Check out the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. See what it says about you

The Chinese zodiac has an interesting theory that has every sign corresponding to that of an animal. Thus for all the 12 signs there is one animal and those born under the particular sign acquire the personality attributes of that particular animal as dictated by Chinese astrological theory.

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Your Chinese zodiac sign can be determined by your year of birth, so find out from the chart below whether you’re a strong horse or a timid rabbit. The meaning of the signs is explained below.

1 Year of The Rat

(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

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Those born in a rat year are charming sociable people who are popular and good in business. Strong critics with a fast temper, rats are intellectually sound and process information easily. Quick to grasp opportunities they may faulter due to excess commitments; Rats are passionate and loving and recognize the value relationships.

Famous rats: Pope Francis, Prince Charles.

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2 Year of The Ox

(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

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Ox people are as strong as their sign and make good managers. They are responsible, systematic and confident. However they can be chauvinistic at times and extremely defensive of their ideals. Their dutiful nature causes them to lead a stable but unexciting social life. Ox people make very faithful partners.

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Famous Oxen: Barrack Obama, Morgan Freeman

3 Year of The Tiger

(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

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Tigers are sensitive and emotional people who make great lovers. They are adept at achieving a balance between their dominating competitive nature and the need for love and relationships. Exciting in relations they are easily distressed by criticism and appear restless at times. They conduct themselves with dignity and courage and find it easy to rise from hardships and negative situations. Tigers accept challenges and make good leaders.

Famous Tigers: Tom Cruise, Richard Branson

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4 Year of The Rabbit/Hare

(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)

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Rabbits are timid but affectionate and well mannered people who avoid disputes quarrel and controversy. Their love for pursuits tends to make them ignore loved ones because of the distraction due to too much fun. Rabbits can also be conservative, quiet and intellectual. Although rabbits are considered shallow, they make extremely loving partners and love the security of relationships.

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Famous rabbits: Lionel Messi, Zac Efron

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5 Year of The Dragon

(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)

Dragons are charismatic and energetic people. Highly talented and intelligent, they may appear boisterous and bubbling with energy oblivious of rules that bind them. As perfectionists they can be demanding and enjoy challenges for the success that they bring. Dragons love situations that require their skills and talents but are non committal towards relationships and can be secretive. However they prefer soulmates sharing their journey and adventure of life.

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Famous dragons: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

6 Year of The Snake

(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)

The profound thinkers of the Chinese Zodiac, snakes possess wisdom but are subtle workers who pursue goals discreetly. Romantic and charming they are elegant in relationships but tend to display jealousy too. Snakes can be aloof and secretive and aren’t very sociable people. Snakes prefer solitude above anything else.

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Famous Snakes: Bob Dylan, J.K.Rowling

7 Year of The Horse

(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)

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Horses are hardworking people who just like horses love being in challenging race eager to reach the finish line. Horses like jobs befitting their stature but can be emotional people prone to outbursts. Impulsive lovers they prefer working alone and thus aren’t much of team players. Their highly independent nature may give the appearance of egotism. However this is counteracted with their unique social and verbal skills of communication. Horses are very popular people.

Famous horses: Clint Eastwood, Jackie Chan

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8 Year of The Ram

(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)

The charming ram is a social and graceful personality who is also reserved. Sympathetic and caring and kind, Rams are creative and sophisticated with a love for art and culture. However Rams can be a bit pessimistic and complain often about their physical discomfort. Rams are timid in relationships and fulfillment means total relationship security.

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Famous rams: Bill Gates, Adam Levine

9 Year of The Monkey

(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)

Monkeys are intelligent and energetic. Their attractive personalities gifted with the art of chatter draws people to them however they tend to be eccentric too. The quick witted monkey can easily turn a negative situation into a comical one but this trait can sometimes being construed as suspicious hence people tend to view monkeys as untrustworthy. Monkeys have restless natures and are indecisive in careers. Monkeys are successful in working environments with continuous change and prefer dynamic relationships to stable ones.

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Famous Monkeys: Will Smith, Christina Aguilera

10 Year of The Rooster

(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)

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A rooster is diligent and an industrialist when involving work. They easily express opinions expressing the right to voice them without sharing the spotlight. Although Prone to attention seeking, they are actually successful at it. Their meticulous standards can be frustrating for some but they can also be extremely sociable with a large group of friends. Roosters are loyal in friendships and relationship. Their high standards of achievement make them extremely successful in carrier and jobs.

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Famous Roosters: Beyonce Knowles, Tom Hiddleston

11 Year of The Dog

(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)

Like their animal counterparts, dogs are extremely honest and loyal in all relationships; they are committed in work and play and adhere to high principles of moral character professing a sense of fairplay and justice. Dogs tend to be critical of others and but can make loyal lovers but never cross a dogs as they can always hold a grudge and never forget. With their perfect mate, they can have a long fruitful relationship.

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Famous dogs: Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson

12 Year of The Pig

(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)

Pigs according to the Chinese Zodiac are tolerant sincere, kind and caring personalities. Pigs are intelligent and make good conversationalists. Their intelligence causes them to pursue and succeed in careers. Pigs are sociable and are prone to seeing the positive side of people rather than the negative but this may border on naivety in always expecting good from others. Witty and humorous pigs can also be angered when their good nature isn’t reciprocated. Pigs usually indulge in materialism but love and cherish family life.

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Famous Pigs: Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock

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