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Chinese Zodiac Signs Catalog




Year of the Rooster

 2017 2005 1993 1981 1969 1957 1945 1933 1921

The Rooster is believed to embody the element yang, strength, and life. Roosters are attributed with special virtues, as the crown on its head is a mark of high spirit. People born in the Year of the Rooster are considered profound thinkers and devoted to work.


Compatible signs: Dragon, Snake, and Ox.


Year of the Dragon

2012 2000 1988 1976 1964 1952 1940 1928 1916

The dragon represents the highest celestial power. As the only mythical animal in the Chinese zodiac, it represents fire, authority, power, and the yang element in nature. Dragon people are generally healthy, energetic, and brave. They are also honest and sensitive. The dragon is considered to be the most sought after animal in the lunar cycle.


Most compatible signs: Rat, Monkey, and Snake




Year of the Horse

  2014 2002 1990 1978 1966 1954 1942 1930 1918.

The horse represents valor and endurance. It is also praised for its speed. People born in the Year of the Horse are thought to be generous in spirit, alert, articulate, and clever. They are also talented and have the ability to accomplish incredible feats.


Most compatible signs: Ram, Tiger, and Dog



Year of the Ox

2009 1997 1985 1973 1961 1949 1937 1925

The Ox is generally known for its gentleness and hard work. People born under the sign possess similar characteristics of the animal. They are steady, strong, stubborn, and externally serene.


Most compatible signs: Rat, Rooster, and Snake


Year of the Rabbit

 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

The rabbit is often associated with the moon in Chinese folklore. It was believed that the white rabbit had to live one thousand years before it could acquire its gleaming coat. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are happy, optimistic, and generally liked.


Compatible signs: Ram, Dog, and Boar.


Year of the Snake

2013 2001 1989 1977 1965 1953 1941 1929 1917


Because of the snake's slithering physique and cunning quickness, it represents a creature of mystery and supernatural power. People born in the snake year are wise, profound, and compassionate. They prefer to rely on their own judgment rather than seek the opinion of others.


Most compatible signs: Rooster and Ox




Year of the Tiger

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Along with the dragon, the tiger holds the most honorable and ancient place in Chinese folklore. As an early object of worship, the tiger possessed dominion over the earth. Thus, the Year of the Tiger is known for its strength and courage. Those born under this sign are brave, aggressive, and active.

  Most compatible signs: Horse, Dragon, and Dog.


Year of the Rat

2008 1996 1984 1972 1960 1948 1936 1924 

A highly respected animal in Chinese culture (unlike its western image), the rat was given first place in the zodiac and declared to represent new beginnings and keen intelligence. Those born under this sign are alert and persevering. They save and work hard for things they most desire.


Most compatible signs: Ox, Dragon, and Monkey.


Year of the Boar

2007 1995 1983 1971 1959 1947 1935 1923

The boar fulfills the role of the benefactor, supplying people with food and the pleasure of the chase. People born in the Year of the Boar are courageous and headstrong due to their inner strength. They are popular and sought after because they seek universal harmony.Most compatible signs: Ram and Rabbit.


Year of the Ram

2015  2003 1991 1979 1967 1955 1943 1931 1919

The ram is the eighth symbolic animal and is the emblem of peace as it wants to be left alone to graze in the grass. People born in the Year of the Ram are generous, kind, and sympathetic. They are also creative, fond of children and animals, and very forgiving.


Most compatible signs: Rabbit, Horse, and Boar



Year of the Dog

2018  2006 1994 1982 1970 1958 1946 1934 1922


Dogs are a sign of good fortune because certain early Chinese emperors prized their pets. Those born in this year have a deep sense of duty and loyalty and are extremely honest. They are champions of justice and get along well with others.


Most compatible signs: Tiger, Rabbit, and Horse.


Year of the Monkey

2016 2004 1992 1980 1968 1956 1944 1932 1920


The monkey has a way with mischief and plays an important role in early Chinese myths. People born in the Year of the Monkey are clever, highly inventive, and original.


Most compatible signs: Rat, Dragon, and other Monkeys



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