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Do you know your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

Chinese Animal Signs and meanings

The Chinese Zodiac Sign is a repeating 12 year cycle, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. These zodiac animals were used to date the years. Your zodiac sign comes from the date you were born according to the Chinese lunar calendar. The Chinese zodiac is also known as Sheng Xiao and the animals are as follows: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. If you born in January and February, please note that the Chinese New Year (Lunar) happens between the 21 January and 20 February so you will need to check whether your birthday falls before or after the Chinese New Year to see the Chinese zodiac sign.

It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the western astrology signs.

2016 Year of The Monkey

Element: Metal
Partners well with: Dragon and Rat
Characteristics: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.

Monkey years: 1944     1956       1968       1980       1992       2004       2016       2028

Element: Water
Partners well with: Dragon and Monkey
Characteristics: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable.

Rat years: 1948       1960       1972       1984       1996       2008       2020

Element: Earth
Partners well with: Snake and Rooster
Characteristics: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined

Ox year: 1937       1949       1961       1973       1985       1997       2009       2021

Element: Wood
Partners well with: Horse and Dog
Characteristics: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic

Tiger years: 1938       1950       1962       1974       1986       1998       2010       2022

Element: Wood
Partners well with: Sheep and Boar
Characteristics: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers.

Rabbit years: 1939       1951       1963       1975       1987       1999       2011       2023

Element: Earth
Partners well with: Rat and Monkey
Characteristics: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic

Dragon years: 1940      1952       1964       1976       1988       2000       2012       2024


Element: Fire
Partners well with: Rooster and Ox
Characteristics: Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive

Snake years: 1941       1953       1965       1977       1989       2001       2013       2025

Element: Fire
Partners well with: Dog and Tiger
Characteristics: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong

Horse years:  1942       1954       1966       1978       1990       2002       2014       2026

Element: Earth
Partners well with: Boar and Rabbit
Characteristics: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm

Sheep years: 1943       1955       1967       1979       1991       2003       2015       2027

Element: Metal
Partners well with: Snake and Ox
Characteristics: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident.

Rooster years: 1945     1957       1969       1981       1993       2005       2017       2029

Element: Earth
Partners well with: Tiger and Horse
Characteristics: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart

Dog years: 1946       1958       1970       1982       1994       2006       2018       2030

Element: Water
Partners well with: Sheep and Rabbit
Characteristics: Honourable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable

Boar years: 1947       1959       1971       1983       1995       2007       2019       2031

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