Updated: Sep 24
Ah, the Rooster - the confident, flamboyant, and sometimes, quite the drama queen of the Chinese zodiac.
These feathered divas are a sight to behold, with their striking plumage and cocky strut. Want to know if that's you? Years of the Rooster include 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945.
Don't be fooled by their over-the-top personality - Roosters are incredibly hardworking and dedicated. They wake up at the crack of dawn and get right to work, scratching the dirt for tasty treats and protecting their flock from any potential danger.
They are fiercely loyal to their family and friends, and will go to great lengths to defend them. Roosters also have an eye for fashion and love to show off their unique sense of style. You'll often find them strutting around in the latest trends, their feathers preened to perfection. They are not afraid to stand out from the crowd and are always up for a little attention.
In Chinese astrology, the Rooster can be combined with any of these 5 Chinese elements:
The Rooster is most compatible with the Ox and Snake. The Ox is a traditionalist and can also be quite conservative, this matches well with the Rooster's value for tradition and conformity. The Snake is extremely intelligent and wily, as is the Rooster. They are all part of the same group in the Chinese zodiac and are definitely among the strongest in the Chinese clan. The Rooster clashes with the Hare, as the Hare is very sensitive and emotional. The two have polar opposite characteristics and it's difficult for them to ever see eye to eye with one another.
The 12 Chinese animals in the zodiac:
Rat - tenacious, clever and good at problem solving
Ox - tough, patient and methodical
Tiger - Unpredictable confident and charming
Hare - kind, virtuous and worrisome
Dragon - magnetically social and love performing
Snake - intelligent, wise and alluring
Horse - independent, a free soul and energetic
Goat - gentle, kind-hearted and sensitive
Monkey - intelligent, witty and strong-willed
Rooster - deep-thinking, vain and ambitious
Dog - reliable, loyal and faithful
Pig - honest, genuine and friendly