The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. Similar to the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, animals in Chinese zodiac were also created for counting years as the system that is now universally accepted based on the Christian calendar was as yet non-existent.
Here are the qualities of each animal of the zodiac:
People under this sign are usually smart and wealthy and will work for success. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others. Rat girls have a flair for cleanliness and tidiness. They are clever and adorable, personable and materialistic. They are also by nature thoughtful, sensible, judiciously and curious.
People born in this year are probably honest, industrious, patient, and cautious, and do things steadily. They are talent leader with strong will and faith, strong devotion to work and staying power. They are not easily affected by others or their surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. They are contemplative before taking actions and can make a clear distinction between right and wrong. Women are usually good wives who pay attention to their children's education. In short, people under the ox sigh are tender-hearted, having amiable temper and an honesty nature. They are usually conservative. They hold respect to the tradition and value job and family highly.
They are tolerant, staunch, valiant, and respected. They like challenges and speed and they are active and good at expressing themselves. They have strong sense of errantry, be frank and easy to win others' trust. In their middle age, their fate may be uneven, but afterwards will enjoy a bright prospect. Most women under the tiger sign are intelligent, faithful and virtuous.
People born under the sign of the rabbit are gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest and merciful, and have strong memory. They like to communicate with others in a humorous manner. They cannot bear dull life, so they are good at creating romantic or interesting spice. They are soft-spoken and welcoming, being fond of peaceful love life. They hate arguing with capacity of converting an enemy into a friend. They are homebody and hospitable, and like house fitting-up. They can work with speed and efficiency, do not insist and get angry easily.
People under the sign of the dragon are lively, intellectual, energetic and excitable. They often can be leaders and try to go for perfection. When they meet with difficulties, they are not discouraged. They are magnanimous, romantic and sensitive about their reputation. They usually have great ambition and an ingenuous personality. They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.
They often have a good temper and a skill at communicating but say little. They possess gracious morality and great wisdom. They are usually financially secure and do not have to worry about money. They have tremendous sympathy for others and would like to take actions to help ther fellow human beings. They are determined to accomplished their goals hate to fail. Although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. They have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well. They are people of great perception. Women under the sign of the snake do well in housework but are irritable.
People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely.
People under the sign of the sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty, faith in a certain religion and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. Women born in this year are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation. They are kind in heart and commonly have symmetrical figures and features.
There are more erratic geniuses in their character and life. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. They love moving about and sports. Being talented problem solvers, they are self-assured, sociable and innovative, with competent practical ability. They are even willing to put their own business aside to help others. They have strong desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. When communicating, they do not like to be controlled and have a strong desire to present themselves. They will show amazing creativity in their work.
They are deep thinkers considered to be honest, bright, communicative, ambitious, capable and warm-hearted. They have strong self-respect and seldom rely on others. As most roosters are born pretty or handsome, they prefer to dress up. They have a quick mind and hot temper. They like to be busy and neat. They are not reluctant to fall behind others and hate dawdlers.
One born in the Year of Dog has a straightforward character. In their career and love, they are faithful, courageous, dexterous, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and inspire other people's confidence. Those people make good leaders. If they fall in love with someone, they would not change. They can be terribly stubborn with the right things.
People born in the Year of the Pig are honest and frank, chivalrous and gallant. They have a calm appearance and strong heart. They do whatever they want with their strength. They are tolerant and optimistic, but not until they become your friends can their virtue, advantages and fidelity to friendship be appreciated. They are quick tempered, but hate arguments and quarreling. They are kind to their loved ones. They are not afraid of difficulties and problems but try to work them out. They treat friends sincerely and they do not tell lies unless they have to. They are kind and light hearted and usually go to sleep easily.
Which Animal of the Zodiac are you?
