Chinese Astrology: Hsing Yu year, meaning Roster in the Cage.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Rooster and Heavenly Stem Metal.
People who are born as a Rooster according to the Chinese Zodiac often get accused of being show offs. Those accusations do have some truth to them! Roosters do like to be the center of attention, and will strut and preen until somebody notices. If no one notices, they can get a little sullen and pouty.
Roosters are always impeccable groomed. They like clothing that fits well, and have a preference for bright colors. They will always have neat hair and a clean appearance, because Roosters feel that it is important to make an impression.
Despite their tendency to hog the spotlight, Roosters usually have many friends. They have bright, vivacious, charming personalities, and they can really be the life of the party! Roosters are overachievers, and as such, they can be quite competitive. Roosters usually enjoy a lot of success sooner in life than most people do.
Rooster people are very intelligent and quick witted. Don't be surprised if a Rooster is several steps ahead of you in a conversation! Roosters like routines, and live their lives in a highly organized fashion. They pack every last minute of their schedules, so the worst things you could ever do to a Rooster are show up late or not at all for an appointment. This shows a Rooster that you do not respect him or her, and he or she will take a long time to forgive you.
The organizational skills of someone born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rooster also apply to his or her finances. Roosters keep track of every last dime, and have phenomenal self control when it comes to saving money and sticking to a budget. They have a little bit of disrespect for people who waste their money and get into debt, but they are more than willing to help you set up a budget and keep track of your finances if you just ask.
When a person born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Rooster is affected by the Metal Element, the result is a quite brash personality. These Roosters have a super-huge ego, and that can turn others off. Although Metal Roosters can be wonderful people once you get to know them, they are stand offish and full of themselves on the surface. Metal Roosters sometimes need to learn to stop talking about themselves and listen to others.
Although these Metal Roosters do have large egos, they need a partner who will support them emotionally, because they can still be fragile deep down. They have a need to believe in themselves, which is why they project that overconfident aura.
All Roosters are very honest people. Roosters can come off as blunt, because they don't mince words. Metal Roosters have this tendency even more, and can sound downright harsh at times. In reality, Roosters are not too sensitive to constructive criticism (it bounces right off of them) and assume that others can take brutal honesty as well as they can. If you are friends with a Metal Rooster, you may find yourself offended at times, but if you are a forgiving person you will be able to see the intelligence and talent that lies behind the blunt exterior.