Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle which means that every year is ruled by a different animal. Astrologists say that the animal that rules your year is the animal that hides in your heart.

Well, let’s take a look and see what your real spirit animal is.  

The Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

If your sign is The Rat, then you are charming and popular. You are a dedicated, a generous partner but can get angry quickly too. You are intelligent and opportunistic. Rats are also very passionate and love getting involved with multiple projects. 

The Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

People born in the year of the Ox are responsible and strong. However, they might sometimes be seen as arrogant. If you’re an Ox, you favor stability even if it means less excitement. Nevertheless, you are loyal to the people you love. 

The Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

If your Chinese Zodiac sign is The Tiger, this means that you are a sensitive person. You are loving and competitive with a desire to be the leader and in control. You can be passionate in relationships but always independent. You are a brave person although you might sometimes get restless. 

The Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

The Rabbit sign is very easy to like. Kind and affectionate, you love pleasure and security. Some people may see you as shallow because you tend to dislike conflict. 

The Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Dragons appear loud, but are full of energy. Smart and talented, they often follow their dreams. However, you might be too demanding on yourself or on other people. As a Dragon, you are a rule-breaker and love freedom. 

The Serpent (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Serpents love their alone time and working hard in silence. However, they are often seen as loners. If you are The Serpent, you can be very charming and loving, but only once you let people in. 

The Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

As a Horse, you work extremely hard and strive for perfection. You are smart, a good speaker and popular too. While you might be impulsive and explosive, you are a kind person with a soft side. 

The Ram (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

If you are born in the year of The Ram, you are very likable, even if you can be reserved sometimes. You love being around people but you also have a tendency to think negatively. You are creative, kind and sensitive. 

The Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

No one can resist the personality of The Monkey. You are energetic and great at talking to people. They see you as charming or even magnetic. You like humor and have a talent for comedy in everyday situations. However, you are also restless. 

The Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

The Rooster always works hard and they are really good at talking to people. However, if you are the Rooster, you might see your own opinion as the only right one. You like being in the spotlight and hold high standards for yourself. 

The Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Just like real dogs, people born during the Dog years are loyal and honest. They pour themselves in their interest and they are quick to criticize others. If you are the Dog, you have excellent problem-solving skills and you are trustworthy, although you are good at holding grudges too.

The Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) 

If you are the Pig, you are an excellent friend, kind and very tolerant. You are interesting to talk to and have a great sense of humor. You are intelligent and often see only the best in people which can cause you some problems in life. Pigs also love home life, although they can be materialistic at times.