Are you familiar with the Chinese Zodiac, or what it has to say about your personality? These star signs are based on a cycle of 12 years, each of which is calculated based on the Chinese lunar calendar. In turn, the lunar year begins in late January or in early February. However, this varies depending on the year.

Each of these years is represented by an animal. The animals, in order, are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Some argue each of these animals represents certain personalities. As the saying goes, “this animal hides in your heart.”

The Rat (1900, 1912, 1294, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032)

If you are a Rat in the Chinese Zodiac, then you are good with relationships and are quite charming. You might have a bit of a temper, and you are popular among your friends. You are also usually bubbling with ideas because of your sharp intellect. You will also see opportunities others will usually miss when it comes to love, business or even relationships. You are also a passionate lover.

Ox (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033)

Oxes are strong, and they can confidently overcome many challenges. Besides these traits, these people are also responsible and practical. But they can also get a little arrogant and fierce. But can also be affectionate, and they are faithful to those they love. They are also dutiful and honorable.

Tiger (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2024)

If the tiger represents your year of birth, then you are very sensitive to your emotions. You can be very loving, but you also have a strong desire to dominate. In relationships, you are very passionate, and usually, expect the commitment you have to be repaid by your partner. But you also don’t mind riding solo. Also, in the face of challenges, you are fearless, and you can be a great leader although you can suffer from impatience and restlessness. You also don’t handle criticism very well as you are very sensitive. However, nothing seems to get you down as you always bounce back.

Hare/Rabbit (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035)

Those born in the year of the rabbit are lovable and good company. They are also affectionate and sweet, and they avoid conflict. A hare’s life is about happiness and joy. However, hares are easily distracted, and they can neglect and hurt others without knowing it. But also, they are smart and don’t mind some alone time once in a while. They like to be relationships.

Dragon (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036)

Dragons are full of energy, and they possess undeniable talent and intelligence. Dragons don’t give up on their dreams, but they are perfectionists, and that is their major downside. They can be too hard on themselves and others. But they relish a challenge, especially when they have to go after it with all they have. That is why they achieve big things. They don’t fancy rules and chart their own course. They like their freedom and committed relationships drain them. That is why they seek relationships with kindred spirits so that their lives can still be full of adventure.

Snake/Serpent (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037)

Snakes are cunning, and they also have a romantic and charming side to them. But they are also secretive and are often loners. Therefore, they are not the most social creatures out there. They work hard, but they don’t seek public recognition for their achievements. Snakes can get jealous in relationships, and they make grace and elegance a priority.

Horse (1906. 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954. 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038)

Horses are hardworking, and they put a lot of effort into whatever they involve themselves with. They don’t even mind working on their own, and can even be poor team players. This makes them look egotistical. They are also popular, and they have good social skills. They also don’t back away from challenges. However, they can have short tempers, and their romantic relationships can be full of impulsive episodes.

Sheep/Ram (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039)

Sheep are lovable. They are likable and charming, although they might appear reserved. They are also complainers, and usually, they see the negative side of things. But they have a deep love for culture and art. However, self-confidence is not their greatest strength. They also like relationships that give them security.

Monkey (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944. 1956. 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)

Full of intelligence and energy, monkeys always draw attention. Conversations and small talk are easy for them, and they possess a lot of natural charm. People with this personality have humor, but to some, they appear suspicious and untrustworthy. They do best in places with lots of change.

Rooster/Bird (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)

Roosters are good communicators, and they are also hardworking and resourceful. They are, however, a bit egotistical as they don’t enjoy sharing the spotlight or having their opinions countered. They like attention, however, and they will dress and do things that make them stand out. They are also loyal in relationships.

Dog (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)

Dogs have a stellar reputation for being faithful friends, and this also applies to people represented by this animal in the Chinese Zodiac. These people are honest, loyal and faithful, and they pour their heart and soul into what they do. They can also be critics, although they enjoy resolving issues. They can also really hold a grudge and find it hard to forgive. They desire healthy relationships.

Pig/Boar (1911, 1923,1935, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)

Pigs can be great partners, and they are very tolerant and honest. They are full of intrigue and are sharp-witted. They also have big dreams, and they usually achieve them through their intellectual might. They overlook their flaws, but they also focus on the good in others, and that often gets them hurt. Although they can easily get materialistic, they appreciate spending time with loved ones.