The twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac are expressed as different animal symbols. It’s believed that the sign under which you were born determines your personality and many of circumstances of your life. Check out your animal symbol to learn a little more about yourself. I’ve included year info for the whole century so you can find your family, too.
Pig You’re noble spirited and gracious, shy, affectionate and kind, but may have a short temper, which you strive to control. Impulsive and honest, you attract the kind of friends who will stay around forever. You’re compatible with the Rabbit and the Goat but you’re cosmic opposite is the Snake, so tread warily when they are close.
1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Dog You’ve got a generous and loyal nature and the ability to work well with everyone. In fact, you are an honest leader of men and women. Compatible with the Horse and Tiger, you’re the cosmic opposite of the Dragon. You are stubborn, yet generous, and people like being in your company, or following your lead.
1910, 1922, 1936, 1948, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Rooster You’re a pioneer spirit and seek wisdom and truth. You can sometimes be selfish, and are very often eccentric, but you have a great deal to offer the world and it recognizes this. You’re compatible with the Snake and Ox/Buffalo, but the Tiger is the sign you mustn’t mess with.
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Monkey You’re persuasive and smart as a whip, so you always strive to excel. You can make a fine politician as you have both talent and inventiveness, and the ability to influence others. Just be aware of the fact that you can get easily discouraged, and must learn to overcome this. Compatible with the Dragon and the Rat, the Tiger is your downfall.
1908, 1920, 1933, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Goat/Sheep You’re chic, elegant, aesthetically correct and best suited for the Arts. You’re a private person and can be timid, but your creativity shines the spotlight on you, so you may have to rise to the occasion. You’re compatible with the Pig and Cat, but your opposite is the Ox/Buffalo.
1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Horse You’re great looking and you’re popular, too! You like the company of others and they like you, even though you’re impatient with them at times. Your good qualities generally win out. You’re compatible with the Tiger and the Dog, but should avoid the Rat.
1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Rat You’re ambitious and sincere and very generous with your money. Just be careful of spending too freely, and try to keep temper in check as you can be quick to anger. You’re compatible with the Dragon and the Monkey, but stay clear of the Horse.
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Ox/Buffalo You’re a born leader, inspiring and easy to like. You are a splendid parent with children who love you and excel. Compatible with the Snake and Rooster, you shouldn’t spend any time with Goats/Sheep.
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Tiger Sensitive and forthright, you possess great bravery and courage, as well as a fighting spirit. You’re also a deep thinker and a fine friend. Compatible with the Horse and Dog, your opposite sign is the Monkey and you can have problems with Roosters, too.
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Rabbit Talented and loving, you’re the luckiest sign of them all. A seeker after peace and pleasure, you are affectionate and shy, so people like you. Compatible with the Goat/Sheep and Pig, you’ll want to stand clear of the Rooster.
1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Dragon You’re passionate, strong and dynamic. Your life is filled with complexity and power as you are a born leader. You’re stubborn outwardly, but soft-hearted, inwardly. Quite compatible with the Monkey and Rat, your opposite is the Dog.
1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Snake You’re strong willed, intense, wise and wily, yet you can also be a bit vain, so keep an eye on ego. Passionate and determined, you tend to be lucky with money. Compatible with the Rooster and Ox/Buffalo, you probably won’t want to spend much time with Pigs.
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013