To conclude our series on the dark (and perhaps more realistic) side of the Vietnamese horoscope for the Year of the Rooster we have included below the answers to the questions on everyone’s lips … ‘But, what will happen to me? What’s in store for my sign?’
So here it is. The personal forecasts you’ve been waiting for. Not just what may happen to you but a few tips on how to enhance your fortune or mitigate your ill-fortune as well. For some there are opportunities, for others it’s a survival guide.
Beware, as this horoscope pulls no punches, it may not be what you want to hear. It’s not pretty. And remember, read it all, not just your bit. You’ll need to know who’s who around you and what they’re up to if you want to come out on top (or survive the year at all).
For more on the dark side of each sign in general terms see Vietnamese Zodiac: The Dark Side.
The Vietnamese Horoscope Forecast for Year of the Rooster – The Dark Side
Rooster – the self-righteous one (1957; 1969; 1981; 1993; 2005; 2017)
Play it safe and don’t initiate major changes and keep your head down. Sell your shares and convert them to government bonds and, as for your love life, try not to have one.
In your career, don’t rock any boats and put your ambitions on hold.
Best not to get out of bed, you’ll feel sick half the time anyway. And stop looking in the mirror, it won’t help a thing. Team up with Buffaloes, Dragons and Snakes. Avoid Cats. These self-interested pieces of work are no good for anyone anyway.
Dog – the faithful one (1958; 1970; 1982; 1994; 2006; 2018)
You could even become president – Donald Trump did it (he’s a Dog), so anything is possible. So too did George Bush Jnr (another Dog), see what I mean? Not all Dogs will become President however but they will get to use their contacts to advance themselves. But as others are out to stab them in the back, as it is with Presidents, Dogs better make sure they get in first.
In love, infidelity looms large. Dogs can stray but they should know that these things rarely end well. Not that Dogs with their permanent shaky legs give a damn.
Health will be up the shit for Dogs, especially mentally, with phobias multiplying like bacteria in a petrie dish.
Dogs should take no prisoners and keep wearing red ties or socks. Team up with Tigers and Horses. Avoid Buffaloes, Dragons and Cats.
Pig – the optimistic one (1959; 1971; 1983; 1995; 2007; 2019)
If single, Pigs shouldn’t even bother to kick-start their love lives, that’ll just lead to an ocean of pain. If married, things will run relatively smoothly due to the complete lack of romantic interest by third parties.
Eat light plain food, the health problems of last year, while not as bad in 2016, are still hanging on. Or stuff yourself, as pigs are prone to do, and to hell with it.
Try and keep your ‘Panglossian’ optimism afloat, while things won’t be as bad as last year, you’ll need to remain delusional to keep going. Team up with Goats and Cats. Avoid Snakes and Monkeys.
Rat – the smart one (1948; 1960; 1972; 1984; 1996; 2008)
Rats should play it safe with money – no speculative investments in the Year of the Rooster.
In affairs of the heart, single Rats will have a field day but married Rats’ will be tempted again and again. Misery will likely follow.
Rats should beware, there are enemies around every corner because of past misdeeds and double dealings.
Rats will have major bleeding episodes at some stage of the year (maybe from assaults, accidents or surgery). This is payback for all the cunning, conniving and under-the-table dirty tricks they got up to during the more favorable astrological Years. A spiritual and literal bloodletting. It may help to donate blood often to reduce the risk of accidents and attacks from riled enemies. Team up with Dragons, Buffaloes and Monkeys. Avoid Cats, Horses and Goats.
Water Buffalo – the born leader (1949; 1961; 1973; 1985; 1997; 2009)
Water Buffaloes will make a lot of money and – as it is with the brainless buffalo – spend it just as quickly. Although, ponderous at work, fortune will smile on Buffaloes and promotions are likely, albeit undeserved. Vacant, unimaginative minds will be misinterpreted as calm and stable.
Regarding the opposite sex: get married while fortune smiles on you Buffalo, otherwise you might have to wait another 12 years until your close compatibility with the Rooster comes around again! Babies will follow quickly if you act now.
Even though Year of the Rooster is about as good as it gets for Buffaloes, they may still have bouts of depression. Poor little buffalo – keep sucking your valium and your serotonin kick-starters!
Make hay while the sun shines, it won’t get much better than Year of the Rooster for Buffaloes. After all, opportunities are few and far between for this sign. Team up with Snakes, Roosters and Rats. Avoid Horses, Goats, Dogs and Dragons. Alternatively, find a water hole or a bog and just wallow.
Tiger – the powerful one (1950; 1962; 1974; 1984; 1998; 2010)
The bad luck of Year of the Monkey (2016) is finally passed and in contrast the middling fortunes of Year of the Rooster will seem Heaven-sent. If Tigers knuckle down they’ll be fine but if they wander impulsively (without purpose as usual) they’ll struggle and so will those around them.
Tigers should rein in their spending and rebuild (fat chance of that!)
Career stars are better than average but avoid speculative moves and be calm but ruthless with competitors. Mostly they mean you harm. Strike first and strike decisively. If you take out some innocents along the way, ‘c’est la guerre!’
Love stars are very good but for many Tigers this will lead to messy affairs and broken hearts. Again, ‘c’est la guerre!’.
Tigers should keep their impulsive, peripatetic ways under wraps for a change and, if they learn to focus, they can dominate those around them and rule unchallenged. Team up with Horses, Dogs and Pigs. Avoid Snakes and Monkeys. Most importantly, be ruthless with rivals, don’t toy with them. Take them out (unless you’re a cub that should come naturally).
