The Rooster is the tenth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Rooster became tenth.
The Rooster is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) yǒu (酉), and the hours 5–7 in the afternoon. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rooster is yin.
According to legends, roosters are able to protect against evil spirits. In ancient times, sworn brothers must swear to the heavens, then drip rooster blood into wine and drink it all.
Roosters are complex people who seem strong but, deep down, need validation from loved ones.
Recent years of the Rooster are: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although yǒu is associated with metal, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).
See the table below for the full details of each year.
Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.
|Year||Celestial Stem||Earthly Branch||Zodiac||Element||Yin Yang|
Roosters are serious in their work. They are straightforward and decisive in their actions. They’ll directly criticize what they see unfit and are perfectionists. They are logical and good at managing teams.
Family is a refuge and paradise for them. They wish for a large family—it means that there are more people to encourage and support them.
No matter how difficult something is, they won’t give up. But if someone is blocking their path, they will reveal their fierce side. They are terrifying if angered and get into arguments easily. Even if they lose, they’ll use various methods to convince others into their side.
Roosters really just need loved ones to validate them and encouragement to find themselves.
|Earth||1969, 2029||These Roosters are active. They love going on outings with friends. Patient and reliable, they gain trust easily. Everything is smooth in their career life. No efforts go to waste and they’ll gain satisfying results. However, they must be careful not to become too proud.|
|Metal||1921, 1981||These Roosters are very decisive and set off with a clear destination in mind. They think logically and are quite popular. However, Roosters with power will find it hard to connect well with co-workers. For true success in the workplace, they must learn to communicate and socialize well.|
|Water||1933, 1993||These Roosters are proud but don’t show off. They are intuitive and love beautiful things. They receive support and understanding from their leaders. These Roosters work well with others and will enjoy a happy retirement.|
|Wood||1945, 2005||These Roosters love joking around. They feel emotions strongly and crave affection. But they should learn to become more independent and face difficulties without relying on others. They are quite fortunate with wealth. Even if there are losses, gains follow close behind.|
|Fire||1957, 2017||These Roosters have strong time management skills and are trustworthy. They feel like they owe something if they don’t finish something in a timely manner. It’s tiring but this is what makes them happy. They have rocky relationships, but things settle down around their middle ages.|
Men born in the Rooster year are always changing, sometimes joyous, sometimes emotional. They like helping others solve problems. They’ll study all aspects before making a decision.
At home, they are organized budgeters, making sure everything is outlined clearly and carefully. They don’t understand people who improvise and act without planning.
No matter how excited they are, these men must not get pulled into the moment. They need to control their fickle personality and listen to what others may say.
Women born in the Rooster year look plain on the outside. They are caring and very down to earth. These women can’t stand seeing others make mistakes. They will always help set them back on the right path. Responsible and organized, they hate it when others tell them what to do.
They’re confident, but not conceited. They are typically home-oriented, but crave for a position of high power. Deep down, they want to be appreciated by others. If given the chance, they’ll unleash their true potential.
Roosters and Dragons make the most compatible pair. The Rooster is willing to support Dragon from behind, and Dragon’s accomplishments make Rooster proud.
With a Snake, Roosters are able to discuss life and chase after dreams together.
The Ox’s honesty and conservativeness fit well with the Rooster’s personality. Their relationship develops steadily.
The Rooster and Rabbit clash strongly. They have contrasting opinions and can’t understand each other.
Roosters and Dogs have a cold relationship. Though they can tolerate each other, it’s full of tension. Roosters are also incompatible with themselves. They fight often and can’t compromise.
Roosters don’t actually care about money. They gain it quickly and spend it quickly as well.
But Roosters are very serious and earnest with their work. They have professional skills and courage. They make smart choices, but instead of being more careful with important decisions, they often botch them. They also don’t like being ordered around.
Careers that fit Roosters are ones that give them enough space and freedom. It must be difficult enough to challenge them and not let their talent go to waste. Some choices are politicians, diplomats, tour guides and fashion designers.
Overall, Roosters have average health. This means that there aren’t any serious illnesses, but small problems are inevitable.
Roosters must not be careless. They aren’t the healthiest naturally and outside factors can affect their health greatly.
Being picky eaters is common in all zodiacs, but Roosters are especially so. They are even picky with the food they like to eat. Their diets are influenced by their mood too. Since they often have mood swings, this can lead to problems in the digestive system.
The best way for Roosters to maintain their health is to fix their bad habits and oversensitive personality.
As the first of the zodiac animals, the Rat ushers in a cycle of renewal. Roosters, be prepared to use your talents to your advantage in career opportunities and to surround yourself with friends and family. All good things come from a loving, supportive home. The Year of the Rat will be a year of great success and improvement.
On the other hand, remember to keep your emotions in check. Roosters tend to be oversensitive and easily angered. Work towards becoming more level-headed and peaceful in all situations, especially office-related ones.
The Rooster will succeed this year provided they make smart decisions and welcome support from colleagues. With such an earnest and decisive character, the Rooster is sure to shine this year. Career moves will flourish in the Year of the Rat. Work with colleagues to create the best outcome in the office. Luck is already on your side. Give it everything you’ve got for the coming year!
However, because the Rooster tends to be oversensitive, relationships in business deals might suffer. It is crucial to think clearly, take stock of others’ feelings, and always consider the situation. Roosters should avoid conversations that deal with controversy or politics. Keep talking points light and friendly, and you will benefit.
Gambling will not prove to be beneficial this year. Stay away from the slot machines. Use your money in less risky areas. Instead, spend your earnings on friends, family, and fun experiences.
Lucky Months: January, March, April, June, August, and December.
Unlucky Months: February, May, September, and October.
This year will bring success in all endeavors! The Year of the Rat is your good luck charm. Continue working hard to achieve your goals. Surrounding yourself with others who are passionate about their studies will keep you on track. Create a study group with your classmates to help you through the most demanding courses. In any event, your ambition and decisiveness will work in your favor.
Your health horoscope outlook will not improve much from the prior year. Use caution in personal matters from your nutrition and diet to your style of driving. You will be more susceptible to mishaps. Keep your eyes on the road; accidents can happen at any time. As picky eaters, it is vital to your health to choose the right foods. Make sure to focus on getting nutrients from all groups, especially fruits and vegetables.
Balancing your emotional state is essential for a productive year. Stress will often b a point of contention. Try lessening your workload or practice calming your mind. Meditation is a great way to deal with stress and creates a healthy mindset.
Roosters will have numerous opportunities for love this year. With plenty of fish in the sea, this is your year to catch one! Be ready for romance at any moment. You might find options in the workplace or on vacation. It is always good to make a positive impression, so make an extra effort to be presentable.
Married Roosters will need to be extra vigilant this year. There is a chance that you will face temptation outside of your marriage. For those invested in their partners, try to keep the romance alive. Go on dates, make special meals, or plan fun excursions. Do everything you can to avoid wandering eyes. On the flipside, married couples could experience blissful news that a new baby will come.
Success is on the horizon. The Year of the Rat will bring blessings to many areas of life. Relationships will blossom, careers will profit, and life will be good. Taking care of your health, no matter the circumstances will be critical to enjoying a prosperous year. Perform regular exercise, eat a proper diet, and practice meditation to keep yourself in tip-top shape. When times get stressful, remember to take some time for yourself.