In the ancient system of Chinese astrology, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to wish him goodbye before he departed from Earth. Alas, only twelve animals came to bid him farewell. So he rewarded them by naming a year after each one in the order that they came to greet him. Accordingly, the first year belonged to the Rat, then came the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. This colorful legend formed the basis of the twelve animal signs that make up the Chinese Zodiac. And the animal ruling the year in which you were born has a profound influence on your life. And 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, a year dominated by the orientation towards progress, honor and maximum integrity.
It is said that people will be more polite and less stubborn, but with the tendency to seriously complicate things. If you are born in the year of the Rat, you are going to enjoy great financial success, and if your sign is the Ox, you will experience unexpected success! Devoted friends will come to your aid in the last minute if you are born in the year of the Tiger, and for Dragons, 2017 is filled with positive events and profitable business dealing. Look forward to a promotion if you are born in the year of the Snake, and natives of the year of the Horse can enjoy personal and financial achievements, but career changes could lead to irritability. Be careful if you are born in the year of the Goat, as your expenses will outstrip your savings and lead to problems with family and loved ones. Get ready for a special year in terms of romance and love if you are born under the sign of the Monkey, and as a Rooster you will easily solve all problems with help from powerful and influential people. For the Boar, 2017 is going to be a difficult year full of financial and professional problems, and for the average Dog, unexpected health and romantic problems will recur throughout the year. For me personally, a native of the year of the Rabbit, 2017 is going to be particularly difficult. Apparently, I will experience a significant financial crisis! Oh well, if you truly believe in the predictions of Chinese astrology you can always send me a donation!
Camille Saint-Saëns/ Dobrinka Tobakova: Carnival of the Zodiac “Chinese New Year Dance”
Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals, (Hens & Roosters)