Happy Chinese New Year!

Welcome friends and colleagues to the Year of the Rooster! The Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, falling in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005. As 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, according to the Chinese lunar calendar and they’re known for being trustworthy with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. All Roosters are said to be attentive and funny, with a zest for living socially as the center of attention. Those born under the sign of the rooster are said to be loyal and devoted friends and co-workers, which is a welcome change after the last year’s monkey mischief. Rooster years bring fresh challenges which inspire practical solutions and a quick wit.

This year of the Rooster will have two springs, as the lunar new year of 2017 starts on January 28th and ends on February 15th, the solar calendar begins on February 3rd, which we hope bodes well for the 384 days in this Rooster calendar. This year of the Rooster is said to be a powerful one, with no choice but to move forward. Clear intentions, honesty and effort are the paths to ensure success this year while making sure to avoid risky ventures. All people, regardless of their birth can find great success in a Rooster year by honing their Rooster traits. Stay loyal, work hard and endeavor to persevere throughout 2017.

We at Nelson are thrilled for the new challenges and excitement that comes from a fresh new year! You can find your Chinese Zodiac here, and we leave you with this Year of the Rooster poem, reminding everyone that it’s going to be a year of strong preparation and hard work.

I am alert
Ready to take action
The first on the scene
The last to leave
I take chances
But I am precise
I know where things belong
I am orderly and fastidious
Nothing escapes me
I am always prepared
I never give up or in