Year of the Rooster

China Zodiac Animal - Rooster

Rooster ranks tenth among twelve Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...

Back in ancient times when there was no alarm clock, rooster played an important role of waking people up. Thus the first symbolic meaning of Chinese zodiac Rooster sign is punctuality. Besides, it was believed by ancient people that its crow and blood could dispel evil spirits, and that’s why rooster is also the embodiment of good luck.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You 酉
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yin

Years of the Rooster
Below are the exact years of the Rooster. It is worth mentioning that the classification is based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and the corresponding Gregorian dates of birth are listed for your reference. In addition, all the Rooster years can be subdivided by Five Elements, including Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, and Rooster people of different elements may have different personalities or fortunes.
Rooster Year Start End Element
1921 Feb.8,1921 Jan.27,1922 Metal
1933 Jan.26,1933 Feb.13,1934 Water
1945 Feb.13,1945 Feb.1,1946 Wood
1957 Jan.31,1957 Feb.17,1958 Fire
1969 Feb.17,1969 Feb.5,1970 Earth
1981 Feb.5,1981 Jan.24,1982 Metal
1993 Jan.23,1993 Feb.9,1994 Water
2005 Feb.9,2005 Jan.28,2006 Wood
2017 Jan.28,2017 Feb.15,2018 Fire
2029 Feb.13,2029 Feb.2,2030 Earth
Lucky Signs for People Born in Rooster Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of RoosterLucky Flowers and Directions of Rooster

Lucky Things for Roosters:

Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8 Lucky Colors: gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb Lucky Directions: west, southwest, northeast

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9 Unlucky Colors: white, green Unlucky Direction: east, north
Personality: Roosters are confident, sociable, intelligent and optimistic

By virtue of their outing personality, people with Chinese zodiac Rooster sign are good at making friends or adjusting themselves into a new environment. Whenever there is a tricky problem, they will not give up easily but try every means to solve it. Since they cannot stand lagging behind others, self-improving is an important part of their life.

However, as the name implies, Rooster people tend to be cocky or even arrogant sometimes. Their craving for attention may make others feel uncomfortable. The lack of patience could be another problem.
  • Strengths: Outgoing, humorous, independent, smart
  • Weaknesses: Impatient, boastful, egoistic
  • Rooster Men: Men born in the year of the Rooster are destined to be high fliers. They are seldom satisfied with the status quo, and always strive for better performance. In addition, many of them are gifted with business acumen and could earn a fortune during their middle age.
  • Rooster Women: Rooster women usually show an acute sense of judgement, which enables them to survive every puzzling situation. When getting along with others, they are considerate, generous, and willing to give a helping hand.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Rooster' Are You?
    According to the Chinese culture, the assessment of one’s personality will be more accurate after the Five Element is taken into consideration. See for yourself which type of Rooster you are.
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Rooster 1945, 2005 Energetic, humurous, paying great attention to family
Fire Rooster 1957, 2017 Punctual, trustworthy, good at managing wealth
Earth Rooster 1969, 2029 Active, perceptive, love traveling and making friends
Metal Rooster 1921, 1981 Focused, rational, brave to overcome difficulties
Water Rooster 1933, 1993 Smart, sensitive, having a sense of aesthetic

  • Rooster’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: They are sensitive to the external environment, thus good at grasping opportunities to achieve success. However, they tend to impose high standards on others, and may hurt people who really love them.
    • Blood Type A: They are very responsible when performing duties at the workplace. Likewise, they treat their friends with ultimate sincerity. But they could be too conservative to try new things in life.
    • Blood Type B: For fear that their dignity could be hurt, people of this type are introversive and aloof. But once they show uncanny ability in a certain area, they will attract people who appreciate them a lot.
    • Blood Type AB: Considering their candid and outgoing personality, it is easy for them to build an extensive interpersonal network. However, they should be wary of being led astray by bad friends.
Love Compatibility of the Rooster
In Chinese culture, the stability of a relationship can be seen from couple’s zodiacs. Some people, such as Rat and Ox, were born to be perfect matches, while some may go through a lot of difficulties. Come and fill in your partner’s name right here to check out how compatible you are.
  • Best Matches: Ox, Snake
    People born in the year of the Rooster will have a harmonious relationship with Ox or Snake people, because their personalities are highly complementary. Whenever there is a fight, Rooster is not the one who makes compromise first. In contrast, Ox or Snake plays a more positive role in resolving conflicts. More importantly, either side of this relationship feels grateful to the other’s devotion, so their love doesn’t fade away over time.
  • Bad Matches: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Rooster, Dog
    People of these matches are appealed by each other’s advantages at first. However, as more and more differences emerge, both sides start to complain and quarrel without showing any intention to reconcile. Much worse, since they both prefer being loved instead of loving others, their relationship may quickly fall apart when a passionate third person appears.
    Rooster's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Get along with Roosters

Conflict is inevitable in a relationship. However, one can never count on Roosters to apologize first, even though it is their fault. Instead of pointing out their mistakes, their partners should better put forward feasible solutions directly, so as to keep the fight from escalating. Another tip for getting along with Roosters is to give them sufficient sense of security. When they are having a hard time, partner’s company and encouragement are of great help. Besides, Roosters despise those who often break promises or only pay lip service.

