The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision making often speaking his mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser, and extravagant to an extreme. Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or world traveler.
THE ROOSTER PERSONALITY
The Rooster, or Chicken as he is also called, is the Don Quixote of the Chinese cycle. The dauntless hero who must look to the earth to survive, he is the most misunderstood and eccentric of all the signs.
Outwardly, he is the epitome of self-assurance and aggression, but at heart he could be conservative and old-fashioned. The Rooster-born, especially the men, will be attractive, even dashingly handsome. The princely fowl is radiant and proud of his fine feathers and has an impeccable carriage. You don't find any roosters slouching; they strut about with dignity. Even the shyest member of the Rooster family will cut a neat, trim figure and maintain a special bearing wherever he goes.
There are two distinct types of Roosters. The rapid-firing, extremely talkative ones and the deadly solemn observer types with the X-ray vision. Both are equally hard to deal with. The Rooster has many outstanding qualities to crow about. He is sharp, neat, precise, organized, decisive, upright, alert and most direct. He can also be critical to the point of brutality. Don't ever ask him for his frank, candid opinionÄyou may never recover from his comments. He loves to argue and debate, showing how knowledgeable and smart he is, sometimes with little regard for the feelings of others. But when his feathers are ruffled in return, he is insufferable. He isWt cut out to be a diplomat.
Situations requiring tact, delicacy and discretion will cramp his style. His way is to go about trying to convert everyone to his way of thinking with missionary zeal. An outstanding performer, the Rooster shines when he is the center of attraction. Tremendously imposing as a personality, he could well pursue any career that exposes him to the public eye. Gay, witty and amusing, the magnificent Rooster will never pass up an opportunity to recount his adventures and enumerate his accomplishments. He is adroit at expressing himself both in speech and in writing. You will have to concede that he is well-versed and prepared for any subject to be discussed. If you intend to challenge him on a controversial issue, be ready to fight long and hard the Rooster has amazing stamina, does his homework and can wear you out.
When the Rooster is negative, he is egoistic, opinionated and too abrasive for his own good. In his mind, he is 100 percent right. He presides over gatherings to exhibit the excellent opinion he has of himself. However, if you look closely, you will find that he puts on this act more as a way to constantly reassure himself of his own worth rather than to irritate anyone. For all his poise and bravado, the Rooster is not that sure of himself, and is therefore most susceptible to flattery or delusions of grandeur.
All members of the Chicken family can handle money. They are just fascinated by accounting, sorting out finances and generally guarding the cash box. He budgets everything he can get his hands on and that includes his time, your time, the mailman's time, company time, ad inEnitum. Even the smallest one will most likely be elected as Treasurer of the Little League. He will handle his pennies wisely, and before you know it he may be running his own mini-bank, giving loans and charging interest from more careless youngsters.
If you have problems with your finances due to a lack of selfcontrolÄturn your money over to a Rooster. He'll make you an ironclad budget and slap your wrists every time you touch one cent more than allowed. While you may live to lament this move, you can be sure he is doing it all for your own goodÄeven if he does seem to be sadistically enjoying it a bit too much and even if it is your money. Don't be so ungrateful! You should thank your lucky stars he condescended to help you at all. Now all those bits and pieces of paper you scattered around have been neatly filed away by this efficiency expert. Your income is reconciled with your expenditures for the first time in years. You start to see the light of day. And the Internal Revenue wolf has not cast his dark shadow on your doorstep now that the Rooster is here and your creditors no longer haunt you day and night. You would be worse off, you know, if it weren't for this financial savior.
I know, too, at this point you may think you have got more than you bargained for. You will complain bitterly how he won't let you off lightly even for your smallest error. You are now in a state of perfect financial accord, yet totally miserable in this newfound bliss. Your blood pressure shoots up every time you have one of those profound discussions with him. Well, relax. Don't take it so hard.
Try to think back. Remember that day you took him on and how he made That sacred vow to help you out of the woods and stick to you "for better or for worse"? It is just that you get to see the worse part first. Stick around, things are bound to get better. His key word is service and he won't disappoint even your greatest expectations. You may not be able to live with the Rooster, but you will find that neither can you get along without him. Actually, the Chinese character for the Rooster is "Ji" which simply means Chicken. But since this person will do anything but "chicken out" of a situation, I have respectfully chosen to address him as the Rooster. Besides, the Rooster's personality really enhances and dominates that of the entire chicken family. If there were to be an ad in tomorrow's paper for a "Superman with Fine Fiscal Abilities," you can be sure the Rooster would apply and be qualified for the job, too.
