Know Your Baby: What to Expect from Those Born in the Fire Rooster Year

If you are expecting a baby in the coming year, congratulations! Here’s a sneak preview of what your baby’s personality will be like based on fengshui principles, according to Master Goh Guan Leong of Way Fengshui Group.

The coming year, according to the Chinese, is the Year of the Fire Rooster and you would expect it to start on the 28 January 2017, which is the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar. This, however, is a common misconception and the Fire Rooster Year actually starts on 3 February 2017, which is the beginning of Spring, based on the Solar Calendar.

Gentle, Elegant & Determined: Personality Traits of the Rooster

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In general, those of the Rooster zodiac tend to be charming, cultured and share good relationships with the opposite sex. However, do not be fooled by their gentle and refined demeanour. On the inside, Roosters are determined, decisive and goal-oriented individuals.

Babies born in the Fire Rooster Year will turn out to be creative and self-confident people. However, these traits may lead to arrogance. Therefore, when working with others, Roosters should be tactful and open to different ideas in order to achieve desirable outcomes. The sky’s the limit for those born in 2017 if they adopt a humble attitude when interacting with others!

Academic Outlook: Stimulate Your Child’s Interest for Great Results

Those born in the Fire Rooster Year are creative individuals who see the world differently from others. Hence, they will excel in academic subjects that require creativity. As parents, you can consider developing your child’s innate talents in this area. Roosters also respond well to fun and interesting teaching methods as it will capture their attention.

Health Outlook

2017 is a year when Fire clashes with Metal. Generally speaking, babies born in 2017 are energetic yet stubborn people. Physically, their bodies are likely to be dry and warm. This is especially prominent for babies born on the 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th solar months.

A dry and warm body constitution may easily lead to hot flashes, irritability and late sleeping habits during their growing years. This will make it difficult for them to focus on their studies and in turn negatively impact their academic performance. However, as long as parents are able to take good care of their child’s health and immune system, it will not affect their studies.

Rooster babies also need to pay extra attention to the health of their digestive and respiratory systems.

Name selection: Use Water & Earth Elements Strokes

As it is a dry and arid year due to the clash of Fire and Metal, Water and Earth Elements are needed to alleviate this conflict. Hence, when selecting a name for their child, parents should consider choosing one with strokes that incorporate the Water and Earth Elements. For babies born in the first half of the Rooster Year, it is imperative that the Water Element be present in their child’s name.

Potential careers

Favourable careers: sales, marketing, business, finance management, investment, military

Unfavourable careers: administration, backroom jobs

General tips for raising a successful rooster baby

When raising the creative and academically-inclined Rooster child, parents need to be flexible and diverse in their discipline methods.

Some examples include:

  • Instilling the habit of sleeping early in your child to reduce build-up of heat.
  • Imparting healthy eating habits (partaking in cold drinks and consuming greasy, deep-fried foods in moderation).
  • Cultivating the habit of regular studying.
  • Allowing them to have regular exercise to expend excess energy
  • Teaching them the importance of being courteous and respectful towards others.

Remember, you can love your child without spoiling them. Spoiling them will weaken their naturally strong personality and characteristics. As the saying goes: “The first three years of caregiving determines a child’s lifelong social skills”. Thus, setting a good foundation is of utmost importance to their future success!


Click here to find out about the specific personalities of Fire Rooster babies based on the solar month they are born.

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