The Oriental Animal Zodiac
"12 Animal Year Marks Chart"
|Animal Mark||Year of ...||Their Character & Compatibility|
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948
1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
| People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex.
They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists.
They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their
ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people
born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey and Ox.
1913, 1925, 1937, 1949
1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
| People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others.
They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce
tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are
mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and
they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster and Rat people.
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950
1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
| Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great sympathy. They can be
extremely short-tempered, however. Other people have great respect for them, but sometimes
tiger people come into conflict with older people or those in authority. sometimes Tiger people
cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor, hasty decision or a sound decision
arrived at too late. They are suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers
are most compatible with Horses, Dragons and Dogs.
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951
1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous,
reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially
lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their
temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They
would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However,
they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those
born in the years of the Sheep, Pig and Dog.
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952
1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
| People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and
stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust. Dragon
people are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They neither borrow money nor
make flowery speeches, but they tend to be soft-hearted which sometimes gives others an
advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys and Roosters.
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953
1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
| People born in the Year of the Snake are deep. They say little and possess great wisdom. They
never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. Snake people are often quite
vain, selfish, and a bit stingy. Yet they have tremendous sympathy for others and try to help
those less fortunate. Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people's
judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate
to fail. Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually
good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle. They are most
compatible with the Ox and Rooster.
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954
1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
| People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and
perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much. The are wise, talented, good with their
hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex. They are impatient
and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large
crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most compatible with
Tigers, Dogs and Sheep.
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955
1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
| People born in the Year of Sheep are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They seem
to be, at first glance, better off than those born in the zodiac's other years. But Sheep year
people are often shy, pessimistic, and puzzled about life. They are usually deeply religious,
yet timid by nature. Sometimes clumsy in speech, they are always passionate about what they
do and what they believe in. Sheep people never have to worry about having the best in life for
their abilities make money for them, and they are able to enjoy the creature comforts that they
like. Sheep people are wise, gentle, and compassionate. They are compatible with Rabbits,
Pigs and Horses.
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956
1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the cycle. Clever, skillful,
and flexible, they are remarkably inventive and original and can solve the most difficult problems
with ease. There are few fields in which Monkey people wouldn't be successful but they have a
disconcerting habit of being too agreeable. They want to do things now, and if they cannot get
started immediately, they become discouraged and sometimes leave their projects. Although
good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having common sense, Monkey
people have a deep desire for knowledge and have excellent memories. Monkey people are
strong willed but their anger cools quickly. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957
1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
People born in the Year of the Rooster are deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be
busy and are devoted beyond their capabilities and are deeply disappointed if they fail. People
born in the Rooster Year are often a bit eccentric, and often have rather difficult relationship
with others. They always think they are right and usually are! They frequently are loners and
though they give the outward impression of being adventurous, they are timid.Rooster people's
emotions like their fortunes, swing very high to very low. They can be selfish and too outspoken,
but are always interesting and can be extremely brave. They are most compatible with Ox,
Snake and Dragon.
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958
1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep
sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to
keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They
care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally
and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their
sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the
Years of the Horse, Tiger and Rabbit.
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959
1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
People born in the Year of the Boar are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with
all their strength. For Boar Year people, there is no left or right and there is no retreat. They
have tremendous fortitude and great honesty. They don't make many friends but they make them
for life, and anyone having a Boar Year friend is fortunate for they are extremely loyal. They
don't talk much but have a great thirst for knowledge. They study a great deal and are generally
well informed. Boar people are quick tempered, yet they hate arguments and quarreling. They
are kind to their loved ones. No matter how bad problems seem to be, Boar people try to work
them out, honestly if sometimes impulsively. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.