Chinese Zodiac Animals. . . The Signs, Meanings, Symbols and Elements encompassing the 12 year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. , Included are the compatibility factors of the Chinese astrological animals.
Exploring Chinese Zodiac Animals ~ Signs and Meanings. . . The Chinese zodiac known as Sheng Xiao, is a revolving cycle spanning 12 years, each year represented by one of 12 animals. The current year (2015) is the year of the Sheep, spanning from Feb 15, 2015 to Feb 7, 2016. It is believed that characteristics of a person are influenced by their birth year animal. Scroll down to view the Chinese Compatibility Chart to see who your best match really is!
So, what is your Chinese zodiac sign? Well.... it all depends on the year you were born. We've all seen the paper place-mat at the neighborhood Chinese restaurant that shows all of the Chinese Zodiac animals and meanings, including all of the years from the early 1900's to the mid 2020's, showing us what our zodiac animal is. Each animal rules for a year in the Chinese Zodiac, depending on the year one is born. When it's your year, legend has it that the powers of the zodiac animal for your sign can have favor on you, but you must defer to the power of the animal. Chinese teachings say to wear something red on a daily basis when in the cycle of your birth year. Whenever I'm out at a Chinese restaurant with friends, we all refer to the chart and see who's most compatible with who, and who we should best avoid - ouch. I wonder how many people make relationship decisions while on a first date pouring over the compatibility chart?? All you need to know is the year someone is born to know their Chinese zodiac animal.
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Chinese zodiac animals are listed here in order of their rotation and appearance on the Chinese calendar. Rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the boar.
1912 ~ 1924 ~ 1936 ~1948
1960 ~ 1972 ~ 1984 ~ 1996
2008 ~ 2020 ~ 2032
Seek those who are patient with your vision and ways.
*Be aware of being overly aggressive.
1916 ~ 1928 ~ 1940 ~ 1952
1964 ~ 1976 ~ 1988 ~ 2000
2012 ~ 2024 ~ 2036
. You may have a dislike
of being around those with strong signs.
*Be aware of insensitive words or actions.
1920 ~ 1932 ~ 1944 ~ 1956
1968 ~ 1980 ~ 1992 ~ 2004
2016 ~ 2028 ~ 2040
You are a creative problem solver.
*Beware of unrealistic expectations
1913 ~ 1925 ~ 1937 ~ 1949
1961 ~ 1973 ~ 1985 ~ 1997
2009 ~ 2021 ~ 2033
True to Self
Desires time alone
Seek those who
are quietly expressive.
*Be aware of
1917 ~ 1929 ~ 1941 ~ 1953
1965 ~ 1977 ~ 1989 ~ 2001
2013 ~ 2025 ~ 2037
A desire to follow
your own path.
*Beware of getting stuck in an old routine,
or being stubborn.
1921 ~ 1933 ~ 1945 ~ 1957
1969 ~ 1981 ~ 1993 ~ 2005
2017 ~ 2029 ~ 2041
You are a solid
*Beware of taking
yourself too seriously.
1914 ~ 1926 ~ 1938 ~ 1950
1962 ~ 1974 ~ 1986 ~ 1998
2010 ~ 2022 ~ 2034
Others woo you for
*Be aware that you
can anger quickly.
1918 ~ 1930 ~ 1942 ~ 1954
1966 ~ 1978 ~ 1990 ~ 2002
2014 ~ 2026 ~ 2038
You are a natural
*Beware of wandering
too far into your daydreams.
1922 ~ 1934 ~ 1946 ~ 1958
1970 ~ 1982 ~ 1994 ~ 2006
2018 ~ 2030 ~ 2042
You are honest and dependable
*Beware of being taken advantage of
1915 ~ 1927 ~ 1939 ~ 1951
1963 ~ 1975 ~ 1987 ~ 1999
2011 ~ 2023 ~ 2035
Others have a tendency
to underestimate your strength and will.
*Be aware of taking risks that appear attractive.
1919 ~ 1931 ~ 1943 ~ 1955
1967 ~ 1979 ~ 1991 ~ 2003
2015 ~ 2027 ~ 2039
You have a talent for finding success
*Beware of giving too much of yourself.
1923 ~ 1935 ~ 1947 ~ 1959
1971 ~ 1983 ~ 1995 ~ 2007
2019 ~ 2031 ~ 2043
You have an attitude of conquest
*Beware of stampeding over others
So, who are you most compatible with? The term zodiac means "the circle of animals", and is found in all cultures, perhaps influenced by the Chinese zodiac. Each animal has characteristics that are compatible or not with other animals of the Chinese zodiac signs and meanings chart.
Rat is compatible with: Dragon, Ox, Rabbit
clashes with: Rooster, Goat, Horse
Rabbit is compatible with: Rat, Dog, Goat, Boar
clashes with: Horse, Dragon, Ox Rooster
Goat is compatible with: Horse, Boar, Rabbit
clashes with: Dog, Ox, Rat
Dog is compatible with: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse
clashes with: Dragon, Ox, Rooster, Goat
Ox is compatible with: Rooster, Snake, Rat
clashes with: Rabbit, Goat, Dragon, Horse, Dog
Dragon is compatible with: Rooster, Rat, Monkey
clashes with: Rabbit, Dog, Ox, Dragon
Monkey is compatible with: Rat, Dragon
clashes with: Snake, Boar, Tiger
Boar is compatible with: Rabbit, Goat
clashes with: Boar, Monkey, Snake
Tiger is compatible with: Horse, Dog
clashes with: Monkey, Snake
Horse is compatible with: Goat, Dog, Tiger
clashes with: Horse, Ox, Rabbit, Rat
Rooster is compatible with: Dragon, Ox, Snake
clashes with: Rabbit, Dog, Rooster
Snake is compatible with: Rooster, Ox
clashes with: Monkey, Tiger Boar
You might also be interested in the Meaning of Birthstones. Travel China Guide is a great resource for info on Chinese culture.
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