Trying Your Luck in 2017: Horoscope in the Year of the Rooster

Trying Your Luck in 2017: Horoscope in the Year of the Rooster

Know your luck this year with our 2017 Chinese New Year Horoscope guide! Just remember that if your birthdays falls before February 4, you’re considered to fall under the previous year’s zodiac animal.

For example: If your birthday falls on January 30, 1997, your animal zodiac is Rat, not Cow.


(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Rat

Good: Your sign is connected to wisdom and intelligence, and there are a lot of opportunities for you to gain or improve these in the year of the rooster! It’s predicted that your career would be in the forefront right now. You may be looking for daily work that’s fulfilling for you. If changing jobs isn’t possible or wanted, then it may also be a good idea to hone a new skill that you’ve always been interested in, even better if this can be used in your career goals.

Needs caution: You may be tempted to stay home too often because this year could bring in lots of comfy. But remember that life happens outside your Netflix subscription. So put on your dancing shoes and get out there, ya filthy animal. Make connections and go get that cheese! Don’t overspend, though — better to keep that in check.

Sell: Your extra couch.

Buy: Books, and a good, sturdy pair of shoes.



(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Cow

Good: Your sign and the rooster go well together, and is easily connected to good harvest. So, this year, baby cow, you will reap all the benefits. Love, money, and social life are all looking pretty good. You will attract the right crowd, a generous amount of money, and then some. In terms of career, you will be okay as long as you keep at it — don’t worry, you don’t have much to complain about anyway.

Needs caution: Opportunities will rain on you as long as you keep an open mind and an enthusiastic outlook. If you’re easily scared of change, you’re gonna miss out on a lot. Grab every chance and REALLY put yourself out there. Sign up for gym or improv class. Dare to dream big.

Sell: Your rusty old dining table.

Buy: A good camera – there’s plenty use for it this year.



(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Tiger

Good: Tiger preys on the rooster, but you’re gonna need to watch that rooster closely before you harvest. Okay, so, if you don’t get the metaphor, to put it simply: good things will come, just wait. It’s going to need some patience and a lot of effort to keep the excitement up and the passion aflame. Just don’t let yourself get down so easily, and some time later in the year, you’ll see that it was all worth it. Your career will get into an all-time high, and love will cherry blossom.

Needs caution: Really, just don’t get impatient. Keep a planner and stick to your schedule. Find time to get to know your goals and don’t get discouraged by a few minor setbacks. Your life is a baby tree right now and it’s about to bear a lot of fruits if you take care of it. Then, when all the work’s done….go get ‘em, tiger.

Sell: Your garage clutter.

Buy: A planner or a calendar. Seriously.



(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Rabbit

Good: Well, I hate to break it to you but…you gotta watch out in all of life’s aspects this year. Rabbits and roosters do not get along and could bring in some conflict. The good thing is, there’s plenty of time for reflection and rest as long as you keep your life in check. Keep a steady pace, work on your current relationships, stay on a budget, daydream a lot, and you should be fine. Take this time to really think about what you’re grateful for and what you want to prioritize. You’re okay!

Needs caution: Most of the potential conflict may arise from personal pressures. Just be careful about what you get yourself into. Don’t panic. Take care of your relationships with colleagues, friends, lovers, acquaintances, and most importantly, your relationship with yourself. Focus on that.

Sell: Clean out your closet.

Buy: Some nice pillows.



(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Dragon

Good: This year is pretty promising for you, dragon! You and the rooster get along mighty fine. You can expect many opportunities to shine this year, so make sure you grab ’em. The stage is yours! It’s the perfect time to be brave and go after what you really want. Especially in love! If you play your cards right and make sure to generally be a good person, everything will pretty much go your way. Just really please be nice, okay?

Needs caution: You gotta find time to exercise. That’s pretty much it.

Sell: A service/labor of your work and passion.

Buy: Gym equipment.



(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Snake

Good: Your sign will bring in a lot of intensity and adventure in the year of the rooster. Things will get interesting in the realm of career and money. You might even find yourself in the spotlight often! Even in your love life! There’s going to be a lot of passion and excitement, and it might even get a little too much for you to handle if you aren’t careful. One thing’s for sure, though: you’ll definitely have a lot of fun.

Needs caution: As with most things with a lot of passion and excitement, there are moments where things could get slightly out of hand with your life. You can have all the fun with it, just make sure you don’t make your partner or your boss feel suffocated. Don’t get suspicious over the littlest things. Distract yourself by still finding time alone and improving yourself. Enjoy the attention, not just from your partner and colleagues, but by paying attention to yourself as well.

Sell: Your TV – you won’t need it much.

Buy: Healthy food, hiking shoes or a bike.



(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Horse

Good: You, horsey horse, will reap the benefits of good ‘ol hard work this year. With your intelligence and confidence, you may experience lots of victories this year as long as you don’t fall into the lazy trap. Work hard on yourself, focus on your career, lift weights and you’ll be hot stuff this year. Whatever you put in, you’ll gain just as much. Get to know your goals and keep your eye on the prize.

