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CHINESE ZODIAC SIGNS
  • Rat:1984, 1996, 2008
  • Intelligent and adaptable.
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  • Ox:1985, 1997, 2009
  • Loyal and reliable.
  • Tiger:1986, 1998, 2010
  • Ambitious and courageous.
  • Rabbit:1987, 1999, 2011
  • Trust worthy and modest.
  • Dragon:1988, 2000, 2012
  • Flexible and eccentric.
  • Snake:1989, 2001, 2013
  • Philosophical and organized.
  • Horse:1990, 2002, 2014
  • Adventurous and strong.
  • Goat:1991, 2003, 2015
  • Sensitive and calm.
  • Monkey:1992, 2004, 2016
  • Versatile and smart.
  • Rooster:1993, 2005, 2017
  • Diverse and flamboyant.
  • Dog:1994, 2006, 2018
  • Lively and smart.
  • Pig:1995, 2007, 2019
  • Sincere and optimistic.
Chinese Astrological Elements

Rat:

31 Jan 1900 - 18 Feb 1901 (Metal)
18 Feb 1912 - 05 Feb 1913 (Water)
05 Feb 1924 - 23 Jan 1925 (Wood)
24 Jan 1936 - 10 Feb 1937 (Fire)
10 Feb 1948 - 28 Jan 1949 (Earth)
28 Jan 1960 - 14 Feb 1961 (Metal)
15 Feb 1972 - 02 Feb 1973 (Water)
02 Feb 1984 - 19 Feb 1985 (Wood)
19 Feb 1996 - 06 Feb 1997 (Fire)
07 Feb 2008 - 25 Jan 2009 (Earth)

Ox:

19 Feb 1901 - 07 Feb 1902 (Metal)
06 Feb 1913 - 25 Jan 1914 (Water)
24 Jan 1925 - 12 Feb 1926 (Wood)
11 Feb 1937 - 30 Jan 1938 (Fire)
29 Jan 1949 - 16 Feb 1950 (Earth)
15 Feb 1961 - 04 Feb 1962 (Metal)
03 Feb 1973 - 22 Jan 1974 (Water)
20 Feb 1985 - 08 Feb 1986 (Wood)
07 Feb 1997 - 27 Jan 1998 (Fire)
26 Jan 2009 - 14 Feb 2010 (Earth)

Tiger:

08 Feb 1902 - 28 Jan 1903 (Water)
26 Jan 1914 - 13 Feb 1915 (Wood)
13 Feb 1926 - 01 Feb 1927 (Fire)
31 Jan 1938 - 18 Feb 1939 (Earth)
17 Feb 1950 - 05 Feb 1951 (Metal)
05 Feb 1962 - 24 Jan 1963 (Water)
23 Jan 1974 - 10 Feb 1975 (Wood)
09 Feb 1986 - 28 Jan 1987 (Fire)
28 Jan 1998 - 15 Feb 1999 (Earth)
14 Feb 2010 - 02 Feb 2011 (Metal)

Rabbit:

29 Jan 1903 - 15 Feb 1904 (Water)
14 Feb 1915 - 02 Feb 1916 (Wood)
02 Feb 1927 - 22 Jan 1928 (Fire)
19 Feb 1939 - 07 Feb 1940 (Earth)
06 Feb 1951 - 26 Jan 1952 (Metal)
25 Jan 1963 - 12 Feb 1964 (Water)
11 Feb 1975 - 30 Jan 1976 (Wood)
29 Jan 1987 - 16 Feb 1988 (Fire)
16 Feb 1999 - 04 Feb 2000 (Earth)
03 Feb 2011 - 22 Jan 2012 (Metal)

Dragon:

16 Feb 1904 - 03 Feb 1905 (Wood)
03 Feb 1916 - 22 Jan 1917 (Fire)
23 Jan 1928 - 09 Feb 1929 (Earth)
08 Feb 1940 - 26 Jan 1941 (Metal)
27 Jan 1952 - 13 Feb 1953 (Water)
13 Feb 1964 - 01 Feb 1965 (Wood)
31 Jan 1976 - 17 Feb 1977 (Fire)
17 Feb 1988 - 05 Feb 1989 (Earth)
05 Feb 2000 - 23 Jan 2001 (Metal)
23 Jan 2012 - 09 Feb 2013 (Water)

Snake:

04 Feb 1905 - 24 Jan 1906 (Wood)
23 Jan 1917 - 10 Feb 1918 (Fire)
10 Feb 1929 - 29 Jan 1930 (Earth)
27 Jan 1941 - 14 Feb 1942 (Metal)
14 Feb 1953 - 02 Feb 1954 (Water)
02 Feb 1965 - 20 Jan 1966 (Wood)
18 Feb 1977 - 06 Feb 1978 (Fire)
06 Feb 1989 - 26 Jan 1990 (Earth)
24 Jan 2001 - 11 Feb 2002 (Metal)
10 Feb 2013 - 30 Jan 2014 (Water)

