Horoscope of the Twelve Animals
  1. RAT - 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
    Charming, adaptable, creative, ambitious, opportunist, gregarious, erratic, gossip. Symbols of wealth because rats are always able to find food, considered a basic form of wealth.
    Compatible marriage to: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
    Second choice: Rat, Tiger, Snake, Dog, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Horse, (worse) Sheep

  2. OX - 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961,1973, 1985, 1997, 2009,2021
    Steadfast, methodical, unimaginative, dependable, loyal, possessive, logical, honest, unromantic. Strong and not willing to make too many changes - down to earth and practical.
    Compatible marriage to: Snake, Rooster, Rat
    Second choice: Ox, Dragon, Hare, Money, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Horse, Dog, (worse) Sheep

  3. TIGER - 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
    Leadership, brave, rash, impetuous, warm, sincere, aggressive, authoritarian
    A beautiful animal that will attack if his territory is invaded.
    Compatible marriage to: Horse, Dragon, Dog
    Second choice: Rat, Ox, Hare, Tiger, Sheep, Rooster, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Monkey, (worse) Snake

  4. HARE, RABBIT - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
    Withdrawn, independent, aloof, submissive, humble, gossip, melancholic, gambler, placid. An excellent judge of character, can detect sincerity or trouble.
    Compatible marriage to: Sheep, Boar, Dog
    Second Choice: Hare
    Incompatible marriage to: Dragon, (worse) Rooster, Rat

  5. DRAGON - 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000,2012
    Flamboyant, extrovert, elegant, imaginative, strong, decisive, resolute.
    The dragon is considered the flashiest and boldest member of the Chinese astrological family.
    Compatible marriage to: Rat, Snake, Monkey, Rooster
    Second choice: Tiger, Horse, Sheep, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Ox, Hare, (worse) Dog

  6. SNAKE, SERPENT 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
    Restraint, insinuating, subtle, pushy, double-dealing, scandalous, vicarious, sensuous. Symbol of medicine and healing, intuitive and intelligent.
    Compatible marriage to: Rat, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Dog
    Incompatible marriage to: Monkey, (worse) Tiger, Boar

  7. HORSE - 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
    Competitive, cheerful, talkative, talented, showy, impatient, independent, tough, hard workers and competitive by nature.
    Compatible marriage to: Tiger, Dog, Sheep, (best) Horse
    Second choice: Dragon, Snake, Monkey, Rooster, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Ox, Hare, Horse, (worse) Rat

  8. RAM, SHEEP - 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
    Affectionate, caring, trusting, selflessness, artistic, fastidious, creative, complacent, diplomatic. A follower rather than a leader, happiest in a crowd, and is best not placed in a position to make decisions.
    Compatible marriage to: Hare, Boar, Horse
    Second choice: Tiger, Dragon, Snake, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster
    Incompatible marriage to: Rat (worse) Ox, Dog

  9. MONKEY - 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956,1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
    Inventive, curious, quick-witted, scheming, versatile audacious, mischievous, resentful, energetic, humorous. They are energetic and develop personal loyalties.
    Compatible marriage to: Rat, Dragon
    Second Choice: Hare, Sheep, Dog
    Incompatible marriage to: Snake, Boar, (worse) Tiger

  10. ROOSTER 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 Determined, pride, alert, confident, abrasive, aggressive, rude, affectionate, resolute, punctilious. Roosters make great managers and leaders.
    Compatible marriage to: Ox, Snake, Dragon
    Second choice: Tiger, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Rat, Rooster, Dog, (worse) Hare

  11. DOG - 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
    Loyal, honest, likable, trusted, conservative, sympathetic, tolerant, active, reliable.
    The dog is active and sociable, ready to mix at get togethers, and good listeners.
    Compatible marriage to: Horse, Tiger, Sheep, Hare
    Second Choice: Rat, Snake, Monkey, Dog, Boar
    Incompatible marriage to: Ox, Rooster, (worse) Dragon, Sheep

  12. BOAR, PIG - 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
    Unpretentious, joy, caring, industrious, trusting, naive, hardworking, hospitable
    The boar is caring ,not lazy, but quiet.
    Compatible marriage to: Hare, Sheep
    Second choice: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Rooster, Dog
    Incompatible marriage to: Monkey, Boar, (worse) Snake
"Chinese New Year: Fact and Folklore" by William C. Hu
Ars Ceramica, Ltd. Ann Arbor, Mi. 1991 ISBN 0-89344-037-x

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China Books & Periodicals Inc. San Francisco, Ca. 1991 ISBN 0-8351-2436-3

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China Books & Periodical Inc. San Francisco, Ca. 1991 ISBN 0-8351-2481-9

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