Astrology | The Year of the Rooster
Roosters are said to be able to foretell the future, and so are people born in this year. The year of the Rooster recurs every twelve years, so people born in 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921 or 1909 are also Roosters.
This is supposed to mean that Roosters are more progressive and lively than most people, but also more impatient, especially with casual behaviour by others. They are said to be lovers of order, to like good clothes, and sometimes to give an impression of coldness.
The characters ji nian on this page mean 'Year of the Rooster'. ji means 'rooster, chicken or hen', and nian means 'year'.
© Copyright Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) 2001 by David Wright reprinted from SACU's magazine China Now 143, Page 20, 1993
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