What is your Chinese zodiac sign?


The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. Find the year you were born to determine your own sign.
sign —– Chinese ——– birth year

Rat (鼠shu3) 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
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.
Ox (牛niu2) 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 Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.
Tiger (虎hu3) 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.
Rabbit (兔tu4) 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
You are the kind of person, that people like to be around affectionate, obliging, always pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are successful in business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.
Dragon (龙long2) 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.
Snake (蛇she2) 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 humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.
Horse (马ma3) 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Your capacity for hard work is amazing. Your are your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.
Sheep (羊yang2) 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company. Your 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.
Monkey (猴hou2) 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
You are a vary intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.
Rooster (鸡ji1) 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision making often speaking his mind. 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 traveler.
Dog (狗gou3) 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, however. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher, or secret agent.
Boar (猪zhu1) 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.
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Chinese Zodiac – 中国人的十二生肖


What does the Wikipedia say about “Chinese Zodiac”?

The Shēngxiào (Chinese: 生肖), better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year mathematical cycle. It has wide currency in several East Asian countries such as Korea and Japan.
Identifying this scheme using the term “zodiac” reflects several similarities to the Western zodiac: both have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each labels at least the majority of those parts with names of animals, and each is widely associated with a culture of attributing influence of a person’s relationship to the cycle upon their personality and/or events in their life. Nevertheless, there are major differences: the “Chinese” 12-part cycle corresponds to years rather than months. The Chinese zodiac is represented by 12 animals, whereas some of the signs in the Western zodiac are not animals, despite the implication of the Greek etymology of “zodiac”. The animals of the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations, let alone those spanned by the ecliptic plane.

生肖,或属相,是中國及东亚地区的一些民族用来代表年份的十二种动物,統稱為十二生肖,即鼠、牛、虎、兔、龍、蛇、馬、羊、猴、雞、狗、豬,它們依次與十二地支(子、丑、寅、卯、辰、巳、午、未、申、酉、戌、亥)相配,形成子鼠、丑牛、寅虎、卯兔、辰龙、巳蛇、午马、未羊、申猴、酉鸡、戌狗、亥猪。每個人都以其出生年的象徵動物作為生肖,所以中國民間常以生肖計算年齡。循環一次為一輪。
中國除了用生肖紀年外,還用與之相應的十二支紀月、紀日、紀時(時辰)。十二生肖(獸曆)也廣泛流行於亞洲諸民族及東歐和北非的某些國家之中。
生肖年的划分存在很大争议。一说以立春即二十四节气为准,一说以正月初一即农历年为准。

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