Monday, January 16, 2017

2017: The Power of the Fire Rooster and 1 Water Star by Mary Jane Kasliner





















Birth Chart for the Fire Rooster: 2017


Year: -Fire Rooster (-Metal)

Month: +Water Tiger +Wood, +Fire, +Earth) 

Day: + Water Dog (+Earth, -Metal, -Fire)

Hour: Yin Wood Snake (+Fire, +Earth, +Metal)


                           












On February 4th, 2017 at 10:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, the Yin Fire Rooster makes an entrance.



The Rooster is the sign of awakening, dawn, new beginnings, success, righteousness and justice. These are wonderful attributes that are available to all who are willing to put in the work and patience to experience the benefits of the Rooster.

Rooster Characteristics:

The Rooster is considered the 10th sign in the Chinese Zodiac that awakens in the evening hours between 5-7pm. Therefore, in the year of the Rooster, there is a tendency to be productive during those hours. Albeit the Rooster can be rather outspoken, there is a tremendous capacity to sort through problems and solve issues that otherwise may seem daunting outside the Rooster year.

Opportunities are easily spotted by the Rooster who has a way of turning any venture into financial success. This bodes exceptionally well as the element of metal (quality of the rooster), flows beautifully with the 1-water star that enters in 2017. This star activates career, long terms goals and one's overall life path. Therefore, in 2017 the combination of the Metal Rooster and 1- Water Kan Star will provide the needed qualities of organization, mental acuity, intuition, confidence, communication, perseverance, courage and flexibility; all powerful attributes when it comes to assessing long terms goals and career.

Make sure you dream big this year as the Rooster loves to reach for the stars but also wants to please others, especially when it comes to friends and family. The Rooster also has a tendency to be overly critical. Bare that in mind this year so you don't take it to heart. It is best to simply go with the flow and leave judgmental behavior in the dust.


Breaking Down The Birth Chart (2017):

Let's begin with the year pillar - Yin Fire Stem and Yin Metal Branch:


The fire stem will be most active from Feb. 4th through July 6th. The fire element is stage 1 or most timely. This bodes exceptionally well when it comes to success. However, since this element is birthing, it also means it needs care. Therefore, to realize success this year, it is important to pay attention to detail and monitor things with a close eye.

The element of fire is the most powerful of the 5 elements in this system and can pack a powerful punch. However, as the pole has shifted from 2016 (yang fire) to 2017 (yin fire), it is less dramatic. Think of a fire slowly burning out reaching the smoldering stage, the flame is smaller but that doesn't necessarily mean it can't ignite. If we think in terms of destructive levels of fire, yin fire is associated more so with nuclear energy; therefore, nuclear warfare is more of a threat this year or nuclear plants having a potential defect. In terms of the health, yin fire is associated with the cardiovascular system so variations in blood pressure, heart disease or strokes are possible. Since the rooster is associated with the element of metal, then the lungs are more vulnerable this year too. Be mindful of chest colds that can gravitate into the flu or pneumonia. The rooster is also associated with the direction of west or the location of teeth and skin in feng shui analysis. Since fire is melting metal  (Fire Rooster), these body parts are more vulnerable. Skin rashes or dental issues may sneak up on you as a result.

The fire element is also the element that points to happiness, joy and success. It is about getting out there and being in the public eye, traveling, marketing and being a visionary. However, as the fire element is in its yin polarity, there is a waning of energy for the aforementioned qualities. It would be best to do your major marketing and PR work in the first half of this year as the energy will surely wane in the second half of 2017. This holds true for Hollywood industry. We should see new celebrities in entertainment and music rise in the first half of the year, but things drop off in the second half of 2017.

In terms of finances, the beginning of 2017 bodes exceptionally well for primary wealth. This means a few things. First, examine your financial portfolio and reap the benefits of selling off stock or other options. Secondly, keep your eyes open for new opportunities that can boost career level or direction. Finally, real estate options or inheritance is a possibility during the first half of 2017.

