In China and most parts of Asia the year that you were born is associated with an animal. Each animal has different strengths, weaknesses and lucky days.
The Rat (1924, 1936,Â 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
The rat is quick witted, cleaver, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal. They are motivated by money, can be greedy, are curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. They are a good match with Dragons and Monkeys.
The Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
The Ox is a powerful Chinese sign. The Ox is steadfast and a goal orientated leader. They are detail oriented, hard working, stubborn, serious, but can be introverted and at times feel lonely and insecure. The Ox takes comfort in friends and family, is protective and a good companion. They are a good match with Snakes or Roosters.
The Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
The tiger is authoritative, self possessed, a strong leader, charming, courageous, warm hearted, seductive, moody and intense. They are a good match with Horses and Dogs.
The Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Known as the luckiest of all the animal signs. The rabbit enjoys to be around family and friends. They are popular, compassionate, sincere, like to avoid conflict and can be seen at Â time like push overs. They are a good match with Goats and Pigs.
Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)
The Dragon is one of the most desired animal signs in China. The dragon is powerful. They are energetic, warm hearted, lucky in love and egotistic. They are born leaders, good at giving orders and do what is necessary to stay on top. They are a good match with Monkeys and Rats.
The Snake (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
The Snake is seductive, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart and rely on feelings. They are a good match with Roosters and Ox.
Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
The horse is known as one of the unluckiest signs. They love to roam free and are energetic, self reliant, money wise and enjoy travelling, love and intimacy. They are great at seducing, sharp witted and can be seen as a drifter. They are a good match with the Dog or Tiger.
The Goat (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
The goat enjoys being alone in their own thoughts. They are creative, thinkers and wanders. They are unorganized, high strung and insecure. They needs lots of love and reassurance. They are a good match for the Pig or Rabbit.
The Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
The Monkey thrives on having fun. They are energetic, upbeat and good at listening but lack self control. They live being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing themselves before others. They are heart breakers and not good at long term relationships. The are good matches with the Rat or Dragon.
The Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
The rooster is practical, resourceful and observant. They are straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists and conservative. They are good matches with the Ox or Snake.
The Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
The Dog is loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful and often guilty of telling white lies. They are prone to mood swings and can be sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble with relationships. They are a good match with Tigers and Horses.
The Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
The pig is one of the unluckiest animals. They are nice, good mannered, tasteful and perfectionists. They enjoy the finer things in life, but are not snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good friends until someone crosses them. They are intelligent and always wanting to lean more. They are a good match with the Rabbit or Goat.