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Chinese Astrology – what’s your sign?

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Have you ever heard of Sheng Xiao? You might know it as the Chinese Zodiac.

This popular method of calculating your stars is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year related to an animal sign. Chinese Zodiac isn’t just popular and meaningful in Asia. It is now equally popular in the Western world, and individuals like to compare their own traits to the characteristics considered to be coming from the corresponding animal.


Your individual Chinese Zodiac sign is calculated from your birth year, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Which sign are you and what does it say about you? Have a look at the chart below to determine which sign you are then read what that means for you!

Chinese zodiac rat

The Rat – born in 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948

Lucky Numbers 2 & 3

People who have the Rat zodiac are quick-witted, resourceful, and versatile with strong intuition and quick response. They easily adapt themselves well to a new environment.


Chinese zodiac ox

The Ox – born in 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949

Lucky Numbers 1 & 4

As strong as an Ox! Those born under this sign are known for their diligence, dependability, strength, and determination.


Chinese zodiac tiger

The Tiger – born in 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950

Lucky numbers 1, 3, & 4

Those born in the year of the powerful Tiger are bold, brave, competitive, unpredictable, and very self-confident – just like a real tiger!


Chinese zodiac rabbitThe Rabbit – born in 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951

Lucky numbers 3, 4 & 6

Those born in the year of the rabbit are known for their gentle nature, as well as being quiet, elegant, and alert. They are also highly skilful and particularly responsible.

Chinese zodiac dragonThe Dragon – born in 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952

Lucky numbers 1, 6, & 7

A powerful personality! Those who have the Dragon zodiac are known for having a reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue.


Chinese zodiac snakeThe Snake – born in 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953

Lucky numbers 2, 8, & 9

The Snake is the most enigmatic zodiac out of the twelve zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive, most private, and most reticent.


Chinese zodiac horseThe Horse – born in 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954

Lucky numbers 2, 3, & 7

Those born under the Horse zodiac are often extremely animated, active, and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, especially when they’re the center of attention.


Chinese zodiac goatThe Goat – born in 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955

Lucky numbers 2 & 7

People born in the year of the Goat are known for being gentle, mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and very kind-hearted.



Chinese zodiac monkeyThe Monkey – born in 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956

Lucky numbers 4 & 9

Those born in the year of the Monkey are usually witty, funny, and intelligent, with a magnetic personality and a mischievous side.



Chinese zodiac roosterThe Rooster – born in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957

Lucky numbers 5, 7, & 8

Those born under the Rooster are known for being very self-confident as well as very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.



Chinese zodiac dogThe Dog – born in 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958

Lucky numbers 3, 4, & 9

Those born in the year of the Dog will show a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, as well as being one of the most honest, kind, and reliable people you could meet.


Chinese zodiac pigThe Pig – born in 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959

Lucky numbers 2, 5, & 8

Those born in the year of the Pig are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They also have great concentration skills.


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