The Year of the Rooster
February 9, 2005 ushers in the year of the Green Rooster. It is Year 4,703 since the beginning of the Yellow Emperor’s reign. The year of the Rooster follows the Monkey year, and while the celestial and terrestrial ‘energies’ attributed to the monkey were predominantly impulsive, the rooster is more predictable.
Right now we’re in a transitional period between the ways of the monkey and the rooster, behavior within us and without is still somewhat impulsive, with a propensity for pugnacity beginning to establish itself as our inner rooster stretches and begins surveying its domain.
As 5 Element Theory advises, during any transition period, it’s important to be centered and balanced in your body and mind. This happens naturally when you take time to breathe slowly and deeply, and use Chi Kung exercises to sink and concentrate your energy (Chi) into the lower parts of your body.
Yang and Yin - Rooster and Hen
Like everything in nature, the Rooster has two aspects - Yang and Yin; which in a practical sense is it’s masculine assertiveness (Yang) and feminine nurturing (Yin). So be prepared to feel both aspects of this creature this year: from inside yourself and from others. In what proportions is unknown.
You always have choices regarding how you act and react to what’s going on in your life. In this Year of the Rooster, there’s a proclivity to being a cocky rooster or a nurturing hen. The choice is always yours.
Some things to be aware of during this Year of the Rooster:
Remember: The Year of the Rooster describes possibilities—positive and negative. What actually happens has everything to do with decisions you make and paths you take. And if you follow your compass in the direction of balance and moderation, it’s very likely you’ll enjoy yourself very much along the way.
And if you need help, you can find it at BIOM.