In Chinese Astrology terms, 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster. People with persistence and flexibility will find abundant opportunities to prosper.

There are 12 animal signs of the zodiac based on the chinese calendar. Most people know the animal of the year they were born but did you know you also have an animal for the month you were born, the day you were born and even the time you were born. Each of these animals relate to one of the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water and wood) and how they interact indicates a lot about what is going on in your life at any particular time.

As a bit of fun here is a summary of how some of the animal signs are likely to be affected in 2017. The following information has been sourced from the Chinese Zodiac for 2017 book written by Grand Master Tan Khoon Yong and Master Goh Guan Leong.

In terms of career – those born in the year of the Rooster, Dragon and Dog are most likely to be promoted, excel in business and get a payrise.

For those looking at starting or maintaining a business, being born in the year of the Horse, Dog or Tiger will help.

If you were born in the Year of the Goat, Pig or Rat you need to be careful of falling victim to slander and gossip.

Those born in the Year of the Goat, Ox and Rooster are also more likely to experience mood swings in 2017.

You should pay attention to your health and safety by avoiding high risk activities if you are born in the Year of the Ox, Rabbit and Monkey.

Benefactors are likely to provide support to those born in the Year of the Dragon, Horse and Dog.

2017 is a great year for those born in the Year of the Dragon, Rooster and Horse to make investments as they are likely to be quite profitable.

Getting married and starting a family is recommended for those born in the Year of the Dragon, Horse and Rat.

Rats need to put some effort into their career and study this year. Love is in the air and it is a great year for rats to get married or move into a new home. There are personal celebrations and joyous life events this year however entanglements in your life may lead to anxiety and depression. Be open with your communication, especially with loved ones as they can help you.

Oxes had a good year in 2016 but this lessens in 2017. Be mindful of health and wealth and also legal matters. Family should be your first priority. This is a year where you will excel academically and career will also progress smoothly.

More fortune is likely for the brave Tiger in 2017.Career and academic endeavours should go well. It is also a good year to strengthen friendships and relationships.

This will be a more challenging year for the gentle Rabbit. Be extremely careful with cashflow and investments. Don’t be tempted by get rich quick schemes.

Those born in the Year of the Dragon this is your year. Out of the 12 signs 2017 is best for you across all aspects of life including luck, wealth, romance, career and study. Ensure you eat healthily and get enough sleep. Prosperity, whether it be through business or investments will seem to fall into your lap.

Those born in the Year of the Snake are likely to have a more challenging year. Using Feng Shui is beneficial to assist. You need to keep a low profile and resist providing advice that may backfire. Keep safe by bucking your seatbelt and exercise regularly.

If you are born in the Year of the Horse then you are set for a great year indeed. Your luck, wealth and romance all look excellent. Your career and academic life is also very good and health is above average too. It will be a year of smooth sailing and you will be rewarded for your hard work.

Goats are in for an average year with career and academic life above average but luck, wealth and health below average. Romance does not look great this year either.Remember, the goat can overcome a lot as they are sure-footed animals.

For Monkeys you will need to continue to work hard which will bring a breakthrough in your career however health and relationships are not as supported this year.

Those born in the Year of the Rooster will also have a relatively auspicious year with career, academic and wealth luck supported. You may have issues around relationships and health though so be mindful of these two aspects. Babies born in 2017will be outgoing, meticulous and ambitious.

Those born in the year of the Dog had a challenging year in 2016 but thankfully your luck cycle improves tremendously in 2017 and you can look forward to exciting times especially in terms of accomplishments in business and career.

Last but not least, those born in the Year of the Pig can expect a few challenges this year. Whilst career is Ok, you may have a new boss that makes challenging demands on you. You need to be mindful of your health especially around digestion issues. Your love life will be hit and miss this year if you are single and disharmony is likely for those who are married. Try to be more patient and forgiving.

If you would like a more specific summary report based on your date of birth then Annual Chinese Astrology Summary reports are available for $55/person. Alternatively you may want a more comprehensive report which covers your prospects in terms of career, romance, travel, finances and health in 2017, your life in general and your current 10 year luck period. These cost $218 (inc GST).