December 18 - December 24, 2017
As much as you might have been ready to put out the 'do not disturb' sign for some time, you have had to wait for Monday's New Moon to usher in the month of the Rat. While there is nothing wrong with the month of the Pig, which is in its final hours as you move into the new week and more that its social focus is starting to wear thin, craving time out to hear yourself think. For the Ox, the month of the Rat is always a chance to cruise a little in the slow lane, in the build up to the month of the Ox next month. By the time you reach the month of the Rat you often find your batteries running low. The Rat doesn't put any pressure on you and instead likes to indulge a need to move over into life's slow lane. Born in the Year of the Ox you're more likely to give 150 percent of yourself 100 percent of the time, with nothing left to give by the time you reach this point in the year.
2017 - Year of the Rooster
The first thing most of us want to know when the Chinese New Year comes around is, will this be a good year for me. No year is inherently ‘good’ or ‘bad’, especially as opportunities can come disguised as challenges and challenges as opportunities. Also what we make of something will determine how a year will be experienced. That being said the answer is yes, this is likely to be a good year for you.
In the Year of the Rooster you not only have a friend, but a fan. The Rooster adores you. The Ox is everything the Rooster admires and everything he aspires to be. The Rooster respects hard work and taking responsibility, everything inherent in the Ox’s DNA. The Rooster prides himself in being the hardest working of all the barnyard animals. He’s up at the crack of dawn and if it wasn’t for him crowing, the Sun itself wouldn’t come up. The Rooster is very vigilant, is always on the job and abhors laziness. Yet when the Ox returns to the barn at night, after a hard day in the fields, the Rooster can only look on in awe, knowing he could never work that hard.
For the rest of us the Rooster will be on our backs, urging us to roll up our sleeves, work harder and get things done. But when the Year of the Rooster comes along, the Rooster doesn’t look for ways to work the Ox harder, he looks for ways to lighten his load. The Ox and Rooster aren’t just friends, the Rooster brings fun, play, color, creativity and even romance into your life. This isn’t exactly a lucky year for love, but anything the Rooster can do to make his friend the Ox happy, he’ll work tirelessly to make it happen.
This isn’t just a good year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative, you will find that the Rooster makes everything flow more smoothly. You’re likely to find that people are there to help, that when you need something the right person appears at the right times. They may as well arrive with a badge that says ‘sent by the Rooster’. Expect to thrive professionally as well, with the year getting off to a lucrative start. Midyear there is something special happening on the relationship front.
About the Ox
You are likely to be tolerant, dependable, scrupulous and hard-working. You will be happiest in your own home and have a real love of gardening and outdoor activities.
The patience of the Ox is proverbial. Calm and dependable, they like to take things slow and steady, including romantic relationships. Oxen are not likely to flaunt open declarations of love, for their passions are not easily roused. Love grows over long periods of time, but once cultivated, is not likely to diminish.
They have a strong sense of traditionalism and can be at times, extremely conservative. They are generally dogmatic and tend to resist change. They prefer to do things how they have always done it, although an Ox is industrious and always finishes a task that has been started. They are especially tireless if it helps they loved ones.
Despite they stubbornness and occasional dictatorial behavior, Oxen are generally honest and loyal creatures.
Compatible: Snakes & Roosters
Strained: Dogs & Tigers