Chinese Astrology/Tiger and Rooster
The Tiger and the Rooster have certain complementary characteristics and others that don't fit together as well; for their relationship to run smoothly, each Sign will have to work to meet the other's needs. Both are noble souls who know what they want -- and that in itself can create problems. The Rooster wants mere perfection, which is quite a tall order, especially for the individualistic Tiger, who refuses to follow anyone's lead but its own. The Tiger is affable and easy-going until it starts being told what to do, where to be and when, but the Rooster has perfected the art of nagging, which may cause the Tiger to turn tail and run! The Rooster means well; it simply always sees room for improvement and doesn't possess much finesse when communicating its expectations. Expectations generally cause the Tiger to throw up its guard, since this Sign is very protective of itself, its individuality and its freedom ... and so on.
As lovers these two might experience frequent disagreements. The Tiger's resistance of the Rooster's rules will only serve to annoy the Rooster, perhaps giving it the impression that the Tiger is both sloppy and self-interested. The Tiger, in turn, may begin to think the Rooster is too much of an autocrat, trying to get into the Tiger's business and exert control! The truth is, the Tiger is used to being in charge and the Rooster is used to having its point of view respected and followed, but these qualities don't mesh together very well. These two Signs may fare better in a business relationship; the Tiger actually might appreciate the Rooster's efforts to make things in the office and in the company perfectly spotless and trouble-free, and the Rooster might be glad to let the Tiger assume the position of front person, leaving the Rooster to get things going behind the scenes. Whatever their relationship, however, these two must try hard not to argue too much.
Remember that each year is associated not only with a Chinese Sign but also with one of the Chinese Elements -- Metal, Water, Wood, Fire or Earth. That means there's Metal Tigers, Water Tigers, Wood Roosters, Fire Roosters ... Find your Element as well as your Sign and see how your Element affects your Animal nature.