Chinese Animal Signs- An Overview
Season Winter Element Water
Direction North Associated Sun Sign Sagittarius
It is the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. It symbolizes wit, imagination and curiosity. They are keen observers, full of energy, talkative and charming but they have a tendency to become aggressive. They do not like to share their troubles with others but love giving advices,. They are honest individuals and they enjoy living for the moment. They’re also capable of surviving any situation.
The Rat is clever, quick-witted and disarming to boot. They have excellent taste and stylish.. They possess natural charm and are appealing to all by and large. The Rat is treats his friends with extra measure of protection and generosity. But deep inside they are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas to the point of being selfish especially were money is concerned. Rat needs to keep its priorities straight. They like to hoard things though they are generous to their loyal family members and friends. To some they might perceive them as quick-tempered and sharp-tongued. They love to talk so that people will either love them or hate them quickly. They love to acquire knowledge for future use. They are forever curious He never gets bored as it knows how to keep itself entertained. They are more interested in keeping themselves well looked after.
They are active and by and large healthy. They can at times be tense, aggressive, and full of nervous energy, conditions which can lead to stress. Following an exercise regime is advised for them to maintain their health.
They have clever and fast minds so they make excellent bosses Routine hinders their creativity so they need flexible positions that allow creativity. Good career choices include: administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, stand-up comedian, politician, lawyer, researcher, and race car driver.
Rats are very charming and outgoing so they enjoy social activities like meeting new people. They aren’t good at breaking off relationships however, and this presents problems going forward with new relationships. His partner should be able to keep up with the Rat’s active nature.
Rats and the 5 elements
Metal Rats are strong-willed highly emotional, their behaviour can border on extreme, very possessive, have intense feelings of envy and rage which can cause problems. Relationships can be problematic as Metal Rats are obstinate.
Water Rats are highly influential, smart, insightful, good in cracking problems, practical and understanding , They are liked by all as they have good interactive skills with people.
They are not very self-confident, are vulnerable, but are successful despite their perpetual fear of failing. They love to be surrounded by family and friends and are lucky to have loving family and friends..
They are out going , enjoy traveling and taking on new tasks so as to avoid a routine and boring routine. They’re zestful, spirited, and giving individuals who are well-liked by others.
They are more stable than the lot and work towards putting down roots early to help ensure a successful future. They believe in slow and steady wins the race .They are spontaneous in nature which does not suit this kind of earth rat .
Rats are compatible with a Dragon and Monkey and incompatible with a Horse and Rabbit. Ox is his secret friend.
Season Winter Direction North
Element Water Associated Sun Sign Capricorn
It is the second sign of the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen are dependable, possess lots of strength and determination. They are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behaviour; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They are diligent workers. They listen to all but always take their own decisions based on their own experiences and research. They make associations for a lifetime rather than frivolous acquaintance .He is a home bird rather than parting all the time. You will catch him at home, occasionally watching television or reading. They prefer the rural outdoors and spend the majority of their “home” time working in the garden or caring for the yard.
They are born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. They never lose sight of their goal. They are tireless workers who are detail-oriented and believe in doing things right the first time. They are not social able and tend to remain within themselves in crowd. They appear to be calm on the outside but can feel hurt, lonely and unable to connect with others. Friends and family are a great source of comfort to him.As a lover, friend, family member or housemate, the Ox makes a wonderfully strong, tender and affectionate companion who is protective and always reliable. To the outsiders he tends to be stubborn, dogmatic, my-way-or-the-highway kind of person .They do not like to be pushed as the Ox is smart, trustworthy, caring and honourable. If you need honest, steady and unbiased advice, take it from him
They have a strong constitution and lead a healthy, long , fulfilled lives. They could benefit by giving themselves more time to relax Pursue some hobby which would rejuvenate them
Unlike Rats these fellows prefer work that is routine. They take a methodological approach to their tasks and excel in jobs that are specialized. They have a keen observation and an eye for details at work. They are more productive when allowed to work alone. They make excellent interior designer, painter, carpenter, quarry worker, archaeologist, horticulturist, mechanic, engineer, draftsman, banker, broker, real estate agent and army officer.
Oxen are not so sociable and rarely participate in group activities. They abhor small talk and will not waste their time flirting. They are truthful to their loved ones They will search long and hard for the perfect partner as change makes them uncomfortable .They tend to be overbearing or have a tendency to place blame on others, hence relationships with Oxen don’t always work out..
