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The Chinese Astrology includes twelve Chinese Zodiac Signs represented by animals. Each zodiac sign endures a year long season, and every traditional Chinese Lunar New Year marks the transition from one zodiac animal to the next.

As per the legend of the Great Race, the ruler of heaven and earth, the Jade Emperor, held a race to choose twelve animals, later known as the zodiac animals, who were immortalized in a certain order on the Chinese Zodiac. This order has been followed conventionally till date.

The twelve animals representing the Chinese Zodiac Signs, in order, are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Every zodiac animals is characterized by a unique set of traits and personalities, and it is believed that the personalities of the animals correspond to that of the people born in their years.

Here's what you need to know about your zodiac animal-


Rat Image Source: Prokerala

Birth Years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

Personality: Rats are known for their optimistic and ambitious character, who are quick-witted and charming at the same time. They cleverly adapt to situations and are thrifty, making them resourceful and wealthy. Rats are fun to be around as they exhibit charm and positivity, and have a good sense of humor.

Five Different Types of Rat

Metal Rat (1960, 2020): Metal Rats have incredible taste in finer things in life. They invest well and have impressive financial acumen. They may seem cheerful on the surface, while they could be troubled and worried on the inside.

Water Rat (1972, 2032): Intelligent and astute, Water Rats are deep thinkers who express themselves clearly. They are highly talented and skilled writers. Their fear of commitment may, however, get them into the wrong company.

Wood Rat (1984): Wood Rats are friendly, outgoing people who has a good sense of humor and loves to travel. They are highly imaginative and intelligent that their insecurities are unfounded.

Fire Rat (1936, 1996): Fire Rats have unending energy and enthusiasm, and they are always involved in some action. They are original thinkers who hate being under other's instruction. They are resilient, and with the right support, they will advance well in life.

Earth Rat (1948, 2008): Earth Rats are very cautious that they never take risks, and they constantly try to improve their financial status. They may not be as adventurous as the other rats, but they are loyal and caring towards the ones they love.


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Birth Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

Personality: Oxen are extremely hardworking, determined, diligent, and dependable in nature. They are loyal to their family and to those they trust, and value integrity over everything else. Oxen comply to strong ideals and are ambitious, making them stubborn and consistent in efforts.

Five Different Types of Ox

Metal Ox (1961, 2021): Metal Oxen are confident and strong-willed. They speak what lies true to their heart but they often tend to be oblivious to their thoughts. They are honest and dependable, and they never make promises they can't keep.

Water Ox (1973, 2033): Water Oxen are sharp and open minded who willingly involve other people in their plans. They live by highly set moral standards. They are good at judgment of characters, and are friendly and empathetic.

Wood Ox (1985): Wood Oxen conduct themselves with a certain level of dignity, and they make good leaders. They are confident, quick-witted and have a good memory. However, they have little control over their temper and speak their mind without hesitation.

Fire Ox (1937, 1997): Fire Oxen have an assertive personality who have strong ideals, and they are hard workers. They exhibit good leadership qualities and will reach positions of power, wealth and eminence. They are devoted to family and they little friends circle they maintain.

Earth Ox (1949, 2009): Ambitious yet realistic, they are ready for the drill to achieve their goals. They may be shrewd in financial and business matters, and are generally silent. A good judge of character, Earth Oxen are admired for their sincerity and loyalty.


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Birth Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034

Personality: Tigers are brave, confident, fearless, and extremely competitive. They usually are intuitive and they exhibit a charm, making them dependable and well-liked. However, they can be impatient and impudent. Tigers seek thrill and adventure, and they are impulsive in nature.

Five Different Types of Tiger

Metal Tiger (1950, 2010): Metal tigers are assertive and ambitious who work tirelessly until they get what they want. They can become impatient for results and become easily upset if things don't work out their way. They are admired and respected by many.

Water Tiger (1962, 2022): Water tigers are eager to experiment with ideas and are adventure lovers. They are good communicators and maintain a collected nature during crisis. They are convincing, highly imaginative and they make good orators.

Wood Tiger (1974, 2034): Wood Tigers are pleasant, witty and friendly, and are less independent than the rest of the tigers. However, they are easily distracted. They have a large circle of friends and they lead a busy social life.

Fire Tiger (1986): Fire Tigers throw themselves wholeheartedly into anything that catches their imagination with great enthusiasm. They are social, likeable and witty, and have a very persuasive character. They communicate well and exhibit great leadership qualities.

Earth Tiger (1938, 1998): Earth Tigers are responsible and empathetic. They look into matters objectively and deal with things fairly. They are focused as a laser and they get so involved in what they do. They pay attention to both appearance and reputation.


