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.
- Chinese Zodiac Rooster Years
- The Rooster's Personality
- Lucky/Unlucky Things for the Rooster
- Rooster's Love Compatibility
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
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|
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rooster
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
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.
Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator
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.
Best Suited 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: 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!
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|