Horse:

25 Jan 1906 - 12 Feb 1907 (Fire)
11 Feb 1918 - 31 Jan 1919 (Earth)
30 Jan 1930 - 16 Feb 1931 (Metal)
15 Feb 1942 - 04 Feb 1943 (Water)
03 Feb 1954 - 23 Jan 1955 (Wood)
21 Jan 1966 - 04 Feb 1967 (Fire)
07 Feb 1978 - 27 Jan 1979 (Earth)
27 Jan 1990 - 14 Feb 1991 (Metal)
12 Feb 2002 - 31 Jan 2003 (Water)
31 Jan 2014 - 18 Feb 2015 (Wood)

Sheep:

13 Feb 1907 - 01 Feb 1908 (Fire)
01 Feb 1919 - 19 Feb 1920 (Earth)
17 Feb 1931 - 05 Feb 1932 (Metal)
05 Feb 1943 - 24 Jan 1944 (Water)
24 Jan 1955 - 11 Feb 1956 (Wood)
09 Feb 1967 - 29 Jan 1968 (Fire)
28 Jan 1979 - 15 Feb 1980 (Earth)
15 Feb 1991 - 03 Feb 1992 (Metal)
01 Feb 2003 - 21 Jan 2004 (Water)
19 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2016 (Wood)

Monkey:

02 Feb 1908 - 21 Jan 1909 (Earth)
20 Feb 1920 - 07 Feb 1921 (Metal)
06 Feb 1932 - 25 Jan 1933 (Water)
25 Jan 1944 - 12 Feb 1945 (Wood)
12 Feb 1956 - 30 Jan 1957 (Fire)
30 Jan 1968 - 16 Feb 1969 (Earth)
16 Feb 1980 - 04 Feb 1981 (Metal)
04 Feb 1992 - 22 Jan 1993 (Water)
22 Jan 2004 - 08 Feb 2005 (Wood)
08 Feb 2016 - 27 Jan 2017 (Fire)

Rooster:

22 Jan 1909 - 09 Feb 19010 (Earth)
08 Feb 1921 - 27 Jan 1992 (Metal)
26 Jan 1933 - 13 Feb 1934 (Water)
13 Feb 1945 - 01 Feb 1946 (Wood)
31 Jan 1957 - 17 Feb 1958 (Fire)
17 Feb 1969 - 05 Feb 1970 (Earth)
05 Feb 1981 - 24 Jan 1982 (Metal)
23 Jan 1993 - 09 Feb 1994 (Water)
09 Feb 2005 - 28 Jan 2006 (Wood)
28 Jan 2017 - 15 Feb 2018 (Fire)

Dog:

10 Feb 1910 - 29 Jan 1911 (Metal)
28 Jan 1922 - 15 Feb 1923 (Water)
14 Feb 1934 - 03 Feb 1935 (Wood)
02 Feb 1946 - 21 Jan 1947 (Fire)
18 Feb 1958 - 07 Feb 1959 (Earth)
06 Feb 1970 - 26 Jan 1971 (Metal)
25 Jan 1982 - 12 Feb 1983 (Water)
10 Feb 1994 - 30 Jan 1995 (Wood)
29 Jan 2006 - 17 Feb 2007 (Fire)
16 Feb 2018 - 04 Feb 2019 (Earth)

Pig:

30 Jan 1911 - 17 Feb 1912 (Metal)
16 Feb 1923 - 04 Feb 1924 (Water)
04 Feb 1935 - 23 Jan 1936 (Wood)
22 Jan 1947 - 09 Feb 1948 (Fire)
08 Feb 1959 - 27 Jan 1960 (Earth)
27 Jan 1971 - 14 Feb 1972 (Metal)
13 Feb 1983 - 01 Feb 1984 (Water)
31 Jan 1995 - 18 Feb 1996 (Wood)
18 Feb 2007 - 06 Feb 2008 (Fire)
05 Feb 2019 - 24 Jan 2020 (Earth)

