Chinese Horoscopes



According to the Chinese calendar, the year you were born may determine your personality. Every year is represented by an animal, and legend has it that people born under that animal have certain personality traits. This year is the Year of the Pig. So just for fun, find your birth year and that year's animal, and see what some people believe it says about you. Do the same for your friends, parents, relatives, and teachers!


Sheep Can Recognize Faces


Chinese Character for Sheep

Year of the Sheep/Goat

The Real Thing

Timid sheep graze in flocks to guard against predators. Sheep have good memories; they can recognize many other sheep faces and remember them for two years. They can also remember human faces. Most are raised for their wool.


Born a Sheep/Goat?

At your best when people who admire you flock to your side, you stick by your friends. You are artistic, creative, and like to look good.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Sheep/Goat!

1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Year of the Rat

The Real Thing

Most rats are highly adaptable. They can live just about anywhere and eat just about anything. Before brown rats leave their underground burrows, these clever creatures send one rat ahead to make sure danger isn't lurking outside.


Born a Rat?

You welcome challenges and enjoy learning about new things. Funny and smart, you are generous and will protect your pack of friends.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Rat!

1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008


Rats Are Adaptable


Chinese Character for Rat


Oxen Are Strong


Chinese Character for Ox

Year of the Ox

The Real Thing

Oxen have been known to pull loads of 11,284 pounds (5,118 kilograms). People value their strength as well as their work ethic. An ox's horns can grow to be more than 20 inches (51 centimeters) long.


Born an Ox?

You approach projects in a step-by-step manner, wanting to do things right the first time. Shy but dependable, you are caring and trustworthy and never lose sight of your goal.


If you were born in any of these years, you're an Oxen!

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Year of the Tiger

The Real Thing

The largest of the big cats, tigers hunt alone. They secretly stalk prey, then leap and attack when the time seems right. Dinner still escapes most of the time.


Born a Tiger?

You're a natural leader but often like to do things by yourself. (That's how you stay in charge!) You believe in fighting for what's right, even if you'll lose in the end.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a tiger!

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010


Tigers Hunt Alone


Chinese Character for Tiger


Rabbits' Ears Keep Them Cool


Chinese Character for Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

The Real Thing

Rabbits normally give birth to about six babies at once and often live in groups. Their long ears help them cool off by lowering the temperature of the blood that circulates through them.


Born a Rabbit?

Well-liked and popular, you have a large circle of family and friends. You are very protective of them, and they protect you back. You tend to keep your cool and avoid conflicts.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Rabbit!

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011


Year of the Dragon

The Real Thing

The mythical dragon is a symbol of power and good fortune in Chinese culture. One of the most popular figures in Chinese art, the dragon is believed to be a combination of nine animals, including a frog, a tiger, an eagle, and a fish.


Born a Dragon?

You go out of your way to help your friends, who often seek you out for advice. Your outgoing personality helps you get along with many types of people.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Dragon!

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012


Dragons Are Mythical


Chinese Character for Dragon


Snakes Have Good Instincts


Chinese Character for Snake

Year of the Snake

The Real Thing

Snakes have great instincts. Some "play dead" to fool predators, and most sense prey by detecting ground vibrations. They can take more than an hour to swallow a meal, and they become inactive for up to two weeks before they shed their skin.


Born a Snake?

You rely on your instincts before asking others their opinions. At times you want to take a break from the action. It's not that you're lazy—sometimes you just like to think.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Snake!

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Year of the Horse

The Real Thing

A horse sleeps only about three hours a day. Intelligent, most can sense nervousness in people.


Born a Horse?

You have loads of energy and love adventure. You take charge and understand people, so you know how to work a crowd.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Horse!

1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014


Horses Are Intelligent


Chinese Character for Horse

Year of the Monkey

The Real Thing

Social and playful, monkeys show affection and friendship by picking bugs and dirt out of each other's fur. These animals use their hands and feet to grip objects and climb trees. Some even have tails that can grab items as small as peanuts.


Born a Monkey?

Swinging from one group of friends to another, you love to have a good time. You like to entertain your friends by showing off your talents, and they appreciate your cleverness and sense of humor.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Monkey!

1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016


Monkeys Are Clever


Chinese Character for Monkey


Roosters Are Noisy!


Chinese Character for Rooster

Year of the Rooster

The Real Thing

The rooster's loud cock-a-doodle-doo attracts females and warns other males to stay away. The red comb on his head may help other roosters identify him, and it also sets him apart from other bird species.


Born a Rooster?

You are practical and resourceful, and you use what you have to succeed without taking a lot of risks. A hard worker, you say what's on your mind and have a sense of style that sets you apart.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Rooster!

1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Year of the Dog

The Real Thing

A dog's supersensitive ears can hear a noise about 100 yards (91.44 meters) away that a person couldn't hear more than 25 yards (22.86 meters) away. Its strong sense of smell helps it do things like find lost people or sniff out bad guys.


Born a Dog?

You're a great listener who can keep a secret. Loyal to your friends, you have a keen sense of right and wrong and stick to what you believe in.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Dog!

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006


Dogs Have Super-Sensitive Ears


Chinese Character for Dog


Pigs Are Smart


Chinese Character for Pig

Text by Megan Howard

Year of the Pig

The Real Thing

Domesticated pigs have been helping humans for about 9,000 years. Incredibly intelligent, a pig shows its smarts by rolling in mud and sticking its snout in dirt. Why? The mud keeps it cool, and rooting in the dirt provides important vitamins.


Born a Pig?

Smart and caring, you live to help other people. You have great taste and love to wallow in the nicer things in life.


If you were born in any of these years, you're a Pig!

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007


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