His is the sign of the collector, too. Outstanding accounts bug him terribly. And you know what chickens do with bugs. My, my, you have all these uncollectable debts due you? Just watch the Rooster roll up his sleeves and take on those culprits who owe you money. You cannot find anyone finer to carry out an important directive. He loves difficult assignments. But don't expect him to improvise. He is an explicit person and you have to give him explicit orders. On top of all his virtues, you cannot ask him to be versatile and inventive too. That would be asking too much.
To truly understand a Rooster, you must accept his predilection for controversy. This may be because of the mental exercise it provides him. You must comprehend, difficult as it may sound, that there is nothing personal in his moves. You should have enough sense to keep out of the crossfire when you know his gun is always loaded. And while he does seem knowledgeable and wordily about everything else, it should also be noted that the Rooster can be puritanical about sex, or affairs of the heart.
For the Rooster to make smooth, unimpeded progress it would be well if he first realized that people will not be so adverse to accepting his excellent advice only he could do better with the packaging. A little sugar coating, perhaps? He doesn't have to be like the old fashioned doctor who prescribes bitter-tasting concoctions with no regard for our delicate taste buds! When a Rooster spends lavishly, he must be doing it to appease his oversize ego. He is a sharp dresser and loves to attract attention. Therefore, he occasionally will have the tendency to overdecorate his home, his office or. even himself. He is also very impressed with awards of all kinds, medals and honorary titles. Every Rooster will try to win at least one award, have one professional title to his credit or get a minimum of one medal per war. With money, he will only be generous with his immediate family or in order to win love and admiration from his followers. Otherwise, the only thing you can be assured of getting from him free is advice.
A Rooster born at the crack of dawn, during the Tiger's hours, or at sundown (between 5 and 7 P.M., the hours of the Rooster) is definitely going to be the noisiest of the lot. I personally know of one whose family has long since been considering the use of a muzzle to silence his lengthy discourses. Too bad not one among them has worked up the courage for the task. Night Roosters tend to be the exact opposite. They can be over serious, self-contained and uncommunicative even. These quiet roosters tend to be doubly eccentric, bookwormish, aloof or insulated in their quest for perfection.
All Roosters are perfectionists in one form or another. They will have a sharp eye for details mixed with theoretical flights of fancy. Their ideas sometimes look better on paper than in actual application because they forget to make allowance for human frailties and other varying factors. They have scientific minds and may fail to see why other people cannot exist by fixed formulas as they do.
Yet for. all his faults and interfering ways, the Rooster native is usually sincere in his desire to help others and will undoubtedly mean well in all his endeavors. He just comes on too strong because he is so positive in his convictions that he tends to close his mind to the views of others.
If the Rooster's dreams are too farfetched and overambitious, he will suffer many disappointments in life. He must learn to stop reaching for the sky. While he can be practical about difficult matters, the Rooster can also be very unreasonable and difficult over simple things. But it is useless standing between him and his goals. He is the dauntless knight, who recovers at a moment's notice and will go off chasing another rainbow. Who knows, he may succeed at the next try. The Rooster is brave and chivalrous under stress, but sometimes he will carry his heroism far beyond what is required.
The female of this sign is usually more down to earth and less colorful in her aspirations. She is super efficient and will get things done with a minimum of fuss. You can rely on her to have enormous amounts of energy to dedicate to any job she sets her sights on.
One would be hard pressed to find a more helpful woman than the female Chicken, with the exception of a Boar lady. Although this Hen acts like she has been gang-pressed into her labors, the truth is that she loves to conscript herself to a life of involvement and dedication. What would she do with her vast reserveS of energy otherwise? Whereas others are only bored, she can actually be frightened when she finds extra time on her hands.
The Hen is more adaptable than the male Rooster and will do well in society. She will have no qualms about being a mere worker, just one of the group1 if it gets her where she is going. Routine appeals to her and she is always on schedule if not ahead of it. She is as capable and productive as her male counterpart but will go about performing less offensively. Careful, dutiful and less obtrusive, she could excel in precision work, proofreading, preparing long-range studies or compiling statistics and the like. A meticulous worker, she is also likely to make a very thorough and patient teacher, watchful and protective mother and solicitous wife.
