The Rooster: A Metal Sign
The Rooster is of the Metal element. Generally, people born under a Metal sign have a great deal of confidence and are resolute in their drive for success… sometimes to a point of being hard-headed and stubborn! There is a strong sense of attractiveness around this element – they have an energy and confidence that makes them very likeable.
The Metal Rooster – 1921, 1981
As Roosters are already of a Metal sign, this Rooster carries a double metal element – this means that they are extra steely, determined and hardworking in their goals. Carrying great focus, he will impress others with his passion towards work, drive and high ideals, which he will see right through to the end. He will also have a naturally charismatic draw about him – people will be attracted to his strong energy. Metal Roosters have what it takes to be famous!
The Metal Rooster’s big passions in life will also mean that he has very strong principles and the wish to bring about meaningful change around him. It is not unlikely for these Roosters to champion social change or put all their energy into working hard for a cause. Their strong resolve, influence and persistence will often mean that they will be successful at effective notable change.
This strong determination and highly analytical mind however will also be his strongest downfall. The Metal element can make this metal Rooster inflexible, obstinate and downright arrogant. He can become over-analytical, picking on everything from work, to family to relationships – even if there is nothing wrong. He holds on very strongly to his opinion, becoming very closed to the views of others. With his headstrong impulses, he will bully his way forward, crowing at the top of his voice until everyone else has no choice but to give in to him.
Metal Roosters could do with eating a little humble pie by learning to be more empathetic, to listen to others and to stop insisting on their views. They need to temper their egos; if they can stay more objective and open, they will gain much more from their strong talents, passion and hardworking nature.
The Water Rooster – 1933, 1993
The most reasonable and gentle of all Roosters, the Water Rooster is intelligent, firm and a good worker. He has the additional ability to communicate well with others and can enrol people easily to his cause or to help him achieve his goals. Many of the other more arrogant Roosters could do with learning from the Water Rooster’s gentler example.
Like the flexible nature of water, this Rooster will be very resourceful and level-headed. He will be able to adapt to situations to influence others well, without being obtrusive or offensive. Water Roosters will be especially gifted with skills of communication and will make very good writers, journalists, speakers, counselors or in any field that requires interpersonal relations. They also have a tremendous capability to work hard and have unceasing energy. Many are inspired to action by this diligent and creative Rooster.
The Water Rooster also has a very good eye for detail which means he will excel in work requiring systematic processes, such as scientific industries. This meticulousness however, could also be his singular weakness. His perfectionist attitude can mean he becomes very fixated and bogged down with the smallest details, to a point that he loses track of the bigger picture.
Water Roosters already have no problems getting along with people and working hard to achieve their goals. However, they must be careful not to let themselves get dragged down by small and often insignificant details as it can slow them down and drive people away.
The Wood Rooster – 1945, 2005
Like all Roosters, the Wood Rooster also has the capacity for working extremely hard – perhaps too much at times! However, his woody nature makes him more open and sociable. He is likely to be the most cooperative of the Roosters, preferring to work within a team instead of pummeling himself to the top.
Like the trunk of the sturdiest trees, the Wood Rooster has a great deal of strength and can shoulder a lot at the same time. Unfortunately, this means that he sets very high standards and expects the same of others; peers may find him too demanding and his expectations difficult to meet. While he’s a good teammate with the ability to pull his weight, he risks losing friends or colleagues if he can’t bend to accommodate their different levels.
This is also a very grounded sign who keeps his eyes and ears close to the ground – this means Wood Roosters are very in tune with the welfare of others and will work hard to improve social conditions for the betterment of people around him. He is honest and forthright and will strive to find justice and equality for all. People born in this sign would do well in social work, with NGOs, as lawyers or in any vocation which requires them to work for and with people.
Loosen up! The Wood Rooster needs to realise that while he is very capable and energetic, not everyone might be able to hold up as strongly as he can. He has great empathy for the welfare of others so he should make the most of that by also learning to work with others’ levels and strengths, instead of imposing his expectations and high standards on them.
The Fire Rooster– 1957, 2017
A fiery sign that will light up every room, the Fire Rooster is as dynamic on the inside as he is on the outside. These natural leaders have the gift of very sharp organisational skills as well as a charisma that’s hard to miss – they will find it easy to rise above, work independently, efficiently and find success.
The Fire Rooster is a sociable character with a strong love of attention and friendship – you can be sure he’ll either be the centre of attention at a party or be the one organising the best bash in town! However, he is also fiercely independent – he is more capable than others, and he knows it, which means that he’ll often prefer to rely on himself to get things done than to depend on anyone else. While he can cope fantastically well, he also has the tendency to become too dominating and possessive over what he has set out to do. You’ll be hard pressed to get a Fire Rooster to listen to you once he’s set his mind on something.
He’ll become obsessed over details and become very critical over what others are doing, especially if they’re not the way he projected. You’d have to be sure you can meet this Rooster’s expectations if you’re going to work with him or be prepared to be fiercely pecked by a sharp beak and scrutinized by a beady eye!
The most frustrating thing for everyone else though, is that in spite of his temperamental behavior and impatience, the Fire Rooster’s way is probably one of the most effective, efficient ways – you’ll have to entrust things to him if you’d like to get them done successfully… and with great flair!
The Fire Rooster needs a splash of cold water now and then to cool him down and bring him back to earth. While he lights things up wherever he goes, he needs to temper his ego a little and learn to lead with more empathy instead of closing in so tightly and hotly on the people around him.
The Earth Rooster – 1909, 1969, 2029
The Earth Rooster, true to his element, will shoulder the burden of the whole world upon his shoulders if he needs to. The Rooster is also a very efficient, meticulous sign – the Earth Rooster is all the more so. He is identified by his ability to handle several different tasks at once, each as organised as the other.
Like all Roosters, this one also has a huge propensity for hard work. Many other signs will weary of this Rooster if he’s on their team (or their leader) for he will be sure to work you to the bone, and not think twice of it. He thinks, if he can do it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able too. He also has high standards and isn’t afraid to make his voice heard if you’re not pulling your weight. He doesn’t want for any frills and excesses – he’ll tell it to you as it is and expect that you’ll be able to take it.
Earth Roosters are the least flamboyant of the lot. He is also the most practical and mature; unlike some of his other Rooster siblings, he’ll be less impetuous and more willing to take the time to study the details very carefully before acting. You can be safe in the knowledge that when this Rooster makes a decision, it is a sensible, well-thought-out one.
Because the Earth Rooster likes to take on so much, he has to learn to pace himself or he’ll become easily stressed. He also needs to tone down his approach in dealing with others – understand others’ need for some time out every now and then, and deal with others a little gentler.
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