Year of the Rooster: 2020 Horoscope (Zodiac Rooster Fortune & Personality)

The Rooster is tenth in the order of all the Chinese zodiac animals. According to one folktale, the Jade Emperor decided that the order of the animals would be determined according to the order by which they arrived at his party. The Rooster was in another country along with the Monkey and the Dog to help a god defeat evil spirits. The three of them arrived at the party at the same time. The Jade Emperor decided that they went by the order they met the god in the other country. As a result, the Rooster became ninth.

a rooster on a field of grass

The Rooster is associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) yǒu (酉), and the hours of 05:00-07:00 in the afternoon. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Rooster is yin. In ancient China, sworn brothers would swear to the heavens then drip rooster blood on the wine they drink. Roosters are also believed to ward off evil spirits.

Roosters may appear strong but they need constant reassurance from loved ones.

Along with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. The Earthly Branch of the Rooster is associated with metal, but its years cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng). Recent years of the Rooster include: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.


Personality and traits

Roosters take their work seriously. They are firm when making decisions and are very straightforward. They have strong opinions and are not afraid to voice them out.

Roosters wish for large families as they seek refuge in them. The bigger their families are, the more people they can count on to encourage and support them.

They also never back down from challenges. When something or someone hinders their growth, they are not afraid to show their ferocity. Once they lose their temper, they are most likely going to get into arguments and use different methods to convince others into their side.

Earth1969, 2029These Roosters are highly energetic and love socializing. Others find them easy to trust and this translates well into their career paths. However, they must remember to remain humble.
Metal1921, 1981These Roosters are persistent and already have their lives panned out. Although they are smart and quite popular, they sometimes have difficulty connecting with co-workers.
Water1933, 1993These Roosters instinctive and get easily attracted to beautiful things. They work well with others and often receive encouragement and understanding from their superiors.
Wood1945, 2005These Roosters are highly emotional and crave affection. They rely too much on others and should learn to become more independent. Nevertheless, they are wealthy and rarely experience financial losses.
Fire1957, 2017These Roosters are trustworthy and have excellent time management skills. Finishing tasks in a timely manner is what makes them happy. They may have rough relationships early on but things settle down in the middle stages of their lives.

Men born in the year of the Rooster carefully consider every possible aspect before making a decision. They also handle their finances well and make sure everything is outlined clearly. These men are also helpful but are quite moody. Learning to control their volatile behavior should be one of their concerns.

Women born in the year of the Rooster may seem plain but they are actually very caring and down to earth. They hate seeing others commit mistakes and are always willing to help anyone get back on their feet. These women are confident but have a tendency to crave for a position of high power. They also hate taking orders from others.


Most compatible with Rooster: Dragon, Snake, and Ox

  • Roosters can provide Dragons much needed support while seeing Dragons become successful gives Roosters a sense of pride.
  • Roosters and Snakes can be candid together and talk about life and their dreams openly.
  • The personality of Roosters fits well with the honesty and conservative nature of Oxen.

Least compatible with Rooster: Rabbit, Dog, and Rooster

  • Roosters and Rabbits almost always have conflicting opinions and have difficulty trying to understand each other.
  • Although Rooster and Dogs are able to tolerate each other, a relationship between them would be cold and full of tension.
  • Roosters can’t compromise with themselves and fights are a common occurrence in relationships between them.

Lucky things for Roosters

  • Colors: gold, brown, brownish yellow, yellow
  • Numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Accessories/Ornaments: yellow or gold pendant
  • Auspicious directions: west, southwest, northeast

Unlucky things

  • Colors: white and green
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky Directions: east and north

Careers fit for Roosters

Roosters usually don’t place much importance on wealth. Although they are able to earn money quickly, they also have a tendency to spend them just as fast.

Nevertheless, Roosters are very diligent when it comes to working. They have good judgment but sometimes botch important decisions. They also don’t appreciate being bossed around.

Roosters best fit careers that are complex enough to be challenging while giving them enough space and freedom. These are positions such as politicians, diplomats, fashion designers, and tour guides.

Health and lifestyle

Roosters generally live healthy lives. They may face minor health issues here and there but nothing to cause too much concern. However, Roosters must still take good care of themselves especially since they are the pickiest eaters out of all the zodiac animals. Their choice of food is often influenced by their mood, and since they often have mood swings, their diet is imbalanced. This may cause problems with their digestive system. Once Roosters learn to fix their bad habits, they should be able to live their lives without major health problems.

Roosters in the Year of the Rat (2020)

Roosters should be able to enjoy a good year since several lucky stars are shining upon them in the year of the Rat. Numerous opportunities will be coming their way and they must be prepared to capitalize on them.

Roosters will also be getting a lot of helping hands throughout the year. Their friends, colleagues, and superiors are going to be behind their backs in all endeavors. Nevertheless, they must still be cautious with their words and stay away from arguments as they can be more hurtful than knives.


The Peach Blossom luck is particularly strong on Roosters in the year of the Rat. This means that they will be getting a lot of opportunities to meet potential partners.

Single Roosters have a good chance of finding someone special and must prepare to meet several new people. One of the potential partners may even be their close friend or colleague. Roosters who are in a committed relationship may finally hear wedding bells and walk down the aisle.

Married Roosters may also bring children to their families this year. However, they should learn to resist temptations as third parties will come out of nowhere to try and disrupt their unions. The lucky months in romance are January, April, June, and December, while the unlucky months are May and October.


The financial outlook of Roosters for the year of the Rat certainly seems very promising. They are likely to make a profit with whatever venture they have in mind as long as they do the necessary research and trust their instincts. Nevertheless, they must distance themselves from gambling and avoid being too greedy when making investments.

It would be a good idea for married male Roosters to allow their wives to manage their wealth while single Roosters would be better off letting their parents handle their finances.

The lucky months in finance are January, April, June, August, and December, while the unlucky months are February, March, May, and October. Roosters should beware of fraud in May and limit their expenses in October.


The lucky streak of Roosters in the year of the Rat also carries over to their careers. It will require a lot of effort to be put into work, but they have great chances of getting a raise in salary or a promotion. They will also be getting a lot of help from friends in boosting their careers or businesses.

However, they must remember to be respectful towards others and be mindful of what they say. The lucky months in career are January, March, April, June, August, and December, while the unlucky months are February, May, September, and October.


The luck of Roosters when it comes to their wellness in the year of the Rat is not as good as their luck in love and finance. They must pay attention to their driving and be watchful of what they eat. They may get stressed out at work so they must remember to make time for rest and relaxation.

Roosters should stay away from sharp objects as much as possible and pregnant women must refrain from wearing high heels. The months to watch out for are March, July, September, and November. Roosters must keep their eyes on the road when driving in February.

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