The Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac is one of the most popular cultures in the field of astrology. It has twelve animal signs comprising of the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey rooster, dog and lastly the pig.  According to this astrology culture, these animal signs have a distinctive meaning towards people’s lives. Depending on the year that one was born under, the Chinese zodiac sign that governs them will go a long way to defining them. This means that those born under the year of the rat will have different predictions about their future compared to the ox or the tiger.

However, it’s important to understand each sign in detail. This is because having a good understanding will help to ensure that you interact peacefully with other animal signs. Get to know their strengths and weaknesses, their likes and dislikes and perhaps how they fare with love. With this in mind, it would be somewhat easy to avoid confrontations with people close to you.

Use the picture below or this Chinese Zodiac Sign Calculator to find out your Chinese Zodiac sign.

Chinese zodiac

Rat -1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020

The rat is the first sign in the zodiac chart. They’re perceived as quick-witted individuals that easily adapt to new situations. They’re also resourceful, bearing in mind that they can be depended on by those close to them. Rats have a thing for the family way of life. It’s for this reason that they’re protective towards their families. Women rats are considered to be smart individuals. This isn’t all, they’re also good looking. Consequently, in addition to getting beauty out of them, you would also be getting the brains.

Rat zodiac
Rats are usually smart, intuitive and extremely kind.

Unfortunately, rats also have their own weaknesses. For instance, they concentrate too much on their work duties. Rat men and women are the types of people that would bring their reports home so that they can complete them after dinner. They rarely spend time with their families. Aside from the fact that they’re considered to be kind, there are times when they’re brutally honest. This is a negative personality trait that scares many people away. Healthwise, the active way of life of the rat earns them healthy bodies and wards off diseases from affecting them.

Ox – 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021

The ox is ranked as the second Chinese animal sign in the zodiac chart. People born in the year of the ox would be admired for their hardworking nature. They’re also persistent in life, which means that they don’t give up easily. In addition to this, the ox people rarely complicate themselves. What you see is what you get. Honesty is the best policy according to the ox animal sign. These people are regarded as introverts. This is because they’re not always comfortable hanging around many people. This has an impact on their social nature. They’re social only with those that are close to them. Other people will have to work hard to get to know the ox in detail.

Chinese symbol, year of the Ox
People born in the year of the Ox are dependable and determined.

In relation to long term relationships, oxen are good at this. The idea of hopping from one relationship to the other is certainly not their thing. In fact, this makes them uncomfortable. The strong nature of the ox woman can sometimes give people the impression that they lack felinity or that they’re too strong to be regarded as women. In terms of the career of the oxen, they’ll be successful. People born in the year of the ox easily get noticed and are offered ideal careers that pay them well.

Tiger- 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

The tiger animal sign is ranked third in the Chinese zodiac chart. People born in the year of the tiger are normally admired for their competitiveness and bravery. Tigers love to be in control of the relationships that they’re involved in. The good thing about the tigers is that they’re protective of those that they love. Equally, they love the idea of being challenged. This means that they approach life with confidence. This is one of the reasons why they’re successful in their career paths.

Tigers are adventurous, natural-born leaders.

The trustworthy nature of the tiger is an attribute that would have a positive impact on their relationships. Tigers will always try their best to make good use of their creativity. This infers that they would propose wild and crazy ideas that are meant to make your relationship exciting. This is a recipe for a relationship full of love and joy. However, those in a relationship with a Tiger person should be careful not to be left out of the limelight as the tiger takes all the credit.

Rabbit -1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023

Just by looking at the rabbit animal, one gets the idea that their fur is soft and tender. Well, certainly, this also applies to the people born in the year of the rabbit. They’re sensitive people full of grace. One thing that you’ll love about the rabbit individuals is that they never argue with people. In fact, they easily convert their enemies into friends. It is easy to get along with the rabbit bearing in mind that they’re polite and kindhearted. This has a large influence on the large circle of friends that they have.

Year of the Rabbit, Rabbit traits
People born in the year of the Rabbit are gentle, tender and compassionate.

