Here's What Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Can Expect In This New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations in China and signals new beginnings for the upcoming year. The new year gives new opportunities for clearing out bad luck and ensuring that good fortune comes your way.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the Rooster, which begins on January 28, 2017, and ends on February 15, 2018.



For those of you who don’t know, the Chinese zodiac is made up of a cycle of 12 animals, with each animal corresponding to a different year. The cycle starts over again every 12 years.

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The first zodiac animal in the cycle is the rat and the last is the boar. Each animal has symbolic meaning attached to it.

According to the zodiac, a person’s birth year influences their character traits, their strengths and weaknesses, and even their fortune and destiny. So, if you know your zodiac sign, then you can learn more about what your sign has to say about your personality and your luck.


The year of the Monkey just ended, and now it’s the year of the Rooster.

With a new year ahead of us, here’s what you can expect for 2017 based on your Chinese zodiac sign: 

Rat (2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960)

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The year of the Rooster will be prosperous for the Rat. This year signals some good fortune in your career and in your finances.

If you were thinking of making new changes at work, this is definitely the year to do it! If you work proactively, then you may possibly land that promotion that you’ve had your eye on!


Ox (2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961)

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2017 will be a great year for your romantic life. If you were thinking of asking out that special someone then this is the year to step up and do it!

In addition to romance, you can expect lots of traveling and good fortune in your career. Your hard work will pay off, and you will have many opportunities to enjoy yourself.


Tiger (2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962)

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If you’re a tiger, remember to push ahead this year and really make it count. 2017 has the potential to be great for the Tiger, but only if you work hard for it.

You will have lots of opportunities for romance and for traveling; however, you should be careful with your finances this year. Remember to focus on your career and don’t make too many hasty financial decisions. 


Rabbit (2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963)

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This might be a shaky year for the Rabbit. Expect good fortune for your romantic life; however, you need to be careful about your health and any investments you make this year.

Be sure to take care of your body and really think through any decisions you make regarding your finances or your career.

Dragon (2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964)

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2017 looks like a great year for the Dragon. This year will be wonderful for your social life.

In addition to meeting many new friends this year, you will also have a busy calendar up ahead for get-togethers with your friends.

Continue working hard at work and don’t be afraid to try to liven up your romantic life. 


Snake (2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965)

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This year, you might fall behind if you are not careful. Remember to keep your priorities in check and don’t slack off. While your career might seem like it’s at a shaky place, your romantic life will be blooming.

This year, expect many suitors coming to your door. *wink wink*

Horse (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966)

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2017 will be a year filled with many activities for the Horse. In addition to a calendar filled with social events, you will be swamped with work.

If you find yourself overworked or stressed with too much on your hands, remember to take some time off for yourself. A vacation or some time off might be needed this year.


Sheep / Goat (2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967)

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This upcoming year might be stressful for the Sheep. You will have a busy romantic life. After you go on date after date, you might feel overwhelmed at the number of dating options you have.

Remember to keep your stress levels under control, and take some time off for yourself.

Your career will also be keeping you busy, so remember to take care of your health by sleeping and eating well.

Monkey (2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968)

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2017 will be a fairly good year for the Monkey. You will experience steady growth in your career and your income.

This is also the year you reconnect with some old friends. If you and your partner are going through any difficult times, try to work through them together. This will also add some strength to your relationship.


Rooster (2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969)

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2017 will be GREAT for your career, but you should also be careful about the choices you make in your job.

Making a dramatic change might not work in your favor. Remember to prioritize your career.

You will also find yourself meeting many new people this year. Try not to spend money foolishly, because you will benefit from holding on to your savings this year.

Dog (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970)

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For the Dog, this year will be full of social events. Dogs always have an easy time making new friends, so it’s not surprising that 2017 will be a great year for your social life.

However, you should be cautious about your health. If you find yourself fatigued or uncomfortable, remember to visit your doctor and don’t forget to eat healthily and sleep well. 


Boar (2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971)

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This year will be much better than the last for the Boar. 2016 may have been a slow year for the Boar, but this year, you can expect some improvements in your social life.

You will have many opportunities to meet new people, and you may also find a few people who catch your eye this year.

Just remember to stay proactive at work and don’t fall behind on your priorities!