The 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac 2017

In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

rat

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Lucky Colors: blue, gold, green
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
  • Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet
  • Rats are quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind, smart, and lovely

    With strong intuition and quick response, they always easily adapt themselves to a new environment. With rich imaginations and sharp observation, Rats can take advantage of various opportunities well. Rats have strong curiosity, so they tend to try their hands at anything, and they can deal with it skillfully.

    Ladies belonging to the Rat zodiac sign are pretty, smart, and lovely. They have quick minds and dexterous hands, and are able to learn anything.

    A lack of courage, as well as good command skills, Rats are not capable as leaders. Opportunistic and picky as Rats are, they do not have broad minds, but a narrow view.

    Rats are kind, but sometimes impolite to others. People of the Rat zodiac sign usually sleep late, for mice are nocturnal animals.

The Luckiest Things for “Rats”

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 3, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 32)
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 13th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: blue, gold, green
  • Lucky flowers: lily, African violet
  • Lucky direction: west, northwest and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th and 9th Chinese lunar months

Things that “Rats” Should Avoid

  • Unlucky color: yellow, brown
  • Unlucky numbers: 5 and 9
  • Unlucky direction: south and southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Are Rats Compatible with You?

Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can have good compatibility.

However, those who don’t match need to put more effort into their relationships.

See below the compatibility of the Rat with other animals, and find out if the Rat is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Ox, Dragon, Rabbit
  • Worst with: Horse, Rooster

The best careers for Rats are: administrator, director, manager, entrepreneur, broadcaster, writer, musician, stand-up comedian, politician, lawyer, researcher, and racing car driver.

Love Compatibility with the Rat

ox

  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Lucky Colors: white, yellow, green
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: tulip, morning glory, peach blossom
  • Year of Birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 202
  • Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxes have a strong patriotism for their country, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These things reflect the traditional characteristics of conservatives. Women belonging to the Ox zodiac sign are traditional, faithful wives, who attach great importance to their children’s education.

    Having a desire to advance and great patience, Oxes can achieve their goals by consistent efforts. They are not influenced by others or the environment, but persist to do things in accordance with their ideas and capabilities. Before taking action, they will have a definite plan with detailed steps and add their strong faith and physical strength. So people of the Ox zodiac sign enjoy great success as a result.

    The most disadvantageous trait in Oxes is poor communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others, and even think it not worthwhile exchanging ideas with others. They are stubborn and stick to their own ways.

The Luckiest Things for “Oxes”

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 4, and numbers containing 1 and 4 (like 14 and 41)
  • Lucky days: the 13th and 27th of every Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: white, yellow, and green
  • Lucky flowers: tulip, morning glory, and peach blossom
  • Lucky direction: north and south
  • Lucky months: the 7th and 9th Chinese lunar months

Things That Should Be Avoided by “Oxes”

  • Unlucky color: blue
  • Unlucky numbers: 5 and 6
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 4th and 11th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes the general characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each others, can be good partners. The Ox is…

  • Best with: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster.
  • Worst with: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, or Goat.

Career :With a keen eye for details and an admirable work ethic, they are competent in such careers as agriculture, manufacturing, pharmacy, mechanics, engineering, draftsmanship, artistry, politics, real estate, interior design, painting, carpentry, or quarry work.

Love Compatibility with the Ox

tiger

  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Lucky Colors: blue, grey, orange, white
  • Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
  • Lucky Flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Year of Birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

The Tiger’s Personality: Brave, Confident…

People born in the year of the Tiger are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

With stubborn personalities and tough judgment, tigers work actively and boldly express themselves, and do things with a high-handed manner. They are authoritative and never go back on what they have said.

With great confidence and indomitable fortitude, they can be competent leaders. They will not make preparations for anything, but they can handle anything that comes along.

The Luckiest Things for “Tigers”

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 3, and 4 and numbers containing them (like 13 and 43)
  • Lucky days: the 16th and 27th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
  • Lucky colors: blue, gray, orange
  • Lucky flowers: yellow lily, cineraria
  • Lucky direction: east, north, south
  • Lucky months: the 3rd, 7th, and 10th Chinese lunar months.

Things That Should Be Avoided by “Tigers”

  • Unlucky colors: brown
  • Unlucky numbers: 6, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 1st, 4th, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility among Chinese zodiac animals mostly takes into account the general characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Tiger with other animals.

