Chinese 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese 12 zodiac signs are considered as Chinese horoscope. It is proved to exist thousands of years ago according to unearthed antiques of Qin Dynasty. No doubt that the special culture has influenced Chinese nation deeply.

What are 12 zodiac signs? Zodiac signs are represented by 12 animals which are in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year has its own zodiac animal, i.e. 2018 is the year of Dog.

How was it worked out? It is thought to derive from the primitive worship to animals in ancient age. Each animal has rich and interesting legends and gradually developed into a consciousness system taken as traditional guide in the folk life for Chinese people.

How does it work? 12 animals represent 12 Earthly Branches. Each animal takes up a year with 12 years as a cycle. This traditional custom has gone on over and over again in the long term of history, and become an important & basic folk tradition for Chinese people.

Why were the 12 animals put in such an order? There are many versions to explain its origin but none of them could be terrified. Folk legends, characteristics of animals and theory of the Five Elements are the popular ones among them.

What’s your zodiac sigh? The zodiac animal of you is right the animal of the year you were born. For instance, 2018 is the year of dog, so the baby born in 2018 has a zodiac sign of dog.

How to avoid bad luck or improve luck in your year? It’s said that people would experience an unlucky & unsmooth year when his year comes. That means people whose year is Dog might have bad luck in 2018 as it is a year of dog. Chinese people have their traditional ways to ward off the misfortune—taking red underwear and belt, socks…Be kind & tolerant to others and patient to life. So if your zodiac animal is dog, you’d better dress in red (especially underwear and especially in the New Year’s Eve and the day after it), and don’t forget to keep good mentality.

What’s the major characteristic of each zodiac animal? It’s a similar aspect of horoscope. Check the following chart & picture and have a look if the attributes of your animal fit for your personality.