In terms of society/government, primary wealth (Yin Fire) bodes well for long term organization and planning for future success. This will create a steady flow of resources (seen by the Rooster) influence. The primary resources (Yin Metal Rooster) indicates support in all areas are available. Relationships are easily defined and reliable. Goals are easily reached and obstacle are overcome. However, when we combine the fire over metal, there is tension that exists. Therefore, we may see more demonstrations this year along with migration due to war. It is extremely important for world leaders to think things through before acting. Strategic planning is essential for stable decision-making. It is imperative those in charge remain grounded and methodical when leading otherwise tensions will escalate creating a great deal of mental pressure for everyone.

The Fire Rooster full combination is similar to a shooting star. With fire moving to the Rooster, it creates a highly motivated and authoritative energy. Operating independently this year is not out of the question. Success oriented is the theme along with managerial or leadership positions. It will not matter what others are saying this year, as the Fire Rooster can withstand any negative talk. Close scrutiny is another aspect of the Fire Rooster. If others are not pulling their load it will not be tolerated. Overall, the Fire Rooster does have noble intentions.

Month Pillar - Yang Water Tiger:

Looking to this pillar we can get a feel for how business and family will fare over 2017. The water stem fuels the Tiger branch meaning heaven nourishes earth. This translates as employers or head of family can be generous but the result is financial strain.  This is very likely as the water stem is decaying or stage 7.

The element of water offers an array of qualities including communications, flexibility, intuition and the ability to unify people. This bodes well in business and family but as the water stem is in stage 7, these attributes are more difficult to come by. Therefore, you may find you need to work harder at communicating with colleagues and family members this year.

The Tiger energy being fueled by the water stem brings in a great deal of fearless energy but also impulsiveness. When it comes to family and work there is constant action and the potential of hasty decision making. As for advice, whether on  the job or at home, it is not very likely it will be followed.

The Water Tiger combination does offer an open-minded perspective especially when it comes to new ideas and experiences. The good thing about this combination is it offers objectivity when it comes to family and business associates as well as the nation at large. There is a perceptive quality about the Water Tiger that has an uncanny way to judge character. This combination is also fabulous when it comes to making deals. No such thing as procrastination when it comes to the Water Tiger. So look out world, here we come!

The qualities the Tiger specifically brings are proper expression, dynamic wealth and aggressive power. When it comes to business, it is up to you to express your achievements in order to influence others. Take a creative approach and watch how success follows. This will either open the door to unexpected work or short term work. Either way, it will be important to save money as spending is enjoyed or the bills might be piling up. You'll also find a tendency for controlling behavior either on the job or at home. It is always best to take two steps back and go with the flow to avoid stress. Obviously we can extend the aforementioned attributes to this country. In other words, it is important the U.S. shows its strength through past accolades.  This country must rely on historical successes to prove to the world we have what it takes to create anything and be successful at it.

Day Pillar - Yang Water Dog:

The water stem in this pillar mirrors the water stem in the month pillar. In other words, it offers the same attributes of communications, flexibility, intuition and the ability to unify people, but this time when it comes to close relationships and your significant other. The water stem in this pillar is also in a decaying stage-7, so the aforementioned attributes can suffer. What does this mean? We all need to  be  mindful when it comes to communicating with those closest to us.

In this pillar, the Dog earth branch is controlling the water stem . This indicates suppressed emotions and that is bad for health and perpetuates stress. It is extremely important to infuse the qualities of metal when it comes to alleviating self inflicted pressure. Clarity of thought, organization  trusting your intuition, and managing your life effectively are all metal qualities. This is so important as one of the attributes of the Dog is aggressive power. Once again a controlling type of energy that creates stress. The Dog also brings to this chart primary resources and wealth. Therefore, look no further than your inner circle to provide support and wealth. This holds true for this country. We must look to our allies for support and the building of our wealth. We can not afford to dismiss them any longer.

