On January 28, 2017, we enter the Year of the Rooster. Chinese Astrology, like Western Astrology, has twelve signs, but in the former case, all of the signs are based on animals and each sign lasts an entire year. To discover your Chinese sign, just locate your birth date in the chart below, and then click on the animal associated with it. You'll see what Chinese Astrology reveals about your sign and what this Rooster Year will bring you!
|Year||From – To||Chinese Sign|
|1925||Jan. 24, 1925 – Feb. 12, 1926||Ox|
|1926||Feb. 13, 1926 – Feb. 1, 1927||Tiger|
|1927||Feb. 2, 1927 – Jan. 22, 1928||Rabbit|
|1928||Jan. 23, 1928 - Feb. 9, 1929||Dragon|
|1929||Feb. 10, 1929 - Jan. 29, 1930||Snake|
|1930||Jan. 30, 1930 - Feb. 17, 1931||Horse|
|1931||Feb. 18, 1931 - Feb. 6, 1932||Sheep|
|1932||Feb. 7, 1932 - Jan. 25, 1933||Monkey|
|1933||Jan. 26, 1933 - Feb. 13, 1934||Rooster|
|1934||Feb. 14, 1934 - Feb. 3, 1935||Dog|
|1935||Feb. 4, 1935 - Jan. 23, 1936||Pig|
|1936||Jan. 24, 1936 - Feb. 10, 1937||Rat|
|1937||Feb. 11, 1937 - Jan. 31, 1938||Ox|
|1938||Feb. 1, 1938 - Feb. 18, 1939||Tiger|
|1939||Feb. 19, 1939 - Feb. 7, 1940||Rabbit|
|1940||Feb. 8, 1940 - Jan. 26, 1941||Dragon|
|1941||Jan. 27, 1941 - Feb. 14, 1942||Snake|
|1942||Feb. 15, 1942 - Feb. 4, 1943||Horse|
|1943||Feb. 5, 1943 - Jan. 25, 1944||Sheep|
|1944||Jan. 26, 1944 - Feb. 12, 1945||Monkey|
|1945||Feb. 13, 1945 – Feb. 1, 1946||Rooster|
|1946||Feb. 2, 1946 – Jan. 21, 1947||Dog|
|1947||Jan. 22, 1947 – Feb. 9, 1948||Pig|
|1948||Feb. 10, 1948 – Jan. 28, 1949||Rat|
|1949||Jan. 29, 1949 – Feb. 16, 1950||Ox|
|1950||Feb. 17, 1950 – Feb. 5, 1951||Tiger|
|1951||Feb. 6, 1951 – Jan. 26, 1952||Rabbit|
|1952||Jan. 27, 1952 – Feb. 13, 1953||Dragon|
|1953||Feb. 14, 1953 – Feb. 3, 1954||Snake|
|1954||Feb. 4, 1954 – Jan. 23, 1955||Horse|
|1955||Jan. 24, 1955 – Feb. 11, 1956||Sheep|
|1956||Feb. 12, 1956 – Jan. 30, 1957||Monkey|
|1957||Jan. 31, 1957 – Feb. 18, 1958||Rooster|
|1958||Feb. 19, 1958 – Feb. 7, 1959||Dog|
|1959||Feb. 8, 1959 – Jan. 27, 1960||Pig|
|1960||Jan. 28, 1960 – Feb. 14, 1961||Rat|
|1961||Feb. 15, 1961 – Feb. 4, 1962||Ox|
|1962||Feb. 5, 1962 – Jan. 25, 1963||Tiger|
|1963||Jan. 26, 1963 – Feb. 13, 1964||Rabbit|
|1964||Feb. 14, 1964 – Feb. 1, 1965||Dragon|
|1965||Feb. 2, 1965 – Jan. 21, 1966||Snake|
|1966||Jan. 22, 1966 – Feb. 8, 1967||Horse|
|1967||Feb. 9, 1967 – Jan. 29, 1968||Sheep|
|1968||Jan. 30, 1968 – Feb. 16, 1969||Monkey|
|1969||Feb. 17, 1969 – Feb. 5, 1970||Rooster|
|1970||Feb. 6, 1970 – Jan. 26, 1971||Dog|
|1971||Jan. 27, 1971 – Feb. 14, 1972||Pig|
|1972||Feb. 15, 1972 – Feb. 2, 1973||Rat|
|1973||Feb. 3, 1973 – Jan. 22, 1974||Ox|
|1974||Jan. 23, 1974 – Feb. 10, 1975||Tiger|
|1975||Feb. 11, 1975 – Jan. 30, 1976||Rabbit|
