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 Priscilla from USA | Feb. 11, 2020 03:09Reply
Feb 11th 1993, Water Rooster
I wanted to apply for medical school for MD & Ph.D dual degree in the coming years. However, I’m conflicted when to take the MCAT exam. Should I take the MCAT in 2021 or 2022?

According to numerology and my birthday, this year is 8 and next year is 9 and the other is 10. I wanted to take the MCAT in 2022 but I’m thinking 2021 is a good year to take the MCAT since it’s the year of Ox.

Thank you
Answers (2)
Answered by Priscilla from USA | Feb. 12, 2020 04:28

Thank you for any advice and predictions.....just lost a loved one and I’m getting back to life to fulfill our dreams as a family but it’s not easy to lose someone who made you smile everyday
Answered by Cecil from CANADA | Feb. 15, 2020 19:12

According to the prediction, you are suggested to take the MCAT in the year of Ox. You would have a high possibility to get the successes. Good luck!
Asked by Mum from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 09, 2020 14:36Reply
I a female metal rooster born April 1981.
Hi I a female metal rooster born April 1981. My marriage life is suffering from last 1.5 year. I want to know what is the future of this relationship. Also I am on career break and now thinking of going back to work. Will I get a job soon?
Would really appreciate a reply. Many thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Danny from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 12, 2020 19:24

Generally speaking, the marriage life would be stable. You can have more outdoor activities with your family members on weekends in order to improve the relationship. In addition, you can find several golden chances to find a job soon. Good luck!
Asked by Shuvin from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 31, 2020 16:42Reply
I am April 81 born female rooster. I would like to know about my career this year.
Will I get job in next few months? How about my financial situations and my marriage life?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel from DENMARK | Feb. 01, 2020 21:38

There would have several job chances in the first half of the year. You should catch them timely. The stable job provides the stable income. Then the pressure of wealth would be released a lot. For the love relationship, March, May and July would be lucky months.
Asked by Priya from CANADA | Jan. 26, 2020 18:19Reply
Career Advancement
My DOB is Sept 3 1981. I am trying to progress in my career for several years and am finding it very difficult to move up the ladder or get a better role and it's frustrating. Should I stay in my current company or look outside?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marilyn from UKRAINE | Feb. 01, 2020 21:42

According to the prediction, you can change another job. Then you would have several chances to get a promotion or increased salary.
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