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The year of the Green Rooster: tips for a successful celebration

According to the Eastern Zodiac the upcoming year of 2005 will be the year of the Rooster; the year of Green Wooden Rooster to be exact.

Everyone is probably aware of the fact that green is the color of hope and spring. So in order to attract the love of your life and loads of money in the year to come, one must wear something green, advises astrologer Valery Ledovsky.

Green is also the color of youth. In China, this color is regarded as the color of the young generation. The following year will be exceptionally good for the application of scientific achievements to production. The year 2005 will also be a great period for creative works; great time for the emergence of new talents.

As far as its substance [i.e. wood] is concerned, it symbolizes family. Family values will be essential; they will constitute an integral part of everyone’s life in the year to come, notes the astrologer. Practicality, business attitude and diligence will be valued the most next year. Those who pay attention to even the slightest details will achieve remarkable heights in the upcoming year.

Rooster is a very fertile bird. Therefore, the upcoming year 2005 prophesizes to be just as such. You can expect a pleasant addition to your household. In case you are still single, this will be the best time to find the love of your life and form a family of your own, writes Valery Ledovsky. There will be an abundance of romantic dates in the upcoming year of the Rooster.

Roosters are also very peaceful birds. They guard their owners. In fact, it is a common misconception that roosters are cocky. They are only cocky for a reason.

Those born in the year of the rooster tend to be very reliable; they make their relatives and/or loved ones feel at ease when they are with them. Despite their powerful sex drive, Roosters are good family men.

Roosters are also communal birds. That is why 2005 promises to be a lucky one for joint ventures, notes the astrologer. He suggests signing as many business contracts as possible and form new partnerships in the upcoming year. Your circle of friends will definitely expand next year. However, no matter the business, family interests should always come first!

What should one wear/cook for the New Year?
Roosters are not extremely picky when it comes to food. Simple grain will do. The astrologer suggests cooking beans and oats among other dishes as well as sprinkling the table with some seeds.

Try to refrain from consuming meat on this occasion. It is absolutely forbidden to eat chicken or turkey for New Year’s. Otherwise, you will insult the Rooster. Overall, the food should be relatively light.

As for the outfit, it should definitely be green! One can also dress in rainbow colors, to imitate Rooster’s colorful tale. Fabric must be 100% natural. Feel free to play with your hairstyle.

It is recommended to celebrate New Year's with family, relatives and close friends. You will offend the Rooster if you chose to abandon the family comfort and celebrate the holiday at some night club. It would also be better to celebrate the holiday in your home country. Also, do not forget to raise several toasts for family, parents and children. And the last advice: you should say “cock-a-doodle-doo” several times for luck.

Valery Ledovsky also notes that the official year of the Rooster will begin only on February 9th, 2005 at 1:30 am MSK. Remember this date and don't forget to raise a toast and cheer once more!

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