Chinese Astrology – July 2017

When the fire-goat meets the fire-rooster

The season of summer is being wrapped up now preparing the world for the next time of the year.

On 06 July 2017, 21:49h GMT the fire-horse retires and makes room for the fire-goat.

The goat is a gentle and mild-mannered creature, shy, stable, amicable, and brimming with good-nature and a strong sense of justice.
Although she looks gentle on the surface she can be quite tough on the inside. She has a strong inner resilience and is very capable of standing up for herself which can easily be seen when she insists on her own point of view.

We know the goat as creative and imaginative appreciating the finer things in life. With this attitude she cherishes a relaxed environment in which she can live ideally free of any sort of pressure. She utterly dislikes any kind of quarrels or situations she classifies as ‘unpleasant’ and hates to be bound by rigid schedules or strict routines.

With her relaxed approach to life the goat cannot disguise the fact that she is quite a perfectionist. Whatever she is working on she always gives her very best disregarding the fact that often less is more.
Although she loves company she does not necessarily insist on being the center of attention. She appears rather quiet, most of the time lost thoughts and ideas how to change things for the better.


The fire-goat can get herself lost in her creative thoughts easily ignoring matters that are not to her liking. As she is very generous towards others often there is not much left for herself. The fire-goat is best advised to exercise more caution in these matters. Caring for oneself has nothing to do with being selfish. She is a very lively person who enjoys the company of many friends. She loves attending parties and social events.


This month we all should concentrate on our relationships with the members of our families and our friends. Giving and taking is what the goat and rooster want to see from us. Following to the motto ‘together we are strong’ much can be accomplished. If we remain true to ourselves, reach out for our aims and use our skills wisely we will be able to enjoy great results while strengthening our own positions.

How does the constellation of rooster and goat affect the signs of the zodiac?

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
A beneficial month lies ahead, things can be accomplished according to plan. New opportunities arise and can be used favorably. It is nice to see how well creative and artistic energies can be used to reach goals.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
This month will not be boring, the activities of others will stir you up. It is a good time to plan ahead behind closed doors. Involve only those you absolutely trust. Be patient and wait until next month before you put your secret ideas into action.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017):
The best way to spend this month is by relaxing, resting, and travelling. Stay out of trouble and mind your own business. One move in the wrong direction can result in a series of unfortunate events.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
Inner balance pays, extreme attitudes doe not pay. If you think of relaxing and vacationing, pleasant social events or improvements in your home, the goat will assist you in that. If you want to take a fretful and pessimistic view on your life, the goat will be of assistance as well. Even ruining your financial situation will be supported. You have the choice.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
It is a good month to solidify plans and visions. Don’t be surprised if you see a breakthrough in your business or your career. Even taking up new studies can be beneficial. Expect a pleasant month of romance, good finances and good fortune.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
Life will become more easy but definitely not boring. Time to relax and recover from the challenges you had to face last month. Recognize new opportunities when they present themselves, seize them and take advantage of them. Some may even turn out quite profitable.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
This will not be your best month this year, not everything will be working according to plan. Being the official opponent of the month’s ruler can have it’s pitfalls. Keep a low profile, play it cool and be patient. Better times are there to come.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
Concentrate your attention on family and friends. They might bring you lots of opportunities. The goat helps you to relax and to have pleasant experiences when travelling. Before acting take all possibilities into consideration and chose your options wisely. Don’t rush things.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
Enjoy reaping a rich harvest. Your hard work will be recognized and rewarded. Be patient and calm, everything is coming your way or is working in your favor. Just make sure you know what you want.

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
You have seen better months, you also have seen worse months. Things may not run as smoothly as you want them to run. It helps to avoid confrontations. Watch out and stay clear of those who are known to create chaos. Self-discipline and noble deeds will pay off.

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
This month it is easy to overdo things. This month it is wise not to overdo things. Making new friends can be beneficial. But be careful or others will take advantage of you. The sunny side of the street is the more profitable side.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
Expect a calm and easy month, your good friend, the goat, will see to it. You have very good chances to complete successfully what you have begun a long time ago. The more generous you are to others the more it is beneficial for you.

No month would be complete without them, those days on which we are no to do important things.

As far as the beginning of short-ranged projects is concerned we should leave out 13 July 2017, 25 July 2017 and 06 August 2017. Long-ranged projects should not be started on 15 July 2017 and 27 July 2017.

Again we have another 2 days that are not suited for anything of importance: 08 July 2017 and 10 July 2017. However . . . it is not forbidden to have fun.

May giving and taking be in balance, may we all see great results in all our endeavours.

Bodo Trieb is a german numerologist, Chinese Astrologer and Feng Shui Consultant.

He offers One-to-One Consultations in the area of Europe. He has already published a book and his clients value his accuracy in his consultations as well as the clarity he provides in his work.
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(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calendar. With a satisfying accuracy we can say that all years start on 04 February. This means that e.g. a person born on 31 January 1983 is born in the year of the dog as the year of the pig starts on 04 February 1983. In consultations I certainly work with the exact dates and times.