Chinese Zodiac Signs and Meanings

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Happy New Year 2015! Chinese New Year is on Thursday, February 19, 2015. It marks the start of the Year of the Goat in Chinese zodiac. The Chinese animal zodiac, or Shengxiao has a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by one of the animals and its reputed attributes. In chronic order, the 12 animals are: Rat (Zi), Ox (Chou), Tiger (Yin), Rabbit (Mao), Dragon (Chen), Snake (Si), Horse (Wu), Goat (Wei), Monkey (Shen), Rooster (You), Dog (Xu), and Pig (Hai).

Your representing sign in Chinese zodiacs is determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one’s birth year has a profound influence on personality and destiny. For example, if you were born in 1991, your Chinese zodiac sign will be the Goat, and the personality of Goat is gentleness, calm, shyness, creativity, understanding, insecurity and pessimist. People born in the Goat year worry a lot and tend to complain, and appearance and material comfort are very important to them. They need lots of support, love, care, and reassurance.

You can know your animal sign by referring to the year you were born and find out the symbolic meanings of the 12 animal signs here. Besides, if you are a Goat, don’t forget to check out  “Goat” tips for the year of the Goat 2015!


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