Chinese Zodiac

Legend of the Zodiac

According to Chinese legend, the twelve animals quarrelled one day as to who was to head the cycle of years. The gods were asked to decide and they held a contest: whoever was to reach the opposite bank of the river would be first, and the rest of the animals would receive their years according to their finish.

12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

All the twelve animals gathered at the river bank and jumped in. Unknown to the ox, the rat had jumped upon his back. As the ox was about to jump ashore, the rat jumped off the ox’s back and won the race. The pig, who was very lazy, ended up last.

Find your Chinese Zodiac sign below

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The Rat

1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

You are imaginative, charming and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist.

Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic or publicist.


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The Ox

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative, methodical and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way.

The Ox would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general or hairdresser.

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The Tiger

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

You are sensitive, emotional and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a “hothead” or rebel.

Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver or matador.


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The Rabbit

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.

Rabbits are selfless, neat, tidy and get along well with their brothers and sisters. Rabbits lead the good life and are the most fortunate of all animals. Rabbits live by the Golden Rule and wouldn’t think of breaking it.

You are well suited as a banker, lawyer, interior designer or video-game player.

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The Dragon

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.

Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even with the reputation of being foolhardy and a “big mouth” at times. You are intelligent, gifted and a perfectionist but these qualities make you unduly demanding on others.

You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest or politician.

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The Snake

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.

Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humour about life.

The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.

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The Horse

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.

Your capacity for hard work is amazing. You are your own person-very independent. While, intelligent and friendly, you have a strong guard against being egotistical.

Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet or politician.

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The Goat

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Ram can be charming company. You are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts.

You would be best as an actor, gardener or beachcomber.

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The Monkey

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

You are very intelligent and have a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey however, must guard against begin an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.

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The Rooster

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.

Roosters are hard workers, shrewd and definite in decision making, often speaking their minds. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser and extravagant to an extreme.

Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or world traveller.

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The Dog

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue and a tendency to be a fault finder.

You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher or secret agent.

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The Pig

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.

You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest. By expecting the same from others, you are also incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall.

You would be best in the arts as an entertainer or possibly a lawyer.


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