The Chinese Zodiac

What sign are you? The Chinese have attributed specific characteristics to those born under the signs of 12 animals. The following is a brief description of the different animal traits and the corresponding birth years.

Year of the Rat
You are noted for your charm, work hard to achieve your goals and are likely to be a driving perfectionist, but easily angered. Although thrifty, but can be generous with someone you love, loves to acquire possessions as well. Usually very sucessful. Compitable with dragons, monkeys and oxen. Those born in the year of the rat are predicted to have a properous year.
Famous Rat people:Marlon Brando, William Shakespeare, Gene Kelly.
1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936

Year of the Ox
A strong leader. Patient and quiet; good listener and inspires confidence in others. Hates to fail or be opposed; angers easily. Tenacity brings great success in life. Compatible with roosters, rats and snakes. The Ox will enjoy a lucky and smooth year with job recognition and less worries all-around as good fortune will abound.
Famous Ox people:Adolf Hitler, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Princess Diana, Napoleon, Dustin Hoffman.
1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925

Year of the Tiger
Courageous, aggressive and adventurous to extremes. Sensitive and generous to loved ones. Admired for playful personality. Compatible with dragons, horses and dogs. The Tiger won't find 1966 to be an easy year and will have to take great care in making personal and business choices.
Famous Tiger people:Alec Guiness, Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Dwight Eisenhower.
1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926

Year of the Rabbit
Docile in appearance; Articulate, ambitious and talented. Well-mannered, admired and trustworthly - leading to business success. Wise and conservative nature. Compatible with sheeps, boars, dogs and monkeys. The Rabbit will sail through the year without any great upheavals nor big surprises. It'll be a great time for the Rabbit to embark on future plans and major purchases.
Famous Rabbit people:Ali MacGraw, Orson Wells, Bob Hope, Ingrid Bergman, George C. Scott.
1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927

Year of the Dragon
Most honored zodiac sign. Displays power and boundless energy. On the outside, short-tempered and confident. Inside, gentle and soft hearted. Symbolizes long-life and good fortune. Compatible with rates, monleys, snakes and roosters. Romance and business will dominate the Dragon's agenda this year. The Dragon's overall year promises to be smooth.
Famous Dragon people:Shirley Temple, Ringo Starr, Peral Buck, George Bernard Shaw, John Lennon.
1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928

The year of the Snake
Seductively charming and mysterious, possessing great wisdom. Outwardly clam and quiet; intense and pasionate on the inside. Sympathetic, determined and self reliant. Beware, good looks can generate vanity. Compatible with oxen, dragons and roosters. The Snakes will face an abundance of opportunities and activities for the new year. Dramatic events, including good and bad are on the horizon.
Famous Snake people:Henry Fonda, John F. Kennedy, Mae West, Jackie Kennedy.
1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929

The year of the Horse
Cheerful and gregarious, popular and loves to party. Perceptive warmth, but hot-blooded impatience leads to fiesty anger. Independent, ignores advices, skillful with money. Compatible with tigers, dogs and sheeps. The Horse should steer clear of confrontations and monetary risks, since the year may prove to be difficult one.
Famous Horse people:Pearly Bailey, Barbra Streisand, Rembrandt, Sean Connery, Rita Hayworth.
1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930

The year of the Sheep
Pacifist at heart; strives for a tranquillity and harmony with nature. Elegant, compassonate and kind-spirited. Timidity limits leadership abilities, but will always enjoy comfortable existence. Compatible with rabbits, monkeys, pigs and horses. Business opportunities and gifts will grace the Sheep this year as business, romance and social success are predicted.
Famous Sheep people:John Wayne, Brook Shields, Robert De Niro, Barbara Walters, Pieere Trudeau.
1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931

The year of the Monkey
Mischievous, inquisitive and adventurous. Quick wit and versatility bring success. Strong-willed and impatient, but temper cools quickly. Inventive, good common sense. Compatible with dragons, rats, rabbits, sheeps and dogs. The monkey will enjoy the new year with solutions to problems, advancements at work and financial improvements.
Famous Monkey people:Bette Davis, Leonardo Davinci. Omar Shariff, Julius Caesar, Nelson Rockefeller.
1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932

The year of the Rooster
Deep thinker, determined, busy and talented. A bit eccentric and self-centered, but always interesting and brave. Loner and often moody, but capable of being a loyal friend. Compatible with oxen, snakes and dragons. Roosters should keep a tight rein on finances and should take time out to carefully consider all major decisions before any are made.
Famous Rooster people:Peter Ustinov, Anne Murray, Carly Simon, Goldie Hawn.
1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933

The year of the Dog
Born leader, honest, noble, charismatic and loyal. Keeper of secrets. Can be emotionally cold, distant and studborn. Playful and cares little for money. Compatible with tigers, monkeys and rabbits. Health and business success will fall on the Dog during the year but should avoid making any loans to friends or family.
Famous Dog people:Harry Houdini, Shirley MacLaine, Judy Garland, Sylvester Stallone, Donald Shutherland, Michael Jackson.
1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934

The year of the Pig
Studious and gallant with tremendous inner strength. Will not retreat from goals. Quiet, but always well informed. Chooses few friends, but is kind, affectionate and loyal for life. Compatible with rabbits and sheeps. The Pig's intuitions if followed will pay off handsomely and the rest of the year bodes well in fortune and luck.
Famous Pig people:Fred Astaire, Henry VIII, Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King.
1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935