What are the typical characteristics of a Rooster child?
"Roosters are generally known to be creative people, and this creativity can be expressed in different forms. Chances are, your child is also hardworking, and he is obsessed with work," says astrologer Joey Yap.
"Now, because 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster, you can expect your child to be better in the field of business, and that's how he will express his creativity. He will be good at coming up with business ideas and plans."
"And that's why people in the olden days predicted that those born in the Year of the Fire Rooster would be wealthy, because they're hardworking and knowledgeable in business. In terms of weaknesses, however, they tend to be blunt and sharp when they speak."
Is it true that those born after the first day of Chinese New Year may not be Roosters?
"That's right. The Year of the Rooster officially begins on Feb 3, 2017, at about 11.30pm, and ends on Feb 3, 2018."
"Most people think that it follows the lunar calendar which we use to celebrate Chinese New Year but, in the study of fengshui, we actually follow the solar calendar."
When is the most auspicious date to give birth?
"There is no such thing as the "most auspicious" date. It's all about the experience and education you provide for your child, which determine if he will grow up to be successful."
"As parents, we look at the characteristics a kid has and from there on, provide the correct education and experience to help "awaken" his talent. You can't expect to simply choose a date to give birth, then sit back and watch your young one grow up to be the next Bill Gates, can you?"
Can I make my child luckier?
"People expect an astrologer to mention lucky colours or numbers but, once again, there's no such thing. Colours don't impact a person's luck, their choices do. This means that it all boils down to education and experience."
"If you now know that Junior will be creative, especially in the area of business, you may want to educate him in that field. Let him intern or learn from businessmen, and have him train under such people. That's how you help him become "lucky"."
What else should I be mindful of?
"As mentioned previously, Roosters tend to be blunt and sharp when they speak. It's important they don't say the wrong things at the wrong time when doing business, so make sure you teach him people skills. Teach him how to work well and communicate with others."
How can I enhance the fengshui of his room?
"There are certain external elements that influence the frequency of our minds. Based on the year, date and hour of birth, we have certain locations and directions where we resonate better. It's a little like having your own Wi-Fi channel."
"Good directions for those born in the Year of the Rooster are the south-east, east, south and north. If you place your kid's study desk facing these directions, his mind will beat at the correct frequency, and this helps enhance his learning and makes it easier."
"Personally, I believe that you should focus on the parents first, because parents are the ones who impart their knowledge to their children. As parents, sit in the northeast sector to educate yourself, so that you can pass on that knowledge to your child."
Will I get along with my little Rooster?
"In terms of compatibility, those born in the Year of the Rooster would work well with those born in the Year of the Ox and Snake."
"On the other hand, if you have the water element in your birth chart, chances are you won't be compatible with your kid. But don't fret, because you can still be a good parent."
"You can still provide him with good experiences and be a good influence in his life. Even though you may not be compatible with Junior, you can certainly inspire and guide him in the right direction."
How can I boost my luck conceiving?
"We are not experts on fertility, so my advice would be to find a good doctor. People assume that fengshui can help you conceive, but that's not true. Fengshui can help you respond to the medication better, which increases your chances of getting pregnant."
"That being said, there are two sectors that can help. The south-east and north east areas can help provide the right positive energy, and this helps you relax and respond to medication better, helping to improve your chances of conceiving."
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