Chinese Zodiac Signs And Their Meaning

chinese zodiac signs

Chinese culture follows different astrology than other parts of the world, but the basic concept is the same, and it shares a few similarities. Chinese zodiac signs are also 12 in number, and each represents a year. According to one’s birth year, they have a sign and unique set of characteristics. Each sign is compatible with one of the other zodiac signs and controlled by one of the five elements. 

There is a great story about how these animals are arranged in order. Read further to know the story, and you are born resembling a Sheng xiao ( Chinese zodiac sign) according to your birth year. 

Mythology Behind The Order of Chinese Zodiac Signs

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A prominent emperor held a race to keep these signs in order. Ox, which is one of the 12 signs, was powerful of all, and 4his win was guaranteed. But he finished second because of the rat. This zodiac animal uses his cleverness to win the race by hopping on the ox’s shoulder to cross the river. He won the race because of his long nose that crossed the finish line. 

Meaning of Chinese Zodiac Signs

Rat – 

Those born in 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972,1984,1996,2008,2020 belong to rat sign. They are known for their charming look, talkative nature, and ambitious goals. But they keep things private and are very resourceful.


These people are very patient but stubborn at the same time. They are not afraid of hard work and are very reliable and gentle. People born in 1937, 1949, 1961,1963,1985,1997,2009 and 2021 are ox personalities.


If you were born in 1962, 1974,1986,1998, or 2010, then your sign is the tiger. You are brave, adventurous, selfish, and arrogant. Confidence and idealism also define you.

Rabbit-. People born in 1975,1999,1987,2011 are rabbit signs. They are artistic, kind, and sensitive but timid too. You will find them romantic but judgemental too. 

Dragon- This sign is impatient, intelligent, and energetic. Those born in 1988, 2000,2012,1976 belong to it. 


cleverness, jealousy, curiosity define this sign. The birth year of this sign includes 1977,1989,2001,2013


They like independence, but they are very irresponsible and moody too. Birth years of snake sign are 1966,1978,1990,2002 and 2014

Goat- These are lazy people, but they are creative-minded and empathetic too. People born on 1989,1991,2003,2015 have goat sign 

Monkey- Just as this animal, people of this sign are social, entertaining, and unpredictable. They are optimistic and intelligent but like to keep things secret. Their birth year- 1968,1980,1992,2004,2016 

Rooster- You can define them as funny, self-involved, and adventurous. These are loyal people, argumentative and boastful. Birth years- 1981, 1993, 2005,2017

Dog- If you have this Chinese zodiac sign, then you are helpful and honest. People can trust you, and you are unselfish. But dog sign is a timid personality who is not optimistic. Birth year- 1970, 1982,1994,2006 and 2018


The last Chinese zodiac sign is the pig which is inpatient but smart. They love to go out and are not afraid of anything. They are very generous and caring. Birth years- 1971, 1983,1995,2007 and 2019.

These all are some popular 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

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