do not
n Wood Sheep: Be very cautious with your trust in
2017, and keep an eye out for those whose actions reveal a
different motive than their charming words. Avoiding
these people will save you a lot of headaches and
n Fire Sheep: Though you may feel like a pessimist at
heart, try to look on the bright side when life is feeling
chaotic. A positive attitude will help with stress levels and
be appreciated by those around you.
n Earth Sheep: The coming Rooster Year brings great
possibilities for you socially. Trust your instincts and fol-
low them wherever they lead. You may find a new and im-
portant friend or partner or enrich a current relationship.
Say goodbye to the wild Year of the Monkey, and hello to
a somewhat rocky Year of the Rooster! Fortunes for Mon-
keys can be improved by not taking on too many projects
and keeping friends and
family in the loop so they can
lend support when needed.
n Metal Monkey: Lean on
loved ones when times get
tough, but don’t forget to
check in on their needs as
well. Balance is key to a
n Water Monkey: Flexibility in all areas of your life
will help to maintain smooth sailing in a bumpy year.
Listen to the ideas of others, keep an open mind, and you
may find that by working together, you have an
unexpected solution to a vexing problem.
n Wood Monkey: Be forthcoming about your wants
and needs and avoid suffering in silence. Unless you speak
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