  • Best with: Dragon, Horse, or Pig
  • Worst with: Ox, Snake, or Monkey

Career: The Tiger, called “the king of the animals” in China, is usually the center of attention. They are born with leadership, and they are respected by others. Tigers are suitable to any career as leaders.

They are suited to careers such as advertising agent, office manager, travel agent, actor, writer, artist, pilot, flight attendant, musician, comedian, and chauffeur.

Love Compatibility with the Tiger

rabbit

  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6
  • Lucky flowers: plantain lily and jasmine
  • Years of birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

The Rabbit’s Personality: Quiet, Elegant…

Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert; quick, skillful, kind, and patient; and particularly responsible. However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy, and overly-discreet. Generally speaking, people who belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign have likable characters.

Gentlemen who belong to the rabbit zodiac sign always treat people politely, with a gentle smile that makes people feel that they are credible and sincere. When meeting trouble, Rabbits can handle it in an orderly way; when encountering tough difficulties they are never discouraged, but are persistent to seek solutions. So they eventually achieve enviable success.

Ladies belonging to the rabbit zodiac sign, apart from a pretty and demure appearance, have a pure heart.

Rabbits are faithful to those around them, but reluctant to reveal their minds to others, and have a tendency to escape reality. They are too cautious and conservative, which means they miss good opportunities.

The Luckiest Things for “Rabbits”

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 46)
  • Lucky days: the 26th, 27th and 29th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue
  • Lucky flowers: plantain lily, and jasmine
  • Lucky directions: east, south and northwest
  • Lucky months: the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for “Rabbits”

  • Unlucky color: dark brown, dark yellow, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky directions: north, west, and southwest
  • Unlucky months: the 2nd, 6th, 9th and 12th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility of the Rabbit with Other Animals

Zodiac compatibility is based on the characteristics of the animals, and only those who match well can be good partners. See below for whether the Rabbit is compatible with your sign or not.

Rabbits are best with a Rat, Goat, Monkey, or Dog; worst with a Rooster or Snake.

Love Compatibility with the Rabbit

Strengths: Rabbits have good social relationships. They are popular with others, as they are gentle and considerate. With a good sense of humor, they can make a dispute into a good discussion, and make enemies into friends. Possessing a gentle temperament, they are hospitable, considerate, and ready to help others.

Weaknesses: With an excess of universal love and charity, they may have conflicts of interest. With a lack of resolution, they have trouble with being emotionally swayed.

The best careers for Rabbits are cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police/judiciary work, and politics.

dragon
  • Dragon :2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white
  • Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Lucky flowers: bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers
  • Years of birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

The Dragon’s Personality: Confident, Intelligent…

Among Chinese zodiac animals, the Dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The Dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although with an infamous reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue. In ancient times, people thought that Dragons could control everything in the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition.

Gifted with innate courage, tenacity and intelligence, dragons are enthusiastic and confident. They are not afraid of challenges, and willing to take risks.

However, the dragon is sometimes regarded as aggressive, and angry dragons are not open to criticism. They don’t consider themselves irritating and arrogant. Instead of following tradition, they strive for a smooth future.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Dragons, each with different characteristics:

Type of Dragon Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Dragon …1904, 1964… Introverted, less enthusiastic, and lacking in good relationships
Fire Dragon …1916, 1976… Smart, unreliable, and easygoing
Earth Dragon …1928, 1988… Smart, ambitious, and hardworking
Gold Dragon …1940, 2000… Natural and straightforward, unpredictable with continually changing emotions
Water Dragon …1952, 2012… Persevering, farsighted, and vigorous

Top Jobs or Careers for Dragons

Dragons like to embrace challenges and take risks. Jobs that allow them to test themselves are good choices. Some good careers include: journalist, teacher, inventor, manager, computer analyst, lawyer, engineer, architect, broker, and sales person.

The Luckiest Things for “Dragons”

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 6 and 7
  • Lucky days: the 1st and 16th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
  • Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white
  • Lucky flowers: bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers
  • Lucky direction: east, north, west
  • Lucky months: the 3rd, 4th, and 7th Chinese lunar months.

