HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! And welcome to 2019, aka the year of the Pig! But, hang on a second… what exactly does that mean?
So, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the “regular” zodiacs we follow, right? Aquarius, Taurus, Virgo, Cancer etc etc, all those quirky little star signs based on the date we were born and somehow have some major effect on the type of personalities we develop and what fancy coloured stones we should wear in our jewllwery.
Well, did you also know that Chinese culture has it’s very own zodiac signs? Well, if you didn’t, you’re about to!
So how is it different to our astrological zodiac? Well, first of all, the Chinese zodiac goes off of what year you were born, rather than whether you were born within a certain time frame of dates. Also, instead of your personality traits being assigned to a particular constellation, for the Chinese zodiac your personality is assigned to a particular, every-day animal instead.
Got that? Pretty easy to understand really. Anyway… on to the fun part! What’s YOUR animal based on the year you were born!? Keep scrolling to find out!
Years of Birth: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Not the most pleaqsant animal, but they can be pretty cute! People born within the Years of the Rat are witty, clever and charming. They’re also very money-driven, meaning they can exhibit tendencies of being greedy… however they are always curious and welcome new challenges with open arms!
“Rat people” are also usually very popular, enjoy inventing things and can often be great artists.
Years of Birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Oxes are, pretty obviously, the leaders of the pack; they’re very detailed orientated and extremely hardworking. They’re at their most comfortable when they’re around family and friends, they’re super reliable and protective, and they also make great companions!
Not only that, but they’re great listeners too! They’re also often pretty calm and have very dtrong ideas.
Years of Birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
People born within these years are very authoriative, charming and ambitious. When considering their relationships, they are often warm-hearted, seductive and very intense. Sounds like a good combination to me!
They’re also considered to very brave, and they’re very respectable of other Tiger people when it comes to their deep thoughts and courageous actions.
Years of Birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
As you can probably imagine, Rabbits are extremely likeable due to the fact that they are incredibly sincere and like to avoid conflict at all costs. This, however, unfortunatley means that they are susceptible to being taken advantage of. They mostly enjoy being at home and entertaining other people.
They’re also incredibly trustworthy and like to talk. A lot.
Years of Birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Dragons are practically bursting with energy and are very charismatic. This means they attract attention EVERYWHERE they go. They’re also natural born leaders (not suprising), although they can often be egotistical.
Dragon people tend to have good health generally, and they’re good friends to have because they enjoy listening carefully to people.
Years of Birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2015
Snakes are natural introverts. They’re also generous, charming and prefer to look at things from an analytical perspective. They also have a dangerous side, and enjoy the taste of danger itself from time to time. They are however good at making judgements because they’re very smart and rely on their instincts.
Snakes also have a tendancy to enjoy good books, good music, good food and good plays. If you’re a Snake, you’ll usually have good luck with money, too!
Years of Birth: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Horses are very energetic, self-reliant and sharp-witted. They do have an impatient nature, however, which means they can sometimes be seen as a drifter and they never stay in any one place for too long.
Horse people are also very hard workers and are often very popular with people. They are also known for being cheerful and are always the first to compliment others!
Years of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
People who are born within the year of the Goat are highly creative, and tend to let their creative imaginations run wild. This can often result in them being highly unorganized and anxiety-ridden people. When concerning their relationships, they often crave love, reassurance and support from their partner.
They’re also very quizzical and enjoy asking lots of questions. They often enjoy nice things and are usually very very wise.
Years of Birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
People with a Monkey zodiac love to be active and are constantly seeking stimulation and excitement. When it comes to their relationships they really don’t like the idea of commitment and are known to be somewhat of a group of heartbreakers.
Monkey people are also very, very funny, and enjoy nothing better than making people laugh. They are also often very good problem solvers.
Years of Birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
People who are born during the year of the Rooster are practical thinkers and are known to be great business partners due to their observant and analytical nature. They are also perfectionists who must have eveything neat and tidy.
Roosters are also very hard workers who have many, many talentd and are often prone to think deep thoughts.
Years of Birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Those who have a Dog as their zodiac are loyal, and will stay with you until the bitter end, but are prone mood swings and can be overly sensitive. They can excel in business, but have trouble finding partners.
They do have a tendancy to worry too much, but they’re great at keeping secrets!
Years of Birth: 1923, 1935, 1946, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
People with Pig zodiacs are nice and good-mannered, and they LOVE to help others. They’re also very intelligent and are always on a mission to earn more.
Pig people are very good students who are very honest and brave. They never leave a project or assignment unfinished!