There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs, but they are different from those we usually know: find out in this article which is yours
Since the dawn of time we have been strongly pushed to seek a meaning and a design for our destiny and future, and often these messages are sought precisely… among the stars! Even if you are not passionate, we are sure that at least once in your life you have consulted your horoscope – peeking out what the future had in store for you regarding your zodiac sign. You may already know all about the “western” zodiac signs based on the 12 months of the year, but a strong connotation and deep meanings can also be found in the Chinese zodiac signs.
The Chinese horoscope, in fact, belongs to a much more ancient and mysterious millenary culture, which is based on a 12-year cycle characterized by a specific animal. Forget cancer, leo, pisces … the Chinese zodiac signs are different, but each one has a correspondence with what we already know of our Western horoscope. In this article by Tipsforwomens we will find out what are the Chinese zodiac signs and their dates, what are the symbols of the Chinese zodiac signs, and also all their characteristics. Are you ready to find yourself in the descriptions of the signs?
- What are the Chinese zodiac signs?
- The mouse: years and characteristics
- The ox: years and characteristics
- The tiger: years and characteristics
- The rabbit: years and characteristics
- The dragon: years and characteristics
- The snake: years and characteristics
- The horse: years and characteristics
- The goat: years and characteristics
- The monkey: years and characteristics
- The rooster: years and characteristics
- The dog: years and characteristics
- The pig: years and characteristics
What are the Chinese zodiac signs?
As stated, even the Chinese zodiac signs are 12 and figured by animals, different from those we usually read in magazines or applications of our local horoscope. The Chinese zodiac symbols are:
Each of these has its own specific characteristic and, as per the horoscope we know, determines affinity, personality, relationships, and predicts one’s career or inclination for luck. It is possible to calculate your Chinese zodiac sign starting from the date of birth (year, month and day) which will calculate the correspondence according to the Chinese calendar, and not Gregorian. A careful eye will not have escaped a very interesting detail: the Chinese zodiac signs are based on the principle of alternation, or on the Yin and Yang.
There are therefore more docile and “meek” animals, and others that have decidedly more aggressive and preponderant traits. Not only that: to determine the alternation of the Chinese zodiac signs, the horoscope also takes into consideration the number of legs, with particular attention to parity or disparity. Tiger, mouse, monkey, horse and dog are “yang” animals, while rabbit, goat, snake, buffalo, pig and rooster are “yin” animals. Let’s go and see together the various peculiarities sign by sign.
The mouse: years and characteristics
Years of the mouse: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936
What are the characteristics of mice, understood precisely as animals? That’s right: speed, intelligence, cunning and success. The Chinese zodiac sign of the mouse is typical of strong personalities and at the same time cunning, determined, precise and distrustful enough to never be caught unprepared by others. They are slightly obsessed with precision and perfection, and in love they can be very faithful and passionate. It is the first official sign of the Chinese zodiac, and in fact it fully represents the soul of leadership that the born of the mouse naturally have. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius.
The ox: years and characteristics
Years of the Ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937
Generally referred to as ox or buffalo, this Chinese zodiac sign is one of the most beautiful in the eastern zodiac. Characterized by patience, calm, industriousness and strength, the Ox person is extremely faithful, reliable and of a calm and concrete nature. He is a hard worker, aware that the right commitment can lead to the achievement of any goal. The ox – or buffalo – is extremely honest with others and sincere in their relationships. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Capricorn.
The tiger: years and characteristics
Years of the Tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938
The tiger is a proud, indomitable, courageous and self-confident animal: these are also the main traits found in the Chinese zodiac sign of the tiger. They may seem too authoritarian at times, but they are also positive, resolute, passionate and purposeful. However, their nature is slightly aggressive: woe to disappoint someone with the sign of the tiger! Its claws are always sharp… Corresponding western zodiac sign: Aquarius.
The rabbit: years and characteristics
Years of the Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939
Sweet, with a great sense of family, faithful to their partner and precious with friends: the Chinese zodiac sign of the rabbit fully represents generosity and goodness of mind, as well as altruism. They are kind and supportive, but they tend to view the world in a pessimistic way and to indulge in negativity. They are also possessive with their own affections, of a possession that is not always positive. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Pisces.
The dragon: years and characteristics
Years of the Dragon: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940
How proud are those born under the sign of the dragon! On the other hand, it is certainly not an animal like all the others. The zodiac sign of the dragon is intelligent, authoritarian and at times selfish: it is part of his commitment to achieving goals, which leads him to put his personal well-being before everything and everyone. In love he is a real Latin lover, passionate and overwhelming, always ready to make his partner feel special. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Aries.
The snake: years and characteristics
Years of the snake: 2025 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941
Those born in the year of the snake certainly know how to use their charm as a weapon of seduction and their beauty as an ally. The snake is also characterized by wisdom, out of the ordinary intuition, and analysis. In fact, he can be slightly aloof, silent and shy towards others, and this unfortunately is reflected in his relationships – which tend to be superficial. When he is in love, however, he is very possessive. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Taurus.
The horse: years and characteristics
Years of the horse: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942
The Chinese zodiac sign of the horse is a hilarious, somewhat eccentric and very energetic type. He is characterized by a shining vivacity and curiosity towards the world, he loves being in company and surrounding himself with many friends. On the other hand, he is slightly stubborn and sometimes insecure, but thanks to the support of his affections he is always able to see the positive side. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
The goat: years and characteristics
Years of the goat: 2027, 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943
Also referred to as “sheep”, the Chinese zodiac sign of the goat is sweet, calm, gentle and tender. A precious nature, which makes goat people extremely reliable and loyal, very faithful in love and good-natured. They have a keen sense of family, and put the good of others before their own. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Cancer.
The monkey: years and characteristics
Years of the Monkey: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944
What comes to mind when you think of the monkey as an animal? Yes, a lot of curiosity. The latter is the main trait of the Chinese zodiac sign of the monkey, a dynamic sign, always on the lookout for something new, true travel lovers and decidedly energetic types. They love to have fun in love, but when they fall in love they become faithful and serious. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Leo.
The rooster: years and characteristics
Years of the rooster: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945
Intelligent, intuitive, sometimes giving up: the rooster is the Chinese zodiac sign which, just like the animal that represents it, can be short-tempered and slightly aggressive. Sometimes they sin of presumptuousness, but they are at the same time very faithful in friendships. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Virgo.
The dog: years and characteristics
Dog Years: 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946
Faithful, supportive, protective of his affections: this Chinese zodiac sign is truly precious. When you manage to scratch his initial distrust and break down his insecurity, the approach is loving and engaging. Its main feature? Honesty. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Libra.
The pig: years and characteristics
Years of the Pig: 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947
There is no Chinese zodiac sign that, more than the pig, is attached to family and friends. His constant commitment is to guarantee the well-being of others, thanks also to his ability to organize and his kindness of soul. Sometimes they are short-tempered and angry, because they are not very patient, but in love they are sincere and faithful to the core. Corresponding Western Zodiac Sign: Scorpio.