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
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  • 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
  • Best Jobs: Politicians, diplomats, public speakers, clothing designers, beauticians, tour guides, actors/ actresses, comedians, scientists…
  • Best Working Partners: Ox, Dragon, Snake
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 50-60 years old
  • Best Career Fields: Cosmetics shop, gallery or law office
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Rooster
On the basis of Chinese zodiac fortune prediction, the overall fortune for Rooster people would be normal in 2020. In wealth, their income will be unstable and they may lose fortune because of some accidents. In the aspect of career, they will compete with colleagues fiercely in order to get promotion, which may cause conflicts with colleagues. The fortune in love will be pretty good. They can make new friends with opposite sex and start a romantic relationship.  
Rooster Luck in 2020
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.

Rooster Zodiac Eminent Personalities

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 Judiyth from USA | Jan. 19, 2020 11:11Reply
Water Rooster February 4, 1994
My life feels scramble and I don't know what I should be doing. I love writing fiction stories and learning languages but I can't find the motivation to stay focus, my family are very toxic, and bad things just seems to be happening to me. I feel lost, so how should I approach this year?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alyssa from POLAND | Jan. 19, 2020 19:53

Judiyth, you should have more confidence about yourself. It is important to keep the positive attitude. You can find several ways to practice the concentration ability.
Asked by Priscilla from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 15:46Reply
February 11th, 1993, Water Rooster
I'm attending college now and aiming for my Master's Degree in Chemistry. I'm conflicted about the time period or semester to take the courses needed towards my master's degree. My professor is suggesting a gap year to take the basic courses of chemistry but I also intend on applying to medical school for M.D. & Ph.D. I guess I'm just worried about time and realizing if I want to wait for 3-4 years to finish my Master's Degree in Chemistry.

I wanted to take Physical Chemistry 1 in Fall 2020 instead of Fall 2021. Would this be wise?
Answers (1)
Answered by Polly from CAMEROON | Jan. 16, 2020 19:43

According to the prediction, it would be a wise decision. You are a person with outstanding abilities and welcomed personalities. No matter what choice you made, you can still make some successes in your study. Good luck!
Asked by Judy from USA | Jan. 07, 2020 05:31Reply
I am a Fire Rooster, May 14, 1957 @ 4:40 am
After three failed marriages will I ever find real "true love"? I have met Wood Dragon and am curious if this will be the love of my life? Will this be my last marriage?
Answers (1)
Answered by Georgia from GERMANY | Jan. 07, 2020 19:56

It is suggested to have more confidence about yourself. You have nice personalities. According to the prediction, your love compatibility index would be high. If you have feelings on this Dragon, I think that you should catch the opportunities timely.
Asked by SHERIDAN | Jan. 02, 2020 13:48Reply
Earth Rooster: Friday, October 10, 1969 8:16/17 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time
I was always told that nobody will want me, from my parents. Will I ever have someone (husband, wife. partner) that will truly want me? To bring out the best in me and me in them? I do NOT want to marry someone like either my Dad or Mom! Or, am I doomed?
Answers (3)
Answered by Chase from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2020 17:51

Oh, you should keep the positive attitude towards this thing. You are a good person that deserve better person. You will find the soul mate in the future. Don't worry.
Answered by Rose from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 15:39

The best advice I can give is to focus on becoming a person you want to be. You are a star and anybody would see that once you put out what you want in yourself, in life and in a partner.
Answered by Rose from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 20:29

Your numerology number is 9. You’re an humanitarian.
Asked by Chris Teox from SINGAPORE | Dec. 31, 2019 18:40Reply
2020 AUGUST 3, 1993
Hi. In terms of money, is it good for me to commit this year for a car installment? Will my finance be stable? Thank you!
Answers (2)
Answered by Owen from FRANCE | Jan. 01, 2020 22:53

According to Chinese zodiac prediction, your wealth situation would become stable in 2020. You don't need to worry too much.
Answered by Rose from USA | Jan. 16, 2020 15:37

Maybe you should focus on investing in a house or condominium before buying a car. Just giving advice. I'm sorry if I overstep.
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