Chinese Zodiac: Your Personality Traits by Psychic Arthur

Published Date 1/22/2014
Under: Horoscopes & Astrology

The Chinese Zodiac reveals more about you than you might realize

Unlike Western Astrology, the Chinese Zodiac is based on a rotating 60-year cycle, represented by twelve different animals. The five elements (metal, water, wood, fire, and earth) are then assigned to each animal (year), creating a unique characteristic for each year (animal). 

This year, the Chinese New Year begins January 31st.

According to Chinese Astrology, the year a person is born determines their animal sign, which has its own distinctive personality and traits. 

Check the chart below to determine your personal Chinese Zodiac sign:

Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. If it was before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year.

Rat  1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox            1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse  1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Goat         1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2016
Monkey 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2017
Rooster 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2018
Dog 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

Rat: People born in the year of the Rat are quick-witted, intelligent, charming, sharp, persuasive and fun. They have excellent taste and are a good friend; however, if not careful, they can be motivated by money. Compatible with Dragon and Monkey.  

Ox: The second of the Chinese Zodiac, the Ox is hard working, a goal-oriented leader, patient, kind, stubborn and honest. At times they can be a little introverted and feel insecure, but they love their family and friends. Compatible with Snake and Rooster.

Tiger: Those born in the year of the Tiger are brave, authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense. They take control of situations and, like a tiger, they can pounce at a moment’s notice. Compatible with Horse and Dog.

Rabbit: People born in the year of the Rabbit are gentle, modest, popular, compassionate, and sincere. They like to communicate with others in a humorous way and will go out of their way to avoid conflict. Rabbits enjoy their home, entertaining, and being surrounded by family and friends. Compatible with Goat, Dog and Pig.

Dragon: A powerful sign, individuals born under the Dragon are energetic, warm-hearted, charismatic, and fearless. While they can come across as a bit arrogant, impatient and over confident, dragons are born leaders and are seldom discouraged if difficulties arise. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

People born in the year of the Snake tend to be charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, seductive, and rely on their gut instincts. Snakes are hardworking, analytical and good with money but can sometimes come across as insecure and jealous at times. Compatible with Rooster and Ox.

Horse: Individuals born under the sign of the horse love to roam and cannot bear to be constrained. They’re energetic, warm hearted, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling. They’re great at seduction and love intimacy. Compatible with Dog and Tiger.

Goat: While people born the year of the Goat are creative, deep thinkers, and wanderers, they can also be unorganized, neurotic and insecure. If they get lots of love, support and understanding from family and friends their anxiety level can be normalized. Compatible with Pig and Rabbit.

Monkey: Those born in the year of the Monkey enjoy having fun! They’re energetic, upbeat, good listeners, and creative, but lack self-control and can sometimes be self-centered. They’re also not good when it comes to long-term relationships and can be heart breakers, but they do enjoy having fun. Compatible with Rat and Dragon.

Rooster: Those born in the year of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, neat, independent, hardworking, and observant. Oh, and they’re perfectionist—they epitomize fidelity and punctuality. Compatible with Ox and Snake.

Dog: People born in the year of the Dog are loyal, faithful, courageous, smart and warmhearted. However, they’re often guilty of telling white lies and prone to mood swings. Dogs succeed in business. Compatible with Tiger and Horse.

Pig: People born in the year of the Pig are loving, tolerant, honest, intelligent, and appreciative of luxury. While they’re honest and frank, they’re also perfectionists who enjoy helping others and are good companions if you don’t cross them. Compatible with Rabbit and Goat.

If you’d like to explore your animal sign in more detail, give me a call.
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