Rooster is a flamboyant personality, feisty and obstinate. He is quite
the extrovert who loves to strut his stuff and is proud of who he is.
Outwardly confident, the Rooster is also a trustworthy, hardworking
individual. He’ll tell it like it is with no qualms or reservations.
Years of the Rooster
Years are tenth in the cycle following the Monkey Years, and
recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a
specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the
exact date on which each Rooster Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE
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.
born in the Year of the Rooster share certain characteristics. The
Rooster Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s
personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the
in order, Chinese name—JI, sign of honesty
Romantic, Motivated, Proud, Blunt, Resentful, Boastful
IN YOUR ELEMENT
characteristics of the Rooster are tempered by one of the five Chinese
elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year
cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
METAL ROOSTER 1921 AND 1981
Roosters can come off as arrogant and stuck up at times. They need a
cushion for that overextended ego and someone to make sure it stays
inflated. They are reasonable people who seem to analyze every decision
they make and every situation they find themselves in. They are
standoffish at times and can let their aggression get in the way of a
blossoming friendship or romance. These Roosters should take a breather
from their egos long enough to really enjoy what they have to offer.
WATER ROOSTER 1933 AND 1993
Rooster is a bit more docile than the other Roosters. He is quieter,
more tranquil, not as vocal or as spotlight hungry as other Roosters.
These Roosters are great communicators probably because they do possess
the ability to tone things down a bit. They have boundless energy that
sometimes gets caught up in detail which causes a lapse in
concentration. They have to learn to appreciate detail but not to harp
on it, otherwise they may miss the final destination.
WOOD ROOSTER 194S AND 2005
Rooster is different in that he enjoys being a part of the team rather
than in the spotlight like other Roosters. He likes the company of
others and is a genuine friend. These Roosters work for the betterment
of society, working diligently to change the evils of it. They expect
quality attempts from others involved with the causes and sometimes
expect too much of their co-volunteers, as they do of themselves.
Often, because of this desire to help society, these Roosters
overcommitt themselves, unable to finish what they’ve started.
FIRE ROOSTER 1957 AND 2017
Fire Rooster’s image is his most prized possession. He spends a lot of
time making himself look good, causing him to appear vain. He is
flaunty and dramatic, yet he is a brilliant social organizer who loves
to plan parties and gatherings. They do have a tendency to be a bit
bossy and this combined with a bluntness can cause hurt feelings and
bruised egos amongst co-workers. Still, these Roosters make great
leaders, creative, diligent and motivated.
EARTH ROOSTER 1909 AND 1969
Rooster is overtly organized. He is a little reserved and quite careful
in his decision-making. These Roosters are hard workers as well, and
can handle several tasks at once. They are detail-oriented who are
quite efficient and self-sufficient. They take on responsibility
without a cause and are motivated only in wanting to be successful.
Sometimes they can be abrasive with colleagues if work is not up to
their standards. This can cause resentment, so the Earth Rooster must
be careful in his approach of his point of view, being sure to be
honest and still kind.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
are typically fit people. They enjoy sports and active hobbies
such as hiking and swimming. They don’t get sick very often because
they tend to fight illness fairly well. However, when they do get ill,
they usually bounce right back. Roosters can be a little high strung,
suffering from dramatic mood swings and stress.
HOME WITH THE ROOSTER
proud as they are of themselves, you can only imagine how they are
about their homes. Roosters put a lot of effort into their homes as
they reflect the Roosters assets and taste. They are very neat and
clean and have everything in its own specific place. They make a chore
out of cleaning out drawers and closets with a knack for rearranging
them better and better each time they attempt it. This habit is enough
to drive anyone berserk, but a Rooster’s family understands his need
for a dramatic appearance.
CAREER AND FINANCE
ROOSTER AT WORK
are more motivated than most other Animal Signs, making their
careers a priority in their lives. They are hard working, flexible
individuals able to stick to the given tasks. They are generally
successful individuals who reach the top of their chosen professions.
AND THE ROOSTER
eye for detail means the Rooster is pretty good at handling his
finances. He is able to give others good financial advice and can help
get budgets under control. However, when it comes to his own finances,
the Rooster is either or. He either spends it all or hoards it for a
born in the Year of the Rooster share the same kinds of goals and
objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Rooster are
Armed forces members
Certified Public Accountants
Roosters are compatible with their business partners depends on
whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their
business partner. Considering the congruity of their own characters and
the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.
ruled by Benefit from Are Antagonistic to
Earth Snakes Fire Roosters
Metal Oxen Earth Pigs
Water Pigs Metal Pigs
Wood Sheep Water Dogs
Fire Dragons Wood Tigers
activities and pleasures
Roosters are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes
and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Rooster
Preference: Peach, apricot
and Stones: Diamond, Ruby, Topaz
Gifts: Terrarium, walking cane, flask, bonsai tree
and Pastimes: Fishing, gardening, swimming, hiking, mountain
Dislike: Being made fun of, bad hygiene, impoliteness,
ROOSTER ON VACATION
appearance-oriented Rooster must go to all the cool, fashionable places
when traveling. These people take pride in knowing all of the latest
trends in hair, makeup and fashion. They like to spend their money in
exclusive department stores where they oooh and ahh over the expensive
merchandise. However, the Rooster is also capable of spending a
vacation relaxing, as long as it’s in a five-star hotel with gourmet
food and wine.
of the Rooster cannot be sensitive people. As bossy,
overbearing and blunt as the Rooster is, you can imagine just about
anyone wouldn’t last without a sense of humor! That’s why Roosters tend
to have more acquaintances than actual friends. Still, any friend of a
Rooster knows how dependable and honest he is and treasures his
friendship despite his arrogance.
