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

Ruling Planet: Mercury

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

See another Chinese Horoscope sign:

Year of the Rat AstroTwins
Year of the Ox AstroTwins
Year of the Tiger AstroTwins
Year of the Rabbit AstroTwins
Year of the Dragon AstroTwins
Year of the Snake AstroTwins
Year of the Horse AstroTwins
Year of the Sheep AstroTwins
Year of the Monkey AstroTwins
Year of the Rooster AstroTwins
Year of the Dog AstroTwins
Year of the Pig AstroTwins

Chinese zodiac illustrations by The Grande Dame.