Chinese New Year Animals

Chinese New Year Rat

Chinese New Year Animals Rat

1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996. 2008.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year rat are cheerful, charming and welcome everywhere. They compatible with people born in the years of Dragon, Monkey and Ox.

Chinese people believe that the rat is not adorable and it even makes its way into derogatory languages. These rats are ranked the first position as compared to other animals in the Chinese Zodiac. It has some attributes of animals such as:

  • Spirit
  • Wit
  • Alertness
  • Delicacy
  • Flexibility
  • Vitality


People, who comes under this sign are generally have smartness, wealthy and will work for success. They are confident, very adoptable and being popular with others. Rat girls have the habit of keeping free of dirtiness and untidiness. They are intelligent, adorable, personable and selfish.


People under this sign are usually frightened, lack of concentration, stability and also have the following qualities:

  • In need of meditation, rules and responsibilities.
  • They do not look reliably, incapable of assuming a top position.
  • They stick fast and refused to be influenced.
  • They are easily guided by their personal interests only.
  • Actually they have goodness but look like impolite.
  • They are also obstinate and selfish.
  • They are likely to speculate and they profess their greed as a virtue.

Zodiac Elements:

  • Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Zi
  • Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (water)
  • Yin Yang: Yang
  • Auspicious Directions: Southeast, Northeast
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, Golden, Green
  • Unlucky Colors: yellow and brown
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
  • Unlucky Numbers: 5, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
  • Avoid: Sheep, Horse, and Rabbit

 Chinese New Year OX

Chinese New Year Animals OX

1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year OX are hardworking and patient. They compatible with people born in the years of Snake, Rooster and Rat.

The Ox is ranked as the second position in the Chinese zodiac. In life, people often used it to indicate something big in size and large in number. Ox zodiac sign represents persistent, simple, sincere, and straightforward. Fractious people are said to have an 'oxen temper’.


People, who are under this sign are probably have nature like honest, hard-working, patient, cautious and do things confidently. They are genius leaders having the qualities of strong spirit and faith, strong devotion to work and staying power. They were never affected by others or their surroundings but just follow their thought and ability. They are pensive before taking certain actions and can make a clear distinction between right and wrong. Women are usually good wives because they always think about their kid’s education. In short, people under the ox sign are devoted, having affable temper and an honesty nature. They are usually timid. They hold respect to the tradition and their family highly.


  • They are obstinate and have poor communication
  • Leaders in their career may not find out their abilities
  • They look prudish and enigmatic, but not feminine
  • Normally they don’t get a huge facility in speaking, being silent and persistent in their old ways
  • In their old age, they would be usually bestowed with happiness                             

Zodiac Elements:

  • Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Chou
  • Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (earth)
  • Yin Yang: Yin
  • Auspicious Directions: Southeast, Due South and Due North
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, Red, Purple
  • Avoid colors: White, Green
  • Lucky Numbers: 9, 1;
  • Avoid Numbers: 3, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: Tulip, Evergreen, Peach Blossom
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: Rat, Snake, Rooster
  • Avoid: Horse, Dog, Sheep

Chinese New Year Tiger

Chinese New Year Animals Tiger

1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Tiger have a forceful personality and Tigers are adventurous and confident. They compatible with people born in the years of Horses, Dragons, and Dogs.

Tigers, marked as to be brave, cruel and terrifying. It is the symbol of power and lordliness. In ancient days, normally emperors or grandees are compared with the tigers. Court officials often said that 'accompanying the emperor is just like being at the side of a tiger'.


People, who are under this sign are probably have nature like tolerant, reliable, valiant, and respected. They like challenges. They are active and good at expressing themselves. In their young age, their destiny may be unsteady, but later will enjoy a bright prospect. 


  • They are given to deep thinking and capable of great sympathy
  •  They can be short-tempered without interest with long-term endeavor
  • They come into quarrel easily with the seniors and people in authority
  • Sometimes, their abrupt mind and decision may cause poor results
  • They are over confident and traitorous, which may result in ineffective communication and cooperation with others 

Zodiac Elements:

  • Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Yin
  • Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu (wood)
  • Yin Yang: Yang
  • Auspicious Directions: South, East, Southeast
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, Grey, White, Orange
  • Avoid Colors: Golden, Silver, Brown, Black
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
  • Avoid Numbers: 6, 7, and 8
  • Lucky Flowers: Cineraria
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: Horse, Dog
  • Avoid: Snake, Monkey

Chinese New Year Rabbit

Chinese New Year Animals Rabbit

1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They compatible with people born in the years of Sheep, Pig, and Dog.
  • Lucky Colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: cyclamen, plantain lily, fittonia


  • Best with: Goat, Dog or Pig
  • Worst with: Rat, Ox, Dragon, Rooster or Horse

In Chinese zodiac rabbit is the 4th sign, people born under this sign will hope to have long time with tender and lovely. In Chinese legend rabbit is the moon goddess chang’e pet, which stimulates the thought that rabbit was amiable enough to compliment her beauty. 'Tu' (rabbit) is a Chinese character is part of Yi (leisure) describe its pace and distance. In Han tradition pregnant woman is not permitted to eat young rabbit for fright that the child will born with a harelip. The new born baby is given paintings of children’s and rabbit representing that the boy or girl will have good and peaceful life.


