Oh, You Animal! - See Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Love Compatibility

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Finding your Chinese zodiac sign love compatibility is based largely on the calculator in an ancient system that started in China around the 5th century B.C. You will need to find out the numbers of for birth years that will relate to one of the 12 animal signs in the zodiac year so you can determine how good of a match someone would make as a friend, lover, or business partner.

The origins of this oriental celestial approach are as mysterious as they are ancient, but many people are willing to swear that Chinese astrology can show you how to determine compatibility with potential romantic mates with an uncanny amount of accuracy. It is the designated animal characteristics for the zodiac year of your birth that will tell whether a match will be a good one or not. Dare you read on?

First things first! What Chinese horoscope sign are you?

As you can see from the years that are listed below each animal rules for one year and then the next animal has its turn. Every 12 years the cycle begins again, and you can easily determine what year is controlled by which animal whether you are researching the distant past or predicting the future. You can find your animal by finding your birth year in this list of dates for each of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs

  • Rat: 1948 - 1960 - 1972 - 1984 - 1996 - 2008 - 2020 - 2032
  • Ox: 1949 - 1961 - 1973 - 1985 - 1997 - 2009 - 2021 - 2033
  • Tiger: 1950 - 1962 - 1974 - 1986 - 1998 - 2010 - 2022 - 2034
  • Rabbit: 1951 - 1963 - 1975 - 1987 - 1999 - 2011 - 2023 - 2035
  • Dragon:  1952 - 1964 - 1976 - 1988 - 2000 - 2012 - 2024 - 2036
  • Snake: 1953 -1965 - 1977- 1989 - 2001 - 2013 - 2025 - 2037
  • Horse: 1954 - 1966 - 1978 - 1990 - 2002 - 2014 - 2026 - 2038
  • Sheep: 1955 - 1967 - 1979 - 1991 - 2003 - 2015 -2027 - 20 39
  • Monkey: 1956 - 1968 - 1980 - 1992 - 2004 - 2016 - 2028 - 2040
  • Rooster: 1957 - 1969 - 1981 - 1993 - 2005 - 2017 - 2029 -2041
  • Dog: 1958 - 1970 - 1982 - 1994 - 2006 - 2018 - 2030 - 2042
  • Pig: 1959 - 1971 - 1983 - 1995 - 2007 - 2019 - 2031 - 2043

Important Note: If you were born between January 21 and February 19, you will need factor in when the New Year began to find your correct birth animal. This is shown here > >

Compatibility Between Chinese Zodiac SignsChinese Zodiac Sign Love Compatibility Is A Many-Splendored Thing

What do Chinese zodiac signs reveal?

Your animal sign gives information on your basic personality, but also on your lucky number, ruling or best hours of the day, the fixed element and other information, including lucky days, colors, and flowers. The forecasting comes with the interplay of your sign and that year's element and animal sign. Years that the share the same animal sign as yours can be unluckier. What makes a difference are the elements associated with your birth. For relationships your zodiac compatibility is forecast based on both your animal and element signs and the other person's. This art also is also used to forecast health and finances. It is a complementary tool for decorating with Feng Shui to bring maximum luck to your life.

What is my Chinese zodiac sign compatibility?

Each year of a rotating twelve-year cycle is assigned to a particular animal: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Chinese zodiac compatibility has been thoroughly researched and analysed by scholars over many centuries. Today there are several traits that everyone is believed to possess, depending upon which animal sign governs their life.

Understand Each Animal’s Chinese Zodiac Sign Love Compatibility

Clever Rats

Who is the rat compatible with?

Who is the rat compatible with?

Those who have been blessed to be born in the Year of the Rat are highly intelligent and very likable. These individuals possess charm, wit, and a fascination for life. A dragon will be an extremely compatible match. Rats will also find love and happiness with an insightful pig, a highly intelligent monkey, or a loyal and supportive dog.

Mercurial Ox

Who is the ox compatible with?

Who is the ox compatible with?

The placid, plodding ox can sometimes be mercurial in its behaviour. Normally the ox is staid and docile, but this animal does have a short temper that can flare up when least expected. These individuals are most compatible with a dragon, rooster, or a snake because these animals possess traits that complement and enhance those traits possessed by the ox. *Rabbits, dogs, and pigs will make wonderful friends and confidantes for the more mercurial ox because they are not temperamental and can understand the behaviour of the ox.

Thoughtful Tigers

Who is the tiger compatible with?

Who is the tiger compatible with?

The tiger is deeply thoughtful, sympathetic and possesses great sensitivity. These individuals are most compatible with the loyal honest dogs or happy, free-thinking horses. *Secondary matches to consider would include other tigers and cheerful, courageous pigs.

Talented Rabbits

Who is the rabbit compatible with?

Who is the rabbit compatible with?

Rabbits are viewed as ambitious, clever, and very talented. The most compatible match would be the loyal and equally talented dog or with the gentle and supportive sheep/goat. *Secondary matches can be found among dragons, snakes, rats, or an ox.

Brave Dragons

Who is the dragon compatible with?

Who is the dragon compatible with?

If you were born in the year of the dragon, you are perceived as being honest, clever, and brave. You will be most compatible with the intelligence of rats. The witty sparks that can fly between the dragon and the monkey bode well for a great love match. *Secondary signs are compatible and include horses, snakes, or roosters.

