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Phoenix keywords: Keen judgment, perceptive, and a good planner.

Phoenix correlates to the western sign Virgo.

Sayings About Rooster

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Rooster, the tenth of the twelve Animal Years, is the only domestic fowl in the Chinese zodiac. In agricultural societies, the rooster has the important task of announcing the dawn. A story from the Eastern Jin Dynasty tells about Zu Ti and Liu Kun, two good friends who often exhorted each other to rise at cockcrow to practice their sword dancing. The phrase "Getting up to dance at cockcrow" later came to describe people of high ideals who do not delay in striving for self-improvement. The saying "A crane among chickens" describes people who stand out in the crowd due to their exceptional talent or appearance.

In the past, when a letter had to be delivered at top speed, it was customary to attach up to three chicken feathers to the envelope. The more feathers were attached, the more important the message. As a result, urgent missives came to be known as "chicken feather letters."

Characteristics of Rooster

People born in the Year of the Rooster enjoy dressing up, especially in unusual styles, and have a unique sense of color. They are excellent debaters, and are extremely persuasive. They say what they think without holding anything back, and are very good at communicating. People born in the Year of the Rooster are highly disciplined and responsible, and dislike slackers. Rooster corresponds to Taurus in the Western zodiac.

People born in the Year of the Rooster are rather anxious by nature. The moment they are dissatisfied about something, they blurt it out, often disregarding the impact on others. This lack of discretion is their greatest social failing. They also need to guard against a tendency to be conceited.

Roosters in Chinese Culture

In agricultural societies, the rooster has the important task of announcing the dawn. "Getting up to dance at cockcrow," means people of high ideals will not delay in striving for self-improvement. In the past, it was customary to attach up to three chicken feathers to the envelope of an urgent letter for delivery priority.

Perpetual Calendar for the Year of the Rooster

People whose birthdays fall during the following periods are born in the Year of the Rooster:

February 08, 1921 - January 27, 1922

January 26, 1933 - February 13, 1934

February 13, 1945 - February 01, 1946

January 31, 1957 - February 17, 1958

February 17, 1969 - February 05, 1970

February 05, 1981 - January 24, 1982

January 23, 1993 - February 09, 1994

February 09, 2005 - January 28, 2006

January 28, 2017 - February 15, 2018

The first date indicates Lunar New Year's Day. The second date indicates the last day of the lunar year.

Rooster in Tiger year 2010

Tiger brings a year of exciting changes. Some are harmonious, but some are disagreeable to you. Events may occur so quickly that Rooster may lose control. Others might speak or act impulsively, but it is not in your favor to do so. Try to maintain peace amid the new activities; no fighting or pecking because Tiger will easily win. Feather your nest and seek sanctuary in you home. Entertain, share, and look on the bright side of Tiger's enthusiastic energy.

Looking for love in Tiger year? Rooster is most compatible with another Rooster (if they don't peck and fight), Ox, Serpent, and Dragon. Hare is least compatible.

 

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