People born in these Chinese zodiac sign have following strengths:

  • Gentle
  • Sensitive
  • Compassionate
  • Amiable
  • Modest
  • Merciful

With the above strengths these people can also:

  • Have a strong memory.
  • Communicate with other in a humorous manner.
  • Cannot convey dull life.  
  • Capable to creating good, romantic and spice in to their life.  
  • Soft-spoken and appreciable.
  • In love life they are being fond of love and romance.
  • They solve troubles in an orderly manner.
  • When facing tough situations, they never discouraged.
  • They are homebody and hospitable.
  • They can work with professionally and they do not get angry easily.


They are too cautious and conservative. They lack meditative aptitude. Often sink their money non creative ideas may suffer from failure in their careers. They are passionate but not determined. They are soft in nature but stubborn from inside.People with the Chinese zodiac sign typically do not submit their life to dreary, but often try to generate romance. They are never involve deeply and try to escape from reality. They often miss good chance due to their reserved personality.

Chinese New Year Dragon

Chinese New Year Animals Dragon

1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Dragon have strong personalities, love Dragon their freedom. Dragon are hate routine. They compatible with people born in the years of Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.
  • Lucky Colors: gold, silver, grayish white
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: bleeding glory-bower
  • Years of Birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Compatibility of the Dragon

  • Best with: Rat, Monkey or Rooster
  • Worst with: Dog, Ox, Dragon or Rabbit

The dragon is most vital and powerful sign in Chinese culture. It is gifted with authority, dignity, honor, success, luck, and capacity. In ancient times, people thought that this creature could control everything in the world with divine power. Often emperor’s represented themselves as dragon. They represent thorns as 'dragon thrones' and clothes as dragon gowns.


  • People born in these Chinese zodiac sign have lively, intellectual, energetic and excitable.
  • They are not afraid of challenges.
  • They are magnanimous, romantic and sensitive.
  • They hate hypocrisy, gossip and slander
  • They hate to be used or controlled by others.
  • When facing tough situations, they never discouraged.


  • They are a little arrogant and impatient
  • Women under this sign are over confident.
  • Sometimes they unable control their moods due to being eccentric, indiscreet, fiery, intolerant and not realistic.
  • There is no lack of romance in their life but they rarely give true love.
  • People with this often criticize others for their
  • inefficiency in their work
  • They couldn’t withstand set backs

Chinese New Year Snake

Chinese New Year Animals Snake

1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Snake are sensitive with a strong sense of responsibility. They compatible with people born in the years of Ox and Rooster.
  • Lucky Colors: red, pale yellow, black
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus
  • Year of Birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025


  • Best with: Ox or Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Monkey or Pig

The Snake is listed after dragon in Chinese zodiac signs, by its significance as symbol is less than that of Dragon. These zodiac sign convey the meanings of malevolence, cattiness and mystery, acumen, divination and capably to differentiate herbs. In some places, people believe that if a snake found in their courtyard can bring happiness in their life. During festivals, people like to decorate snake symbol on their house such as doors, window-frames. The Fu character on the paper mix with a snake and rabbit onto their doors which is a pattern indicate wealth.


  • They have a good temper.
  • They possess a good skill to interact but say little.
  • They are usually financially strong; therefore they do not have to be concerned about money
  • They have enormous sympathy for others.
  • They help fellow human being.
  • They are determined to accomplish goals and hate to fail.
  • Women with this sign greater at house work but short-tempered


  • They can be jealous and suspicious.
  • People with the sign will not have lot of friends.
  • They often tend to overdo things.
  • They are polite in nature but headstrong
  • Complex problems may stimulate them
  • They are inconstant and often have problems in relationships

Chinese New Year Horse

Chinese New Year Animals Horse

1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Horse are hardworking, admirable and ambitious. They compatible with people born in the years of Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

The Horse (馬 午) is a Chinese zodiac symbol which states that 12-year cycle of animals which is show in Chinese calendar. There is a huge history of horse in Chinese mythology. Horse movements can also enter by other zodiac factors and there measures, such as hourly.

  • Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: giant taro, jasmine


The horse symbol states the energetic roles in the financial volatility, taking under several new projects with variable success, of lending and spending money. The year of the horse is mainly called for divorce and/or marriage.


Persons with "horse personalities" are said to have the following characteristics: very active, tireless in racing towards their own goals on their own timelines, possessed of mental thought processes characterized by lightning-quick speed to the point of faultiness, multitaskers, self-confident, ambitious, fond of exercise, liable to physical and mental exhaustion, side-steppers of issues and others' concerns, and temperamentally impatient to the point of explosiveness.

Relationship compatibility

Horses are thoughts that they are not the correct match with rat, ox, rabbit, and other horse personalities; and a perfect match with people of the tiger or dog type.

Wood horse

Horses of the wood characteristics are said to be logical, inspirational, intelligent, and friendly, yet restless, high-strung, and lacking in discernment. The period of horse year is almost of 31 January 2014 to 18 February 2015, a Year of the Wood Horse.

