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2005 Chinese New Year of Green Wood Chicken

Year 2005 is a Chinese Green Wooden Chicken Year. Why did the Chinese name the year 2005 as the Green Chicken Year? Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yin-Yang Wood,Fire,Earth,Metal,Water> Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names.

The Branch sequence order is Rat,Cow,Tiger,Rabbit,Dragon,Snake,Horse,Sheep,Monkey,Hen,Dog,Hog> Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin with WoodenRatMale WoodMouseWooden Rat and end with Water Pig WaterPigWater Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year's page. From Year 1924 to 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2005 is Male Wooden Chicken Wooden, the 22nd of the Stem-Branch in the system. Because Wood (Tree) is equivalent to color Green in the Five-Element system, Year 2005 is also called Green Chicken year.

2004 was the Green Monkey year. Monkey is in the Metal group. So 2004 was a Metal year. 2005 is the Green Chicken year. Chicken is in the Metal group, too. So 2005 is a Metal year again. This means 2005 is the continuation of previous Metal cycle. Most of people should have about the same luck in 2005 as in 2004. If you have unfinished business in 2004, then you need to continue to deal with it during 2005.

Chinese New Year 2005

The Chinese New Year day is on February 9th, 2005. Because this is a new moon day, it is the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The new moon time is at 06:28 on 9-Feb-05 in China time zone. However, the new moon time is at 14:28 of 8-Feb-05 in the US Pacific Standard Time and also at 17:28 of 8-Feb-05 in the US Eastern Standard Time, so the Chinese New Year day is on February 8th, 2005 for USA time zones.

In China, the first day of the Green Chicken Year is February 4th, 2005 in the Fortune-Telling Calendar system, because February 4th, 2005 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of a year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.

In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called "Start of Spring", which is when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China time zone, the time of Start of Spring is at 02-04 01:42. So the first day of the Green Chicken year 2005 is on 04-Feb-05. For USA, the time of Start of Spring is on 02-03 at 09:42 PST and 02-03 at 12:42 EST, therefore we can say that the first day of the Chinese Green Chicken year is February 3rd, 2005 in USA time zones.

The Year 2005 (Green Chicken) is the 4702nd Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4702nd year on February 4th, 2005. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Green Chicken is the 22nd Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4702 = (60 *78) + 22, therefore this Green Chicken Year is the 4702nd Chinese Year.

Some web sites say the year 2005 is the 4703rd Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you. The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year. So the first winter solstice was on around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st means nothing to Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2005 is the 4703rd Chinese year.


The major elements in the Green Chicken are Wood and Metal. According to the Five Element Relationship, we know there is a conflict between Wood and Metal. So the disputes and arguments are there for many people in 2005. Actually, the most of conflicts came from the events in 2004. Any unfinished good or bad business from 2004 will continue to occur in 2005.

The 2004 Green Monkey contains Wood, Metal and Water. Water can diminish the conflict between Wood and Metal. There is no Water in 2005. So the disagreement between Wood and Metal will last longer and stronger.

The prediction for people luck in this web site is using the Five Elements, not the yearly animal sign you were born. So you need to know your Lucky Element before finding out your fortune in 2005.

Basically, your luck will be about the same as 2004. Wood and Metal in 2005 are opposite elements. Many people should have good and bad luck during 2005. If Wood represents money to you, then your money luck in 2005 is "money comes, then money goes". If Metal represents your money, then "money goes, then money comes" is your money luck in 2005.

If your lucky element is Metal, you should have better luck than others. Especially, if you have a Male Metal in your birth chart or Major 10-year cycles, this 2005 should be one of the best years in your life.

Love and Marriage

Chicken is one of a romantic star in Chinese astrology. People born in years of Rat, Dragon, Monkey will desire the love from opposite sex. People born in years of Rabbit and Horse have more opportunity to meet and close the opposite sex, too.

If your Day Master in the birth chart is the Male Metal , then you have a good marriage luck in 2005, specially if you are a male. This is because Male Metal   and Female Wood Wooden have the attraction relationship, which is similar with people's love relationship.

You can check your love and marriage luck in 2005 from Angel love Match reports.

What Will Happen To You? Any Money Luck?

It's required many steps to foresee your 2005 fortune from our web site. To make it easy for you, we create a Free Daily Chinese Astrology for you. When 2005 comes, then you can see the Chinese Astrology prediction for your daily, monthly and yearly cycles. Our Chinese Astrology focuses on your Money, Career and Fame.

You are welcome to visit our site daily. We recommend that you come to check your monthly fortune every month.

Feng Shui 2005

Find the special relationships between year 2005 and the houses is from Feng Shui Flying Stars page. More detailed information in the Farmer Calendar CD.

The Period 8 of Feng Shui Flying Stars begins from 2004 to 2023.

May joy, happiness, wealth and health come to you
throughout the Year of the Green Chicken!

The Cycle of Sow and Reap When things go wrong, you must know the astrology cycle and prepare for the next lucky days.

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By Master Allen Tsai on November 11, 2021

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