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Animal Signs of the Chinese Zodiac

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The animal designations of the Chinese zodiac follow a 12-year cycle and are always used in the same sequence.

The Chinese year of 354 days begins three to seven weeks into the western 365-day year, so the animal designation changes at that time, not on January 1.

Rat

Ambitious and sincere, you can be generous with your money. Compatible with the dragon and the monkey. Your opposite is the horse.

1900\1936\1984\1912\1948\1996\1924\1960\2008\1972

Ox or Buffalo

A leader, you are bright, patient, and cheerful. Compatible with the snake and the rooster. Your opposite is the sheep.

1901\1913\1925\1937\1949\1961\1973\1985\1997\2009

Tiger

Forthright and sensitive, you possess great courage. Compatible with the horse and the dog. Your opposite is the monkey.

1902\1914\1926\1938\1950\1962\1974\1986\1998\2010

Rabbit or Hare

Talented and affectionate, you are a seeker of tranquility. Compatible with the sheep and the pig. Your opposite is the rooster.

1903\1915\1927\1939\1951\1963\1975\1987\1999\2011

Dragon

Robust and passionate, your life is filled with complexity. Compatible with the monkey and the rat. Your opposite is the dog.

1904\1916\1928\1940\1952\1964\1976\1988\2000\2012

Snake

Strong-willed and intense, you display great wisdom. Compatible with the rooster and the ox. Your opposite is the pig.

1905\1917\1929\1941\1953\1965\1977\1989\2001\2013

Horse

Physically attractive and popular, you like the company of others. Compatible with the tiger and the dog. Your opposite is the rat.

1906\1918\1930\1942\1954\1966\1978\1990\2002\2014

Sheep or Goat

Aesthetic and stylish, you enjoy being a private person. Compatible with the pig and the rabbit. Your opposite is the ox.

1907\1919\1931\1943\1955\1967\1979\1991\2003\2015

Monkey

Persuasive, skillful, and intelligent, you strive to excel. Compatible with the dragon and the rat. Your opposite is the tiger.

1908\1920\1932\1944\1956\1968\1980\1992\2004\2016

Rooster or Cock

Seeking wisdom and truth, you have a pioneering spirit. Compatible with the snake and the ox. Your opposite is the rabbit.

1909\1921\1933\1945\1969\1993\1957\1981\2005\2017

Dog

Generous and loyal, you have the ability to work well with others. Compatible with the horse and the tiger. Your opposite is the dragon.

1910\1922\1934\1946\1958\1970\1982\994\2006\2018

Pig or Boar

Gallant and noble, your friends will remain at your side. Compatible with the rabbit and the sheep. Your opposite is the snake.

1911\1923\1935\1947\1959\1971\1983\1995\2007\2019

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2013 will be the year of the

By Nutty Nascar

2013 will be the year of the water snake and 2014 will be the wood horse. I am a fire rooster. How will I fare during those years?

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