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Chinese Astrology Signs
Maybe you have heard of Chinese Astrology, maybe you have not. Did you know that each animal year corresponds with a Western astrological sign such as Pisces or Scorpio or any of the 12 signs most of us are familiar with? For instance I was born in 1970 which is the year of the dog. The year of the dog is the same as Libra in astrology.
Note: if you were born in January or February you may be the animal of the previous year for instance Oprah was born in January of 1954 but she is year of the snake though that is 1953's animal. This is because the Chinese years are different. Chinese astrology often begins in February, each year is a different day in January or February. If you want to make sure of your exact Chinese sign you can check it out at the big arrow link below. It will take you to the website: http://www.chinesezodiac.com/calculator.php.
Within each animal year is an element depending what year you were born.
Year of the Rat
Years for Rat 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Western Sign: Sagittarius
Metal Rats - Years 1900 and 1960
Water Rats - Years 1912 and 1972
Wood Rats - Years 1924 and 1984
Fire Rats - Years 1936 and 1996
Earth Rats - Years 1948 and 2008
Compatible with : Dragon, Ox, Monkey
Less Compatible with : Snake, Goat, Rat, Tiger, Dog, Pig, Rooster
Least Compatible with : Horse
Rats have a lot of energy. They are talkative and charming. They can become aggressive. They have a good wit, good imagination and are curious types. The rat has the ability to see the big picture so they can be excellent problem solvers. Rats are socializers. They like to meet new people. They are quite active in life.
Character of rat
Positive traits: Rats can be charming, protective, compassionate, communicative, dynamic, familial, thrifty, skillful, attractive, idealistic, prosperous, experimental, calm, sensual, loving, talented, adaptable, open-minded and brilliant entrepreneurs.
Negative traits: Rats can be possessive, picky, defensive, excessive, , fickle, stingy, bossy, anxious, argumentative, opinionated, overbearing and self-obsessed.
Famous Rats: Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Clark Gable, Hugh Grant, Charlton Heston, Gene Kelly, Glenda Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Lineker, Sean Penn, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, Tommy Steele, Donna Summer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kim Wilde, Adriana Lima
Year of the Ox
Years of the Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Western Sign: Capricorn
Metal Ox - Years 1901 and 1961
Water Ox - Years 1913 and 1973
Wood Ox - Years 1925 and 1985
Fire Ox - Years 1937 and 1997
Earth Ox - Years 1949 and 2009
Compatible with : Snake, Rooster, Rat, Dog
Less Compatible with : Dragon, Monkey, Pig, Ox, Tiger
Least Compatible with : Goat
Oxes are hard workers. I was married to one and I can agree with this quality of the Ox. They are also known to be dependable much like Capricorn qualities the ox has strength and determination. They don't like casual friendships, for them they want a lifelong relationship and you will often find their marriages being long term and if not the spouse left them and not the other way around. Relaxing is not a strong suit for them and they will tend to overwork. Ox have a keen eye for detail.
Positive: The Ox can be patient, contemplative, skillful, eloquent, confident, familiar, authoritative, industrious
Negative: The Ox can be prejudice, chauvinistic, proud, tyrannical, petty, critical, eccentric, bigoted, conservative, grumpy and on occasion violent.
Famous Ox: Warren Beatty, Jon Bon Jovi, Jeff Bridges, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Walt Disney, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Don Johnson, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Heather Locklear, Eddie Murphy, Jessica Lange, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, Ciara
Year of the Tiger
Years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Metal Tiger - Years 1950 and 2010
Water Tiger - Years 1902 and 1962
Wood Tiger - Years 1914 and 1974
Fire Tiger - Years 1926 and 1986
Earth Tiger - Years 1938 and 1998
Compatible with : Horse, Dragon, Dog
Less Compatible with :Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Tiger, Goat, Pig
Least Compatible with : Rooster, Snake, Monkey
Tigers are known to be brave and unpredictable. I had an ex boyfriend who is a tiger and I will say they are quite passionate. They are intelligent and alert. Money and power is not as important to the tiger as it is other animals. A tiger is a charming person who is quite likable. A tiger is loyal, expressive or even charismatic in nature. They like to dominate in relationships.
