Chinese Zodiac - Rooster

Years of the Rooster

02/08/1921-01/27/1922

01/26/1933-02/13/1934

02/13/1945-02/01/1946

01/31/1957-02/17/1958

02/17/1969-02/05/1970

02/05/1981-01/24/1982

01/23/1993-02/09/1994

02/09/2005-01/28/2006

01/28/2017-02/15/2018

02/13/2029-02/02/2030

02/01/2041-01/21/2042

02/19/2053-02/07/2054

The rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the rooster's crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. Another symbolic meaning this creature carries is exorcising evil spirits. People used to worship ancestors and believed in fortune telling for a long time.

Strengths
They are deep thinkers considered to be honest, bright, communicative, ambitious, capable and warm-hearted. They have strong self-respect and seldom rely on others. As most roosters are born pretty or handsome, they prefer to dress up. They have a quick mind and hot temper. They like to be busy and neat. They are not reluctant to fall behind others and hate dawdlers. 

Weaknesses
They might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon might be impassive. They are often a bit eccentric and have difficulty relating with others. They are critical and think they are always right. Like their fortunes, their emotions swing from very high very slow. They can be positive but selfish, caustic and too outspoken. They are narrow-minded and vain. They probably refuse suggestions but would like to lecture others. If they can overcome their arrogance being sincerely in speaking, they will make more progress. 

China Zodiac Animal - RoosterHoroscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: you
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): jin (metal)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: west, southwest, northeast
Lucky Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow; Avoid white green 
Lucky Numbers: 7, 5, 8; Avoid: 3, 9, 1
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: ox, dragon, snake; Avoid: rat, rabbit, dog

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Rooster
Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kournikova, Anne Heche, Alexis Bledel, Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett, Diane Sawyer, Elijah Wood, James Marsters, Jessica Alba, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Taylor Momsen, Catherine the Great, Amelia Earhart, Rudyard Kipling, Groucho Marx, Peter Ustinov, Tagore, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Mencius, Mo-tse, Liu Che (Emperor Wu of China’s Western Han Dynasty 202 BC - 9 AD), Li Longji (Emperor Xuanzong of China’s Tang Dynasty 618 - 907), Zhuge Liang (Premier of Shu in China’s Three Kingdoms Period 220 - 280)

Fortune Foretelling in 2015
Roosters will generally have good fortune in 2015. As long as they are willing to try hard, business people and the working class both will achieve great things. Income will increase, but they should make a detailed plan for all expenses. Neither lending money nor loans is suggested. Sometimes they may feel down and traveling will help. In relationships, singles won’t find their love, so it is better to focus on work or study.

Career: Their career will have its ups and downs. They should show their full capabilities in the first half of the year, and their boss will start to pay attention to them. Under this circumstance, they can expect a promotion. In the second half year, as long as they control their temper and focus on team work, they will make much progress. For those who have heaps of spare time, they should make full use of their time for further study. It will be helpful for a more challenging job in the future. In 2015, roosters should act more and speak little.

Wealth: They will have a stable fortune in wealth. Generally, good fortune gathers in October and November, and they should think twice about any risky investment in February, April, June and September. In the first half of 2015, their jobs are the main source of income. They can consider taking one or several part-time jobs. In the second half of the year, they can make a proper investment, such as purchasing stocks or bonds. Roosters born in the year of 1969 should not lend money to others, or the money will never return.

Relationships: Singles may encounter several potential pursuers in the first half of 2015, but it seems that none of them will be the right person. In the second half of the year, they are more likely to find their love. They should get to know a person well before getting into a serious relationship. Lovers and couples may have some arguments with their partners. Mutual trust and communication will make their relationship stable. They should never lose patience, or there is the risk of breaking up.

Health: They will generally be healthy in 2015 and will hardly ever get sick. However, they may feel pressed and upset sometimes. Under these circumstances, they should speak about it to others or do some sports to relax. If eating too much, they may feel uncomfortable in their intestines and stomach, so they should watch their diet, especially in the first half of the year. In the second half year, avoid staying up late and be careful driving to avoid any traffic accident.

Study: Rooster students will work hard but gain little in 2015. They should not feel stressed due to this. Instead, they should allocate their time for study and relaxation carefully. Keep a harmonious relationship with classmates and teachers who can help roosters in their study.

Fortune Telling in 2014
2014, the Year of the Horse, is a good year for rooster people. They will make great achievements in career. Their leader may offer them a promotion. There may be some rumors about them in the job, but if they are modest and honest to well handle that, everything will be fine at last. Business people will enjoy good opportunities to make investment, but no speculation will bring profits. Their love life fortune will go well: married people keep a good relationship and singles are expected to find their love.

Career: Pretty good fortune will happen to them in their career. Working class people, especially those working in public institutions, are expected to get a chance to present their talents and get higher salary accordingly. They should keep a low profile to go on with job tasks and keep a good relationship with colleagues, which will clear the block for better career prospect. They may be given help by a person of the opposite gender in 2014, but they should well handle that, avoid letting personal emotions get involved in the work.

Wealth: Generally, no financial problem will bother them in the year. If the working class people focus on their job, their salary may climb up. Business people may get great profits, if they make a wise investment. For any risky investment, they’d better think twice and don’t easily believe others. Although they will have more income, the expense will climb up as well. Therefore, they are suggested to make ends meet first. Then they will have some savings for unexpected use. 

Relationships: Singles will have very good fortune in career this year. If they take part in more group activities or let their family and friends be matchmaker, they are expected to find their love sooner. If things go well, they may get married by the end of 2014. Lovers may consider their marriage in the Year of the Horse; then they will happily stay together for life long. Couples, however, may easily argue with each other, even for trifles and they’d better be more tolerant for the sake of their marriage. 

Health: Minor discomfort cannot be avoided, but no serious disease will occur. They are suggested to keep a healthy diet and regular sports. If there is any discomfort, they should see a doctor early. On banquets, they shouldn’t eat and drink too much. The seniors are advised to have more light-flavor food to avoid cardiovascular disease. If possible, rooster people can jog or walk for some time every day to keep fit.