Things to Avoid for “Dragons”

  • Unlucky colors: blue, green
  • Unlucky numbers: 3 and 8
  • Unlucky direction: northwest
  • Unlucky months: the 5th and 6th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within Chinese zodiac animals takes into account the characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Dragon with other animals.

  • Best with: Rat, Tiger or Snake
  • Worst with: Ox, Goat or Dog

Love Compatibility with the Dragon

snake
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Lucky Colors: black, red, and yellow
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: orchid and cactus
  • Years of Birth: …1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025…

The Snake’s Personality: Intelligent, Wise…

In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the twelve zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive.

Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments, even while remaining the most private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.

Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping.

Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.

The Luckiest Things for Snakes

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
  • Lucky days: the 1st and 23rd of Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: black, red, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: orchid and cactus
  • Lucky direction: east, west, and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months

The Unlucky Things for Snakes

  • Unlucky color: brown, gold, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Unlucky direction: northeast and northwest
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months

Career in 2017 — Many Opportunities

There will be many opportunities for Snakes to develop their careers in 2017.

If you are a leader, completely exerting your leadership will lead your team to success. Businesspeople will also have a good luck with investments.2017 will be a year of study and competition. You should learn new skills to strengthen your competitiveness and help develop your career.This year your interpersonal relationships will easily break down. And be careful of being tricked by mean people, especially in the latter half of 2017.

Love Compatibility of the Snake with Other Animals

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match can be good partners.

See below the compatibility of the Snake with other animals, and find out if the Snake is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Dragon, Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat

Love Compatibility with the Snake

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Snakes, each with different characteristics:

Type of Snake Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Snake 1905, 1965 Orderly, intelligent, with a gift for appreciating the arts and a refined taste
Fire Snake 1917, 1977 Smart, insightful, communicative, active, and fond of the limelight
Earth Snake 1929, 1989 Calm, with strong self-control, but not steadfast and diligent enough in work
Gold Snake 1941, 2001 Determined, courageous, confident, and able: a born leader
Water Snake 1953, 2013 Clever, creative, lively, and communicative, but sentimental
horse
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Lucky Colors: yellow and green
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
  • Lucky Flowers: calla lily and jasmine
  • Years of Birth: …1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026…

The Horses’ Personality: Active, Energetic…

People born in a year of the Horse are extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, and they can usually be seen on such occasions as concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events, and parties.With a deft sense of humor, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere.Sometimes, the Horse is a little self-centered, but it doesn’t mean that s/he can not be interested in others’ problems. Horses are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horse people lack real confidence.

Best Careers for “Horses”

Jobs involving communicating with others attract Horses most. The Horse sign stands for leadership, management, and decision-making. Horses dislike taking orders.

The Horse can make it in any career that demands neither solitude nor meditation, for he is an extrovert and he needs to be surrounded by people who approve of him and flatter him.

Good career choices for Horses include: publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.

The Luckiest Things for “Horses”

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
  • Lucky days: the 5th and 20th of Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: yellow and green
  • Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine
  • Lucky direction: east, west, and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for “Horses”

  • Unlucky color: blue, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, and 6
  • Unlucky direction: north and northwest
  • i Unlucky months: the 5th, 7th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

Love Compatibility of the Horse with Other Animals

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each others can be good partners.

See below for the compatibility of the Horse with other animals, and find out if the Horse is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with a Goat or Tiger
  • Worst with a Rat, Ox, or Rooster

Love Compatibility with the Horse

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Horses, each with different characteristics:

Type of Horse Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Irritable and sentimental, with an abundant imagination and insightful analyses of issues
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Smart, charismatic, lively, overflowing with enthusiasm, but stubborn
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, kind-hearted, righteous, but irritable; with a strong sense of responsibility, and always ready to help others
Gold Horse 1930, 1990 kind, straightforward, calm, rational, always ready to help others, and popular among friends
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Sentimental, irritable, reliable, amicable, always ready to help others, and very charming for friends of the opposite sex.
goat
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
  • Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

The Goat’s Personality: Calm, Gentle…

People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

They have very delicate thoughts, strong creativity, and perseverance, and acquire professional skills well. Although they look gentle on the surface, they are tough on the inside, always insisting on their own opinions in their minds. They have strong inner resilience and excellent defensive instincts.