Positive: The Tiger can be lovable, alluring, warm-hearted, altruistic, honorable, hard-working, pleasant, independent, engaging, dynamic and idealist
Negative: The Tiger can be rash, hot-headed, reckless, infatuated, quarrelsome, caustic, moody, predatory, rebellious, disobedient
Famous Tiger Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Roberta Flack, Jodie Foster, Stevie Wonder Sir Alec Guinness, Hugh Hefner, Marilyn Monroe, Demi Moore, Lionel Ritchie, Kenny Rogers, Jewel, Armie Hammer, Amanda Bynes, Leighton Meester, Lady Gaga
What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Year of the Rabbit
Years of the Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Western Sign: Pisces
Metal Rabbits - Years 1951 and 2011
Water Rabbits - Years 1903 and 1963
Wood Rabbits - Years 1915 and 1975
Fire Rabbits - Years 1927 and 1987
Earth Rabbits - Years 1939 and 1999
Compatible with : Goat, Pig, Dog
Less Compatible with : Rat, Rabbit, Dragon, Ox, Tiger, Snake, Monkey
Least Compatible with : Rooster, Horse
The rabbit is sensitive, creative and compassionate much like the western of Pisces is. They like to have others company and as such are friendly and outgoing. They do not like conflict but rather prefer peace. I find them to be gentle in nature. They are classy and sophisticated. A rabbit loves it's home. This is the place they prefer to be. Family and friends are very important to them.
Positive: The Rabbit can be sensitive, tactful. finesse, home-loving, refined, prudent, discreet, ambitious, cultured, well-mannered, artistic, considerate, scholarly, suave, graciously hospitable, modest and virtuous.
Negative: The Rabbit can be snobbish, secretive, pedantic, complicated, haughtily indifferent, self-indulgent, judgmental, self-righteous, deceptive, self-centered and condescending.
Famous Rabbits: Bob Hope, Whitney Houston, Michael Keaton, John Keats, Julian Lennon, Arthur Miller, Roger Moore, Tatum O'Neal, George Orwell, Neil Simon, Jane Seymour, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Orson Welles, Blake Lively, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,
Year of the Dragon
Years of the Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Western Sign: Aries
Metal Dragons - Years 1940 and 2000
Water Dragons - Years 1952 and 2012
Wood Dragons - 1904 and 1964
Fire Dragons - 1916 and 1976
Earth Dragons - Years 1928 and 1988
Compatible with : Rat, Monkey, Snake, Rooster, Tiger
Less Compatible with : Dragon, Ox, Rabbit, Pig, Goat, Horse
Least Compatible with : Dog
Just like an Aries personality the dragon is also a strong fiery personality. They love attention. They ambitious and want to dominate. They have passion and enthusiasm and do things in a grand style even flamboyant at times. People love dragons colorful personality. A dragon can have a temper just like Aries the Western equivalent. They are hard working and enjoy a good health for the most part. If they marry they will usually stick with the partner for life. A partner of theirs need to have a thick skin or not be an overly sensitive type as dragons flare out. My grandfather who just died was a dragon and was married to my grandmother for over 60 years. I found him to be generous with family.
Positive: The Dragon can be vibrant, magnanimous, charismatic, principled, self-sufficient, discriminating, compelling, sentimental, accomplished, noble, healthy and shrewd.
Negative: The Dragon can be bombastic, dissatisfied, ruthless, demanding, opinionated, mawkish, egocentric, defensive, power-mad, foolhardy, willful and pompous.
Famous DragonsBing Crosby, Neil Diamond, Matt Dillon, Placido Domingo, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, , Tom Jones, John Lennon, Nick Nolte, Al Pacino, , Martin Sheen, Ringo Starr, Shirley Temple, Chelsea Handler, Diane Lane
The New Astrology: A Unique Synthesis of the World's Two Great Astrological Systems: - The Chinese and Western
I have this book. I like it because it is a great way to look up each Chinese sign with each of the different Western astrology signs such as Pisces, Scorpio etc.
