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12 Signs of the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac has 12 signs, just like Western astrology. Instead of constellations, the Chinese zodiac is comprised of animals. 12 animals that start with the rat and end with the pig.


Those born in the Year of the Rat, in general, are charming and ambitious, and work hard towards their goals. Charming and talkative, they make friends easily.

Clever, flexible and good at problem solving, Rats can be gullible and stingy with money.

Rat years are 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, & 2032.


Those born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair, and trustworthy. These conscientious souls are known for their calm and patience, which makes them easy to trust.

Ox people belong strongly within themselves. They hate to fail and can be stubborn due to this.

Ox years are 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, & 2033.



Those born in the Year of the Tiger are known for their passion, confidence, courage, and charisma.

Tigers are born leaders and relentless in making their dreams a reality. Tigers can be rebellious, and competitive.

Tiger years are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, & 2034.


Those born during the Year of the Rabbit are creative, compassionate, and like peace and quiet. Having a desire for the finer things in life, Rabbits are kind, popular and have good manners.

Rabbits don't like making hasty decisions or engaging in arguments. Compassionate listeners, Rabbits are excellent negotiators.

Rabbits years are 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, & 2035.


Those born in the Year of the Dragon are energetic, have high standards, and magnetic personalities.

Dragons have a strong will to win and do not take failure gracefully. Perfectionists, good fortune and luck follow Dragons wherever they go.

Dragon years are 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, & 2036.


Intelligent, wise and charming, those born in the Year of the Snake are deep thinkers. They are determined, quiet, and good at giving advice. Snakes choose their friends very carefully, and like to plan.

Snakes have a hard time trusting others. They like the good life and typically are financially fortunate.

Snake years are 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 & 2037.


Energetic and popular, individuals born in the Year of the Horse are also independent and confident. These talkative souls like being out with friends enjoying parties and entertainment.

Horse individuals can be moody, and dislike advice from others. Very lovable and easy to get along with, Horse is also know for having a temper.

Horse years are 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 & 2038.


Goat individuals are likable, warm-hearted, and tender. Having great sympathy for others, Goats love spending time with their friends, but don't care to be the center of attention.

Goats need to be aware of being easily influenced by others and avoid being pessimistic and overly sentimental.

Goat years are 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 & 2039.


Witty and intelligent, those born in the Year of the Monkey are curious and clever. Quick learners, Monkeys have many interests.

Often viewed as eccentric, Monkeys like practical jokes, challenges, and finding creative outlets. Opportunists, some Monkeys may come across as sly or "crafty."

Monkey years are 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2015, 2028 & 2040.


Those born in the Year of the Rooster are sociable, loyal, and trustworthy. Analytical, Roosters are shrewd, daring, and are considered deep thinkers.

Courageous, Roosters are also big dreamers. Roosters can be shy and are concerned about their appearance.

Rooster years are 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2016, 2029 & 2041.


Straight-forward individuals, those born in the Year of the Dog are faithful, loyal, and warm-hearted.

Dogs know how to keep secrets and inspire other peoples confidence. Dogs can be irritable and sharp tongued. Once Dogs fall in love, it is for keeps.

Dog years are 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2017, 2030 & 2042.


Honest, sincere, and genuine, individuals born in the Year of the Pig have a heart of gold. Fun-loving, you know you're going to have a good time at one of Pig's parties.

Pigs have a thirst for knowledge. They can be naive and taken advantage of, as well as vengeful when wronged.

Pig years are 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2018, 2031 & 2043.

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