The Year of the Rooster

The Rooster crows none too soon, a welcome relief from the trickery and chaos brought on by the Monkey. While this colourful bird struts around boldly and can be cocky at times, he has many characteristics of a good leader, including integrity, reliability and superior intelligence. Moreover, the Rooster combines a strong and sometimes volatile will with a great sense of humour, a combination which may be required to get the barnyard under control and ensure the safety of the coop.

With Fire as the driving element, this year's Rooster will be proactive and powerful, positively prepared to ruffle feathers. This constructive energy will continue to drive optimism, which should fuel the economy and capital markets. Utilities, technology and entertainment will revel in the flames, while industries of the secondary Metal element (banking and autos) should heat up as well.

Rooster years have been characterized by strong leadership and bold achievement. World War II came to an end in 1945 with final victory in the Asian theatre and, in 1969, Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon, a giant leap for Mankind. The Rooster has reason to gloat.

Fire will inspire the Rooster and the Yin influence should energize many women into this year’s spotlight.  Entertainers such as Helen Mirren (1945), Cate Blanchette (1969) and Beyonce Knowles (1981) are all on the Rooster roster, as are Caroline Kennedy (1957) and Serena Williams (1981). Male Rooster babies include such strutters as Confucius (551BC), Bob Marley (1945), Matthew McConaughey (1969) and Roger Federer (1981).

The Rooster is an early-riser, crowing to welcome the dawn and launching every day with clean habits and good old-fashioned hard work. Fire in the gizzard can have a tendency to inflate egos and inspire a hunger for power, so plan well before you act and respect pecking orders. In the Rooster year, there are no problems that cannot be solved and no dreams too big to be achieved. Lots of squawking with no action will result in missed opportunity.


The observations set forth above represent the distilled thoughts of a number of Chinese feng shui commentators, and do not constitute investment criteria for the professionals at Excelsior Capital Asia!