She does have the tendency to harp or constantly remind you of what is next on the agendas but this should be accredited to overzealousness and not to the fact that she is out to persecute you. One gets the impression that she is out to reform or remake the people she loves. This is simply her way of showing that she cares. She cannot bear to see you make mistakes when she is on hand to prevent such blunders. Consequently she will help you up every time you stumble, supply you with the right word every time you stammer. Helpful to the extreme, the Hen can drive the objects of her devotion to the limits of sanity. She will forgive you anything1 but not before she gets those hurt feelings off her chest with a strong lecture. After that, she won't harbor grudges and is not vindictive by nature.
The lady Chicken is a simple dresser. She will go for simple, classical and natural outfits that could be appropriate for numerous occasions and which can be complemented by her large array of accessories.
Taking a peek into her handbag could tell you loads mote about her character. Besides all those little notes she writes to herself constantly, she will probably have a tape measure and all the dress and shoe sizes of her entire family. She's armed to the teeth with remedies for every illness and other do's and don't's. She is precise and orderly and will enjoy taking charge of distributing or organizing things. It is not beyond her to open the office in the morning and lock up after everyone leaves in the evening. She guards her responsibilities jealously and enjoys with gusto the power her authority confers. Every Rooster is a reputable worker. He will know how to please his superiors, who in turn will be impressed by his sharp intellect and efficiency. But although he-has boundless energy and a driving will to succeed, the Rooster is too cocksure when he is negative and can misdirect his efforts or take on impossible tasks. The irony of it is that the Rooster will find success and money in the most common places. Contrary to his own opinions, he will not have to search far and wide for his fortune. As the Chinese put it, "Chickens can find food even in the hardest ground with their sturdy beaks and claws."
Likewise, if the vigilant Rooster person can bring himself down to earth and apply himself to mundane matters, he can literally dig up gold from his own backyard. He would do well setting up his own business or running the family estate. But wherever he goes, he will be meticulous and competent enough to have everything operating smoothly in no time at all. The emotions of the Rooster-born swing high and low. He is plagued by an activity-oriented and inquisitive mind. His probing ways keep him chained to his objectives. Once he sets out to prove a point, he will not leave a single stone unturned. He makes an excellent investigator: there is a bit of Sherlock Holmes in every Rooster. With his many administrative abilities and natural passion for work, the Rooster will start Out young and be successful early in life. What he needs most in everything he undertakes is restraint, moderation and a firm hand to direct his irrepressible energies. No matter how competent he is, he must realize that he cannot take the world by storm in a single day and reprogram everyone else in it to do things his way. In short, the Rooster-born can achieve the most astonishing task with aplomb and then become eccentric over the last detail. The Rooster loves praise, is allergic to criticism of any kind and can be very selfish about sharing the limelight. He will never like to admit he is wrong. He will go to all lengths to discredit his enemies. A good provider, the Rooster person is wonderful to his family and will indulge them anything, provided no one dares usurp his No. 1 spot. It Would do well for him to have a large family as he needs a cheering Squad to bring out the best in him.
No matter what happens, it will be an advantage that the Rooster is indeed a tireless worker, for he will have to work his way through life. Things won't just fall into his lap. He is the intrepid dreamer, full of ambition and goodwill but destined to succeed in ordinary things. Yet, On the other hand, it will not pay to underestimate his powers. Being fiercely competitive by instinct he could peck the formidable Snake to death should he set his mind to it To sum it up the colorful but controversial ROoster will never fail to make an impression on you You will either be enchanted and grow to love him immensely or you will simply be unable to bear the sight and sound of him.
THE FIVE TYPES OF ROOSTER
Metal Rooster - 1860, 1920, 1980, 2040
The Rooster will pair off nicely with the wise and intuitive Snake The Snake in turn will need the effervescent personality and sunny dauntless outlook of the Rooster to cheer up his life The Ox will also welcome the sunshine the Rooster could bring into his regimental existence Both will be compulsive workers although the Chicken is not as Spartan as the Ox The Dragon will definitely find the grandiose plans of the Rooster very much to his liking both of them being outgoing energetic and ambitious.
