July 6 - July 12, 2020
The professionally charged and competitive month of the Horse not only moves into its second half and final weeks but the dynamics have changed thanks to the weekend's eclipsing Full Moon. In the lead up to the Full Moon that sits at the halfway point in every lunar month, the Moon is in its building and expansive phase, when everything is growing, expanding and you are taking on as many new ideas and options as possible. After a Full Moon, the Moon begins to wane and we move into the waning or completion phase of the lunar month, with everything starting to restrict and shrink. This is when the pruning begins. In the first half of the professionally charged and competitive month of the Horse, you are supposed to take on more than you can handle, for it is in this second half that you can begin to prune and prioritise what you will continue to work on and bring to completion.
2020 - Year of the Rat
There are several factors that set the Year of the Rat apart and they fall in a way that gives you a year that is balanced, with everything you need and nothing you don’t. 2020 began with the final weeks of the Year of the Pig still playing out and for the Rooster, this has kept the focus on communication and on all forms of being able to express yourself, whether professionally or personally. For the Rooster being able to express yourself and to talk are central to who you are, so this was a good start to 2020 and something you will continue to benefit from. The Chinese New Year falls early this year, bringing the Year of the Pig to a close and ushering in the Year of the Rat on 24th January. This shifts the focus onto your home, family and/or property matters and this will be the overall or unchanging theme for the rest of 2020 and right through to February 2021. This makes this an important year for putting down roots and for all things close to home. Everything on the home, family and/or property fronts will feature strongly and will remain important all year.
However, this year also offers enough variety to ensure it doesn’t become just about the home. As always, any new lunar year begins with the month of the Tiger and for you that puts the focus on work and job matters. This is the reason why January and February are often the busiest months of any year for you. This is a chance to get out in front and gain the kind of momentum you can benefit from for the rest of the year. This year also holds some unexpected or surprise opportunities on the adventurous front, as you win the ‘leap month’ lottery. Because there are 13 New Moons this year we have a leap month, with the same month being repeated twice.
Spare a thought for others that get to repeat the same challenging month twice. You, on the other hand get to repeat one of the most exciting months of any year, the adventurous month of the Snake. The first month of the Snake runs from 23rd April to 22nd May and as always, for the Rooster this puts the focus on adventure, travel, learning and discovery. Usually once this is over it is over, but instead there is a chance to push the ‘reset’ button, with a do over or bonus month of the Snake beginning straight away and running from 22nd May to 21st June.
About the Rooster
A Rooster is brave, funny and witty. Entertaining and performing puts them in the center of attention, which is exactly where they enjoy being. They can be picky, vain and critical.
Roosters can be really eccentric and sometimes may seem selfish in their way of life. They are devoted to work and lifelong learning. Confident, motivated people, they may sometimes come across as pompous. While they can be brutally honest, they are also loyal and trustworthy.
Roosters are intelligent creatures that are reliable and self-efficient. They are good with money and sometimes manage other people's money better than their own. Punctual people with highly-disciplined minds, Roosters boast excellence at organizing people and things. They also love to be praised for it.
They are prone to changeable mood surges that leave them either extremely happy or very miserable. Similarly with their opinions and personal relationships, Roosters have no place for apathy in their lives. They either like or dislike intensely.
Compatible: Oxen & Snakes
Strained: Monkeys & Dogs