Chinese Zodiac!!!


 


First step you’ll need to know what sign you are. Simply for ease I have only started at the year 1960 however I can easily tell you your sign if your year of birth is before this!


 










































































































































































































































































































































































Year


Sign


Element


Year Begins


Year Ends


1960


Rat


Metal


28 January 1960


14 February 1961


1961



Ox


Metal


15 Feb 1961


4 Feb 1962


1962


Tiger


Water


5 Feb 1962


24 Jan 1963


1963


Cat



Water


25 Jan 1963


12 Feb 1964


1964


Dragon


Wood


13 Feb 1964


1 Feb 1965


1965


Snake


Wood



2 Feb 1965


20 Jan 1966


1966


Horse


Fire


21 Jan 1966


8 Feb 1967


1967


Goat


Fire


9 Feb 1967



29 Jan 1968


1968


Monkey


Earth


30 Jan 1968


16 Feb 1969


1969


Rooster


Earth


17 Feb 1969


5 Feb 1970


1970


Dog


Metal


6 Feb 1970


26 Jan 1971



1971


Pig


Metal


27 Jan 1971


14 Feb 1972


1972


Rat


Water


15 Feb 1972


2 Feb 1973


1973



Ox


Water


3 Feb 1973


22 Jan 1974


1974


Tiger


Wood


23 Jan 1974


10 Feb 1975


1975


Cat



Wood


11 Feb 1975


30 Jan 1976


1976


Dragon


Fire


31 Jan 1976


17 Feb 1977


1977


Snake


Fire



18 Feb 1977


6 Feb 1978


1978


Horse


Earth


7 Feb 1978


27 Jan 1979


1979


Goat


Earth


28 Jan 1979



15 Feb 1980


1980


Monkey


Metal


16 Feb 1980


4 Feb 1981


1981


Rooster


Metal


5 Feb 1981


24 Jan 1982


1982


Dog


Water


25 Jan 1982


12 Feb 1983



1983


Pig


Water


13 Feb 1983


1 Feb 1984


1984


Rat


Wood


2 Feb 1984


19 Feb 1985


1985



Ox


Wood


20 Feb 1985


8 Feb 1986


1986


Tiger


Fire


9 Feb 1986


28 Jan 1987


1987


Cat



Fire


29 Jan 1987


16 Feb 1988


1988


Dragon


Earth


17 Feb 1988


5 Feb 1989


1989


Snake


Earth



6 Feb 1989


26 Jan 1990


1990


Horse


Metal


27 Jan 1990


14 Feb 1991


1991


Goat


Metal


15 Feb 1991



3 Feb 1992


1992


Monkey


Water


4 Feb 1992


22 Jan 1993


1993


Rooster


Water


23 Jan 1993


9 Feb 1994


1994


Dog


Wood


10 Feb 1994


30 Jan 1995



1995


Pig


Wood


31 Jan 1995


18 Feb 1996


1996


Rat


Fire


19 Feb 1996


6 Feb 1997


1997



Ox


Fire


7 Feb 1997


27 Jan 1998


1998


Tiger


Earth


28 Jan 1998


15 Feb 1999


1999


Cat



Earth


16 Feb 1999


4 Feb 2000


2000


Dragon


Metal


5 Feb 2000


24 Jan 2001


2001


Snake


Metal



25 Jan 2001


12 Feb 2002


2002


Horse


Water


25 Jan 2002


12 Feb 2003


2003


Goat


Water


13 Feb 2003



1 Feb 2004


2004


Monkey


Wood


2 Feb 2004


19 Feb 2005


2005


Rooster


Wood


20 Feb 2005


8 Feb 2006


2006


Dog


Fire


9 Feb 2006


28 Jan 2007



2007


Pig


Fire


29 Jan 2007


16 Feb 2008


2008


Rat


Earth


17 Feb 2008


5 Feb 2009


2009



Ox


Earth


6 Feb 2009


26 Jan 2010


2010


Tiger


Metal


27 Jan 2010


14 Feb 2011


2011


Cat



Metal


15 Feb 2011


3 Feb 2012


2012


Dragon


Water


4 Feb 2012


22 Jan 2013


2013


Snake


Water



23 Jan 2013


9 Feb 2014


 


So now you know what sign you are but what do they mean? Read on to find out…


Ratyour colour is warm ochre
flower is a daisy
fragrance is sandalwood
tree is oak
flavour is piquant
birthstone is emerald
lucky number is 11



favourites
food is sweetbread
animal is goose
drink is
bordeaux claret
spice is coriander
metal is bronze
herb is rosemary
musical instrument is violin


the Rat is YIN


the Rat motto is 'I rule'


the sunny side
Rats are charming, protective, compassionate, communicative, dynamic, familial, thrifty, skillful, sober, upright, attractive, idealistic, prosperous, experimental, talented, adaptable, open-minded, brilliant entrepreneurs.



your darker moments
Rats may wax verbose, become possessive, picky, defensive, excessive, addictive, fickle, stingy, bumptious, bossy, exploitive, anxious, argumentative, opinionated, overbearing and downright self-obsessed.


