2005- Chinese Year of the Rooster

In 2005, the Chinese New Year is on February 9th.It shall continue till 28th February 2006. This is a new moon day, in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. The new moon time is at 06:28 on 9-Feb-05 in China time zone.Rooster Years are tenth in the cycle following the Monkey Years, and recur every twelfth year.

The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, it varies year after year. This year is also called the Yiyou year in Chinese.The Year 2005 is the 4702nd Chinese year.The Chinese New Year begins with the second new moon after the winter solstice, which occurs between Jan 21 and Feb 19. This is the year of the Rooster.

Rooster Traits              Rooster Celebrities

Chinese year of rooster
The Rooster is a very flamboyant and expressive personality. He is an extrovert who loves to showoff. The Rooster is a trustworthy, hardworking and confident individual. They are Brave, Romantic, Motivated, Proud, Blunt, Resentful, Boastful.


• Very talkative

• Tenth in order of Chinese animals

• Hour – 5pm-6:59pm

• Month – September

• Degree – 247.5 to 277.5

• Direction - West

• Western Counterpart – Virgo


This Rooster is different in that he enjoys being a part of the team rather than in the spotlight like the other Roosters. He likes the company of others and is a good friend. These Roosters work for the betterment of society, working diligently. They expect quality attempts from others involved with the causes and sometimes expect too much of their co–volunteers, as they do of themselves. Often they are unable to finish what they've started.


Roosters are typically very fit people. They enjoy sports and active hobbies such as hiking, swimming,etc. They tend to fight illness fairly well. Roosters suffer from dramatic mood swings and stress.


The Rooster is very good at handling his finances. He is able to give others good financial advice and can help get budgets under control. He either spends it all or hoards it for a rainy day.


• Actors

• Armed forces

• Dancers

• Book keepers

• Insurance agents

• Secretaries

• Musicians

• Dentists

• Bankers

• Accountants


Best Friends: Oxen and Snakes

Worst Enemies: Rabbits


• Rat – not very close

• Ox – strong bonds

• Tiger – kind of distance

• Rabbit – bit of erratic behavior

• Dragon – good understanding

• Snake – divergent expectations

• Horse – temper tantrums

• Sheep – affectionate in spite of the differences

• Monkey – conflicting ideals

• Rooster – too headstrong

• Dog – loving and understanding

• Pig – incredibly supporting