Year of the Snake
Years of the snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Western Sign Taurus
Metal Snake - Years 1941 and 2001
Water Snake - Years 1953 and 2013
Wood Snake - Years 1905 and 1965
Fire Snake - Years 1917 and 1977
Earth Snakes - Years 1929 and 1989
Compatible with : Ox, Rooster, Dragon
Less Compatible with : Rat, Rabbit, Snake, Horse, Dog, Ram
Least Compatible with : Pig, Monkey, Tiger
Snakes love the finer things in life much like a Taurus. They are intelligent. They are most known for being beautiful. They are effective at getting what they want. There is something about the snake that charms us. They tend to get away with more than the other signs. Look at Charlie Sheen a well known snake. Luxury is their middle name. Remember Imelda Marcus and all of her shoes? She was a snake. Though they are materialistic they are also known for their wisdom and they prefer a calm quiet environment. Mahatma Gandhi was year of the snake and shared his wisdom and in his case perhaps was not so materialistic. Money comes to the snake easily. They have a confidence about them that people like. Another famous Snake we all love is Oprah Winfrey. It seems they often enjoy popularity and are usually successful at life. Martha Stewart is another famous snake who has enjoyed great success. A snake is known for being deep. They have sympathy for others and try to help. They are intense and passionate in nature as well as sensual. They have something special about them that is magnetic and attracts others. The Snake is not outwardly emotional. The snake is elegant and their appearance is important to them. Princess Grace and Jacqueline Onassis showed us this. They are often stylish and known for having a great fashion sense. Look at Sarah Jessica Parker and Jackie Kennedy was known for her style. Everybody loves the snake.
Positive: The Snake can be beautiful, attractive, wise,amiable, compromising, fun-loving, altruistic, honorable, sympathetic, philosophical, charitable, a paragon of fashion, intuitive, discreet, diplomatic, amusing and sexy.
Negative: The Snake can be self-righteous, imperious, judgmental, conniving, mendacious, grabby, clinging, pessimistic, fickle, haughty, ostentatious and a very sore loser.
Famous Snakes: Kim Basinger, Bob Dylan, Art Garfunkel, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Hogan, Liz Hurley, Carole King, Dean Martin, Ryan O'Neal, Brooke Shields, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Oprah Winfrey, Shania Twain, John F. Kennedy, Jacklyn Onassis, Taylor Swift, Charlie Sheen, Kanye West, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Martha Stewart, John Mayer
Year of the Horse
Years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Metal Horse - Years 1930 and 1990
Water Horses - Years 1942 and 2002
Wood Horses - Years 1954 and 2014
Fire Horses - Years 1906 and 1966
Earth Horses - Years 1918 and 1978
Compatible with : Tiger, Dog, Goat
Less Compatible with : Pig, Monkey, Rabbit, Snake, Horse, Ox, Rooster, Dragon
Least Compatible with : Rat
My husband is a horse (I am year of the dog). They seem to be rebellious. They are outgoing, popular, often sexy, cheerful and skillful with money. They can be wise, talented and good with their hands. They are impatient and hot blooded. They are very independent and like to have space just like the animal the horse. They are friendly and witty. My horse is always making me laugh. The horse is the life of the party. They are full of energy and vitality. They have charm and are quite affectionate.
Positive: The Horse can be productive, enthusiastic, amusing, warm-hearted, talented, agreeable, industrious, generous, sociable, autonomous, strong minded, sexy, curious, persuasive and logical, style, popularity
Negative: The Horse can also be defiant, condescending, unscrupulous, anxious, moody, pragmatic, opportunistic, hard-nosed, self-serving, rebellious, full of haste
Famous Horses: , Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Cindy Crawford, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Harrison Ford, Bob Geldof, Gene Hackman, Rita Hayworth, Jimi Hendrix, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Raquel Welch, John Travolta, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Rachel McAdams
Inner and Secret Animal
The inner animals and the secret animals are associated with a person's birth month ( there are 12) and a person's hour of birth ( there are also 12 and they are calculated as 2-hour increments).
The animal representing your birth year determines the "outer" you. The animal representing your birth month determines your "inner" you; the person you wish you could be. And the animal representing your time of birth determines your "secret" you; the person you are but that you prevent the rest of the world from knowing about. So there are three aspects to your animal chart, the year you were born, the month you were born and the hour you were born.
