Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. Find the year you were born to determine your own sign.

Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044… MICE: 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, 2021, 2033, 2045… BUFFALO: 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, 2022, 2034, 2046… TIGER: 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, race car driver, or matador.
Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047… RABBIT: 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 actor.
Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048… DRAGON: 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, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049… SNAKE: 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 fortune teller.
Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050… HORSE: 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, 2027, 2039, 2051… GOAT: 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, 2028, 2040, 2052… MONKEY: 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, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053… ROOSTER: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 world traveler.
Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054… DOG: 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 fault finder, however. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055… PIG: 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.

According to Chinese Astrology, the twelve zodiac animal signs have been segragated into four groups. The purpose behind the grouping is the three group animals have identical thinking according to Chinese schlars. Despite the variable facets of the individual animals, the style of understanding and thinking is aligned.The four groups are:

First Group- Mouse, Dragon, Monkey

All these animals are action oriented ones, they have positive thinking and are high class competitors and are true to their core and character. Mouse is timid and a coward, Dragon is full of courage and self-confidence and of high thinking. He has the ability to understand the intelligence of the Mouse and the cunningness of the Monkey. Monkey needs the intellignece of the Mouse and the courage of the Dragon. Due to the above said factors they are complementary to each other. Here Mouse represents the water element, Dragon the water element and Monkey, the metal element.

Second Group- Buffalo, Snake, Cock

These are deep thinking animals who continue to dwell upon one aspect or the other. They are always conscious about attaining their objective. Buffalo is strong and sturdy, but desires to possess the diplomacy of the Snake. The Cock aspires to possess Snake’s alertness and Buffalo’s strength. Here the element of Buffalo is earth, element of Snake is fire and that of Cock is metal.

Third group- Tiger, Horse, Dog

They love freedom and hassle free movement. All these animals are quadrupeds and believe firmly in situations of personal ego. Horse requires Tiger’s exciteability and Dog’s transparency, Tiger needs Dog’s sense of duty towards its master and the transparencey and it also needs continuous mobility of the Horse.

Fourth Group- Cat, Goat, Pig

These are all peace loving animals and believe in mutual co-operation. They are neither too zealous and active nor intelligent and also do not believe in accepting challenges and risks as they are highy sensitive animals. They also have great ability to elicit and seek sympathy, hence they are considerate, love and sympathise with each other. Pig requires Cat’s crafty cunningness and Goat’s civility and humility.

(www.chinatoday.com/culture/zodiac/zodiac.htm)

(www.findyourfate.com/chineseastro/grid.htm)

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