The year of the yin fire rooster

Marites Allen shares her forecast for the 12 animal signs.


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RAT

General Outlook

This will be an average year for the Rat since there is no special affiliation between the Rat and the Rooster. Conflict with the Tai Sui star indicates losses and damage, though a possible windfall is expected. Overall, 2017 for Rats is an active year that will encourage ideas opportunities and resourcefulness.

Romance Luck

Peach Blossom luck makes 2017 a good year for the Rat sign. They are advised to attend happy celebrations such as birthdays and weddings. Things will be much better if Rat people will plan their own 2017 wedding.

Wealth Luck

Despite your conflict with the Tai Sui, you will be blessed by the windfall and other auspicious stars, thus you may not suffer serious financial loss. Avoid borrowing money or gambling.

Health Luck

Your very busy schedule will take its toll on your health and leave you burned out. Try to balance work and play to successfully achieve your goals.

Career Luck

Career opportunities will include promotions and career growth, enhancing skills or career change. Consider working in fields or industries related to women such as ladies apparel, shoes, cosmetics, beauty, and perfumery.

Best Months

February, May, July, September and November

Challenging Months

February, June, November, and most especially the months of August and October.

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OX

General

Outlook

With plenty of opportunities for career growth comes the tendency to dwell on emotional weaknesses. Be open to changes and new experiences including improving personal relationships.

Romance Luck

Love and romance will flourish with no worries about any outside interference that could hinder intimacy. An excellent time to meet a new partner or get married.

Wealth Luck

Grab unexpected opportunities regarding finances, try to save for untimely expenditures, and be prepared for any eventualities. You can bounce back to good finances.

Health Luck

Less health worries this year, but try to engage in activities that will recharge your energy. Release tensions especially when mood swings occur.

Career Luck

Being too emotional could lead to pain and frustrations. Starting a new business will be very good this year. Be calm and grounded to gain stability in career or business development.

Best Months

March, April, May, July, September, December, and January.

Challenging Months

February, June, November, and most especially the months of August and October.

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TIGER

General Outlook

A promising year but will need determination and focus on commitments to make things run smoothly. Use your creativity and strengths to your advantage while trying to achieve your goals.

Romance Luck

Very strong chances in love and romance. You have the support and sympathy of relatives, friends, and colleagues at work. There will be good opportunities to travel and gain new insights despite some hardships during the year.

Wealth Luck

Beware of serious financial losses due to impulse buying or engaging in risky investments. Those who are in business should remain calm and level-headed in order not to get distracted this year.

Health Luck

Although there will be no new major health issues for the Tiger, there is a huge possibility that a previous illness will recur and this will affect the Tiger’s well-being.

Career Luck

Be prepared and properly armed with good working skills to impress superiors in your workplace. Competition will be tough and some villains will be out to stain your reputation especially when a promotion or project is expected.

Best Months

March, April, May, July, September, December, and January 2018.

Challenging Months

February, June, October, November, and most especially the month of August.

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RABBIT

General Outlook

Some hardships will challenge your ability to adapt and be flexible in any given situation. Try to attain and maintain good relationships and stay grounded. Staying low key is the best strategy for you this year.

Romance Luck

Unmarried Rabbits will find great luck in finding the right one in the place of work or social event. A Rabbit wedding in 2017 is the perfect way to decrease the negative energy of the opposing Tai Sui star.

Wealth Luck

Be extra careful in dealing with other people when it comes to finances and one way of doing this is by avoiding making risky investments. You are naturally hardworking and have the potential to improve your finances.

Health Luck

A healthy lifestyle is very ideal but the best remedy is still prevention.  Rabbits may be prone to accidents or sickness in the Rooster year. Offset the imbalance in the health sector by donating blood or other means of helping out sick people.

Career Luck

Changes in the workplace could bring undesirable outcome such as a decrease or no increase in income and reduced bonuses. Another possible scenario involving money may come from relatives or friends borrowing money from the Rabbit that will not be repaid.

Best Months

February, April, July, August, September, January.

Challenging Months

May, June, October, but most especially the months of March and November.