Oxen and the 5 elements
They are very strong. They’re extremely hard-working individuals who will not give up till they reach their goal. They’re trustworthy, dependable individuals who do not exhibit their feelings easily.
They are more flexible hence they are able to comprehend what others are thinking and feeling. They’re sincere, patient, quick-thinking and others enjoy being around them.
They are team workers because of their work ethic, self-confidence and strong sense of morals, They make excellent team leaders. They do have a tendency to be quick-tempered and outspoken.
They are born leaders. They are short tempered and tend to react impulsively .They really do not care for what others may think .
They are successful individuals, very diligent worker and not impulsive. They are more realistic, down to earth , and reliable and sincere in their efforts. They are the best of the lot.
Oxen are compatible with a snake and Rooster and incompatible with a Tiger and Horse Their secret friend is rat.
Season Spring Direction East
Element Wood Associated Sun Sign Aquarius
It is the third sign of the Chinese zodiac , They are brave, competitive and unpredictable.
At times stubborn having a slight tendency to be selfish but overall, they are extremely generous and love fighting for a cause or underdogs.. They’re very intelligent and they’re always on alert..
They are magnetic and self-possessed, are born leaders and have an air of authority. They are charming and fun to be around though at times they like being alone. Tigers are courageous, ambitious and seductive. At heart they are noble and warm-hearted and have a natural, raw appeal that's extremely attractive to other Signs. They can fight till the end for a good cause. They experience mood swings and often feel things more intensely than others. They tend to react poorly under stress and are prone to emotional outbursts.
They tend to over exert themselves at work hence this approach can cause problems with their health They need to follow a more relaxed and balanced approach to life so that they can utilize their energy more efficiently.
They are always wanting challenges and something new hence they jump from job to job. The best jobs for them are those that will lead them towards positions of leadership. Some suitable careers include: advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian and chauffeur.
They are very passionate, expressive, polite and trustworthy, adventurous , fun-loving and on the negative note dominating in their relationships.
Tigers and the 5 elements
Assertive, competitive and sharp and go getters They like being in control of the situation and centre of attraction. They tend to jump to conclusions which can be annoying at times.
They are sensitive, intuitive and peaceful. They give chance to others to express their opinions.
They like to work in group with others and are not hung up on being a leader always. As a result they are generally liked by all and are very social. Being compassionate by nature they are always willing to help people in their problems.
Expressive, vibrant and a bit eccentric and full of positivity makes them an excellent leader .They are authoritative and people are smitten by them and hence do as he commands.
They are more practical and focussed of the lot They sit back and evaluate all angles before jumping into any situation.
Tigers are compatible with a Dog and a Horse and are incompatible with a Goat and Ox. Their secret friend is boar.
Season Spring Direction East
Element Wood Associated Sun Sign Pieces
It is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. They are creative, compassionate, conservative, quite ,sensitive, friendly, outgoing and gregarious by nature. They avoid conflict or confrontational situations, Their approach is polite and considerate to situations and people in life. They avoid taking risks in life They are friends and family oriented and a lack of any of one of them manifests in emotional or mental outbreak or complexes. People generally emotionally black mail them and manipulate them for their own good .
Classy, sophisticated, expressive, well-mannered and stylish, they love to study culture of various places and people, They are home birds and their homes are always neat and organized .They can make an incredibly loving and protective partner or family member.
They are introverts hence they tend to keep these feelings inside which increases their stress and anxiety level which is a health hazard for them .They should tfy opening up and expressing themselves and do activities which would de stress them .
True to their animal sign these people are very sexual which leads to unhealthy and unrealistic situations. Being vulnerable they need strong partners who would support them rather than use them to their advantage.
They have great oration skills and articulate habits . which makes them excellent diplomats and politicians. Other good careers for Rabbits include: writer, publisher, actor, fashion designer, therapist, doctor, administrator, public relations, and teacher.
Rabbits and the 5 elements
They are more stronger, resilient and determined than the rest They do everything with great passion. Be it work or relationship.
These are less resistant and like to flow with the current, avoiding conflict at all costs, even in situations that are bothersome. They can be manipulated to suit your purpose and very supportive of others.
They are only concerned for others go at lengths to help one and all .They are easily fooled and manipulated by others for their selfish motives without the rabbit even realizing it.
Though they avoid confrontations like the rest of their types yet they have sparks in their personality. They like throwing tantrums and are irritable at times.
They are grounded, harsh, but honest. Their homes are their pivots but they also understand the significance of money and material goods.
