The Rooster in the Year of the Water Tiger 2022

Rooster Pic by @elliespinelli

Who is a Rooster?

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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. We 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 – or is it vice-versa? She is pure Metal – that is determined to get it right at all costs – and Ox and Snake 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”or “family” 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 and longest lasting 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 as is 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 © 2022

The Rooster in 2022

A trying year, with interruptions unsettling you and a need to have your wits about you.  Know however that despite the uncomfortableness, the Star of Benevolence is shining down on you – sunny days and a strong belief in a stable outlook will serve you well.

Your best approach is to practice to a healthy dose of self-love this year, and build yourself energetically – too much jumping around and ostentation will deplete you, the serious Tiger has no time for this.   Stay grounded and execute your business of life or otherwise from a place of feeling truly down to earth.  For your leisure time seek the solidity of the mountains.  This is the perfect year for you to have a go at calming meditation practices, to build a spiritual grounded-ness at your core.

Lap up the resources and support offered to you during the first quarter of the year – you’ll need to draw on them in the second quarter. If you’ve made yourself energetically strong enough by the summer time you’ll be able to convert challenges into healthy progress, and even serious relationship opportunities if you allow yourself to not get too excitable.   The second half of the year brings wealth opportunities, likely of the steady employee type – keep calm and steady ultimately.

San sats:

  • Gip Sat
  • Yum San
  • Tin Duk

Helpful friends: Ox, Dragon, Snake

Best months: January, April, May

Zoë Vita James | Classical Feng Shui & Ba Zi


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