In Chinese astrology, your Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth) tells more than just your age. Each year is associated with a Chinese Zodiac animal sign, as well as, one of the Five Elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. It is believed that both the sign and element of your birth year affects your personality and destiny. Like Western astrological signs, Chinese Zodiac animals take into account the general characteristics and traits of each animal when it comes to compatibility in love, business and partnerships. However, unlike Western Zodiac Signs, the Chinese Zodiac animals are not associated with constellations.
Check the chart to find your Chinese Zodiac animal and learn all about the traits and personality of various animals, as well as, their Lucky Numbers and Colors.
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.
Best with Ox, Rabbit and Dragon. Incompatible with Horse or Rooster.
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.
Best with Rat, Monkey and Rooster. Incompatible with Tiger, Dragon, Horse and Sheep/Goat.
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.
Best with Dragon, Horse and Pig. Incompatible with Ox, Tiger or Monkey.
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.
Best with Rat, Sheep/Goat, Monkey, Dog and Pig. Incompatible with Snake, Horse or Rooster.
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.
Best with Rat, Tiger and Snake. Incompatible with Ox, Sheep/Goat or Dog.
Snake: 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.
Best with Dragon and Rooster. Incompatible with Tiger, Sheep/Goat or Pig.
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.
Best with Tiger and Sheep/Goat. Incompatible with Rat, Ox, Horse.
Sheep/Goat: While people born the year of the Sheep 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.
Best with Rabbit, Horse and Pig. Incompatible with Ox, Dragon, Snake or Dog.
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.
Best with Ox and Rabbit. Incompatible with Tiger or Pig.
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 perfectionists—they epitomize fidelity and punctuality.
Best with Ox and Snake. Incompatible with Rat, Rabbit, Horse or Pig.
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.
Best with Rabbit. Incompatible with Dragon, Sheep/Goat, or Rooster.
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.
Best with Sheep/Goat, Tiger and rabbit. Incompatible with Monkey or Snake.
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