In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics
More than two thousands years ago, the Chinese great God invited all the animals in the world to join him for New Year. For some reason, only twelve animals came. They were: the rat, the ox, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and the pig.
To reward these animals, the great God named a year after each animal. From then on, any person born in the year of that animal may have that animal’s qualities. Here are some examples. Someone who was born in the year of the monkey may be very smart, like a monkey. They would also may be charming, surprising, and playful. People who were born in the year of the rooster love to be the center of attention. Like rooster with beautiful feathers, they care about their looks. They enjoy being admired.
The people who were born in the year of the dog are warm. They also have high sense of honor. They can be great friends. However, people need to be careful of their bites. Don’t get in their way.
What year were you born in? Do you share any qualities with that animal?