Though they prefer to be in groups, they do not want to be the center of attention. They are reserved and quiet, most likely because they like spending much time in their thoughts. Goats like to spend money on fashionable things that give them a first class appearance. Although goats enjoy spending money on the finer things in life, they are not snobbish.

Best Jobs or Career for Goats

People born in the year of the goat prefer to work in a team. Their best work partners are Horses. They are not crazy about status and power. Unless asked, they won’t ever volunteer for anything and act as leaders. Good career choices for goats are pediatrician, actor, daycare teacher, interior designer, florist, hair stylist, musician, editor, illustrator, and art history teacher.

The Luckiest Things for “Goats”

According to Chinese astrology, each animal zodiac has its own lucky numbers, lucky days, lucky colors, lucky flowers, and a best direction. Here are the Goat’s:

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 7, or numbers containing 2 and 7 (like 27 and 72)
  • Lucky days: the 7th and 30th of any month according to the Chinese lunar calendar
  • Lucky colors: green, red, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: carnations and primroses
  • Lucky direction: north

Things that Should be Avoided by Goats

These things are believed to be unlucky for Goat people.

  • Unlucky colors:  blue, and black. Goat people should avoid wearing these colors.
  • Unlucky numbers: 4 and 9
  • Unlucky direction: southwest
  • Worst lunar months: third, sixth, and tenth. Avoid these months if you have some important business to do or want to plan an event.

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Best with: Rabbit, Horse or Pig

Worst with: Ox, Dragon, Snake or Dog

Compatibility with Goat

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Goats, each with different characteristics:

Type of Goat Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Goat 1955, 2015 Amicable, gentle, and compassionate.
Fire Goat 1907, 1967 Amicable, frank, and honest, always making everything clean and tidy.
Earth Goat 1919, 1979 Righteous, honest, straightforward, and will never harm their friends.
Gold Goat 1931, 1991 Ambitious and kind-hearted with a strong sense of responsibility in work; sometimes too stubborn.
Water Goat 1943, 2003 Always ready to help others, and they can sacrifice their own interests for others

 

monkey
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968

In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one of the Five Elements: Fire, Wood, Water, Gold (Metal), or Earth. Both the sign and the element of your birth year are said to affect your personality and destiny. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years:

Lucky Things for Monkeys

  • Lucky numbers: 4 and 9
  • Lucky days: the 14th and 28th of any Chinese lunar calendar month
  • Lucky colors: white, blue, gold
  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle
  • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west
  • Lucky months: Chinese lunar months 8 and 12

Unlucky Things Monkeys Should Beware Of

  • Unlucky numbers: 2 and 7
  • Unlucky colors: red, pink
  • Unlucky directions: south, southeast
  • Unlucky months: Chinese lunar months 7 and 11

Are You a Monkey?

In China, people born in a year of the Monkey are called “Monkeys”. Usually, if born in a multiple-of-12 year, like 1980, you’re a Monkey.

Zodiac years, however, are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting at Chinese New Year), so if you were born in January or February, check below to see whether you’re really a Monkey.

Monkey Year Start End
2016 February 8, 2016 January 27, 2017
2004 January 22, 2004 February 8, 2005
1992 February 4, 1992 January 22, 1993
1980 February 16, 1980 February 4, 1981
1968 January 30, 1968 February 16, 1969
1956 February 12, 1956 January 30, 1957
1944 January 25, 1944 February 12, 1945
1932 February 6, 1932 January 25, 1933

The Best Jobs and Careers for Monkeys

Monkeys work very hard in their careers. They can adapt well to different working environments.

Good career choices for monkeys are accounting and banking, science, engineering, stock market trading, air traffic control, film directing, jewelry, and salesmanship.

 

Females, however, should not have too much close contact with your male colleagues, for such contact may lead to misunderstanding and cause family conflict.

If you are considering a job change, you should ask for advice from male seniors or leaders who have helped you in the past.

The Monkey’s Traits: Sharp, Smart…

People born in a year of the Monkey have magnetic personalities and are witty and intelligent. Personality traits like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty.

Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don’t have bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.

Monkeys are fast learners and crafty opportunists. They have many interests and need partners who are capable of stimulating them. While some like the eccentric nature of Monkeys, others don’t trust their sly, restless, and inquisitive nature.

Although they are clever and creative, Monkeys can’t always exhibit their talents properly. They like to accept challenges and prefer urban life to rural.