|1976||Jan. 31, 1976 – Feb. 17, 1977||Dragon|
|1977||Feb. 18, 1977 – Feb. 7, 1978||Snake|
|1978||Feb. 8, 1978 – Jan. 27, 1979||Horse|
|1979||Jan. 28, 1979 – Feb. 15, 1980||Sheep|
|1980||Feb. 16, 1980 – Feb. 4, 1981||Monkey|
|1981||Feb. 5, 1981 – Jan. 24, 1982||Rooster|
|1982||Jan. 25, 1982 – Feb. 12, 1983||Dog|
|1983||Feb. 13, 1983 – Feb. 1, 1984||Pig|
|1984||Feb. 2, 1984 – Jan. 20, 1985||Rat|
|1985||Jan. 21, 1985 – Feb. 8, 1986||Ox|
|1986||Feb. 9, 1986 – Jan. 29, 1987||Tiger|
|1987||Jan. 30, 1987 – Feb. 17, 1988||Rabbit|
|1988||Feb. 18, 1988 – Feb. 5, 1989||Dragon|
|1989||Feb. 6, 1989 – Jan. 26, 1990||Snake|
|1990||Jan. 27, 1990 – Feb. 14, 1991||Horse|
|1991||Feb. 15, 1991 – Feb. 3, 1992||Sheep|
|1992||Feb. 4, 1992 – Jan. 22, 1993||Monkey|
|1993||Jan. 23, 1993 – Feb. 10, 1994||Rooster|
|1994||Feb. 11, 1994 – Jan. 30, 1995||Dog|
|1995||Jan. 31, 1995 – Feb. 18, 1996||Pig|
|1996||Feb. 19, 1996 – Feb. 7, 1997||Rat|
|1997||Feb. 8, 1997 – Jan. 27, 1998||Ox|
|1998||Jan. 28, 1998 – Feb. 15, 1999||Tiger|
|1999||Feb. 16, 1999 – Feb. 5, 2000||Rabbit|
|2000||Feb. 6, 2000 – Jan. 24, 2001||Dragon|
Strengths: Patient, Hard-working, Loners, Leaders, Reserved, Eloquent, Original, Strong, Confidence-inspiring, Familial, Precise
Oxen are known for their equilibrium and tenacity. They are hard, conscientious workers who can be determined, methodical and resolute when they set out to accomplish something. Oxen are certain of what they want to achieve in life and are often chosen as leaders in their community due to their innate sense of responsibility and direction. With their dedication and dependability, they do well in their careers, provided that they maintain a sense of freedom to act on their own initiative.
Known for their sincerity, Oxen put trust in their friends and colleagues, yet they themselves are attached to their independence and prefer to do things their own way. While they are known more for their deep thinking than for their sense of humor, their courageous and confidence-inspiring personalities win them admiration and support from those around them. Oxen are attached to their home and consider it their private sanctuary. They are close to their family and strive to obtain a balanced household where all contribute. They are devoted and loyal to their partners and are particularly well suited to the signs of the Rat, Rabbit, Snake, and Rooster.
Oxen in the Year of the Rooster: This is the year to vanquish any complacency you’re feeling. Yes, things are going well for you, but don’t decide you can just coast along. You’re tempted to aim too low right now. Decide to embrace that can-do spirit and set challenging goals for yourself. It’s better to fall a bit short than to aim so low you accomplish less than you might.
