The Rooster is a flamboyant personality, feisty and obstinate. He is quite the extrovert who loves to strut his stuff and is proud of who he is. Outwardly confident, the Rooster is also a trustworthy, hardworking individual. He’ll tell it like it is with no qualms or reservations.
Years of the Rooster
Rooster Years are tenth in the cycle following the Monkey Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Rooster Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE ROOSTER
Roosters are very loyal individuals. They do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up front and honest people and expect those around them to be the same. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, at a party or just a social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charisma and wit in a minute. This star quality can be overbearing, for a Rooster expects you to listen to him while he speaks and can become agitated if you don’t. Roosters do have a tendency to brag about themselves and their achievements and demand an attentive audience when doing so.
People born in the Year of the Rooster share certain characteristics. The Rooster Sign is an abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following are features associated with the Sign of the Rooster.
Tenth in order, Chinese name—JI, sign of honesty
Brave, Romantic, Motivated, Proud, Blunt, Resentful, Boastful
IN YOUR ELEMENT
The characteristics of the Rooster are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL ROOSTER 1921 AND 1981
Metal Roosters can come off as arrogant and stuck up at times. They need a cushion for that overextended ego and someone to make sure it stays inflated. They are reasonable people who seem to analyze every decision they make and every situation they find themselves in. They are standoffish at times and can let their aggression get in the way of a blossoming friendship or romance. These Roosters should take a breather from their egos long enough to really enjoy what they have to offer.
THE WATER ROOSTER 1933 AND 1993
This Rooster is a bit more docile than the other Roosters. He is quieter, more tranquil, not as vocal or as spotlight hungry as other Roosters. These Roosters are great communicators probably because they do possess the ability to tone things down a bit. They have boundless energy that sometimes gets caught up in detail which causes a lapse in concentration. They have to learn to appreciate detail but not to harp on it, otherwise they may miss the final destination.
THE WOOD ROOSTER 194S AND 2005
This Rooster is different in that he enjoys being a part of the team rather than in the spotlight like other Roosters. He likes the company of others and is a genuine friend. These Roosters work for the betterment of society, working diligently to change the evils of it. They expect quality attempts from others involved with the causes and sometimes expect too much of their co-volunteers, as they do of themselves. Often, because of this desire to help society, these Roosters overcommitt themselves, unable to finish what they’ve started.
THE FIRE ROOSTER 1957 AND 2017
A Fire Rooster’s image is his most prized possession. He spends a lot of time making himself look good, causing him to appear vain. He is flaunty and dramatic, yet he is a brilliant social organizer who loves to plan parties and gatherings. They do have a tendency to be a bit bossy and this combined with a bluntness can cause hurt feelings and bruised egos amongst co-workers. Still, these Roosters make great leaders, creative, diligent and motivated.
THE EARTH ROOSTER 1909 AND 1969
This Rooster is overtly organized. He is a little reserved and quite careful in his decision-making. These Roosters are hard workers as well, and can handle several tasks at once. They are detail-oriented who are quite efficient and self-sufficient. They take on responsibility without a cause and are motivated only in wanting to be successful. Sometimes they can be abrasive with colleagues if work is not up to their standards. This can cause resentment, so the Earth Rooster must be careful in his approach of his point of view, being sure to be honest and still kind.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
Roosters are typically fit people. They enjoy sports and active hobbies such as hiking and swimming. They don’t get sick very often because they tend to fight illness fairly well. However, when they do get ill, they usually bounce right back. Roosters can be a little high strung, suffering from dramatic mood swings and stress.
AT HOME WITH THE ROOSTER
As proud as they are of themselves, you can only imagine how they are about their homes. Roosters put a lot of effort into their homes as they reflect the Roosters assets and taste. They are very neat and clean and have everything in its own specific place. They make a chore out of cleaning out drawers and closets with a knack for rearranging them better and better each time they attempt it. This habit is enough to drive anyone berserk, but a Rooster’s family understands his need for a dramatic appearance.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE ROOSTER AT WORK
Roosters are more motivated than most other Animal Signs, making their careers a priority in their lives. They are hard working, flexible individuals able to stick to the given tasks. They are generally successful individuals who reach the top of their chosen professions.
MONEY AND THE ROOSTER
An eye for detail means the Rooster is pretty good at handling his finances. He is able to give others good financial advice and can help get budgets under control. However, when it comes to his own finances, the Rooster is either or. He either spends it all or hoards it for a rainy day.
Those born in the Year of the Rooster share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The occupations best suited for the Rooster are listed below:
ROOSTERS MAKE EXCELLENT:
Armed forces members
Certified Public Accountants
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Whether Roosters are compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business partners can also be very useful.
Roosters ruled by Benefit from Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Snakes Fire Roosters
Water Metal Oxen Earth Pigs
Wood Water Pigs Metal Pigs
Fire Wood Sheep Water Dogs
Earth Fire Dragons Wood Tigers
Leisurely activities and pleasures
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Since Roosters are born under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following are similar likes and dislikes of the Rooster personality.
Color Preference: Peach, apricot
Gems and Stones: Diamond, Ruby, Topaz
Suitable Gifts: Terrarium, walking cane, flask, bonsai tree
Hobbies and Pastimes: Fishing, gardening, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing
Roosters Dislike: Being made fun of, bad hygiene, impoliteness, unmotivated people
THE ROOSTER ON VACATION
The appearance-oriented Rooster must go to all the cool, fashionable places when traveling. These people take pride in knowing all of the latest trends in hair, makeup and fashion. They like to spend their money in exclusive department stores where they oooh and ahh over the expensive merchandise. However, the Rooster is also capable of spending a vacation relaxing, as long as it’s in a five-star hotel with gourmet food and wine.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
Friends of the Rooster cannot be sensitive people. As bossy, overbearing and blunt as the Rooster is, you can imagine just about anyone wouldn’t last without a sense of humor! That’s why Roosters tend to have more acquaintances than actual friends. Still, any friend of a Rooster knows how dependable and honest he is and treasures his friendship despite his arrogance.