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Birth Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

Personality: Rabbits refrain from, and dislike any sort of disputes and love calm and peace. They seek harmony in friendships and relationships, and are gentle hearted. They are affable and very social people who often however seeks attention. Rabbits are elegant and quiet, but their still waters run deep. They are responsible and have a pure heart.

Five Different Types of Rabbit

Metal Rabbit (1951, 2011): Metal Rabbits are ambitious and shrewd who have a clear picture of what they want to achieve in life. They enjoy their own company and tend to keep their thoughts to themselves. They are fascinated by art, and enjoy they company of a small but intimate circle of friends.

Water Rabbit (1963, 2023): Water Rabbits are intuitive and aware of the feelings of those dear and near to them. These rabbits are perfectionists and neat. They are, however, silent and often withdrawn, but speak their ideas clearly which makes them highly regarded by society.

Wood Rabbit (1975, 2035): Wood Rabbits are are social, easy going people who prefer to be with others rather than be alone. While they can be reticent in expressing their thoughts, they lead a very active, social life. They are known for their generosity.

Fire Rabbit (1987): Fire Rabbits possess an outgoing personality who maintain good terms with everyone around them. They are highly intuitive and discreet about other's feelings and are appreciated for how they reach out for them. They can become moody when things don't work their way.

Earth Rabbit (1939, 1999): Earth Rabbits are quiet, yet their still waters run deep. They are talented, intelligent and realistic when it comes to achieving their goals. They are invariably lucky in financial matters. They are sought with respect and integrity in their society.


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Birth Years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036

Personality: Dragons are innate with courage, and are reckoned to be great leaders. They are outspoken, intelligent, and energetic with a selfless heart, which in the legend impressed the Jade Emperor. Dragons are dominant majestic beasts and the most coveted sign in the Chinese Zodiac. However, they are known for their hothead and sharp stabbing tongue.

Five Different Types of Dragon

Metal Dragon (1940, 2000): Metal Dragons are ambitious, energetic, open minded and outspoken people. They give attention to detail and are scrupulous when they deal with others. They stand by strong ideals, and are usually held in high esteem in society.

Water Dragon (1952, 2012): Water Dragons are quick-witted and charming people who are slightly different from other dragons. They are patient and slow who let things take their course. These dragons realistic, yet they tend to constantly jump from one interest to another rather than focus on what they have.

Wood Dragon (1964, 2024): Wood Dragons are imaginative and inquisitive, and come with a bunch of original ideas. They are deep thinkers who like to execute things as they imagine with a great sense of commitment. These dragons are the most generous and diplomatic.

Fire Dragon (1976, 1936): Fire Dragons are strong-willed and ambitious people who are driven by the desire to succeed. They exhibit great leadership qualities, but may fail to take other's discretion into consideration. They enjoy music, literature and arts.

Earth Dragon (1988): Earth Dragons are quieter and more reflective than other dragons. Being good and careful organizers, these dragons gather considerable wealth to put into rather the clear-cut objectives that they have. They usually entertain a large circle of friends.


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Birth Years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037

Personality: Snakes are known to be very secretive and reticent, yet they are the most intuitive among all the signs. Snakes hate to fail in whatever they put their hands on, and are materialistic. They emulate and spend on things to show their wealth rather than the pure intention of wanting to spend on it. They are proud people who make great leaders. Snake are symbolic of wisdom, and it comes as no wonder as to their sharp wit and thought.

Five Different Types of Snake

Metal Snake (1941, 2001): Metal Snakes are fiercely independent and let only a privileged few into his confidence. They are highly determined to achieve what catches their interest. These snakes appreciate finer things in life, and they invest their money wisely.

Water Snake (1953, 2013): Water Snakes are fascinated by almost everything under the sun. They have a good memory and are astute when it comes to business and finances. They tend to be reserved but they express their views and ideals clearly.

Wood Snake (1965, 2025): Wood Snakes exhibit a friendly temperament and they are mostly empathetic. They are good communicators and have many admirers. They mostly choose to live in quiet, stable environment. Their values are highly regarded for the intelligent, sharp-witted, reputed personality that they are.

Fire Snake (1977, 1937): Fire Snakes tend to be more forceful than other snakes. They are outgoing and are never slow in expressing their opinions. Yet they manage to be reputed figures in their society. Though they can be abrasive, they have a huge circle of friends. They love travel.

Earth Snake (1989): Earth Snakes are cautious that they never make decisions in haste. They are sensible and conscientious to every approach in life. Adept in financial dealings, they are sharp-minded and practical. They are supportive of their family and friends.


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Birth Years: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

Personality: Horses stand out in crowds. They are opportunistic and carefree people who crave adventure, and they have a deft sense of humor. Their infectious energy carry them around attracting the limelight. They light up the room. Horses, however, have the reputation of being irresponsible and insensitive compared to other signs.

