The various animal signs in Chinese Zodiac can tell you many interesting information about your personality.
The Chinese Zodiac animal can be determined according to the year of birth, bu you should keep in mind that Chinese Zodiac is based on the beginning of the year in the Chinese calendar, not the regular one. The start of the year in the Chinese calendar is different every year and it usually falls in late January or early February.
If your birthday falls in the early January or in the new year right before the beginning of the Chinese New Year in February, you may find out about the personality attributes related with the previous year’s Zodiac to see if it fits you or not.
Read on about the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs and their personality attributes and/or meanings:
YEAR OF THE RAT
(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
People born in these years are charming and good friends who are versatile in social situations. In fact, they are very popular among people and are very good in business. They are critical and tempered people. Rats have an admirable grasp of information and ideas and have ample imaginations and unique intellectual characteristics. This is why they are able to use the opportunities that other people don’t even notice. These people are opportunists but may take on way too many commitments to fault.
YEAR OF THE OX
(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
Ox people are often wearing the attribute – ‘strong as an ox’ because they are capable to handle every situation. They handle their responsibilities methodically and are respected for their confidence and amazing abilities. They often tend to be chauvinists and too demanding persons, concentrated to defending their interests to the end. Because of the respected sense of duty they often have less exciting or passionate, but stable lifestyle. These people are faithful to their partners and family.
YEAR OF THE TIGER
(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Tiger people are sensitive and emotional which makes them great lovers and partners. They are always looking for balance between their strongly competitive nature and domineering with their great need for love. They are confident and critics may depress or leave them shaken. These people are often restless. The tigers often come back stronger after negative situations, and they face every challenge with courage, which is a attribute of a lider.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT/HARE
(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)
People like the rabbit people because they are polite, pleasant and affectionate. They don’t like to get into controversies, disputes or quarrels. They are easily distracted by funny things. Regardless of their appetite toward good times, they are quiet and conservative as well as intellectual. Other people may consider their emotional characteristics as shallow, but they often are very loving. They usually look for shelter in their relationships.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
Dragon people are very charismatic and it seems like they have unlimited energy in their bodies. They are very talented and intelligent. Sometimes they are loud and blustery and usually follow their own course because they don’t believe in the rules that should keep them in the right path. They are very demanding in the eyes of the other people because of their perfectionism. However, dragons are usually eager for success and they are natural beings for challenging situations that provide them with opportunity to show their talents and energies. They aren’t interested in relationships, but they are always ready for an adventure.
YEAR OF THE SNAKE
(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
These people are all-out thinkers. They are wise and are often eager to work inconspicuously in order to achieve their goals without anyone noticing it. They are good charmers and romantists, so they are always looking for elegance in their relationships. They are often jealous. Snakes also like to be secretive and like to be alone. This makes them less popular in the society. But they are feeling fine in this position because they often prefer to be alone.
YEAR OF THE HORSE
(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)
The old saying ‘works like a horse’ is true when it comes to people born in the year of the Horse, since they are always eager to put a lot of effort at their work. Horses are emotional and often may explode in their tempers and become hasty, particularly in love relationships. They aren’t good team players because they feel better when working independently. Because of their independence they are Egoists but their strong intellect and good verbal skills are very helpful in the social environment. These people are very popular.
YEAR OF THE RAM
(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
These people are charmers and are very liked in the society, but sometimes they are reserved. Ram people are sensitive, kind and sympathetic people who like nature, culture and art, which means they are creative and artistic people. The negative side of them says that they are often complaining about discomfort in their body, which means they are often way too pessimistic. When it comes to relationships, the ram people are fine as long as they feel safe.
YEAR OF THE MONKEY
(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)
These people are very intelligent and energetic, having magnetic aura that draws near other people very fast. They have very appealing characteristics which makes them eccentrics who possess the gift of chatter. They are capable to turn every intense situation into humorous one. The negative side of them says that they are untrustworthy as a result of their jokes. Monkeys are full of energy and they are often restless which makes them problems in choosing their career. They are good in dynamic environments with a lot of changes.
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)
This sign is gifted for industry and business when it comes to work and they are very good in explaining their ideas and opinions. They like to share their ideas and opinions, but don’t like to share their spotlight. They always attract the attention of other people and love to do that. These people have many friends because they are loyal. This characteristic also reflects in the love relationships. They are often successful in their careers thanks to their high standards.
YEAR OF THE DOG
(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)
These people are very honest and loyal in their relationships. They are putting a lot of effort and give their whole heart and soul towards achieving some goal in their career or even their hobby. They are very fair and righteous which makes them very bad in solving complex situations. They like to criticize and belong in the group of people with ‘sharp tongues’. They are very good friends and love partners because they are loyal and trustworthy. They always tend to have good, long-lasting relationship, which means that they are loyal for life if they find the right partner.
YEAR OF THE PIG
(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)
These people are great companions because they are sincere, kind, tolerant and intellectually strong, which means that they are born for rich conversations. They have good sense of humor and are very clever, but they are very naïve because they always expect the good characteristics in other people. Their greatest weakness is the anger they feel when someone is not acting kindly to them as they expected them to act. Pigs also like to enjoy in physical and material pleasures, but when it comes to family life, they are always there.