Happy New Your to those fabulous, cocky Divas born in:

1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005

Let’s celebrate the Year of The Rooster…

The Rooster is a flamboyant personality, feisty and obstinate. She is quite the extrovert, who loves to strut her stuff and is proud of who she is. Outwardly confident, the Rooster is also a trustworthy, hardworking individual. She’ll tell it like it is with no qualms or reservations.


The Year of the Rooster, which follows the Year of the Monkey, is tenth in the Chinese zodiac cycle, and recurs every twelfth year. As Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, the day it is celebrated varies from year to year.


Roosters are very loyal individuals who do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up-front, and honest people—and expect those around them to be that way too. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, for example at a party or even a simple social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight, and like to show off their charisma and wit. This star quality can be overbearing, for a Rooster expects you to listen to her when she’s speaking, and can become agitated when you don’t pay attention. Roosters 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 traits and associations, including:

The number ten

The Chinese word ji, the radical for honesty

The month of September

The Western zodiac sign of Virgo


The Rooster’s traits are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements (metal, water, wood, fire, and earth) that follow their own five-year cycle.

The Metal Rooster: 1921, 1981

Metal Roosters can at times come off as arrogant and stuck up. They need a cushion for that overextended ego, and someone to make sure it stays inflated. Reasonable people who analyze every decision they make and every situation they find themselves in, Metal roosters can be standoffish at times and can let their aggression get in the way of a blossoming friendship or romance. Metal roosters should take a breather from their egos long enough to really enjoy what they have to offer.

The Water Rooster: 1933, 1993

This Rooster is a bit more docile than the other Roosters. She is quieter, more tranquil, and not as vocal or as spotlight-hungry as other roosters. These roosters are great communicators, probably because they 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 Roster: 1945, 2005

This Rooster is different in that she enjoys being a part of the team rather than in the spotlight. She 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, 2017

A Fire Rooster’s image is her most prized possession. He spends a lot of time making herself look good, causing her to appear vain. She is flaunty and dramatic, yet she 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, 1969 (This is Teresa!)

This Rooster is overtly organized. She is a little reserved and quite careful in her decision-making. These Roosters are hard workers as well, and can handle several tasks at once. They are detail-oriented, 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 her approach of his point of view, being sure to be honest and still kind.



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 and how they reflect the Roosters’ assets and taste. They are very neat and clean, with everything in its place. They make a regular habit of cleaning out drawers and closets, with a knack for rearranging them better and better each time. This is enough to drive anyone berserk, but a Rooster’s family understands her need for drama.


The Rooster at Work

Roosters are more motivated than most other animal signs, making their careers a priority in their lives. They are hardworking, 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 her finances. She is able to give others good financial advice and can help get budgets under control. However, when it comes to her own finances, the Rooster is either or. She either spends it all or hoards it for a rainy day.

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.

Metal Roosters

Beneficial relationships: Earth Snakes

Antagonistic relationships: Fire Roosters

Water Roosters

Beneficial relationships: Metal Oxen

Antagonistic relationships: Earth Pigs

Wood Roosters

Beneficial relationships: Water Pigs

Antagonistic relationships: Metal Pigs

Fire Roosters

Beneficial relationships: Wood Sheep

Antagonistic relationships: Water Dogs

Earth Roosters

Beneficial relationships: Fire Dragons

Antagonistic relationships: Wood Tigers


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 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 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 she is and treasures her friendship despite his arrogance.

Best Friends: Oxen and snakes

Mortal Enemies: Rabbits


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.

Rooster Infants and Children

Children born in the Year of the Rooster are bright and intelligent. 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 Relationships

Some parents immediately click with their children and others find they will never have a close relationship no matter how hard they try. Following are compatibility ratings between Rooster parents and their children.

* = uphill struggle

** = some complications

*** = easy bonding

**** = on the same wavelength

Rooster with Rat **

not very close

Rooster with Ox ****

strong bonds

Rooster with Tiger *

kind of distant

Rooster with Rabbit **

a bit of erratic behavior

Rooster with Dragon ***


Rooster with Snake *

divergent expectations

Rooster with Horse **

temper tantrums

Rooster with Sheep *

affectionate in spite of the differences

Rooster with Monkey *


Rooster with Rooster **

too headstrong

Rooster with Dog ****

very loving and understanding

Rooster with Pig ****

incredibly supportive


The Rooster Lover

Roosters are generally pretty black-and-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.


Romantic Partners

Roosters need a stable companion, one who can take everything she dishes out. She needs someone who will stand up to her and her mincing words and out her 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.

* = frequent disputes

** = keep working at it

*** = intense sexual attraction

**** = a match made in heaven

Rooster–Rat *

More conflict than love; not enough in common.

Rooster–Ox ****

Good match. You are both sexual and passionate and love each other intensely.

Rooster–Tiger **

Both are strong-willed, which can make for some difficult roads ahead.

Rooster–Rabbit *

Very, very opposite. And no, you don’t attract each other!

Rooster–Dragon **

Your egos will deflate each other. Too high-maintenance.

Rooster–Snake ****

Great pair! Go for it!

Rooster–Horse ***

You conflict about who is boss, but for the most part you get along quite well.

Rooster–Sheep ***

Not a good match. You’ll fight a lot.

Rooster–Monkey *

Not very attracted physically, which can make for a difficult romance.

Rooster–Rooster *

You are both way too egotistical. There’s not enough room for both heads.

Rooster–Dog **

Not too much in common can make for dull conversations.

Rooster–Pig ***

Your differences can unite you.


Aries Rooster

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.

Taurean Rooster

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.

Gemini Rooster

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 Rooster

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.

Leonine Rooster

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 to his loved ones.

Virgo Rooster

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.

Libran Rooster

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.

Scorpio Rooster

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.

Sagittarian Rooster

This Rooster is relaxed, down-to-earth and likeable. She is a free spirit, honest and openhearted. She does have a tendency to put her foot in her mouth if she speaks before she actually realizes what he’s saying.

Capircorn Rooster

Determined and destined for success, the Capricorn Rooster wants nothing more than to succeed. She is practical and responsible…if you want the job done, this is your woman! On the darker side, this motivation to succeed isn’t without cause. This Rooster wants to be in charge.

Aquarian Rooster

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.

Piscean Rooster

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.

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