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DRAGON

General Outlook

Start broadening your horizons and aim big since this is the best time to take advantage of the blessings that may come from the auspicious stars. Great opportunities are expected and what could make or break them is your ability to seize the good chances.

Romance Luck

Married Dragons will enjoy a blissful and peaceful life with better fortune and improved wealth luck. The opportunity to be noticed and to stand out in the crowd is there and this could lead the single Dragon to find his one true love while others may choose to get married.

Wealth Luck

Take advantage of your wealth luck whether you work for a company or own a business. For those who work in a company, expect to have financial gains through a promotion or increase in income. Do not indulge in gambling or risky investments.

Health Luck

The negative influence of an inauspicious star will bring challenges to the Dragon’s overall health condition. This may come in the form of a lingering cold or on-and-off fever that Dragons could perceive as minor discomfort. Slowly, however, this may trigger some symptoms that could pose a threat to their health.

Career Luck

Colleagues and bosses will take notice of your abilities which will be rewarded accordingly. Office life will be generally blissful for the Dragon, but having an opportunity to have your own business will double your luck in the wealth department.

Best Months

March, May, August, September, October, and December.

Challenging Months

February, June, July, but most especially the months of April and January 2018.

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SNAKE

General Outlook

It will be a very busy year, so learn how to prioritize things and do not make many commitments. An opportunity for acquiring more wealth is highly possible and this will be a great chance to travel and spend more time with your loved ones.

Romance Luck

The Snake will feel like he is the luckiest person in the love department. The opportunity for the single Snake to meet the right one is very strong and the prospects are many. Snakes, however, should not rush into things including matters of the heart.

Wealth Luck

Money may come from different sources but with bad luck hovering over head, hard-earned money may slip right through your fingers. The tendency to lose account of your budget will lead to overspending. Finances will suffer if you spend a lot on things that are way beyond your means.

Health Luck

With energy to spare, you will be willing to try new activities, which could compromise your health. Do not push yourself beyond your limits as this can really place a huge toll on your wellbeing. You may be prone to injuries and getting hurt. Consider safety first.

Career Luck

Changes such as job relocation, career or profession will be good for the Snakes as long as they are open to the idea. However, you may find pressure at work quadrupled, though you will get help and support from people around you to overcome hardships.

Best Months

March, May, August, September, October, and December.

Challenging Months

February, June, July, but most especially the months of April and January 2018.

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HORSE

General Outlook

There are inauspicious stars that will negatively affect the Horse and the best way to prevent this is to get necessary protection against bad luck in 2017. The Horse is proactive and ever the doer, he will still have to face some adversities considering that this is a challenging Rooster year.

Romance Luck

The Rooster year will bring conflict in the Horse’s intimate relationship. Marriage or the deeply committed relationship of a Horse-born individual will face some challenges that could lead to a major crisis. Temptations will lurk, thus it is best for the Horse to spend more time with his family and form that bond also among friends.

Wealth Luck

Opportunities may come from various directions, from work-related rewards to business milestones. Horse’s finances, however, will suffer through major expenditures due to a family member. This is also not a good year to seek loans, so delay making huge investments to further prevent financial losses.

Health Luck

Horses should be extra vigilant about their health, since issues in the past could suddenly come up again. Aside from the personal health issues that the Horses could face, they should also consider the health of the people close to them. A family member or an elder may require special attention and care in 2017.

Career Luck

Do not be impulsive in deciding to move to another job. Having to change work environment or position could be disastrous for the Horse this year. This is no time for the Horse to be arrogant and he must show his willingness to cooperate. This will prevent jealousy and envy among co-workers.

Best Months

April, May, June, August, October, and December

Challenging Months

February, March, July, November, and December, but most especially the month of September.

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SHEEP

General Outlook

Tremendous new opportunities in business, career and even relationships. All of these will be very significant in achieving happiness this year. Remain focused on your work and exert extra effort to be rewarded. This is no time to remain idle.