The combination of the Water Dog takes on a highly intuitive energy. Therefore, when it comes to those closest to us, and to this nation, we must rely on our gut. There is a tremendous introspective quality with the Water Dog. It behooves us to reflect on what is important personally and as a nation. In addition, the Water Dog can be overly liberal and lack structure. It will be vitally important this year to take a firm approach whether at home or in the world.


Hour Pillar - Yin Wood Snake:

The yin wood stem represents powerful expression in this chart. In 2017 there is an underlying urge to influence others with past accomplishments. This holds true for this country as well. There will be plenty of assistance to achieve this year especially when past successes are relied upon. The wood stem is stage 4 or upwardly mobile, making expression or skills easily recognized.

The Snake branch represents a few different aspects in this chart. First, it represents dynamic wealth or the ability for this country and those residing in it to easily obtain money. Albeit this bodes well, there is a tendency for earned money to easily transfer hands. Luckily, the Snake is financially savvy to help balance this seesaw financial situation.  Secondly, the Snake branch represents aggressive power. Therefore, there is an inner pressure to control situations and circumstances before the time may be ripe. This creates tension whether personally or globally. Finally, the Snake represents inconsistent resources. In general, resources may not be reliable. However, there are still indications for support if leadership is managed from a stable perspective. With the wood stem fueling the Fire Snake branch, the result is strong roots nourished by heaven. Once again, it is beneficial the Snake knows its way around finances, as whenever a heavenly stem fuels the branch the result is financial disharmony.

The combination of the wood stem to the Fire Snake has an uncanny ability to understand what will prevail in the course of events. Emotional and financial stability is at the core of this combination and at the core of what the world needs. This combination attracts all the right people at the right time to achieve what is desired. This is especially true for this new administration. Trump will look to bring in the right people in order to launch large scale success while solving everyday problems. He will look for, and crave admiration for his works by way of public approval.


2 Semi Earthly Trines:

The first semi-earthly trine is between the Tiger month branch to the Dog day branch. The result is additional fire launched into the chart. As the polarity is yang fire, it represents dynamic wealth. Again, 2017 is a year where money may be made easily but can exchange hands just as easily. Therefore, it is important this year to practice financial restraint. The first half of 2017 is best to invest, look for opportunities, and potentially sell off stocks for profit. The second half of the year look to purchase on the low end and hold for long term growth options.

The second semi-earthly trine is between the Snake hour branch to the year Rooster branch. The result is metal or primary resources. This bodes especially for the country as support exists in all areas including relationships with our allies.

Semi-Directional Trine:

The Rooster year branch combines with the Dog day branch creating a semi directional trine of metal. Metal acts as a resource for this chart and bodes well. However, it is important to recognize who actually is a resource to us this year and work with them productively, as there are plenty of other people who will look to undermine efforts. This holds true on a global level.

5 Melodic:

The Fire Rooster year elicits additional fire into the chart or wealth. Once again, wealth is a marker this year but needs care. The first half of the year is the better time to reap fast rewards while the second half of 2017 will require patience to build wealth.


Karmic Lessons for 2017:

The Dragon & Snake are the empty branches for this chart. Therefore in 2017 the following lessons need attention:

  • Humility
  • Sensitivity towards others
  • Temperance of ambitions
  • Trust
  • Forgiveness of betrayal
As the Snake is present in the hour branch and void, then power is difficult to obtain, albeit status may be achieved. The aforementioned qualities are true on a microcosm (USA), and macrocosm level (Globally).

Heavenly Noble:

The yang water day stem creates a heavenly noble with the hour Snake branch. Therefore, those who are in a position to lead can promote awareness and raise large sums of money for good cause. This energy is already in motion with President Elect Trump. The news media just reported all the profits from Trump properties overseas will be donated to the US treasury while he is president. Furthermore, his focus on job creation has produced early results even before taking office.

Elegant Cover:

The day Dog branch forms a elegant cover this year. Therefore, taking a philosophical and creative approach to any project this year bodes well.

General Star:

The Rooster year branch forms a general star or indication for good political career for those seeking office or in office.

Health Vulnerabilities:

This section is a crossover between the Fire Rooster chart and flying star chart with 1 Kan water in the center of the lo shu grid.