Jobs & Careers for Roosters
  • Best Jobs: Politicians, diplomats, public speakers, tour guides, actors/actresses, comedians, fashion designers…
Many Roosters have sharp views on hot issues and are good at materializing ideas. Plus their eloquence and great zeal for power, they are very suitable to be a politician, diplomat or public speaker. For those with less political consciousness, they may consider being a tour guide or an actor/actress, because they barely feel shy when speaking or performing in public. In addition, some people born in the year of the Rooster have a discerning eye for arts. After taking their interest in appearance into account, they will be in their elements as a fashion designer.
Health & Fitness Advice
As picky eaters, Rooster children are susceptible to malnutrition or other digestive diseases. As for older ones, chronic fatigue and mental tense may interfere with their performance at school or company. Apart from a balanced diet and enough rest, people born in the year of the Rooster need to find a hobby as a good distraction from work. It could be a sport such as jogging or swimming, or a pastime like watching movies or cooking. In addition, they should pay enough attention to any abnormal symptom of their body and take regular physical examinations.
Rooster's Fortune in 2023
2023 may not be a smooth year for people born in the year of the Rooster. But that is the true life. Do not panic and there is always a solution to a problem. Also, separate work from life and do not bring the bad emotions from work to life. After work, spend more time accompanying their lover, improving themselves, and toning up the body.
Rooster Luck in 2023
  • Career: They obstacles and difficulties would influence them to do a good job. Keep clear-minded. If they could not get over them as expected, seek for help from reliable people. 
  • Wealth: Their income from work may not be very satisfying. Try to decrease the cost on unnecessary items and find out other legal ways to make more money.
  • Relationships:  It is not a lucky year for people born in the year of the Rooster in term of love. Be negative, the singles may miss their Mr. or Mrs. Right. For those having a lover, they’d better make more efforts to tie their relationship close.
  • Education: For students, it is a fruitful year. They would be able to lay emphasis on study and focus in class. In addition, they would like to ask when having questions. In one word, they would well acquire the new knowledge and get high scores in examinations.
  • Health: In 2023, their health luck is just so-so. If feel uncomfortable, go to see the doctor on time. In daily life, keep a happy mood, eat better and do regular exercise. 
Rooster's Fortune in 2024
2024 would be a lucky year for Rooster people based on Rooster fortune in 2024. In particular, they would have a great luck in terms of career and wealth. As long as they make efforts at work, they could get payback eventually, which is to say that they may have a promotion, gain bonus, or attain an increase of their wages. Obviously, for the raise in career, they could also gain more wealth. Their love fortune is also good in 2024, as there would be many opportunities to make acquaintance with others. It’s advised for married couples to take a holiday together in their spare time so as to keep the inseparable love. Their health fortune is just so-so, while daily protection and regular exercise are fundamental especially for the kids and the elders.
Rooster Luck in 2024
  • Career: People with Rooster sign of Chinese zodiac would have a pretty good luck in 2024 in their career. Their efforts would be paid back finally, so a promotion or salary increase could be expected. The merchants could also try some new business. 
  • Wealth: Their wealth fortune is also very good for Rooster people in 2024. In addition to increasing wages, they could gain a barrel of other income. Businessmen could also expand the scale of production to earn more.
  • Relationships: They would encounter many chances to know a number of new acquaintances. In this case, the singles could chase the person they have a crush on boldly, sincerely and decently. Couple activities are good for their affectionate relationship between the husband and wife.
  • Education: They could do well in studying and get great records in examinations. It’s a lucky year to arm themselves with knowledge and skills via amplifying their efforts. Engaging in advanced study or further education is also an alternative if available.
  • Health: Rooster people’s health luck is not bad, but not good, either. Both kids and the elderly may need to be cared and take moderate exercise to strength themselves. A good living habit is crucial for them, and they should be cautious of traffic when driving. 
Famous People: Rooster Zodiac Eminent Personalities
Tom Selleck: January 29, 1945, Wood Rooster
Kelly McGillis: July 9, 1957, Fire Rooster
Jennifer Aniston: February 11, 1969, Earth Rooster
Britney Spears: December 2, 1981, Metal Rooster
Justin Timberlake: January 31, 1981, Metal Rooster
Taylor Momsen: July 26, 1993, Water Rooster
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- Last updated on Nov. 24, 2023 by Nancy He -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Rooster
Asked by lucy from KENYA | Nov. 13, 2023 14:11Reply
august rooster
born 10 august 1981 how does my love life and finances look like in 2024.
Answers (3)
Answered by Helen | Nov. 14, 2023 00:47

