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Year of the Rooster

Rooster is the tenth zodiac in the 12 Chinese zodiacs. It’s associated with the earthly branch You (酉), which corresponds to the hours 5-7 in the afternoon. In terms of Yin and Yang, the zodiac Rooster is Yin.

Years of the Rooster

Years of the Rooster


Associated Element


Heavenly Stems


Jan.26,1933 - Feb.13,1934



Ren You


Feb.13,1945 Feb.1,1946



Yi You


Jan.31,1957 Feb.17,1958



Ding You


Feb.17,1969 Feb.5,1970



Ji You


Feb.5,1981 Jan.24,1982



Xin You


Jan.23,1993 Feb.9,1994



Gui You


Feb.9,2005 Jan.28,2006



Yi You


Jan.28,2017 Feb.15,2018



Ding You


Feb.13,2029 Feb.2,2030



Ji Yo

Rooster People’s Personality


1. Persevering, persistent, brave, and decisive.

2. Social, confidant, methodical, and ambitious.

3. Diligent, honest, intelligent, dedicated, generous, and active.

4. Eloquent, straightforward, and responsible.

5. Competitive, quick-witted, and self-motivated.

6. Considerate and caring.


1. Vain, unrealistic, and too frank.

2. Selfish, mean and short-sighted.

3. Emotional and obstinate.

4. Strange, nagging, arrogant, and impatient.

Characteristics of Rooster Men

In life: men born in years of the rooster are good at managing finances and time. They always keep their income and expenditure balanced and make full use of their time to deal with all kinds of things. However, rooster men are not good at engaging in reformative works. They can only complete their own tasks. In addition, rooster men are emotional, which may hinder them from breaking new grounds.

In relationships: rooster men don't like experienced and reserved women. They prefer young girls and ladies. During the relationship, they like to be praised and complimented constantly so that their vanity can be satisfied.

In career: rooster men are born with natural abilities to deal with difficulties, so most of them can make their own business at a young age. However, to maintain a good career, rooster men need to control their rigorous characters and be mature.

Characteristics of Rooster Women

In life: women born in years of rooster often dress plainly and simply. They like a simple and natural life. In daily life, rooster women can take care of everything in their families. They like to be organized, so their houses are always tidy and clean. In addition, rooster women don't to take orders from other people, they often do a lot before anyone can tip them.

In relationships: rooster women often have issues to get intimate with people, as a result, they often meet their loved ones at a relatively old age.

In career: rooster women usually have a outstanding performance in their career. They are responsible, diligent, capable, and confidant. No matter how trivial their work is, rooster women will treat them seriously and do their best. Besides, rooster women are patient and loyal. They are very suitable for works that require great dedication like proofreading and research.

Roosters and Western Astrology Signs



Enthusiastic, curious, lively, and frank.


Wise, generous, reliable, confidant and optimistic.


Energetic, vigorous, and confidant.


Kind-hearted and generous.


Low-spirited, short-tempered, but kind.


Decisive, brave, acute, and practical.


Arrogant, self-conceited, and severe.


Talented, capable, and persistent.


Frank, honest, graceful, considerate and impressive.


Discreet, stubborn, upright and self-motivated.


Composed and insusceptible.


Adaptive, adventurous, and good at applying their strengths.

Roosters and Five Elements

Types of Tiger



Wood Rooster

1945, 2005

Wood roosters are generous, helpful, steady and responsible. They like to help people without asking for any return, and always try to do their job well. Besides, wood roosters can maintain a good relationship with their colleagues, so they often have a relatively good work at a young age. In addition, wood roosters value families and friends very much, they are willing to spend a lot of time to maintain those relationships.

Metal Rooster

1921, 1981

Golden roosters are talkative, principled and clear-minded. Before engaging in anything, they often make a plan and stick to it. Thus, golden roosters often have a good life. They also like freedom and hate regular work life. This is why most golden roosters choose to start their own business. Their acute perception and sharp business mind often help them to choose the profitable career.

Water Rooster

1933, 1993

Water roosters are sensitive, suspicious and lack of security. They often hold suspicion towards strangers. However, water roosters are very independent. They often solve problems by themselves no matter how serious the situation is. In life, water roosters are rather solitary, they don't like the social life. If they can get out and meet more people, water roosters will achieve a lot in their lives.

Fire Rooster

1957, 2017

Fire roosters have a high career ambition. They often put a lot of their energy into work and ignore their families. In their early ages of working, fire roosters won't be easy. They neither have a strong family background nor a big interpersonal relationship. Thus, fire roosters need to open a career on their own. In their middle ages, fire roosters can succeed in certain extent, but their long-time focusing on work often cost them the relationship with families.

Earth Rooster

1909, 1969

Earth roosters are honest, mild, and sincere. In relationships, they often do a lot and speak less. In work, these roosters are hardworking and dedicated.