Oxfor better results your colour is dark blue
flower is chrysanthemum
fragrance is shalimar
tree is pear
flavour is sweet
birthstone is lapis lazuli
lucky number is 1


favourites
food is beef stew
animal is bear
drink is strong tea
spice is coriander
metal is copper
herb is sage
musical instrument is tuba



the Ox is YIN


the Ox motto is 'I persevere'


outside all is self contained
On the self-contained exterior, Oxen are patient, contemplative, skillful, dexterous, eloquent, confident, familiar, authoritative, industrious, sure of foot and eloquent.


but inside ...
But... pierce the Ox's thick hide and you will find prejudice, chauvinism, blind faith, pride, tyranny, pettiness, criticism, eccentricity, bigotry, conservatism, grumpiness - and, on occasion, violence.


Tigerfor better results your colour is bright red
flower is carnation
fragrance is jasmin
tree is sycamore
flavour is sweet
birthstone is ruby
lucky number is 7



favourites
food is fruit pie
animal is tiger
drink is lemonade
spice is cinnamon
metal is gold
herb is thyme
musical instrument is trumpet


the Tiger is YANG


the Tiger motto is 'I win'


goody 4 shoes!
On their best behavior, Tigers are lovable, alluring, warm-hearted, altruistic, honorable, hard-working, pleasant, independent, engaging, dynamic, idealistic sweetie pies.


when you act up (which is quite often)
When they act up (which is often), Tigers are rash, hotheaded, reckless, infatuate, quarrelsome, caustic, moody, predatory, rebellious, disobedient, irreverent rascals.



* Rabbit or Catfor better results your colour is gray
flower is rose
fragrance is shalimar
tree is poplar
flavour is tangy
birthstone is sapphire
lucky number is 4


favourites
food is fish
animal is squirrel
drink is
bordeaux
spice is pepper
metal is bronze
herb is tarragon
musical instrument is piano



the Cat is YIN


the Cat motto is 'I retreat'


oh pussycat !
In pussycat mode, the Cat/Rabbit person is sensitive, tactful, home-loving, refined, prudent, discreet, long-living, ambitious, cultured, well mannered, artistic, considerate, scholarly, suave, graciously hospitable, modest and unimpeachably virtuous.


but your fur rubbed the wrong way
But rub his fur the wrong way and he becomes snobbish, secretive, pedantic, complicated, haughtily indifferent, self-indulgent, hypochondriac, punctilious, judgmental, self-righteous, deceptive, self-centered and terminally condescending.


Dragon your colour is gold
flower is rose
fragrance is eau verte
tree is sequoia
flavour is pungent
birthstone is ruby
lucky number is 2



favourites
food is steak au poivre
animal is monkey
drink is bloody mary
spice is cardamom
metal is hammered silver
herb is dill
musical instrument is clarinet


the Dragon is YANG


the Dragon motto is 'I reign'


magnificent dragon
The awesome demeanor of Dragons leaves no doubt as to how vibrant, magnanimous, charismatic, principled, self-sufficient, discriminating, compelling, thrilling, accomplished, good-hearted, healthy and prodigiously shrewd this noble creature can be.


flame thrower!
But one tiny glimpse of the Dragon's scaly underbelly gives us a less enchanting image of our mythical hero. In their worst moments Dragons can become bombastic, dissatisfied, ruthless, demanding, opinionated, mawkishly sentimental, egocentric, defensive, power-mad, foolhardy, willful and pompous.



Snakeyour colour is ice blue
flower is camellia
fragrance is musk
tree is palm
flavour is bittersweet
birthstone is opal
lucky number is 3


favourites
food is caviar
animal is turtle dove
drink is champagne
spice is curry
metal is platinum
herb is fennel
musical instrument is violin



the Snake is YANG


the Snake motto is 'I feel'


sweetness
When a Snake is at his most appealing he can be amiable, compromising, fun-loving, altruistic, honorable, sympathetic, philosophical, charitable, a paragon of fashion, intuitive, discreet, diplomatic, amusing and sexy.


bad pills
But when a Snake decides to be a pill he becomes self-righteous, imperious, judgmental, conniving, mendacious, grabby, clinging, pessimistic, fickle, haughty, ostentatious and a very sore loser.


