The Chinese zodiac, like the zodiac we all know and love, follows 12 figures. While our zodiac works with the different phases of the stars, the Chinese zodiac focuses solely on the year someone was born. Check out the above chart to see where you fall.
While my birth year follows the year of the snake (and no, that sadly doesn’t mean I will be sorted into Slytherin), it means that some of my traits include my need for privacy and determined nature.
Courtesy of this educational resource, I’ve compiled the qualities of each of the zodiac below:
Snake: private, extremely thoughtful, often mysterious; quiet but determined; tendency to be uncommunicative; may display neurotic behavior
Dragon: confident, energetic, and strong-willed; dynamic and able to bounce back from disappointment; demanding of others
Rabbit: sensitive, with an even-tempered personality and cultivated taste; may at times think him- or herself above others; usually very lucky
Tiger: full of passion and courage; quick to anger, but may be spontaneous and carefree when the moment is right
Ox: earnest and honest; a loyal friend; tendency to be strict and often stubborn
Rat: hardworking; enjoys socializing; enjoys worldly success but is sometimes greedy
Pig: generous and capable, although sometimes naive; tolerant and eager to settle conflicts
Dog: steadfast, discreet, and witty; extremely likeable; a great friend; logical thinker but often a worrier
Rooster: precise and thrifty; bluntly honest and very proud; hard worker who is widely admired
Monkey: calculating and intelligent, but vain and competitive; potential to be deceptive
Sheep: sensitive and characterized by good grooming and cultivated tastes; often prone to gloomy thoughts
Horse: given to extremes and nonconformist behavior; physically and mentally nimble; loves variety and independence; prefers the outdoors
Do you think the qualities of your year suit you? Sound off in the comments.