Friends: Oxen and Snakes
PARENTS AND BABIES
are quite protective of their children, always nurturing them
and caring for them. Sometimes they can be a bit overprotective in
trying to keep them safe. They are known to be very strict with their
children demanding respect not only for others, but their environments
and surroundings. Rooster parents will absolutely not tolerate bad
manners and are caught up in the way their children represent them
while they’re not there.
INFANT AND CHILD
born in the Year of the Rooster are bright, intelligent
children. They are creative and alert. They easily play and interact
with other children and generally like to learn new things. They are
eager to please parents and teachers alike. However, Rooster children
do not make the best scholars and they tend to excel in subjects where
interaction and social skills are required.
parents immediately click with their children and others find they will
never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it
happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Rooster parents and
with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating
not very close **
strong bonds ****
kind of distant *
a bit of erratic behavior **
divergent expectations *
temper tantrums **
affectionate in spite of the differences *
too headstrong **
very loving and understanding ****
incredibly supporting ****
****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
are generally pretty black or white when it comes to their
feelings. They either like you, or they don’t. There is no in between.
Although they are vocal with opinions and ideas, Roosters are pretty
tight-lipped about their personal emotions and feelings. They certainly
don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are intensely private
people who never kiss and tell.
are not extremely easy to live with. However, if you can get
past their bossy, obstinate, my way or no way exterior, you find a
wonderfully romantic, caring individual hidden beneath. Their hearts
are made of solid gold and they genuinely care abut their family and
friends as mush as they care about themselves (believe it or not!).
They are not suited for a sensitive partner, again, their candor and
wit can be humiliating at times. Roosters can be highly critical of
their partners, often expecting too much of them.
ROOSTER LOVE PARTNER
need a stable companion, one who can take everything he dishes
out. He needs someone who will stand up to him and his mincing words
and out him in place when need be. Roosters also need partners who will
deflate them when they are a bit too high on themselves and who can
take their constant boasting.
- More conflict than love.
- Good match.
You are both sexual and passionate and love each other intensely.
- Both are strong-willed which can make for some
difficult roads ahead.
- Very, very opposite. And no, you don’t attract each
- Your egos will deflate each other. Too
- Great pair! Go for it!
-You conflict about who is boss, but for the most part
you get along quite well.
- Not a good match. You’ll fight a lot.
-Not very attracted physically which can make for a
- You are both way too egotistical. There’s not enough
room for both heads.
- Not too much in common can make for dull conversations.
- Your differences can unite you.
Partners at a Glance
with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
not enough in common *
make a decision or keep moving **
nothing in common *
always exciting **
you have small arguments ***
destined to be successful ***
quite picky *
no way! *
hard, but achievable **
worth working on ***
**keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
yet witty, these Roosters speak in plain terms. They do not hold qualms
about their feelings and don’t mind sharing their points of view. They
are honest and trustworthy and expect the same of others, especially
friends and family.
Roosters are motivated and industrious individuals. They take on
responsibility and finish what they start. They must learn to relax
though in order to live to their full potential.
Roosters seem to know a lot, so they love a good, solid debate.
Politics or environmental subjects top their lists for discussion. They
want to maintain a good relationship with friends and have a knack for
Roosters are tender, sweet individuals, yet still rough
around the edges. They are efficient and sharp. These Roosters enjoy
the company of friends, family and even animals.
character loves to strut his stuff for anyone who will watch. He is
exuberant and flamboyant, full of energy and pizzazz. He is also
sincere, compassionate and attentive t his loved ones.
Roosters are logical, equipped to handle tasks others may turn away.
They are overtly detail-oriented, sometimes annoyingly so. They can be
critical and mistakenly mean if they do not choose their words
disorganized workplace or home will send this Rooster into a tailspin.
Clutter is his kryptonite, he hates it. He is sophisticated and
collected, admired by many for his cool demeanor.
are the most determined of the Roosters. Once they set a goal, they
cannot stop until they achieve it. They are motivated, industrious
individuals who work hard to satisfy their employers. They are deeply
emotional people, something one wouldn’t know by seeing their surfaces.
Rooster is relaxed, down-to-earth and likeable. He is a free spirit,
honest and openhearted. He does have a tendency to put his foot in his
mouth if he speaks before he actually realizes what he’s saying.
and destined for success, the Capricorn Rooster wants
nothing more than to succeed. He is practical and responsible...if you
want the job done, this is your man! On the darker side, this
motivation to succeed isn't without cause. This Rooster wants to be in
Roosters like to stand out in the crowd. Conformation is certainly not
their forte. They do not like to be tied down to one thing, person or
decision. They need to be thrown a curveball every once in a while to
stimulate their creativity.
yet sensitive describes this combination. Piscean Roosters
are not as blunt as other Roosters and take into consideration the
feelings of whomever they are about to offend. They do not like
confrontation or discord of any sort and will run from it if they have