The twelve Animal Signs
Her physical background
Physically as well as psychologically, the Rooster woman appears to be a person of extremes. Rare are those natives of the sign who confine themselves near the average of people. The Rooster female may be exceedingly beautiful - hers is the kind of breathtaking beauty for which men bankrupt or kill themselves. Or on the contrary she may be quite ugly, but her ugliness has its own particular charm and could serve as a good means of seduction.
Few women would possess as much magnetism as the Rooster female. Everywhere she goes her presence is immediately and strongly felt by those around her; people simply could not remain indifferent to her. She seems to have strange powers, a literally bewitching side to her nature, a mysterious air - in sum, something that attracts and disturbs at the same time. But she may or may not be aware of her disquieting aura.
Her body is meandering, undulating, so to speak - the body of a snake. In general she remains slender far into old age and could overeat without running the risk of obesity. She has long, nervous, and dry hands, with somewhat clawlike fingers. She likes growing long fingernails, which she often paints in deep red. With such characteristics she could fit in with the typical representation of witches, which enhances people's impression that she has magic power.
Unlike the male half of the sign, who has a somewhat square face, hers resembles an inverted triangle, with a pointed chin and wide-apart cheekbones. She has slanting, elongated eyes which recall those of a serpent; there is something in these eyes that reflects formidable hidden strength and pitiless perspicacity. It would be impossible not to notice her deep, husky, and distinctively sexy voice. As a rule she is a redhead, like sorceresses who were burned alive in the Middle Ages - even the Chinese native has somewhat auburn hair!
It may be excessive to say the Rooster female has a strong physical constitution. However, her powers of resistance are unquestionably unbeatable: Even when suffering from countless ills she can still hold on as if they simply did not exist. She may spin for months and years on end without having to spend a day in bed. She seems to owe her extraordinary stamina to an inexhaustible source of energy buried deep in her. Unfortunately, this same source of energy appears to account for a number of disorders and pathological predispositions to which this woman is liable because it is too strong for her organism to bear.
Among the health troubles most likely to affect her are those directly related to her sexuality - painful menses, hemorrhages in her generative apparatus, vaginitis or the inflammation of her other feminine organs, ovarian cysts, mastitis, and the like. Sterility and miscarriages may belong to this group. She is also prone to frigidity or nymphomania, or even to both at the same time. In any case there are clear indications that a hormonal imbalance is at the root of these disorders of hers.
It is equally clear that there exists in her a self-destructive drive that functions contrary to all good sense and logic. It induces her to feel an irresistible fascination for danger and death. Almost in spite of herself she often imagines or dreams of extremely perilous situations which she would have to cope with. She unconsciously but no less systematically looks for occasions whereby her own security
may be in jeopardy. Self-punishment under various forms constitutes
one of her inveterate habits. Her obscure, relentless struggle against this all-powerful drive must naturally give rise to intense internal conflicts which express themselves physically in the guise of numerous illnesses.
It follows that many of her troubles, such as her chronic headache, cannot be cured by a purely allopathic treatment. A neuropsychiatrist or psychoanalyst would have more chance to succeed here because they can help their patient bring her anxiety and aggressivity to a conscious level. Homeopathy and acupuncture may be helpful insofar as these disciplines are apt to relieve nervous tension without provoking undesirable side effects. In any case the native does need
regular medical surveillance, especially during the long period extending from her adolescence to her menopause.
She must at all costs seek to preserve her nervous equilibrium and peace of mind by exorcising her self-destructive urge if she wants to shelter herself from illnesses, accidents, or sentimental disasters.
There are preventive measures to be taken. For instance, she needs to avoid vampirish people, anxious persons, and all those with suicidal tendencies; her contacts with such individuals could only strengthen or awaken her most negative inclinations. She should also refrain from occult experiences, drugs, alcohol, and in general anything that may cause a breach in her psychological self-defense system.
It is equally important for her to take positive measures. The Rooster woman must imperatively find out a way to constructively or at least efficiently canalize her fear and aggressivity. For want of anything better she can let off steam in a harmless manner. But the best solution would be to devote herself body and soul to an exaltingly humanitarian cause: Here the opportunities are unlimited, and the satisfactions infinite.
She can eat all kinds of foods, with emphasis put on eggs and sesame, which are rich in lecithin, a substance most beneficial to nervous tissues. She often complains of her "obesity" whereas most women would wish to have her fine figure; her complaint is only aimed, unconsciously of course, at justifying her tendency to keep to a severe diet, that is, to resort to self-punishment in a disguised form.
The advice given to her male counterpart concerning physical exertion is equally valid for her. She would find her interest in doing as much muscular exercise as possible.