2017 Year of the Rooster –What do FLY Entertainment artiste Liz Lazan, and yoga instructor & body positivity advocate Jessamyn Stanley wish for SOULSCAPE readers in 2017 Chinese New Year?

2017 Year of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac. … Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029… Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality.

The Rooster (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 雞/鷄) is the tenth sign of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac (and similar zodiacal systems) related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch character . The name is also translated into English as Chicken.

In the Tibetan zodiac and the Nepalese Gurung zodiac, the “bird” is in place of the Rooster. Sometimes even the Fenghuang will take the place of the Rooster.

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the “Year of the Rooster”, while also bearing the following elemental signs:

Start dateEnd dateHeavenly branch
26 January 193313 February 1934Water Rooster
13 February 19451 February 1946Wood Rooster
31 January 195717 February 1958Fire Rooster
17 February 19695 February 1970Earth Rooster
5 February 198124 January 1982Metal Rooster
23 January 19939 February 1994Water Rooster
9 February 200528 January 2006Wood Rooster
28 January 201715 February 2018Fire Rooster[4]
13 February 20292 February 2030Earth Rooster
1 February 204121 January 2042Metal Rooster


The Rooster is the tenth sign of the twelve-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is represented by the Earthly Branch character 酉. Wikipedia