Chinese zodiac signs, animals, years and compatibilities

Chinese zodiac signs, animals, years and compatibilities

What is Chinese zodiac?

First of all, one should note that Chinese astrology is in no way connected to traditional zodiac ring of constellations and possesses its own astrological horoscopic traditions. It is based on the twelve year cycle where each Chinese zodiac year is represented by a separate animal . There are a lot of legends relating the story of Chinese zodiac but the most popular one says: Once Buddha invited all animals to celebrate his birthday. 12 Chinese zodiac animals decided to come but as the weather was cold and they needed to cross a wide river in order to get there. Buddha granted a whole year to every one of them in which they would rule in turn. That is why animals change turns in Chinese zodiac by year rather than by month.

Chinese zodiac signs

The story of 12 Chinese zodiac signs says that the first animal to cross the river was the rat; however, the witnesses said that it was the ox and the rat. The latter not willing to enter the cold water asked the ox to take her to the other side on his back, and being a kind animal he could not refuse. Having reached the other side while he was drying the rat simply jumped in front of him. The rat was rewarded for her efficiency skills and capability of turning any situation to her advantage. Some audience insisted that it was a mouse, not a rat, and instead of asking to be taken across the river, it tricked the ox and took a free ride. A little behind of the ox was the tiger and it came third. The crowd was so into the race between the ox and the tiger that nobody has noticed who was the fourth, a rabbit or a cat. As it was ages ago the truth could not be established and up until now people argue who took the fourth place. Dragon, snake and horse took the next years consecutively. Soon after that a mist rose over the river and nobody again could tell who was at the eighth position, a goat or a sheep. Ninth was the monkey which entered the water only having made sure that it was safe. Rooster had taken some time to explain its family how it should leave in its absence. Eleventh place took the dog, as it had had a lot of household issues. Finally, the last turn took the hog though the other sources again insist that it was a pig and these are the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

Chinese zodiac snake

Asian people respect snake for its wisdom, insight and will. Men born in Chinese zodiac snake year are meant to be sensitive, emotional and funny. Women of this year are elegant, purposeful and mendacious. In relation with Chinese zodiac compatibilities, snake's master is the sheep while its servant is the monkey. For spiritual marriage snakes should consider rats and dragons; in contrast, for equality the best choice would be tigers, horses and dogs. Best suiting animals for the purpose of having a romantic relationship would be cats and pigs whereas patriarchal marriage is possible with oxen, snakes and roosters.

Chinese zodiac tiger

Tiger is not disciplined and has a hot-tempered character. Always rebels again his bosses. He possesses the necessary merits to lead people to revolution or to simply become their leader. Women born in the year of Chinese zodiac tiger would always be the first to declare war on routines and regular lifestyle. Tiger's Chinese zodiac compatibility in regards to spiritual marriage is with rabbit and pig, on the other hand, should tigers decide to marry snakes or roosters they will be equal in rights with their partners. Pigs are vector masters and rabbits are vector servants of tigers. The tiger's vector master is ox and the vector servant is sheep. Compatible Chinese zodiac signs for romantic relationship are rat, monkey and dragon. Spiritual marriage can be built with rabbit and pig. Equality can be reached with snakes and roosters.

Chinese zodiac dragon

Dragon is often excessively healthy, active and has an abundance of life force. He is overwhelmingly straight-forward, open and never even tries to be diplomatic. People belonging to the Chinese zodiac dragon are naive though may still be easily tricked by others. Dragon signs has the following characteristics: stately, strong, proud, direct, eccentric, intellectual, passionate. Dragon has three Chinese zodiac matching signs and these are ox, snake and rooster. These are perfect matches for building spiritual intimate relationship even though equal right basis are only possible with the sheep.

Chinese zodiac horse

People of this year have imposing and impressive appearances, tend to be very hard working if not to say workaholic. They enjoy all sorts of events ranging from leisure such as theatre and concerts to business meetings. A person born in Chinese zodiac horse year often becomes successful in sports or politics as they both represent a race. Chinese zodiac relationships map for horses looks like this: Vector Master is Rat and vector servant - pig. Ideal partners for romance are dragon and monkey, for spiritual marriage are cat and sheep, in romance people of dragon and monkey years would be the best matches.

Chinese zodiac rooster

Vietnamese people frequently refer to this year as chicken unlike Chinese or Japanese. Rooster takes himself seriously and is reluctant to be more delicate while addressing other people. People of Chinese zodiac rooster sign have a tendency to be aggressive and yet sincere. The following words would characterize rooster: acute, meticulous, self-assured, conservative, perfectionist, zealous, scientific, responsible. Rooster's vector master and servant are cat and dog. Chinese zodiac relationships between rooster and tiger may be based on equality whereas with rat, monkey and dragon even spiritual marriage is possible.

