Rooster Chinese Zodiac Sign

Rooster Chinese Zodiac Sign

Discover this Chinese Zodiac sign.

Rooster characteristics:

  • Element:  Metal
  • Direction: West
  • Color:  Violet
  • Polarity:  Yin
  • Gemstone: Citrine
  • Lucky Number: 6
  • Sign Order:  Tenth
  • Season:  Autumn
  • Month:  September
  • Allies:  Ox, Snake
  • Foes:  Rabbit
  • Western Counterpart:  Virgo

Much-misunderstood Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. These people are complex. They appear very attractive and sure of themselves. Some are the strong, mysterious and silent types. Some are aggressively chatty. They can win you with charm or be your worst nightmare. Roosters leave little middle ground.

Years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...

The rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the rooster's crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. Another symbolic meaning this creature carries is exorcising evil spirits. People used to worship ancestors and believed in fortune-telling for a long time.

Roosters approach life is expansive. They have high hopes and a strong desire for success. They are willing to put in the hours and do the work that builds success in any area.

Under all that bluster, there is a very traditional person. They are good-hearted and mean only the best for others. Roosters are excellent workers and do amazing things with limited resources.

Rooster people believe they are always right. They believe it so strongly that they are convinced they must bring all others to their point of view. This can become tiresome in the extreme. Roosters love a good argument. They are blunt, honest, and will not worry about being diplomatic. Roosters need the energy they generate from a debate.

If you want to be friends with a Rooster, you need to dive right in. Be prepared not the take things personally. This is someone who hates admitting they are wrong.


They are deep thinkers considered honest, bright, communicative, ambitious, capable and warm-hearted.  Strong self-respect and seldom relying on others, these are their basic characteristics. As most roosters are born pretty or handsome, they prefer to dress up. They have a quick mind and a hot temper. They like to be busy and neat. They are not reluctant to fall behind others and hate dawdlers.


They might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon might be impassive. They are often a bit eccentric and have difficulty relating to others. They are critical and think they are always right. Like their fortunes, their emotions swing from very high very slowly. They can be positive but selfish, caustic and too outspoken. They are narrow-minded and vain. They probably refuse suggestions but would like to lecture others. If they can overcome their arrogance by being sincere in speaking, they will make more progress.

Lucky Signs for Rooster:

  • Auspicious Directions:  west, southwest, northeast
  • Lucky Colors:  gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow
  • Lucky Numbers: 7, 5, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb

Things to be Avoided:

  • Unlucky Numbers: 3, 9, 1
  • Unlucky Colors: White and green

Zodiac Sign Compatibility:

  • Best match: ox, dragon, snake;
  • Avoid: rat, rabbit, dog