Years of the Rooster include 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, and 1945.
The Rooster is 10th among the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Every 12 years is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year.
According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at 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 yǒu, and the hours 5–7 in the afternoon. In terms of yin and yang, 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 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.
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.
Most compatible with Rooster: Dragon, Snake, Ox
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.
Least compatible with Rooster: Rabbit, Dog, Rooster
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.
Lucky Things for Roosters:
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Lucky directions: south, southeast
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
Unlucky Things for Roosters:
Unlucky color: red
Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
Unlucky direction: east
Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months