Happy Chinese New Year! What does your Zodiac Sign Say about You?

Happy Chinese New Year! What does your Zodiac Sign Say about You?

Friday, January 31st marks the new year in accordance to the Chinese Calendar. This year, 2014, will be the year of the Horse. According to the Chinese Astrologists, the characteristics of an individual could be determined from the year, month, time and place of birth.

I was born in 1986 so I’m a Tiger. Roar. Hmm, not really. But, interesting nonetheless :) Does your zodiac sign match your personality?

Here’s How: First find the year you were born in the chart below. Next, find the coordinating sign and read the description. For example, if you are born in the year 2014, the year of the Horse, it is believed you will have excellent communication skills and enjoy being in the limelight. In general, you are cheerful, popular, talented and enjoy entertaining. You are associated with success and cannot stand failure.

What’s Your Sign?

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Astrological Descriptions

If You Were Born in the Year of the Rat

Creative, a problem solver, imaginative, hyperactive worker and respected for its resourcefulness. Intuitive with ability in acquiring and holding on to things it values.  Outward personality is certainly appealing, but below the surface there often abides a crafty and opportunist character.  In financial matters, they are erratic, scrimping, cutting corners and budgeting carefully when money is scarce, but spending lavishly instead of saving in times of plenty.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Ox

Gentle, peace loving and possesses great physical strength that makes it dangerous if angered. Conservative, independent, trusting and accepts others for what they are.  They may be unromantic, but there is no lack of affection for a few select friends.  In business, they often bring prosperity – not through entrepreneurial imagination and risk, but as a result of logical thought, resolute practicality and honest endurance.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Tiger

Strong, noble, aggressive, independent and courageous. Also tends to be selfish and short tempered.  Tiger characteristics are considered unfeminine. Aggressive business will bring more favorable returns. Tigers are likely to succeed in sales, personnel management and uniformed careers.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Rabbit

Uncomplicated, affectionate, attractive to the opposite sex, talented and ambitious. Realistic about its characteristics it leaves leadership roles to the stronger.  Traditionally associated with clear-sightedness and is an excellent judge of character, with an instinct for recognizing sincerity in others and an almost uncanny ability for sensing falsehood.  In personal relationships, even the most innocent deceptions will be identified almost at the moment they are perpetrated.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Dragon

Powerful, gifted, full of vitality, possesses outstanding leadership capabilities, quick-tempered, prone to worry, and is perhaps too fastidious.  Strong and decisively resolute in a determination to follow interesting tracks which may lead nowhere.  Dragons could become wealthy were it not for the fact that spectacular gains are as often as not offset by money wasted elsewhere.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Snake

Intellectual, quick-witted, passionate and sometimes feared. Females are noted for their brains and beauty. Snake-types are also adept at giving the impression they know far more about a subject than they intend to divulge, and while a strict sense of propriety prevents them from telling lies, they are not averse to double-dealing when it suits them.  Their ability to gather up information suggests an aptitude for research, detection or academia, all areas that should satisfy their analytical brain. Social or domestic activities will generally need to be tailored to allow for powerful sensuality.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Horse

The Horse loves life, has plenty of sex appeal, charming, smart, popular and moody. On the serious side, they are hard working, tenacious, and loyal. Horse-types are good talkers, never short of conversation, though less quick with ready ideas. The latest news is always a good opening gambit, and the Horse is always keen to hear other peoples’ opinions. Deep-seated prejudices however are hard to dislodge.  Love of social contact remains the most important force in the Horse’s life, and whatever career is chosen, ideally it will involve close liaison with others.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Goat

The Goat (sometimes referred to as the Sheep) with its strong forehead and horns represents strength and fortitude. It is confident, persevering, and protective of the weak. Non-judgmental of others, it is comfortable to be with the Goat and its cousin, the sheep. Their nature is best seen in its artistic talent. They can also be a touch too fastidious, which in many respects explains why their creative natures are not normally fully explored.  The Goat may be involved, either professionally or voluntarily, in social work of some description, while a sensitivity for the arts may well lead to a career in music or a craft.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Monkey

The Monkey is intelligent with a sense of humor, original thinker, practical, carries out plans successfully, curious, observant, friendly and introvert.  In general, they are extremely versatile and can do well at almost anything. Success however can easily go to their head, bringing out a latent arrogance that often alienates friends. But it is rarely long before the Monkey’s agreeable humor and other engaging sociable qualities win them back. Older and wiser Monkeys are able to channel their energetic and fertile imaginations into the solving of extremely complex problems.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Rooster

The Rooster carries out the assignments conscientiously and when faced with an adversary it fights boldly. Always busy, seemingly self-centered, sensitive and attentive to its friends. The Rooster is alert, joining a fundamental punctiliousness with precise attention to detail. The problems arrive when so many projects are taken on that, inevitably, the less troublesome get lost in the sheer volume. In business and personal relationships the quieter more reserved members of the Rooster’s social circle or family may be neglected or forgotten.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Dog

Loyal, trusted, compassionate, protector and is always ready to give aid. Intensely defensive where friends and family are concerned, they will not stand by while others are maligned, but sometimes a refusal to listen to warnings regarding the behavior of children or other loved ones can lead to severe domestic problems. They have a sympathetic ear for other people’s woes and are always ready with a shoulder to cry on. Rare displays of violent anger are almost always justified, but wrongs are quickly forgotten, and resentment only borne against those outside the intimate circle of family and friends.

If You Were Born in the Year of the Pig

They are courageous, independent, quick-tempered, do not like to compromise, loners and have few friends that will keep for life. They possess great inner strength and fortitude. In business, they are the finishers who put the last necessary touches to a project, and in this respect they may become extremely successful financially. On the debit side, they are naive and trusting, falling easy prey to the confidence trickster. For a career, caring professions such as nursing or counseling. Otherwise the Pig’s genuine concern for others will become apparent through voluntary work and being a good neighbor.


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