2017 Year of the Rooster

As of last week, we are now in the 2017 year of the Yin Fire Rooster! Goodbye to that crazy bonfire of a year last year, 2017 brings a mix of going inward (yin) and expanding outward (yang-fire). 

The Rooster years are known to be filled with integrity and efficiency. Hard work is the key to achieving success in this Chinese New Year. 2017 is a great year to try alternative healing therapies to keep stress at bay so that you can use your potential to the maximum. :)

The Rooster character loves elegance in all things, so refine every arena of your life and every object in it. Lavish your time and attention on completing any task to the best of your ability and take delight in adding small touches of Beauty to each. 

This is not the same thing as decluttering. It is a call to scrutinize absolutely everything that you rely on for life and happiness. How sturdy are your underpinnings–housing, vehicles, savings, etc.? How smoothly do your daily routines flow? How healthy are your sources of food and friendship? This is the year to pour more loving, nurturing qi into the things that truly sustain you.

This yin Fire year means our deeper heart leads the way. Use it for discerning what to keep and what to let go. Expand it by opening up to everyone you encounter throughout your day. Share your feelings about your experiences and ask others to share theirs. Learn to enjoy hearing divergent opinions, realizing that the more variety a community supports with loving kindness and tolerance, the greater its security grows. The more our neighbors feel loved and secure, the safer and happier we all become.