The traditional Chinese Calendar encorporated
a 12-year cycle based on the lunar cycles.
Each year is represented by an animal, or sign, and one's birth year determins his/her sign.
So have a little fun - check out what sign you are, and the next time someone asks ... don't lie, confidently state your traditional Chinese zodiac sign!
|~~2016 is the Year of the MONKEY ~~|
The Short-tempered Charmer(1936, 1948, 1960, 1972,1984, 1996, 2008)
Rat people share a distinctive charm. Perhaps due to their confident and ambitious nature, they are usually quite successful in life ... if they don't let their stubbornness and aggressiveness get in their way!
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The Eccentric Leader(1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Bull folk tend to be very creative, but are often misunderstood because of their quiet and eccentric nature. They hold high standards for themselves as well as others. Although they can be somewhat opinionated, those born in the Year of the Bull often make excellent leaders. Vincent van Gogh and Napoleon Bonaparte were "Bulls".
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The Fearless Adventurer(1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Tiger people are passionate romantics. They may be seen as rebellious, but are noble to their true cause and respected as leaders. Courageous and strong-headed, they're ready to take on the world. A notable Tiger person is Marco Polo ... an adventurer indeed!
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The Diplomatic Honey-bunny(1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Sweet, kind and affectionate ... these are words that describe Rabbit people. They're also well-trusted for their integrity and level-headedness. They can get overly sentimental though, so count on the Rabbits to be the ones sobbing at the cheesy feel-good movies.
The Dynamic Ruler(1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Those born in the Year of the Dragon possess an air of soverignty about them. Despite their power-hungry tenacity, however, they are honest and idealistic, and are quite well-received by their "subjects". Their enthusiasm and energy may have something to do with their popularity.
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The Dreamy Intellectual(1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
With names like Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929), Mahatma Gandhi (1869), and Abe Lincoln (1809) representing the group, it's no wonder Snake people are regarded as deep-thinking wise men. But did you know that they can be hopeless romantics as well?
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The Jolly Independent(1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Because of their fierce independence and self-reliance, Horse people don't accept guidance or counsel very well. Though impatient and determined in nature, they also have a cheerful, energetic side that boosts their popularity and sex-appeal.
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The Lazy Artist(1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Goat people are often extremely talented artists (like Michelangelo, born 1475). Delicate, shy, and insecure, they seek to avoid confrontation. They make delightful company, despite their lazy tendencies!
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The Curious Class Clown(1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Monkey people are funny, talented, and imaginative. Their knack for solving problems makes them great inventors, like Leonardo da Vinci. They are the class clowns that are on an eternal quest for knowledge.
2016 is the Year of the MONKEY!
The Practical Dreamer(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Though flashy and extravagant on the outside, Roosters are simple and practical on the inside. Those born under this sign usually make keen observations and speak their mind.
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The Faithful Worrier(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)
Dogs, and even Dog people, are man's best friends: they're exceptionally loyal, honest and sincere. They can be overly critical of things, however, and tend to be a bit of a worry-wart.
The Chic Philanthropist(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)
Pig people are pure and genuine almost to the point of being naive. Contrary to the unflattering connotation of being called a "pig", being called a "Pig person" would be a compliment - for those born in the Year of the Pig are known for excellent taste and refined style.
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