Strengths: Generous, Courageous, Leaders, Protectors, Noble, Lucky, Deep-thinking, Passionate, Strong, Magnetic, Sensitive
Courageous and charismatic, Tigers stand firm in their views and beliefs. They are determined, strong-willed, and confront life with tremendous energy and enthusiasm. With quick minds prone to original thinking, they are not afraid of taking risks and are attracted to challenges and excitement. While at times they may lack forethought in their plans and perseverance in their activities, they have luck on their side, which helps them tremendously to succeed in the projects they undertake.
Tigers are born leaders who easily rise to the top of their chosen profession. Their independent nature gives them self-confidence, and they seldom go to others for help. Open and honest in their dealings, Tigers are frank individuals who speak their mind and stand up for what they believe in. At times, their actions may be considered rebellious. They are best suited to those born under the signs of the Pig, Dog, Horse, and Sheep. Overall, this is a commendable sign with admirable qualities such as forthrightness, frankness and courage. Provided they can control their wild and restless nature, Tigers will lead a fulfilling and gratifying life.
Tigers in the Year of the Rooster: Now you’re ready to build on all the areas of your life. You’ve done well so far and look forward to good things this year. It’s possible to achieve more success and financial gains as well as a sense of security and happiness in a relationship. It’s just a matter of you, tending to your garden, and continuing to grow what you’ve already planted.
Strengths: Discreet, Refined, Social, Tactful, Sensitive, Companionable, Ambitious, Gifted, Traditional, Clever, Hospitable, Forgiving
Rabbits are well-mannered individuals who are virtuous and calm. Those born under this sign aim to lead a peaceful existence and have an auspicious relationship with "Lady Luck." They always seem to be in the right place at the right time.
They are efficient workers and while they have a good sense of business and financial matters, they don't like to take risks or make changes that might upset their secure, stable environments. Their conscientious and methodical nature makes for good lawyers, diplomats, administrators, and shopkeepers. Relationships are also important to this sign, especially when the heart is involved. The Sheep, Snake, Pig and Ox make good mates for them.
Rabbits in the Year of the Rooster: It’s wise to hunker down now and focus on the job at hand. You don’t want to spread your wings too much, and you don’t want to embrace risk when stability is a better choice. Yes, you will receive rewards, but don’t chase pie in the sky type opportunities. This is the time to appreciate what you have, not to seek novelties.
Strengths: Enthusiastic, Intuitive, Healthy, Influential, Captivating, Artistic, Lucky, Successful, Generous, Sentimental, Scrupulous, Spirited
Dragons are lively, gregarious characters, born under a lucky sign. They seldom let opportunities pass them by and will usually succeed in whatever they attempt. They also never lack for energy and are willing to put in long hours for whatever they take on.
They are an outgoing lot who easily attract attention and publicity. Furthermore, their opinions and views are usually interesting and held in high regard by those around them. They have good leadership qualities and tend to be successful in politics, managerial or entrepreneurial positions, show business or media-related positions. They are well suited with the Snake, Rat, Monkey and Rooster.
Dragons in the Year of the Rooster: Connections with other people are strongly favored now, so don’t feel you must go it alone. Whether you’re doing professional projects or concentrating on your emotional life, decide that you’re at your best when doing it in tandem with a trusted significant other. People value you and your contributions, and you need them too.
Strengths: Wise, Cultivated, Cerebral, Intuitive, Attractive, Amusing, Lucky, Sympathetic, Compassionate, Philosophical, Calm, Elegant
Born under the sign of wisdom, Snakes are deep thinkers with active, intelligent minds and are often intuitive and psychic. These solitary animals are quiet and reserved and prefer calm and quiet lifestyles. As they are discreet and do not open up to others easily, it is no surprise that they choose their friends carefully. Snakes are well matched with those born under the signs of the Ox, Dragon, Rabbit and Rooster.
They do, however, like challenges and apply determination and thoroughness to their jobs. Their confidence, willpower and quick mind are good qualities for success. They do particularly well with research, writing or independent work. They also excel in positions involving teaching, politicking, managing or advising. Several times during the life of a snake, it will shed its skin by taking up new interests or a new job.
