Chinese Zodiac Guide
Year of the Rat 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
The Rat type is very sociable. Such people are full of charm and vivacity, and love being surrounded by people. In case of something not goes like planed they are able to quickly assess both the hindrances and the new chances, and while others are wondering how to react and what to do, these people have already seen and taken advantage of the opportunity that lies there. They are usually strong-willed and ambitious. On the other hand they should be careful not to force their ideas on other people. Generally these people enjoy all forms of social interaction, and no party is complete without their lively wit and humor.
(Compatible) ox, dragon, monkey (Not compatible) horse
Year of the Ox 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm and modest. Like his animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in his work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.
The ox person needs peace and quiet to work through his/her ideas, and when he/she has set his/her mind on something it is hard for him/her to be convinced otherwise. The ox person has a very logical mind and extremely systematic in whatever he/she does, in spite of a total lack of imagination. He/she can be very stubborn, and difficult to dissuade once he/she decides on something. These people speak little, but are intelligent, and when necessary, they are both articulate and eloquent.
(Compatible) snake, cock, rat (Not compatible) sheep
Year of the Tiger 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Tiger people are difficult to resist, for they are magnetic characters and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places. They enjoy life full of challenges and unexpected events, like visiting unusual places and meet interesting outstanding people. Other people in their part are easily attracted by the tiger’s enthusiasm and the course of life. Their friends usually secretly admire their determination and optimism, though sometimes may find it complicated to share the tiger’s enthusiasm and can be pushed away and left behind. So if your friend was born in the year of tiger, there will be highs and lows in your friendship, but the friendship itself will remain firm.
(Compatible) horse, dragon, dog (Not compatible) snake monkey
Year of the Rabbit 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
People born in the year of the rabbit often make ideal diplomats or politicians. Rabbit person has grace, culture and beautiful manners. Although rabbit people get on well with everyone, at heart they are basically reserved creatures, and are only really happy when they are engrossed in some sort of scholarly or intellectual activity. They are just too sensitive to the world around them. They are just not able to thrive in a competitive or aggressive environment, and it makes them anxious if someone forces them to take risks. Their inner world is simply too delicate for unsettled or unpredictable situations, and they tend to create a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere on a hunch. This character trait makes them very hospitable and attentive people, who take care of those around. The average rabbit person emphasizes the importance of small details.
(Compatible) sheep, dog, boar (Not compatible) rat, cock
Year of the Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
The Dragon is magnificent. He is flamboyant, attractive and full of vitality and strength. In China the Dragon is the imperial symbol, the sign of the emperor, or the male element Yang. The Dragon is the symbol of power and wealth.
It would be right to say that people born in the year of the dragon have a natural charisma and are certainly gifted with power and luck. It is unlikely for them to escape unnoticed from a party or to take a second place in a competition. The dragon person has an active mind and shows an unfeigned interest in the world around him/her. This person is also self-confident enough to know how to create a necessary impression. Because they are larger than life themselves, dragon people like to do everything on a grand scale.
(Compatible) rat, snake, monkey, cock (Not Compatible) dog
Year of the Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
The person born in the year of snake is wisest and most enigmatic of all. He/she can become a philosopher, a political lizard or a wily financier. Such person is a thinker who also likes to live well.
The snake – person loves books, music, clothes, and fine food; but with all his fondness for the good things of life, his innate elegance gives him a dislike for frivolities and foolish talk. They like communicating and like interesting conversations, although if the conversation becomes repetitive their attention may soon wander. It is almost impossible to fix their attention for long talking about weather. They prefer to focus on new interesting unusual ides and intelligent discussion in general.
(Compatible) ox, cock (Not Compatible) tiger, boar
Year of Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
The horse personality is often willing to give as well as expecting a lot of liberty. These people are extremely independent and confident. The horse person is very quick-witted and is right in there with you before you have had a chance to finish what you are saying: he’s on to the thought in your mind even before you’ve expressed it. In general, these people are gifted. But in truth they are often more cunning than intelligent – and they surely know that. People as a rule confide in horse person because he/she is sincerely interested in their thoughts and feelings and is able to help with both a wise words and an action, but there is a small problem about it – the horse person is so excited by new discoveries that it is difficult for them to keep a secret. His is not something that arises out of malice or revenge – sometimes they just cannot help themselves.
(Compatible) tiger, dog, sheep (Not Compatible) rat
Year of the Ram 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
The Ram, oddly enough, is thought to be the most feminine sign of the zodiac, perhaps because this is a very creative sign. The Ram is artistically talented, and has a great sense of fashion. Chances are that this type will prefer to be a designer or painter, or go into the kind of profession where he can make the most of his gift for creating beautiful things. These people are considerate creatures – they think before acting, and are trying not to hurt somebody else’s feelings. In case such occasion took place and ram person caused unforeseen problems, there is more chances he/she will step forward to rectify the situation. This certain side of their character usually not only helps them to maintain a healthy social life enables them to deal with life’s ups and downs.
(Compatible) rabbit, boar, horse (Not Compatible) dog, ox
Year of the Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The Monkey is the most versatile sign of the Chinese zodiac. Such people are often inventors, plotters, entertainers and the creative geniuses behind anything ingenious, including mischief. They have natural quick-wittedness which enables them to understand what is happening and then make a right decision. Even during a conversation person born in this year is aware of what is going on around him/her, and then make a mental note of who said what and store it away for future reference. In general, with their agile minds and multiple talents, monkey type of people can master any subject. They are reliable and host people so that any secret is safe in their hands. These people are also honest in their dealings. Monkey people are very good at problem-solving. Wherever you are, whoever you may be, if you've got a problem pick up the phone and dial-a-Monkey. Monkeys know how to listen closely and work out solutions at the same time.
(Compatible) dragon, rat (Not Compatible) tiger
Year of the Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
People born in the year of Rooster are very usually observant. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation. These people certainly love find themselves in the spotlight, they love entertaining friends and adore meeting new people, and even unexpected and uncertain circumstances are not a barrier for them. It is almost impossible to find someone born in this year looking dowdy or untidy. The fact is that these people are usually one of the best dressed and groomed of all other people. They are actively interested in clothes, colours, and accessories, and usually are very critical about their own appearance as well as about appearance of those they are surrounded by. People born in the year of rooster like to be noticed and flattered. Such person might dress a little flashily with this in mind, but in his heart, he/she is completely conservative. Roosters - type always appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention.
(Compatible) ox, snake, dragon (Not compatible) rabbit
Year of the Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The Dog is the most likeable sign in the Chinese zodiac. Like his animal namesake, he is loyal with a capital "L". He is the one, who people are most likely to turn to when they need help, and the dog person will come through every time. That is because the dog person is sensitive to others and empathizes with them, particularly if someone has suffered an injustice, reacting quickly with the same feeling, as though he/she had been personally offended. Friends value these qualities, and know that they can rely upon their dog friend to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis. Dog types are honest, intelligent and straightforward. They will take on any responsibility that is given to them and you can be sure that they will do their job conscientiously and well.
(Compatible) horse, tiger, rabbit (Not compatible) dragon, sheep
The Year of the Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
The Boar type is usually an honest, straightforward and patient person. Such man is a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes and when others disappear he/she is often there to offer support. This type of people is reserved with those who they know not too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence those around may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. In spite the fact that those who born in the year of pig have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have only few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in pig type; he/she won't let you down and will never even try to. Such people simply want to do everything right according to the social control.
(Compatible) rabbit, sheep (Not compatible) snake