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The Rooster is the tenth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Its intrinsic element is metal.
The compass direction of the rooster is between 247.5 degrees to 277.5 degrees.
This falls in the direction of the west.
You will find that this sector of the house occupies an angle of 30 degrees. This
sector is said to be the part of the house deemed most lucky for those residents
who are born in any of the years of the rooster. The years of the rooster are listed
in the table above. These years have not been adjusted to take account of the lunar
New Year. Thus if you were born in any of the above years but during say, the month
of January, chances are you do not belong to the rooster year but instead to the
year prior to the rooster year which is the year of monkey. In the same way you
could still be a rooster if you are born in the January of the following year. To
check your date of birth against the lunar calendar please refer to the 100 year
lunar calendar at the back of the book.
Originally, the rooster was a disruptive and aggressive animal. When the twelve
signs were being chosen, he was not considered as a candidate. Disturbed, he spoke
to his friend the horse, asking him how he had been chosen. The horse replied that
it was simple he helped the people by ploughing the land, bearing goods and fighting
in wartime. The rooster said that he would also like to be a sign. You will have
to do something for humanity, then, replied the horse, 'All the orders do the ox
ploughs, the pig provides meat, the dragon controls the rain. You have a wonderful
voice, why not use that?
The rooster thought this over, and came to a decision. He began to use his voice
to wake people in the morning so that they could get to work. Moved, the people
asked the Jade Emperor to grant him a place in the competition. Although flying
animals were not allowed to compete, the Emperor made an exception and placed a
flower on the rooster's head to show he could take part. During the great race,
the dog and the rooster were neck and neck until, as they were nearing the finish,
the rooster resorted to flying to arrive before the dog to gain a place as the tenth
sign. Since then, the dog has hated the rooster, which is why dogs chase roosters
to this day.
Personality of the people born in Rooster year
You enjoy being in the spotlight, entertaining friends and meeting new people, and
you can be charming company even in the most unexpected circumstances. It is rare
to see you looking dowdy or untidy-in fact, you are usually one of the best dressed
and groomed of all the animal signs. you take an active interest in clothes, colours,
designs and accessories, and can be just as critical about your own appearance as
you are about that of others. You like to keep the conversation flowing and are
unlikely to initiate in depth discussion, but this light-hearted front hides a good
intellect. Others may criticize you for being an exhibitionist and no doubt there
are times when you would agree with this but there is also a compassionate, wise
and brave side to your nature which comes to the fore when others need your help.
You have a strong independent spirit which makes it hard for you to accept advice.
You are confident in your own judgments and choices, and prefer to follow your own
routine. you can also be straightforward to the point of hurting others, and when
something needs to be said you go ahead and say it . This directness stems from
naivety, not from vindictiveness, since you believe that honesty is the best policy.
There are times, however, when it might be better not to express your opinions in
order to checkup the peace.
In many ways you are a good performer, presenting a carefree front, but your real
nature is hidden from most people. Your erratic and sometimes even careless behavior
belies a vulnerable streak, and so you tend to protect yourself with humour and
lively conversation. Your close friends appreciate your sensitive and courageous
side, but acquaintances are only likely to see it in times of crisis.
There are likely to be many romantic opportunities in your life since you enjoy
courtship and are a charming companion. With your love of good clothes, surroundings,
and company, you know how to create a romantic atmosphere to suit the moment. You
take pride in your appearance, and if the situation demands, you know how to impress
with intelligent conversation.
There is a danger that the thrill of romance comes from the conquest, and when a
partner’s actions or responses become predictable, restlessness takes hold and you
set off again in search of a new relationship. Your independent nature keeps you
on the move, but you also have a jealous streak which you try to keep hidden. In
the whirl of romance it is the female rather than the male rooster who usually keeps
an eye on practicalities. In the long run you are a reliable partner, and your roaming
will cease when you meet someone you do not want to lose. You are capable of deep
commitment, and in the right relationship are a dedicated and responsible partner.
You think clearly and logically but do not like to be put under pressure or pushed
to make a decision. If you are allowed to work at a steady pace you are more than
capable of achieving a good career. As long as you have the time to think and the
freedom to use your imagination, you produce sensible but creative ideas.
If your work is governed by other people there is a danger that you will feel trapped,
which causes you to become over-critical. You are suited to self-employment and
it could be here that your skills are fully recognized and your perseverance rewarded.
After working hard to achieve financial security, do not be tempted to spend your
earnings quickly or carelessly; this is one of your weak spots, but you can learn
to handle your spending with the same steady approach you apply to work.
You are suited to a career in public relations, commercial sales, or politics. You
would also be a good author, entertainer, beautician or member of the armed forces.
In Chinese philosophy the five elements are types of energy that affect all life.
It is their interaction that creates change from a global level to a personal level.
The rooster is associated with the element of metal, which works in harmony with
the element of water but is overwhelmed by the element of fire.
The rooster is linked to the colour white, which is traditionally associated with
autumn and maturity. White is also linked with purity, cleanliness and freshness.
Although white clothing is worn in China during times of loss, white can also denote
good fortune, and white birds, particularly, are a sign of good luck.
Yin and yang are the two great cosmic forces which influence and balance all life.
Yin is cool, watery and still, a force which becomes stronger as summer wanes and
the winter season begins. Although the rooster embodies both yin and yang qualities,
it is associated with water, which has powerful yin qualities linked to peace and
Each of the twelve animal signs is matched to a direction of the compass. The rooster
is linked to westerly direction, which in turn is associated with early evening
as the sun begins to set. This direction is also traditionally linked to the middle
of autumn, as yin grows increasingly strong.
The Balancing energy for people born in the rooster year
Rooster year people are advised to observe the following :
In the years of the snake (2001):
The good luck period continues. Display or wear good fortune coins and keep fish
for the luck of abundance.
In the years of the Horse (2002) :
A difficult year for roosters when plans go awry and love life gets seriously afflicted.
Place the Laughing Buddha in the east to help dissolve problems caused by the 5
yellow, and have a pair of mandarin ducks in your bedroom. Do not sit facing South.
In the years of the Sheep (2003) :
Very good mentor luck this year although money fortunes are mediocre. Energize the
north-west with a 6 rod wind chime and keep the Fuk Luk Sau three star Gods in the
In the years of the monkey (2004) :
Financial problems this year can be reduced with the presence of the dragon tortoises
and Fu dogs. Place crystal balls in the south-west for harmony of family life, a
wind chime in the center of your home to counter the 5 yellow, and do not sit facing
west and south-west.
In the years of the Rooster (2005) :
A year when fortunes revive. Energize the west with wind chimes (7 rods) and the
north with a 3 legged toad.
In the years of the Dog (2006) :
A good year which benefits from prosperity and wealth energizers. Place the God
of wealth and create a wealth vase.
In the years of the Boar (2007) :
Energize the luck of the south-west by placing crystals and crystal balls there.
Place chi lines in the house for protection against betrayal.
In the years of the Rat (2008) :
There will be money and health problems this year. Place tortoises in the north
and display Sau th God of longevity in the living room.
In the Years of the OX (2009) :
A good year when finance will improve. Place prosperity and wealth symbols in the
living room especially the wish-fulfilling cow.
In the years of the TIGER(2010) :
A great deal of money luck this year. Enhance this by displaying the God of wealth
Tsai Shen yeh in the living room.