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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Rooster

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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Rooster

A rooster lantern in Shanghai's Yu Gardens during Chinese New Year celebrations.

© 2011 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

Birth Years*:


1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

*For the sake of simplicity, I have noted the years per the Gregorian calendar. However, since we're talking about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the New Year can be any time between January and February. If your birthday falls in these months, and you're not sure where you land, use this website to find your zodiac sign.

Characteristics:

  • Hard-working
  • Shrewd
  • Bold
  • Boastful
  • Correct

Compatible With:


Snake, Oxen

Avoid:


Rabbits

Good Career Choices:

  • Restaurant owner
  • Publicist
  • World traveler

Famous Roosters:


Confucius, Catherine the Great, Amelia Earhart, Rudyard Kipling, Groucho Marx

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