Snakes in the Year of the Rooster: You have a strong sense of your own potential this year, and you feel this is your chance to make it big. You advance in your career and build your financial foundation. Because success is so strongly on your mind, you spend most of your time and energy on this goal of enhanced achievement. You might not have time for relationships, but that’s ok.
Strengths: Amiable, Eloquent, Athletic, Entertaining, Independent, Powerful, Hard-working, Jolly, Frank, Sensual, Sentimental, Quick-witted
Horses are outgoing and friendly and generally make a favorable impression wherever they go. Generally good leaders, they are admired for their honesty and straightforwardness. Their eloquence makes them persuasive speakers, and it's no surprise that they are attracted to discussions and debates. With their noses to the grindstone and their love of challenges, Horses naturally seek success. Provided that they are able to curb their tempers and restlessness, they should do fine in life.
Horses are attached to their freedom and independence and are good when it comes to working on their own by applying self-discipline, using their initiative skills, and maintaining a steady contact with the public. When they have this, they will be content with their life. In matters of the heart, Horses are loyal and protective of those they love and find well-suited partners in Tigers, Sheep, Roosters and Dogs.
Horses in the Year of the Rooster: Expand your efforts, for everything you do can pay off. The rewards you’ll receive are dependent on the effort you put forth, so if you take it easy, you won’t succeed as much as if you work hard and do your best. Don’t rely on luck—you are the architect of your own destiny. The same is true of romance. You get what you give.
Strengths: Elegant, Creative, Well-mannered, Tasteful, Inventive, Lovable, Delicate, Amorous, Persevering, Peace-loving, Altruistic
Sheep are an easy-going lot, who prefer to live in a relaxed and stress-free environment and who don't take kindly to routine and rigid constraints. These spiritual creatures need a connection to animals, nature and the countryside.
They have a quiet, reserved nature, but when amongst friends, they can easily become the center of attention. They are relaxed in the company of others and acquire friends easily with their kind, understanding nature. Those born under this sign have a strong connection to their family and matters of the heart are extremely important to them. Sheep require a stable, secure environment and are well matched with the Tiger, Horse, Monkey, Pig, and Rabbit. Provided they can obtain support and encouragement from others, they will lead a happy and satisfying life.
Sheep in the Year of the Rooster: There’s no question that you must reach for your heart’s desire this year, but the problem is that you feel pressured and that could cause you to try a little too hard, alienating the people around you. Focus on your best approach to success and happiness, but also relax and have faith in the goodness of the universe
Strengths: Witty, Inventive, Problem solvers, Independent, Lucid, Passionate, Youthful, Fascinating, Clever, Enthusiastic, Inventive
Monkeys are best described by their attachment to fantasy. They are an imaginative, inquisitive and curious lot who like to keep up with what is going on around them. They are great problem solvers and masters at getting themselves out of difficult situations. On the flip side, their quick minds look for opportunities to outsmart their opponents, and they are masters at pulling the wool over other people's eyes.
Intelligent and well-read, Monkeys have a penchant for learning and enjoy taking part in discussions and debates. Their friendly, persuasive manner wins friends easily. Their convincing verbal skills, together with their good memory help them excel in the areas of politics, PR, teaching and sales. With their good looks and sense of humor, Monkeys have plenty of admirers. They are usually drawn to the more sociable and outgoing signs of the Rat, Dragon, Pig, and Sheep.
Monkeys in the Year of the Rooster: Seek beneficial new opportunities. You need not sit and relax in your current position, for it’s possible you could receive a promotion or a better prospect. It’s all right to be assertive. Determination is important now, for you could find yourself in competition for that new job or for the love of a new paramour. Know what you want and go get it.
Strengths: Vivacious, Courageous, Attractive, Talented, Generous, Sincere, Stylish, Amusing, Contemplative, Adventurous, Popular
Known for their candor, Roosters have a vibrant, colorful personality and, on the whole, lead an active social life with an extended circle of friends. They tend to be drawn to large families and make loyal partners and are well suited to the Snake, Horse, Ox, and Dragon.
