According to the legend
Is attributed the creation of the chinese calendar or lunar to the Jade Emperor, who was regarded as the ruler of the sky and one of the most important gods of the pantheon of taoist. About its history there are two versions.
The first says that he created the horoscope as a sign of gratitude to the twelve animals came to his call. The Emperor had ruled the Earth and the Sky, but as I had never visited the Earth, and I was curious to know the creatures that lived in she asked all who would run to the sky to see them better. Of all, only twelve did.
The second version, tells that the Jade Emperor wanted to create a horoscope with twelve animals and to do this he organized a race with various obstacles. During the race, each animal looked for a way to earn according to their skills and intelligence, and hence that the order of the calendar is formed according as they were reaching the goal.
The order is as follows: The rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, then the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the pig.
Other versions have it that when Buddha was meditating in the forest before his death, and asked the animals who would come to meditate with him. As only appeared twelve, in reward, he offered him a year at each one.
The chinese calendar, known as yin and yang, with five elements –water, wood, fire, metal and earth – are a cycle of ten years, in which the pairs correspond to the yang and the odd yin. This composition forms a cycle of sixty years, and each one of these years contains an animal of the twelve existing, which, in turn, have five elements that modify the personality of the animal with sixty possibilities.
In tenth place
According to the mythology, the Jade Emperor, the rooster came in on tenth place. Belonging to this cycle are those born in the years 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.
The Years of the Rooster are times of righteousness and of justice, of grandeur and of efficient logistics. Jobs in the public and private management, careers or jobs of the police and the army are favored, as indicated by the horoscope.
The Cocks of Metal are very helpful and do not support damaging to his ego. The Water have intellectual curiosity and are very good at writing and talking. The Wood is concerned about the needs of others, seeking harmony in your environment. The Fire are very extroverted and have a good humor and to Earth I like to be in control and find out the reason and truth of things. (I)
Are Cocks born:
22 January 1909-09 February 1910: Cock Land
08 February 1921 to 27th January 1922: Rooster of Metal
26 January 1933 to 13 February 1934: Rooster of Water
13 February 1945-01 February 1946: Cock of Wood
31 January 1957 to 17 February 1958: Cock of Fire
17 feb 1969 to 05 feb 1970: Rooster Earth
05 February 1981 to 24 January 1982 Rooster Metal
23 January 1993 to 09 February 1994: Rooster of Water
09 February 2005 to 28 January 2006: Rooster Wood