Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle. Each year is named after one of the 12 animals that imparts different personality and distinct characteristics to its year. The animal is believed to be the main factor in each person’s life that gives them their traits, success and happiness in their lifetime.2016 welcomes the “Year of the Pig”. Displayed below are the characteristics of those born in the year of the listed animals. To learn about your Animal Sign, find the year of your birth associated with your animal.

Rat
1924, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
You are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are good friend and are generous and loyal to others part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy. Ever curious, the Rat seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

Ox
1925, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
A powerful zodiac sign, the Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and goal-oriented hard-work. The Ox is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. Serious, stubborn and introverted, but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.

Tiger
1926, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
You are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

Rabbit
1927, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Born under the sign of the Rabbit, you enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They are popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy being at home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Sheep or Boar.

Dragon
1928, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
A powerful sign, the Dragon is energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They are natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what is necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

Snake
1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The Snake is seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

Horse
1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Those born under the Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They are energetic money-wise, self-reliant, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They are great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

Ram or Sheep
1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Sheep enjoys being alone in their thoughts. They are creative, wanderers, thinkers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

Monkey
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The Monkey thrives on having fun. They are upbeat, energetic, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They are heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

Rooster
1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Those born under the sign of the Rooster are practical, observant, resourceful, analytical straightforward, honest, trusting, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.

Dog
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The Dog is loyal, honest, faithful, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

Boar
1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Those born under the zodiac sign of the Boar are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They are perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They are intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Sheep.