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2017 is a year of the Rooster. Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
The Rooster is tenth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year.
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.
Both the zodiac sign and the element shape the astrology of the year. For example, 2017 is a Fire Rooster year. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years.
The following famous Fire Roosters will be 60 this zodiac year: Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King III, Stephen Fry, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.
Both zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one’s personality and destiny. Below are the five types of Roosters:
|Type of Rooster||Year of Birth||Characteristics|
|Wood Rooster||1945, 2005||Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable|
|Fire Rooster||1957, 2017||Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work|
|Earth Rooster||1909, 1969||Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends|
|Gold Rooster||1921, 1981||Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking|
|Water Rooster||1933, 1993||Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate|
People born in a year of the Rooster are called Roosters in China. You have a 1 in 12 chance of being a Rooster.
Rooster years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting at Chinese New Year). So if you were born in January or February, use the tool on the right to see whether you're a Rooster.
Here are some of the world's most famous Roosters:
Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.
According to Chinese astrology, the year of one's birth sign is the most unlucky year in the 12-year cycle.
In a year of your sign, horoscopes for all aspects of your life will not be very good. However, you can reverse fate by attention to the God of Age “star” and warding off bad luck.
Roosters should be more careful in 2017. Find out more on How to Be Lucky in Your Birth Sign Year.
People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.
Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a 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 on any occasion.
Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don't. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.
Their behavior of continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.
People born in a year of the Rooster are typically healthy people. They are active and enjoy sports, such as hiking and swimming. Roosters don't get sick very often because they tend to fight illness 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. Roosters are hard working, multi-talented, and can deal with a variety of 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.
People born in a year of the Rooster will have more woe than weal in 2017. The big unlucky God of Age “star” will shine on Roosters, but also some lucky stars.
People born in a year of the Rooster can still, earn a significant amount, but will have to try hard. So they need to urge themselves that there is no reward without input. When they work hard, they can earn a considerable amount from their career, and, at the end of the year, they can accumulate substantial wealth.
As Roosters are in their zodiac year in 2017, they are in a year filled with bad luck. Therefore, they should just do their best and let things be, without setting their sights too high.
Businessmen will have to deal with operational pressures in 2017. Their expenses will increase, so they should plan to set a budget in advance. Instead of investing all their money, they should save money.
Roosters are in their zodiac year in 2017, so they will be unlucky and need to work very hard. However, there are two lucky stars related to careers, which can help them.
One star is Jiangxing, which means Roosters' in leadership will have luck. Roosters can achieve success by leading a team.
Another star is Jinkui, which means Roosters who are creative will be approved by their superiors. Their recognition, however, might not match their efforts.
Roosters are recommended to “do more and speak less” at work in 2017. They should work very hard to benefit from scant opportunities.
As it is an unlucky year for Roosters in 2017, so they will need to pay more attention to safety and health. Besides themselves, they will also need to take care of their families. When going out, they will need to watch out for steps and obey traffic rules when driving.
In 2017, Roosters might get lazy and upset, but they will need to encourage themselves. They should make some charity donations to increase their luck.
If you have been in a relationship for years, then 2017 is a good time for you to get married. Even if you don't have enough money or preparation time, these problems can be overcome with true love.
If your relationship doesn't progress, you should consider breaking up, especially for those Roosters who are 24 or 36 years old.
With so much pressure from work and emotional upheaval, Roosters have to calm down in order to handle romantic issues. Don't make a wrong decision on impulse.
Single Roosters will have the chance to find a partner, but the relationship might not be very stable, so be patient as it progresses.
Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. The love compatibility of Chinese zodiac animals takes into account the characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Rooster with other animals.