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac takes into account the unique characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match each other well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Monkey with other animals.

  • Best with: Ox or Rabbit
  • Worst with: Tiger or Pig

monkey's love compatibility

rooster
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969

The Luckiest Things for Roosters

  • Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
  • Lucky directions: south, southeast
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.

Things That Roosters Should Avoid

  • Unlucky color: red
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
  • Unlucky direction: east
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Are You a Rooster?

People born in a year of the Rooster are called “Roosters” in China. However, Rooster years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting on Chinese New Year), so if you were born in January or February, use the tool on the right to see whether you’re a Rooster, according to “popular astrology”.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Roosters, each with different characteristics:

Type of Rooster Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Rooster 1945, 2005 Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
Fire Rooster 1957, 2017 Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
Earth Rooster 1909, 1969 Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
Gold Rooster 1921, 1981 Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking
Water Rooster 1933, 1993 Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate

People born in a year of the Rooster are very observant. Hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented, Roosters are very confident in themselves.

Active, Amusing, and Popular Among a Crowd

Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, whether at a party or just a social gathering. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion.

Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don’t. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Their behavior of continually seeking the unwavering attention of others annoys people around them at times.

 Career:Good career choices for Roosters are newsreader, sales person, restaurant owner, hairdresser, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, waiter, journalist, travel writer, dentist, surgeon, soldier, fireman, security guard, and police officer

 

Love Compatibility for Roosters

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. The love compatibility of Chinese zodiac animals takes into account the characteristics of each animal. Only those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Rooster with other animals.

  • Best with an Ox or Snake
  • Worst with a Rat, Rabbit, Horse, or Pig

Love Compatibility with the Rooster

dog
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Years of the Dog: …1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030…
  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

The Luckiest Things for “Dogs”

  • Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them (like 34 and 49)
  • Lucky days: the 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: red, green, and purple
  • Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids
  • Lucky directions: east, south, and northeast
  • Lucky months: the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Unlucky Things for “Dogs”

  • Unlucky colors: blue, white, gold
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months

The Dog’s Personality: Loyal, Honest…

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.

As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality.

Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and, therefore, forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.

Dogs are always ready to help others and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.

When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.

Recommended careers for Dogs include a police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.

Are Dogs Compatible with You?

  • Best with: Rabbit
  • Worst with: Dragon, Goat, Rooster

Love Compatibility with the Dog

pig
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
  • Years of the Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Pigs, each with different characteristics:

Type of Pig Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Pig 1935, 1995 Good-natured, lovely, easy-going, generous, brave but irritable
Fire Pig 1947, 2007 Ambitious, persevering, but impatient
Earth Pig 1959, 2019 Communicative, popular among their friends, with a strong sense of timekeeping
Gold Pig 1911, 1971 Broad-minded, amicable, and willing to help others
Water Pig 1923, 1983 Gentle, modest, earnest, responsible, but subjective in life

The Pig’s Personality: Compassionate, Generous…

Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

General speaking, Pigs are relatively calm when facing trouble. No matter how difficult the problems are Pigs encounter, they can handle things properly and carefully. They have a great sense of responsibility to finish what they are engaged in.

The Luckiest Things for “Pigs”

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)
  • Lucky days: the 17th and 24th of every Chinese lunar month
  • Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold
  • Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy
  • Lucky direction: east and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 2nd, 7th, 10th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for “Pigs”

  • Unlucky color: red, blue, green
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 7, and 8
  • Unlucky direction: southeast
  • Unlucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Best-Suited Careers for “Pigs”

Pigs enjoy fine fortune in their careers. Their work and cause develop in a relatively smooth way.

When encountering trouble and difficulties, Pigs tend to receive help from others. With a great sense of responsibility, Pigs are not afraid to try to do what they are interested in, and Pigs have rich creativity and imagination.

In social relationships, they should build up their own interpersonal network to help them achieve career success.

They thrive as entertainers, caterers, doctors, veterinarians, and interior decorators. Promising career fields include transportation, entertainment, retail and hospitality.

Are Pigs Compatible with You?

Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account. Those whose characteristics match well can be good partners. See below the compatibility of the Pig with other animals, and find out if the Pig is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best match: Goat, Tiger, Rabbit
  • Worst match: Monkey, Snake
Chinese Zodiac pig's love compatibility
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