Chinese Zodiac: An Ancient Zodiac System

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Each year in the Chinese zodiac is represented by an animal and characteristics associated with it. And it is comprised of 12 animals in total. So, this is the repeating cycle of 12 years.

This system began more than 2000 years ago during the Qin dynasty. Gradually, it has become intrinsic to everyday life. Now it plays a vital role in every aspect of human lives, for instance, education, career selection, health, relationships, and many more.

Chinese Zodiac: An Ancient Zodiac System
Chinese Zodiac: An Ancient Zodiac System

Animals In Chinese Zodiac Come In The Following Order With Corresponding Year

  • Rat represents 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044
  • Ox represents 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, and 2045
  • Tiger represents 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, and 2046
  • Rabbit represents 1963, 1975, 1987, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047
  • Dragon represents 1964, 1976, 1988, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048
  • Snake represents 1965, 1977, 1989, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049
  • Horse represents 1966, 1978, 1990, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050
  • Goat represents 1967, 1979, 1991, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051
  • Monkey represents 1968, 1980, 1992, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052
  • Rooster represents 1969, 1981, 1993, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053
  • Dog represents 1970, 1982, 1994, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054
  • Pig represents 1971, 1983, 1995, 2019, 2031, 2042, 2055

Traits Of Different Animals In Chinese Zodiac 

Rat (Shu) – People born in the rat year are organized and sensitive. They love to save. That is why they don’t have financially hard times.

Ox (Niu) – These people are generally quiet, hardworking, and patient. They have an acute sense of responsibility. They don’t let slip their emotions to others. But when they get angry, it is like an explosion.

Tiger (Hu) – They are independent and also born leader. They have strong self-esteem and also protect weak people. These people don’t tolerate injustice. Besides, they always find ways to overcome difficulties. 

Rabbit (Tu) – People born in the year of the rabbit are polite, intelligent, and also very chic. Their attention to every small detail makes them highly successful in careers. They are romantic but not easy, going. They are responsible and also can go to the end for their love.

Chinese Zodiac: An Ancient Zodiac System
Chinese Zodiac: An Ancient Zodiac System

Some More Animals That You Should Know

Dragon (Long) – They are adventure lovers. It is hard to understand their personalities. They are emotionally stronger in comparison to the average people.

Snake (She) – People born in the snake year are determined and idealists. But laziness is their negative quality. They may seem cold apparently, but they are very warm and enthusiastic deep inside.

Horse (Ma) – They are not the persons who surrender. Rather, they are positive and always keep themselves motivated. Freedom is what they look for in all the works they do.

Goat (Yang) – These people have a pure heart. They don’t want to bother others for their suffering. They use the soft power tactfully to attract others to their favor.

Monkey (Hou) – They are energetic and are inquisitive and dedicate wholly to succeed in which they find interest.

Rooster (Ji) – The people born in the Rooster year has a sixth sense that is powerful. They are very creative too.

Dog (Gou) – These people are conservative and want to enjoy with family.

Pig (Zhu) – These people are generally rational and also wealthy.       

So, now you got a fair idea about the Chinese zodiac as well as how every year they represent with the help of an animal.   Now, find out the animal according to your birth year and see whether the traits are matching with you or not.   

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