Cat – the flexible one (1951; 1963; 1975; 1987; 1999; 2011)
Thus Year of the Rooster will be a tough time for Cats in all fields. Cats need to put ambitions on hold and lie low. With a Dog in the White House it’s a double whammy and Cats and other potential migrants will be targeted globally (whether they have Green cards or not).
It’s a good time to get those wild mood swings under control and tighten defenses, otherwise not just Dogs and Roosters but Rats too will swoop without mercy. Spend a few months in a detox retreat run by Goats or Pigs far from the action if you can.
Broaden your awareness and eradicate your natural self indulgence. While the Dog has his day, batten down the hatches, you’ll need to. As comes naturally, sleep by day, and move by night. Team up with Goats and Pigs (God help you!) but avoid Rats, Roosters as well as Dogs like the plague.
Dragon – the holy one (1952; 1964; 1976; 1988; 2000; 2012)
Everything’s looking great for Dragons in the Year of the Rooster but then when isn’t it when you’re the golden sign. In business, in love and health, all is lined up beautifully. Dragons will make great deals in business and skin their competitors mercilessly or advance quickly in their companies if employed by others. Their health will be stable and home life content and harmonious. So, what’s the catch?
Already arrogant and tactless, Dragon’s will not realise that as the year progresses their friends will drop away, one by one, and their families will find their hubris insufferable. By year’s end, a lonely dark room stuffed with money awaits.
Key advice: Don’t worry about your friends dropping off. They’re a dime a dozen. Go for it! There’s nothing money can’t buy. Team up with Monkeys, Roosters and Rats. Avoid Cats, Dogs, other Dragons (there’s only room for one at the top) and Buffaloes.
Snake – the lucky one (1953; 1965; 1977; 1989; 2001; 2013)
Good fortune in love will dominate the Year of the Rooster, but while the opposite sex will fall for Snakes, they will do so in numbers, creating all sorts of difficulties. For singles, this may seem a paradise on Earth to start, but in a cruel twist of fate, when you finally sort out who you love most, their parents will hate you.
Bottom line, don’t get too close. For married Snakes it will be safest to stay home a lot, but on the other hand, what nacissistic Snake wants to play safe in affairs of the heart!
In matters of wealth, career and health, you’ll tread water at best.
It’s party time with the opposite sex, love ’em and leave ’em. Don’t get too attached. Otherwise keep a low profile: wear blue, black or green and avoid red and yellow. Team up with Buffaloes and Roosters. Avoid Tigers, Monkeys and Pigs.
Horse – the nomadic one (1954; 1966; 1978; 1990; 2002; 2014)
Year of the Rooster is potentially a great year for Horses if they can develop a bit of pluck in the face of adversity. It’s all there in the stars for wealth and career prospects but as Horses ascend, their natural skittishness will often lead to health problems under the pressure of hard work and the existential stress of choice.
Don’t waste time agonizing over what to wear. Get out there and boldly wear red and avoid black for Heaven’s sake! Red is your color for the year, parade in it proudly and get out of the closet.
There is great luck this year with the opposite sex but much of it will not turn out well. For marrieds, your obvious attraction to the opposite sex will leave tongues hanging out but all will be seen, even by the most credulous partners. Don’t be tempted, you’ll be exposed before you begin. Singles will end up in a painful tangle.
Traditionally Horses are one of the most gullible of the signs. They should get hold of a Tiger or a Dog partner to help them and protect them from sharks in the business world. As hard as it might be for Horses, Year of the Rooster is a time for work, not play.
Horses need to not gallop off at the first sign of trouble (yes, miracles can occur!) They also need to dig in and do the hard yards. Team up with Goats, Tigers and Dogs. Avoid Rats, Buffaloes and other Horses (both of you running away in different directions will be pointless).
Goat – the dreamy one (1955; 1967; 1979; 1991; 2003; 2015)
But other than that, the good and bad will more or less cancel each other out, leaving a mind-numbing tedium. Dress in red or yellow to help you get through it but drink beer, not champagne, and keep the costs down.
Life for teenagers living at home will be so boring their parents will consider moving out.
You will have better than average fortunes in your love life but it’ll be mostly with the wrong people (notably your friends’ spouses) in the end. Opportunities look exciting only to crumble when you get in close enough. This typifies your year.
Probably best to just stay at home in front of the TV and see the year out. Team up with Cats, Horses and Pigs. Avoid Buffaloes (there’s enough of a talent drain already!)
Monkey – the cheerful one (1956; 1968; 1980; 1992; 2004; 2016)
After the difficulties of 2016 (Year of the Monkey) Monkeys can finally get back into it with good stars in health, wealth and career. Look, it’s not going to be that brilliant a year but after last year, there is only one way, and that is up!
For singles new opportunities will arise and for marrieds, home life will be harmonious. This miracle will occur despite Monkeys’ natural inclination to jealously snoop and spy on their partners outside the bedroom while making little effort themselves, inside it.
On the career front, things will be stable unless Monkeys’ inherent impatience gets the upper hand and their constant chopping and changing leads not to just a new beginning, but the bottom rung of the ladder once again.
Stay put for a change and let the mostly benign stars do their thing. Team up with Rats and Dragons but make them think they’re in charge before you do a runner with the cash. Avoid Tigers and Pigs, especially in affairs of the heart. The former can’t be trusted and the latter will bore you to death.Back to previous page