Chinese Zodiac Forecast 2017

Animal Sign: Rat

Birth Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948

Outlook for 2017: The presence of Sky Happiness signals a timely year for couple to plan for wedding event. For those who are single, there is a great chance that you will experience sudden romance as love is in the air for you. This is more so if your western horoscope belongs to Aries and Pisces. Besides, The Moon, being the guardian angel of women, will arrive in 2017 to lend her charm and positive energies to all ladies. You will feel luckier in all aspects of your life. Nevertheless, this star does not favour the men. For the gentlemen, please do not take advantage of the ladies at work and watch your behavior towards them. Toe the line and you will be safe especially if you happen to have a lady boss. In general, for the rat people, due to the presence of negative star known as the Hook, which easily causes one to be entangled in disputes, it is better for you to stay away from gossiping about others or involve in any office politics.


Animal Sign: Ox

Birth Years: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949

Outlook for 2017: While the Ox people have a benefic relationship in the Rooster year, it is advisable to get yourself covered with hospitalization or travel insurance as a form of safeguard as there is a possibility of meeting with an accident, natural disaster and serious illness when you are overseas. This is due to the rare confluence of negative stars like Court Talisman, 5-Ghost, Blood Dagger and Flying Dagger which spell trouble. If possible, do avoid dangerous sports and speeding on the road. Do not take short cut just for convenience or for making the quick bucks. This will land you into unnecessary brushes with the law or legal disputes. Ox people who are also born into the Sun signs of Sagittarius and Gemini will be more prone to such incidents. The good news is that there is a Heaven Rescue star that will come in to dissolve and mitigate some of these negative energies should you really encounter one.


Animal Sign: Tiger

Birth Years: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950

Outlook for 2017: Tiger people will receive the blessings from the powerful Emperor Seal Nobleman star together with the Month Virtue. The former is a star of authority, fame, money and good academic luck for the students. Expect promotion, increase in reputation, fatter bonuses or taking on bigger managerial role in your company. Investment and windfall luck will be enhanced too. If you have been thinking of coming out to be your own boss, then it is a good time to hit the ground running in 2017 since the energies will bring you a steady stream of clients, new networks and offers. Having said that, for those who need to travel frequently either locally or overseas, you have to be mindful of theft or losing your documents and valuables due to the presence of Robbery Sha. As the name suggests, this malefic star also talks about bumping into robbers or scheming people that cause you to lose money especially if your bedroom is in the Southwest sector of your house. The overall luck in Rooster year is still considered as good as long as you are more prudent.


Animal Sign: Rabbit

Birth Years: 2011, 1999, 1987,1975, 1963, 1951, 1939

Outlook for 2017: It is a year of roller-coaster ride for Rabbit people since it is in direct confrontation with the energy of the Rooster year, i.e., the Tai Sui (太岁). You will tend to feel very physically and emotionally stressed largely due to a lot of movements at work and potential changes in residence or office.

Due to the presence of negative stars like Big Loss, Shatter, Disaster Sha and Hinder Pole, please try to avoid risky activities, avoid being a guarantor for loan, avoid going to casino to gamble and avoid starting a business with a partner. It is advisable for you to adopt a more conservative approach in your plans if you do not wish to suffer monetary loss and break-up in business partnership and even personal relationships with family members and close friends. Be more tolerant with your loved ones. People born in the years 1951, 1963 and 2011 have to be extra cautious of experiencing the challenges. Fortunately, the appearance of Grade-A Tai Ji Nobleman star implies that there will be White Knight to rescue you or open door for you in the event that you land yourself in hot soup.


Animal Sign: Dragon

Birth Years: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940

Outlook for 2017: A harmonious relationship exists between the Dragon and the Rooster in 2017 and this usually helps to expand the network of new friends and also businesses. The additional wonderful news is that the omnipotent Emperor star and Dragon Virtue star will bestow further great luck and positive energies on you so that you can excel in your career or business. Sales people or MLM business owners will be in the limelight.

Students will also receive very good mentor luck and perform with flying colours in school. The Emperor star specially takes care of people in leadership position and if you already are, you will expect promotion or new job scope that enhances your status and authority. It is a year of great harvest. In terms of areas of concern, the less impactful negative stars such as Minor Loss, Sudden Failure and Heaven Disaster wish to remind you not to be careless with your hand phone, wallet and money. Cover yourself with protection plans adequately during trips. Avoid places that are plagued with natural calamities and remember not to over-work or exhaust your body. Go slow on any strenuous or vigorous exercise.


Animal Sign: Snake

Birth Years: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941

Outlook for 2017: ‘Mind Your Own Business’ is the main theme this year for people who are born into the Snake zodiac sign. This is because you are inundated with stars like White Tiger, 5-Ghost and Backstab. Politics in office is something you need to watch out for. Do not be too naive. Your friend or lunch time buddy may suddenly turn out to be your foe. It is better you do not gossip or talk behind others at work or among friends. At home, please be careful of your words because being too direct can lead to many misunderstandings especially if you are also a Virgo.

Presence of the White Tiger star usually implies blood-related accident or injury. You can go for blood donation or extraction of wisdom tooth to mitigate it. Parents need to pay more attention to the kids’ health as a result of poor immunity too. Overall, as long as you are tactful of your words and be more cognizant of your behavior plus attitudes towards others, including what you write on social media platforms, you will have a much easier time ahead.


Animal Sign: Horse

Birth Years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942

Outlook for 2017: Congratulations to those of you who are born in the Horse zodiac sign! You are overwhelmed by 6 different types of lucky stars that shower you with blessings ranging from romance, wealth, friendship, career, studies and overall fortune. For those who are in courtship or who are planning to get married, 2017 is a year that is conducive for proposing to your girlfriend, wedding engagement and other romantic events because there are both Romance and Peach Blossom stars.

