The Year of the Rooster — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018 & 2019

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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.

2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year — What ”Fire Rooster Year” Means

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

Are You a Rooster?

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:

  • Bob Marley (born 6 February 1945), a Wood Rooster
  • Jennifer Lopez (born July 24, 1969), an Earth Rooster
  • Britney Spears (born December 2, 1981), a Gold Rooster

Rooster Years Are Unlucky for Roosters!

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.

The Luckiest Things for Roosters

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
  • Lucky directions: south, southeast
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.

Things That Roosters Should Avoid

  • Unlucky color: red
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: east
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months


The Rooster's Personality: Observant, Hardworking...

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People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.

Active, Amusing, and Popular Among a Crowd

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.

Roosters are Healthy and Enjoy Sports

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.

The Best Jobs and Careers for Roosters


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.

How to Build Relationships with "Roosters"

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.

Roosters’ Fortune, Work, Love, and Health Prospects in 2018 & 2019


Finances in 2018 — ★★★☆☆


Roosters’ financial prospects in 2018 are average. Your investments will improve overall, but there is no big fortune to be made.

If you are a Rooster, you will be rewarded if you invest in real estate with the help of seniors. You will also probably receive better treatment because of your qualification certificates or good reputation.

What’s more, there are also good omens for you to make money on the mineral industry. However, you might encounter some stress and be misled.

2018 is good for entrepreneurs. You will get quite good returns, but your stress levels will also be increasing. You should pay attention to abiding by local laws.

Career Prospects in 2018 — ★★★★☆


Roosters have good career prospects in 2018.

Roosters, you will have great chances for a promotion. And you will achieve great progress in research publications, building your reputation, studies, and job applications. You will be helped by seniors or leaders.

What’s more, for those who are in business, it’s a good year for you to engage in thermal power projects, the mineral industry, and real estate projects.

If you work with seniors, you will make greater progress. But you will need to face some stress, and you might be obstructed by a vice leader.

Love in 2018 — ★★☆☆☆


Roosters are not lucky in love in 2018.

Female Roosters, you will fare better than male Roosters. But you will easily be misled in building a relationship. Or you will feel upset at the beginning, and you will have to spend more effort in order to make the relationship work.

For male Roosters, your seniors will offer you some help. But you and your loved one will be at odds. You will be under pressure when communicating, and the relationship will be unstable.

Health in 2018 — ★★☆☆☆


Roosters are not lucky with their health in 2018.

Roosters, your respiratory system might easily be infected, and your stomach will not feel well. It will be easy for you to catch a cold. You should also be careful of food poisoning.

Roosters need to be especially careful of mushroom poisoning, or other food materials that come from the soil. Sometimes poison will not be the problem, just bacteria that cause stomach upsets.

Don’t stay up late, and take time to relax at places with woods and lakes.

Love Compatibility for Roosters

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.

  • Best with an Ox or Snake
  • Worst with a Rat, Rabbit, Horse, or Pig
Love Compatibility with the Rooster

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