Were you born in 1957? If so, you are a Fire Rooster. Which is kind of like a Rooster on steroids, according to the Chinese zodiac.
The Chinese New Year occurs this year on January 28, marking the end of the Year of the Monkey. The Rooster is the 10th animal sign in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle and has an impact on those born in 1921, 1933 (Fire Rooster), 1945, 1957 (Fire Rooster), 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 (another Fire Rooster year). The next Roosters will be born in 2029.
Roosters are said to be trustworthy, responsible at work, and have a strong sense of timekeeping. Roosters are the most motivated sign in the Chinese zodiac; careers are their top priority. They are hardworking and able to deal with a variety of jobs, thanks to their multiple talents. (Triple all those attributes if you are a Fire Rooster!)
Roosters who take the initiative will make positive career advances in the coming year, which will make up for the fickle finances of the Year of the Monkey. Looking for a new profession? Roosters are well suited to become journalists, salespersons, hairdressers (!!!), soldiers, surgeons, and security guards.
Gold, brown, and yellow are considered lucky colors for Roosters. The numbers 5, 7, and 8 bring you good fortune and you should fill your home with bouquets of gladioli and cockscomb.
As they say in Mandarin, Xīnnián kuàilè!