14 Feb CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017 WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Celebrating the Year of the Rooster with Traditional Chinese Medicine Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái) ‘Happiness and prosperity! • In Mandarin: /gong-sshee faa-tseye/ • In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy /gong-hey faa-chwhy/ Chinese New Year is defined as the first day of the first month In accordance with the traditional Chinese calendar.
This calendar is a traditional lunisolar calendar based on moon phases and the time of the solar year. A lunar month is slightly shorter than a solar month and in order to catch up to the solar calendar and extra month is added every few years and consequently New Year falls on a different date each year Chinese Zodiac signs are determined by your birthdate and is based on a 12 year cycle with each year in that cycle relating to an animal sign.
Zodiac signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. To access the Chinese New Year calendar and your animal sign according to your birthdate please refer to the website below
The Chinese New Year 2017 began on the first new moon which was January 26, 2017 and is represented by the Yin Fire and Yin Metal Rooster.
The Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign, and is the only bird sign of all zodiac signs. The Years of the Rooster include: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029. Children born in the Year of the Rooster are thought to naturally possess academic equalities. The characteristics of a Rooster include; being grounded, practical and able to make planned decisions. The Yin energy gives rise to feminine qualities of instincts and intuition.
Yin Fire and Yin Metal Rooster has two opposing elements dominant for the year, Fire and Metal. These two opposing elements represent clashes, misunderstanding and conflict. Understanding these patterns can be an important guide to maximising positive affects and minimising negative affects on a personal level.
The Fire Monkey (2016) represented surprises and unpredictability and many may have felt ungrounded. However, the year of the Yin Fire Rooster (2017) can give rise to taking opportunity to take direction of your life and to start reflecting on what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it.
In accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine the organ systems that reflect Fire and Metal include; the brain, heart, lungs, the skin and the immune system and one needs to be mindful of any imbalance. For example, the flu may be more prevalent this year. The metal element could give rise to emotions esp. grief.
It is important to celebrates the positives of 2017 and reflect on what you want to achieve. It maybe a good time to address any imbalances within the body and a time for taking positive action towards regularly exercise, including mind and body exercises such as Qi Gong and/or Tai Chi. It is also important to reduce stress by practising mediation and understanding the elements in affect this year that can lead to personal misunderstandings and conflict. Food and herbs that support a health immune system and support heart and lung function are also an important consideration.
Embrace and enjoy 2017 the Year of the Yin fire and Yin Metal Rooster.
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