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Continue from previous page's 12 Chinese zodiac signs, which is another name for Chinese birth signs.

If you were born in JANUARY or FEBRUARY, your birthday is special. Here is the Chinese zodiac chart for you to find your zodiac animal. After you find it, come back to this page to have fun with your animal.

The Twelve Animals of Chinese Birth Signs

You probably know that there are 12 animals in Chinese years; did you also know that there are five types for each kind of animal? They are closely related to the five elements of ancient Chinese philosophy that interact with each other and create relationships between natural phenomena. The five elements are:

  • metal
  • wood
  • water
  • fire
  • earth

Now, let's take a close look at these animals in the Chinese zodiac chart.


Chinese Zodiac HorseHorse is the seventh animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of the Horse are very popular. They have a balance of the best kind of qualities., are the standard for grace, strength, rhythm and nobility.

They like to be entertained and like being around large crowds and always seek out the grand and magnificent. They are wise, talented, and very good with their hands. They are cheerful and perceptive, although they sometimes talk way too much for their own good. They are very independent and don’t listen to others advice.

They have an amazing capacity for hard work and are skillful with money. As a result, they know great success and financial security in their lifetimes.

They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

Parsley Soup and Ginger Root are among the keys to good health!!

Some famous HORSE people:

  • Duke of Windsor
  • Princess Margaret
  • Billy Graham
  • Igor Stravinsky
  • Bertrand Russell
  • Joseph Haydn
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Anwar Sadat
  • Neil Armstrong

Whick lind of HORSE you are ?

  • Metal Horse: 1930,1990
  • Water Horse: 1942,2002
  • Wood Horse: 1954,2014
  • Fire Horse: 1906,1966
  • Earth Horse: 1918,1978


Chinese Zodiac GoatGoat is the eighth animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of Goat are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. Lamb people have good taste and are quite charming and elegant … and rich. You may find them the center of attention at a stylish dinner party, ravishing all with incomparable wit and bon mots.

They are wise, gentle, and compassionate. On the surface they appear better off than those born in the zodiac's other years but are often shy, pessimistic and often puzzled about life. They are very spiritual yet timid. They are sometimes not well spoken but are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Their abilities will always make them prosperous so they are able to enjoy all the comforts of a good life.

They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.

Sweet Potato Soup and Cellophane Noodles are among keys to good health.

Some famous Goat people:

  • Sir Laurence Olivier
  • Josephine Bonaparte
  • Margot Fonteyn
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Toni Morrison
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Pierre Trudeau
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Boris Yeltsin

Which kind of LAMB you are?

  • Metal Lamb: 1931,1991
  • Water Lamb: 1943,2003
  • Wood Lamb: 1955,2015
  • Fire Lamb: 1907,1967
  • Earth Lamb: 1919,1979


Chinese-Zodiac-MonkeyMonkey is the ninth animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the zodiac. They like to strew memorable bits of impishness and practical jokes along the way. Lots of fun, they also possess a serious side and influence a good many people throughout their lifetime.

They are clever, skillful, and flexible, they are remarkably inventive, original in thinking, and know how to accomplish the most difficult of tasks with the greatest of enthusiasm, concentration, and ease. They are sometimes impatient and must do things immediately and if they cannot, they become discouraged and give up easily.

They are very strong willed yet do not stay angry long. They have a burning passion for knowledge of every kind, often become great mathematicians, super chess players, researchers, entrepreneurs or scientists. And, great mentors!

Life is a big adventure to them. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.

In terms of food, poultry soup and rice are among the keys to good health. If you are a monkey perosn, check out this chicken soup recipe, turkey soup recipe and tips of cooking rice.

Some famous MONKEY people:

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Charles Dickens
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Isaac Stern
  • George Lucas

Which kind of MONKEY you are:

  • Earth Monkey 1908,1968
  • Metal Monkey 1920,1980
  • Water Monkey 1932,1992
  • Wood Monkey 1944,2004
  • Fire Monkey 1956,2016


Chinese-Zodiac-RoosterRooster is the tenth animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of the Rooster are deep thinkers, very capable and naturally talented. They are very devoted and like to keep busy but are deeply disappointed with personal failure. They are always devoted to their work and have a reputation for being the hardest of workers. They can experience the greatest of joy in complete solitude.

They can be eccentric, resulting in troubled relationships with others. They always think they are right and usually are. Being loners, they sometimes give the outward impression of being adventurous but are actually timid. Even though often alone, they rarely experience loneliness. Instead, they enjoy their own company and feel solitude helps them in their quest after knowledge.

They are most compatible with Ox, Snake, and Dragon.

Shark-tail Soup and fortune cookies are among the keys to good health.

Some famous ROOSTER people:

  • Suharto
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Peter Ustinov
  • D. H. Lawrence
  • John Glenn
  • Emperor Akihito
  • Yoko Ono
  • Eudora Welty
  • Bette Midler

Which kind of ROOSTER are you?

  • Metal Rooster: 1921,1981
  • Water Rooster: 1933,1993
  • Wood Rooster: 1945,2005
  • Fire Rooster: 1957,2017
  • Earth Rooster: 1909,1969

11. DOG

Chinese-Zodiac-DogDog is the eleventh animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are great leaders, have a deep sense of loyalty, and are honest. They are very trustworthy because they can keep secrets.

They can be very selfish and stubborn at times and can be emotionally cold and sometimes distant. They do better with one-on-one relationships and find happiness in the happiness they bring to others.

They always have money but care very little for wealth. While it is true that they have sharp tongues and are a bit stubborn and eccentric, in a work situation they tend to work very well with other people. Because of their high moral stance, they are inspiring to other people.

They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

Sizzling Rice Soup and Chinese cabbage are among the keys to good health.

Some famous DOG people:

  • Chiang Chin-Kuo
  • Zhou En-Lai
  • Lee Teng-Hui
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Michael Jackson
  • Elvis Presley
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Yitzhak Rabin
  • Golda Meir
  • Mother Teresa
  • Jane Goodall
  • Prime Minister Jean Chretien

Which kind of DOG you are ?

  • Metal Dog: 1910,1970
  • Water Dog: 1922,1982
  • Wood Dog: 1934,1994
  • Fire Dog: 1946,2006
  • Earth Dog: 1958,2018

12. PIG

Chinese-Zodiac-Boar/ PigPig, or boar, is the twelveth animal of Chinese birth signs. People born in the Year of the Pig are gallant and always give their best effort. They have tremendous fortitude, great honesty, and are very optimistic. They have few friends but the relationships they do have are deep, devoted and lifelong. They are extremely loyal so their friendship is very prized by others and they are very kind to loved ones.

Pig People are quiet, studious, and thorough. They have a great thirst for knowledge and study a great deal so they are well informed. They have tremendous fortitude, are quick-tempered yet hate to argue. Their life is filled with serenity and riches.

They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.

Soup and Oolong tea are among the keys to good health!!

Some famous PIG people:

  • Chiang Kai-Shek
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • Kim Dae Jung
  • Syngman Rhee
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Julie Andrews
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Jerry John Rawlings
  • Prince Rainier
  • Georges Pompidou
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Henry Kissinger
  • King Fahd

Which kind of PIG you are?

  • Metal Pig: 1911,1971
  • Water Pig: 1923,1983
  • Wood Pig: 1935,1995
  • Fire Pig: 1947,2007
  • Earth Pig: 1959,2019


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