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A Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

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By Mysticsense
March 08, 2021
A Guide to the Chinese Zodiac
A Guide to the Chinese Zodiac

What you may not know is that the Chinese zodiac is about much more than just which animal is yours, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the amazing story of how the twelve animals were chosen. 

Some would cite a mundane history, but others know that myths contain truth, and according to them, the Chinese Zodiac animals were chosen in a marvelous way.

Chinese Horoscopes and the Jade Emperor

A long time ago, a wise ruler was so just that he ascended to immortality, and became known as the Jade Emperor. Although he didn’t create the world, he was the one, who decided to form human beings out of clay.

Sometime after that, he had ruled the heavens and Earth successfully for many hundreds of thousands of years, and he realized he had not had the time to visit Earth and see the animals.

He invited all the animals to come and visit him. Each of the animals were so excited to meet the Emperor, they all wanted to be the first to get there! The first twelve animals to arrive impressed him so much, he honored them by naming the Zodiac signs after them in the order in which they arrived.

How the Chinese Zodiac Works

Unlike the Greco-Roman Zodiac, which is arranged by months, and based on the stars, the Chinese Zodiac is arranged in a twelve-year cycle. This cycle is based on the moon and, as the Jade Emperor decreed, each year is represented by one of the animals who first arrived to see him.

For example, the years 1963, 1975, 1987, and 1999 are called the Year of the Rabbit, and the whole year falls under the influence of the Rabbit’s energy. Each sign will fare differently in these years.

Using this system, the year you are born, and the animal attributed to it will influence your life, career path, and your good and bad fortune. Naming, marriage, what career path to pursue, and many other important decisions will be based on what is considered best, and this is based on your Chinese Zodiac sign.

Some individuals will even carefully select which year to have a baby, because they want to select certain characteristics for their children. This assures success for the child and their family in general.

A rise in birthrates during the Year of the Dragon are common, because Dragons embody success and power. It is said that people who follow the Chinese Zodiac are not only the Chinese, but people from other parts of Asia including Japan, Korea, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Listed below, in the order they arrived to see the Jade Emperor, are the twelve Chinese horoscope animals. We’ve included some of the years they rule, some personality traits you will embody if you are born under this animal’s influence, and which signs each horoscope is most and least compatible with.

Chinese Horoscope Animals

Rat

Recent years: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

The wise rat is resourceful, friendly, practical, creative, and critical. They rarely have financial issues and are excellent problem solvers. They do well in careers in finance and make good counselors, and actors.

Who is Most Compatible with Rats?

Rats are most compatible with the Ox, Dragon, and Monkey.

Who is the Least Compatible with Rats?

Rats are the least compatible with the Horse and Rooster.

Ox

Recent years: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

The trait of stubbornness balances into dependability in Oxen, and they are both hardworking and patient. They prefer dependable employment where they can feel secure and get the promotions and benefits they desire. They make outstanding Teachers and thrive in uniformed services like the Police and the Military. 

Who is Most Compatible with Oxen?

Oxen are most compatible with the Rat, Snake, and Rooster.

Who is the Least Compatible with Oxen?

Oxen are the least compatible with the Goat, Dragon, and Horse.

Tiger

Recent years: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Dashing and brave, Tigers are natural-born leaders. They are confident, ambitious, and magnetic. High energy Tigers thrive in challenging situations, and make excellent Salespeople and Advertising Executives. They also do well as Firefighters, and in Corporate Travel.

Who is Most Compatible with Tigers?

Tigers are most compatible with the Horse and Pig.

Who is the Least Compatible with Tigers

Tigers are the least compatible with the Snake and Monkey.

Rabbit

Recent years: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Rabbits can be downright timid with new people, but very sociable within their own groups. They are articulate, artistic, and kindhearted. These traits lend themselves well to Writing and Publishing careers, as well as jobs in Social Work, Therapy, and Public Speaking.

Who is Most Compatible with Rabbits?

Rabbits are most compatible with other Rabbits, and also the Goat, the Pig, and the Dog.

Who is the Least Compatible with Rabbits?

Rabbits are the least compatible with the Rooster and Snake.

