CHINESE ANIMALS

Chinese Animals Origins

The selection and yearly order of the chinese animals that influence people’s lives was originated back in 202BC. Those were the times of the Han dynasty. The selection was based on each animal’s character and living habits. Each animal sign was related to an earthly branch, so the animal years were called accordingly. The order of the chinese animals is strictly determined. And it goes like this: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

Nowadays this tradition, with its twelve-year cycle, is popular in the Western world as much as in Asia. Known as Sheng Xiao in China, it is called the Chinese zodiac in Western countries.

Discovering Your Animal

If you want to learn something new about yourself, then chinese zodiac will definetly help you. Along with the Western variation (the 12 signs of the zodiac), the Chinese one will complete the picture of your personality.

Click on any chinese animal sign below to learn more about people born under this sign:

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CHINESE ANIMALS: OX

Ox 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 The hardworking Ox knows how to get his way – and ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: TIGER

Tiger 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 The mighty Tiger is the bravest animal in Chinese astrology. Combine ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: RABBIT

Rabbit 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 The peace-loving Rabbit knows how to settle a conflict. They are ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: DRAGON

Dragon 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 The lucky Dragon seems to get ahead easily in life, but ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: SNAKE

Snake 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 The attractive and intelligent Snake is well-liked and can adapt to ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: HORSE

Horse 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 The noble Horse is often the life of the party. They ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: SHEEP/GOAT

Sheep / Goat 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 The intuitive Goat has a knack for creativity and ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: MONKEY

Monkey 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 The clever Monkey knows how to succeed in life, often without ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: ROOSTER

Rooster 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 The determined Rooster is among the most noble in Chinese astrology. ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: DOG

Dog 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 The faithful and trustworthy Dog is someone you can always rely ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: PIG

Pig 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 The honest pig is one of the most generous and giving ...
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CHINESE ANIMALS: RAT

Rat Years 
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.. Unlike the real-life animal, Rats are loved by people. ...