How Do You Cock-A-Doddle-Do?

Blogs - Saigon/HCMC: Jan. 18, 2017

Born under the sign of the rooster? Then this is a year of romance, good fortune and health. Sounds terrific, doesn’t it?

2017 is the Year of the Rooster, the 10th of 12 creatures in the list of zodiac animals. The animal has not been granted its own year since 2005 and will not return until 2029. But what does this mean for you?

What type of rooster are you?

To make matters even more confusing, there are five different types of rooster, depending on your date of birth.

If you were born in 1957 (or 2017), you are a Fire Rooster, and tend to be trustworthy, good at timekeeping (good luck with that in Vietnam) and responsible in your work.

Earth rooster

Born in 1969? Then you are an Earth Rooster. You are said to be sweet natured, generous, trustworthy and popular among friends, family and neighbours.

Gold rooster

Born in 1981, the Gold Rooster is determined, brave, hard-working and perseveres well.

water rooster

Born in 1993, the Water Rooster is smart, quick-witted, warm-hearted and compassionate.

wood rooster

Finally, the Wood Roosters were born in 2005 and are energetic, over-confident, tender but somewhat unstable.

The importance given to the zodiac in Asia cannot be overstated. Many people plan everything around the stars, whether it’s business ventures, buying a house or planning a marriage. Strangely, the year of one’s own animal sign is considered unlucky, so 2017 is not a year for the roosters out there to get too cocky.

Roosters are said to be observant, hard-working, courageous and resourceful; they are also talented individuals. Popular among a group of people, they are gregarious and fun to be with. However, they are demanding and sometimes crave the attention of others too much. They are tough cookies, don’t often fall ill and when they do, they fight the illness well.

Job Prospects

The list of jobs at which roosters excel is as long as a Friday-evening Saigon traffic jam: teacher, soldier, fireman, security guard, police officer, newsreader, salesperson, hairdresser, restaurateur, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon and on and on and on.

Affairs of the Heart

So, all in all, you roosters will face a mixed year. What are your feelings? Will this prove to be a rooster-booster of a year, or a load of old cock?

Header photo by Hannah Louise 123 via Pixabay