2017 Lucky Charms

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology | 1 comment

aventurine-rooster-ox-snake-zodiac-allies-hanging1-500x500We are three weeks into Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year, and I’ve received questions about lucky charms so I’m sharing the info in this post.

A popular charm is a Rooster (or Bird) with best friends Snake and Ox. These three signs together make a yin harmony trine of animals.

Charms can be worn as jewelry, attached to a handbag, worn in your pocket, or placed in your clothing or wallet.


Phoenix correlates to Virgo, Snake to Taurus, and Ox to Capricorn just like an Earth trine in western astrology.

The yin harmony trine grouping of Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig correlate to Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

The yang harmony trine grouping of Tiger, Horse, and Dog correlate to Air signs Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra.

The yang harmony trine grouping of Monkey, Rat, and Dragon correlate to Fire signs Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries.

For more information and details about relationship compatibility, see pages 36 through 43 of my book Taoist Astrology.

dragon-charmYOUR ALLY

Another type of charm is to wear the animal sign who is Phoenix’s one close ally outside the harmony trine. Phoenix’s ally is Dragon. Phoenix and Dragon together are a symbol of marriage and harmony in relationship. Dragon is very compatible with Phoenix, just like Phoenix’s buddies Snake and Ox. Therefore, the Dragon ally harmony charm is the very fortunate this year.

Rat’s ally is Ox.
Ox’s ally is Rat.
Tiger’s ally is Pig.
Rabbit’s ally is Dog.
Dragon’s ally is Phoenix.
Snake’s ally is Monkey.
Horse’s ally is Sheep.
Sheep’s ally is Horse.
Monkey’s ally is Snake.
Phoenix’s ally is Dragon.
Dog’s ally is Rabbit.
Pig’s ally is Tiger.

But if you are born in the year, month, day or hour of the Dog (especially year), then Dragon is not fortunate for you because Dragon is opposite Dog. Oppositions are Rat with Horse, Ox with Sheep, Tiger with Monkey, Rabbit with Phoenix, Dragon with Dog, and Snake with Pig.

strong-dragonA Dragon charm is lucky for you if you love Dragons, were born in Dragon year, month, day, or hour, or if Dragon is a favored animal. And if you do not have Dog in your chart because Dragon is opposite Dog.

Personally, I won’t carry a Dragon charm this year because Dragon is so very powerful a sign. As a Sheep with Rabbit month and Pig day, this is a bit too strong for my gentle energy. And my best friend is my sister who was born in Dog year so I do not want to have a Dragon around her.

Note that the Chinese Dragon is very dynamic and magical, and is a symbol of the Emperor — nothing like the evil Dragon in western interpretations such as St. George slaying the Dragon. So use a Chinese Dragon, not a western one.

dragon-phoenixKnow that you can have luck this year without wearing or carrying any charms. A tidy work station can advance your career as much as the finest jade Dragon charm on your desk. A clean bedroom can strengthen your relationship as much as carrying a Phoenix and Dragon charm in your handbag.

So to enhance your luck, keep your home and workplace clean and very tidy. Then during stressful times in this Fire Phoenix year, it will be easier to stay balanced and not become overwhelmed. If you want to add a charm, then chose carefully the most fortunate charm for you.

Wishing you good luck and rebirth in this Fire Phoenix year,


One Comment

  1. Where can I purchase the Phoenix harmony trine?

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