Each of the 12 years in the Chinese zodiac cycle is represented by an animal and is associated with one of five elemental signs: wood, earth, fire, water, and metal. The Year of the Ox is associated with metal. Zodiac and Human Connections. According to the Chinese zodiac, your birth year tells you more than just your age. In order, the Chinese zodiac signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Similar to Western astrology, each zodiac sign animal is defined by certain characteristics. For example, Snake energy is known to be sensual and intelligent while Horse energy is.
In the Chinese astrology are 12 Chinese zodiac animals ( rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) used to represent years and five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water).
The same chinese animal sign and element combinations recur only every 60 years.
Read 🔥 : Chinese Horoscope 2021 – (Year of the Metal Ox ) for every chinese zodiac sign
According to the chinese horoscope, the animal ruling a person birth year has a great influence on personality, and destiny.
China and other many Chinese communities around the world use the Chinese calendar , a lunisolar calendar for determine important festival dates, such as Chinese New Year.
Chart below gives the animal for birth year. Example. Born 1985- OX. Then you can read Learn more about your chinese animal sign .
Find a friend, family member or co-worker’s sign to see how well you match… have fun!!!
In 2021, Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, Jan. 12 and ends 01 February 2021 (when Year of the Tiger starts.)
If you want find your chinese zodiac animal you must enter your date of birth (year, month, day) in our free chinese sign calculator:
|1912 – RAT|
1913 – OX
1914 – TIGER
1915 – RABBIT
1916 – DRAGON
1917 – SNAKE
1918 – HORSE
1919 – SHEEP
1920 – MONKEY
1921 – ROOSTER
1922 – DOG
1923 – PIG
1924 – RAT
1925 – OX
1927 – RABBIT
1928 – DRAGON
1929 – SNAKE
1930 – HORSE
1932 – MONKEY
1933 – ROOSTER
1934 – DOG
1935 – PIG
1936 – RAT
1937 – OX
1938 – TIGER
1939 – RABBIT
1940 – DRAGON
1942 – HORSE
1943 – SHEEP
1944 – MONKEY
1945 – ROOSTER
1946 – DOG
1947 – PIG
1948 – RAT
1949 – OX
1950 – TIGER
1952 – DRAGON
1953 – SNAKE
1954 – HORSE
1955 – SHEEP
1956 – MONKEY
1957 – ROOSTER
1958 – DOG
1959 – PIG
1960 – RAT
1961 – OX
1962 – TIGER
1963 – RABBIT
1964 – DRAGON
1965 – SNAKE
1966 – HORSE
1967 – SHEEP
196 – MONKEY
1969 – ROOSTER
1970 – DOG
1971 – PIG
1972 – RAT
1973 – OX
1974 – TIGER
1975 – RABBIT
1976 – DRAGON
1977 – SNAKE
1978 – HORSE
1979 – SHEEP
1980 – MONKEY
1981 – ROOSTER
1982 – DOG
1983 – PIG
1984 – RAT
1985 – OX
1986 – TIGER
1987 – RABBIT
1988 – DRAGON
1989 – SNAKE
1991 – SHEEP
1992 – MONKEY
1993 – ROOSTER
1994 – DOG
1995 – PIG
1996 – RAT
1997 – OX
1998 – TIGER
1999 – RABBIT
2000 – DRAGON
2001 – SNAKE
2002 – HORSE
2003 – SHEEP
2004 – MONKEY
2005 – ROOSTER
2006 – DOG
2007 – PIG
2008 – RAT
2009 – OX
2010 – TIGER
2011 – RABBIT
2012 – DRAGON
2013 – SNAKE
2014 – HORSE
2015 – SHEEP
2016 – MONKEY
2017 – ROOSTER
2018 – DOG
2019 – PIG
2020 – RAT
2021 – OX
2022 – TIGER
2023 – RABBIT
2024 – DRAGON
2025 – SNAKE
2026 – HORSE
2027 – SHEEP
2028 – MONKEY
Charming and sociable, but a cool cookie. The Rat is comfortable within groups of people, and work well with the public. They are creative and quite smart.
They grasp situations quickly and pay attention to details. They take advantage of opportunity, and move towards their mark, but since they cannot resist the chance to move quickly; sometimes they can overstep their boundaries and take on too much at one time.
They are passionate lovers; and their feelings are true. They are dedicated to their friends and give heartfelt advice and comfort.
The Ox is study and plows the fields alone. They are independent workers and dedicated for the long haul.