Five Different Types of Horse

Metal Horse (1990): Metal Horses are great innovators and ambitious people. They love challenges and often find pleasure in solving them. These snakes are charismatic that let them have a huge circle of friends. However, they can be impulsive and stubborn, and resents anyone who interfere into their matters.

Water Horse (1942, 2002): Water Horses are friendly and witty people. They are opportunistic and intelligent, yet they get easily distracted. They have different interests but they often work to their detriment. They focus on their appearance. These horses are keen travelers and enjoy outdoor activities.

Wood Horse (1954, 2014): Wood horses are great communicators and they speak smartly on various subjects. They are avid readers and their thoughts are reflective of this nature. They are imaginative, yet hard and conscientious workers. They are also known for their generosity.

Fire Horse (1966, 2026): The element of Fire combined with the temperament of Horses creates one of the most powerful sources in the Chinese Zodiac. They will lead exciting lives and leave a mark in their field. They are resolute, intelligent, and has a flamboyant character with a good sense of humor.

Earth Horse (1978, 2038): Earth Horse are considerate and caring, and are more cautious than other horses. They are wise and intelligent, yet they can be indecisive. They value their family and friends, and are compassionate towards them. They make a good businessperson and deal with finances accordingly.


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Birth Years: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039

Personality: Goats are easy going people who prefers a calm and quiet setting. They empathize more than they sympathize and create a cheerful atmosphere around them. Being nature’s special children, goats are creatively gifted people who are carefree and gentle. They, however, tend to be defensive and lazy, but they act to their impulses.

Five Different Types of Goat

Metal Goat (1991): Metal Goats are capable of doing well in their chosen profession. They make great warriors and often choose to share their concerns with other than lament over them on their own. They are artistically talented and find pleasure in aesthetics and antiques.

Water Goat (1943, 2003): Water goats have a friendly temperament and are affable. They find opportunities yet they often fail to gather confidence to avail them. They do not easily adapt to changes and often seek balance in home and work. They are articulate and have a good sense of humor.

Wood Goat (1955, 2015): Wood Goats are generous and kind-hearted. They trust and are easily trusted by the huge circle of friends they have. This can turn out against them as they tend to give in easily to other's demands. They are invariably lucky in financial matters.

Fire Goat (1967, 2027): Fire Goats use their charming, persuasive nature to get what they want. They tend to resort to their imaginations and withdraw from matters that are realistic, monotonous, and of importance. They can be spendthrifts owing to their lively, highly social and active lives.

Earth Goat (1979, 2039): Earth Goats create a favorable impression wherever they go. They are reliable, dependable, and conscientious in their work, yet they are materialistic, fancying every luxury that catches their interest. They value their family and enjoys following their line of work.


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Birth Years: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040

Personality: Monkeys are entertainers who are very social and adventurous. They find joy in the little things, reflecting on their easy going character. Known for their intelligence, they are sharp and efficient, making them extremely competitive which works for the better and worse. They are self-centered, so they easily get jealous. They run on their impulses which make them unpredictable. But they find their ground and adapt easily to every situation.

Five Different Types of Monkey

Metal Monkey (1980, 2040): Metal Monkeys are strong-willed and determined who prefer to work on their own rather than in groups. They are ambitious, wise and confident, and they are prepared to work hard. Despite enjoying solitude, they enjoy social gatherings and are especially warm to those they love.

Water Monkey (1992): Water Monkeys are highly perceptive and more disciplined than other monkeys. They are prepared towards their goals and are not easily distracted. They easily get others to fall well with their plans, yet may not take criticisms well, and may not open up about their true intentions.

Wood Monkey (1944, 2004): Wood Monkeys are highly imaginative and they constantly try to bring their ideas to fruition. However, they can get agitated when things don't work their way. They have an adventurous streak and they are willing to take risks.

Fire Monkey (1956, 2016): Fire Monkeys are full of vitality who have wide interests. Sometimes, this may take a toll on them, distracting them from work. They tend to be stubborn and competitive that they get involved in everything that is going on.

Earth Monkey (1968, 2028): Studious and well-read, Earth Monkeys are distinguished in their line of work. They may be less outgoing than the rest of the monkeys but they pursue more solid goals and intentions. They have a calming influence over others and are well-liked in their society.


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Birth Years: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041

Personality: Roosters are amusing people who exhume charm and steal the limelight in a crowd. They are serious in their work and have a clear vision of what they want in life. They are at their happiest when they are surrounded by people, and they show unwavering loyalty to whom they hold dear. Family is a huge part of their lives. Roosters, however, are argumentative and defensive, and could be terrifying if they are annoyed. They are very convincing since they are logical people with a strong perspective on every aspect.

