Solar Year begins February 3, 2017 at 11:49 PM
marks the start of the Asian New Year; launching celebrations
in Asian communities throughout the world. The first day
coincides with the first new moon of the year as noted
in the Lunar Calendar. The start of the Lunar New Year
differs from the start of the Solar year that is used
for Astrology. The starting day in the Solar Calendar
is the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox
and signals the beginning chi of the New Year.
Fire Rooster is 10th in the cycle of 12 and 34th in the
cycle of 60. Each year brings its own unique set of energetic
patterns and potential circumstances. My analysis is based
on years of academic and in the field research:
For some it will be a year of reckoning that will require
deeper self examination and self correction;
others an opportunity to continue important work they
have been engaged in. There
are opportunities for improvements
and change every year.
This is especially true for 2017 - The Fire Rooster Year.
is strong medicine with the power to heal. Taking
a good look at ourselves fully empowers us and positions
us to change the things that we can change and choose
wisely in all matters.
Individuals, localities, national and international entities,
willing to deep dive into every aspect of their inner
and outer functioning, and equally willing to make the
appropriate corrections, can fare extremely well this
year. Rewards include increased productivity and profits,
better relations in all sectors and the possibility of
a more peaceful and smoothely functioning existence.
unwilling to self-examine and self-correct are likely
to experience an escalation of their existing challenges
as well as the materialization of new ones.
in overcoming potential challenges this year, requires
that we gain support by grouping with like minded people
and taking action as necessary. It is also essential that
we strive to better understand those who hold different
or opposing views and beliefs.
fully comprehend the personal, local and global ramifications,
we can look deeper into the cosmology of the year. Let's
first examine the Year Pillar:
differences between last year (Yang Fire/Yang Metal) and
this year (Yin Fire/ Yin Metal) is substantial. When Yang
Fire combines with Yang metal we have an explosive condition
that is quite unstable. Add to this the unpredictable
nature of the Monkey; and as we observed last year
a plethora of alarming situations occured. Amongst the
most horrendous are the unresolved military conflicts
resulting in genocide and the forced evacuation of millions
of innocents; and the numerous terrorists attacks resulting
in unjustifiable deaths domestically and globally.
also observed surprising changes and a seeming loss of
reason as domestic and global political events violated
reasonable standards . In the forefront are Brexit and
the American presidential election result.
to know that many of the disturbing events of 2016 are
not sustainable this year and can be upended through persistent,
focused, organized actions that reflect the positive changes
needed. We all will have to be involved in this essential
process if it is to succeed; for the sake of justice as
well as a basis for widespread, sustainable well being
of present and future generations.
contrast, Yin Fire combining withYin Metal have a gentler
interaction and can effect the alchemy of transformation
through science or magic. Science and magic are not as
dissimilar as one might think. What is perceived as magic
is often science that has not been proven and is not widely
understood or accepted yet.
this Fire Rooster Year we can expect a healthy dose of
both science and magic; positive changes driven by both
scientific innovation and what may appear to be magically
induced circumstances. Often a combination of both.
1957, the last Fire Rooster Year, the USSR successfully
launched Sputknik 1, into an outer space orbit. An enormous
metal tube powered by a potent cascade of flaming gases,
carried its tiny payload into space. The first man-made
object to break free of the Earth's atmosphere was put
into orbit around our beautiful planet. Something previously
thought to be impossible.
It was quite a scientific achievement and also inspired
imagination in the most magical way.This single event
transformed life on the planet and the way humanity viewed
its potential as inhabitants of the cosmos. This event
is also a perfect example of Yin Fire and Yin Metal combining
in perfect alchemy. It led the way to a world wide exploration
of space travel and an eventual landing on the moon.
can expect important scientific and technological discoveries
and advancements, as well, this year having the potential
to transform human perception and existence. Whether these
are put to use to promote positive change will be contingent
on individual actions.
go deeper let's have a look at the Four Pillars chart
for the start of the Solar Fire Rooster Year:
TWO ROOSTERS- The
first standout in this chart are the two Roosters in the
Year and Day pillars. We are challenged by their presence,
to avoid judgment and choose discernment as our motivating
force.There is wisdom to be uncovered in every event;
even the fearsome ones. The outcome depends on our chosen
perspective. By forego judgment, which seeks to uncover
what is wrong and can focus too much on the unwanted.
Opt instead for discernment; a spiritually connected analysis
that leads to the best choosing and determines what is
best for all. We can improve the quality of life for ourselves
and loved ones while also serving the greater good. This
requires work and persistent action.Important choices
must be made that can affect us personally as well influencing
our communities and the world. In actuality it is only
one choice presented in many forms. The choice between
a higher vibration driven by principles of love, joy,
abundance, compassion, understanding, and appreciation
and..... the lower vibrations driven by fear,hatred, greed
and a belief that there is not enough. By empowering ourselves
and others to make the better choice, the full potential
of this pivotal year can be realized.
and decisive action is needed in all important matters!
only problem we really have is we think we’re not
supposed to have problems! Problems call us to higher
level- – face & solve them now!” –
WATER TIGER- The solar year always begins on a Tiger Month.
A blessing since the Tiger's strength is exactly what
is need to launch us into any new year as the energies
begin to transmute. This year it's a Water Tiger. The
most empathic and adaptable of the Tigers. The Water Stem
combines with the Tiger's Wood element to encourage new
fresh ideas and the strength and courage to stand up for
the things we believe in. With eyes focused on the future,
the visionary Tiger encourages forward movement and expansion
and provides the courage to answer the call of even the
most challenging tasks.
METAL RAT - The Metal Rat uses its considerable talents
as a strategist to act as a protective spirit that overseas
all. Though much of the Rat's actions may be covert, the
result of those actions and the profound influence of
the Rat will be felt by all and will reflect the desires
of the group mind. The resourcefullness of the Rat inspires
us to use even the darkest moments to motivate positive
action. The Metal Rat's keen and incisive nature propel's
solutions to even the most formidable challenges.
submerged desire to create, build and and strengthen community
on local and global fronts is a saving grace during a
time when there is such division. Instead of focusing
on differences we do best focusing on all that can bring
us together. There is no single solution to the complicated
challenges we face.These challenges cannot be resolved
by any one individual, by any singular group or any single
belief. This is an opportunity to set aside differences
and continue the work that has been so effective in creating
social and political progress which also has translated
into powerful improvements in economics and employment.
Diversity and inclusiveness are destined and can open
the gates to a brave new world that has been manifesting
and continues to expand. A world where all are served
and rewards reflect the effort of the recipients regardless
of their differences.
we start the year with the uncertainty of the Monkey Year
still lingering, be assured that solutions abound and
that the power of LOVE will prevail. Community
can make all the difference. Gather with your families,
your tribes and the greater communities at large, to make
your voice heard and to continue the good work that remains
to be done. More than any other year this is a year to
be involved. Regardless of adversity, the Rooster's crow
is a call to Action that is echoed in the streets:
"MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. TOGETHER WE CAN RISE"