sbp-sunnybank-plaza-chinese-ny-webtile-750x420Celebrate the Year of the Rooster 2017 at Sunnybank! Join us as we celebrate from Wednesday 25th – Sunday 29th January at Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park. For event details, click here.

The Year of the Rooster
Occupying the 10th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rooster symbolises such character traits as confidence, pompousness and motivation. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy individuals who are blunt when it comes to offering their opinions. Their bluntness stems not from being mean but from being honest; a trait which Roosters expect from others.
Roosters are extremely sociable and prefer being the centre of attention, always bragging about themselves and their accomplishments. They continually seek the unwavering attention of others which can be annoying. Roosters are as proud of their homes as they are of themselves. They’re extremely organised individuals as evidenced by the fact that their homes are always neat.
Overall, Roosters are active individuals and their preference to be active helps keep them in good health. When they do become ill, they feel better quickly. They can at times however, take on too much and when that happens, they’ll feel stressed and moody.

Roosters are highly motivated and hard-working; traits that enable most Roosters to have successful careers. Not surprisingly, Roosters make good actors, musicians and dancers. Other good career choices for Roosters include: CPA, banker, dentist, insurance agent, secretary, and book keeper. Roosters also do well in the armed forces.

The Rooster’s bossiness and honest “tell it like it is” approach doesn’t work well with sensitive individuals. Roosters need to partner with those who are tough-skinned. They’re the individuals most capable of realising that beneath the tough exteriors are huge, caring hearts overflowing with love.

The Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle. Your sign is determined by the year in which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar). Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.

Legend has it the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac were chosen by Buddha. When Buddha was near death he invited all the animals to visit him. Only 12 came: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, Goat (Sheep), monkey, rooster, dog and pig. For visiting him, Buddha honoured each by using them to represent the 12 phases of the Zodiac.

Find Your Animal Year! 

Rooster Dog Pig Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Goat Monkey
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Rooster Dog Pig Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Goat Monkey