1930 1930-01-29 Horse (1930-01-29—1931-02-16)
1931 1931-02-17 Sheep (1931-02-17—1932-02-05)
1932 1932-02-06 Monkey (1932-02-06—1933-01-25)
1933 1933-01-26 Rooster (1933-01-26—1934-02-13)
1934 1934-02-14 Dog (1934-02-14—1935-02-03)
1935 1935-02-04 Pig (1935-02-04—1936-01-23)
1936 1936-01-24 Rat (1936-01-24—1937-02-10)
1937 1937-02-11 Ox (1937-02-11—1938-01-30)
1938 1938-01-31 Tiger (1938-01-31—1939-02-18)
1939 1939-02-19 Rabbit (1939-02-19—1940-02-07)
1940 1940-02-08 Dragon (1940-02-08—1941-01-26)
1941 1941-01-27 Snake (1941-01-27—1942-02-14)
1942 1942-02-15 Horse (1942-02-15—1943-02-03)
1943 1943-02-04 Sheep (1943-02-04—1944-01-24)
1944 1944-01-25 Monkey (1944-01-25—1945-02-12)
1945 1945-02-13 Rooster (1945-02-13—1946-01-31)
1946 1946-02-01 Dog (1946-02-01—1947-01-21)
1947 1947-01-22 Pig (1947-01-22—1948-02-09)
1948 1948-02-10 Rat (1948-02-10—1949-01-28)
1949 1949-01-29 Ox (1949-01-29—1950-02-16)
1950 1950-02-17 Tiger (1950-02-17—1951-02-05)
1951 1951-02-06 Rabbit (1951-02-06—1952-01-26)
1952 1952-01-27 Dragon (1952-01-27—1953-02-13)
1953 1953-02-14 Snake (1953-02-14—1954-02-02)
1954 1954-02-03 Horse (1954-02-03—1955-01-23)
1955 1955-01-24 Sheep (1955-01-24—1956-02-11)
1956 1956-02-12 Monkey (1956-02-12—1957-01-30)
1957 1957-01-31 Rooster (1957-01-31—1958-02-17)
1958 1958-02-18 Dog (1958-02-18—1959-02-07)
1959 1959-02-08 Pig (1959-02-08—1960-01-27)
1960 1960-01-28 Rat (1960-01-28—1961-02-14)
1961 1961-02-15 Ox (1961-02-15—1962-02-04)
1962 1962-02-05 Tiger (1962-02-05—1963-01-24)
1963 1963-01-25 Rabbit (1963-01-25—1964-02-12)
1964 1964-02-13 Dragon (1964-02-13—1965-02-01)
1965 1965-02-02 Snake (1965-02-02—1966-01-20)
1966 1966-01-21 Horse (1966-01-21—1967-02-08)
1967 1967-02-09 Sheep (1967-02-09—1968-01-29)
1968 1968-01-30 Monkey (1968-01-30—1969-02-16)
1969 1969-02-17 Rooster (1969-02-17—1970-02-05)
1970 1970-02-06 Dog (1970-02-06—1971-01-26)
1971 1971-01-27 Pig (1971-01-27—1972-02-14)
1972 1972-02-15 Rat (1972-02-15—1973-02-02)
1973 1973-02-03 Ox (1973-02-03—1974-01-22)
1974 1974-01-23 Tiger (1974-01-23—1975-02-10)
1975 1975-02-11 Rabbit (1975-02-11—1976-01-30)
1976 1976-01-31 Dragon (1976-01-31—1977-02-17)
1977 1977-02-18 Snake (1977-02-18—1978-02-06)
1978 1978-02-07 Horse (1978-02-07—1979-01-27)
1979 1979-01-28 Sheep (1979-01-28—1980-02-15)
1980 1980-02-16 Monkey (1980-02-16—1981-02-04)
1981 1981-02-05 Rooster (1981-02-05—1982-01-24)
1982 1982-01-25 Dog (1982-01-25—1983-02-12)
1983 1983-02-13 Pig (1983-02-13—1984-02-01)
1984 1984-02-02 Rat (1984-02-02—1985-02-19)
1985 1985-02-20 Ox (1985-02-20—1986-02-08)
1986 1986-02-09 Tiger (1986-02-09—1987-01-28)
1987 1987-01-29 Rabbit (1987-01-29—1988-02-16)
1988 1988-02-17 Dragon (1988-02-17—1989-02-05)
1989 1989-02-06 Snake (1989-02-06—1990-01-26)
1990 1990-01-27 Horse (1990-01-27—1991-02-14)
1991 1991-02-15 Sheep (1991-02-15—1992-02-03)
1992 1992-02-04 Monkey (1992-02-04—1993-01-22)
1993 1993-01-23 Rooster (1993-01-23—1994-02-09)
1994 1994-02-10 Dog (1994-02-10—1995-01-30)
1995 1995-01-31 Pig (1995-01-31—1996-02-18)
1996 1996-02-19 Rat (1996-02-19—1997-02-06)
1997 1997-02-07 Ox (1997-02-07—1998-01-27)
1998 1998-01-28 Tiger (1998-01-28—1999-02-15)
1999 1999-02-16 Rabbit (1999-02-16—2000-02-04)
2000 2000-02-05 Dragon (2000-02-05—2001-01-23)
2001 2001-01-24 Snake (2001-01-24—2002-02-11)
2002 2002-02-12 Horse (2002-02-12—2003-01-31)
2003 2003-02-01 Sheep (2003-02-01—2004-01-21)
2004 2004-01-22 Monkey (2004-01-22—2005-02-08)
2005 2005-02-09 Rooster (2005-02-09—2006-01-28)
2006 2006-01-29 Dog (2006-01-29—2007-02-17)
2007 2007-02-18 Pig (2007-02-18—2008-02-06)
2008 2008-02-07 Rat (2008-02-07—2009-01-25)
2009 2009-01-26 Ox (2009-01-26—2010-02-13)
2010 2010-02-14 Tiger (2010-02-14—2011-02-02)
2011 2011-02-03 Rabbit (2011-02-03—2012-01-22)
2012 2012-01-23 Dragon (2012-01-23—2013-02-09)
2013 2013-02-10 Snake (2013-02-10—2014-01-30)
2014 2014-01-31 Horse (2014-01-31—2015-02-17)
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