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Year of the Rooster

Written by Ruby Zhao Updated Feb. 12, 2024

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

In Chinese culture, the Rooster is often regarded as a symbol of perseverance, hard work, punctuality, timekeeping, and being alert.

People born in the year of Rooster are usually self-assured, confident, and ambitious. They display dedication and discipline towards their tasks, often striving for excellence in whatever they do

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Chinese Zodiac Rooster Years

Year of the Rooster

The Rooster ranks the 10th among the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year-cycle.

Most recent years of the Rooster are 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945...

If you were born in one of the above calendar years, your Chinese zodiac sign is probably the Rooster, and in China you would be known as a Rooster.

However, the Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid-February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February in one of the above years, you might be a Rooster, or possibly an Monkey.

Additionally, if you were born in January/February in one of the years immediately following those above (2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, etc.), then you may be a Rooster or a Dog.

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

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Dates for Rooster Years

Rooster Years Date Element
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

Roosters' Horoscope Predictions and Lucky Color for 2024

In 2024, Roosters, according to Chinese astrology, you will be blessed with the support and favor of auspicious stars, leading to a relatively prosperous personal fortune. Particularly in terms of your career and social life, you will reach new heights.

Whether you are a seasoned individual or a complete newcomer, you will excel in your work. Your social connections and network will expand immensely and your financial prospects will be exceptionally pleasing. However, it is important to note that not everything will be perfect as there will also be certain unfavorable aspects affecting your overall fortune.

When it comes to your romantic journey, 2024 holds promising prospects for your love life. With auspicious stars casting their protective light upon your fortune, your social and romantic relationships are bound to thrive. Whether you are already committed or currently single, your fate shall experience a flourishing season. Single Roosters could get ready for a vibrant love life. If you have found love, you will enjoy a stable and harmonious relationship.

Lucky color for 2024: ocean blue, deep purple, and warm orange.

Check out Monthly Fortune for Rooster in 2024

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.

Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. They are usually 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.

Most Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don't.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Roosters

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, a Wood Rooster comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. This means there are five types of Rooster, each with different characteristics:

Element of Rooster Personality
Wood Rooster Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
Fire Rooster Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
Earth Rooster Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
Gold Rooster Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking
Water Rooster 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

Things that will bring Roosters luck:

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
  • Lucky directions: south, southeast

Things that Roosters should avoid:

  • Unlucky color: red
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: east

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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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.

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

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.

Check Other Chinese Zodiac Animals

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