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 females.

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

Years and the five elements[edit]

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[edit]

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

Basic astrology elements[edit]

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

2017[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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[edit]

  • 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.