Rooster - Chinese Zodiac Animal

Rooster - Chinese Zodiac Signs
  • 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.

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

2014 Predictions for the Rooster

Love: This is an auspicious year for Cockerels. Singles will find new admirers, and several of them, in their social life. Though couples are likely to see some considerable fluctuation in their emotional relationship, sincerity will see them through. Considering the prognosis for the year overall, relationships will emerge stronger than they entered it.

Career: 2014 is a good year for growth and to be ambitious. Others will prove supportive and useful, so do not spurn opportunities for cooperation. Business expansion, even a business start-up could prove beneficial this year in particular. However, be sure to maintain harmony in business relationships. This is a good year to exploit them, and so a very bad year in which to spoil them.

Wealth: Keep your head about you, and this could turn out to be a profitable year, perhaps even a very profitable year. Do not get carried away, though, and overplay your hand; your luck can only carry you so far, and only for as long as you remain vigilant. If you seek out new opportunities you will be likely to find them, and good ones at that. This is a particularly good year to take advantage of any particularprofessional skillsyou may have developed, and to put them into practice.

Health: Though a healthy enough year with no major threats, be wary of large changes in temperature, and steer clear of polluted or foetid air. You are vulnerable this year to respiratory illnesses above all.

General Outlook: A good year, all-in-all, auspicious stars are with you. An excellent year for development in terms of relationships, love, career and wealth. However,business is marginally favored over romance, so concentrate somewhat more of your effort in that direction if a choice needs to be made.

The Best Travel Destinations for the Rooster in 2014

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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