Generally speaking, Rooster people have a great luck, especially in career and wealth aspects. You may meet some good chances to earn money. In love relationship, this year is not so great but you can still try to find a good mate.
Answered by Lucy | Nov. 15, 2023 03:58

Do you mean 2024 is that not great for love relationship?
Answered by Mia | Nov. 15, 2023 18:04

I'm afraid yes but don't worry too much.
Asked by Peter C. from USA | Nov. 06, 2023 19:41Reply
Born March 1993. How will the career, health, wealth and family look like in 2024?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kina | Nov. 07, 2023 21:49

Generally speaking, your fortune in career, and wealth looks pretty good, ranking the 4th in all 12 zodiacs. However, in health aspect, you should pay more attention and be careful of falling down.
Asked by Resego from SOUTH AFRICA | Sep. 28, 2023 02:39Reply
Im a wood rooster born on the 2nd of July
I'm trying to figure out which business I should start as I have huge hopes for next year can you please guide me as to which business I should start??
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia | Oct. 06, 2023 20:20

You, born in the year of the Rooster are suitable for art-related business, like selling paintings, and working as a fashion designer; or being a tour guide and engaging in other business needing to talk a lot to others.
Asked by Hirut from USA | Mar. 05, 2022 04:06Reply
Are rooster's prone to have this much anxioty
I'm a sixteen year old rooster who has yet to publish her works, and lately I'm been feeling down, there is no reason and I'm considered to be mentally healthy and my eating habits are fine. Just an idle question, Cockle--doodle--doo!
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Answered by USA | Mar. 07, 2022 07:38

The entire world is feeling this! Don’t be too hard on yourself. It is an energy and you are sensitive to it! That’s a good thing! It’s good that you are focusing on you and curious about the why. Find simple joys to celebrate and find thanks for your opportunity to live on earth during this time. You are going to do great things 💗
(I am 1981 rooster. My daughter is 12 and experiences extreme anxiety. As her mom, I am the main one that helps her navigate these experiences. It’s troubling and confusing sometimes.)
Answered by Isaiah Ar-Rashid | Sep. 30, 2022 21:27

This answer and question sums up my year to a T it almost put me to tears as I am also publishing work in a procrastinating-anxious way 😫😩😂♒🙏🏾
Answered by john | Feb. 25, 2023 09:50

Sounds like a healthy dose of ADHD I know that feeling and your not the only one I know so many people with ADHD and its funny how I can identify who has it because its in our brains the behaviors show even though you don't realize it even more so for women harder to notice it with women my wife also has ADHD and so does her mother quite hilarious when you see them do the same things you did before medication.
Asked by Debra from UNITED STATES | Apr. 15, 2021 16:47Reply
I am a dragon dec 2 1964 and his saids rooster in one place rabbit in the other his bd is jan 22 1970 we where together 16 years I had to go away for 2 years he promise to be here for me and wasn't got a girlfriend ,I am back been back 2 years he divorced me 5 months ago with out me knowing , I believe he still loves me and something us holding him back maybe family idk , what is it , is there a future for us , or do I just go my own way ?
Answers (5)
Answered by Alex Grace | Apr. 17, 2021 07:46

Hi Debra, sounds like you’re in a difficult situation and currently in a state of transition between an old relationship and new beginnings. You are worthy of value & respect, and I’m sorry to hear a decision as complex as a divorce has been made without your worthy opinion & needs taken into consideration.

Do what you can to remain focused on yourself, and what you truly need during this time. You’re entering a new dynamic without past relations and focusing on yourself is paramount. Surround yourself with people who believe and recognise your specialness - which we all have.
Answered by Debra | Apr. 19, 2021 01:22

I've decided I don't want him anymore , he's cheated and lied to me during are whole relationship, but what really changed my mind was his mother passing and his daddy had a girlfriend at the house waiting for him after the funeral , he just buried his wife and had a girlfriend waiting at the house after the funeral ! Disrepectful to her and the rest of the family ! I don't want to be her ! I'm done with him . But how to get on with my life and to trust and love again and how to meet people that I do not know
Answered by Fellow Dragon Lady | Oct. 05, 2021 15:09

I wish you the best of luck, Debra! You definitely deserve better and I wish you all the good fortune and happiness that you deserve. This is a big step to take and I'm happy you're doing this for your sake. Good luck and take care!
Answered by Kaw Kaw | Nov. 06, 2022 20:32

Hello . i m falling in love with little princess of dragon . . and i really love her . so . can you fortune for me about our relationship that i really want her to know that how much i love her

Thank u so much for answering and i m very excited for the answer .. thanks all
Answered by Kim | Apr. 02, 2023 14:12

Jan 22 1970 is a dog and its not compatible with dragon.
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