The Rooster (simplified Chinese: 鸡; traditional Chinese: 雞/鷄) 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 酉. The name is also translated into English as Chicken; the characters 雞/鷄/酉/鸡/丁酉/鳥 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. 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:
|26 January 1933
||13 February 1934
|13 February 1945
||1 February 1946
|31 January 1957
||17 February 1958
|17 February 1969
||5 February 1970
|5 February 1981
||24 January 1982
|23 January 1993
||9 February 1994
|9 February 2005
||28 January 2006
|28 January 2017
||15 February 2018
|13 February 2029
||2 February 2030
|1 February 2041
||21 January 2042
Chinese Zodiac Rooster Compatibility Grid
Basic astrology elements
|Earthly Branches of Birth Year:
|The Five Elements:
||5, 7, 8; Avoid: 1, 3, 9
||gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
||gold, brown, yellow; Avoid: white, green
|Closest Western Zodiac:
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.
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