The Rabbit is most compatible with the Pig and Dog and incompatible with the Rooster and Rat. Their secret friend is dog.
Season Spring Direction East
Element Wood Associated Sun Sign Aries
It is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, It is the strongest and luckiest of all the signs. They are dominating, ambitious, passionate , attractive , glamorous, make their own rules to live their lives, bold fearless and willing to take risks and challenges in life. They are a source of strength to others and seldom take any help for themselves. They are lone workers but are not conceited or arrogant though they may have bouts of anger.
They are intelligent , tenacious, possessing certain natural, charisma that draws people to them. They achieve considerable material wealth during their lifetimes, Power is what the Dragon wants and truly believes it deserves. They are opportunists and born leaders.
Dragons enjoy good health overall. They just need to take care so as not to stress themselves and due to this they can have headaches. Yoga or walking would be good as these activities can work both their minds and their bodies.
As they are born leaders , Jobs that allow them to express their creativity are good choices. Some good careers include: inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person.
Dragons are lucky in love but they also love their independence. Because they have quick, sometimes vengeful tempers, their partners need to be tough-skinned. Dragons usually commit to their person for a lifetime.
Dragons and the 5 elements
They are more strong headed than the rest and they will fight for what they believe in. They like strong competitors. They’re true leaders and usually find plenty of others willing to follow.
They are the calmer types who also see others view point. They work with others as partners and not as dogmatic leaders.
They are less fiery as are willing to entertain the opinions of others. They are highly creative and innovative. They get along with others, but will always be the dominating force.
A Fire Dragon’s emotions can flare instantly and are over reactive to situations which can lead to unpleasantness.
As all earth signs they are more rooted in the ground, Earth Dragons are more rational, level-headed and able to exert control on their loud nature. They like to be admired however they are supportive of their colleagues and friends.
Dragons are compatible the Monkey or Rat and incompatible with the Ox and Goat. Their secret friend is rooster.
Season Summer Direction South
Element Fire Associated Sun Sign Taurus
It is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac ,They are intelligence, gracefulness, materialism. Analytical and manipulative even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way to get what they desire. They are diplomatic and popular and an interesting mix of gregariousness paired with introversion, intuitive reasoning paired with savvy business skills. Snakes are considered to be lucky with money They are not stingy, but think twice before spending. They are lazy avoiding physical labour but mentally they are very alert even while sleeping. The Snake is somewhat insecure deep down and tend to be a rather jealous, possessive lover though generous loving partner. They are very intelligent and have incredible follow-through, once they get going, and they expect the same from others. Snakes are generous and genteel, charming and appealing.
Snakes prefer living a life of calmness, preferring quietness over noise and a manageable workload rather than a schedule that’s overly-booked. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t peaceful or in order. Too much of this way of life can shorten a snake’s life!
Though they are good workers yet they tend to change jobs a lot due to its monotinity as compared to other signs. Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweller, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.
They are good at seducing and later lead the relationship and also tend to become insecure once they have given commitment. They are overly possessive of their partner and tend to be jealous and even obsessive. Snakes prefer to keep their feelings to themselves.
Snakes and the 5 elements
They are totally committed and goal oriented in their jobs. Failure is not in their vocabularies.
They are Influential, motivated, insightful, and highly intellectual These Snakes work well with others and enjoy being recognized and rewarded. They’ll reveal feelings only to people close to them.
They are Kind and genuine and value friends and family whom they love deeply and whose company they enjoy immensely. They like to make their own decisions and rarely take advice from others..
They are more open as compared to their other lot. They are very persuasive and are especially good at convincing people
A s all earth signs they are also more contained , calm and content. They’re friendly and approachable.
The Snake is compatible with a Rooster and an Ox and incompatible with a Pig and a Monkey. Its secret friend is monkey.
Season Summer Direction South
Element Fire Associated Sun Sign Gemini
It is the seventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac,It ymbolizes trength, energy, and an outgoing nature, love to be the center of attention and partying.They are happy go lucky,full of wits , humourful and full of energy.On the serious side they are very intelligent,and are able to handel lots of things and work at the same time.Horses are honest, friendly,open-minded and a little of self centered.They are fond of travelling.They hate being tied up at one place and love their independence. Horses crave love and intimacy .They are rustic by nature and yet simple and clean hearted .They tend to be less confident and impatient and stubborn
Horses are self-reliant and crave attention.
Horses are very healthy, most likely because they maintain a positive outlook on life and because they’re athletic. Lead Horses to wide, open spaces and watch them run free! Horses will usually only feel ill when they’re trapped inside.
