The Chinese Zodiac consists of twelve animal signs. People under different signs have unique characters and fortune. You can find out your animal signs quickly according to the zodiac years chart below. Also, by clicking the following animal links, you can learn detailed information about the personality traits, lucky numbers, colors, compatible animals of persons under different signs. And peek your horoscope of Career, Wealth, Love and Health in 2017, the year of Rooster.
Different people born under each animal sign have different characters. Ancient Chinese people calculated the compatibility for love between animals based on this. Nowadays, many people are keen on checking compatibilities to gain guidance in life, for love or for marriage although there is no scientific evidence. If you are interested in this, test the compatibility between you and your partner by using our tool below to test or find through the chart by clicking Chinese Zodiac Compatibility.
It's a mystery that which country created the zodiac first. According to the historical literature, the 12 animals in China used today including the animal selection and their orders were originated in the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD). The order of the animals is most explained with a folk-tale about how the animals were summoned to heaven by the Jade Emperor who ruled the heavens of China.
Why is the Chinese zodiac system so important to the Chinese? As an important part of the traditional Chinese Culture, the Chinese Zodiac culture has long been recognized, accepted, taken by consensus and penetrated into the daily lives of the Chinese people. Everyone, from the date of birth, has his unique animal sign accompanying him with the life long time. It is the birth symbol and mascot with different symbolic meanings for each one affecting their behaviors, characters and destiny. People show their strong belief in fortune and luck through the animal signs. As each animal sign has unique personality traits, the Chinese people like to predict people’s relations and more according to this. For example, when finding their mates, Chinese people hope to find the person with the animal sign that compatible with his best. Also the zodiac provides guidance on how people live their lives. For example, according to Chinese astrology, in different animal years, people under different signs should pay attention to different things in order to go smoothly in the year. All in all, the Chinese zodiac is an important component of China's ancient culture, reflecting the rich psychology of the Chinese people vividly.
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Auspicious Years to Get Married for 12 Zodiac Signs
|Animal||Shichen||Time Period||Animal Features during the Period|
|Rat||Zi (子)||23:00-01:00||Rats are most active during this period in seeking food.|
|Ox||Chou (丑)||01:00-03:00||Oxen ruminate slowly and leisurely.|
|Tiger||Yin (寅)||03:00-05:00||Tigers are most ferocious and hurt prey more.|
|Rabbit||Mao (卯)||05:00-07:00||The jade rabbit on the moon is busy pounding medicinal herb according to the tale.|
|Dragon||Chen (辰)||07:00-09:00||Dragons are hovering in the sky to give rainfall.|
|Snake||Si (巳)||09:00-11:00||Snakes start to leave their caves.|
|Horse||Wu (午)||11:00-13:00||The sun is overhead. Other animals are lying down for a rest, while Horses are still standing.|
|Sheep (Goat)||Wei (未)||13:00-15:00||Sheep(Goats) eat grass and urinate frequently.|
|Monkey||Shen (申)||15:00-17:00||Monkeys are screeching and most lively.|
|Rooster||You (酉)||17:00-19:00||Roosters return to their coops as it is getting dark.|
|Dog||Xu (戌)||19:00-21:00||Dogs are most alert and begin to do their duty to guard houses.|
|Pig||Hai (亥)||21:00-23:00||Pigs are sleeping soundly and growing fast.|
|Thailand||Rat||Ox||Tiger||Rabbit||Python/ Large Snake||Snake||Horse||Goat||Monkey||Chicken||Dog||Pig (Elephant in Northern Thailand)|
|Myanmar (Burma)||Garuda (mythical bird)||Tiger||Lion||Elephant (with tusks)||Elephant (no tusks)||Rat||Guinea Pig||Dragon|
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