They can be loners. Social gatherings are more dutiful than needed.
Family structure is important to the ox. Values and morals are taught. They cherish their private lives and homestead.
The Ox is not usually adventurous. They enjoy their leisure time after the long day; working in their yards, and on projects away from the crowds.
Not the most romantic, but very faithful.
Tigers are passionate, strong, swift, and courageous. They love their freedom and do not do well when stripped of their independence.
They can be quite dominate, and need to feel powerful. Not one that is afraid of meeting a situation head-on.
They can be restless, and need challenges to keep them happy and healthy.
Tigers make excellent friends and long lasting relationships if given their freedom.
They are flirts, but committed to their partners. Parenting is a privilege.
The peaceful little bunny. Usually keeping out of the fight, and at times turning a blind eye to dispute.
Diplomatic, gentle, emotional and sentimental.
They can at times seem rather selfish as they enjoy their own garden. However, they are very sensitive and can be hurt rather easily.
The Rabbit can assess a situation and usually come up with the best stradegy. They are innovative and shrewd.
Emotionally based they make tender partners, and seek out a match that offers the same; as well as security.
The dragon is an exceptional sign. Proud, assertive, intelligent, and strong.
However, the other side of the Dragon can be pushy, impulsive, and intolerant.
They breath fire in every direction; for both good and bad. They attract the positive and the attention, and stir up energy!!
They make the point, and make it well, but sometimes lack consultation when needed.
Dedicated workers, and great companions….In for the long haul!!!
This sign can remain still for a long time before it strikes. They know what they want and when they want it.
They proceed at their own pace, which can be mis-understood.
They often shed their skins taking and venturing onto something completely new.
They are great at showing off their social side, but tend to enjoy being left alone to evaluate the situation.
They are elegant and refined, passionate, sleek and sexy; but can be jealous and possessive if their rock is overturned on too many occasions.
These people are usually popular, mentally alert, good workers, straight forward and honest.
They seek the challenge; strive for success; in search for freedom. They can gallop off in search of these things.
They do not tire easily, but can shy away if they feel they are being put in their pen too often, and then the open field is too tempting to not run towards.
When they find a partner they are dedicated, and at times can loose their heads in the way of romance; and often make mistakes while finding the right partner.
The sheep (called the Goat at times) go at their own pace. They do not like being rushed or put on the spot.
They are charming, yet hold back their emotions.
Lovers of nature and the arts.
They appreciate and need stability and prefer to have people oriented professions.
Well mannered and a bit shy, but readily will lend an ear to a friend.
The Sheep can be easily hurt and can become upset if deceived.
Dedicated to marriage and a friend!!
Witty, clever, inventive, and crafty; and can be a bit of a tease.
These people adapt well with situations and are quick on their feet.
They have the “gift of gab”, are original and lively. Many people feel that the Monkey is intimidating and may shy away, but soon the attraction is made.
The Monkey has many interests which makes them always fit in somewhere.
Not the nine to five type person though; the Monkey needs freedom and a partner that keeps them stimulated.
These people like to strut their feathers. They are flamboyant, and have no hesitation in speaking up when they feel like it.
They are dedicated hard workers, but not fond of repetition.
They enjoy social gatherings and love to put on their best show, as they enjoy being the center of attraction, and their style and charm usually makes that quite possible.
They usually attract a wide variety of mates before settling down with just one; but once they find that perfect match they are dedicated to their partners and make great parents.
The happy cheerful pup.dedicated and honest.
These people have a great sense of justice and fair play. They are loyal and always on alert.
Being that they usually have a watchful eye, many are prone to worry too much.
When hurt or deceived they tend to gnaw at the details. But, eventually they pull it together and move forward with a playful gate.
Dog people can have a bit of a temper, but their bark is worse than their bite.
They are dedicated to companionship and and are faithful for life.
Pig people are honest, kind, generous and funny.
They have a great sense of humor and love to wallop in the mud.
They love their homes and are quite content keeping house.
They are steady, patient, and great at organizing both their jobs, money, and family life.
They are trustworthy and warm. They enjoy a good friend, good food, good sex, good book, and just plain enjoy life.
Their day is their play pen and they enjoy the moment!!
These 12 animals represent the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac. You’ve likely heard reference to a particular year being the Year of the Rabbit or Year of the Pig. Displayed below are the characteristics of those born in the year of the listed animals.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
Vernal equinox astrology 2021. Dog
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.