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Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster

Written by Fercility JiangUpdated Apr. 4, 2023

Years of the Rooster include 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945...

The Rooster is 10th among the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Every 12 years is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year.

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Chinese Zodiac Rooster Years

Most recent years of the Rooster are 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957 and 1945.

People born in a year of the Rooster are called Roosters in China. You have a one 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 in one of the above years, you might be a Rooster, or possibly a Monkey. 

Use our "Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign" tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

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Year of the Rooster Dates

Zodiac Rooster Year When Type of Rooster
1933 January 26, 1933 – February 13, 1934 Water Rooster
1945 February 13, 1945 – February 1, 1946 Wood Rooster
1957 January 31, 1957 – February 17, 1958 Fire Rooster
1969 February 17, 1969 – February 5, 1970 Earth rooster
1981 February 5, 1981 – January 24, 1982 Gold rooster
1993 January 23, 1993 – February 9, 1994 Water Rooster
2005 February 9, 2005 – January 28, 2006 Wood Rooster
2017 January 28, 2017 – February 15, 2018 Fire Rooster
2029 February 13, 2029 – February 2, 2030 Earth Rooster

Zodiac Rooster's Personality: observant, hardworking...

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

1993 Chinese Zodiac is Rooster

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.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Roosters

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign but also with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.

Both the zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one's personality and destiny. Below are the five types of Rooster:

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

See Chinese Zodiac Roosters and the 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rooster

Lucky Things for the Roosters

Lucky 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.

Unlucky Things for Roosters:

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

Love Compatibility for Roosters

The Rooster's Love Compatibility

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, Dragon, or Snake
  • Worst with a Rat, or Rabbit

Want to know if she/he is compatible with you? Use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. Or you can check the 12 Chinese zodiac signs' love compatibility in detail. 

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Roosters' Horoscope for 2023

As 2023 is a year of the Rabbit, Roosters, you will suffer from opposition to Tai Sui (the 'age star') in 2023, and your luck will be particularly unfavorable. You should maintain an optimistic attitude, be prepared to meet various challenges, and put in more effort than last year. 

You are predicted to have poor career development prospects in 2023. Studying a lot in your spare time and learning the knowledge and skills related to your current work can bring you better career development luck in the future.

The wealth projection for you Rooster people in 2023 is extremely unfavorable, because of the impact of your career problems on your earnings.

The love fortunes of you Rooster people will offer up a great turning point, and your love life will be highly enriched.

Check Monthly Fortune for Rooster

Best Suited Careers for Roosters

2005 Chinese Zodiac is the Rooster

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: news broadcaster, 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 feel uncomfortable.

Rooster Years Are Unlucky for Roosters!

1993 Chinese Zodiac is the Rooster

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 paying attention to the God of Age, Tai Sui, and warding off bad luck.

Therefore, Roosters should pay special attention to avoid misfortune in their lives in the year of their birth sign. The next Rooster year is 2029. Find out more on How to Be Lucky in Your Birth Sign Year.

Famous Rooster People

Famous Rooster Birth Date Element
Bob Marley February 6, 1945 Wood Rooster
Jennifer Lopez July 24, 1969 Earth Rooster
Britney Spears December 2, 1981 Gold Rooster
Hans Zimmer September 12, 1957 Fire Rooster

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