Horse your colour is ebony
flower is narcissus
fragrance is wildflowers
tree is white birch
flavour is sweet and sour
birthstone is topaz
lucky number is 8



favourites
food is vegetables
animal is wildcat
drink is red wine
spice is cloves
metal is silver
herb is parsley
musical instrument is the human voice


the Horse is YANG


the Horse motto is 'I control'


nice horse
The handsome Horse is at his most attractive when he manages to be productive, enthusiastic, amusing, warm-hearted, talented, agreeable, industrious, generous, sociable, autonomous, strong-minded, sexy, curious, persuasive and logical.


horsing about
But... when he fails to maintain control of himself, even the most delectable of Horses can become defiant, condescending, unscrupulous, anxious, moody, ruthlessly pragmatic, opportunistic, hard-nosed, self-serving and so obtuse as to seem to have gone both blind and deaf at once.



Goatyour colour is light green
flower is narcissus
fragrance is apple blossom
tree is dogwood
flavour is bland
birthstone is sapphire
lucky number is 12


favourites
food is raw vegetables, yuk
animal is nightingale
drink is mineral water
spice is saffron
metal is aluminium
herb is mint
musical instrument is harp



the Goat is YANG


the Goat motto is 'I depend'


happy
On good days, Goats are appealing, altruistic, creative, empathetic, intuitive, generous, artless, gentle, romantic, sensitive, compliant, candid, self-effacing darlings.


moaning
But when the going gets rough Goats can become self-pitying, pessimistic, fugitive, parasitic, vengeful, lazy, indecisive, contentious, violent, capricious, irresponsible, tardy, careless, bigoted, nasty little pieces of work.


Monkeyyour colour is yellow
flower is dandelion
fragrance is jasmine
tree is sycamore
flavour is sweet
birthstone is tigers eye
lucky number is 10



favourites
food is fruit pie
animal is tiger
drink is lemonade
spice is cinnamon
metal is gold
herb is thyme
musical instrument is guitar


the Monkey is YIN


the Monkey motto is 'I entertain'


happy go lucky
On the happy-go-lucky surface, Monkeys are reasonable, faithful, autonomous, candid, altruistic, successful, inventive, co-operative, loving, intelligent, individualistic and generous entertainers.


however
But behind closed doors, Monkeys can be hyperemotional, capricious, guileful, self-indulgent, immature, insecure, indifferent, careless, gullible, petty, grabby scene-stealers.



Rooster your colour is violet
flower is chrysanthemum
fragrance is myrrh
tree is oak
flavour is sweetish
birthstone is topaz
lucky number is 6


favourites
food is barbecued meats
animal is wild deer
drink is cider
spice is white pepper
metal is zinc
herb is savory
musical instrument is oboe



the Rooster is YANG


the Rooster motto is 'I know better'


when comfortable
In a comfortable barnyard setting where all the animals know who is boss, the cocky Rooster will usually be forthright, brave, enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking, tenacious, resilient, adventurous, meticulous, prompt, astute, well-dressed, proficient, down-to-earth, gregarious, communicative, sensible, generous, charming, ebullient and terminally witty.


bad days
But on bad days, when everyone ignores his presence, nobody cares a whit for his genius or seeks his favor, the Rooster grows cranky, fussy, vain, self-involved, blindly egotistical, over-zealous, pretentious, materialistic, grabby, high-handed, cynical, mercurial, self-absorbed and persnickety.


Dogyour colour is turquoise
flower is calendula
fragrance is balsam
tree is cherry
flavour is meaty
birthstone is ruby
lucky number is 9



favourites
food is meat pie
animal is dog or sheep
drink is strong coffee
spice is clove
metal is lead
herb is marjoram
musical instrument is guitar


the Dog is YIN


the Dog motto is 'I worry'


wagging tail
When all is well and the sheep are safely in the barn, Dogs are attentive, well meaning, helpful, warm-hearted, altruistic, modest, devoted, philosophical, dutiful, discreet, intelligent and enthusiastic.


barking
But when panic strikes (at least once a day) Dogs can turn nasty, mean-spirited, disagreeable, bad-tempered, self-righteous, judgmental, quarrelsome, accusing, nervous, anxious and impossible to live with.



Pigyour colour is royal purple
flower is cala lily
fragrance is ambergris
tree is acacia
flavour is sweet and sour
birthstone is moonstone
lucky number is 5


favourites
food is delicacies
animal is cat
drink is
bordeaux
spice is cloves
metal is purest silver
herb is oregano
musical instrument is harp



the Pig is YIN


the Pig motto is 'I preserve'


good
When wallowing contentedly along, Pigs are sensible, sensual and sensitive, sweetly naive, caring, self-sacrificing, erudite, talented, open-handed, candid, outgoing, amusing, charitable, obliging, graciously hospitable and virtuous.


bad
But when their elastic generosity has been stretched beyond its limit, out pops Piggy's darker side. Then, he becomes hot-tempered, pessimistic, outrageously epicurean, earthy to a fault, sardonic, snobbish, snide, authoritarian, competitive, know-it-all, stingy, victimized and sometimes downright criminally mad at the world.


 * Rabbit or Cat, Chinese or Vietnamese Astrology