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Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

More than 3, 500 years ago, our ancestors invented the 10 tian gan (heavenly stems) and 12 di zhi (earthly branches) for chronological purposes.
The signs are used to designate the hours, days, months and years. However, since most people at that time were illiterate, the signs were
difficult to use. Later, to make things easier to memories, people used animals to symbolize the 12 earthly branches. The animals in order are the
mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Many Chinese people strongly believe that the time of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality.
Why these signs are named after these animals but not other? According to Chinese legend, during a Chinese New Year celebration. Buddha
invited all the animals to his kingdom, but unfortunately, for reasons only known to the animals, a total of 12 turned up. The mouse was naturally
the first, followed by the ox, then the tiger, the rabbit and so on and finally the pig. Out of gratitude, Buddha decided to name the year after each of
the animals in their order of arrival, and people born of that year would inherit some of the traits of that particular animal. These animals are also
supposed to have some influence over the period of time they were named after.

Chinese Zodiac-RatRat

(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
You are imaginative, charming and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical.
You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.



Chinese Zodiac-OxOx

(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative, methodical and good with your hands. Guard against being
chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Ox would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.



Chinese Zodiac-TigerTiger

(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
You are sensitive, emotional and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is
right, often seen as a "Hothead" or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, an explorer, a racecar driver, or a matador.



Chinese Zodiac-RabbitRabbit

(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
You are the kind of person that people like to be around-affectionate, obliging, always
pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are successful in
business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.



Chinese Zodiac-DragonDragon

(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even with the reputation of being foolhardy and a "big mouth" at times. You are
intelligent, gifted and a perfectionist but these qualities make you unduly demanding on others. You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest, or



Chinese Zodiac-SnakeSnake

(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy
attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist and
fortune teller.



Chinese Zodiac-HorseHorse

(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Your capacity for hard work is amazing. You are your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of
selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or



Chinese Zodiac-SheepSheep

(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Sheep can be charming company. You are elegant and artistic but the
first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an
actor, gardener, or beachcomber.



Chinese Zodiac-MonkeyMonkey

(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
You are very intelligent and have a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality you are always well-liked. The
Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.



Chinese Zodiac-RoosterRooster

(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
The Rooster is a hard worker, shrewd and definite in decision making often speaking his mind. Because of this you tend to seem boastful to
others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser and extravagant to an extreme. Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner,
publicist, soldier, or world traveler.



Chinese Zodiac-DogDog

(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp
tongue and a tendency to be a fault finder. You would make an excellent businessman, activist, teacher or secret agent.



\ Chinese Zodiac-Pig Pig

(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
You are a splendid companion -- an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant and
honest but by expecting the same from others you are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be
best in the arts as an entertainer, or possibly a lawyer.


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