Romance Luck

You will have your hands full attending various social events and parties. Single Sheep will fare well in the romance department. Casual pleasantries could lead to something deeper, which could make married Sheep fancy having an extramarital affair. Being cautious of one’s actions and avoiding flirtatious moves will prevent a relationship crisis and avoid hurting the people that matter the most.

Wealth Luck

Only a lucky few Sheep-born people will be financially blessed in 2017. Developments at work or business could contribute to the increased income. Bonuses or cash gifts can also be expected. Having a tight budget and following it to the letter perhaps will allow you to survive the year’s possible financial crisis.

Health Luck

High levels of stress from work or home plus the inability to take time to relax will affect the Sheep’s health. Sheep-born people can benefit by taking some time off from work and spending more time doing things that can uplift their mood.

Career Luck

Some inauspicious stars are threatening to rob some luck away from your finances. Unexpected problems related to work will surface to add to the stress and confusion. Be flexible and motivated in spite of work and financial challenges. Seize the opportunity that was already presented to you in the past or it could be totally gone from your reach.

Best Months

March, June, July, August, October, and December

Challenging Months

April, May, September, January, but most especially the months of February and November.

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MONKEY

General Outlook

Changes will occur and luck will be on the Monkey’s side because there will blessings from an auspicious star, which will positively influence several aspects in the Monkey’s life. Expect positive things to come in terms of the Monkey’s relationships, career, and wealth aspects.

Romance Luck

Expect harmony and positivity in your personal relationships. You will have a more active social life and attract members of the opposite sex leading to some romantic relationships. Planning to get married and having a pregnancy are greatly possible.

Wealth Luck

Income and work will become stable this year though some challenges loom that can be easily solved in time with patience and determination. Those in sales and marketing will have some good fortune this year. Keeping a good relationship with subordinates or employees will result in better working rapport. Paying off debts and saving up for the future should be the Monkey’s goal for the Fire Rooster year.

Health Luck

Health issues will arise in the first half of the year, but the situation will improve as the year progresses to the second half. This will be a very busy year for the Monkey and that will bring a lot of pressure and stress. The Monkey has to provide time for himself to recover by engaging in relaxing activities.

Career Luck

Relationships with colleagues and loved ones will improve through the blessings of auspicious stars. Their support and genuine concern will enable the Monkey to reach his goals, but with impaired judgment and impulsive ways, the Monkey might hurt his luck and affect his career development in the process. It is important that he remain patient and practical in making major decisions.

Best Months

March, June, July, August, October, and December.

Challenging Months

April, May, September, January, but most especially the months of February and November.

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ROOSTER

General Outlook

Good fortune will come to the daring and resourceful Roosters

as they move forward in their own year sign. This year is the best time to recalculate options and try new ideas. Whatever you plan to pursue now will definitely bring fulfillment. The Fire Rooster year will bring more opportunities to socialize.

Romance Luck

This is the best time to improve yourself and develop lasting relationships with those around you. Roosters may experience an emotional crisis and will tend to become easily irritated, suspicious, and moody. If there is a plan to tie the knot, it is best to do this in 2018 to avoid conflict with the inauspicious star.

Wealth Luck

It is important that Roosters remain conservative with their finances since radical actions could only mean their downfall. Avoid overspending or spending on something that is not valuable. If you must plan, plan on not wasting money.

Health Luck

Injuries in motor vehicles and accidents from extreme sports are possible. The misfortune in the Rooster’s health could affect family members, too. Roosters should pay special attention to older family members and make sure that their health condition and general well-being are properly monitored.

Career Luck

A sudden decision to move from one company to another could have major consequences and transferring to a new office would only spell more bad luck. For those who are staying with their companies, this year indicates progress and all the hard work will pay off. They have already proven their worth and chances for promotion and advancement are likely to happen.

Best Months

February, March, April, June, August, November, December, and January 2018.

Challenging Months

May, June, September, and October, but most especially the month of July.

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DOG

General Outlook

There will be so many activities that will require time and focus from the Dog and this will take time away from his personal interests and happiness. He will also have to face some health issues, but he could be in for a great financial breakthrough and this will come as a pleasant surprise for the Dog.

