January 28th marks the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year falls on the first new moon of the year, and follows the Lunar calendar. Each year, we transition into one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals. In addition to the animal, one of the five Feng Shui elements is present (either earth, metal, fire, water, or wood). This year, it is the Year of the Fire Rooster.
Last year’s Year of the Fire Monkey was a time of impulsive changes and surprises. This year, while we are still in a fire element, the focus of energy is a bit tamer. Monkey tend to focus their energy on their own self-interests, while Rooster is rooted to responsibility and community. It is a time of coming together and change. It is about standing your ground and being assertive when needed. I predict a lot more political movements in the year of the Rooster, as this energy tends to be progressive. Add that to the fire element, and you have a year of motivation, passion, and expression.
Stones for the Year of the Fire Rooster
Connects to the element of fire. Brings confidence and positive life choices. Ignites passion and action.
In Chinese lore, Jade is a stone of good fortune and new beginnings, helpings us grow. It connects to our heart chakra, bringing balance and tranquility to the emotions.
Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings. It connects to the lunar cycle and relates to the new moon which marks the new year.
A protective “stone”, Jet removes negative energies from the aura. Another stone of new ventures, Jet brings good fortune, success, and stability.