The Rooster

The courageous Rooster has a strong character
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Chinese zodiac sign Rooster
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The impressive and proud Rooster (酉) represents strength of character. Roosters handle periods of crisis with ease and hold their heads high. They like to be properly informed, so they approach their work by drafting various plans and identifying multiple solutions tailored for each case. They have good form and sound judgment.

The Rooster is focused and fond of compliments


The Rooster is adored and admired in both professional and personal settings. However, this sign is often uncertain underneath their impressive appearance and expressive behavior. Roosters present very well, which earns them a lot of recognition.

Roosters feel comfortable in a large group, as they love to share their sophisticated knowledge with others. They seek companionship through dialogue and conversation. But be warned - if you start an argument with a Rooster, you may be subject to disparaging comments and indoctrination.

Unfortunately, Roosters don't always know when to back down and reach an agreement - it does not come easily for them. They can go either way - sometimes they are way off and other times they are in the right place at the right time. If the Rooster is out of line, it has a hard time admitting so. For this reason, it can sometimes come across as arrogant. But for those who really know the Rooster, they understand that they mean no harm. 

The Rooster and its particularities

10 things about the Chinese Zodiac Rooster

One of the best qualities of the Rooster is its confidence and ability to please, which makes it very attractive and quite the heartbreaker. When it comes to close relationships, the Rooster is conservative and traditional. They need to have a partner who is faithful in order to be content with home life. The Rooster will support their family no matter what.

When it comes to career matters, the Rooster has a variety of skills and talents. The Rooster is highly regarded and often has a lot of responsibility in the workplace. They tend to take a more traditional career path.


Great match:
Snake, Ox

Good match:
Pig, Horse, Dragon

Decent match:
Rat, Monkey, Goat, Tiger, Rooster, Dog

Bad match:


The Five Elements of the Rooster

Earth Rooster

Those born in earth years are intelligent and responsible, and can be more on the traditional side. They have lots of common sense and avoid situations that are too risky or adventurous. They are highly practical and logical.

Chinese Horoscope - Earth - Rooster | photo: (c)Nejron Photo -


Photo: © Nejron Photo -

The Earth Rooster  is the most practical, logical and reliable of the Roosters. It has a clear mind and knows how to properly structure plans to carry out projects. 


Fire Rooster

This element is passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive. Those born in fire years are often strong and confident, but they can also be impatient. They are able to defy the odds, but sometimes need to keep their ego in check, as their dominant personality is not always welcome. They tend to gravitate toward improvement and innovation. When it comes to career, fire-born individuals show tremendous leadership potential.

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The Fire Rooster upholds its values and proclaims its achievements with lots of energy, though it also reveals its nervous tendencies and uncertainties. 

Wood Rooster

This breed prefers to feel the ground beneath their feet. Those born in wood years have lots of conviction and certainty. They gain material and non-material goods in an ethical manner - their efforts are lucrative but also sustainable. They are open-minded toward development and improvement, and they present their ideas with persuasion and assertion.

Chinese Horoscope - Wood - Rooster | photo: (c) AboutLife -


Photo: © AboutLife -

The Wood Rooster behaves less rigidly than its Roosters companions. This breed of Rooster is considerable and sociable.

Water Rooster

Water is adaptable to change  (unlike metal, for example, which shows more resistance). Variability, flexibility and interdependence are core qualities of this element. Water makes for an inquisitive mind that enjoys learning and mental stimulation. Those born in water years are sensitive and communicative, as they have a strong sense of intuition. They tend to have a more passive approach and can sometimes get tired easily.

Chinese Horoscope - Water - Rooster | photo: (c) -


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The Water Rooster is quite intellectual and eloquent. On professional level, it gravitates toward fields related to humanities, art and culture. 

Metal Rooster

Those who were born in metal years are strong, firm and principled. They stay calm and in control when others are upset, as they are able to handle challenging situations. They are obstinate and ambitious - metal personalities aren't afraid to use their imagination, but they are also very goal-oriented. 

Chinese Horoscope - Metal - Rooster | photo: (c) Yuliya Ochkan -


Photo: © Yuliya Ochkan -

Other types of Roosters are somewhat open-minded toward alternative perspectives, but not the Metal Rooster .  They are confident about their opinions estimations, and it is difficult to persuade them otherwise. They appear to be untouchable with their sound logic and wisdom. This type of Rooster is very interested in gaining financial security, but only for its own benefit.



Hours ruled by the Rooster:  5 pm – 7 pm

Cardinal direction : west

Season:  autum

Month: September 

Element:  Metal

Zodiac sign:  Virgo

Positive Traits : strong character, organized, talkative, idealistic, convincing, imaginative, optimistic

Negative characteristics : proud, reserved, arrogant, vain, sublime, ostentatious

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