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Year of the Rooster

  • Lucky Colors: gold, brown, yellow
  • Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: gladiola, balsamine, cockscomb
  • Year of Birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029


The rooster ranks tenth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented, roosters are very confident about themselves. They are always active, amusing and popular among the crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm at any occasion. They expect others to listen to them while they speak and can become agitated if others don’t. Vain and boastful, roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments. Their continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.


People born in the year of the rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports such as hiking and swimming. They don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness fairly well. Even when they do become ill, they feel better quickly. Roosters are a little sensitive, and they feel stressed and moody at times.


Roosters are more motivated than other animals in the Chinese zodiac, making their careers a priority in their lives. They are hard working, multi-talented and can deal with different jobs. Good career choices for roosters are newsreader, sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer.


Roosters are loyal and they make devoted friends. They always keep their promises and are always true to their word. Sensitive individuals may find it hard to get along well with roosters, because they always brag about themselves and their accomplishments, which may make others uncomfortable.


Best with: Ox, Dragon or Snake
Worst with: Rabbit, Chicken or Dog

2015 Predictions for the Rooster

Love: Their romantic life will not be very good in 2015; therefore, single people should not get their hopes up. Married couples will barely have time to get along with their partners, resulting in an alienation of affections amongst couples.

Fortune: People who were born in a year of the rooster will have a neutral fortune. They will lose money when investing in real estate in 2015 and it will also be inadvisable for them to lend money to friends and relatives as harmonious relationships will be hurt due to money.

Career: Great pain and little gain will soon make them weary in 2015; therefore, it will make them feel better to perform their own jobs well.

Health: The outlook for good health will not be very optimistic, and they will be vulnerable to disasters in 2015; therefore, they should avoid taking part in adventurous activities.

The Best Travel Destinations for the Rooster in 2015

Roost in the south east and the north. Anywhere else? Best forget it. However, that's not so limiting. Guangzhou, Guilin, Xiamen, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Beijing, Tianjin, Baotou, Hohhot, Datong are just some of the places you can visit. You really don't need to take wing to have a good time in China anywhere else so please, don't try. Especially don't try Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia. These are well within the problem area and may end up seeing you on the menu at KFC.

Famous People Who Belong to Rooster

President Lula of Brazil, born on October 27th, 1945, namely in the year of Yiyou of the Chinese lunar calendar, which belongs to the Rooster sign.

Chandrika Kumaratunga (born in June, 1945), President of Sri Lanka.

Liu Che, or Emperor Wu of Han (156 BC-87 BC).

Zhuge Liang (181-234), a famous statesman and militarist in the Three Kingdoms period.

Mozi (468 BC-376 BC), an outstanding thinker and scientist; the founder of Mohism.

Mencius (390 BC-305 BC), a statesman, thinker and educator in the Warring States period.

The City That Represent the Rooster

As the crowing of the rooster is associated with the dawn of the day, so Xi'an is associated with the dawn of Chinese civilization. There is a saying in China. '20-year-old China; Shenzhen. 100-year-old China; Shanghai. 1,000-year-old China; Beijing. 5,000-year-old China; Xi'an'. Such is its importance in world civilization that Xi'an deservedly finds its place alongside Athens, Rome and Cairo in the top-four ancient capitals. From the 11th century BCE to the 10th century CE, Xi'an hosted no less than 13 dynasties and regimes in the flux of Chinese history.

Xi'an is a crucial stopping-point for any visitor to China for one of the most spectacular archaeological finds ever made — that of the Terracotta Army beneath nearby fields, (秦始皇兵马俑), preserved today in situ. To come to China and not to see the Terracotta Army would be as strange as to buy a lock without a key. If anything says 'China', this is it.

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