Roosters are highly intelligent with a good sense of humor. They like discussions and tend to be effective, persuasive speakers. It is not surprising that they do well in PR or media-related work. They also tend to be well organized and meticulous and conduct their activities with precision and thoroughness. Financially, they are very sound and handle their finances with ease and skill. Those born under this sign are talented and capable of achieving whatever they put their mind to. One thing is certain: they will make a good impression along the way.
Roosters in the Year of the Rooster: A mellow attitude is your best ally this year. Appreciate what you already have and don’t be too eager to make serious changes. This is one of those bloom where you’re planted situations, so allow yourself to be your best. Work hard and your finances will remain steady. Build relationships with people with whom you’re naturally compatible.
Strengths: Courageous, Noble, Loyal, Attentive, Selfless, Prosperous, Dutiful, Lucid, Modest, Devoted, Altruistic, Philosophical
Dogs are born under the sign of loyalty and stand firm by their beliefs and put their heart into good causes such as fighting for injustices and helping the unfortunate. They strive to uphold honor and fairness and do well in professions where they serve others, such as social services, teaching and medical and legal professions.
It is no surprise that they are admired for their integrity and trustworthiness. Those born under this sign are generally good judges of character. While not materialistic, they strive to acquire the money necessary to support their family. They are good providers for their partners and are well matched with the signs of the Horse, Pig, Tiger, and Monkey.
Dogs in the Year of the Rooster: Being able to find contentment with your current circumstances is important this year. You don’t need to try to set the world on fire. Be in the moment and experience the joys that are part of your daily life. Be patient and diligent about building your career and your relationships. Focus on other people and their needs, not just your own.
Pig Strengths: Loyal, Obliging, Indulgent, Truthful, Sensual, Decisive, Loving, Sensitive, Cultured, Sociable, Sincere, Impartial
Pigs are true great connoisseurs of the fine things in life and don't hesitate to spend money on life's pleasures. They are creatures of comfort and will do what it takes to make their home more comfortable. Good conversationalists, they are popular, sociable people who are also dedicated and conscientious workers respected for their integrity and dependability. They are happiest in jobs that service others and are held in high regard by their colleagues and employers.
On the whole, Pigs are good-natured and generous and have such a difficulty saying no that at times, they can be on the gullible side. Fortunately, they are a lucky lot and rarely have needs that aren't taken care of as their good nature and integrity wins them lots of friends and admiration. Those born under this sign make loyal, protective partners, and are well matched with Sheep, Rabbits, Dogs, Tigers, and Pigs.
Pigs in the Year of the Rooster: Focus on your passions, for you will do best when your heart is in any endeavor you pursue. Even if you’re offered a new job, if you lack enthusiasm for the position or the work, then don’t be swayed by what seems like good money. Your success depends on the level of heart you bring to any activity. Likewise, romance grows because of your own devotion.
Strengths: Honest, Energetic, Charming, Seductive, Jolly, Persistent, Lovable, Sociable, Meticulous, Generous, Humorous, Intellectual
Armed with an irresistible charm, Rats usually are not lacking for friends. They are a social lot who are concerned with the welfare and activities of those around them. They are family-oriented, and often take part in large clans. Furthermore, they are faithful to their partner, children, and parents. Those born under the sign of the Ox, Dragon and Monkey, or other Rats make particularly good partners for Rats.
They are also hard workers who use their imagination to guide them down the road of life. Observant creatures who prefer to be in the middle of the action, Rats are constantly seeking new ways to improve their lives and seldom let an opportunity slip by them. When it comes to money, Rats are considered thrifty. Provided that they focus and concentrate on their interests, they should be able to capitalize on their many talents.
Rats in the Year of the Rooster: Life is a bit too easy now, and you’re tempted to become a tad lazy, enjoying the pleasures of your home and not venturing out into the social whirl. Focus instead on increasing your level of achievement in your career and finances through hard work. During down time, be sure to spend quality moments with favored companions.
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