If not everyone, then many people are obsessed with their horoscope. And they know a lot of facts about the zodiac signs. If you are one of those people, then you probably know that the Chinese zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle and that each year is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Its beginning depends on the year, but it can start in late January or early February.
Each year is represented by an animal – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The personality of the people will be influenced by the animal who rules in the year the person is born.
Many people believe that your Chinese zodiac animals reveal the character traits or aspects of your personality in a similar way the western astrology works.
There is a saying that goes like this: “This animal hides in your heart”.
The Rat – 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044, 2056, 2068, 2080, 2092
Many people believe if you are born in the year of the rat, that you must be a person with a charming personality. People born in the year of the rat are quite generous when it comes to relationships, ones very important to them. When they are surrounded by people they love, they are at ease. But these people can have a short temper.
These people are quite popular and they possess intellectual abilities with which they always have a way to think of unique ideas. Many people refer to them as opportunists because they can see opportunities that others can’t see. But because of this reason, they often get caught up in too many commitments. Rats can be quite passionate when it comes to both love and business.
The Ox – 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045, 2057, 2069, 2081, 2093
People who are born in the year of the Ox have the personality of an Ox, they are strong, and they can face difficult circumstances and handle them with confidence. These people are responsible, methodical and capable.
These people sometimes can be demanding and arrogant. They can defend their interest with a fierce loyalty and determination. Because of the reason that they are practical, their personal life may be more stable rather than passionate or exciting. But they are affectionate and are faithful to the ones they love. The person Ox is organized.
The Tiger – 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046, 2058, 2070, 2082, 2094
The person born in the tiger year is a sensitive person. They are extremely loving and because of this, they need to work on finding a balance between their need for love, their competitive spirit and the strong desire to dominate and to be in control. They are passionate when it comes to commitment in relationships, and expect the same thing.
The people born in the year of tiger have the tiger qualities which help them in facing challenges courageously. Although they are restless and impatient, they make great leaders. They are confident, but if they get criticized for something, it can rattle them because they have a very sensitive nature. But if they find themselves in a circumstance that can bring them down, they will bounce back.
The Hare (also referred to as the rabbit) – 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047, 2059, 2071, 2083, 2095
People who are born in the year of the hare are pleasant, well-liked, affectionate and sweet. Some people might think of them as overly sentimental and shallow. One thing the people hares don’t like are conflicts and they will try to avoid arguing. To them, life is about pleasure and happiness.
When they pursue fun, they can be easily distracted and because of this, they can be neglectful and won’t realize it, but they will never hurt someone intentionally. They also like having a good time, but they are intellectual and appreciate quiet. They are loving and sensitive, and the one thing they seek in their relationship is security.
The Dragon – 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048, 2060, 2072, 2084, 2096
People who are born in the dragon year are energetic and have a charismatic personality. At times they can be loud and even boisterous. They are extremely talented and intelligent and are the type of people who would chase their dreams. They are perfectionists and are very demanding on themselves and on those around them. If they find a challenge where they can focus their energy and skills, they will love it. They are set on achieving great success in their endeavors.
People born in this year do not follow rules, they like to forge their own course and have a desire to be free. Their permanent commitments will make them feel that they are draining on them. And they do not seek “committed relationships”, they seek kindred spirits so they can share their adventures of life with them.
The Snake (also referred to as the serpent) – 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049, 2061, 2073, 2085, 2097
People born in the snake year are wise and deep thinkers. They have a charming and romantic side but are secretive and they operate as loners. These people keep things to themselves, and this is the reason why they are less socially popular. But to them, this is preferable because they appreciate the solitude and even require it.
When they are on their own, they work hard at what they want to achieve, and these immense efforts give big successes. When they are in a relationship, they seek elegance and grace but are known to be jealous.
The Horse – 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050, 2062, 2074, 2086, 2098
The expression “works like a horse” is adequate for people born in the horse year. These people always strive for excellence and expend great effort and exertion in their endeavors. They like to work alone and are not team players although they are hard workers. Many people may think of them as egotistic because of this reason.
People born in this year have strong intellects, great verbal skills and they are popular in social situations. When it comes to commitment to difficult endeavors, they are great at it. These people just enjoy a good challenge and will decline work that they think is beneath them. Sometimes they can be short-tempered and explosive, but they have a soft side. And when they are in love, they can be impulsive.
The Sheep (also referred to as the ram) – 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051, 2063, 2075, 2087, 2099
When it comes to people born in the sheep year, everyone likes them because they are charming, although they can be quite reserved. These people are prone to physical discomfort and they will express that by complaining. Although they have a natural tendency towards pessimism, they are kind and sympathetic and love to socialize.
These people just love culture, art and nature, they are creative and artistic. They sometimes can show a lack of self-confidence but are generally kind and sensitive, and they like to be in relationships which will provide them with security.
The Monkey – 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052, 2064, 2076, 2088, 2100
People who are born in the monkey year have a personality which drives the attention of the crowd because they are energetic and intelligent. These people may be called magnetic. If you meet one of these people, you will notice right away that they are great at small talk and conversation. They often can be viewed as eccentric, but they are quite charming and appealing to others.
These people are quick-witted and humorous and have a knack for finding humor and laughter in any situations. They sometimes may be suspicious. Their high energy causes them to feel restless and this is a reason for causing challenges in career choices for them. But in environments and relationships where a lot of change exist these people thrive.
The Rooster (also referred to as the bird) – 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053, 2065, 2077, 2089, 2101
People born in the rooster year are hard-working and industrious and they express their views naturally and with ease and are good at communicating. When it comes to sharing the spotlight, they can have a hard time and they view their opinions as superior, and they like for others to see them like this as well.
These people love attention and they seek that in various aspects of their life including the way they dress and other behavior. People born in this year are ones who have high standards for themselves and for others, and although this is frustrating for others around them, it can manifest in great success professionally. When it comes to relationships, these people are loyal and true.
The Dog – 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054, 2066, 2078, 2090, 2102
We all know the expression “Dog is a man’s best friend”. Well, this applies to people who are born in the year of the dog. These people are honest, loyal and faithful. They focus their interests and they put their entire heart and soul into a hobby or career.
These people sometimes can be sharp with their tongues and quick to criticize which can be a challenge for their personality. However, they strive for justice and fairness and are keen on using their problem-solving skills to resolve a situation. When it comes to friendships, these people are loyal and trustworthy, but they may hold a grudge and have a hard time forgiving. They need healthy relationships, and when they find their ideal mate, they are loyal for life.
The Pig (also referred to as the boar) – 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055, 2067, 2079, 2091, 2103
People born in the year of the pig are wonderful companions because they are sincere, kind, and tolerant people. They also are great conversationalists and are interesting and intriguing. These people have a great sense of humor and are seen as witty. They are smart and set tough goals for them and they carry out them because of their sharp intellect.
These people value one important thing – social harmony and because of this they often see the best in people and overlook their faults. The naiveté of thinking that everyone else does the same can cause them heartache. These people like to spend time with their loved ones and they cherish their home life, and can easily get involved in materialism.