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 2021
Rooster people may experience various setbacks this year. However, as long as they have faith in themselves and show dogged perseverance, their overall luck will be greatly improved. At work and study, Roosters will overcome obstacles and gain a sense of fulfillment through playing a positive role. Speaking of love, people born in the year of the Rooster will begin or maintain a satisfactory relationship. However, they need to keep an eye on their mental health this year.
Rooster Luck in 2021
  • Career: In 2021, Rooster workers need to be tolerant to different opinions at the workplace. Besides, they may set priorities for daily tasks to improve working efficiency. Once they find it dreadful to solve problems, it is time for them to further on-job training.
  • Wealth: Prediction shows that their wealth luck is mediocre. The safest way to earn money is to duly perform their duty at work and get rewards. In other words, they’d better not expect too much from high-risk investment or sideline job.
  • Relationships: In 2021, single people are likely to find their Mr./Miss Right with compatible characteristics. Married people still play the role as a perfect wife or husband, showing gratitude to their spouse all the time.
  • Education: Rooster teenagers will be fully occupied with their studies in 2021. Thankfully, their assiduous efforts will yield good results. Older Roosters may be uncertain whether or not to pursue the Master’s or Doctor’s degree, and alumni’s advice can be of help.
  • Health: Though Roosters may not suffer from pathological diseases, some of them will feel stressed out for a long time. If taking up hobbies does not work, they should find a psychological consultant in time.
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 modified on Jun. 04, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Rooster
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 (3)
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!
Asked by Priya from CANADA | Apr. 12, 2021 01:12Reply
My DOB is Sept 3 1981. I am trying to change fields in my career for several years
And am finding it very difficult to find an opportunity in a different area. When should I start looking for a new role?
Answers (1)
Answered by Savannah | Apr. 19, 2021 01:41

You are born with Chinese zodiac Rooster sign. It's predicted that May, June, August and October would be nice months for you to find a job.
Asked by Siew from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 02, 2021 01:48Reply
Relationship with my sister
My sister s born in 1981 14th sept Michelle Long and my dob is 27 th Nov 1998 Siew
I feel she is unhappy and is behaving rudely with me, will we still have a good relationship ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher | Mar. 07, 2021 23:35

Don't worry. You still have a chance to have harmonious relationship with your sister. In daily life, you two need to have enough communication and patience. In addition, you can find appropriate ways to express your true feelings.
Asked by kavita from USA | Feb. 09, 2021 14:16Reply
marriage and work
i born in 17 december 1993. my mom bron 6 nov. my life is suffer. can you help me about my marriage and work life.
Answers (1)
Answered by kavita | Feb. 09, 2021 14:33

i dont like to work assembler becasue my salary earns low and back pain for standing . can you help me ? how can i find arrange ot love marriage. i dont know waht to do
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