Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
The Chinese Zodiac is thousands of years old and easily predates its Western counterpart. Even today, millions of believers across the globe consult the Chinese Zodiac regularly. While Western Astrology is based upon the months of the year, Chinese Astrology is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle. Your sign is determined by the year in which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar). Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.There are twelve zodiacal animal signs in Chinese calendar and people born under each animal sign have different characteristics and personalities. It is possible to check details and compatibilities to gain guidance in life, for love or marriage. In fact, the zodiac compatibility can offer guidance for any relationship. According to Chinese astrology, the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be compatible but are incompatible if they are six years apart. You can test the compatibility between you and your partner though the widget on the right; and the following Chinese zodiac compatibility chart is designed to help people find their horoscope compatibilities or love compatibilities before starting a relationship.
Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart
|Rat||well suited||happy & steady||hot & cold||may argue||suitable match||volatile pair||poor match||poor match||very lively||need effort||lively pair||quite charming|
|Ox||happy & steady||caring pair||ups & downs||ups & downs||tricky pair||support each other||difficult match||steer clear||loving pair||good match||can be good||need effort|
|Tiger||hot & cold||need effort||happy & steady||can be good||require patience||steer clear||good ally||can work out||very rocky||hard work||strong ally||superb match|
|Rabbit||may argue||ups & downs||can be good||truly loving||hard going||hard work||can work out||great fun||need effort||many conflicts||truly loving||superb match|
|Dragon||suitable match||tricky pair||require patience||hard going||good match||can be good||lively pair||hot & cold||good pair|
|Snake||volatile pair||support each other||steer clear||hard work||can be good|
|tricky pair||need effort||long lasting match|
|quite charming||not match|
|Horse||poor match||difficult match||good ally||can work out||lively pair||trickypair||caring sharing||superb match||quite hurtful||can be good||good ally||ups & downs|
|Sheep||poor match||steer clear||can work out||great fun||hot & cold||require effort||superb match||long lasting||can work out||hard work||tricky pair||support each other|
|Monkey||very lively||loving pair||very rocky||need effort||good pair||long lasting match||quite hurtful||can work out||full of laughter||hard going||volatile pair||poles apart|
|Rooster||need effort||good match||hard work||many conflicts|
|can be good||hard work||hard going||intense passion||poor match||require effort|
|Dog||lively pair||can be good||strong ally||truly loving||not suitable||quite charming||good ally||tricky pair||volatile pair||poor match||loyal loving||ups & downs|
|Pig||quite charming||need effort||superb match||superb match||hard work||not matching||ups & downs||support each other||poles apart||require effort||ups & downs||intense passion|
The twelve animal signs can be divided into four groups of three. The groups are based on the surmise that each of the three animals concerned have similar ways of thinking or temperament, or at least the style of thinking and understanding.
- Group One: Rat, Dragon, Monkey - They are action oriented and show traits of intelligence. They can complement in intellect and are compatible with each other.
- Group Two: Ox, Snake, Rooster - They are deep thinkers and always conscious about attaining their objectives. They are complementary to each other in intellect and habits.
- Group Three: Tiger, Horse, Dog - They incline to freedom and have strong sense of personal ego. They can understand each other but sometimes are egoistical.
- Group Four: Rabbit, Sheep, Pig - They love peace and believe in mutual co-operation. They can be sympathetic and usually make great pairs.
As part of Chinese astrology, Chinese zodiac animal signs are also related to the Ying Yang and Wu Xing (the Five Elements) theories. They are opposite but also supporting and generating to the other. One can realize personal shortcomings and learn from the positive attitudes of others as a complement.