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The Rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese 12 year calendar.


As we all know the rooster loves nothing more than looking his very best, being talented, skilled and capable, so all those born in this year share his attributes.  They are sociable people who love to entertain and enjoy being with others.  It is hard not to like people born in the year of the Rooster as they put so much effort into entertaining others.

They love to be occupied; it does not suit them at all to be idle. They approach problems from a logical viewpoint; they have astute minds and are difficult to fool.  They tend to be successful in life especially regarding career, they put a lot of effort into success, and their desire to succeed is very strong.

Taking on new challenges does not frighten them, in fact they welcome the opportunity to better themselves and show others how adept they are. They always speak their minds, they try not to hurt as they do this as it is not in their nature to hurt others however when push comes to shove they will speak up even at the expense of the feelings of another.  They have a strong need to be honest and upstanding.

Courage stands out very much as a word that suits the rooster, they will always fight on the side of right, they will not back down and take the easy road.  They are good to have in your corner.

If there is a negative to the rooster it is that they need to control their temper, they have a tendency to act now and think later when their hackles are up.


  • Element:  Metal
  • Favourable colour:  Brown, Yellow & Gold
  • Unfavourable colour:  Green
  • Compatible with:  Ox, Snake & Dragon
  • Least compatible with:  Rat, Horse & Rabbit
  • Lucky Gemstone:  Citrine
  • Polarity:  Yin
  • Lucky flowers:  Gladiola
  • Lucky numbers:  6

Health Risks

To stay healthy they need to pace themselves, the tendency is to take on too much and this can affect their immune system.

Famous people born in the Year of the Rooster:

Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day Lewis, Catherine Zeta Jones, Matthew McConaughey, Serena Williams, Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Natalie Portman.