Year of the Rooster

Chinese zodiac Rooster

Rooster Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin
Yin Yang: Yin
Strengths: Independent, self-confident, quick-minded, energetic, honest, capable
Weaknesses: Selfish, arrogant, bossy, critical, impatient, narrow-minded
Lucky Colors: Gold, brown, yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: Gladiola, Cockscomb, Impatiens

The tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac, Rooster is the life of the party wherever he/she goes. These people are fun, sincere, smart and attractive, even though they can be arrogant and impatient at times. Find everything you need to know about people who were born in the year of the Rooster including their personality traits, ideal jobs and their compatibility with the other Chinese signs.


People born under the Rooster zodiac sign know how intelligent and attractive they are and they often like to preen their feathers. They're fun, energetic and honest individuals who are often the center of attention. They're capable and responsible workers who can achieve whatever they have set their minds to. They're loyal and supportive friends who will always have your back.
Roosters are perfectionists with grand ideals and high expectations of themselves and others. On the negative side, Roosters can be over critical, arrogant, and even offensive at times. They're bossy, critical, self-centered, and they must always have the last word. Because they set high expectations, they can become easily impatient if other people cannot match up to their ideals.


Roosters are capable, determined, highly motivated and hard-working individuals which makes them a valuable asset to any working team. Even though they can be domineering and bossy, they have the amazing ability to draw benefits from every situation. They're organized, observant, not afraid of challenges and they always strive for perfection which makes them great leaders. Roosters can be good musicians, actors, dancers or celebrity advisors. Other good career choices for people born in the year of the Rooster include personal assistant, stylist, insurance agent, secretary, banker, sales person, teacher, dentist, journalist, PR consultant, soldier, and a police officer.


Roosters are generally healthy and active people who enjoy sports. They're always full of energy, both mentally and physically and they're up for any challenge. Roosters don't get sick very often and even when they do become sick, they can quickly recover. However, Roosters need to be more careful with their bodies and start practicing meditation or yoga to relieve stress and improve mood.

Love and Relationships

Roosters are usually very attractive and charming and therefore they love being the center of attention wherever they go. They're loyal and thoughtful partners and devoted friends who always keep their promises. Sensitive people may find it hard to get along well with them because Roosters tend to brag about themselves and their accomplishments all the time. They're also bossy and extremely sincere, so they need a partner who is tough-skinned. However, beneath Rooster's tough exterior, there is actually a big and caring heart full of love.


Best matches for the Rooster: Ox, Snake and Pig

Rooster and Ox

The Rooster and the Ox are one of the most compatible pairs in the Chinese zodiac. They share many common traits and priorities in life, such as the love of home and domestic pleasures. Both signs are analytical and methodical so they usually like things that stimulate their intellect. The Rooster and the Ox are hard-working, practical and strive for material success, so they can have successful long-term relationship or marriage.

Rooster and Snake

The Rooster and the Snake also make quite a compatible pair in Chinese astrology. They have a strong physical, mental and spiritual affinity for each other and share the same dreams of material security and influence. Both signs are hard-working and determined to achieve their personal goals. The Snake is an efficient provider; patient and cool-headed, while the Rooster is an excellent housekeeper; decisive and strong.

Rooster and Pig

Even though the Rooster and the Pig are two completely different signs, they have high chances of staying together and getting married. The Pig is diplomatic, compassionate, and peace-loving, while the Rooster is frank, straightforward and self-centered. However, they're both understanding, willing to compromise, and highly devoted partners who complement each other in a relationship. The Pig can create a warm and harmonious relationship, while the Rooster can offer practical assistance and material stability to the Pig.

Worst matches for the Rooster: Sheep, Horse and Rabbit

Rooster and Sheep

The Rooster and the Sheep are not very compatible because they have a low tolerance level for each other. The Sheep is kind and considerate, while the Rooster likes to analyze things and to control other people's lives. The Rooster's fearless and energetic attitude could intimidate the sensitive Sheep. These two signs can have a successful and lasting relationship only if they agree to be a little more understanding of each other's strengths and motivations.

Rooster and Horse

The Rooster and the Horse share many differences in personality traits, but if they're both willing to put their relationship ahead of individual urges, things might work out for them. The Horse is a carefree soul who doesn't want to be tied down and he/she might find the caring nature of the Rooster rather suffocating. However, they're both honest and truthful, so this relationship can only work if they find a special interest between each other.

Rooster and Rabbit

This relationship is highly unlikely to work. The Rooster and the Rabbit are very different and can make life uncomfortable for each other. The Rooster is perfectionist and direct, while the Rabbit is an easy-going and passive individual who values solitude. The Rooster is proud and self-centered, while the Rabbit is sensitive and vulnerable. If they decide to use their differences to complement rather than undermine each other, they can work it out.