Best Friends: Oxen and Snakes
Mortal Enemies: Rabbits
ROOSTER PARENTS AND BABIES
Roosters are quite protective of their children, always nurturing them and caring for them. Sometimes they can be a bit overprotective in trying to keep them safe. They are known to be very strict with their children demanding respect not only for others, but their environments and surroundings. Rooster parents will absolutely not tolerate bad manners and are caught up in the way their children represent them while they’re not there.
ROSTER INFANT AND CHILD
Children born in the Year of the Rooster are bright, intelligent children. They are creative and alert. They easily play and interact with other children and generally like to learn new things. They are eager to please parents and teachers alike. However, Rooster children do not make the best scholars and they tend to excel in subjects where interaction and social skills are required.
ROOSTER PARENT/CHILD KINSHIPS
Some parents immediately click with their children and others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen. Following are compatibility ratings between Rooster parents and their children.
Rooster with Under the same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat not very close **
Ox strong bonds ****
Tiger kind of distant *
Rabbit a bit of erratic behavior **
Dragon understanding ***
Snake divergent expectations *
Horse temper tantrums **
Sheep affectionate in spite of the differences *
Monkey conflicting *
Rooster too headstrong **
Dog very loving and understanding ****
Pig incredibly supporting ****
*uphill struggle **some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
THE ROOSTER LOVER
Roosters are generally pretty black or white when it comes to their feelings. They either like you, or they don’t. There is no in between. Although they are vocal with opinions and ideas, Roosters are pretty tight-lipped about their personal emotions and feelings. They certainly don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves. They are intensely private people who never kiss and tell.
Roosters are not extremely easy to live with. However, if you can get past their bossy, obstinate, my way or no way exterior, you find a wonderfully romantic, caring individual hidden beneath. Their hearts are made of solid gold and they genuinely care abut their family and friends as mush as they care about themselves (believe it or not!). They are not suited for a sensitive partner, again, their candor and wit can be humiliating at times. Roosters can be highly critical of their partners, often expecting too much of them.
THE ROOSTER LOVE PARTNER
Roosters need a stable companion, one who can take everything he dishes out. He needs someone who will stand up to him and his mincing words and out him in place when need be. Roosters also need partners who will deflate them when they are a bit too high on themselves and who can take their constant boasting.
PARTNERS IN LOVE
More conflict than love.
Good match. You are both sexual and passionate and love each other intensely.
Both are strong-willed which can make for some difficult roads ahead.
Very, very opposite. And no, you don’t attract each other.
Your egos will deflate each other. Too high-maintenance.
Great pair! Go for it!
You conflict about who is boss, but for the most part you get along quite well.
Not a good match. You’ll fight a lot.
Not very attracted physically which can make for a difficult romance.
You are both way too egotistical. There’s not enough room for both heads.
Not too much in common can make for dull conversations.
Your differences can unite you.
Love Partners at a Glance
Rooster with Tips on Togetherness Compatibility
Rat not enough in common *
Ox heavenly ****
Tiger make a decision or keep moving **
Rabbit nothing in common *
Dragon always exciting **
Snake stable ****
Horse you have small arguments ***
Sheep destined to be successful ***
Monkey quite picky *
Rooster no way! *
Dog hard, but achievable **
Pig worth working on ***
*dispute **keep working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
Blunt, yet witty, these Roosters speak in plain terms. They do not hold qualms about their feelings and don’t mind sharing their points of view. They are honest and trustworthy and expect the same of others, especially friends and family.
These Roosters are motivated and industrious individuals. They take on responsibility and finish what they start. They must learn to relax though in order to live to their full potential.
These Roosters seem to know a lot, so they love a good, solid debate. Politics or environmental subjects top their lists for discussion. They want to maintain a good relationship with friends and have a knack for organizing.
Cancerian Roosters are tender, sweet individuals, yet still rough around the edges. They are efficient and sharp. These Roosters enjoy the company of friends, family and even animals.
This character loves to strut his stuff for anyone who will watch. He is exuberant and flamboyant, full of energy and pizzazz. He is also sincere, compassionate and attentive t his loved ones.
These Roosters are logical, equipped to handle tasks others may turn away. They are overtly detail-oriented, sometimes annoyingly so. They can be critical and mistakenly mean if they do not choose their words carefully.
A disorganized workplace or home will send this Rooster into a tailspin. Clutter is his kryptonite, he hates it. He is sophisticated and collected, admired by many for his cool demeanor.
These are the most determined of the Roosters. Once they set a goal, they cannot stop until they achieve it. They are motivated, industrious individuals who work hard to satisfy their employers. They are deeply emotional people, something one wouldn’t know by seeing their surfaces.
This Rooster is relaxed, down-to-earth and likeable. He is a free spirit, honest and openhearted. He does have a tendency to put his foot in his mouth if he speaks before he actually realizes what he’s saying.
Determined and destined for success, the Capricorn Rooster wants nothing more than to succeed. He is practical and responsible...if you want the job done, this is your man! On the darker side, this motivation to succeed isn't without cause. This Rooster wants to be in charge.
These Roosters like to stand out in the crowd. Conformation is certainly not their forte. They do not like to be tied down to one thing, person or decision. They need to be thrown a curveball every once in a while to stimulate their creativity.
Stubborn, yet sensitive describes this combination. Piscean Roosters are not as blunt as other Roosters and take into consideration the feelings of whomever they are about to offend. They do not like confrontation or discord of any sort and will run from it if they have to.