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FUN FOWLS. The Lunar New Year, which begins January 28, 2017, marks the Year of the Rooster. The Rooster symbolizes confidence, courage, and trustworthiness. Those born under the Rooster sign are generally considered to be thinking and observant individuals who have colorful personalities and like to be noticed. (AR Photo/Jan Landis, File)
From The Asian Reporter, V27, #2 (January 16, 2017), page .
The Year of the Rooster
The Rooster is the tenth animal of the lunar zodiac. The Rooster symbolizes confidence, courage, and trustworthiness. Those born under the Rooster sign are generally considered to be thinking and observant individuals who have colorful personalities and like to be noticed.
Roosters born between January 28, 2017 and February 15, 2018 are Fire Roosters. The fire element makes for Roosters who are people of action. They are highly motivated, focused, strongly principled, and persuasive, but should be wary of being too inflexible to compromise.
Year of the Rooster: January 28, 2017 through February 15, 2018
Chinese Calendar Year: 4715
Rooster Years: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Characteristics: Those born in the Year of the Rooster are active, thoughtful, great with people, and love to entertain. Roosters will flock to a good debate and their arguments are often quite persuasive.
Best careers: Rooster people make good teachers, politicians, soldiers, and athletes.
Compatible signs: Ox and Snake
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Born in the Year of the Rooster:
Confucius, Benjamin Franklin, Yoko Ono, Suharto, Akihito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Spike Lee, Amber Chia, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah, Choi In-ho, Rodrigo Duterte.
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A few characteristics of the animal of the lunar zodiac
Rat: Honest, idealistic, practical, sentimental, argumentative, greedy
Ox: Careful, diligent, eloquent, patient, eccentric, stubborn
Tiger: Ambitious, dynamic, honorable, loyal, critical, impatient
Rabbit: Artistic, considerate, intelligent, peaceful, hesitant, judgemental
Dragon: Energetic, faithful, generous, sincere, defensive, opinionated
Snake: Charitable, elegant, organized, reflective, anxious, possessive
Horse: Calm, confident, independent, talented, contradictory, moody
Sheep: Adaptive, creative, empathetic, polite, impractical, pessimistic
Monkey: Charming, sensitive, vivacious, wise, cunning, selfish
Rooster: Adventurous, courageous, funny, hardworking, cynical, vain
Dog: Brave, devoted, knowledgeable, trustworthy, disagreeable, strict
Pig: Affectionate, cheerful, obliging, optimistic, naÔve, snobbish
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