Financially Astute Snakes

Who is the snake compatible with?

Who is the snake compatible with?

According to Chinese astrology snakes are seen as fortunate animals, particularly with financial situations. These individuals can look for the best match with a patient ox or a trustworthy dog. Snake and the rooster zodiac signs are compatible on an energetic level. *Some snakes can also be very compatible with a rat, goat/sheep, or rabbit zodiac animal.

Happy Horses

Who is the horse compatible with?

Who is the horse compatible with?

The horse is a happy, cheerful, and easy going individual. However, the horse can also be a bit impatient. These zodiac animals will mostly be compatible with the loyal dog, a brave, protective dragon, or a supportive tiger. *Other secondary matches could include sheep/goats or even other horses.

Gentle Goats/Sheep/Ram

Who is the sheep compatible with?

Who is the goat compatible with?

A person born in the year of the Sheep (or Goat) is gentle, reserved, quiet and compassionate. Although they are thoughtful, intuitive, and wise many sheep are also a bit pessimistic. These traits are very compatible with other sheep. Compatible matches can also be found with kind rabbits and sympathetic, understanding pigs.

Erratic Monkeys

Who is the monkey compatible with?

Who is the monkey compatible with?

Monkeys are considered to be somewhat erratic in these compatibility charts. Yes, these individuals are gifted in many areas and are often geniuses, but their erratic behaviour can make it difficult to find a compatible match. The flexible nature, intelligence and high level of skills monkeys possess make the self-assured dragons, clever dogs and understanding rats the best choices for partners.

Egotistical Roosters

Who is the rooster compatible with?

Who is the rooster compatible with?

The rooster is brave, clever, and quite an interesting person to know. However, they are also known for their egotistical nature. Their best compatibility will be with a fierce and self-assured dragon, a patient ox, or a financially astute snake.

Loyal Dogs

Who is the dog compatible with?

Who is the dog compatible with?

Dogs, according to Chinese astrologers, display the finest traits seen in any humans. These individuals are loyal to a fault, brave, trustworthy, reliable, and honest. You might even call them the "Boy Scouts" of the astrological charts. The most compatible matches for a dog would be a cheerful and optimistic horse, a clever pig, an intelligent monkey, or a thoughtful and talented tiger.

Chivalrous Pigs

Who is the pig compatible with?

Who is the pig compatible with?

Chinese astrologers describe pigs as very noble, kind, and chivalrous individuals who give their all to each situation. When it comes to ideal compatibility the pig should search for a harmonious relationship with other pigs, with clever, witty rats, with gentle goats/sheep or with the entertaining and clever rabbits.

There is no doubt that following Chinese zodiac sign love compatibility predictions offers a great deal of thoughtful insight pertaining to the characteristics for close relationships and even marriage. You must be the ultimate judge of how accurate these revelations are, but do not overlook the potential wealth of information that this guide is able to provide.

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Read More About Chinese Zodiac Charts

Chinese Zodiac Charts

Learning how to use Chinese horoscopes can be a huge gift when it comes to revealing the truth about you and others. Getting to know your animal and your element with its heavenly stem is both fascinating and can help you in many ways.

Chinese Astrology is very different to the predictions in Western horoscopes. When you hear the word astrology, do you immediately think of your sun sign and the relationship of the planets to your date of birth? That's not the case with Chinese zodiac signs..

Your Chinese zodiac signs are based on the lunar calendar and the interaction in the cycle of astrological animals based on the position of Jupiter in its solar year and the five elements in their yin and yang form. Since there are 12 animals or positions and five elements, the cycle is 60 years long. Each element has a 12-year cycle associated with each animal of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs. For example, a monkey can have a water element born on a specific year, but the monkey born 12 years later would be wood. The elements are also yin or yang, a building one --- such as growing trees for wood --- and a harvesting one --- such as cutting that wood and using it to build.

To make it a bit more confusing, the Chinese calendar doesn't coincide with the Gregorian or Western calendar. It's a lunisolar calendar, whereas the Western calendar is strictly a solar calendar. The significance of that is because the Chinese New Year begins on a different day each year. It is set based on the new moon closest to the start of spring, between January 21st and February 21st. This means that even if you were born in a specific year, if it was between those two dates, you might be one of two different animal signs, based on the date of the Chinese New Year that year.

Just like the astrology familiar in the Western world, the day, hour, and month you were born has a major significance in Chinese astrology. For a complete reading of your charts based on Chinese zodiac signs, you need to include these, just as you would for reading a chart in Western astrology. However, just knowing which of the “twelve earthly branches” you belong --- the animal sign --- can give you a tremendous amount of information. Your birth date will also provide which of the “ten heavenly stems” are associated with your birth. These are the five elements --- fire, water, earth, metal, and wood --- and whether they're yin or yang. Therefore, each of the Chinese zodiac signs will have two corresponding element signs.

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Which Chinese Zodiac animal are you? The year of your birth can say a lot about your personality, your compatibility with others and your destiny. Find out what your Chinese Zodiac signs say about you and benefit from this ancient wisdom. Chat with a Chinese Astrologer now!

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