14.02.2017 | Article

2017 – Year of the Rooster. Personality & Predictions.

The Rooster is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac (and similar zodiacal systems) related to the Chinese calendar. The Rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2017 is a year of the Rooster. Other Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029… The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch character and the Rooster is the only bird included in the Chinese zodiac.

Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster


2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year.

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. The following famous fire Roosters will be 60 this zodiac year: Dawn French, Donny Osmond, Martin Luther King III, Stephen Fry, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, and Jools Holland.

Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

Personality of the Rooster:

Both zodiac sign and element are believed to affect one’s personality and destiny. The Fire Rooster’s born in 1957 and 2017 are trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. They have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome, and prefer to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others.


Very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, talented, confident, independent, capable, warm-hearted, self-respect and quick minded.


Impatient, critical, eccentric, narrow-minded and selfish.

Here are some of the world’s most famous Roosters:

  • Bob Marley (born 6 February 1945), a Wood Rooster.
  • Jennifer Lopez (born July 24, 1969), an Earth Rooster.
  • Britney Spears (born December 2, 1981), a Gold Rooster

2017 predictions: The Year of the Rooster

Every year, world-renown astrology Eugenia Last presents a special horoscope celebrating this auspicious occasion. http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/20/2017-predictions-the-year-of-the-rooster  Here are her predictions:


I am feisty and forthright

I honor and incorporate control

I exhibit consistency and precision

While maintaining law and order

I am tenacious and persuasive

yet observant and demanding

I am in search of excellence

Never giving in or backing down

I am perceptive and challenging

Equipped to take on responsibility

And fully prepared to conquer



Conflicts, controversy and plenty of debate can be expected during the year of the Rooster. The cocky presence and fearless action will bring about change, whether it’s needed or wanted by the masses. Bear in mind that the Rooster is often compared to Don Quixote, ready to take on any challenge that comes along with a notable strut of confidence and a progressive attitude that is impossible to beat.

This year is perfect for those who strive to reach the ultimate level of life mentally, physically and financially, but not so good for those who favour being lazy or living the life of a couch potato.

Don’t expect coddling during the year of the Rooster. You’ll receive little if none of that. This is a year of condemnation, fault-finding and pointing fingers at those who haven’t lived up to expectations and promises made.

If you lack discipline, you will be criticized and left behind, but if you strive for perfection and accomplishment, anything is possible under the Rooster’s rule.