The Chinese Zodiac or calendar is made up of 12 Chinese zodiac sign.
Each person is assigned an animal -- one of 12 Chinese zodiac sign s, based on the year he or she was born.
The Chinese believed that a person's life is influenced by her animal sign.
Also, certain of the zodiac signs get along better than others.
For instance, it seems a dog and a chicken don't get along as well as a dog and a horse.
(I've actually seen this in real life.)
Some people take into account the zodiac sign of a candidate before hiring.
Others only go into business with partners whose zodiac signs don't clash strongly with theirs.
I've listed the 12 Chinese zodiac sign and the readings for each animal.
You can look up your Chinese zodiac symbols below according to the year you were born.
(Remember to have fun and not take the readings too seriously!)
12 Chinese zodiac sign 1. Rat - Clever and Optimistic
Jan. 31 1900 - Feb 18 1901, Feb. 18 1912 - Feb. 5 1913,
Feb. 5 1924 - Jan. 23 1925, Jan. 24 1936 - Feb. 10 1937
Feb. 10 1948 - Jan. 28 1949, Jan. 28 1960 - Feb. 14 1961,
Feb. 15 1972 - Feb. 2 1973, Feb. 2 1984 - Feb. 19 1985
Feb. 19 1996 - Feb. 6 1997
Character: Rats are gentle, frank, open, pure, intuitive, with keen observation. They are capable, impatient, eager to succeed, materialistic. Financially, they have good luck.
Love: Rats are lovable and full of romantic imagination. They are curious about the opposite sex and never let the other feel person feel bored.
Good marriage combinations: dragon, monkey, ox
Fortune: lucky in life but may meet with setbacks in career. A person who saves money and lives a stable life.
Advice: over confidence, regularly feel regret after the event.
Career: Scholar, writer, actor or artist, doctor
12 Chinese zodiac sign 2. Ox - Hard-working and Steady
Feb. 19 1901 - Feb 7 1902, Feb. 6 1913 - Jan. 25 1914,
Jan. 24 1925 - Feb. 12 1926, Feb. 11 1937 - Jan. 30 1938
Jan. 29 1949 - Feb. 16 1950, Feb. 15 1961 - Feb. 4 1962,
Feb. 3 1973 - Jan. 22 1974, Feb. 20 1985 - Feb. 8 1986
Feb. 7 1997 - Jan. 27 1998
Character: Oxen are quiet, honest, simple, patient, compassionate, hard-working and persistent, good thinkers, and believe in themselves. They lose good friends easily. Oxen are natural born leaders, they are good with details,and will be sucessful as they get older.
Love: This Chinese zodiac animal is a typical realist, is unromantic and not very charismatic. The women are able to endure many things and give motherly love.
Good marriage combinations: rat, snake, rooster
Fortune: hardworking and thrifty, will be financially successful in old age. The ox will reap what she sows.
Advice: strong personality and does things her way, tends to go to extremes, she should listen more to othersand not just believe in her own decisions.
Career: lawyer, writer, social worker
12 Chinese zodiac sign 3. Tiger - Adventurer
Feb. 8 1902 - Jan. 28 1903, Jan. 26 1914 - Feb. 13 1915,
Feb. 13 1926 - Feb. 1 1927, Jan. 31 1938 - Feb. 18 1939,
Feb. 17 1950 - Feb. 5 1951, Feb. 5 1962 - Jan. 24 1963,
Jan. 23 1974 - Feb. 10 1975, Feb. 9 1986 - Jan. 28 1987
Jan. 28 1998 - Feb. 15 1999
Character: Tigers have a sense of justice, are good leaders, and are innovative. The men are strong on the outside butsoft inside; the women are soft on the outside but strong inside. They are pioneers. They are daring fighters. Although they could be selfish from time to time in the little things, they are capable of great generosity.
Love: take action to win the love of others, are charming and charismatic, beautiful and lovable
Good marriage combinations: horse, dog, pig
Fortune: the luckiest among twelve Chinese zodiac signs, a living symbol of success and good luck.
Advice: unstable in life, should be more thrifty, and persistent in overcoming difficulties to do well in life
12 Chinese zodiac sign 4. Rabbit – Gentle and Kind
Jan. 29 1903 - Feb. 15 1904, Feb. 14 1915 - Feb. 2 1916,
Feb. 2 1927 - Jan. 22 1928, Feb. 19 1939 - Feb. 7 1940
Feb. 6 1951 - Jan. 26 1952, Jan. 25 1963 - Feb. 12 1964,
Feb. 11 1975 - Jan. 30 1976, Jan. 29 1987 - Feb. 16 1988
Feb. 16 1999 - Feb. 4 2000
Character: Rabbits are optimistic and live a happy life. They don't like to be restrained and pursue their ideals.They are quick, clever and ambitious, but seldom finish what they start. They have an esthetic sense and good taste. They are conservative and insecure, they don’t like changes.
Love: Rabbits are romantic, sweet and faithful. They can be great partners in relationships.
Good marriage combinations: goat, dog, pig
Fortune: lucky their whole life, through with minor setbacks, they go far. They become wealthy through savings, and live a stable life.
Advice: over detailed towards things and people, should control jealousy, should be broad and open minded, if they apply their talents, they will be sucessful.
12 Chinese zodiac sign 5. Dragon – Powerful and Aggressive
Feb. 16 1904 - Feb. 3 1905, Feb. 3 1916 - Jan. 22 1917,
Jan. 23 1928 - Feb. 9 1929, Feb. 8 1940 - Jan. 26 1941
Jan. 27 1952 - Feb. 13 1953, Feb. 13 1964 - Feb. 1 1965,
Jan. 31 1976 - Feb. 17 1977, Feb. 17 1988 - Feb. 5 1989
Feb. 5 2000 - Jan. 23 2001
Character: determined, passionate, ambitious, intelligent, but lack patience and thinking,often give up halfway, though cold on the outside, is strongly upright and heroic inside, thinks of others.
Love: desires love, enjoys a good ambience, hopes to get the affection and love of others
Good marriage combinations: monkey, rat, rooster
Fortune: good luck in life, somne setbacks, successful in life especially with the help of others, loves spending money
Advice: impatient, finish what has been started
Career: any career, running own business
12 Chinese zodiac sign 6. Snake - Mysterious
Feb. 4 1905 - Jan. 24 1906, Jan. 23 1917 - Feb. 10 1918,
Feb. 10 1929 - Jan. 29 1930, Jan. 27 1941 - Feb. 14 1942
Feb. 14 1953 - Feb. 1 1954, Feb. 2 1965 - Jan. 20 1966,
Feb. 18 1977 - Feb. 6 1978, Feb. 6 1989 - Jan. 26 1990
Jan. 24 2001 - Feb. 11 2002
Character: Snakes are wise and philosophical. They have have excellent manners, are intelligent, have goodtaste, and are talented performers. Snakes make their decisions quickly and firmly and act. They are suspiciousof others.
Love: romantic and charming,open minded, mysterious. If a Snake chooses a partner, she will be jealous and possessive of the partner. Sometimes unfaithful in love.
Good marriage combinations: ox, rooster
Fortune: In money matters, the Snake has good luck: she doesn't have to worry - she will always be able to lay her hands on money when she needs it. Snakes are talented and many are financially successful.
Advice: be cautious in using intelligence and capability
Career: performer, running own business
To see the rest of the 12 Chinese zodiac sign, click on the link below.