Chinese Zodiac Signs

The Chinese animal zodiac, or sheng xiao in pinyin (literally translated as "born resembling"), is a rotating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these recurring animals were used to date the years, a different animal for each year, with each animal year repeated every 12 years. There are altogether 12 animals, which are, in order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

12 Chinese Zodiac Animal Signs

Actually the Chinese animal zodiac has certain similarities with the Western zodiac. Both have rotating cycles divided into 12 parts, and both imply the influence of each sign on a person’s personality. However, the differences are major. The Chinese animal zodiac is divided into years, while the Western zodiac is divided into months, and the animals are not associated with constellations.

Chinese and Western Zodiac Signs Combinations

The combinations chart of Chinese and Western horoscopes is very useful information to examine for the purpose of a personality interpretation. Most people are aware of their Western sun sign and will recognize their similarity to the conventional average assumed traits. While this gives an adequate portrayal it can sometimes leave out the finer and more significant details of a person’s temperament. In order to fully assess someone’s traits and astrological forecast, we need to look beyond their elementary horoscope and into the deeper theories of the centuries old Chinese doctrines.

Chinese Zodiac Signs Compatibility

Compatibility in a long term relationship involves so much more than physical attraction. Chinese animal zodiac also have compatibility chart, so you can read - how to build better relationships. How do you handle money? How good are you at completing domestic chores? At impressing your partner’s business acquaintances? All of these things factor in to a blissfully happy relationship. If your partner has a hard time saving money, it is better for your relationship if you are good with finances. If you are exceedingly ambitious, it benefits you to find a partner who enjoys domestic chores so that your home will be taken care of. If one of you has a tendency to act without thinking, it is best if the other is cautious and can offer wise advice.

Chinese Zodiac Love

Chinese Zodiac Men

Chinese Zodiac Women

Chinese Zodiac Years

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. There are - the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. There are also 5 elements in the zodiac associated with the animals and their personalities: Wood, Earth, Fire, Water and Metal.