Chinese Zodiac

Updated: April 25 2008(GMT+08:00)

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years, equal to the Western linear concept of time.  The twelve animals symbolize the twelve Branches used to designate years (according to lunar calendar).

The 12 animals are :

Rat --- imaginative, charming, loyal to love, quick-tempered and overly critical

Buffalo --- a born leader, conservative, but a little selfish

Tiger --- sensitive, emotional, stubborn, seen as a rebel sometimes


Rabbit --- affectionate, obliging, too sentimental and a little superficial

Dragon --- enthusiast, intelligent, gifted, sometimes a little nosy 

Snake --- charming, romantic, deep thinking, humorous, a little stingy

Horse --- hardworking, independent, inteligent, friendly, a bit selfish and shapr cunning

Goat --- charming, elegant, independent, optimistic, not very material

Monkey --- smart, magnetic personality, trustful, need to be careful of other people

Rooster --- hardworking, shrewd, boastful, will be success in business 

Dog --- honest, loyal to your love, fault finder, friendly

Pig --- intelligent, strong-minded, sincere, tolerant, honest

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