Chinese Zodiac: Learn About This Ancient System

What Is Chinese Zodiac? Know Everything About It

The Chinese zodiac is known as shengxiao (/shnng-sshyao/ ‘born resembling’). This is a perpetual and continuous cycle of 12 years and 12 animal. Each year displays each animal and their popular characteristics. 12 Chinese horoscope animals; read here: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. And right now you are living in the Pig’s year according to the same.

What Is Chinese Zodiac? Know Everything About It
What Is Chinese Zodiac? Know Everything About It

Chinese Animals Of Horoscope

Chinese horoscope animals convey lucky messages and each animal has their individual characteristics. According to the astrologers, you will have the personality of the certain animal you were born in that particular year. There are certain personality traits of 12 animals according to ancient Chinese people. Let’s find out-

Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020: Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021: Diligent, dependable, strong, determined
Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022: Brave, confident, competitive
Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023: Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible
Dragon:    1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024: Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic
Snake:    1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025:Enigmatic, intelligent, wise

Horse:    1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026:Animated, active, energetic
Goat:    1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027: Calm, gentle, sympathetic
Monkey:    1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028: Sharp, smart, curiosity
Rooster:    1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029: Observant, hardworking, courageous
Dog:    1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030: Lovely, honest, prudent
Pig:    1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031: Compassionate, generous, diligent

Why 12 Animals?

Chinese ancestors selected these 12 animals after various revisions. These animals either have lucky meanings or closely related to people’s daily lives (Chinese people in particular.) Moreover, there are so many rules out there about these animals. And those animals also can predict your fortune as believed by the Chinese people. Chinese astrology involves various factors such as your birth month, day, and hour, gender, etc. Moreover, your face characteristics are also something that Chineses astrologers consider while making a prediction.

Chinese Lunar Calendar

Their zodiac basically depends on the Chinese lunar calendar. There are two dates that they maintain to determine their years. Between January 21 to February 20, they call it the 1 day of the lunar year. The lunar year is known as Chinese New Year in the country. On day 1 of the solar system, their spring starts. Furthermore, the first day of the first solar term falls under February 3–5. Chinese people mostly and generally use the lunar year as the start of a new year. But for the professional astrologers, ‘Start of Spring’ or the solar new year is most important.

Zodiac Year of Birth

Chinese animals will definitely come every 12 years. And when you are 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, etc. your animal sign (Chinese zodiac sign) will also be destined to come around. Additionally, this is an ancient Chinese superstition which indicates that in your birth sign year, you are going to have bad luck. However, this happens because, according to the superstitions, you will offend the God of Age.

According to the Chinese astrologers, Rat goes well with Ox, Dragon, Rabbit. Ox matches fine with Rat, Monkey, or Rooster. Tiger will make be perfect couple with Dragon, Horse, or Pig. Similarly, Rabbit matches with Rat, Goat, Monkey, Dog, Pig. And if you are a Dragon Rat, Tiger or Snake are waiting for you; Snake can wait for Dragon and Rooster. Besides, Horse people are made for Goat, Tiger; Goat: Rabbit, Horse, and Pig people; Monkey people are going to be together with Ox, and Rabbit. Also, if you are a Rooster, you have a chance with Ox, Snake. A Dog can go well with Rabbit. Furthermore, if you are a Pig, you have Goat, Tiger, and Rabbit to match with.

Best Matches for 12 Signs

What Is Chinese Zodiac? Know Everything About It
What Is Chinese Zodiac? Know Everything About It

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