Five Different Types of Rooster

Metal Rooster (1981, 2041): Although Metal Roosters are determined and positive about their goals, they are occasionally abrasive. It has to be in their interest to reach a compromise with others on beliefs they hold so dearly. They are devoted and loyal to their friends.

Water Rooster (1993): Water Roosters can easily convince others to comply with their interests. They are intelligent, well-read, and enjoys taking part in discussions. They are inexhaustible, and work tirelessly to achieve their dreams. They are approachable, entertain others with their good humor, and are highly regarded in society.

Wood Rooster (1945, 2005): Honest and Reliable, Wood Roosters have highly set morals that they live by. They are ambitious and they mostly succeed, but often tend to get caught up in bureaucratic matters. They travel extensively, and care deeply for their family and friends.

Fire Rooster (1957, 2017): Fire Roosters are strong willed and focused in their work. They somehow tend to be forthright and tend to avoid other's feelings. They secure their objectives and if they can learn to be tactful, they can succeed in whatever they get their hands on.

Earth Rooster (1969, 2029): Earth Roosters are highly efficient and perceptive, and are astute in business matters. Once they set their minds, they do not shake from their objectives and are focused as lasers. They enjoy art and held in great esteem by their friends and family.


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Birth Years: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042

Personality: The most definite character of Dogs is loyalty. Dogs are cautious when it comes to trusting others, but once they do, they keep them close. They never abandon their family or those they love, and are extremely protective of them. They are grounded, empathetic and great listeners, and everybody needs a dog as their friend. Symbolic of luck in the Chinese culture, dogs will find a special place in other's lives. Since they are weak in communication, they, however, find it difficult to express themselves.

Five Different Types of Dog

Metal Dog (1970, 2030): Metal Dogs are confident and forthright, and are determined to get things done. If their plans don't go as they had hoped, that may make them anxious and irritable. They believe in their abilities and often devote themselves to care for others. They are extremely loyal and faithful to their friends.

Water Dog (1982, 2042): Water Dogs don't beat around the bush. They are excellent communicators persuasive enough to get people aligned with their interests. They are carefree and tend to be less disciplined in matters of importance. These dogs may not have a good command over finances as well.

Wood Dog (1994): Wood Dogs usually make a favorable impression wherever they go. They may be dependent on other unlike other dogs, and they prefer to work in groups. They can be materialistic, often attracted to finer things in life. Wood Dogs have a good sense of humor.

Fire Dog (1946, 2006): Fire Dogs are lively, and they establish friendships easily. They lead busy, social lives, and actively participate in everything around them. These dogs are honest, conscientious workers, and they are open to new ideas. With proper support and advice, they have the potential to win where others failed.

Earth Dog (1958, 2018): Earth Dogs are methodical and strategic, making them capable of going far in their chosen profession. They tend to be quiet and reserved but are generous. They do not hesitate to lend a hand to those in need. Mostly dignified in appearance, they are held in high esteem in their society.


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Birth Years: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043

Personality: Pigs are generous, charming, and outgoing but they may not find their fit in a crowd. They are cheerful and are drawn to entertainment. They entertain themselves and others, and find enthusiasm in monotony. Pigs try to get things done on their own; they are independent while they help others generously without hesitation. They think logically and work, instead of boasting. They fail to work smart but they work hard, and pigs have a blind eye to deception. They are easily fooled.

Five Different Types of Pig

Metal Pig (1971, 2031): Metal Pigs are more ambitious than the rest of the pigs. They are energetic and strong, and willingly participate in every activity. They are gentle, kind and very trusting that they are easily fooled. Lime-lit in most social gatherings, they exhibit a charm and entertain crowd with their sense of humor.

Water Pig (1983, 2043): Water Pigs are loyal and generous with a heart of gold. Others might take their pleasing nature for granted. They like to settle for quieter things but have a lot of interests. They make excellent communicators and are courteous to others.

Wood Pig (1995): Wood Pigs are friendly and they easily win other's confidence. They like to be involved in every activity, but they tend to take more responsibility than they can handle. They are optimistic and try to find joy in little things. They lead full, enjoyable lives.

Fire Pig (1947, 2007): Fire Pigs are adventurous and energetic, and are willing to take risks to achieve their goals. However, their excitement might get them carried away. Family means the world to them. They can get invariably lucky in money matters.

Earth Pig (1959, 2019): Earth Pigs are kind and gentle. They are realistic, and they usually don't mind going great lengths to get their work done. They lead an active, social life and have a wide circle of friends. Earth Pigs may eat and drink, more than what is good for them.