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Zodiac Sign of the Rooster, Tenth of the Chinese Zodiac


Zodiac Elements

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: you

Wu Xing (The Five Elements): metal

Yin Yang: yin

Auspicious Directions: west, southwest, northeast

Lucky Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow

Unlucky Colors: white, green 

Lucky Numbers: 7, 5, 8

Unlucky Numbers: 3, 9, 1

Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb

Best match: ox, dragon, snake

Avoid matching: rat, rabbit, dog



Occupying the 10th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Rooster symbolizes such character traits as confidence, honesty and motivation. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are loyal, trustworthy individuals who are blunt when it comes to offering their opinions. Their bluntness stems not from being mean but from being honest; a trait which Roosters expect from others.


Roosters are extremely sociable and prefer being the center of attention, always bragging about themselves and their accomplishments. They continually seek the unwavering attention of others which can be annoying. They’re extremely organized individuals as evidenced by the fact that their homes are always neat.



Roosters are deep thinkers considered to be honest, bright, communicative, ambitious and warm-hearted. They have strong self-respect and seldom rely on others. As most roosters are born pretty or handsome, they prefer to dress up. They have a quick mind and hot temper. They like to be busy and neat. Roosters 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 with others. They are critical and think they are always right. Like their fortunes, roosters' emotions swing from very high very slow. 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 being sincerely in speaking, they will make more progress.



Overall, Roosters are active individuals and their preference to be active helps keep them in good health. When they do become ill, they feel better quickly. They can at times however, take on too much and when that happens, they’ll feel stressed and moody.



Roosters are highly motivated and hard-working; traits that enable most Roosters to have successful careers. Not surprisingly, Roosters make good actors, musicians and dancers. Other good career choices for Roosters include: banker, dentist, insurance agent, secretary, and book keeper. Roosters also do well in the armed forces.



The Rooster’s bossiness and honest “tell it like it is” approach doesn’t work well with sensitive individuals. Roosters need to partner with those who are tough-skinned. They’re the individuals most capable of realizing that beneath the tough exteriors are huge, caring hearts overflowing with love.

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