Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rooster

Your Chinese Astrological Zodiac Animal Sign is directly based on the Chinese Lunar Year of Birth that you were born. The Chinese New Year is mobile and could start anywhere between 21st January and 20th February, depending upon the year. If your Date of Birth falls into any of the following Chinese Lunar Years, then, because you are born in the Year of the Rooster (or Hen or Cock or Chicken or Phoenix), you are symbolically identified by your Celestial Animal, the "Rooster (or Hen or Cock or Chicken or Phoenix)":

  • 22 January 1909 - 9 February 1910: Earth Rooster

  • 8 February 1921 - 27 January 1922: Metal Rooster

  • 26 January 1933 - 13 February 1934: Water Rooster

  • 13 February 1945 - 1 February 1946: Wood Rooster

  • 31 January 1957 - 17 February 1958: Fire Rooster

  • 17 February 1969 - 5 February 1970: Earth Rooster

  • 5 February 1981 - 24 January 1982: Metal Rooster

  • 23 January 1993 - 9 February 1994: Water Rooster

  • 9 February 2005 - 28 January 2006: Wood Rooster


People born in the year of the Rooster are usually very observant. They are brave, resilient and tenacious but can also be quite self-absorbed, pretentious, and overly romantic. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation.

These people certainly love to find themselves in the spotlight, they love entertaining friends and adore meeting new people, and even unexpected and uncertain circumstances are not a barrier for them. Polar Rooster does not enjoy fame.

It is almost impossible to find someone born in this year looking dowdy or untidy. The fact is that these people are usually the best dressed and groomed of all other people. They are actively interested in clothes, colours, and accessories, and are usually very critical of their own appearance as well as of the appearance of those around them.

People born in the year of the Rooster like to be noticed and flattered. Such a person might dress a little flashy with this in mind, but in his heart, he/she is completely conservative. Roosters always appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention. Others may criticize them for being exhibitionists but the fact that they are compassionate, wise, and have a brave nature which comes to the fore when others need their help, makes up for that deficiency. Polar Rooster dresses in plain clothes darks and greys.



Roosters are very loyal individuals. They do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up front and honest people and expect those around them to be the same. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, at a party or just a social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charisma and wit in a minute. This star quality can be overbearing, for a Rooster expects you to listen to him while he speaks and can become agitated if you don't. Roosters do have a tendency to brag about themselves and their achievements and demand an attentive audience when doing so.

It is difficult for these people to accept advice because of their strong independent spirit. These people are often confident in their own judgment and choices. There are times when these people may be too straight-forward which can cause some problems in relationships with others. So it would be wise sometimes not to express their opinions in order to keep the peace. Roosters can drive people away with their need to be right if they cannot relax and let the other person have a say.

They are most compatible with an Ox, Dragon or Snake and incompatible with a Rabbit and Goat. A Rooster's ideal careers might be newsreader, salesperson, restaurateur, historian or archeologist, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, writer, journalist, dentist, surgeon, soldier, actor, security guard, police officer, or artist.

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Learn more about Jade & Chinese Zodiac :

Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rat
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Ox
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Tiger
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rabbit
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Dragon
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Snake
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Horse
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Sheep
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Monkey
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rooster
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Dog
Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Pig

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