By ALBERTO CARDENAS RIOS and BIANCA GARIBAY
The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with an animal to represent one year in the cycle. These signs in order are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog and pig. There has been a relationship between humans and the 12 zodiac animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the personality of each person. Read the following signs to get to know your destined personality based on the Chinese calendar.
Rat 🐀 (鼠): 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
– If you were born during these years, your zodiac animal is a rat. You are known for being clever and extremely enchanting. Like a rat, you are ambitious and can easily adapt to your surroundings, but you can also be selfish at times to accomplish your goals. With outsiders, you get mad easily as a result of your cleverness and temperament. Nevertheless, with your family and friends, you are a loyal protector.
Ox 🐂 (牛): 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
– If you were born during these years, your zodiac animal is an ox. You are known for being strong and a hard worker. Like an ox, you are a careful planner, and when you have to do something, you don’t stop until the job is done. Even though you can be a little stubborn and arrogant with outsiders, you are affectionate and trustworthy with your friends and family.
Tiger 🐅 (虎): 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
– If you were born during these years, your zodiac animal is a tiger. You are known to be very charismatic and a natural leader. Like a tiger, you are brave and never lose a fight. Nevertheless, you seem very emotional and don’t do well with stress.
Bunny 🐇 (兔): 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a bunny. You are known to be shy and non confrontational. Like a bunny, you can idealize your relationships, be more generous in them and be emotionally fragile. Nevertheless, you are very compassionate and a protector when it comes to those who really matter.
Dragon 🐉 (龍): 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
-If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a dragon. You are blessed with money and love. You are known to be filled with energy and charisma, and you are the center of attention when you walk into a room. Nevertheless, you have a big ego and can be a bad predator.
Snake 🐍 (蛇): 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a snake. You are known to be naturally bright with an excellent business sense. Even though you can be an introvert most of the time, you know how to keep secrets. But when you turn social, you often turn jealous and obsessive with others. This is only because the snakes are committed to their relationships and they expect the same thing from others.
Horse 🐎 (马): 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a horse. You are known to be free and independent. You love to go on trips. Horses are generally attractive, and it’s possible you have a lot of friends. Even though you are very social, sometimes you can be in a bad mood and act impulsively at times. When it comes to tasks, you often leave one unfinished to attend to another.
Sheep 🐏 (羊): 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a sheep. You are known for your love of animals and children, due to your warm and compassionate personality. Even though you are really lovable, you can be a bit naive. It is also known that sheep can be artistic and creative, but they also get stressed and anxious easily.
Monkey 🐒 (猴): 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a monkey. People know you for your intelligence and energy. You are the life of every party you go to. You are often very clever, a good storyteller and a good listener. You can be a bit selfish and love to make assumptions. You are the first person who your family and friends go to for advice, but to others, you are known as a “know-it-all.”
Chicken 🐓 (鸡): 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a chicken. Like a chicken, you know that you are very attractive to others. Your defining feature is your honesty. You respect people who tell you the truth. Nevertheless, you can get annoying at times, especially to those closest to you.
Dog 🐕 (狗): 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a dog. Like a dog, you are known to be loyal, a hard worker, just, compassionate, and you can easily attract the opposite sex. Even though you seem happy and lively on the outside, on the inside you get worried a lot and often get stressed with things outside of your control. You are very trustworthy, but find it hard to trust others around you.
Pig 🐖 (猪): 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
– If you were born during these years, your Zodiac animal is a pig, Like a pig, you are pleasant to be around, and you worry for your friends and family. You are very generous, and you see helping others as a prize. You often see the good in things, but you can sometimes be seen as a “snob”. Pigs generally like to see the good in people, but when they get mad, they are very difficult to calm down.