Chinese Zodiac Signs – The 12 Animals Twelve animals represent the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac. The characteristics of those born in the year of the listed animals. There are some really great websites that explain the Chinese Zodiac but just like the Western Zodiac they vary a little. To determine what your Chinese Animal is check the calendar I’ve included. For one version of the legend how the animals were chosen check out this site. It is interesting how the rat won out over the poor cat – notice no year of the cat.
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Several years ago when we went to China we bought our Chinese Zodiac Signs: I am considered a Snake, my husband is a Dragon, my son is a Tiger, my daughter-in-law is a Rat and my daughter is the Rabbit. As in the Western Zodiac I can see traits and characteristics that are applicable for each of my family members (including me). It is a fun concept and I enjoy reading about my symbol and how it came about.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend, and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge, and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox are steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective, and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They are popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They are natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what is necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They are energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They are great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient, and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.
Goat / Ram
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat/ Ram enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They are creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support, and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They are energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They are perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They are intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
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