Chinese New Year

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On the 31st January 2014, it is the Chinese New Year.  Have you ever wondered what zodiac sign you were born under on the Chinese calendar?

Well, below is a chart showing the year of your birth and how it corresponds with the animal Zodiac sign.  If you were born between 1st January and 4th February, look up to the previous calendar year, since the Chinese Solar year usually starts on the 4th February.

Underneath the chart are the Chinese Zodiac signs, and the characteristics that correspond to each one.




Chinese Zodiac Rat





Element: Water
Partners well with: Dragon and Monkey
Characteristics: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable 

Chinese Zodiac Ox





Element: Earth
Partners well with: Snake and Rooster
Characteristics: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined

Chinese Zodiac Tiger




Element: Wood
Partners well with: Horse and Dog
Characteristics: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic

Chinese Zodiac Rabbit






Element: Wood
Partners well with: Sheep and Boar
Characteristics: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers 

Chinese Zodiac Dragon







Element: Earth
Partners well with: Rat and Monkey
Characteristics: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic

Chinese Zodiac Snake



Snake: Element: Fire

Partners well with: Rooster and Ox

Characteristics: Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive

Chinese Zodiac Symbol Horse






Element: Fire
Partners well with: Dog and Tiger
Characteristics: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong

Chinese Zodiac Symbol Sheep





Element: Earth
Partners well with: Boar and Rabbit
Characteristics: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm 

Chinese Zodiac Monkey Symbol






Element: Metal
Partners well with: Dragon and Rat
Characteristics: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart 

Chinese Zodiac Rooster






Element: Metal
Partners well with: Snake and Ox
Characteristics: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident. 

Chinese Zodiac Dog





Element: Earth
Partners well with: Tiger and Horse
Characteristics: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart 

Chinese Zodiac Boar




Element: Water
Partners well with: Sheep and Rabbit
Characteristics: Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable


Can you relate to the characteristics and have you partnered with the right animal?



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28th Jan 2014
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The Signs may be incorrect as, for instance, I was born on the 5th February 1953 and although that should mean I'm a Snake, in actual fact I'm supposed to be a Dragon as the Year of the Snake does not begin until 14th February and many of the signs don't start until mid-month. However I not only have all the characteristics of the Dragon but also many of the I'm obviously a 'hybrid!!
10th Feb 2013
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I am a rooster - always on top of the dung heap, crowing!! Strange that I'm a metal in this but a water in 9 Star Ki, which is part of Feng Shui.
Jeffrey Shaw
10th Feb 2013
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I was born on the cusp of the OX and the TIGER,my birthdate is 24/01/1950 so my character is a mixture of both.
Sue Archer
10th Feb 2013
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I am a boar as well and that fits me to a T.
Barry Flewitt
10th Feb 2013
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Although I was born in 1948 Because I was born on the 8th January.
This in fact makes me a Boar, as my birthday was before the Chinese new year
9th Feb 2013
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i am a dog and its very correct and a leo
Ella Nicholls
9th Feb 2013
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I'm a tiger! I love all the big cats. My star sign is Leo!
Christine Newall
9th Feb 2013
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How very interesting. I,m a boar. Think thats me to a T.
Sue Archer
10th Feb 2013
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Just looked and I am a boar as well and that also fits me to a T.
Ian Paul Westwood
9th Feb 2013
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I find my characteristics and my birth year animal uncannily accurate.
9th Feb 2013
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