Rooster in Chinese Zodiac

The Rooster is the tenth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, and Monkey were the first nine to arrive, and Rooster followed soon after.

Rooster people are punctual and organized. In everyday life, Roosters know how to have fun, and like being honest, independent, and enthusiastic. They make for great company when they do not fall prey to their arrogance. Excellent leadership qualities and protectiveness are two powerful traits; they deeply care for those who need their protection.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Rooster

DateElement
Feb 13, 2029 – Feb 02, 2030Earth
Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018Fire
Feb 09, 2005 – Jan 28, 2006Wood
Jan 23, 1993 – Feb 09, 1994Water
Feb 05, 1981 – Jan 24, 1982Metal
Feb 17, 1969 – Feb 05, 1970Earth
Jan 31, 1957 – Feb 17, 1958Fire
Feb 13, 1945 – Feb 01, 1946Wood

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

QualityPositiveNegative
Numbers5, 7, and 8, including all numbers containing these, such as 75, 85, 578, and so on1, 3, and 9, along with numbers such as 139, 93, 39, and other
Colorsgold, yellow, and brownwhite and green
Flowersgladiola, impatiens, cockscomb 
DirectionEast 
Lunar Month8 
SeasonAutumn 
Western Zodiac MatchVirgo 
Yin or YangYin, the passive female principle of the universe, is characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold 
Hours of the Day5 pm to 7 pm 

Rooster Personality

With the ability to pay attention to details, Roosters can understand people and trends, and therefore it seems that they can perceive the future when analyzing the present situations. Their ability to understand the world better than the average person can make them communicative, generous, kind, and attentive to other people’s needs. They understand the importance of a good education, proper manners, and a well-maintained appearance. At their best, they can be role models for others and at their worst, they can be vain.

Strengths

Being independent, quick-minded, kind, intelligent, straightforward, sociable, shrewd, competitive, thoughtful, hard-working, and responsible.

Weaknesses

Being critical, impatient, cold, arrogant, vain, aloof, opinionated, and short-tempered.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Rooster

People born between Feb 13, 1945 – Feb 01, 1946, or Feb 09, 2005 – Jan 28, 2006, are Wood Roosters. These people like solving problems on their own, as they believe their ways to be better than anyone else’s. These Roosters are intelligent and sociable but get easily bored with the everyday routine.

Fire Rooster

Individuals born between Jan 31, 1957 – Feb 17, 1958, or Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018, are Fire Roosters. They are smart, classy, intelligent, and trustworthy, with strong leadership skills. Cunning and passionate in life, they find it easy to get what they want, but struggle to be patient and become easily bored at work.

Earth Rooster

Born between Feb 17, 1969 – Feb 05, 1970, or Feb 13, 2029 – Feb 02, 2030, Earth Roosters are active, perceptive, sociable, and hard-working. Their values revolve around truth and love, and they develop great perseverance in their quest for significant others, success, and knowledge. Although noble in their judgment, they can become proud and often find it difficult to accept other people’s opinions.

Metal Rooster

If you were born between Feb 05, 1981 – Jan 24, 1982, then you are a Metal Rooster. Metal Roosters are best characterized by being trustworthy, optimistic, idealistic, and surprisingly practical. You succeed at high levels in business and know how to turn a profit.

Water Rooster

People born between Jan 23, 1993 – Feb 09, 1994, are Water Roosters. Roosters of this element are smart, adaptable, and sensitive. They are patient and kind-hearted, but they also tend to speak their mind when they know the truth, which is a habit that makes them good in business and the best of friends.

Health for Rooster

Usually, Roosters are people with great health, vitality, and strength. They like practicing sports and challenging themselves, which helps their body recover fast and fight illness. At times, they can be moody and stressed because of being sensitive, but their favorite physical activities always help them feel better and stay on top of things. Being active and motivated, as well as mastering their routine, will keep Rooster people stay away from medicine for most of their lives.

Business and Career for Roosters

Energy, talent, and courage are the traits that keep Roosters among the top employees of their companies. They can deal with any kind of problem their job or business needs to address and show persistence in achieving their goals. They are prudent with money and do not set financial success as a priority at their workplace. They end up financially successful by always doing great work and standing out through their efforts. They have a heightened sense of style and fashion and great taste in clothes. Moreover, they are knowledgeable about many topics and can carry conversations with people who belong to different social statuses and classes than them. They can find great business partners among Pigs, Rabbits, and Dogs.

Rooster Relationships with Other Signs

Loyalty and sincerity are most important to a relationship for Roosters. They are sensitive, caring, and stand by their promises seeking to create real, meaningful relationships with those around them. Sometimes they can brag about themselves, which can take away some of their charm, but once they learn to keep it under control, they can become friends with everyone and keep friendships over long periods of time. The Rooster individual matches best with Ox and Snake; have okay relationships with Goat, Monkey, and Pig; and struggle with their own sign, Rat, Rabbit, Horse, and Dog.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat

    Rat

    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox

    Ox

    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger

    Tiger

    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit

    Rabbit

    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon

    Dragon

    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake

    Snake

    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse

    Horse

    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat

    Goat

    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey

    Monkey

    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster

    Rooster

    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog

    Dog

    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig

    Pig

    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031