They are independent workers and hate being told to do things. They are suitable for all sorts of jobs especially ones pertaining to : publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.
They fall quickly in relationships and generally keep them for a life time provided their partner is loyal to him..
Horses and the 5 elements
This type is commitment shy and is very independent by nature. They do not hesitate in going from one relationship or job to the next better one .As a result they make good friends than partners
This kind is less adamant and more adaptable but still incapable to take forthright decisions which makes them confused lot.
They are stable , strong and better at taking decisions than their other counterpart. They gel well with people..
They like changes and love to break their monotonous life style .They like to live on the edge..
They are easy go lucky and also full of fun .They have the ability to judge things from far and from all angles and then come to a conclusion which is right most of the times. .
Horses are compatible with a Dog or Tiger and incompatible with a Rat or Monkey. Its secret friend is sheep.
Season Summer Direction South
Element Fire Associated Sun Sign Cancer
It is eighth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, It creative, intelligent, dependable, and calm, compassionate artistic ,well organized,., They prefer to be with crowd but not its leader. They are mentally in their own world away from reality. they enjoy. Goats prefer the couch because there they can relax and explore their minds. Sheep need plenty of love, support and open reassurance from their love
They tend to remain healthy if they are happy in love .If they are unhappy they tend to become weak but are better off than many where health is concerned.
They do not open up soon and prefer to be on their own hence it takes time to break the ice with them. They take the decision of choosing their partner .Their friend circle is very limited and few but cherished ones.
They like team work hence their good professions are : florist, interior designer, day-care teacher, paediatrician, actor, editor, hair stylist, illustrator, musician, and art history teacher.
Goats and the 5 elements
They are tough from outside but frail within. They cultured and soft spoken and artistically inclined, art in any form attracts them.
Happy go lucky they prefer flowing with the current and lack confidence..
They are considerate, helpful and love to be with people helping them selflessly.
They are less sensitive , selfish and proudy. They love to be with their friends ad close knit family.
They are stable , conservative , independent and practical, but not very confident in themselves. Family is most important to these types.
Goats are compatible with Rabbits and Pigs and incompatible with the Rat and Ox. Its secret friend is horse.
Season Autumn Direction West
Element Metal Associated Sun Sign Leo
It is the ninth house of the Chinese Zodiac, It is curios, mischievous, charming, energetic clever, playful, intellectual, selfish ,confused and creative Always up to something ,never sits idle. They prefer city life and love watching people They are good listners and acquire good knowledge. The Monkey tends to be rather accident-prone due to a certain lack of very high morals. They indulge in food, alcohol and other pleasurable activities.
They enjoy robust health. They fall ill when mentally they become sick or nervous.
They are good at all jobs as they are adaptive by nature. Good career fields for Monkeys are accounting and banking. Other good careers for Monkeys include: scientist, engineer, stock market trader, air traffic controller, dealer, film director, jewellery and sales representative.
They do settle down fast as they generally are promiscuous but once committed they leave this behaviour and settle down.
Monkeys and the 5 elements
They are determined and ambitious hence often successful. They prefer to be a loner. They are loyal to both their employers and their partners.
They are extremely sensitive and often feel hurt by others. To hide this trait they tend to joke a lot or throw pranks on others They are not serious about their goals in life.
They have extremely good communication skills and love to interact with people .They are hard workers and know what they are doing..
They are totally focussed and full of determination and strength to achieve their goals. Though they like to lead but still co-workers enjoy its company.
They are social activists live life based on disciplines and the right path. They take their life , work and relationships seriously. They are respected by others.
Monkeys are compatible with a Rat or Dragon and incompatible with a Horse or Snake. Its secret friend is snake
Season Autumn Direction West
Element Metal Associated Sun Sign Virgo
It is the tenth house of the Chinese Zodiac, It personifies confidence, pompousness, motivation ,loyalty, trustworthiness, honesty to the point of being blunt. They are extremely sociable , conservative , observant, and prefer being the centre of attention, They’re extremely organized ,quick thinkers, practical and resourceful, preferring the tried things or methods.. They are very straightforward and keep up to their promises. They tend to be perfectionists and expect to be in control like to be popular and noticed by all They are the best dressed and good appearances make a lot of difference to them nature. With the right person, the Rooster can be the most loyal, trusting and supportive mate around, one who bends over backward to please its loved ones.
They are lucky in having good health. They recuperate very fast if they fall ill. They suffer from exhaustion when they take a lot of work on them.