A Chart for the Hours or Secret Animal
* 23:00 - 01:00: Rat
* 01:00 - 03:00: Ox
* 03:00 - 05:00: Tiger
* 05:00 - 07:00: Rabbit
* 07:00 - 09:00: Dragon
* 09:00 - 11:00: Snake
* 11:00 - 13:00: Horse
* 13:00 - 15:00: Goat
* 15:00 - 17:00: Monkey
* 17:00 - 19:00: Rooster
* 19:00 - 21:00: Dog
* 21:00 - 23:00: Pig
Chart for the Month or Inner Animal
Feb 4- March 5 Wood Tiger
Mar 6- April 4 Wood Rabbit
Apr.5- May 4 Wood Dragon
May 5- June 5 Fire Snake
June 6- July 6 Fire Horse
July 7- Aug. 6 Fire Goat
Aug 7- Sep 7 Metal Monkey
Sep. 8- Oct. 7 Metal Rooster
Oct. 8- Nov. 6 Metal Dog
Nov. 7- Dec. 6 Water Pig
Dec. 7- Jan. 5 Water Rat
Jan. 6- Feb. 3 Water Ox
Year of the Goat
Years of the Goat1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Western Sign Cancer
Metal Goats - Years 1931 and 1991
Water Goats - Years 1943 and 2003.
Wood Goats - Years 1955 and 2005
Fire Goats - Years 1907 and 1967
Earth Goats - Years 1919 and 1979
Compatible with : Rabbit, Pig, Horse
Less Compatible with : Monkey, Snake, Rat, Dragon, Tiger, Goat
Least Compatible with : Ox, Rooster, Dog
The goat is dependable, intelligent, creative and calm. They don't prefer being the center of attention but rather want to be on the sidelines. They like to think and prefer the solitude to contemplate their thoughts. They are able to express themselves artistically just like Julia Roberts, a famous goat. They are private in nature so it might be difficult to get to know the goat. The goat will decide who they let into their world. They might not have as many friends as others signs because of this tendency. Power and status is not important to the goat. They may be quite sensitive.
Positive: The Goat can be appealing, altruistic, creative, empathetic, intuitive, generous, artless, gentle, romantic, sensitive, compliant, candid and self-effacing
Negative: The Goat can be self-pitying, pessimistic, fugitive, parasitic, vengeful, lazy, indecisive, contentious, violent, capricious, irresponsible, tardy, careless, bigoted
Famous Goats: Pamela Anderson, Jane Austen, George Burns, Catherine Deneuve, Robert De Niro, John Denver, Mel Gibson, George Harrison, Julio Englesias, Mick Jagger, Sir Laurence Olivier, John Wayne, Bruce Willis, Debra Winger, Julia Roberts,
Year of the Monkey
Years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Western Sign: Leo
Metal Monkey - Years 1920 and 1980
Water Monkey - Years 1932 and 1992
Wood Monkey - Years 1944 and 2004
Fire Monkey - Years 1956 and 2016
Earth Monkey - Years 1908 and 1968
Compatible with : Dragon, Rat
Less Compatible with : Dog, Goat, Monkey, Rabbit, Horse, Ox
Least Compatible with : Snake, Tiger, Pig, Rooster
A monkey is original and inventive. They like a challenge and have a lot of energy. They are fun loving and like to have a good time. If bored they may stir up trouble and love a good joke. The monkey is a curious and so you may see him as interested which he/she is. They are sociable and love a good time. They are also quite lovable. Monkey can be easy to talk to and fun to be around. They love to make people laugh. They will want to mate for life. If they have not found a mate however they can be quite flirty.
Positive: The Monkey can be reasonable, faithful, autonomous, candid, altruistic, successful, inventive, co-operative, loving, intelligent, individualistic and generous entertainers.
Negative: The Monkey can be hyperemotional, capricious, guileful, self-indulgent, immature, insecure, indifferent, careless, gullible, petty
Famous Monkeys: Jacqueline Bisset, Johnny Cash, David Copperfield, Joan Crawford, Timothy Dalton, Ian Fleming, Jerry Hall, Tom Hanks, Harry Houdini, Walter Matthau, Peter O'Toole, Debbie Reynolds, Diana Ross, Tom Selleck, Omar Sharif, Martin Shaw, Rod Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Gisele Bundchen
Year of the Rooster
Years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Western Sign: Virgo
Metal Rooster - Years 1921 and 1981
Water Rooster - Years 1933 and 1993
Wood Rooster - Years 1945 and 2005
Fire Rooster - Years 1957 and 2017
Earth Roosters - Years 1909 and 1969
Compatible with : Ox, Snake, Dragon
Less Compatible with :Dog, Pig, Horse, Rooster, Rat
Least Compatible with : Tiger, Monkey, Rabbit, Goat
This is a flamboyant personality that loves attention yet at the same time is timid. Beyonce is a Rooster many love. They are extroverts and are feisty. They show a lot of confidence, are hard working and are trustworthy. They are blunt is communications and very honest. They love a good audience and easily become the star. They are proud and like to boast. Their appearance may be as dramatic as their personality. They are not one to wear their hearts on their sleeves and prefer not to show their emotions. That being said they have hearts of gold and will do anything for their family. Sensitive types well not do well with the rooster.