Dragon

Recent years: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Powerful Dragons are considered very lucky and successful in life. Passionate and proud, their drive and determination makes them accomplish more than many others. This dynamic energy makes them terrific Entrepreneurs, Engineers, and Lawyers.

Who is Most Compatible with Dragons?

Dragons are most compatible with the Rat, Rooster, and Monkey.

Who is the Least Compatible with Dragons?

Dragons are the least compatible with the Ox, Dog, and Goat.

Snake

Recent years: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Considered the most intuitive of all the signs, the Snake is wise and a great thinker. Easily bored, they need a lot of variety, and love the challenge of meeting deadlines. They work well on their own, and need plenty of me time. They make good Analysts and Investigators, Sociologists, and excel in the Metaphysical and Psychic fields.

Who is Most Compatible with Snakes?

Snakes are most compatible with the Ox, Rooster, and Monkey.

Who is the Least Compatible with Snakes?

Snakes are the least compatible with the Tiger and Pig.

Horse

Recent years: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with energetic Horses, the free spirits of the Chinese Zodiac. They are athletic and seek lifelong happiness by achieving their dreams. Symbolizing freedom, they prefer to call the shots than to be told what to do. They are very social, and they make wonderful Language Instructors, Athletes, Bartenders, and Fitness Trainers.

Who is Most Compatible with Horses?

Horses are most compatible with the Tiger and Goats.

Who is the Least Compatible with Horses?

Horses are the least compatible with the Rat, Ox, and other Horses.

Goat

Recent years: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Calm, sensitive Goats are diplomatic, and need their “herd” to be happy. The selfless goat is always thinking of others before themselves and has an iron will that helps them persevere through times when other signs would shut down. Goats make good Philosophers, Teachers, and dedicated Medical workers.

Who is Most Compatible with Goats?

Goat are most compatible with the Rabbit, Horse, and Pig.

Who is the Least Compatible with Goats?

Goat are the least compatible with the Ox and Dragons.

Monkey

Recent years: 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Entertaining Monkeys may be known for how they love to play pranks at others expense, but their natural curiosity and intelligence makes them fast learners who are highly adaptable. The upbeat Monkey is a risk-taker and needs to be in a high energy environment where hard work pays off. They excel as Stockbrokers, Freelancers, Journalists, and Filmmakers.

Who is Most Compatible with Monkeys?

Monkeys are most compatible with the Rat, Dragon, and Snake.

Who is the Least Compatible with Monkeys?

Monkeys are the least compatible with the Tiger and Pig.

Rooster

Recent years: 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Complex, multi-talented Roosters are considered quite attractive, but they need the attention and support of others to thrive. Outspoken, and at home in the spotlight, they tend, more than other signs, to make their career the center of their world. They excel as Politicians, Restaurateurs, Broadcasters, and Surgeons.

Who is Most Compatible with Roosters?

Roosters are most compatible with the Ox and Snake.

Who is the Least Compatible with Roosters?

Roosters are the least compatible with the Rat and Dog.

Dog

Recent years: 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The best friend in the Chinese zodiac, the dog is loyal, and the very most faithful of signs. They are sincere, and talented at giving advice. Always quick to help out, they can be timid and anxious also. They make exemplary Judges, Professors, compassionate Clergy persons, and good Hospitality managers.

Who is Most Compatible with Dogs?

Dogs are most compatible with the Tiger and Rabbit.

Who is the Least Compatible with Dogs?

Dogs are the least compatible with the Dragon and Rooster.

Pig

Recent years: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

The kindly pig is so generous, they may find that their generosity is taken advantage of. They can rarely detect when people’s intentions are not good. Despite that, they are renowned for their attention to detail and are perfectionists.

They are materialistic and enjoy the comforts of home. These qualities make pigs shine in trades involving Technical work, Design, and work from home positions.

Who is Most Compatible with Pigs?

Pigs are most compatible with the Goat and Tiger.

Who is the Least Compatible with Pigs?

Pigs are the least compatible with the Snake and Monkey.

Conclusion

Knowing your Chinese Zodiac sign can help you with career choices, with knowing who might be best to start relationships with, and most importantly, can help you understand yourself better.

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