Your Chinese sign is the Rooster if you were born in the Chinese Year of The Rooster.
The Rooster is the tenth animal sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle:
- Earthly Branch (animal): you
- Wu Xing (element): jin (metal)
- Polarity: Yin
- Season: Autumn
- Month: September
- Counterpart in Western Astrology: Virgo
Personality of the Rooster
In Chinese tradition, the Rooster's red comb symbolizes protection against bad spirits. Knowing that he is safe, the Rooster doesn't hesitate to boast publicly, sometimes ostentatiously.
The Rooster is crazy about honors and medals and he likes his talents to be recognized for what they're worth, as well as being congratulated on any occasion. If anybody criticizes a Rooster, he immediately comes at that person with his fangs because he can't stand being criticized.
The Rooster's main quality is sincerity. A Rooster always says what he thinks, even at the risk of hurting his dear ones' feelings. He never reveals his true feelings, though, because he cares very much for his own privacy and he doesn't accept anybody to meddle in his line.
When in public, he is a real Rooster: he walks graciously, elegantly and all dressed up, curious about everything. The Rooster is a good speaker that enjoys being in the centre of attention. To him, appearance is more important than what hides beneath it.
To a Rooster, there is nothing worse than being ignored: this will simply depress him. He enjoys spending hours in front of the mirror, admiring his colorful and beautiful featheriness. Still, very often the Rooster cannot see the forest for the trees: because of his perfectionism, he pays too much attention to details and misses the essential.
The Rooster is a loyal and brave friend. He defends the people dear to him without hesitation, even if the situation seems hopeless.
The Rooster instinctively abides by the law and regulations and he wouldn't dream of crossing them no matter what. Moreover, he's a real conformist.
The Rooster: Work and Money
The Rooster is a rational person, always focused on numbers. He's a peerless organizer and a very convincing speaker. These qualities make the Rooster a good manager, a visionary and effective leader of any group.
The Rooster likes choosing roads that have always been taken. As long as checked methods work, innovation and originality don't tempt him.
The Rooster is an expert in his field of activity and he only takes risks that he can control as he can't handle uncertainty. He is very careful and he analyses everything in detail, precisely to avoid surprises. But sometimes the Rooster's exaggerated perfectionism prevents him from acting at the right moment.
Every time he succeeds in something, the Rooster anxiously expects his superiors' acknowledgements. Nothing is more motivating to a Rooster than being commended for his achievements.
Due to his administrative talent, the Rooster is good at making good, profitable investments. On the other hand, money is no longer important when it comes to keeping his image in society. A Rooster is always dressed up, wearing shining jewels and driving cars that are all the rage. He is also familiar to grandiose dinner-parties.
The Rooster cares a lot for the image of those close to him, too, and he is generous to them. But his generosity concerns his circle of friends only, and is motivated exclusively by his desire to keep his image. The Rooster is rather cheap to the others. He generally spends carefully and he keeps a close eye on his financial situation.
The Rooster: Romantic Profile
What can you expect of a conformist, old-fashioned person? In a sentimental relationship, the Rooster wants stability, peace and equilibrium. He is not tempted to have affairs, and ardent passions are not his type.
The Rooster is not by far a comfortable partner. Although he can't stand being criticized, he notices and comments on the slightest flaw of the others. In a Rooster's house, a balance is useless: he will notice with precision every extra pound that his partner has put on.
The Rooster is as jealous as he is exacting. It only takes a look of the partner at another person to start a fight.
To seduce a Rooster, you have to constantly tell him that he is irresistible, to take care of him and satisfy all his wishes. Besides that, you have to be willing to accompany your Rooster when going out to meetings or just paying visits.
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