When a baby is blessed to a family, celebrations obviously ensue, relatives and friends come to look at the new addition, and some of those great numbers of arriving guests include your cousin from Prague who’s really into Yoga and that Aunt from Texas who’s really into Feng-Shui and Acupuncture.
According to the traditional Chinese zodiac, you can tell what a person's personality will turn out to be by looking into the zodiac charts of ancient Chinese times that denote personality traits, which is exactly what we’re going to do today – discussing the Chinese Zodiac Signs.
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The Chinese Zodiac is knowledge from the ancient and rich history of China, that is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which itself is based upon the moon cycle. Each lunar cycle is symbolized by one specific animal which denotes a person’s personality and character traits.
There are twelve animals in total. They are - the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat or the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.
Let’s find out what your baby’s Chinese Zodiac Sign is, shall we?
12 The Goat
(1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015…)
The goats are the daydreamers. They find shelter and comfort in the creation of their own worlds and are comfortable and relaxed when left on their own with their imagination. People born under the goat sign make great artisans or crafts people - basically anything that requires creativity. A lot of them become teachers as well.
In love and relationship, goats need to be constantly reminded of all the affection their loved ones have for them to feel at ease. These people are easily offended, so be careful about what you say to them.
They mostly get along with the Pig or the Rabbit.
11 The Snake
(1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013…)
Snakes are intuitive and deductive creatures who are extremely lucky with money and fortune. They prefer mental exercises to physical ones and usually take a lot of time to think over a problem. And after they’re done thinking, they come up with the perfect plan and then solve their problem in a jiffy!
They are also insecure and jealous people. Yet, despite these qualities being a pain in the neck, their other positive qualities often overshadow the negative ones, making them irresistible. These people are free thinkers who tend to depend on their own intuitions instead of turning to others for advice. You’ll find a lot of famous army generals from history are Snakes.
On the downside, these people need to learn to be humble and more forgiving, or else they might find it problematic to sustain important relationships.
The Snakes get along with the Rooster and the Ox.
10 The Dragon
(1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012…)
Just as the name suggests, Dragons are powerful people. They possess a natural charm and can easily influence people around them to do their bidding. Often, Dragons are the main attraction at parties they attend.
The ego of the dragon is their biggest flaw; they aspire not just for the money and fortune, but power as well. They are opportunists, and take any chance to boast their strengths. But even so, they are very good lovers and go to great lengths to keep their loved ones happy.
Most dragons are unable to handle failure with grace, which is ironic, seeing how a lot of international world leaders (both past and present) are Dragons. Even Joan of Arc was a Dragon!
They usually get along with the Monkey or the Rat.
9 The Monkey
(1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016…)
True to their names, the Monkeys are energetic, enthusiastic and fun loving people. They are a blast to have around, and if you’re thinking which of your friends is a monkey, then it’s probably the one who’s very witty and sharp minded. They’re famous in their social circles and everybody loves to hang out with them
They love to show off and usually in their bid to do so, they become more prone to accidents. Monkeys tend to get distracted very easily, are very self indulgent, have a devil-may-care attitude and almost always get into trouble.
If you’re a Monkey, you need to slow things down a bit, take your life a little bit more seriously and learn to let others shine as well. The Monkey gels instantly with the Rat and the Dragon.
8 The Rat
(1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008…)
In China, the Rat is renowned for its wit and is known as a great care taker. It is considered a symbol of fortune, good luck and wealth. If you’re a Rat, then you already know that you make friends easily with everyone because of your gentle demeanor.
Those who are their loyal friends and supporters are treated very well by Rats, and sometimes even protected from outsiders. Rats have a very keen and open mind and are often trying to learn new things. However, they should learn to consider others equal to them, instead of sub-ordinates or inferiors.
They are most compatible with the Dragon and the Monkey.
7 The Pig
(1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019…)
The pig is a very honorable and generous creature in the Chinese Zodiac. Usually they have very high standards and taste. They take very good care of their family and friends and are hard workers.
Selflessness is part of their nature; they want everyone else to smile before smiling themselves. In fact, they go the extra mile by taking the blows for others. It’s easy to confuse a Pig for a saint (wink).
But of course, such a genial nature easily gets them into a lot of trouble, most of which is of no fault of their own. The friendliest partner for a pig is the Rabbit or the Goat.
6 The Rabbit
(1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011…)
Rabbits are very popular among their friends and family, and usually have a huge social circle. As partners, they are extremely loving and caring; they are very protective of their loved ones. Often, they give more of themselves in a relationship of any kind than is necessary, which is why they get hurt more easily emotionally than any other zodiac sign in the Chinese calendar.
Rabbits also have a timid side, which comes to the forefront when people argue. They absolutely do not like arguments and conflicts. Their compatibility is excellent with the Goat or the Pig.
5 The Tiger
(1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…)
Tigers are magnetic creatures who always have this air of authority around them. These people are born leaders who often like to be alone. They crave for control over everything – including people and situations. They can easily turn the tide of the battle alone to their favor and will never stop fighting, even if it means having to lose.
On the flip side, these types of people are very moody and feel normal emotions more intensely than others. They need to learn to live life in moderation. They are most compatible with the Horse and the Dog.
4 The Horse
(1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014…)
These are the travelers who never rest because they love moving from place to place whenever humanly possible. They are drifters and this desire reflects in their search for a place to fit in. They crave for intimacy and love; they are very seductive creatures who have time and again proven to be great lovers.
However, they are not very sensitive when it comes to other’s needs, of which they can come across as rude. They are happiest with the Tiger and the Dog.
3 The Dog
(1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018…)
Everybody knows that actual dogs (the 4 legged ones) are faithful, honest and loyal creatures. Their human versions are the same, although they have trouble trusting others easily. Ironically though, except for the occasional ‘small white lies,’ they always try to keep things straight and clear.
They seem to thrive at fighting for justice, for those who can't fight for themselves and live rightfully. At times, their narrow mindedness and their stubborn attitude can land them in trouble. They are very moody, temperamental and they stay away from everyone for long periods of time to re-assert their position in the other person’s life.
Dogs can be judgmental, and very rough. They are picky in their romantic partners, and can give their partner extreme stress in order to assess whether that person is “the one.” Dogs need to tone down their sky high standards, or else they’ll end up ruining their most precious relationships.
They are most comfortable with the Tiger and the Horse.
2 The Ox
(1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009…)
The Ox are very dependable people who constantly achieve great things in their lives. They are not very social and prefer to be left alone. The opinion of others does not bother them much and they usually go with what they feel is best.
They are the ultimate good guys of the zodiac system and if you need a true, honest and unbiased opinion, then find yourself an Ox. However, due to their strong persona, they often tend to be lonely, hurt and unable to make new friends with others. They need to be easier going, and should listen to what others have to say. They are most friendly with the Snake and the Rooster.
1 The Rooster
(1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017…)
And finally, the Rooster. These people are practical and resourceful, who stick to the tried and tested ways instead of initiating something new. They are very observant, and nothing slips past them. They are very attentive to small details, which is why you’ll find that a lot of Roosters have a side business as psychics or fortune tellers.
The Rooster does not go for casual relationships and instead goes to great lengths to find the perfect partner. They have no interest in displaying a façade; they are open books, and they hide nothing. These people need to learn to take things one at time and not to have everything so planned out in their lives.
They are most compatible with the Ox and the Snake.