What a Year of the Rooster Is
The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
Are You a Rooster?
People born in a year of the Rooster are called "Roosters" in China. However, Rooster years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting on Chinese New Year), so if you were born in January or February, use the tool on the right to see whether you're a Rooster, according to "popular astrology".
(Conventional Chinese astrologers consider zodiac years to start and end within a day of February 4 — 'Start of Spring' according to the traditional Chinese solar calendar.)
2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year
In Chinese element theory, each zodiac year is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Fire Rooster, for example, comes once every 60-year cycle.
Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign
Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.
Five Types of Rooster — Which One Are You?
It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Roosters, each with different characteristics: