January - March 2016

The Animal That Hides in Your Heart:
Your Animal Sign

According to the Chinese, the animal ruling the year of your birth has a profound influence on your personality (that is, this is the "animal that hides in your heart.")

Check the below table for your animal sign. If your year is not listed, keep adding or subtracting twelve to the year of your birth until you match one of the years listed.

Please note that if you were born in January or February, you may have fallen into the previous lunar year listed. To verify your animal sign, go here, enter your birthdate, and click Search. Your Chinese animal sign (and element) will then appear.

Rat 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008
Ox 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Ram 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1968 1980 1992 2016 2016
Rooster 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
Dog 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
Pig 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019

Check below for what you can expect for your sign's characteristics, recommended career, compatibility, and predictions for the Year of the Monkey.

rat zodiac symbol

Rat:   Energetic, creative, intuitive, charismatic, extremely ambitious, alluring, imaginative, witty, honest, thrifty (but taken in by bargains), hard-working, generous, bright, happy, lucky, sociable. Can be restless, overcritical, quick-tempered, manipulative, small-minded, and gossipy. Good as a leader, publicist, salesperson, writer, or critic.
Compatible with Dragons and Monkeys, not Horses.
In 2016:  This year brings more wealth, wisdom and health to Rat. Monkey can change Rat's lifestyle from serenity and relaxing to overwhelm.┬áThis year you have an opportunity to increase your wealth and is good for a romantic relationship.

ox zodiac symbol

Ox:   Patient, down-to-earth, precise, diligent, honest, reserved, strong, persistent, conservative, solid, trustworthy, introverted but a commanding and eloquent speaker and good leader. Also vengeful, obstinate, demanding, slow, proud, jealous, naive in relationships, and a loner and sore loser. Good as a surgeon, general, or hairdresser.
Compatible with Snakes and Roosters, not Ram.
In 2016:   Lucky Ox! This is your year to prosper and a great opportunity to help others build their business opportunities! You will be sought after by important people. Also expect good news for your family or a new job or promotion, and new ventures or partnerships can be foreseen. Keep a regular exercise program to keep your digestive system working well. Be cautious, but not too conservative, as this may limit your achievement for the year.

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