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Chinese Zodiac 101. The Chinese Zodiac The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle. Each year of the 12-year cycle is named after one of the original 12 animals.

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1 Chinese Zodiac 101

2 The Chinese Zodiac The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle. Each year of the 12-year cycle is named after one of the original 12 animals. Each animal has a different personality and different characteristics. The animal is believed to be the main factor in each person's life that gives them their traits, success and happiness in their lifetime. Each person has three animals assigned to them: their outer animal, inner animal, and secret animal.

3 The Rat Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hard working, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, mendacious, venal, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.

4 The Ox Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.

5 The Tiger Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, Impatient, quick- tempered, obstinate, selfish.

6 The Rabbit Gracious, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, eleg ant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, t ender, self- assure d, astute, compassionate, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, lazy.

7 The Dragon Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal. Can be arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, eccentric, pompous and extremely pretentious, prejudiced, dogmatic, over- bearing, violent, impulsive, brash, lustful.

8 The Snake Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft- spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, ambitious, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, stron g, constant, purp oseful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, habitually dishonest.

9 The Horse Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile mentally and physically, attractive, intelligent, astute, flexible, open- minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.

10 The Ram Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild- mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understandin g, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over- passive, worrier, pessimistic, over- sensitive, complainer.

11 The Monkey Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious.

12 The Rooster Focused, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, opinionated.

13 The Dog Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open- minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.

14 The Pig Honest, simple, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naive, over-reliant, self- indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

15 The Outer Animal RatFeb 02 1984 - Feb 19 1985 OxFeb 20 1985 - Feb 08 1986 TigerFeb 09 1986 - Jan 28 1987 RabbitJan 29 1987 - Feb 16 1988 DragonFeb 17 1988 - Feb 05 1989 SnakeFeb 06 1989 - Jan 26 1990 HorseJan 27 1990 - Feb 14 1991 The Outer Animal is traditionally what most Westerners think of when they think of Chinese Astrology. It is the animal assigned to all persons born within any given year. The Outer Animal is the most superficial element of the zodiac- it is simply the way that you appear outwardly to others, not necessarily how you really are.

16 The Inner Animal Feb 04 - Mar 05 1st - Tiger Mar 06 - Apr 04 2nd - Rabbit Apr 05 - May 04 3rd - Dragon May 05 - June 05 4th - Snake Jun 06 - Jul 06 5th - Horse Jul 07 - Aug 06 6th - Ram Aug 07 - Sep 07 7th - Monkey Sep 08 - Oct 07 8th - Rooster Oct 08 - Nov 06 9th - Dog Nov 07 - Dec 06 10th - Pig Dec 07 - Jan 05 11th - Rat Jan 06 - Feb 03 12th - Ox An individual's monthly animal sign is called their inner animal and is concerned with what motivates a person. Since this sign dictates the person's love life and inner persona, it is critical to a proper understanding of the individual's compatibility with other signs.

17 The Secret Animal 11:00am - 01:00am rat 01:00am- 03:00am ox 03:00am - 05:00am tiger 05:00am - 07:00am rabbit 07:00am - 09:00am dragon 09:00am - 11:00am snake 11:00am - 1:00pm horse 1:00pm - 3:00pm Ram 3:00pm - 5:00pm monkey 5:00pm - 7:00pm rooster 7:00pm- 9:00pm dog 9:00pm - 11:00pm boar The secret animal is thought to be a persons truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a persons birth hour. It is therefore important to know the exact time of birth to determine it. It is also important to compensate for daylight savings time.

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