The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each
year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics
to its year. This calendar is based on the cycles of the moon. 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 degrees
of success and happiness throughout his lifetime. To learn about your Animal
Sign, find the year of your birth among the 12 signs running about the
border. If born before 1936, add 12 to the year you were born to find your
| Rat | Ox
| Tiger | Rabbit | Dragon
| Snake | Horse | Sheep
| Monkey | Cock | Dog
| Pig |
Rat - thirfty, quick-tempered, and charming
1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
You are ambitious yet honest. Prone to spend freely. Seldom make lasting friendships. Most compatible with Dragons and Monkeys. Least compatible with Horse.
Ox - stubborn, patient, and trusting,
1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
Bright, patient and inspiring to others. You can be happy by yourself, yet make an outstanding parent. Marry a Snake or Cock. The Sheep will bring troubles.
Tiger - sensitive, passionate
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
Tiger people are aggressive, courageous, candid and sentisive. Look to the House and Dog for happiness. Beware of the Monkey.
Rabbit - affectionate and
cautious, good head for business
1936, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
Luckiest of all signs, you are also talented and articulate. Affectionate, yet shy, you seek peace throughout your life. Marry a Sheep or Pig. Your opposite is the Cock.
Dragon - full of vitaltiy
and strength, sets high standards
1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
You are eccentric and your life complex. You havce a very passionate nature and abundant health. Marry a Monkey or Rat kate in life. Avoid the Dog.
Snake - deep thinker and soft-spoken
1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Wise and intense with a tendency towards physical beauty. Vain adn high tempered. The Pig is your ememy. The Cock or Ox are your best signs.
Horse - cheerful, perceptive
and quick-witted, loves to be where theaction is
1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Popular adn attractive to the opposite sex. You are often ostentatious adn impatient. You need people. Marry a Tigher or a Dog early, but never a Rat.
Sheep - strong beliefs, compassionate,
accomplished in the arts
Elgant and creative, you are timid adn preter anonymity. You are most compatible with Pig and Rabbits, but never the Ox.
Monkey - inventor and improviser
1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
You are very inteigent and are able to influence people. An enthusiastic achiever, you are easily discouraged adn confused. Avoid Tigers. Seek a Dragon or a Rat.
Cock - sharp and neat, extravagant
in dress, prefers working alone
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
A pioneer in spirit, you are devoted to work and quest after knowledge. You are selfish and eccentric. Rabbits are trouble. Snake and Oxen are fine.
Dog - loyal, trustworthy and
faithful, makes a good but somewhat reluctant leader
1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Loyal adn honest you work well wiht others. Generous yet stubborn adn often selfish. Look to the Horse or Tiger. Watch out for Dragons.
Pig - studious, well-informed,
1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007
Noble and chivalrous. Your friends will be lifelong, yet you are prone to martial strife. Avoid other Pigs. Marry a Rabbit or a Sheep