The Tiger, Sheep, Monkey and Boar will be the next best partners for the Rooster. Put two Roosters together and you know what you will getÄa cockfight. With the Hens, there is more likely to be more~ harmony The Rooster born will come into conflict with people born under the sign of the Rat. The Rooster lacks intimacy, the Rat thrives by it. Neither will the Rooster find happiness with the Rabbit-bOin. The Rabbit is sensitive and will seek to avoid squabbling or inciting his enemies. The Rooster on the other hand is an expert at provoking a fight arid can rub people the wrong way by his uncomplimentary remarks This trait will scandalize and alienate the Rabbit, who cannot bear such glaring directness The Dog's relation with the Rooster will range from lukewarm to frosty depending on how wide the gaps are between their different points of view. They could work together when necessary but they are not fated to be joined together in perfect connubial bliss.
Water Rooster - 1933, 1993, 2053, 2113, 2173
Water Roosters are very strong and reserved people. People of this Chinese astrology like solitude and often like to spend quite time alone. Water roosters have a dynamic personality and can be moody and very outspoken on times. This makes relationships around them quite strained and difficult. Water roosters make very hard workers and find their way out of every problem. People of this zodiac are quite intelligent with strong reflexes and enormous energy. They are level headed and when it comes to decision-making they think over in a rational and practical manner and then come out with a solution. Water roosters make wonderful lovers, taking lot of interest in poetry and love songs. They take care of their partner and make sure their relationships last for the lifetime.
Wood Rooster - 1945, 2005, 2065
Wood rooster people are very strong people often found behind the scenes or in single activities. They love to stay alone and can be often seen in bookshops with a soft music playing in the background. On one hand they are quite reserved while when the time calls for it they wear their social jacket and mingle freely. Wood roosters are gentle, soft and easygoing people and can overcome bad feelings quickly. When things get rough, people of this Chinese astrology tend to lay low and try to ignore the complete thing. But when things get brighter, they express their joy with pride and show. Wood roosters are smooth talkers and have an unmistakable streak of confidence in them. They live quite a successful life whether it be career or their love lives.
Fire Rooster - 1957, 2017, 2077
Fire Roosters have adrenaline coursing through their veins! These self-promoters enjoy jumping the goal posts and therefore engage in competition of all kinds. When there's a target to pursue, enemy to conquer, and goal to achieve, they know how to make big things happen. Big magnificent things do happen in career and finances, such as having a fulfilling cozy security. These are influential, powerful people always trustworthy, and the world stands up and salutes! In the dance of love, Roosters need to learn it takes two to tango. Very adept at making Romance sizzle like wildfire, the male Rooster nevertheless occasionally encounters problems in getting his message understood. Sandpaper friction results, they argue and two egos wind up getting hurt, but not for long. They always manage to work it out somehow. What will help in the future is to fully understand that your partner's needs are just as important to your partner as your own needs are important to you. With work, your tango of love can become the most passionate and ultimate love dance.
Earth Monkey - 1909, 1969, 2029, 2089
The Earth Rooster epitomizes the very essence of one of Robert Browning's most popular poems, "Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be." Despite early adversity and rough times, their philosophical bent has led them to expect and therefore to achieve the good life. They have a very analytical way of looking at problems and they can pierce the most daunting of tasks with utmost efficiency. With saint-like patience, they are consistent in everything they do and always answer to their own counsel, which hasn't failed them yet. As a result, their careers are forever anchored in smooth sailing, and as life passes, they will know peace, abundance, and complete fulfillment. The same goes for their love life. There are difficulties at the very beginning but as time goes by, they understand each other perfectly, and receive "the best" love has to offer.
HOW THE ROOSTER FARES IN DIFFERENT YEARS
Year of RAT
A difficult year. The Rooster will be forced to dip into savings as money is scarce or find that other people waste his money. Friends won't be of great help or will let him down when he goes to them for assistance. Headaches at home and health discomforts are indicated, as he works hard to settle his troubles alone. A year for discretion and much moderation.
Year of OX
The Rooster recuperates in the year of the Ox. He recoups lost power and will have the ability to conquer adversities or receive outside help. Good news at home and some traveling. Loss of blood indicated too at this time, so he should beware of injuries from sharp objects. He could also have an operation.
