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Year of the Rooster – 10th Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Year of the Rooster is tenth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Rooster years are …1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Rooster.

Legend has it that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12-cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. The Rooster arrived late and ranked tenth. Last were Dog and Pig.

Chinese Zodiac Years – Rooster Years

According to the theory of Chinese elements, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements; wood, fire, earth, gold (metal) or water. They come in cycles, with the Wood Rooster coming once every 60 years. Theory has it that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element.

There are five types of Rooster as follows.

Type of Rooster

Year of Birth



1945, 2005

Over-confident, sensitive, energetic and unstable


1957, 2017

Trustworthy, time-conscious and responsible


1909, 1969

Lovely, generous, trustworthy and popular among friends

Gold (metal)

1921, 1981

Determined, brave, persevering and hard-working


1933, 1993

Smart, quick-witted, tender-hearted and compassionate

Rooster's Personality Traits

Positive Attributes:

One of the key attributes of the Rooster is his or her capacity for perception. Typically Roosters can assess individuals and circumstances quickly and precisely. They are believed by many to have uncanny intuition.

Most Roosters are fashionable, even ostentatious, while at the same time conservative in sentiment.

It’s normal for Roosters to invest hours in shopping and to spend time admiring themselves in the mirror. While Roosters will spend much cash on clothes and shoes, they are actually canny customers, carefully comparing prices to find the best deal.

In the realm of entertaining others, the Rooster is the perfect host. In case you need an occasion to go off impeccably, ask a Rooster to organize it.

In friendship, the Rooster is committed and loyal. You will find Roosters are awesome at keeping promises. If the Rooster says he or she will do something, you can be sure it will be done.

Roosters are also remarkable coordinators. They lead refined lives, are clean, and make decisions quickly, when clearly presented with all the possibilities. They are dedicated, gifted, bold, and ingenious. They are also confident with an infectious character, though they may seem a bit overwhelming at times.

Finally, most Roosters are great talkers. They have the capacity to strike up a conversation at any time, any place, and with anybody.

Negative Attributes:

The Rooster’s potential ruin lies in his or her propensity to fantasize. Roosters regularly dream. This creates problems insofar as the dreams are fantasies, and can basically never be realized. Consequently, you will discover that Roosters often feel perplexed and disillusioned, unable to accomplish the things they have dreamed of.

Occasionally, Roosters can be more insistent than is really appropriate; particularly in case they feel something has not been properly weighed up. Moreover, Roosters have a vain side and like to gloat.

Another realm in which the Rooster struggles is with being so limited. Roosters as a rule do not mix their words, saying what they think – period. While being frank can be positive at times, it can sometimes be taken too far in the case of the Rooster.

To Roosters, the idea taking a seat to unwind for a while is almost unimaginable. With a mind that is always on the move, it is difficult for the Rooster to sit down and relax.

Rooster's Love Compatibility

Rooster's Love Compatibility

Best Match with Rooster: Ox, Dragon, or Snake

Roosters are cheerful, sociable but also easy to get bored once they work for a long time, so they can be attracted by the honest and persistent Oxen.

Couples that are formed from Rooster and Snake complement the other in personality. Roosters and Dragons have the same inventive personality and could make an awesome match if they have shared objectives.

Worst Match with Rooster: Rat, Rabbit, Rooster, or Dog

Rooster has a clashing relationship with Rat, or Rabbit.
Relationships of Roosters and Dogs will be full of tension and end in arguments. Roosters are not compatible with themselves, either. They fight often and can’t compromise.

Lucky Things for Rooster for 2020

Lucky Things for Roosters

Roosters’ Unlucky Things

  • Unlucky umbers: 1, 3 and 9
  • Unlucky colors: red
  • Unlucky direction: east

Rooster's Prediction for 2020

Overall Fortune

Rooster's Prediction for 2020

Career and Finance – Good

Individuals conceived in a Year of the Rooster will make great strides in their careers as long as they step up to the mark.

Company representatives will earn a lot of profit, while others will be promoted in their work. They should still exercise due caution in regard to colleagues and avoid broader issues of investment and finance.

Caution, particularly in the first and second Chinese lunar months, will help advance their careers.

  • Ideal Jobs for Roosters: Good career choices for Roosters include: teacher, hairdresser, waiter, newsreader, journalist, public relations officer, travel writer, sales person, police officer, security guard, farmer, fireman, restaurant owner, soldier, athlete, surgeon and dentist.

Health – Excellent

Individuals conceived in a Year of the Rooster will generally enjoy excellent health. Nothing will really bother them, except interruptions to their time schedule and sympathy for others, which will both require self-discipline.

Roosters ought to focus attention on the health of senior relatives and children. They should take special care of children during the 6th and 7th Chinese lunar months, or they might end up regretting it.

Relationships – Fluctuating

Individuals conceived in a Year of the Rooster will have fluctuating relationships. They’ll have to work hard on relationships and make sure they don’t become involved in any rash activities.

  • Male Roosters in Love - Impulsive
  • Female Roosters in Love - Loyal

Compatible Zodiac Signs According to Months of Birth

  • January - Rooster is ready. Girl's match is Dog. Boy's match is Horse.
  • February - Rooster loves opportunity. Girl's match is Dragon. Boy's match is Rat.
  • March - Rooster is equitable and right. Girl's match is Dragon. Boy's match is Rabbit.
  • April - Rooster is chipper and joyful. Girl’s match is Sheep. Boy’s match is Snake.
  • May - Rooster is enterprising and reasonable. Girl's match is Snake. Boy's match is Dog.
  • June - Rooster is touchy. Girl's match is Tiger. Boy's match is Rabbit.
  • July - Rooster is reckless and eager. Girl's match is Ox. Boy's match is Horse.
  • August - Rooster is enterprising and free. Girl's match is Tiger. Boy's match is rooster.
  • September - Rooster is gallant and fearless. Girl's match is rooster. Boy's match is Pig.
  • October - Rooster is idealistic and earnest. Girl's match is Snake. Boy's match is Dragon.
  • November - Rooster is immaculate and stunning. Girl's match is Horse. Boy's match is Dragon.
  • December - Rooster is proactive. Girl's match is Pig. Boy's match is Dog.


Famous People Born in the Year of Rooster

Many famous people were born in the year of the Rooster. They work in all spheres of life, ranging from sports and drama to music and politics. Below is a list of 10 famous people who were born in the year of the Rooster.

Born in 1933

John Barry (composer & conductor)

Born in 1933

Denny Aiello (actor)

Born in 1945

Earl Billings (actor)

Born in 1969

Paul Adelstein (television actor)

Born in 1977

Sam Anderson (actor)

Born in 1981

Ben Barnes (actor)

Born in 1981

Crystal Balint (film actress)

Born in 1981

Michael Adamthwaite (voice actor)

Born in 1987

Chris Baker (American football player)

Born in 1993

Sierra Abel (actress)

People born in Rooster years are observant, diligent and certain. They have lucky and unlucky things. In 2020, Rooster people will makegreat strides in careers, enjoy excellent health, earn a lot of profit in finance, and have fluctuating relationships. All these predictions, however, serve for reference only, just like western astrology.

Introduction to the 12 Animals

We list all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, if you want to check out the animal sign that your parents or your kids belong to:

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