The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year of which is named after adifferent animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year. According to this legend, the year of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person'spersonality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happinessthroughout his lifetime. People born in that year willbecome that animal, taking on its characteristics and identifying with it for their entire lives.
The animals, in order they appear in the cycle are the rat, ox,tiger, hare/rabbit, dragon, snake,horse, sheep/goat/ram, monkey, rooster/cock, dog, and boar/pig.Find the year that you were born in, or add or subtract twelve to discover your animal sign. However, keep in mind that the Chinese New Yearbegins on the first new moon of the following year. Make sure to take this into account if you are born in January or early February.
1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
Bright, sociable, and highly ambitious. The Rat is a true opportunist when it comes to reaching her goals. She is passionate and good to her lover- but she also likes to grumble and waste money on luxuries. Compatible with: Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.
This year has a good start, but eventually moves towards drudgery. Greedy and materialistic desires will bring you trouble. Stay confident and steady. Intractable behavior will be the obstacle between you and your fortune.
1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
Intelligent and self-confident. The Ox is a naturally-born leader who works systematically. She takes responsibility for her family. She believes in authority, but is sometimes too stubborn and traditional. Most compatible with: Serpent, Rooster, and Rat.
You will have a chance to overcome difficulties from the past. Be compatible with others. Do not doubt the competence of those who help you, since you will have to return the favor. Compromising disputes is better than arguing.
1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Rebellious and dynamic, a warrior and the center of attention. The Tiger is quick-tempered but considerate; affectionate but careless. A roaring success awaits her. Most compatible with: Horse, Dragon, and Dog.
There's a better year coming- with prosperous returns. People will recognize your efforts and hard work. Make effective goals in July. Practice a friendly approach to people because you can easily be misunderstood as distant and stuck-up.
1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Peace-loving, with impeccable manners and a pursuit of a good life. The Rabbit is intelligent in business and has a creative mind. However, sometimes she is moody and indifferent. Compatible with: Ram, Pig, and Dog.
You need to show your cares to people around you, especially your family. Harmony is the home of success.. You may get help or luck from abroad, therefore, you may consider moving or travelling.
1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
Charming in personality and elegant in dress. Being a skeptic and a deep thinker, The Serpent likes to judge by intuition. She is fortunate in wealth throughout life. Compatible with: Ox and Rooster.
The Year of the Serpent symbolizes a progressive year with fruitful success. Your year will be further rewarded by chances from abroad. Moving or travelling will find you unexpected surprises. Be cool and others will look up to you.
1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
Cheerful, quick-witted and popular. The Horse has a happy outlook, and she are independent, subjective, and self-centered. You are also good at handling wealth. Most compatible with: Tiger, Dog, and Ram.
This will be a steady year with chances to make your life better and more colorful. Beware of your health and take good care of yourself to avoid a working accident.
1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
Kind and helpful. The Ram has artistic inclinations which tend to make her pessimistic. Even though you are indecisive and too passive, you have fantastic luck throughout life. Compatible with: Rabbit, Pig, and Horse.
This is a good year to start a new venture. Exploring chances from abroad will be profitable. Good people and friends are waiting to help you. Beware of unpredicted circumstances.
1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Clever and innovative, a fast learner with a good memory. The Monkey knows social skills well, but can be selfish and egotistical. She is also unbeatable in terms of talent and wealth. Most compatible with: Dragon and Rat.
1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dramatic, but a reputable person who works systematically. The Rooster is outspoken and loves to attract attention. She takes good care of her family and can handle money well. Most compatible with: Ox, Serpent, and Dragon.
Your self confidence, courage, and spiritual nature will help you pass a dull year. Opportunities are coming in Autumn. Keep your punctual and reliable character to make your dreams come true.
1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
The Dog has a deep sense of justice, loyalty, and responsibility. She has a glib tongue, but is also practical and realistic. She is also trustworthy and generous to people. Compatible with: Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.
Luck is knocking at your door. Learn how to open this door and welcome your luck, as well as how to open the door for those who need your help. You are sure to win the world with you honest and generous nature.
1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007
Diligent, courageous, and hateful of quarrels. The Boar is a perfect friend, but she is also shallow and rather materialistic. She is not good at handling money, yet fortune is always around her. Most compatible with: Rabbit and Ram.
Look forward to a profitable year with remarkable success. Beware of jealousy. Reveal your gratitude to those who help. Aim to make major achievements in summer and winter.