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The Rat


In the legend, the Rat was the first animal to answer the call of the Buddha, and that's a good clue to the Rat. Don't think of him as being the creature we all dislike. The Rat in the Chinese calendar has ingenuity, intelligence, independence and is something of a magician. Rats like to win. If you're a Rat, you know how to get what you want, and you're inventive and original. You'll be very friendly, and generous to your friends and those you love, but your enemies should steer clear! A complicated person with quick nervous energy, you worry about tomorrow, and push yourself to your limits, yet you are quick to criticize others. You need time to be yourself, and to be on your own.

If you were born in the Year of the Rat, you will get on very well with people born in the Year of the Ox, Dragon, and Dog, and probably hardly at all with those born in the Years of the Rabbit, Horse and Monkey.


According to Chinese folklore, this sign can be quite complex and people who are born under this Chinese sign possess strong leadership skills and are intelligent, charismatic, artistic, charming, persuasive, attractive, generous to loved ones, and ambitious. On the negative side, rats can be exploitive, dangerous, dreamy, deviant, selfish, cunning, psychotic (rats tend towards mental instability), lustful, stubborn, manipulative, frail, and vain. Rats are said to get along well with "monkeys" and "dragons," and to get along poorly with "horses".

Rats are a symbol of good luck and wealth. They are clever, lustful, and intelligent. This sign is very ambitious and strong-willed, and they are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. Rats are naturally charming, seductive and persuasive. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat's natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone. The Rat likes to know who is on its side and will treat its most loyal friends with an extra measure of protection and generosity. However, they also have long memories and will rarely forgive or forget an enemy. Rats are strongly family oriented. Although they are often hoarders and can be miserly, they also are very generous to their family and friends. Rats have a great capability for accumulating and holding on to items of value.

A valuable lesson for Rats is to learn to consider others below themselves, at least sometimes, and to avoid forcing their ideas onto others. Rats are fair in their dealings and do not expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or that their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too low, whether in relationship to their friends or in their career, but as the years pass they will become more idealistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats can find true happiness.

In middle age, if everything goes smoothly, Rats will be able to achieve their life goals. Traditionally, Rats should avoid Horses, but they can usually find their best friends and love interests in Monkeys, Oxs, and Dragons.

Ideal jobs for rats include detective, artist, musician, spy, writer, lawyer, broker, politician, psychiatrist, pathologist, and crime laboratory scientist.

Zodiac Location 1st
Ruling hours 11pm-1am
Direction North
Season and month Winter, December
Gemstone Garnet
Roughly equivalent western sign Sagittarius
Polarity Yang
Countries Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Brazil, Sweden, Colombia






























The Ox


In Chinese mythology, Lao-Tse, the great philosopher, rode astride the Ox on his journey to the mountains to seek immortality. If you were born in the Year of the Ox, you are stoical and patient, can endure great hardship and will never give up. Work is something you take pride in, and you just get on with the job without fuss, doing the best you can. You don't rush about and get worked up, and you're laid back until provoked too far, but then watch out! The might of an enraged Ox is not to be trifled with. You save money rather than spend it, and are resolutely ambitious.

If you were born in the Year of the Ox, you will probably be good friends with those born in the Years of the Rat, Rabbit, Dragon (especially in business), Rooster and Dog, but, in fact, the Ox will get on well with most people.


The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.

The Ox person needs peace and quiet to work through his/her ideas, and when he/she has set his/her mind on something it is hard for him/her to be convinced otherwise. The Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever he/she does, even without imagination. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

The Ox is not extravagant, and the thought of living off credit cards or being in debt makes him/her nervous. The possibility of taking a serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always welcome because of their honesty and patience. They have many friends, who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends, although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek solutions for them.

Zodiac Location 2nd
Ruling hours 1am-3am
Direction North-northeast
Season and month winter, January
Gemstone Onyx
Roughly-equivalent Western sign Capricorn
Polarity Yin
Countries Switzerland, India, Cuba, Yemen, Finland, Ukraine
























The Tiger


The King of the Jungle, the Tiger is fierce and courageous , his stripes an enchanted armour, symbol of both Yin and Yang. He represents luck, power and royalty. If you were born in the Year of the Tiger, you are enthusiastic, impulsive, loyal and honourable. Just as the Tiger is both revered and feared, a Tiger can be savage or wise. You will like taking risks and thrive on danger; routine is not for you. You like the open road, freedom, and the chance of something around the corner. You despise treachery and falsehood, and you can be very generous, but you like your authority to be acknowledged and you are not the easiest animal to live with.

If you were born in the Year of the Tiger, you will find that you get on reasonably well with most people up to a certain point, but less well with other Tigers, and not very well at all with those born in the Years of the Snake and Rooster.


Tiger people are difficult to resist, for they are magnetic characters and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places. They enjoy life full of challenges and unexpected events, like visiting unusual places and meeting interesting outstanding people. Other people in their area are easily attracted by the tiger's enthusiasm and course of life. Tigers find pleasure in the unpredictable, and while other people would rather make a backward step, they are not afraid to explore the new and unusual. But it is not that simple to interest the Tiger. What they really need is first-hand experience. Usually open and frank, these people are likely to withdraw and can be aggressive when trapped. As soon as the Tiger has regained their sense of security their confidence also returns, enabling them to set out once more. These people usually tend to trust their instincts, though there is another side of their personality, which assesses situations thoughtfully before they launch any actions. Their friends usually secretly admire their determination and optimism, though sometimes may find it complicated to share the Tiger's enthusiasm and can be pushed away and left behind. In spite of the fact that Tigers can be courageous and generous friends, if they are not able to achieve what they want, they can be inflexible and self-centered. So if your friend was born in the year of the Tiger, there will be highs and lows in your friendship, but the friendship itself will remain firm.

Ideal jobs for tigers include entrepreneur, military officer, politician, musician, writer, poet, artist, theater director, stockbroker, athlete, film star, trade union leader, company director, stunt person, explorer, and teacher.

Zodiac Location 3rd
Ruling hours 3am-5am
Direction Northeast
Season and month Winter, February
Gemstone Sapphire
Roughly equivalent western sign Aquarius
Polarity Yang
Countries Russia, Romania, Spain, Turkey, El Salvador, North Korea



























The Rabbit


If you were born in the Year of the Rabbit, you are imaginative and sensitive, like a quiet and peaceful life and don't like change, but paradoxically, you need freedom. Security is important, and you hate arguments; if there is a quarrel in the air, you probably try to defuse it and negotiate between those involved. You won't rush into anything, and you tread cautiously, always making sure there's a Plan B, but if backed into a corner you can be menacing and ferocious. You're not as weak as you sometimes seem.

If you were born in the Year of the Rabbit, you especially like the company of people born in the Years of the Ox, Snake, Sheep, and Pig, but have great difficulty with those born in the Years of the Rat and Rooster.


People born in the Year of the Rabbit often make ideal diplomats or politicians. A Rabbit person has grace, culture and beautiful manners. Although Rabbit people get on well with everyone, at heart they are basically reserved creatures, and are only really happy when they are engrossed in some sort of scholarly or intellectual activity. They are just too sensitive for the world around them. They are not able to thrive in a competitive or aggressive environment, and it makes them anxious if someone forces them to take risks. Their inner world is simply too delicate for unsettled or unpredictable situations, and they tend to create a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere on a hunch. This character trait makes them very hospitable and attentive people, who take care of those around.

The average Rabbit person emphasizes the importance of small details. They pay attention to everything from colour, design and furniture to food and conversation. And only when they are sure that everything has been arranged as they wish can these people relax and have fun.

Person born in the year of Rabbit often lead a conservative lifestyle where one of the most important things is their security. This quality has a negative side also: opting for safety over risk, they may miss good opportunities. This does not imply that these people are frivolous or irresponsible, for when they truly believe in something, they are serious, perseverant and capable.

Calm as they are, it is not easy to provoke Rabbit people. They are sentimental and compassionate. Yes, and they cry easily too. They can be moved by the personal problems you share with them. Therefore, if you work as a salesman for a living, you will have much better luck with Rabbit people - 9 out of 10 Rabbit people will definitely buy your products.

Zodiac Location 4th
Ruling hours 5am-7am
Direction East
Season and month Spring, March
Gemstone Pearl
Roughly equivalent western sign Pisces
Polarity Yin
Countries Oman, Iraq, Australia, Croatia, Chile, New Zealand





























The Dragon


The Dragon of mythology was a creature of inaccessible places, high mountains or underground caves, breathing fire and ready for battle. The Dragon has been a symbol of deep desire, of wisdom and of luck, and has often been used to ward off evil spirits. Powerful, brave, obstinate, enthusiastic and always lucky, if you were born in the Year of the Dragon you can accomplish things that others consider impossible. Nothing is beyond you, but you're not easy to live with. You can be cranky and demanding, and upset others with your blunt way of speaking, but you're scrupulously honest, and genuinely very charming.

If you were born in the Year of the Dragon, you enjoy the company of those born in the Years of the Rat, Snake, and Rooster, but there could be problems with those born in the Year of the Dog, as well as other Dragons!


The Dragon is omnipotent. He is flamboyant, attractive and full of vitality and strength. In China, the Dragon is the sign of the Emperor of China or the male element Yang. The Dragon is the symbol of power and wealth.

It would be right to say that people born in the year of the dragon have a natural charisma and are certainly gifted with power and luck. It is unlikely for them to escape unnoticed from a party or to take a second place in a competition. The dragon person has an active mind and shows an unfeigned interest in the world around him/her. This person is also self-confident enough to know how to create a necessary impression. Because they are larger than life themselves, dragon people like to do everything on a grand scale. They are egotistical and ambitious, almost to the point of megalomania, and will stop at nothing to get what they want. Person born in this year wears the crown of destiny, and is capable of great achievements if he/she knows how to harness his/her tremendous energy, intelligence and talent. While these people enjoy being the centre of attention, they also have a brave and charitable side to their personality. If a dragon's friend faces a problem or dilemma he/she will be there to offer help, and when others leave the field of battle the dragon person makes a step forward to solve the problem with authority and dignity. These people set the high standard of actions for themselves as well as for other people and are surprised when others cannot cope with a task; they are so carried away by the process that fail to see other people's weaknesses.

Ideal jobs for dragons include managing director, salesperson, advertising executive, barrister, film producer, architect, astronaut, artist, film star, and war correspondent.

Zodiac Location 5th
Ruling hours 7am-9am
Direction North
Season and month Spring, April
Gemstone Amethyst
Roughly equivalent western sign Aries
Polarity Yang
Countries China, England, Iran, Denmark, Japan































The Snake


In Chinese mythology, from the mouth of the Snake, Nu-Wa, came the first human being, who was the ancestor of the Emperors of China. Rich in symbolism, the Snake is both the instrument of temptation in the Garden of Eden, and the symbol of eternity when depicted as the snake biting his tail. If you were born in the Year of the Snake, you have a magnetic personality, with poise and elegance, however you dress. You almost certainly love reading and learning, enjoy deep conversations, dislike arguments unless they are abstract and philosophical, and have an almost telepathic intuition. You don't like making any more effort than you absolutely have to, but when you decide on a course of action you are unstoppable. You probably remember wrongs done to you for a long time, yet you are wise, and much sought after for your good advice.

If you were born in the Year of the Snake you will get on well with most people, especially those born in the Years of the Dragon and Rooster, but there may be difficulties with those born in the Year of the Tiger.


The person born in the year of snake is perhaps the wisest and most enigmatic of all. He/she can become a philosopher, a theologian, a political lizard or a wily financier. Such a person is a thinker who also likes to live well. The snake-person loves books, music, clothes, and fine food; but with all their fondness for the good things in life, their innate elegance gives them a dislike for frivolities and foolish talk. [citation needed]

Snake-persons like communicating and like interesting conversations; if the conversation becomes repetitive their attention may soon wander. It is almost impossible to fix their attention for long talking about the weather. They prefer to focus on new, interesting and unusual ideas on intelligent discussion in general.[citation needed]

These people have a special talent that enables them to judge situations correctly. They are alert to new possibilities: when they have an idea of what to do and how to do it, they will pursue it persistently and energetically. In Chinese astrology it is believed that they are self-confident and willing to listen to someone else's opinion, but don't necessarily take it 'on board'. Refusing to listen to constructive advice, they may be prone to getting into needless trouble. [citation needed]

Although it is difficult for such people to take advice, they are patient with others when it comes to giving a helping hand, and their ability to look at a problem from a variety of angles is extremely useful. When faced with a dilemma, snake people, as a rule, act with speed and conviction, since they believe intensely in what they are doing and rarely waste time or energy on projects lacking in good potential.[citation needed]

Zodiac Location 6th
Ruling hours 9am-11am
Direction South Southeast
Season and month Spring, May
Gemstone Agate
Roughly equivalent western sign Taurus
Polarity Yin
Countries Mongolia, Mozambique, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago































The Horse


The mythical centaur, half horse and half man, symbolizes the bond between man and horse, and if you were born in the Year of the Horse you will be popular and likeable. With your sparkling wit, you love the company of your friends, and you're impulsive and enthusiastic, and can't wait to get on with the next thing. Yet, sociable, as you are, you like to do your own thing, and deep inside you are a very private person. Above everything, you are proud and independent.

If you were born in the Year of the Horse you get on well with almost everybody, but especially well with the those born in the Year of the Tiger, and only with difficulty with those born in the Year of the Rooster.


The horse personality is often willing to give as well as expecting a lot of liberty. These people are extremely independent and confident. The horse person is very quick-witted, inquisitive and determined, it is right in there with you before you have had a chance to finish what you are saying: he's on to the thought in your mind even before you've expressed it. In general, these people are gifted. But in truth they are often more cunning than intelligent - and they surely know that. They adore being the center of everyone's attention, but they prefer to be recognized for their skills and are easily flattered. On the other hand these people have an honesty and genuine warmth which attracts lots of people and helps them make new friends. People as a rule confide in a horse person because he/she is sincerely interested in their thoughts and feelings and is able to help with both wise words and an action, but there is a small problem about it - the horse person is so excited by new discoveries that it is difficult for them to keep a secret. This is not something that arises out of malice or revenge - sometimes they just cannot help themselves. In males, being born in the year of the horse exercises as being a handsome and attractive person to the opposite sex.

It is easy to inspire such a person by new ideas and he/she tends to act on them without delay, carried away by the excitement of the moment. But it is also important to remember that there is a danger for a horse person to be too impulsive and it may cause some problems in the future. And if they do not see the result of their efforts, it is rather natural for them to turn their attention to a new project and head off once again, brimming with new ideas. The horse person is always ready to offer good advice and can be very persuasive, but his/her confident and carefree approach hides inner doubts. Those who know such a person well recognize this, and offer the support and reassurance he/she needs.

Horses should beware of the Rat, as any relationship with this sign is said to be extremely trying for the horse. Of all relationships between Chinese zodiac signs, a relationship between a rat and a horse is said to be the worst (this relationship from a historical point of view, climaxed or was at it's worst at the height of World War II, when Germany governed primarily by the sign of the rat threatened the destruction of the Jews (Israel, which is governed primarily by the horse). The rat is way too calculating, dictatorial and possessive for the free-spirited and independent horse. A relationship with a rat can potentially break down the horse's free-spirit and cause rage in the rat - as neither will be willing to yield to the other. However, horses get along great with Tigers and Dogs.

Possible professions for people that are born on the year of the horse are that of an intelligence agent, a writer or novelist, an actor or a model.

Zodiac Location 7th
Ruling hours 11 am-1pm
Direction South
Season and month Summer, June
Gemstone Beryl
Roughly equivalent western sign Gemini
Polarity Yang (Masculine)
Countries Portugal, Mexico, South Africa, Italy, Israel, Pakistan





























The Sheep (or Goat)


All manner of creative and artistic activities will probably be what you like most, if you were born in the Year of the Sheep. You are just not bothered with the essentials of life like making need it, definitely, but it would be nicer if it just arrived! You are peaceable and calm, imaginative and inventive, and you never bear a grudge. You'll do anything to avoid falling out with people, even giving up your own wishes to keep things pleasant. You may be very skilled in your profession, but will never work for the sake of it, only if you enjoy it. You can get upset at first if people insist on trying to make you do things you don't really want to, but at the end of the day you will dig in your heels.

If you were born in the Year of the Sheep, you won't have much trouble in getting on with anyone, but you will particularly like the company of those born in the Years of the Rabbit, Monkey and the very different Ox, and will have little in common with those born in the year of the Rooster.

In some versions of the Chinese Zodiac, you may see a Goat instead of a Sheep.


The Sheep, or Goat, oddly enough, is thought to be the most feminine sign of the zodiac, perhaps because this is a very creative sign. The Sheep is artistically talented and has a great sense of fashion. Chances are that this type will prefer to be a designer or painter, or go into the kind of profession where he/she can make the most of his gift for creating beautiful things.

These people are considerate creatures - they think before acting, and try not to hurt anyone's feelings. If it ever happens that the Sheep person causes unforeseen problems, it is very likely that he/she will step forward to rectify the situation. This side of their character helps them maintain a healthy social life as well as enabling them to deal with life's ups and downs.

Sympathy is very important to these people as is the approval of people they respect. However, they sometimes require too much attention and impose too much on those who are close to them.

Sometimes they are too sensitive for the real world; they often misinterpret situations. People born in this year are insecure. They need to feel loved and protected. They are easily drawn into complex predicaments. This being, so, they usually shy away from confrontation, pull back when faced with heavy decision-making situations, and blatantly refuse to take an unpopular stand in a conflict.

Zodiac Location 8th
Ruling hours 1pm-3pm
Direction South Southwest
Season and month Summer, July
Gemstone Emerald
Roughly equivalent western sign Cancer (constellation)
Polarity Yin
Countries Kenya, Cambodia, Belize, Libya, Greece, Taiwan



































The Monkey


Highly intelligent and ingenious, people born in the Year of the Monkey are known as the jokers and pranksters of the Chinese Zodiac. If this is you, you can do almost anything you set your mind to, for of all the signs, the Monkey is the most versatile. You are original, independent and articulate, with a gift for persuading others to your own way of thinking. You dislike routine, love acting and playing a part, and love to talk and exchange news and ideas. You can be very generous, and sensitive to the needs of others, but at times people misunderstand your waywardness and think you dishonest, which you find very hurtful.

If you were born in the Year of the Monkey, you will get on well with almost everyone, but especially well with those born under the sign of the Sheep, and other Monkeys.


The Monkey is the most versatile sign of the Chinese zodiac. Such people are often inventors, plotters, entertainers and the creative geniuses behind anything ingenious, including mischief. They have natural quick-wittedness which enables them to understand what is happening and then make a right decision. Even during a conversation a person born in this year is aware of what is going on around him/her, and then makes a mental note of who said what and stores it away for future reference. In general, with their agile minds and multiple talents, monkey type of people can master any subject. They are reliable and honest people so that any secret is safe in their hands. These people are also honest in their dealings. Monkey people are very good at problem-solving. Wherever you are, whoever you may be, if you've got a problem pick up the phone and dial-a-Monkey. Monkeys know how to listen closely and work out solutions at the same time.

Although these people are trustworthy and unlikely to hurt someone out of spite, they would never let people escape if they have behaved badly or damaged monkey's reputation. Their stamina and determination to achieve their main goals can make these people appear vain or manipulative. It means that monkey type of people should be careful so not to damage their friendships. It is important to remember for this type of people that it would be wiser sometimes not to pursue their goals and simply let things pass.

Monkeys have flexible principles and serene self-confidence so they are completely content; but they usually manage to complicate the lives of others. After yet another plan or project has gone wrong, they are seldom there to help clean up the disorder and confusion that they leave in their wake. Monkeys can handle that too; with their charm and persuasiveness they can make people believe that just knowing them is a privilege!

Zodiac Location 9th
Ruling hours 3pm-5pm
Direction West Southwest
Season and month Summer, August
Gemstone Emerald
Polarity Yang
Countries France, Norway, United States, Indonesia, Hungary, Luxembourg
































The Rooster


If you were born under the sign of the Rooster, you will know the effect you have on other people. Heads turn when you walk into a room, because you have charisma and style. Always looking your best, you have a charm that goes beyond mere clothes. You stand up for your rights, and maintain your own space like a fortress, and you never depend on anybody, but you will go out of your way to help others provided they don't intrude on your privacy. You are forthright, honest and brave, and love to protect anyone weaker than yourself. You make an exciting friend, but keep part of yourself always private.

If you were born in the Year of the Rooster, you get on well with those born in the Years of the Ox, Dragon, Snake and Pig, but less well with those born in the Years of the Tiger, Rabbit, Horse and Sheep.


People born in the year of the Rooster are usually very observant. They are brave, resilient, sexy, and tenacious but can also be quite self-absorbed, pretentious, and overly romantic. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation.

These people certainly love to find themselves in the spotlight, they love entertaining friends and adore meeting new people, and even unexpected and uncertain circumstances are not a barrier for them.

It is almost impossible to find someone born in this year looking dowdy or untidy. The fact is that these people are usually the best dressed and groomed of all other people. They are actively interested in clothes, colours, and accessories, and are usually very critical of their own appearance as well as of the appearance of those around them. People born in the year of the Rooster like to be noticed and flattered. Such a person might dress a little flashily with this in mind, but in his heart, he/she is completely conservative. Roosters always appear attractive and beautifully turned out. They are sociable and love to receive attention. Others may criticize them for being exhibitionists but the fact that they are compassionate, wise, and have a brave nature which comes to the fore when others need their help, makes up that deficiency.