The 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
  1. Rat – 鼠 (子) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, tenacious, intense, meticulous, charismatic, sensitive, intellectual, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, and shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, envious, mendacious, venal, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, and scheming.
  2. Ox – 牛 (丑) (Water buffalo in Vietnam) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): Dependable, ambitious, calm, methodical, born leader, patient, hardworking, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, dogmatic, hot-tempered, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
  3. Tiger – 虎 (寅) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody.
  4. Rabbit – 兔 or 兎 (卯) (Cat in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.
  5. Dragon – 龍 / 龙 (辰) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal. Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.
  6. Snake – 蛇 (巳) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, suffocating, cold.
  7. Horse – 馬 / 马 (午) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.
  8. Sheep – 羊 (未) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, observant, artistic, intellectual, ingenious, innovative, creative, mothering, peaceful, generous. Can be indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, sensitive, shy, weak-willed.
  9. Monkey – 猴 (申) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual. Can be egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious, stubborn.
  10. Rooster – 雞 / 鸡 (酉) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.
  11. Dog – 狗 / 犬 (戌) (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
  12. Pig – 豬 / 猪 (亥) (Boar in Japan and Elephant in Northern Thailand) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): Honest, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naïve, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.
Aries born in Year of the Rooster

Some Years of Rooster
1969, 1981, 1993

Rooster people are said to be scrupulously honest, brilliant, eloquent, and fascinated with ideas. These qualities blend beautifully with your natural Aries leadership ability. People trust you because you don’t break promises. You need order and structure in your life and clear-cut goals to work toward, yet interestingly you can be disorganized and untidy in little ways. You see the big picture but not always the details. You have enormous resilience; never doubt how strong you are. Deep within you is a conservatism-an adherence to a code of ethics. In love, you’re dedicated and truthful. You give your whole heart, and a betrayal can be devastating. 

Chinese Zodiac Masterpost

To calculate your dominant sign, use this link:

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/

This type of astrology works under the lunar calendar, as opposed to the solar calendar western astrology uses, so if you were born before the Chinese New Year, your dominant sign is the year before. Example: I was born in early February of 1996, the Chinese New Year of ‘96 was the 19th, so my dominant sign is not the Rat, it’s the Pig. The link above takes this into account.

Your dominant sign is lunar year you were born in, and your sign represents your “outer” layer, and is the sign most people only take into consideration (think western sun signs).

Rat: Intelligent, Compassionate, Resourceful.

Ox: Reliable, Conscientious, Kind.

Tiger: Charismatic, Bold, Lucky.

Hare: Diplomatic, Clever, Friendly.

Dragon: Dynamic, Powerful, Enthusiastic.

Snake: Wise, Sensual, Sophisticated.

Horse: Independent, Confident, Competitive.

Sheep: Creative, Gentle, Romantic.

Monkey: Entertaining, Sociable, Restless.

Rooster: Flamboyant, Proud, Frank.

Dog: Loyal, Idealistic, Tolerant.

Pig: Happy, Peaceful, Indulgent.

Your love sign is the month you were born in. It demonstrates a more detailed analysis of your personality in relationships. (Think the equivalent of your venus placement in western astrology).

December: Rat
January: Ox
February: Tiger
March: Hare
April: Dragon
May: Snake
June: Horse
July: Sheep
August: Monkey
September: Rooster
October: Dog
November: Pig

Your ascendant sign is determined by the time of day or night you were born. This sign describes your “secret” self- who you are when you’re alone, how you see and relate to yourself.

11pm-1am: Rat
1am-3am: Ox
3am-5am: Tiger
5am-7am: Hare
7am-9am: Dragon
9am-11am: Snake
11am-1pm: Horse
1pm-3pm: Sheep
3pm-5pm: Monkey
5pm-7pm: Rooster
7pm-9pm: Dog
9pm-11pm: Pig

Unlike western astrology, the Chinese Zodiac uses five elements instead of four- Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each sign has its own natural element, but depending on the year, each sign is correlated with a secondary sign. Example: All pigs are naturally water, but Pigs born in 95/96 are half water and half wood. Alongside these elements, each sign is also ascribed Yin or Yang.

Yang: Day, Summer, Sun, Sunrise, Life, Land.

Rat, Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, and Dog.

Yin: Night, Winter, Moon, Sunset, Death, Sea.

Ox, Hare, Snake, Sheep, Rooster, and Pig.

Wood: Benevolence. Tiger, Hare, Dragon.
-last number of your birth year is 4 or 5.

Fire: Passion. Snake, Horse, Goat.
-last number of your birth year is 6 or 7.

Metal: Righteousness. Monkey, Rooster, Dog.
-last number in your birth year is 0 or 1.

Earth: Honesty
-last number in your birth year is 8 or 9.

Water: Wisdom. Rat, Ox, Pig.
-last number in your birth year is 2 or 3.

Compatibility:

Good:

Hare x Sheep x Pig

Tiger x Horse x Dog

Rat x Dragon x Monkey

Snake x Rooster x Ox

Bad:

Rat - Horse

Ox - Sheep

Tiger - Monkey

Hare - Rooster

Dragon - Dog

Snake - Pig


This is just a beginner’s guide to the Chinese Zodiac, but I hope you enjoy learning about yourself through a new angle!

