Chinese Zodiac - Rooster (Chicken)

Rooster (or Chicken) ranks the tenth among the Chinese zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, Rooster represents fidelity and punctuality, for it wakes people up on time. People born in the year of the Rooster are beautiful, kind-hearted, hard-working, courageous, independent, humorous and honest. They like to keep home neat and organized. On the other side, they might be arrogant, self-aggrandizing, persuasive to others and wild as well as admire things or persons blindly.

Chinese: 鸡 (Jī)
Earthly Branches: You (酉)
Energy: Yin
Five Elements: Metal (Jin)

Lucky Things

Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Lucky Gemstone: Citrine
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow
Lucky Directions: west, southwest, northeast
Best Match: Ox, Dragon, Snake

Unlucky Things

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 3, 9
Unlucky Colors: White, Green
Unlucky Direction: East
Worst Match: Rat, Rabbit, Rooster, Dog
Lucky Numbers: 10, 2, 6
Lucky Colors: Klein Blue, Pine Green

Rooster will be troubled by the inter-harming between Rooster and Dog and cannot get rid of the evil spirit of Tai Sui - the Grand Duke Jupiter in 2018. There will be a lot of troubles for you. Don’t take it lightly.

Yearly Horoscope for Rooster Born in Different Years

1969 Rooster 1981 Rooster 1993 Rooster

2018 Horoscope for Rooster

Best Months: March, November, December
Worst Months: February, May, August

Monthly Horoscope for Rooster


Rooster will have a good fortune in career and study in 2019. However, you may suffer financial losses and be prone to illness, injury or disaster. Therefore, you should be more careful, deal with everything calmly, listen more to other's opinions and never act in an arbitrary or reckless manner, so as to get over the year safely.

2019 Horoscope for Rooster

Good Luck Charms for rooster

Choose a Chinese Zodiac lucky charm bracelet for rooster to help you improve luck and exorcise evil spirits in daily life.

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Years of the Rooster

Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
01/26/1933 02/13/1934 Yin Water Gui You
02/13/1945 02/01/1946 Yin Wood Yi You
01/31/1957 02/17/1958 Yin Fire Ding You
02/17/1969 02/05/1970 Yin Earth Ji You
02/05/1981 01/24/1982 Yin Metal Xin You
01/23/1993 02/09/1994 Yin Water Gui You
02/09/2005 01/28/2006 Yin Wood Yi You
01/28/2017 02/15/2018 Yin Fire Ding You
02/13/2029 02/02/2030 Yin Earth Ji You

Personality of the Rooster

The rooster is the dawn announcer waking people up on time in the morning. Since the ancient times, it has been thought to have the ability of divining the future. Also in Greek mythology, it is said that the rooster can feel what will happen in the future. So, it is regarded as the god's ambassador. The people born in the year of the rooster also have the ability to discern what is coming. They like to think more and have a good plan when dealing with things. Also, they usually use in ways others could never have imagined to solve problems which making others surprise.

The people under the Rooster sign are warm, generous, diligent, sociable and very capable speakers. They have quick wit and think fast. So sometimes they are impatient. When talking, they may stammer as their mouth couldn’t catch up with the brain. To change this, they need to think slowly. The men born in the year of the rooster usually pay great attention on his appearance. They dress well no matter in casual clothes or suit. The women also are beautifully dressed with a variety of colors. As they attach great importance to the attire, they look upon with disapproval to those who dress casually and don’t like to communicate with them. Therefore, they usually leave an impression of coldness to others. Please click for more about Rooster Personality Traits.

Rooster People's Personality by Five Elements
Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Rooster.
Metal Rooster: 1981 (Feb. 05, 1981 - Jan. 24, 1982)
Earth Rooster: 1969 (Feb. 17, 1969 - Feb. 05, 1970)
Fire Rooster: 1957 (Jan. 31, 1957 - Feb. 17, 1958) and 2017 (Jan.28, 2017 - Feb. 15, 2018)
Wood Rooster: 1945 (Feb. 13, 1945 - Feb. 01, 1946) and 2005 (Feb.09, 2005 - Jan. 28, 2006)  
Water Rooster: 1933 (Jan. 26, 1933 - Feb. 13, 1934) and 1993 (Jan. 23, 1993 - Feb. 09, 1994)

Rooster People's Personality by Blood Types
Rooster People with Blood Type O
Rooster People with Blood Type A
Rooster People with Blood Type B
Rooster People with Blood Type AB

Compatibility with other Animals

Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

Following are the compatibility chart of the Rooster with other signs. → more about Rooster Compatibility.

Best Match

Lively Pair

Worst Match

Rooster's Best Birth Dates, Months and Times

Rooster's Fate by Birth Time
The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Rooster sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 07:00-09:00, 11:00-13:00, 15:00-17:00 and 21:00-23:00 are most auspicious.

Rooster's Fate by Birth Date
Best Birth Dates:
The Roosters born in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd or the 26th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

Rooster's Fate by Birth Month
Best Birth Months: Auspicious birth months for the Roosters are February, March, April, August and September. Following are explanations about how lucky they are.
February: Born in February, they are blessed to enjoy a free and pleasant life. No matter in career or other aspects, they could achieve great success.
March: The Roosters born in March are pretty clever and could adjust to the changing circumstances. Their life would be glorious that bring prestige and honor to their families.
April: The Roosters born during April are optimistic by nature. Their fine business brain, intelligence, earnest and down-to-earth spirit enable them to own a prosperous business which is started from scratch.
August: Born in August, they are bold and crafty in character. Together with their strong will and wisdom, they could get a distinguished career and respected by others.
September: The Roosters born in September are capable, independent and pleasant in personality. They could have a good run for money. The life for them will be pleasant and comfortable.

Note: The dates and months here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

Careers for Rooster

The Rooster people are usually energetic and have a strong ability to deal with affaires. Most of them build their own careers in earlier days. Also in work, they are serious, talented and courageous. They hate to be ordered to do things. Based on these, suitable jobs for the Roosters include politicians, policemen, diplomats, sportsmen, dress designers and beauticians. Also, they are fit to show their ability in the fields of tourism and entertainment.
● Best Working Partners: Ox, Dragon and Snake
● Best Age to Start a Business for Rooster: Age 50 – 60
● Best Career Field for Rooster: Literature and Art
● Best Business to Do: Daily necessities Store, Cosmetic Store
● Best Direction for Career: West, South and Southeast

Auspicious Chinese Names

When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Rooster, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Rooster, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Roosters.
Auspicious Chinese Names for the Rooster

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Lastest Questions and Answers

Is red a good color for a metal rooster to wear in 2018? (1 Reply ) Asked by Candace neale | 6/29/2018 8:54:37 AM

Rooster or Dog? (1 Reply ) Asked by PT | 5/1/2018 10:56:26 PM

Can I substitute the rooster for phoenix? (1 Reply ) Asked by M Huang | 2/10/2018 7:27:32 PM

Men of which sign tend to be more loyal and faithful: Ox men OR Rooster men? (1 Reply ) Asked by Anna | 12/2/2017 2:50:06 PM

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