Just as we have zodiac signs in the Western world, the East also has its own way of way of characterizing people based on the stars. The Chinese astrological chart is focused on a 12-year cycle, with each year being represented by a different animal.
Each of these animals has their own distinct traits and can reveal a lot about the people born during that year. Here’s what your Chinese zodiac says about your personality.
Years Born: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
People born in the year of the rat are often charming and can easily fit into new environments. They’re natural social butterflies who are great at maintaining relationships. Although they’re wonderful with people, leadership roles don’t come easily to them. On the downside, they can also have quick tempers and can often be a bit narrow-minded.
Years Born: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
These people are known for being ambitious and extremely hardworking. They breeze through any difficulties in their lives with positivity and confidence. When it comes to their relationships, they’re generally good with people and tend to stay in long-term relationships. Despite that, they often have trouble communicating and can be quite stubborn.
Years Born: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
People with the sign of the tiger are often very sensitive and acutely aware of their own emotions. Despite their sensitive nature, however, they’re amazingly resilient and fierce leaders. Along with that, they also like to be the center of attention and can sometimes be overly controlling.
Years Born: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
These people are almost always lovable, elegant, and polite. No matter what chaos is going on around them, they usually aren’t phased by it. Many of them are creative and artistic. However, this can sometimes be their downfall as it can cause them to daydream instead of work.
Years Born: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The main characteristics of these people is that they’re charismatic and energetic. Along with that, they’re usually highly intelligent and driven, as well as being extremely generous with others. These are free spirited people who have trouble sticking to the rules or letting others tell them what to do.
Years Born: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Snakes are wonderfully intuitive and wise beyond their years. They also enjoy the finer things in life and can easily become jealous of others. Along with that, they don’t like to share too much about their private lives and often prefer to be alone than be with others. Because of how secretive they are, people don’t normally see how much effort they put into achieving success.
Years Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
People born during the year of the horse are hardworking, ambitious, and always strive for excellence. They have wonderful social skills and are often great speakers too. Despite that, they usually prefer to work alone. This can sometimes cause them to appear egotistical or selfish to the outside world.
Years Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Goats are normally reserved, calm, and gentle. They can often be quite shy and have trouble speaking their mind. Contrary to how they may come across, however, they do have big opinions and strong beliefs. Along with that, they’re creative people who can often be disorganized and indecisive.
Years Born: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
The main attributes of these people is that they’re quick-witted and intelligent. They’re normally very charismatic and are able to draw people in. However good their intentions may be though, they can often be mischievous. Their “pranks” can end up hurting people’s feelings even though they never meant to upset anyone.
Years Born: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Roosters love staying active and doing things outdoors. They are extremely confident and can sometimes come across as narcissistic when they brag about their achievements. These people may have reasons to brag, however, as they are extremely hard working. As well as that, they are always hugely loyal to their friends and can also be quite quirky.
Years Born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Just like dogs, people born with this sign are loyal, sincere, and always mean well. As well as that, they’re wonderfully skilled at putting their heart and soul into a hobby or job that interests them. Likewise, they will put their whole heart into their relationships as well. If you hurt them, however, they can hold a grudge for a very long time.
Years Born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
People born in the year of the big are always kind, sincere and extremely tolerant to most things. They care deeply about others and normally have many close friends who mean the world to them. When problems arise in their lives, they do their best to handle them carefully. Sadly, they can often be too trusting and a little naïve.
Each of these Chinese zodiac signs has its own strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. So, whether you’re a rabbit, an ox, a dragon, or anything else, you can clearly see what your main attributes are based on your birth year.
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