Since they are highly motivated and hard-workers, they are successful in all what they do ,be it acting , music and dance ,CPA, banker, dentist, insurance agent, secretary, and book keeper. Roosters also do well in the armed forces.
Their relationships last only when the partner realizes that beneath the tough exteriors is a sensitive, caring , loving individual who can be bluntly truthful but also romantic and passionate lover.
Roosters and the 5 elements
They have inflated egos and are analytical of all situations in life Their aggressive nature keeps people at bay.
They are refined and cultured. Forever energetic and extremely detail-oriented. They benefit from staying more focused on the end result rather than the minute details.
They like working in team and have many friends and acquaintances .They give up their goals midway as they tend to take too much on hands.
They are good at organizing events and gatherings and are excellent leaders. They are very blunt which hurts people at times.
They are organized and have an eye for details and are excellent at multi-tasking. They’re motivated by success, and set high standards and goals.
Roosters are most compatible with an Ox or Snake and most incompatible with a Goat and a Rabbit. Its secret friend is dragon
Season Autumn Direction West
Element Metal Associated Sun Sign Libra
It is the eleventh house of the Chinese Zodiac, They are loyal, compatible ,kind, offering advices and lending a shoulder in times of need. They are curious about others and make sure that all are happy around them. They have strong determination and always complete a task before going to the next. They are loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics and value true friends. They are organized and keep their surroundings clean and organized. They always save for the rainy day At times they are temperamental, narrow-minded and stubborn. They can be judgmental and coarse. They have a hard time finding their soul mate.
They are prone to mental stress which makes them physically ill. They are resilient, especially when fighting illness.
They do not trust people easily that is the reason why it cannot find his partner soon. hey are judgmental and rough towards others. Love is hard to find. They are often labelled as cold emotionally and critical.
Dogs work as a team head but take care of their team. They are seen as valuable employees. Good career choices for Dogs include: police officer, scientist, counsellor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk and Judge.
Dogs and the 5 elements
These are committed types whether work or relationship. Their expectations are high, both for themselves and others.
They like working in team as alone they feel less confident. They’re faithful, affectionate, flexible and relaxed.
They also like being a part of the team as it promotes confidence in them. They are easy-going and adaptable, warm hearted and faithful.
The leader that is what they are .People love being with this type. They’re sexually attractive, charismatic, vibrant and confident and always moving ahead.
They are born leaders as they are trustworthy and dependable .They are stable , practical and supportive of others. They are confident and inspire confidence in others.
The Dog is most compatible with the Horse or Tiger and incompatible with the Rooster and Dragon. Its secret friend is rabbit.
Season Winter Direction North
Element Water Associated Sun Sign Scorpio
It is the last sign of the Chinese Zodiac, This sign is diligent, intelligent ,compassionate , perfectionist , honest , extremely helpful ,generous, sort after by people as they enjoy his company for boar is an entertainer. They never ask help for themselves but go out of the way to help the under dogs and needy, They love to splurging money on the latest things in the market. They want the best for themselves and their loved ones. They are most generous and honourable sign of the Zodiac. They enjoy royalty of thought, food and dress. Pigs also care a great deal about friends and family and work hard to keep everyone in their life happy, On the negative side they can be quite venomous in response to being crossed by a lover, friend or business partner. They make wonderful life partners as they have magnanimous heart and their love of family.
Over indulgence in eating , drinking and smoking can cause sickness. They tend to gain weight .They should opt for healthy life style with exercise and meditation in moderation along with controlled diet.
They enjoy working and are detail-oriented, a trait admired by management. Pigs aren’t afraid to take on responsibility. Some good career choices for Pigs include: entertainer, caterer, doctor, veterinarian, or interior decorator. They’d do well in retail or hospitality.
They make excellent partners as they are supportive and giving in a relationship. They are affectionate and sexual and home birds. They are committed for the long-term when having found their life partner.
Pigs and the 5 elements
They hard on the outside but soft within. They are diligent workers ,are outspoken and trust others right away.
They are trustworthy but easily influenced by all .They are good at influencing others to get what they want. They are very social .
They go out of the way to help everyone. They have strong mind and big hearts, wanting to help one and all.
They have the gut to take risks of all sorts. Once they make up their minds no one can change it be it at work, love or goals in life. They make excellent leaders and bosses.
They like to follow and never do anything before thinking all pros and cons .They love lazing at home.
Pigs are most compatible with a Rabbit or Goat and incompatible with the Monkey and Snake Its secret friend is tiger.