Chinese New Year Ram

Chinese New Year Animals Ram

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Ram are gentle, caring. They compatible with people born in the years of Rabbits, Pigs and Horses.

The Goat is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol.

  • Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose


People who are having the sign of sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever and kind-hearted. They have the features of sensitivity to art and beauty, they trust the relation actually they are in and they want to lead a quiet life. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economic. Women who were born in this year will take a good care of others, for that they should avoid hesitation.


Sheep year people are always worriers who are shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, week-willed and puzzled about life. They can be easily dragged to be deeply religious. They like flattery, compliment and suggestions from friends. They don’t show they love openly and they have special interests in strange theories. 

Chinese New Year Monkey

Chinese New Year Animals Monkey

1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Monkey are charming, cheeky and clever. They compatible with people born in the years of Dragon and Rat.

The Monkey is the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which seems in the Chinese zodiac symbols to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is assigned with the Earthly Branch symbol.

  • Lucky Colors: white, gold, blue
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum

The monkey is a clever animal among all the other. It actually thinks like a smart person.


There are more geniuses in their character and life they lead. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile.


They are successful but they sometimes expose it. If they don’t get anything immediately what they are looking for, they will be discouraged. They are jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish and arrogant sometimes and they tend to look down upon others.

Chinese New Year Rooster

Chinese New Year Animals Rooster

1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Rooster are faithful to family and friends. They compatible with people born in the years of Ox, Snake, and Dragon.

The rooster occupy 10th place in China zodiac animal symbols. They are individuality, honest and loyal. People born under this sing like to share their opinions with the people who are blunt. They like to make devoted friends, loyal, true to their word and they like to keep always their promise. For Sensitive people relationship with the roosters is uncomfortable.

  • Fixed Season : Autumn
  • Fixed Direction: West
  • Fixed Element: Metal
  • Associate Sun Sign: Virgo
  • Lucky Colors: golden, brown, yellow
  • Lucky Numbers: 7, 5, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility
    • Best match: ox, dragon, snake
    • Avoid: rat, rabbit, dog


A person who was born in this sing year has honest, sympathetic and kind. They are talented, courageous and resourceful. Roosters hate dawdlers. Roosters are always active and very confidence. In life they like to be busy and hardworking nature. Self-respect is very high in this sing people


Roosters are not willing to listen other people’s words and like to lecture others, they are narrow-minded people. These are outspoken and selfish. Roosters are thinking critical and feel that they are always correct. They are slightly strand and difficult relating with other people

Chinee New Year Dog

Chinese New Year Animals Dog

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Dog are loyal and caring with a fearless streak. They compatible with people born in the years of Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

The dog occupy 11th place in China zodiac animal symbols.  The Dog symbolizes the character of kindness, loyalty and compatibility. They are smart and warm-hearted people. They are cold emotionally and critical.

  • Fixed Season : Autumn
  • Fixed Direction: West
  • Fixed Element: Metal
  • Associate Sun Sign: Libra
  • Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: rose
  • Year of Birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility
    • Best match: tiger, rabbit, horse
    • Avoid: ox, dragon, sheep, rooster


They know how to inspire confidence of other people. Character of the people born in year of dog is straightforward. These people very well know how to keep secrets. These are make good leaders. They can do anything the right things with their strong skills.


With unwarranted anxiety they usually bothered and sometimes distant at parties. They never show their feelings and they are irritable. They have lack of stability

Chinese New Year Pig

Chinese New Year Animals Pig

1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.

People born in the Year of the chinese new year Dog are peace loving, trusting and strong. They compatible with people born in the years of Rabbits and Sheep.

In China zodiac animal symbols the ping is occupy 12th position. Pig symbolizes such character traits as diligence, compassion, and generosity.  They will help to others and rarely seek help from others. They are very entertaining and had enjoy life and usually go to sleep very easily. Relationship with these pigs supportive and they make great partners

  • Fixed Season: Winter
  • Fixed Direction: North          
  • Fixed Element: Water
  • Associate Sun Sign: Scorpio
  • Lucky Colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8
  • Lucky Flowers: hydrangea, daisy
  • Zodiac Sign Compatibility
    •  Best match: sheep, rabbit
    •  Avoid: snake, monkey, pig

5 types of Pigs are found in the zodiac

  • 乙亥 (yǐhài) - The Wooden Pig
  • 丁亥 (dīnghài) - The Fire Pig
  • 己亥 (jǐhài) - The Earthen Pig
  • 辛亥 (xīnhài) - The Metal Pig
  • 癸亥 (guǐhài) - The Water Pig


  • People who born in the year are respectful to others and honest
  • They hate arguments
  • They try to work problems out and not afraid of the difficult problems
  • They have strong heart and looks very calm appearance
  • With the strong strength they can do what they need
  • They are tolerant and optimistic
  • They are treated friendship very sincerely


  • They can trap easily
  • They have few friends but they loyal to friends
  • Communications of pigs are not good with other people
  • They are short-tempered and careless.

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