Year of TIGER
An eventful year. The Rooster is lucky with money and his business ventures could produce very fruitful results. Some worries at home, but his general plans go according to schedule. Still he should be careful this year as things tend to happen too fast for proper assessment. He must not be over optimistic.
Year of RABBIT
A fair time for the Rooster if he remains conservative in outlook. Investments this year are shaky and he should not speculate, as loss of money is indicated. He is also prone to miscalculations and his profits may be eaten away by unpredicted expenses. It would be advisable for him to join forces with others this year instead of acting independently.
Year of DRAGON
A very good and prosperous year. Success shines on the Rooster this year as he is able to occupy leading positions or is given the power to shape his own destiny. Home-wise and health-wise, there may be frustrations that make him tense and tired. Birth or marriages in his family.
Year of SNAKE
Still a fortunate year for the Rooster, as some progress is indicated and he is lucky enough to retain his good position. No large monetary gains foreseen this year, although he will be able to curtail his losses to an admirable degree. Freak accidents or malicious rumors are also likely this year and he should not take long or unnecessary journeys.
Year of HORSE
A trying time. The Rooster must not expect too much too soon as he will meet many obstacles in his path this year. He will pull through if he is not misguided by favorable preliminary results that could turn sour later on. A time to play politics or employ diplomacy, as he will have to make unwilling compromises with his enemies. His work scene is likely to be quarrelsome or unhappy. Some good news indicated in his family.
Year of SHEEP
A good, protected year for the Rooster. No upheavals indicated as he enjoys glad tidings, regains lost ground and sees some advancement in his career. Troubles may still abound but he is not directly affected. Life is quieter and more settled. He is able to relax or take a good vacation.
Year of MONKEY
A mixed year. The Rooster is faced with financial problems, failure in business or career, or personal suffering at home. He is prone to make errors in judgment, so he must not rely on outside information but investigate everything thoroughly on his own. Things may look better than they actually are.
Year of ROOSTER
A moderately happy year in store for the Rooster. A time for him to make a splendid comeback. He is able to solve his problems with relative ease and he finds influential or powerful people who will support his ideas. He may still be involved in disputes but will emerge unhurt from accidents or other calamities.
Year of DOG
A good year for the Rooster as lost power or position can be restored. Travel or much entertaining is foreseen. His gains will be average but his losses are minimal. Plans are easily realized but his personal life may be clouded by some secret unhappiness or brooding.
Year of BOAR
A disturbing year for the Rooster as worries caused by unexpected difficulties plague him. His home life suffers or he may have temporary setbacks in his career. Trusted associates may also give him wrong advice or encourage him to spend beyond his means. A year to discount good news and plan prudently.
COMPATIBILITY TABLE FOR THE ROOSTER
ROOSTER and RAT
Difficulties in relating to one another. No lasting or special ties can be achieved. Will avoid or moderately tolerate each other at best.
ROOSTER and OX
Excellent union. A highly successful team. No difficulties in communicating with each other. Have a great deal in common.
ROOSTER and TIGER
Communication gaps and mutual reservations. Many slight but irritating clashes. Moderate to cool relations at very best.
ROOSTER and RABBIT
Not compatible. Dissent and disagreements. Cannot understand each other. Personality clashes in love and business. Very little in common.
ROOSTER and DRAGON
Very compatible and successful match. Prosperous and happy union. Have deep understanding of each other. Lasting ties.
ROOSTER and SNAKE
Excellent relationship in marriage or partnerships. Will trust and understand each other. Have strong bonds and will be successful.
ROOSTER and HORSE
Have distant respect for each other. Personality differences and barriers to overcome before they work together successfully.
ROOSTER and SHEEP
Some mutual reservations and difficulty in relating to one another. Will tolerate each other's company only to moderate degree.
ROOSTER and MONKEY
Cool or formal ties. Will not care to understand each other. Could cooperate when they have mutual interests at stake.
ROOSTER and ROOSTER
Clashes of wills and struggle for superiority in their contact with each other. Few areas of understanding. Civil ties at best.
ROOSTER and DOG
Moderate to cool ties. Problems in relating to each other and some underlying resentment. Will just tolerate each other at best.
ROOSTER and BOAR
May have some areas of mutual interest. No deep understanding of each other's personality but will cooperate when necessary.