Year of the Rooster

China Zodiac Animal - Rooster

Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...

Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

Earthly Branch: You 酉
Element: Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yin
Season: Autumn

Years of the Rooster

Rooster Year Start End
1921 Feb.8,1921 Jan.27,1922
1933 Jan.26,1933 Feb.13,1934
1945 Feb.13,1945 Feb.1,1946
1957 Jan.31,1957 Feb.17,1958
1969 Feb.17,1969 Feb.5,1970
1981 Feb.5,1981 Jan.24,1982
1993 Jan.23,1993 Feb.9,1994
2005 Feb.9,2005 Jan.28,2006
2017 Jan.28,2017 Feb.15,2018
2029 Feb.13,2029 Feb.2,2030

Lucky Signs for People Born in Rooster Year:

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

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Rooster Lucky Flowers and Directions of Rooster
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9
  • Unlucky Colors: white, green
  • Unlucky Directions: east, north

People born in the Year of Rooster according to Chinese zodiac have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and prefer to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. However, they might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon be impassive. Thus, they need to have enough faiths and patience to insist on one thing.
  • Strengths
    Independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect, quick minded
  • Weaknesses
    Impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded, selfish
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month
  • Perfect Matches: Ox, Snake
    If combining with people in Ox or Snake signs, most of them will obtain everlasting and harmonious marriage lives. The connection between them can become tight. In addition, couples of these combinations always become enviable ones in other people’s eyes.
  • Avoid: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Rooster, Dog
    They have a large chance to obtain a tough and unstable love life if they get married with people with the above five signs. During the whole life, they always meet difficulties and troubles. However, they don’t have enough abilities to solve them because of their born different opinions and attitudes with each other. Lots of divergences will damage the relationship finally.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
In 2019, the year of Pig, people with Chinese zodiac Rooster will make breakthroughs in career or study, like a promotion or satisfying grades. For entrepreneurs, investing in real estate or other service sectors can bring about a certain amount of benefits. Besides, the health condition of Rooster people could also turn into a better stage in the Year of Pig. However, this year might not be a lucky one to develop love life. Those who have partners are suggested to think about others’ feelings and express themselves in a proper way to avoid unnecessary quarrels.
Rooster Luck in 2019
They have different characteristics based on western astrological signs, like ebullient Aries, serious Taurus, confident Gemini, kind-hearted Cancer, ambitious Leo, prudent Virgo, optimistic Libra, self-disciplined Scorpio, determined Sagittarius, righteous Capricorn, creative Aquarius and wise Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: Most of them are clever and wise. They can always find the fastest way to learn new things and adapt to new environment.
  • Blood Type A: They are gentle, generous and kind-hearted in ordinary life. Thus they always win high popularity among surrounding people.
  • Blood Type B: Type B people have keen insight when they need to make decisions. They are suitable for being the group leader because they usually can provide valuable suggestions.
  • Blood Type AB: They have outstanding working abilities that can easily attract others’ attention. Most of them are willing to help others even though they have more important things to do.

People born in different years of a same zodiac sign vary in personality according to Chinese Five Elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. See what kind of Roosters you are.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Rooster 1945, 2005 Energetic, humorous, paying great attention to family.
Fire Rooster 1957, 2017 Holding strong sense of time, trustworthy; good at managing money.
Earth Rooster 1909, 1969 Active, perceptive, like traveling and making friends.
Metal Rooster 1921, 1981 Clear mind and exceptional logic, brave to overcome difficulties.
Water Rooster 1933, 1993 Smart and agile, sensitive, keen on art and niceness.

Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac 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)
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Rooster
Asked by Merry Jane c from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 20, 2019 10:39Reply
My husband is year of 1986 and me is 1993 it is a good couple for this year
if not what can I do?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from SINGAPORE | Jan. 20, 2019 17:04

Yes, you are complementary and still a good match for this year. However, you may meet some little conflicts and it is suggested to stay calm when facing challenges. It is very important to listen to your partner and know about his ideas.
Asked by emily from UNITED STATES | Jan. 18, 2019 20:52Reply
I am female water rooster born in 1993
Will my finances be better this year? For the passed years I had a difficult time with finance.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from MALAYSIA | Jan. 20, 2019 22:07

This year you may meet a rising tendency in different aspects and you may get some help from others at work. Things may not be so smooth in financial aspect in the first half year but it will get better in the second half of the year.
Asked by Kim from USA | Jan. 14, 2019 15:39Reply
I'm a Metal Rooster (March 1981) How will my career be?
I've read on other websites that this might be a tough year for me, but this one has better news which I am grateful. What can I do to make sure it's a good year for me?

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Nancy from MALAYSIA | Jan. 14, 2019 18:37

Hi, according to the prediction, your luck in career is pretty good and things are meeting a rising tendency in the year of 2019. So you don't need to worry. Just keep a good relationship with colleagues and deal with every task seriously, there will be no problem.
Asked by Rebecca from U>S>A> | Jan. 13, 2019 20:10Reply
Born Feb. 25, 1957, Rooster, it's all true what is says about me. Like for this year to turn my life
I would also like to meet someone that has the same qualities, especially honesty. I pray that my life will change trmendously
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from MALAYSIA | Jan. 13, 2019 23:01

Hi, don't worry too much. You will have a good luck and meet some kind people but being on the alert is still very necessary. Good luck!
Asked by Jose Montanez from UNITED STATES | Jan. 11, 2019 07:35Reply
I am male earth rooster born in 1969
I have a mass interest in network marketing will i succeed in it been that my wife won't support me is 2019 a good year for me
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Answered by Jenny from USA | Jan. 13, 2019 22:57

Hi, it is a pretty lucky year for you but it is suggested to maintain status quo in career according to the prediction. However, if you really want to start your business, it is better for you to have a detailed business plan and consult some experienced professionals. Good luck!
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