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Discover Your Chinese Zodiac Animal

 

The Chinese zodiac (生肖 – shēngxiào) is a based on the Chinese lunar calendar. The year that you’re born in has one of 12 animals and this will help to indicate your characteristics and even give insight into your best love matches.

 

So, find your sign and those that you’re most compatible with:

 

Rat (鼠Shǔ) 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020

Intelligent, curious and ambitious, rats are lucky to have wisdom to rely on. Always up for a challenge, they can risk being too motivated by money. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.


Ox (牛niú) 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021

An ox tends to be hardworking and reliable. Being a safe pair of hands is a valuable trait but be careful of seeming stubborn or narrow-minded. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.


Tiger (虎Hǔ) 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010 2022

Tigers are charming and ambitious but above all else they are brave. On the downside, they risk being boastful or irritable. Compatible with Horse or Dog.


Rabbit (兔Tù) 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011 2023

Rabbits are kind-hearted and smart. They love to be surrounded by friends and family. On the flipside, they can risk being seen as pushovers. Compatible with Goat or Pig


Dragon (龍Lónɡ) 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012 2024

Powerful and enterprising, dragons are natural-born leaders and will do what it takes to keep their position. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.


Snake (蛇Shé) 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013 2025

Snakes are seductive, generous and charming. They like to work from gut feelings and this can spill over into feeling insecure or jealous. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.


Horse (馬Mǎ) 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026

Great travelers, horses love to be on the move. They are clever, energetic and popular, however they can also be selfish and arrogant. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

 

 

Sheep (or Goat or Ram) (羊Yánɡ) 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015 2027

Creative thinkers, sheep tend to be calm and collected. They can be a little mild-mannered and anxious, even shy or pessimistic. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.


Monkey (猴Hóu) 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016 2028

Quick, inventive and smart, monkeys also tend to make good leaders. They often need to work on developing patience. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.


Rooster (雞Jī) 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017 2029

Honest, practical and resourceful, roosters love to keep a tidy home but can tend to perfectionism. Compatible with Ox or Snake.


Dog (狗Gǒu) 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018 2030

Loyal and honest, dogs have a strong sense of responsibility and make good business people. They can also be sensitive and moody. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.


Pig (猪Zhū) 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019 2031

Well-mannered and with good taste, everyone wants to hang out with a pig! On the downside however, they can be self-indulgent & lazy. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.


Get ready to welcome the year of the pig! Traditional ways to celebrate include wearing new clothes, enjoying some dumplings and even dishing out some cash-filled hóng bāo or red pockets to lucky friends.