Rooster (zodiac)

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The Rooster (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: /) is the tenth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch symbol . The name is also translated into English as Chicken; the characters ////丁酉/ also refer to the Chicken in general, both the males and the females.

In the Tibetan zodiac and the Gurung zodiac, the bird is in place of the Rooster.[1][2] Sometimes, the fenghuang will take the place of the Rooster.

Years and the five elements

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Rooster", while also bearing the following elemental signs:[3]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
26 January 1933 13 February 1934 Water Rooster
13 February 1945 1 February 1946 Wood Rooster
31 January 1957 17 February 1958 Fire Rooster
17 February 1969 5 February 1970 Earth Rooster
5 February 1981 24 January 1982 Metal Rooster
23 January 1993 9 February 1994 Water Rooster
9 February 2005 28 January 2006 Wood Rooster
28 January 2017 15 February 2018 Fire Rooster[4]
13 February 2029 2 February 2030 Earth Rooster
1 February 2041 21 January 2042 Metal Rooster

Chinese Zodiac Rooster Compatibility Grid

Sign Best Match Average Match No Match
Rooster Rooster, Snake, Ox Dragon, Monkey, Rat, Dog, Tiger, Horse, Pig, Goat Rabbit

Basic astrology elements

Earthly Branches of Birth Year: 酉 yǒu
The Five Elements: Metal
Yin Yang: Yin
Lunar Month: Eighth
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 8; Avoid: 1, 3, 9
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
Lucky Colors: gold, brown, yellow; Avoid: white, green
Season: Autumn
Closest Western Zodiac: Virgo


In the sexagenary cycle, 2017 (28 January 2017–15 February 2018, and every 60-year multiple before and after), is the Celestial stem/Earthly Branch year indicated by the characters 丁酉.

See also


  1. ^ ricardobaddouh (2014-01-28). "Tibetan Astrology – Table of Year-Animal-Element". AHMC. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  2. ^ Arina Sherchan (2010-07-11). "Tamu (Gurung) Losar Festival". ESC Nepal. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  3. ^ "Chinese Zodiac - Rooster (Chicken)". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Year of the Rooster - 2017". Retrieved 2017-06-09.

Further reading

  • Donna Stellhorn (2017). Chinese Astrology: 2017 Year of the Fire Rooster. ETC Publishing. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-944-622-16-9.
  • Neil Somerville (2015). The Rooster in 2016: Your Chinese Horoscope. 2017-02-22 (1st ed.). Thorsons/HarperCollins. p. 320. ISBN 9780008138165.
  • Neil Somerville. Your Chinese Horoscope 2017: What the Year of the Rooster holds in store for you. 2017-02-16. Thorsons/HarperCollins. p. 320. ISBN 9780008144531.
  • Peter So. Kaori Working House, ed. Your Fate in 2017 - The Year of the Rooster. Translated by Jay Lowe. p. 457. ISBN 978-962-14-61-71-1.
  • Ted E. Bear Press (2016). "2017 Year of the Rooster". CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 196. ISBN 9781542711012.
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