Positive: The Rooster can be forthright, brave, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, tenacious, resilient, adventurous, meticulous, prompt, astute, well-dressed, proficient, down-to-earth, gregarious, communicative, sensible, generous, charming, ebullient and witty.
Negative: The Rooster can be cranky, fussy, vain, self-involved, blindly egotistical, over-zealous, pretentious, materialistic, grabby, high-handed, cynical, mercurial, self-absorbed and quixotic
Famous Roosters: Eric Clapton, Joan Collins, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn, Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, , Bette Midler, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Kim Novak, Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beyonce,
Year of the Dog
Years of the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Western Sign: Libra
Metal Dogs - Years 1910 and 1970
Water Dogs - Years 1922 and 1982
Wood Dogs - Years 1934 and 1994
Fire Dogs - Years 1946 and 2006
Earth Dogs - Years 1958 and 2018
Compatible with : Tiger, Horse, Rabbit
Less Compatible with : Dog, Pig, Monkey, Rat, Snake, Ox, Rooster
Least Compatible with : Dragon, Goat
I am year of the Dog. The dog is much like the real animal. They are loyal and compassionate and will love you unconditionally just like your dog. They are kind and will usually be there to listen. They are very attentive. They may neglect their own needs in their attentiveness to others. They can also be worriers. They are honest and trustworthy. They have strong ethics and good morals. Dog personalities are easy to get along with so they usually enjoy many friends. They will be supportive and calming. The dog puts his family first. They are sensitive and as such may be shy at first. They are very protective.
Positive: The Dog can be attentive, well meaning, helpful, warm-hearted, altruistic, modest, devoted, philosophical, dutiful, discreet, intelligent and enthusiastic.
Negative: The Dog can be nasty, mean-spirited, disagreeable, bad-tempered, self-righteous, judgmental, quarrelsome, accusing, nervous, anxious
Famous Dogs: Brigitte Bardot, Candice Bergen, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Naomi Campbell, Cher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sally Field, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ava Gardner, Michael Jackson, Sophie Loren, Shirley MacLaine, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, David Niven, Sydney Pollack, Elvis Presley, Prince, Sade, Claudia Schiffer, Slyvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Justin Bieber, Dakota Fanning
Year of the Pig
Years of the Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Western Sign: Scorpio
Metal Pigs - Years 1911 and 1971
Water Pigs - Years 1923 and 1983
Wood Pigs - Years 1935 and 1995
Fire Pigs - Years 1947 and 2007
Earth Pigs - Years 1959 and 2015
Compatible with : Rooster, Goat
Less Compatible with : Pig, Rabbit, Horse, Ox, Rat, Tiger, Dog, Dragon
Least Compatible with : Snake, Monkey
The pig is understanding and open hearted. They are thoughtful and honest and can be quite compassionate and caring. My youngest daughter is year of the pig. They like peace but can be feisty or have a temper but they prefer to not deal with chaos. Pigs like to be around other people. They will give you the shirt off their back and very generous with their time. They are loyal and good natured. As a partner they are very giving and supportive. They love to be affectionate. Their nature is easygoing. Relationships for them are for the long haul.
Positive: Thepig can be sensible, sensual and sensitive, sweetly naïve, caring, self-sacrificing, erudite, talented, open-handed, candid, outgoing, amusing, charitable, obliging, graciously hospitable and virtuous.
Negative: The pig can be hot-tempered, pessimistic, outrageously epicurean, earthy to a fault, sardonic, snobbish, snide, authoritarian, competitive, know-it-all, stingy, victimized
Famous Pigs: Bryan Adams, Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, , Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, Farrah Fawcett, Ernest Hemingway, Barry Gibb, Alfred Hitchcock, Elton John, Kevin Kline, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dudley Moore, Marie Osmond, , Ginger Rogers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Emma Thompson, Mila Kunis, Emily Blunt, Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, Carrie Underwood