Chinese zodiac monkey

Monkey is ahead of everyone in being a whimsical person. However monkey is often in the center of attention and is a good social mixer but make no mistake, she is very cunning and mercenary. Characteristics of Chinese zodiac monkey are: inventor, improviser, inquisitive, innovative, problem solver, sociable, artistic, dignified, objective, intellectual. Chinese zodiac compatibilities for this sign has several matching partners and among them for romance are tiger, horse and dog, for relationships based on spirituality most suitable partners could be ox and rooster. Dragon is tiger's Master and vector servant is rooster.

Chinese zodiac rabbit

Some people refer to this year as a that of a hare or a cat. Cat always lands on its feet. Generally fortunate and optimistic, has the ability to please everyone. Loves secular congregation, and sometimes gossip, but does so subtly, tactfully and carefully. Chinese zodiac cat is rabbit is characterized as gracious, kind, sensitive, amiable, reserved, artistic, tender, shy, astute, lucky. Relationships between rabbit, tiger, horse and dog may be described as spiritual soul mates, for romantic encounters rabbits should turn to ox or snake.

Chinese zodiac dog

The dog is always restless, always on guard, never rests. He is always on the alert. Rarely shows his feelings, except in case of need. Stubborn to the extreme and knows what he wants. He is often cynical, and he fears sharp and unpleasant comments. Dogs have a tendency to drown in detail, criticizing with or without cause, to systematically search for a break. In fact, he is a big pessimist who expects nothing from life. People born in Chinese zodiac dog year always take brave actions against any injustice. He is a skeptic, but her critical mind, a sense of humor and undeniable greatness of spirit saves her from pettiness.

Chinese zodiac pig

Pig is gallant, obliging and scrupulous to the extreme. You can trust her, she will not sell you and will never try to deceive anyone. She is naive, trusting and defenseless. However, do not believe her apparent weakness, she is only peaceful. Pigs generally have only few friends, but they keep them for life and for their sake, they are capable of great sacrifices. Chinese zodiac pig is best characterized by the following: Honest, sturdy, peace-loving, loyal, trusting, calm, thoughtful, passionate. Regarding Chinese zodiac compatibilities for pigs, once again, vector master - Horse, vector servant - dragon, for romance pigs should turn to ox, snake or rooster, while looking for serious relationships it would be best to consider tigers or dogs.

Chinese zodiac rat

Individuals born in Chinese zodiac rat year are full of charm and aggressiveness. At first glance they seem calm, balanced, and funny. But do not believe it. This seeming appearance hides a constant stimulation. Talk to them a little longer, and you will discover their sense nervousness, anxiety, and choleric temperament. Rats are the creators of the confusion and sometimes even are maniacs. Ones again rats are sometimes confuses with Chinese zodiac mouse. Best choice for intimate partners are tiger and dog and for marriage ox, snake and rooster. Monkey and horse are the master and the servant respectively.

Chinese zodiac ox

Patient and quiet, cautious and slow, discreet and well-balanced, accurate and methodical, ox hides his original mind and a somewhat rustic appearance. He has a gift to cause people to be frank, this is one of his main trump cards of success. He is contemplative. Maybe that's why he loves the solitude. Chinese zodiac ox can be described by being: dependable, calm, born leader, hardworking, conventional, modest, resolute.

Chinese zodiac ram

This year can also be call year of goat, sheep or sometimes even of lamb. Elegant, artistic, in love with nature, goat could be the most fascinating of the signs, if she would not be as pessimistic, restless, annoying, constantly fluctuating. The goat is never satisfied with her lot. She despairs everybody around with her whims. Chinese zodiac goat is characterized as righteous, sympathetic, shy, creative, compassionate, mothering, generous. In terms of Chinese zodiac compatibilities, the master of the sheep is the tiger and the servant is the snake. Ideal spiritual partners are the horse and the dog whereas equal marriage could be accomplished with the rat, monkey and dragon.

What is my Chinese zodiac?

Chinese New Year does not coincide with the traditional one and comes a bit later, so people born in January, February or March, may relate to the character of the previous year. Otherwise, here is the list of years and it's representing animal.

Years of Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Years of Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Years of Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Years of Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Years of Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Years of Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Years of Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Years of Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Years of Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Years of Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Years of Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Years of Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011