he Chinese mode of astrology that has twelve animal signs means interesting thing for different people. So, what's your sign saying?
We've seen them on placemats on restaurants or just adorning someone's wall, but there's much more to Chinese astrology and its signs than being a decorative element. Read on to know more....
First, find your sign here:
Rat 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Sheep 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
Rooster 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao are 12 animals, which represent the rotating 12-year cycle. They are the ox, rat, rabbit, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People who are born under each sign are known to exhibit personality traits that are unique to that sign and funnily enough, with the animal itself! Many a time we've heard of how it's the 'Year of the Dog' or 'Year of the Rabbit' and how it's relevant to the astro chart.
Here are the main characteristics of people born in the year of the listed animals:
These are smart and charming folk, quite the toast of the party! The Chinese zodiac sign also says those under this sign are funny and sharp too. They are known to harbour excellent tastes, be loyal pals and quite generous too. The downslide is, they can also be a little greedy when it comes to money matters.
Compatible with: Dragon or Monkey
This is another influential Chinese zodiac sign. You'll find 'Ox' people to be very solid in their goals, steadfast and ambitious too. They are hard-working but can be a little stubborn and a tad serious. The flipside is these people have a tendency to feel introverted and lonely. They need to have their family and friend circle around them.
Compatible with: Snake or Rooster
Those born under this sign are energetic people, quite authoritative and with good leadership values. They can be relied upon, are very charming and are courageous too. But watch out, the 'Tiger person', can be a little moody and intense and may snap at you when you least expect it.
Compatible with: Horse or Dog
Those under this sign can be warm and have very giving personalities. They just love being among family and friends and are quite compassionate towards others. Rabbit people are great hosts and take care to ensure their guests are well looked after. However, they can be too naive and that may bring them some trouble.
Compatible with: Goat or Pig
Quite a feisty, powerful sign, the Dragon person is highly individualistic, can make for charming and polite company. The person born under this star sign is almost always self-assured and can be a natural born leader, very adept at giving orders. The downside? These people like things to go their way and often do what is necessary to remain on top.
Compatible with: Monkey and rat
The snake symbolises character traits of being intelligent, seductive and very analytical. Those born under this sign are also charming and good with money. They are excellent problem solvers and can find their way out of situations quite well. However, the Snake person can be a little insure and a little jealous.
Compatible with: Rooster or Ox
The seventh of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse signifies people who are carefree and enjoy traveling. They like to seek out their own avenues. The Horse person is energetic and has a lot of sex appeal. He or she loves entertaining and parties. The Horse person also has the gift of the gab but can be a little hot-headed and impatient.
Compatible with: Dog or Tiger
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat love their own company. These are also artistic people, very creative in their outlook to life and love to be wanderers. They have a delicate charm and can be a little lazy too. These people can also be very emotional and insecure and they need a lot of reassurance.
Compatible with: Pig or Rabbit
The people born under this sign are total pranksters. They love to have fun and can brighten up the atmosphere anywhere. Monkey people are the center of attention at parties and social affairs and are quite energetic. The downside: They may break someone's heart quite easily and can be unreasonable and a little self-centred.
Compatible with: Rat or Dragon
The people under the sign of the Rooster are observant and can be very trusting and resourceful as well. A Rooster person loves attention and a little flattery will get him or her onto your side, instantly! Such a person may also be a little secretive about their relationships and hold his or her cards close to the sleeves.
Compatible with: Ox or Snake
The Dog in Chinese astrology stands for honesty and faithfulness. Those born under this the sign can be loyal and speak their minds. However, the Dog person can also be prone to mood swings and can snap badly when things don't go his or her way.
Compatible with: Tiger or Horse
Those born under this sign are nice natured, extremely well behaved and like to look at the good side to everything. They make for pleasant companions and are intelligent too. Pig people can also be naive, sincere and are knowledge seekers. Unfortunately, they are also a little possessive and jealous.
Compatible with: Rabbit or Goat