A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, usually a male chicken. Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term "rooster" originates in the United States, The older terms "cock" or "cockerel", the latter denoting a young cock, are used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
"Roosting" is the action of perching aloft to sleep at day, which is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and will attack other roosters that enter his territory. During the daytime, a rooster will often sit on a high perch, usually 3 to 5 feet off the ground, to serve as a lookout for his group. He will sound a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby.The term "cock" is also used generally to refer to a male of other species of bird, for example "Cock sparrow".
The rooster is often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn ("cock-a-doodle-doo"). However, this idea is more romantic than real, as a rooster can and will crow at any time of the day. A rooster can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory. Roosters have several other calls as well, and can cluck, similar to the hen. Roosters occasionally make a patterned series of clucks to attract hens to a source of food, the same way a mother hen does for her chicks.
The cockerel "waltz", when the cockerel struts in a half circle with one wing extended down, is an aggressive approach signifying to females his dominance, and usually, the female will submit by running or moving away from the cockerel in acknowledgement. On rare occasions, the hen will attempt to fight the cockerel for dominance. Once dominance is established, the cockerel will rarely waltz again. When other cockerels are in the hen yard, this waltz is used significantly more and most cockerels will waltz together if dominance has not been established; either one will back off, or the two cockerels will fight. The cockerel will waltz again if he is taken out of the pen for a period, usually 24 hours, and put back. Some more aggressive cockerels will drop and extend both wings and puff out all their body feathers to give the hens and other cocks the impression of a larger size, and charge through the hen yard like a bull.
It is understood that the constellations of the Zodiac within the belief system of Astrology, "the religion of the stars", originated in the ancient land of Babalyonia including modern day Iraq. The lore of the True Shepherd of Anu Orion and his accompanying animal symbol, the Rooster, with both representing the herald of the gods, being their divinely ordained role to communicate messages of the gods. "The Heavenly Shepherd" or "True Shepherd of Anu" - Anu being the chief god of the heavenly realms. On the star map the figure of the Rooster was shown below and behind the figure of the True Shepherd, both representing the herald of the gods, in his bird and human forms respectively.
The sacrifice of a cock and a ritual cockfight was part of the Imbolc festivities in honour of the pan-celticgoddess Brighid. In the 20th century, Imbolc was resurrected as a religious festival in Neopaganism, specifically in Wicca and druidry the Rooster is the tenth of the twelve animal symbols in the Chinese zodiac. In Shamanism in the Hmong culture, a shaman may use a rooster in religious ceremony as it is said that the rooster shields the shaman from "evil" spirits by making him invisible as the evil spirits only see the rooster's spirit.
[font=Times New Roman]Rooster,[/font]the yang part of the yin and yang, the two forces in the universe ,yang(male) the active positive force, the sun, heaven, heat and light as opposed to the yin(female) earth, dark and cold, the moon, the passive, negative force. The rooster is of course all about sex and the pleasures of life, hedionistic tendencies. Moral people may see this as a dark side of the psyche and yet yang is the light, the positive, the heavenly force. Rooster say's do not judge people by your own beliefs and customs. Pleasures of the flesh are a gift to be enjoyed. What is the point of being flesh if you don't feel pleasure. However remember to do so responsibly without hurting others.
Rooster is also about strutting your stuff! Look at me I am something to behold and fear at the same time. Vanity in appearance is important to you as is charm and the dance we all do when we meet someone new in our life. An important message is to remember that it is what is inside a person that matters most. Beauty is skin deep and will fade with age.
Agression and hitting out at other people can sometimes say more about ourselves than it does about the recipient of our anger. We need to take responsibility for our own actions and our own lives and stop blaming other people for our short comings. Look within sometimes for the cause of the anger, ask yourself who you are angry with, yourself or other people? Try being compassionate and loving to yourself you are a beautiful soul within.
Rooster can be territorial over what he regards as his possessions, we have to remember that things can be replaced and changed. Rooster can charge like a bull but he can also do a beautiful waltz. As we grow older we learn to tame our temper and think before we speak. It is much nicer to see a waltz rather than a charge. If we treat people with respect and communicate our problems rather than shouting, they are more likely to respond with respect.
Rooster ask you to question yourself about your competitive nature, yes it is a good thing to have drive and ambition but sometimes it is alright to lose. A powerful person will lose on purpose just to make someone else happy. Making someone else happy is not losing, it is being a decent and giving human being. While the shaman uses the cockerel to protect it from evil, cockerel says remember that evil is just live backwards.
The world can be a scary place if we let it be, fear can cause us imagined problems. What causes fear is the unknown, we fear what we sometimes do not understand. When you remember that you are an eternal being and can never die, you realise that really there is nothing to fear. Death is the ultimate fear as a human being but we do not ever die, it is impossible. Try and remember the beautiful, majestic, powerful spirit that you are and all fear fades away.
Cock a doodle do!
My dame has lost her shoe,
My master's lost his fiddlestick,
And knows not what to do.
[font=Times New Roman]Cock a doodle do!
What is my dame to do?
Till master's found his fiddlingstick,
She'll dance without her shoe.
Cock a doodle do!
My dame has found her shoe,
And master's found his fiddlingstick,
Sing cock a doodle do!
Cock a doodle do!
My dame will dance with you,
While master fiddles his fiddlingstick,
And knows not what to do.[/font]
Characteristics; strut, yang, positive, power, dance, active, light, dominance, aggression, pleasure, responsibility, respect, sexuality and fear.
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