Your Chinese Zodiac Sign & Personality
Chinese New Year is coming up on February 1, 2022, and we will enter the Year of the Water Tiger. If you’ve ever wondered which of the twelve animals you were born under, read on. Try to lose Western prejudices about these animals (e.g.: rats are creepy or snakes are unscrupulous creatures, etc.) and instead view them each in an Asian perspective.
We all know that our Gregorian calendar starts on January 1 and ends on
December 31. The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so is somewhat different than the Lunar Calendar, which begins on February 4 and ends on February 3 each year. A lunisolar calendar takes into consideration the moon phase AND the time of the solar year, which is either tropical or sidereal. If the solar year is a tropical year, then the lunisolar year will give an indication of the season. If it is a sidereal year, then the calendar will predict the constellation in which the full moon will occur. Most lunisolar years have 12 months, but 13 months occur every few years.
Your Chinese Birth Year:
It can be pretty confusing to figure out your Chinese birth year and subsequent Zodiac animal, because it doesn’t always coincide with our (Gregorian) birth year. Because Chinese New Year begins in late January to mid-February, those born during that time can be considered to have been born in the previous year. For example, someone born on February 18, 1996 is considered to be born in the previous year as someone born on February 19, 1996! This of course, is just like being born on Dec. 31 vs. being born on Jan. 1 in the Gregorian calendar.
Below is a graph of each of the animal’s representative years:
Years of the Rat
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat tend to be quick-witted, clever, charming, and loyal to those it considers part of its pack. Rats often excel Your Chinese Zodiac Sign & Personality in business because they achieve their goals through hard work and are motivated by the acquisition of money. Although generally thrifty, they can be very generous with those they love, especially their children.
Compatible with the Rat are the Ox, Dragon and Monkey.
Years of the Ox
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Ox possess a stabilizing
personality. The Ox is a good listener and inspires confidence in friends and
family. Steadfast in his beliefs, the Ox’s tenacity and hard work often bring success in any endeavor. The Ox is stubborn and dislikes being opposed, and is quick to anger.
Compatible with the Ox are the Rat, Rooster and Snake.
Years of the Tiger
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger possess an adventurous personality. The Tiger is courageous and aggressive, and loves to be in the limelight. Possessing humanitarian instincts, the Tiger loves babies and endangered species. Whatever their current object of adulation, all else will play second fiddle.
Compatible with the Tiger are the Pig, Horse and the Dog.
Years of the Rabbit
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit are well-mannered,
admired and trustworthy. Their wise and conservative nature often leads them to success in business. Rabbits are delightful, and people seek their company. Strong willed and cunning, even ruthless at times, they pursue the goals with methodical precision.
Compatible with the Rabbit are the Dog, Sheep and the Pig.
Years of the Dragon
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon have an unquenchable fire within and are the most honored sign of all the animals. Dragons symbolize long life, good fortune and have boundless energy. On the outside, Dragons display power, authority, and are short-tempered. On the inside, Dragons’ heroic heart makes them magnanimous and willing to shoulder family responsibilities.
Compatible with the Dragon are the Rooster, Rat, and Monkey
Years of the Snake
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake possess a seductively charming and mysterious personality, but are often fickle. Snakes are astute, logical, quiet, and understanding. They often achieve success and fame with ease, but when crossed they can instinctively spit venom and act selfishly.
Compatible with the Snake are the Monkey, the Ox, and the Rooster.
Years of the Horse
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse are enchanting, cheerful and gregarious. Industrious, self-confident and intelligent, the Horse skillfully obtains authority, wealth and respect. The Horse’s bluntness can be tactless, and the keen quest for success can become self-centered and destructive.
Compatible with the Horse are the Sheep, Tiger, and the Dog.
Years of the Goat/Ram/Sheep
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat/Ram/Sheep are endowed with a native intelligence and an artistic talent (or an appreciation for it) so they are often successful in business. They are creative, deep thinkers, wanderers, disorganized, high-strung and can be insecure. They are pacifists at heart and strive for harmony. They need lots of love, support, and reassurance.
Compatible with the Ram/Sheep/Goat are the Horse, Rabbit, and Pig.
Years of the Monkey
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. Energetic, inquisitive and adventurous, the Monkey’s quick wit and inventive nature make for an excellent problem solver. The Monkey is very social, and has the ability to get almost anyone on his/her side. Monkeys are strong-willed and impatient, but their temper cools quickly.
Compatible with the Monkey are the Snake, Dragon, and Rat.
Years of the Rooster
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster tend to be self-assured, thorough, inventive and talented. An exacting task-master, and an ever watchful administrator, the Rooster seeks perfection in all parts of his/her world. Typically there are two Rooster types: the fast-moving, very talkative type, and the deadly somber spectators- both can be equally hard to deal with at times.
Compatible with the Rooster are the Dragon, Ox, and Snake.
Years of the Dog
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are likeable, authentic, honest, and brave friends. With a deep sense of loyalty and justice, Dogs inspire confidence in others. Dogs accomplish goals quickly but seldom unwind despite appearing calm and relaxed.
Compatible with the Dog are the Rabbit, Tiger and Horse.
Years of the Pig
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are delicate, thoughtful and permissive. Gallant, sturdy, and courageous, Pigs will apply themselves to tasks with all their strength. They tend to be quiet but are almost always well informed. They enjoy helping others and are good companions. Equally known for their wanton pursuit of pleasure- sometimes the saint and sinner can be intertwined.
Compatible with the Pig/Boar are the Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep.
Be sure to look up the animal of your partner, family and close friends this week as well as your own animal. It will help you understand and appreciate their personality attributes and the best ways to cope with your inherent differences.
We’re doing a whole series on Chinese New Year, starting with today’s entry.
Future entries include:
Chinese New Year Celebrations 01/02/2022
Overall Forecast for 2022 01/16/2022
Predictions for You in 2022 01/30/2022
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