The empty branches of the Snake and Dragon leave the following body systems somewhat vulnerable this year:

  • Teeth
  • Shoulders/Chest
The flying stars leave the following body systems vulnerable:

  • Shoulders
  • Teeth
  • Feet
  • Stomach
  • Chest/respiratory
  • Hips
Common points increase the chances of vulnerability:

  • Teeth
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
*Note: Chest covers the cardiac system as well as the lungs. The yin fire stem leaves the cardiac system vulnerable including blood pressure, stroke and upper respiratory challenges.

Compatibility for the Rooster:

The Rooster is part of the second triangle of affinity made up of the Ox, Snake and Rooster. These signs are all dutiful and strive with unwavering determination to reach their goals. These are the most intellectual signs of the cycle who are slow and steady with their movements, and prefer to work and act independently. 2017 should bode exceptionally well for these signs as they have the highest affinity to the Rooster.

Conflict for the Rooster:

Those born under the sign of the Rabbit will be likely to have conflicts with the Rooster. In the circle of conflict, the Rooster and the Rabbit are on opposite sides, 180 degrees apart. The Rooster's direction is west while the Rabbit's is east. The Rooster is metal fixed and destructive to the fixed element of the Rabbit, wood. There will be different opinions and outlooks between the energy of the Rooster and that of the Rabbit.

The Remaining 9 Signs:

The remaining 9 signs are compatible with the Rooster to varying degrees. Here how it shakes out:

Rat: It is likely communication will be challenging for the Rat this year. Patience will be tested and a constant picky and petty energy will take hold. This will make it very difficult for the Rat to create anything lasting especially when it comes to relationships. It is best for the Rat to stick with what works and with those they feel compatible with.

Tiger: There is an underlying attraction between the Tiger and the Rooster in a way that can be volatile. They both enjoy heated debates and will not back down until they get their point across. There is strong competition between these two archetypes. The Tiger can't stand how the rooster blows things out of proportion. Patience is key for the Tiger this year!

Dragon: These two find an attraction towards each other but for different reasons. The Dragon is interested in how the Rooster is so exacting and competent while the Rooster is attracted to the Dragon's enthusiasm. The key for the Dragon this year is to tame their ego and keep an open mind.

Horse: The Horse and the Rooster both like adventure and this is where the attraction comes in. However, the way these two handle challenges is a another story. This year the Rooster moves towards detailed research and acquiring lots of information when delving into something new. The Horse would rather wing it. Guess what Horses; you need to roll up your sleeves and put in the time and research if you want things to go your way this year.

Sheep: This is a vulnerable relationship at best. The Rooster wants rules and the Sheep doesn't like the constraints of rules. The key for the Sheep this year is to set measurable guidelines that are workable but not smothering. Furthermore, it is important the Sheep place themselves in situations where compliments are readily available. This means you need to do your due diligence and all will work out.

Monkey: The Monkey is easily bored with short attention spans. This doesn't bode well in the year of the Rooster when attention to detail is required. The best way for the Monkey to manage in the year of the Rooster is to set up short tasks just long enough to hold their attention, yet finish the job. If that means to break down a job into several small jobs, then so be it.

Rooster: This year bodes well for the Rooster as long as they manage important decisions or business dealings with the opposite sex. Male Roosters like to have all the attention and not willing to share it. It's not to say they will not work things through, but not without an all out battle.

Dog: This year can be a bit worrisome for the Dog. It is difficult for the Dog to understand the Rooster's propensity for being controversial. The key for the Dog this year is also patience. As long as you stick with things that are legitimate, and you trust your intuition, all will be well.  

Pig: No problem this year with the Rooster's energy, as you could care less. You'll hear what you want to hear and then make your own choices. The advantage point Pigs have this year is they are able to put up with the back ground noise the Rooster can create and just go with it.

*Note: Feel free to find your year animal on any online website for Chinese Astrology. Just plug in the year you were born and find out your animal!




