The Rooster in the Year of the Metal Ox 2021

Who is a Rooster?

Years:         1945, 57, 69, 81, 93, 2005.
Month*:      September
Hour:          17.00-19.00

Day:            you’ll need a Chinese Calendar.

* Caution: the start of the Chinese month can be as early as the 4th & as late as the 9th, depending on the year. I can let you know this too.

 What is a Rooster?
The Rooster is yin Metal, the night bird, glamorous and with an eye for detail. She appreciates an argument and likes to win but has little patience for causes that drag on. She will appreciate jewellery, fine art and good living and create wealth easily; she can spend it as easily too. Conversely of course a wide-awake Rooster like Aung San Suu Kyi can reject such distractions in order to serve a cause that has indeed dragged on for decades. And like Aung San Suu Kyi can suddenly and mysteriously change their mind. This is yin and yang. The Rooster’s moral compass is often a learned thing. Glamorous and fickle are words often associated.

The rule this illustrates is that a typical Rooster is suited to work such as that of an advocate involving short decisive arguments. Her brief passion is the perfect support for a client. She can defend with enormous commitment and then move on to the next one. Rooster’s commitment is 100% but often short lived. If she is in a job that involves holding her peace she may fret and become ill.

Osama bin Laden may be a good example of a typical 1957 fire Rooster: just the one big splash to his name. A car must be fast, a partner challenging and life full of twists and turns. The Rooster is likely to be quick witted rather than profound with concentration focused tightly before moving on. Attention span is usually short.

Her allies the Snake and the Ox are sometimes impatient with her because she can digress so widely and so easily but she brings to this Metal alliance the pure competitiveness that the Ox might otherwise misuse and the Snake misunderstand. She is pure Metal – that is determined to get it right at all costs – and they are not. They will not win many cases or many contracts without her and they would do well to pay and respect her appropriately even though she expects longer holidays and more money. A support system that dots t’s and attends to punctuation will tend to empower the Rooster’s intuitive flashes. She needs a team to generate opportunities which she will exploit. Respect – especially of such a support system – is so often a life lesson. For team read “spouse” btw.

Your most dangerous pitfalls however are sex drugs and rock’n’roll. You probably like to party and your personality may be addictive. You are likely to prefer dusk to dawn and also to the small hours.

The Rooster enjoys a powerful alliance with the Dragon in which they may hold the whip hand. This may be unique in the Dragon’s experience. They can bend the Dragon out of shape just as the Ox can bend the Rat. This is not always entirely healthy, such sway must be employed responsibly otherwise both can be damaged. With that proviso this is one of the strongest alliances in the Chinese zodiac.

The Rooster predictably is one of the charismatic Flowers of Romance. Success and glamorous partners come easily to her. Often a Rooster can punch above her weight in this regard. Cinderella was a Rooster and Yoko Ono. This effortlessness can make for complaisancy, bitterness is common among middle-aged Roosters. Growing old is hard for the Rooster who can so easily become Snow White’s stepmother. Who is the fairest of us all? Consider these aspects in the contrasting lives of Mick Jagger and Che Guevara both of whom were born – in different years – on the day of the Rooster.  “You’re so vain you probably think this song’s about you.” (Carly Simon 1945 Wood Rooster was clearly concerned with vanity. Why would that be, do you think?

With the Monkey this wily, numerate bird can form a commercial alliance. A business co-run by these two will be irresistible but may not open on time. It may not close promptly either and may also suffer the cash flow problems that come from poor financial prioritisation. A marriage would risk the same types of problem: great parties, early divorce.

The cautious domesticated Rabbit is the nemesis of the Rooster. The Rooster likes bling and the Rabbit can see no life in a stone. Any relationship would generally be full of obstruction and passive aggression as well as disappointment and a failure to keep agreements. The insistent wood of the Tiger is almost as maddening although his fierceness would at least engage the Rooster’s attention. The loyal, consistent Dog usually bores her rigid though she may in extremis fall upon him for support.

Richard Ashworth © 2021

The Rooster in 2021

You’re in a safe position so let the endings come. If 2021 is a year of endings, then it’s a year of beginnings too. And how could it not be a pretty good year for the Rooster? Your luck this year comes from having your ancestors on your side, just because you’re you.

Courtesy of the Metal Ox, elementally speaking you’ve got root and roof.  Sounds pretty secure, right? This is a strong position in a BaZi, but in 2021 it might expose your Self Clash. A mistake made out of vanity or envy is likely to become public knowledge and not in a way you’ll enjoy. Among other things, this calls to mind aesthetic/cosmetic procedures, some elective surgeries and the like. Maybe it’s time to learn some new beauty secrets. Here’s one: it shines out from the inside.

Let the leaves start falling, darling what care I?

When you grow sweeter as the years go by

Written by Johnny Mercer 1909 Earth Rooster

1981 Metal Roosters or people who have that pillar anywhere in their BaZi, I’m mostly talking to you here. You and the Ox have very different attitudes about beauty and aging. Maybe the two of you will balance each other out about that.

The Rooster’s relationship with the Ox and Snake is called the Metal Triple Combination. With Snake being possibly the luckiest and Ox the most powerful, the Rooster is in a good position to get great intel and empowerment. That empowerment comes in what you do with the information. Work toward completion.

If you were born in 1993, or there’s a Water Rooster anywhere in your Ba Zi, that’s the sign of the year subduer in 2021. Your job is to take the facts from the Snake and use them to stop evil things from happening.

There’s more than one indication that Roosters will be in touch with the otherworldly in 2021. In fact, I’ve already heard from a couple of Roosters who have described the experience of excessive yin forces in their home. In one case there had been events that some would call poltergeist activity.

In both cases, what immediately came to mind was to balance the yin with the yang. It sounds like a small thing but even so, it gets good, quick results. Clean up, move some things around, make some small changes. Get some noise or movement happening in the right areas. Plants and light can help too. The efforts it will take to accomplish these things will tend to balance your yin nature too.

Stay warm and dry. Layer up if you’re cold. Get a little sun. Movement helps. Make sure your bed is positioned as best as it can be.  If you don’t have an air purifier and you live an area where there could be smoky air, now’s the time to get one. Keep up with the dusting. Stop smoking.

In 2021, relationship is a central issue for the Rooster, especially in December. 2020 may have drained your partnership which will tend to exacerbate the problem. In September or March, Roosters may be considering a physical affair. Demonstrate the loyalty you want to experience. As a Rooster, you might think that doing something unforgivable is a sure way to end things. That might be true, but what if it isn’t? Then what?

With your role in the Metal Frame in 2021, the uneasy and sometimes antagonistic relationship you have with the Rabbit is stirred up. Roosters will want to be careful of getting into conflict with their sons, specifically the oldest son, over ideas and ideals in the spring. Think through to possible outcomes before speaking or you may get blocked into a standoff by your own words.

January            Turning to a higher power for forgiveness? Make amends                                  with the living too.

March               Schadenfreude or jealousy? Or neither?

April                The more support you get, the more competitive you feel

May                  Who’s got the information that empowers and how will you                               use it?

September      This is a second chance if you haven’t made use of what you                              learned in May

December       Time for an ending; this might be the true ending of 2020 for                             you. That’s not a typo.

Roosters to Watch

1969 Earth Roosters: Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani

1981 Metal Roosters: Beyoncé, Meghan Markle, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner

1993 Water Roosters: Jodie Comer

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