Are you expecting a baby in 2017? Babies born between January 28, 2017 to February 15, 2018 will be born the Year of the Fire Rooster.
When a Rooster sign is mixed with the Fire Element, you can expect a confident and possibly outspoken child on your hands. Don’t try to control this child, as they are likely to grow to enjoy an independent nature, and prefer to do things their own way. Telling them what to do may be met with resistance. Instead, look to make suggestions and gently guide them to make decisions to steer themselves in the right direction.
If you are expecting to sleep in at all, that likely won’t happen any time soon. Just like the rooster, your bub is also likely to be alert and awake from early hours. Their alert nature may mean they are full of energy at times when you would rather be snug in bed. In fact sometimes they just won’t sit still! If you see your little Rooster running around, think about involving them in sports or the take them outdoors where they can use some of that energy.
Because your Rooster can’t sit still, you may be concerned about their lack of attention – but don’t worry! Your little Rooster can be quite determined when they put their mind to something. If they find something they are passionate about, they like to want to be the best and stand out. So give your Rooster a project to work on, and this might just keep them occupied for hours; working hard to finish it and do it to the best of their ability. Be careful of pushing your Rooster to do something they don’t want to do however, as this might just cause them to fire up and walk away from the task completely.
Roosters usually love to stand out, so expect a bit of vanity and ego here. When it comes to their appearance, your little one will likely take pride in how they look and enjoy praise and positive attention. They might also love shopping for fine and beautiful things; not just to adorn themselves and their surroundings, but also as a symbol of their hard work and successes.
Your little Rooster is probably also going to make a great conversationalist. Roosters usually enjoy talking and socialising, and have enough confidence to make conversation or friends wherever they may be. They may sometimes be blunt in their conversations, but they do this with honesty and truth in mind. If anyone is offended by what they have to say, the saving grace is that they are likely to ooze charisma, and win over the crowd anyway.
Eleni Fegan is the founder and Managing Editor of DearBub Blog and Magazine which began from a personal journey of research and healing. Her motivation for DearBub is beautifully summarised in her Editor’s Letter: “I realised that there is beauty to giving voice to our experiences, and raising an awareness that we are not alone in them. I realised the immense power that ‘sharing’ had in transforming our sense of self and being through creating connection”.