Needs caution: Others may feel pressured or intimidated by you, especially since you like competition so much. While you shouldn’t let this get to you, just be careful not to sound arrogant if you want to avoid conflict. Also, much can be achieved this year but only if you put effort into it. Don’t get discouraged. Learn to laugh at your mistakes. Keep trying.

Sell: Your DVD player.

Buy: Makeup or nice outfits.



(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Sheep

Good: Lovely sheep, you haven’t much to worry about this year. Everything will be pretty steady as long as you stay on course. Make sure your that your dreams are clear to you, make actionable and realistic plans, find a partner who respects your aspirations, and everything will be just fine. You will have your time in the limelight, more so if you truly put yourself out there. Eat healthy. Watch good movies that will make you cry and laugh and think about life in a deep, profound way. Listen to jazz music. Stay positive.

Needs caution: You may have a tendency to get bored a lot. This might be dangerous if you have big dreams, because you might not think you’re making progress. You are, though…if you’re working hard. Keep a journal and talk about even the littlest of things. The more it adds up, the more that you’ll see that there’s been plenty of blessings.

Sell: Little, useless trinkets in your room.

Buy: A good speaker or a record player.



(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Monkey

Good: Monkeys are witty, cunning beings, eager to get what they want. And this year it’s going to be a breeze if you don’t mind a little competition. Career is looking to be very promising, but you might encounter some nuances here and there. Don’t get angry. Let it keep you motivated. In love, there are high chances of finding a good person, but there might be competition here as well. Just hold your chin up high and be confident about your talents, especially your way with words.

Needs caution: Don’t get discouraged by competition, but don’t be too aggressive either. This might put other people off, especially if you’re trying to impress them. You might have a tendency to think that others are always out to get you, but that’s not always necessarily the case. See the good in people. Take walks and hang out in cafes with acquaintances. Light scented candles in your home if you need some calm. Take hot showers.

Sell: Your old DVD collection.

Buy: Scented candles.



(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Rooster

Good: Well….rooster confronted with rooster is traditionally seen as bad luck. The good news is you can always turn your luck around, because of course you are still the head boss of your own life! Accept the challenges that come your way. They will help you see things in a different light, and you’ll appreciate the things you’ll learn later on. You won’t regret fighting for what you believe in and chasing after the things you want. But go easy on yourself. Even if there are some hardships in the realms of love and career, see these as an opportunity to grow and be better.

Needs caution: You’re going to be tempted to self-blame when things don’t go your way. But hey, it’s all a part of life so try not to take yourself too seriously. Learn to laugh at your mistakes and find comfort in knowing that life is absurd by nature. Express your frustrations through art. Take care of a pet or a plant. Go out with friends and indulge every once in a while. Plan a trip to the beach. Realize that the sun rises and sets every day. Beautiful, isn’t it?

Sell: Your selfie stick.

Buy: A pet.



(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Dog

Good: If there’s anything your sign can do best, it’s being chill, content, and helpful. And that’s precisely what you can do this year to make the most out of it. While there might not be a lot of progress in terms of love and wealth, you can start planting the seeds of what you want to achieve in your future. Perhaps learn a new skill or two. Make big plans. It’s also a good year for travel, and making small and big (but non-risky) investments. It’ll pay off sooner or later.

Needs caution: If you’re expecting grand changes, they’re not going to happen this year. But don’t let that get you down. It’s a good time for just waiting things out and brewing ideas. If you’re looking for love, it might be better to wait it out as well. If there’s someone in mind you’d like to pursue, there may be danger in being too aggressive. It’s better to begin as friends and see it from there. If you are in a relationship, you may notice signs that the passion is fizzling. Try to communicate more. Be honest and open and understanding. Don’t be afraid to compromise.

Sell: Your video game console.

Buy: A yoga mat.



(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

2017 Horoscope - Chinese Zodiac Pig

Good: If you had a rough year last year, expect things to ease up a bit in 2017. There are now more opportunities to make your life a little easier. You’re going to see some progress in your career and in wealth, but you’re going to need a lot of patience. Keep working hard. Same in love. If you like a person, you need to show your dedication and wait for them to come around and see your efforts. Enjoy the process. With friends, remember that with arguments and making decisions, consider their feelings to avoid overstepping boundaries. Make your intentions clear.

Needs caution: You’re coming from a difficult year, so give yourself time to recover and process things. You might be feeling exhausted right now, and jumping into new things might just strain you even more. Take it step by step. Watch your health. Eat more greens. Try smoothies. Sleep on time. If you have the opportunity to walk, take a walk. Help out a friend in need instead of wallowing in your frustrations. Take a deep breath. Tomorrow is another day.

Sell: Old clothes — consider starting anew.

Buy: A blender for your smoothies.

But always remember: These are just guides and they shouldn’t define your life. Take matters into your own hands and be the change you want to be! Best of luck this year, OLXer. 🙂