Romance Luck

Luck is on the Dog’s side when it comes to relationships. There will be chances of developing interests with other people and opportunities to meet new people will naturally take place in this year of the Rooster. Married women should be extra careful lest they send mixed signals and cause confusion to men who are interested in them.

Wealth Luck

The Rooster year is a period of learning and the Dog is not spared from taking lessons that will help him go through life at this point. This is a year for self-control against making risky investments. The Dog-born person might become too greedy and lose his innate sense of goodness. This negative behavior will jeopardize his ability to prosper in 2017.

Health Luck

The Dog will experience some anxiety and depression that could lead to imaginary fears, which could tremendously affect his behavior and thought patterns. Dogs should start engaging in physical activity on a regular basis. It is also best for the Dog to often communicate with close friends or loved ones to share his sentiments and keep his mental and emotional health in check.

Career Luck

A demanding year both for career-oriented Dogs and those running their own business. For most Dogs who choose to stay with their present company or office, it is expected that their workload or responsibilities will increase in this Rooster year. For those who are searching for new jobs or seeking some changes, this period will allow significant career development.

Best Months

February, March, May, July, October, November, December, and January 2018.

Challenging Months

April, August, September, but most especially the month of June.

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BOAR

General Outlook

Expect improvements in your life as good luck is on your side. There could be difficulties in the latter part of the year especially in your interpersonal relationships, which will be marred by disputes and arguments. There is also a possibility of losing a family relative through a lingering illness.

Romance Luck

Although there are possibilities of meeting interesting members of the opposite sex, Boars will have a hard time finding their match, considering that these people are not even at par with their romantic ideals. The dilemma for Boars starts when they find out that the other party is either too old for them, already married, or has a mismatched personality.

Wealth Luck

Boars should be very careful when making major investments.  Study and weigh the consequences before jumping into any major expenditure to avoid financial losses. Be on guard for deceitful people and anomalous transactions as some inauspicious stars may bring misfortune. Be prepared and save up for an unavoidable crisis such as illnesses within the family.

Health Luck

Boars may feel weak and be prone to illnesses. Allow some time for doing physical activities to enhance your physical well-being. Those who travel on the road often should take extra precautions. Extreme outdoor activities are not favored; better to engage in less thrilling activities than be sorry.

Career Luck

Difficulty in moving forward in your career will bring tension. Learn to be humble and accept your shortcomings while finding a way to resolve misunderstandings with your superiors. Transferring to another department or working in a new office is not advisable. On a positive note, the Rooster year will bring opportunities for the Boar to travel.

Best Months

February, March, May, July, October, November, December and January 2018.

Challenging Months

April, August, September, but most especially the month of June.

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Celebrated as “The Philippine Feng Shui Queen,” Marites Allen has become the public face of feng shui in her native country. While her clients include many prominent names in business, government, and entertainment, she has cultivated an avid following through her generous sharing of her feng shui expertise in numerous talk shows, annual conventions, mall talks and through her active online and her social media presence.

Ms. Allen is the first and only Filipina to  date be awarded the prestigious title of “Master in Feng Shui” by the world-renowned International Feng Shui Association, and has the honor of being been designated by them to bring their global annual event to the Philippines. She is also an author, publisher, and former television show host. Her recently published Horoscope Books for 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster are now available at all Frigga shops and at National Bookstore outlets nationwide.

Her extensive feng shui practice has inspired a wealth of creative ventures designed to bring feng shui closer to contemporary, daily concerns. In 2004, she successfully brought an international feng shui franchise chain to the Philippines. She broke new ground in retail in 2012 with Frigga Charmed Life, a unique fashion brand that is designed by a renowned London fashion team that now includes Frigga Home, a special line of auspicious lifestyle products for the home and office. Frigga has boutiques at SM North EDSA, Glorietta IV, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM Seaside Cebu. Frigga also has online shopping through its Web site frigga.co.uk.

A British-Filipina national, Ms. Allen, maintains homes in both England and the Philippines with her husband, Nick, a British international executive, and their four children. For consultation inquiries, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (Marites Allen).