Chinese Zodiac is deep-seated on a twelve-year cycle --- each year being
represented by an animal that reveals particular personality of the person.
In fact, in China, this is just an alternative way to say how old you are!
Instead of asking your age, people may ask you questions like "what do
you belong to?" It means- what is your Zodiac? You are supposed to
belong to the Kingdome of one of the twelve animals! Those are Mouse -- Ox,
Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
This is Chinese Zodiac.
Many Chinese believe that the year of a person's birth is the primary
factor in determining that person's personality traits, physical and mental
attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his lifetime.
Jikkan Junishi --literally 10 stems and 12 branches refers to the Chinese
zodiac symbols. These 10 divine stems referred yin-yang principles and the
elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
The 12 earthly branches included 12 animals: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit,
dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and wild boar.
The lunar calendar has a 60 years cycle. In the Chinese horoscope, the five
basic elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, are combined with the
12 animal signs of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Lamb,
Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig form the sixty year cycle.
The Twelve Animal Signs of Chinise Zodiac
Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008.
You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love.
However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You
are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign,
you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.
Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are
conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being
chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Buffalo would be
successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.
Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have
a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is
right; often seen as a "Hothead" or rebel. Your sign shows you
would be excellent as a boss, explorer, racecar driver, or matador.
Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.
You are the kind of person that people like to be around affectionate,
obliging, always pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too
sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are
successful in business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or
Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000.
Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even
with the reputation of being foolhardy and a "big mouth" at times.
You are intelligent, gifted, and a perfectionist but these qualities make
you unduly demanding on others. You would be well suited to be an artist,
priest, or politician.
Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your
intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy
attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would
be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer,
psychiatrist, and fortuneteller. HORSE: Born in 1918, 1930, 1942,
1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.
Your capacity for hard work is amazing. Your are your own person-very
independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of
selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical.
Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.
Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people,
the Goat can be charming company. Your are elegant and artistic but the
first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try
to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor,
gardener, or beachcomber.
Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
You are a vary intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your
extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well liked.
The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful
of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.
Born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005,
The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision making often
speaking his mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You
are a dreamer, flashy dresser, and extravagant to an extreme. Born under
this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or
Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018...
The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and
faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp
tongue, and a tendency to be a faultfinder, however. You would make an
excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to
set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and
honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your
quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in
the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.