The Prosperous Virtue, Heaven Virtue and Fortune stars are going to ensure that you have a very smooth sailing year ahead especially if you are working as an entertainer, front-liner, artist or customer service personnel. You can also consider starting your own business, pursue a higher education or consider a job change for better prospect for the Wealth star is with you too. The one and only negative star that could potentially affect you is known as Curl Tongue – a star that means saying the wrong thing and unintentionally offend others. Not a big issue when you are in luck since you will be forgiven more easily if you display sincerity.


Animal Sign: Goat

Birth Years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943

Outlook for 2017: Do you plan to have a cosmetic surgery done this year? If yes, please postpone it till next year. Otherwise, consult your Feng Shui master for an auspicious date and time to go under the knife if you wish to have a smooth procedure that minimizes the chances of leaving behind scar. The same applies to other forms of surgery including C-section for baby. Blame it on the star called Sky Dog which usually subjects people to scars and ugly marks.

For couples who have been married for long time, please do not take things or each other for granted. This is a year that your relationship can be put under test because of potential third party involvement or due to separation by work. You must continue to build up the communication and the trust between the two of you. Do not be swayed by what others have told you. Stay focus at work, in school and in relationship. Keep a close watch on the health of your old folks at home especially if they are sleeping in the South or Northwest room. It will be ideal to bring the elderly for a routine medical check-up.


Animal Sign: Monkey

Birth Years: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944

Outlook for 2017: The monkey people can expect good monetary reward or additional source of income due to the presence of Golden Cart. You can try out some sideline businesses if you wish to. Nevertheless, you should also watch out for your health and immunity because the Illness star flies into your zodiac in 2017. Very likely, you will experience minor illnesses like cough and flu from time to time partly due to increased stress level at work this year.

You will tend to feel easily distracted, lack of focus, zone-out and appear to be in a daze most of the time. If you are still schooling, it is advisable that you take some vitamins to boost your brain power and body constitution. For adults, exercise and jogging will help to overcome the mental and physical weaknesses. For those who are into strategic planning and organizational job, this year you will see yourself in the limelight. Ladies who are expecting must be extra mindful of any complication caused by the negative star known as Passing Cloud. Regular follow-ups with your Gynecologist will provide you with the peace of mind.


year of the rooster zodiac forecast 2017

Animal Sign: Rooster

Birth Years: 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945

Outlook for 2017: While the Rooster sign is traditionally deemed as offending the Tai Sui, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that many Grade-A lucky stars have turned up this year to bring good tidings to your doorstep. We have 3 Nobleman stars to boost your luck in areas like career advancement, new ventures, business dealings and supports from superiors and bosses. There is an Academic Hall star to support those who are sitting for their major examinations this year. You will be more focus, more disciplined and more vigilant in your studies.

The presence of Golden Lock ushers in many opportunities for you to make money via your personal investment or other forms of monetary reward. Put it simply, your money will grow. In 2017, you need to be more careful if you are into competitive sports like fencing or archery. If your job requires you to handle sharp metallic objects like knife or needle, you have to make sure extra precaution is taken because negative stars like Sword Edge and Lying Corpse make one susceptible to injury. Other than this, luck is on your side.


Animal Sign: Dog

Birth Years: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946

Outlook for 2017: It is a year of great energy that fills you up with enthusiasm and charisma since The Sun has come into your life. This star is extremely beneficial for the men. Therefore, with such vibrancy and zest exploding in your body, it is a great year to explore new opportunity. Money will come if you move. This applies to everyone and it means that you should explore overseas markets or request for an overseas position if you have been contemplating about it.

Students planning to pursue their education in other country will find it a rewarding experience that expands their horizon of knowledge. Due to the presence of Sky Emptiness, you may experience some moments of self-doubt, sense of disappointment and moodiness at times especially if you are transiting between jobs. A good solution is to travel, to go for a short get-away so that you will be re-charged and rejuvenated. There are good stars like Heaven Doctor and Earth Rescue that guide you step-by-step through challenges. In gist, it will be a productive and fruitful year for you.


Animal Sign: Pig

Birth Years: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947

Outlook for 2017: Blessed with 2 very auspicious stars known as Heaven Virtue Nobleman and Fortune Star Nobleman, the Pig zodiac sign has good reasons to smile in the Rooster year. Quite similar to the Dog zodiac, there are ample opportunities for you to travel. Whether you like it or not, traveling will expose you to new opportunities and even career advancement. If you are in business, do consider bringing your products and services beyond your city. Otherwise, you can look for an overseas partner to assist you in your business.

Be very careful when you are signing any contract because the Dividing Edge star causes one to be prone to legal disputes and arguments in 2017. Check and double check all the fine prints or consult a legal expert before you agree to anything. Refrain from making any sensitive remarks on social media platform. Think twice before you let out your anger or frustration online. Be a little bit more cautious in your action and you will certainly enjoy the positive luck and fortune bestowed on you.

This was first published in The New Age Parents e-magazine

Contributed by Jo Ching, Founder and Master-Trainer of DestinyAsia

Master Jo Ching is an expert in Feng Shui, BaZi and Chinese Name. Effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, Jo currently provides trainings and coaching to enthusiasts and practitioners who strive to excel in the field of Chinese Metaphysics. He provides Feng Shui advisory services to corporations and individuals and has been invited to speak on Feng Shui forecast at Samsung, CapitaLand, PSA Corp, Singtel and Standard Chartered. He has also been quoted on Lian He Wan Bao, The New Paper, Asiaone, Razor TV and Dow Jones. For more info, go to