Zodiac Animal: Gyroscope

In the traditional myth of the zodiac, after the animals have finished their race to take their places in the cycle, the Emperor is packing up to go home when he discovers the final animal, the gyroscope animal, that hasn’t begun the race at all.

“Dear gyroscope,” the Emperor says, his thousand-graced heart touched by the absurdity of it, “do you mean to tell me that you are still attempting to precess your way off the starting line?”

“O great Emperor,” says the gyroscope, attempting a kowtow but succeeding only in spinning a little faster and hopping, momentarily, off the ground, “when I began this race as a naive youth, I struggled to push forward, but each push forward only took me back. I struggled to step sideways, but after each step, returned. The faster I raced towards the finish line, the slower I departed from where I’d begun! In this fashion, I came to know the four noble truths, released my attachment to moving forward, and achieved enlightenment.”

“Ah!” declares the Emperor, wisely. “It is better to win enlightenment while spinning helplessly in place than to win a thousand races—no, a thousand thousand!”

The Emperor and the gyroscope do some calculations.

“Eleven hundred thousand,” they eventually conclude, “and thirty six.”

That is why even to this day there is a separate year set aside for the gyroscope every eleven hundred thousand and thirty six Taichu years, during which all of Heaven spins around in a neat circle above the Earth in order to bring all things into alignment and the gyroscope, which was last, is made as first.

Chinese Astrology: Earth Snake
In most astrological systems, the Earth element is associated with stability of temperament and practicality in motivations. The Chinese zodiac sign of Snake shares some of the traits with this element which leads to an amplification of these; at the same time though, Earth also imparts other qualities to this very complex personality.

In Chinese astrology, the Snake is believed to signify a cool, easy-going personality who is never in any rush but nonetheless finds the means and the opportunity to get things done. Under the influence of Earth, the Snake’s capacity for patience is even more accentuated so that he/she is quite willing to wait just as long as it takes for things to work out in exactly the manner as he/she would wish them to. This is a person who is least perturbed about the occasional hiccups that every task or initiative faces along the way and is not just bothered by the anxiety of time running out. Without apparently exerting a single muscle, the Earth Snake can cross innumerable hurdles and calmly deal with any number of problems so that in the end the goals seem to have been attained as though on their own.

However the flipside of this kind of laid-back personality could be a debilitating kind of passivity which could negate the considerable gifts of intuition and psychological insight that the Snake possesses. What good is an ability to plan perfectly and motivate convincingly when the individual seems to take forever to initiate any kind of action? Their lack of initiative could be a significant factor in things taking too long to materialize in the life of an Earth Snake.

However since Snakes are rarely seen in penury, it is quite possible that the Earth Snake depends on other abilities to make good in this world. And one of the most important qualities that allow this Snake to succeed is a practical bent of mind. The Earth Snake displays a slow and calculated behavior which takes account of every possible set-back that may come in the way and has already exigencies planned ahead. It this cool, logical reasoning that allows the Earth Snake to eventually achieve his/her goals even though they may be slow in their movements.

Also the Earth Snake despite his/her calm demeanor is an extremely persistent lot. Armed with quiet but steady determination, this breed of Snake people has been known to amass considerable wealth, even though they may take a while to do so. Better still, the Earth Snake, especially towards the end of his/her life, is likely to use their fortune for philanthropic projects since they are guided by a deep care and concern for the rest of humanity.

The Earth Snake is also very attached to the home and family. The Snake nature in general prefers familiar surroundings and when allied with the Earth element, the sign is even more grounded in intimate and domestic pleasures. And an important aspect of this trait is a love of indulgence in sensual pleasures like good food, fine wines and creature comforts. More importantly the Earth Snake makes a very caring and responsible partner, one who can be trusted to meet all the needs and comforts of their loved ones.

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Authors Note(PLEASE READ): This is all based on Chinese Astrology. It took many hours to make this. I have a vast knowledge of Chinese Astrology but even I had to do a lot of research and cross reference so this is as accurate as possible. Because the boys are so close in age, a lot of animals will have the same person, and some will have none because of their age or element sign. I did years 1990-2002. I know the boys are young, so I will not be going earlier than 1990, sorry. Even that is pushing it.  SORRY it looks funky on mobile, didn’t know it would do that

**Important Note** Chinese astrology does not have its New Year on January 1st, but some time between Mid February to End of February, so if you are born early January to early February, it is possible that your animal and element are that of the previous year. For Example, If you were born on January 5th, 1997(Like The8/Minghao) you would be a Fire Rat, not a Fire Ox. If You don’t know what animal/element you fall on send me a pm with your full date of birth(OFF anon so it can stay private) and I will help you :)

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