Roosters with Different Blood Type

Roosters with Blood Type A

Roosters with blood type A ate disciplined, meticulous, eloquent, and ingenious. They like to help their friends in need. Besides, these roosters are obstinate, strong, self-motivated and value their career very much. They know when to show their ability and make fast and correct judgement.

Roosters with Blood Type B

Roosters with blood type B are independent, dignified, emotional, compassionate, rebellious and meticulous. They don't like to be bossed around, instead, they like to order other people to do things. In work, these roosters are responsible and serious, they always try their best to complete the tasks perfectly. In addition, the natural ability of judgement and execution enable roosters to deal with all kinds of trivial things well.

Roosters with Blood Type AB

Rooster people with blood type AB are straightforward, honest, kind-hearted, caring, helpful, and expressive. They can often move people by using emotions and reasons. These roosters also have a high competency. They can be the core leaders of a team and lead their colleagues to proceed as they planned. In addition, such roosters are competitive, vigorous, and acute, therefore, they can often succeed.

Roosters with Blood Type O

Roosters with blood type O are smart, deft, understanding, flexible, ingenious, obstinate and meticulous. They have a strong capability in judgement and leadership. Although these roosters seem playful and luxurious outside, they actually have a sense of justice and are willing to sacrifice for it.

Roosters’ Love Compatibility

Each zodiac has its own characteristics. Love compatibility of Chinese zodiacs take these characteristics, five elements, and the horoscope into account to predict the best and worst matches. Refer to following table for Roosters’ best matches.
























Good Matches: Ox, Snake

Bad Matches: Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Pig

Lucky and Unlucky Things for Rooster People

Lucky Things for Roosters

Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8

Lucky Colors: gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow

Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb

Lucky Directions: west, southwest, northeast

Things to be avoided

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9

Unlucky Colors: white, green

Unlucky Directions: east, north

Suitable Jobs and Careers for Roosters

Best Career for Roosters

Jobs suitable for roosters: politicians, police, diplomats, sportsmen, fashion designers, beauticians, tour guides, and artists. The best career for roosters are literature and art.

Best Business for Roosters - cosmetics

Roosters like to remain beautiful all the time. They are interested in and have a lot of experience in makeup. Therefore, if rooster engage in cosmetic business, they will be quite successful.

Who is the Best Business Partner for Roosters?

Rooster and Rat

Average partners.

Rooster and Ox

Great partners.

Rooster and Tiger

Average partners

Rooster and Rabbit

Bad partners.

Rooster and Dragon

Great partners.

Rooster and Snake

Great partners.

Rooster and Horse

Good partners.

Rooster and Goat

Average partners.

Rooster and Monkey

Average partners.

Rooster and Rooster

Bad partners.

Rooster and Dog

Average partners.

Rooster and Pig

Average partners.

How to Build Relationship with Roosters?

1.Reassure Them

Rooster people often lack a sense of security, they often feel sad for things that don't even concern them. Thus, the best way to get along with them is to reassure them and make them feel safe with you.

2.Be Patient

Rooster people may seem serious outside, they are actually stressful. They can’t bear everyone remain silent around them. Thus, if you can do the talk and say something humorous to break the ice, you will find roosters easygoing.

3.Be Convincing

Roosters are competitive, self-motivated and efficient. They have a clear goal for everything. Therefore, if you want to be their friends, you need to be convincing and respect them. They will agree with you once they find your ideas and actions reasonable and rational.

Roosters’ Fortune in 2020


Year 2020 is not a good year for roosters in terms of wealth. For rooster businessmen, they will be limited in their own business model and financial thinking, as a result, the profits they earn often can’t make up for the loss in investments. Therefore. These roosters need to listen to other people’s ideas and seek new ways. For roosters in start-ups, they need to do everything personally and be careful about the rumors. For working roosters, it’s hard to get a considerable amount of money this year. They just need to do their job.


In 2020, roosters will have a stable career. They may encounter some small setbacks, most of which can be solved by roosters. Besides, they often get help from their colleagues. Some roosters can get a promotion due to their outstanding performance in the company. In this cases, roosters need to be modest and keep progressing. For roosters new in workplace, no matter how capable they are, they need to be modest and make use of their talents in the right time.

Love & Romance

Year 2020 is an auspicious year for rooster in terms of love & romance. Their confidence, communication skills and charming personality will attract a lot of people. Single roosters are likely to find someone they like this year. For roosters already have a loved one, they need to be active and supportive. For married roosters, especially the ones married for a long time, they may have some intentions of breaking up, cheating, or even divorcing due to the monotonous marriage life. Therefore, they need to think about the other person’s goodness and merit sometimes and make chance to have some quality life together.


In 2020, roosters are often live in stress and anxiety due to the pressure from work and life. Therefore, they need to learn how to adjust their mind and release the negativity.

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