It is difficult for these people to accept advice because of their strong independent spirit. These people are often confident in their own judgements and choices. There are times when these people may be too straight-forward which can cause some problems in relationships with others. So it would be wise sometimes not to express their opinions in order to keep the peace.

Zodiac Location 10th
Ruling hours 5pm-7pm
Direction West
Season and month Summer, September
Gemstone Jasper
Roughly equivalent western sign Virgo
Polarity Yin
Countries Belgium, Afghanistan, South Korea, Poland, Czech Republic, Morocco

































The Dog


If you were born under the sign of the Dog, above all else, you worry. Whatever your circumstances, you are always anxiously trying to do better, worrying in case you have forgotten something, and doing your very best to live up to your responsibilities. Conscientious to a fault, you never abandon your duty, and you are always loyal and honest, but you do tend to see the black side of everything, and wear an air of melancholy. You don't really enjoy social occasions, but if it is required of you, you will go to a party and put on such a good front that no-one will ever know your true feelings. You like everything to be safe and secure, the way you've always known it. You will help your friends at all times.

If you were born in the Year of the Dog, you will get on well with those born in the Years of the Rat, Ox, Snake, and Pig, and may have difficulty with people born under the signs of the Dragon and Horse.


The Dog is the most likeable sign of the Chinese zodiac. Like his animal namesake, he is loyal with a capital "L". He is the one who people are most likely to turn to when they need help. The dog person will come through every time. That is because he/she is sensitive to others and empathizes with them, particularly if someone has suffered an injustice; he/she reacts quickly with the same feeling as though he/she had been personally offended. Friends know that they can rely upon their Dog friend to keep a promise or remain cool in a crisis.

Dog types are honest, intelligent and straightforward. They will take on any responsibility that is given to them and you can be sure that they will do their job well.

People born in this year tend to be easily upset and shocked more often than the other more signs.

The dog is loyal, unselfish, and idealistic. They can sometimes be worriers and overly critical. Dogs go best with tigers and horses. Their secret friends are other dogs, tigers, horses and rabbits. Dogs get along worst with Dragons, whom they perceive as arrogant and all flash with no substance.

Zodiac Location 11th
Ruling hours 7pm-9pm
Direction West Northwest
Season and month Autumn, October
Gemstone Diamond
Roughly equivalent western sign Libra
Polarity Yang
Countries Malaysia, Ethiopia, Argentina, Syria, Canada, Jamaica











































The Pig


If you were born in a Year of the Pig, you probably think well of everyone. You don't worry about things, you let life take its course, and you're calm and laid back. Your philosophy is to enjoy life to the full, and you are sure that all will be well in this best of all worlds. You'll give people the benefit of the doubt. Kind and generous, always pleased to help others, especially those in real need, you will still look after number one, and if someone pushes you beyond the limit, your temper is fearful.

If you were born in a Year of the Pig, you will get on well with those born in the Years of the Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster and Dog, and may have difficulty with those born in the Year of the Dragon.


The Pig type is usually an honest, straightforward and patient person. He/she is a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes. When others disappear he/she is often there to offer support. This type of person is reserved with those they do not know too well, but as time passes and they gain confidence, those around them may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. Despite those born in the year of pig having a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in pig type; he/she won't let you down and will never even attempt to do so. Such people simply want to do everything right according to social norms.

It is important to remember that these people are not vengeful creatures. If someone tries to take advantage of him/her, the pig type tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. All they need in such situations is a little time to find a constructive way to respond. The people of the pig type are conservative creatures of habit. They dislike being made to travel too far from familiar surroundings, unless it is a trip to the country. They love nature and are never happier than when they are out somewhere, far from the city.

There is a tolerant and peaceful side to their character. Such people are never afraid to allow others their freedom of expression; they do not want to cause arguments and if there is any way to avoid arguing, they will probably take this option. They are not weak, however, and if the situation forces them to fight these people will rise to the occasion, whether it is to defend themselves or those close to them. People of the Pig type are the most admired by others. Everyone can make a list of the Pigs in their life: aren't they the nicest, most loving and scrupulously caring people around?

Zodiac Location 12th
Ruling hours 9pm-10:59pm
Direction North Northwest
Season and month Autumn, December [1]
Gemstone Topaz
Color Dark Blue
Roughly equivalent western sign Scorpio
Polarity Yin
Countries Jordan, Nepal, Armenia, Philippines, Angola, Lebanon