Rabbits also have their own weaknesses. For instance, they could easily get derailed from their goals due to their emotional nature. Rabbits also love being around money. They strive to achieve the best in the career paths that they pursue. In relation to their health, they should find a way of incorporating exercises in their daily routine. This would make certain that they stay away from diseases that would have detrimental effects on them. People born in the year of the rabbit should also be careful with their compassionate nature. This is a personality that other people might take advantage of.

Dragon- 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024

Dragons occupy the fifth position in the Chinese zodiac chart. They’re a mighty symbol in the Chinese astrology. People born in the Year of the Dragon could stand as great leaders. This is due to the fact that they normally love the idea of being in control. In relationships, they’ll also be doing the same. Dominance is what they’re good at. People born in the year of the dragon are never afraid of taking risks in life. Romantically speaking, these people are also good in bed. They bring their stamina and passion when engaging in intimate relationships with those they love. Dragon people hate being pushed around. They know what is required of them and will do this without being commanded. Socially, they’re not that good. This is for the reasons that they believe in their skills. This has a great influence on their decisions to work alone.

Year of the Dragon, Chinese symbol
People born in the year of the Dragon are fiery and like to be in control.

Generally speaking, dragons are healthy thanks to the active lifestyle that they’re normally engaged in. These people are easily affected by stress considering the fact that they don’t share their feelings with those close to them. Ideal career paths that would suit the dragon are those where they’re given the opportunity to lead.

Snake -1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025

At first, you might be scared of the snake. Nonetheless, they have a personality that could also make you fall for them. With their mysterious ways of doing things, there is a possibility that they’ll keep you guessing in your relationship. This could be a good thing as they’re never predictable. The humorous nature of the snake would strike your attention. Similarly, they’re also sharp upstairs. Keeping in mind that they’re very intuitive, snakes easily shy away from trouble. This implies that they won’t engage in any fights in your relationship.

Snake Zodiac
Snakes have their own strengths and weaknesses.

On the other side of the coin, the jealous aspect of the snake is an attribute that you would want to stay away from. They’re always suspicious of what you’re doing. This gives you the impression that they’re paranoid, which is true. Snakes aren’t good at taking up challenges. This means that in order to maintain their good health, they should have minimal challenges in their lives. With regards to their careers, these people have a short attention span. Consequently, they easily get bored after working in a certain environment.

Horse -1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 and 2026

With the high energies that they’re famous for, people born in the year of the horse won’t be missed in big events and other forms of social gatherings. Horses live and thrive in being entertained. Their ideal way of life is that in which they constantly seek excitement. This means that these people won’t tolerate boring relationships. They easily get bored in relationships. This is part of the reason why they’re at times regarded as heartbreakers. They’re also fashionable individuals. Wearing trendy outfits is what they’re good at as this would ensure they remain in the limelight.

Chinese zodiac, Year of the Horse
People born in the year of the horse are loyal and strong.

Far from good, horses are self-centered. They only care about their own troubles without considering the feelings of others. They also seek for independence in relationships. Therefore, they would gallop away at the first sight of possessiveness. Concerning their health, the horses are very healthy. This is because they live a positive and happy life. Their high energies also enable them to burn several calories, which is good for their health.

Goat/Sheep- 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, and 2051

The sheep/goat represents one of the calmest individuals that you’ll find in the entire zodiac chart. They’re quite intelligent and they can be depended upon. What the sheep craves for mostly is some alone time. This is the only way that they get to connect with their inner selves. It’s for this reason that they’re regarded as antisocial. Relaxing is the way of life of the goat. People born in Year of the Goat aren’t good at coping with life’s challenges. In relationships, the first thing that goats consider is whether they’ll be comfortable or not. This implies that they might take their time to mull over whether you’re ok financially before moving in with you. People under this zodiac sign should be paired with active and lively individuals. This is a tip that would lighten them up and understand the importance of appreciating life.

Chinese zodiac, year of the Goat
People born in the Year of the Goat are loving and calm in nature.

Happy goats will be more concerned with their feelings. This has a positive influence on their health. When their emotions are tampered with, this could lead to lots of stress. Unlike other people, the goats would work in any environment. One thing for sure is that they’re not after power. As long as they get paid, life continues.