Feng Shui Flying Star Interest:




There are a few points to make note of concerning the feng shui aspects for 2017. Here they are:




Beneficial Points:

East - Money! This is the money star location for 2017. This star invites activity, earth, fire and moving water. HOWEVER, I can't stress enough how a personal chart reading is essential on how to handle this star, as every home has a different chart configuration.

Southeast - Vision, goals, PR, assets and soul's mission. All a boost for this year and being fueled by the direction wood chi. More wood  or adding water is a plus but again interacting stars could change this dynamic based on your house chart. This star is excellent for working projects that will progress to financial success. It also indicates any real estate holdings or stocks can appreciate this year. Eldest daughter bodes very well in success this year but also can be drained by the fire 9 star. Adding water will help to support the xun daughter location and stave off draining fire. In addition, eldest daughter can become pregnant, as this star is a fueling light for pregnancy.

North - Fantastic luck for international business, mentors and influential males. Get your networking shoes on and hit the pavement with this star located in the career sector. Earth is a plus in this direction from a general chart reading perspective.

Center - Career advancement and life path direction. This is a power star in the center but loses energy to earth. Metal or moving water bodes well here but again based on a general reading and not your personal home aspects. If you are in the landscaping, real estate or gemology business you should see growth and transformation.


Tough Energy Spots:

South - This is the calamity star so we may see more fires and earthquakes in 2017 along with cardiac complaints or eye issues. Strong metal sound vibration is your best bet with this negative energy. Water will also bode well to ease the fire, especially if this direction is your kitchen or furnace room. In addition, try to keep this area quiet as the sector (south/fire), creates the nasty 5 earth chi along with the fire stem energy for 2017.

Southwest - There is a cutting energy here for female. Gossip can result in lost position at work. Problems with mouth and skin can also occur along with robbery via online activity. Since this star is extremely cutting you can have a cutting injury or be bitten by an animal. Virtual water is a nice remedy from a generalized approach, not personal.


West - Anger, legal issue and overall confrontations. Watch feet as well due to metal direction cutting wood or feet. Look over any contracts this year with a keen eye, as this star can stir up legal action. Virtual water and fire bodes well for a general analysis.

Northwest - Trouble visits this portent with annoying setbacks financially and health challenges that can leave you feeling drained. The metal direction luckily drains this negative star. Adding more metal helps to offset this annoying energy.

*Note: Literature and writing is strong in the northeast this year and requires meditation to reach your literary goals. Add fire to connect the energy of earth to the wood quality of literature!


Grand Duke & 3 Killings Positions 2017:
In 2017 the Fire Rooster presents with the Grand Duke Jupiter or Tai Sui in the direction of West (specifically the 2nd mountain or between the degrees of 262.5° - 277.5°).  It is important not to face or sleep with your head pointed to the west second mountain (262.5 – 277.5 degrees) for the year (2017). Furthermore, try not to disturb this area with renovations, construction or landscaping.
The 3 killings are represented by the trinity formed by the Rooster for 2017 and correspond to the Rooster – Snake – Ox. This represents a metal trine or the direction of West. Opposite of West is East, or where the 3 killings are represented. The exact degrees however do run a full 90 degrees or from 52.5 degrees NE (Tiger) – 127.5 degrees (Dragon) SE passing right through the Rabbit (East). That’s is because the three San Sha mountains associated with the three killings are the Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon. It is best not to renovate or upset this area (including the entire east section) in 2017.

 Physical Activities:
With the yin fire stem leading this year, it bodes well to practice earth activities such as:
  • Gardening
  • Meditation
  • Qigong
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
*Note: If yoga is your preference, as it is mine, move towards yin style practice this year. If you prefer vinyasa style classes, aim to participate in those moving at a slower pace with longer holds in poses. This bodes well with the smoldering fire stem (yin). You'll build plenty of heat holding your poses for a longer duration of time and ignite the fire (agni) within.
Remember, shoulders have a double hit this year so be mindful of your shoulders in all poses especially chaturanga!

Happy 2017!
Mary Jane Kasliner


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