Many people keep up with their Zodiac sign on a regular basis, and for some, it can help them plan certain aspects of their everyday lives.
Chinese astrology is different, and it consists of different Zodiac signs than the ones you’re used to.
For instance, if you’re an Aquarius, then in the Chinese Zodiac, your Zodiac sign will be something completely different.
Your Chinese Zodiac sign will be one based on one of twelve animals.
Instead of being based on the specific dates you were born, the Chinese Zodiac signs depend on the year in which you were born.
For instance, if you were born on January 22, 1976, then your Chinese Zodiac sign would be a Dragon.
Despite the fact that your Chinese Zodiac sign depends on the year you were born, rather than the specific month, Western Zodiac signs do correspond with Chinese ones.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the animal, the Tiger, corresponds with the Western sign Aquarius. Here is an overview of the complete Chinese Zodiac as well as some interesting traits about each one.
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The Rat is the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac and this animal represents new beginnings. People born in the following years are considered Rats: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008.
According to Chinese astrology, the Rat is a water sign that is most compatible with the Monkey, Ox, or Dragon and least compatible with the Horse or Rooster.
Rats are Yin instead of Yang and are considered to be intelligent, crafty, inventive, and intense.
The Dragon is the Chinese Zodiac of those born in the following years: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012.
The Dragon is Yang instead of Yin, and more compatible with the Rat, Tiger, Snake, and Monkey, and less compatible with the Ox, Dog, or Sheep.
Dragons are known for their intelligence, strength, and passion, but also their impetuousness and brashness.
The Dragon is hardworking, and those born under this horoscope will go above and beyond to help others. They are also natural leaders and thrive off having goals to work towards in life.
The Ox is the Chinese Zodiac of people born in the years: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.
The Ox is an Earth sign and is most compatible with the Rat, Snake, and Rooster, and least compatible with the Goat, Horse, or Dragon.
The Ox is Yin and is considered to be cautious, loyal, and honest, as well as stubborn, petty, and egotistical.
Born in the years 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015, the Sheep is considered to be a Yin, Earth Chinese Zodiac sign that is intelligent, romantic, and charming, as well as disorganized, lazy, timid, and gullible.
The Sheep is most compatible with the Horse, Pig, and Rabbit, and least compatible with the Ox, Tiger, Dog, Rat, or Snake.
The Sheep is the eighth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, and those born under this sign are the most sensitive when compared to all other signs.
The number eight is considered to be lucky, and the symbol of the Sheep is an auspicious one.
Those born under this Chinese Zodiac were born in the years 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and 2013.
This Yin Fire sign is most compatible with the Rooster, Dragon, or Ox, and least compatible with the Tiger.
Snakes are considered to be wise, beautiful, intuitive, and sympathetic, as well as vain, malicious, and materialistic.
Snakes don’t trust easily, which can make it difficult for them to form long-term intimate relationships.
Snakes can also be talented in all aspects of the arts, and they thrive off success, which is something that they’re no stranger to.
Those born under this horoscope enjoy all the finer things in life, and due to their tendency to be successful at whatever they do, they’re often able to obtain these things.
The Tiger is the Chinese Zodiac of those born in the following years: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, and 2010, and the Tiger is a Wood and Yang sign.
The Tiger’s strengths are that they are outspoken, enthusiastic, and adventurous, and their weaknesses are that they’re arrogant, aggressive, and short-tempered. Tigers are most compatible with the Dragon, Horse or Dog, and least compatible with the Ox, Snake, or Monkey.
Tigers are very proud, and they’re known for their independence, passion, and powerful energy.
Tigers are also outspoken and fight to always be in power, often ignoring the authority of others.
The Rabbit is the Chinese Zodiac of those born in the following years: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011.
The Rabbit is a Yin Wood sign, and their strengths are that they’re clever, faithful, compassionate, and gentle, but their weaknesses are that they’re insecure, vain, and extremely picky.
Rabbits are more compatible with the Dog or the Pig, and least compatible with the Rooster.
Rabbits thrive in environments where everything is peaceful and balanced, as they are as calm and gentle. Rabbits can also make friends with just about anyone, and they love beautiful things.
The Horse is the Chinese Zodiac of those born during these years: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, and 2014.
The Horse is a Yang Fire sign and is most compatible with the Goat, Tiger, or Dog, and least compatible with the Rooster, Rat, or Ox.
The strengths of the horse are as follows: they’re honest, easygoing, virile, and outspoken, and their weaknesses are that they’re impatient, self-centered, and impulsive.
The Horse is known for its inhuman amount of energy, both inside and outside the bedroom.
Horses are adventurous and quite popular, and they can usually be found surrounded by large groups of people that they enjoy spending time with.
Those born during these years 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016 are considered to be the Chinese Zodiac sign Monkey.
The Monkey is a Yang Metal sign that is more compatible with the Dragon or Rat and least compatible with the Pig or Tiger.
The strengths of the Monkey include the fact that they’re charming, humorous, and confident, as well as arrogant, manipulative, and dishonest.
The Monkey is associated with the number nine, which is considered “everlasting.”
The Monkey has a natural gift to easily learn multiple languages, and they are sometimes considered to be prodigies due to their brilliance at just about everything.
Those born in the years 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017 are considered to be the Chinese Zodiac sign Rooster.
The Rooster is a Yang Metal sign, and they are more compatible with the Ox, Dragon, Pig, or Snake and least compatible with the Rat, Rabbit, Dog, Tiger, and Rooster.
The Rooster is brave, charming, witty, and honest, but also insensitive, controlling, and reckless.
The Rooster is known for being the most hardworking of all the Chinese Zodiac signs.
Roosters are very confident and observant, and they make excellent “psychics” due to their amazing ability to read others.
Those born during the years 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018, are considered to be the Chinese astrological sign the Dog.
The Dog is a Yang Earth sign and is considered to be protective, cooperative, animated, likable, and sincere, but also cynical, paranoid, and overly aggressive.
The Dog is most compatible with the Horse, Rabbit, Tiger, or Pig, and it is least compatible with the Rooster, Dragon, or Goat.
Dogs are often voted into positions of leadership even though they usually don’t seek out such positions themselves.
This is because Dogs are intelligent and impartial to justice, so it makes them perfect to be in positions of leadership.
Dogs are also the least likely to be materialistic of all the signs, and they are oftentimes introverts.
The Pig is the Chinese Zodiac sign of those born during these years: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, and 2019.
Pigs are Yin water signs, and they are known for their intelligence, curiosity, thoughtfulness, and nobility, but also for their gullibility, hot-tempers, and insecurity.
They are most compatible with the Dragon, Tiger, Goat or Rabbit, and least compatible with the Monkey or Snake.
In China, the Pig is a symbol of good fortune, as well as fertility. Pigs are very noble, self-reliant, and honest. They believe in learning as much as they possibly can because they love knowledge.
As you can see, the Chinese Zodiac is very different from the Western one that you’re used to.
So, if you’re an Aquarius, then your sign is associated with the Tiger in the Chinese, but you could be any of the above Chinese Zodiac signs based on the year you were born in.