Monkey- 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 and 2028

The monkey animal sign is ranked ninth in the Chinese zodiac chart. The year of the monkey could be regarded as the year when the most flexible signs were born in as much as they’re cunning individuals and they’re also fun to be with. Monkeys would always try their very best in making sure that those close to them are entertained. It’s from this attribute that they attract a large circle of friends to their side. They’re fast learners which makes them adept in their career paths. If you love jokes then you’ll certainly fall in love with the monkey.  They would crack your ribs with their amazing jokes.

Monkey, Chinese Zodiac
People born in the year of the Monkey are mischievous and fun.

Monkeys will want to have different flavors of their life as they exist. Sticking to routines isn’t what they’re good at. As part of their health regime, monkeys should understand the importance of working out. They’re generally healthy since they live active lifestyles, however, this shouldn’t make them lazy in doing their best to keep fit.  In relation to their careers, monkeys are flexible. This implies that they could easily adapt to any working environment that they’re exposed to.

Rooster -1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 and 2029

Of all the Chinese zodiacs that you might interact with, roosters are the most observant of them all. They’ll always be keen on the finer details. Partly, this is a good thing for their relationships as it means that they’ll easily notice when you’re trying your best to make them happy. Roosters also have a charming personality that’s quite difficult to resist. They’re also hardworking. This aspect contributes to the success that follows them. With the kind of beauty that roosters boast of, this keeps them at the center of attention.

Chinese Zodiac, Rooster
People born in the year of the Rooster are extremely hard-working.

Generally, roosters are active people. They prefer to engage in exciting activities such as mountain climbing, bungee jumping, sky diving etc. This has a positive impact on their health. The motivation that roosters have enables them to handle their career challenges with passion. Roosters are some of the people that would love everything about their jobs. To ensure that you share a lasting relationship with the rooster, simply show your loyalty towards them.

Dog- 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030

People born in the year of the dog are perceived as the only people that have human traits. They’re always faithful to those that are dear to them. Making decisions isn’t difficult for the dog as they know what they want. Their loyalty draws many friends close to them. This is due to the fact that people have the mentality that dogs can be trusted. This is definitely true. In relationships, dogs would never cheat behind your back which makes them ideal lovers for those seeking long-lasting relationships.

Year of the Dog, Chinese zodiac
People born in the Year of the Dog are loyal and honest.

The happiness that dogs have contributes positively to their healthy lifestyles. Living a positive life is what they’re accustomed to. Certainly, this is a good way of staying away from stress-related diseases. Bearing in mind that they’re active people, dogs would appreciate the need to work-out. Dogs will always be loyal to their masters. This means that they’ll be easily trusted when assigned with duties at work. This has an influence on their career success.

Pig- 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031

The pig Chinese animal sign is ranked as the twelfth sign in the Chinese zodiac chart. They’re optimistic people who’re full of life. In addition to this, they’re independent but can always be depended on. The warmhearted nature of the pig is what other people love most. In fact, this makes it easy for people to get along with them. Achieving their goals makes them more than happy. The good news is that their hardworking nature earns them successful lives that they cherish. People from this animal sign are all about giving and not taking. As a result, pigs are always ready to help others.

Year of the pig, pig zodiac, Chinese zodiac
People born in the year of the Pig are compassionate and loving.

Unfortunately, they’re gullible. They rarely suspect when they’re being taken advantage of. In relationships, this could be a bad thing for them as people could break their hearts easily. For pigs to remain healthy and fit, they ought to reduce their excessiveness. Truth be told, they love food. This means that they might be eating a lot throughout the day. This is one habit that they should refrain from.

Conclusion

From the above, it’s evident that the Chinese animal signs define who we are. In addition to this, it helps a lot in predicting some of the important aspects in life e.g. love, health, career, and money. By getting to understand your animal sign deeper, it helps you in living a positive life. This is one thing that people should understand. Their strengths and weaknesses are unveiled by the Chinese animal sign that they were born under.

To learn more about an individual Chinese Zodiac sign, you can use the links below. Each link goes to a full article about the various aspects of each sign’s personality traits.