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Year of the Rooster: Chinese Horoscope

Known for putting on the greatest show on earth, Roosters are consummate performers. Whether talented or simply flamboyant, this Chinese zodiac sign turns heads and rocks the crown.

Rooster Years

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

You know that person you can’t stop watching? Chances are, a Rooster’s caught your eye. Proud and cocky, Roosters strut around like the center of the universe. Pretty soon, they become just that. “Fake it ‘til you make it” is the Rooster motto. And it works! Roosters know how to spin themselves into legendary, A-list figures. Take hip-hop moguls Jay-Z and P. Diddy, two guys from the ‘hood who became restaurateurs, business owners and CEOs of major record labels.

Roosters make up for what they lack in experience, knowledge, even talent, by putting on a damn good show. Can Britney Spears sing? Is Diddy a great rapper? Who’s Paris Hilton again? Nobody really cares—we just want a good performance. Judgmental as can be, Roosters aren’t afraid to spew a sharp opinion, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. If they sound like authorities or seem in the know, people listen. Like the comb of an actual rooster, hair is everything. The people of this sign usually have a distinctive mop, often spiky, gelled or styled into an unforgettable crown.

Western Sign: Virgo

Compatible With: Ox, Snake

Famous Roosters

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Bobby Brown, Matthew McConaughey, Gwen Stefani, Marilyn Manson, Diddy, Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Kournikova, Jessica Alba, Kate Middleton, Serena Williams, Ivanka Trump, Ray J, Vanna White, Russell Simmons, Donny Osmond, Spike Lee, Jennifer Hudson, Casey Neistat, Ariana Grande, Zayn Malik, Meghan Trainor, Jack Black, Terrence Howard

5 Elements of Chinese Astrology: Rooster

1933: Water Rooster
1945: Wood Rooster
1957: Fire Rooster
1969: Earth Rooster
1981: Metal Rooster
1993: Water Rooster
2005: Wood Rooster
2017: Fire Rooster
2029: Earth Rooster

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Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.


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