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The Chinese Zodiac

Engaged to a horse? Your mate is hard working, friendly, and intelligent.

Created more than 3,000 years ago, the Chinese zodiac assigns an animal and characterizes personalities based on one's birth year. Use the annotated Chinese zodiac below to figure out your animal sign and marriage traits, and then determine whether
you and your fiance are a perfect match.

Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044
Marriage traits: Creative, generous, charming
Best matches: Dragon, Monkey
Least compatible: Horse

Ox: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045
Marriage traits: Inspiring, relaxed, straightforward
Best matches: Snake, Rooster
Least compatible: Sheep

Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046
Marriage traits: Emotional, sensitive, loving
Best matches: Horse, Dog
Least compatible: Monkey

Rabbit: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047
Marriage traits: Affectionate, pleasant, calm
Best matches: Sheep, Pig
Least compatible: Rooster

Dragon: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048
Marriage traits: Vital, enthusiastic, softhearted
Best matches: Snake, Rooster
Least compatible: Sheep

Snake: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049
Marriage traits: Romantic, charming, intuitive
Best matches: Ox, Rooster
Least compatible: Pig

Horse: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050
Marriage traits: Hardworking, friendly, intelligent
Best matches: Tiger, Dog
Least compatible: Rat

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051
Marriage traits: Passionate, creative, charming
Best matches: Rabbit, Pig
Least compatible: Ox

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052
Marriage traits: Intelligent, witty, entertaining
Best matches: Rat, Dragon
Least compatible: Tiger

Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053
Marriage traits: Scholarly, shrewd, decisive
Best matches: Ox, Snake
Least compatible: Rabbit

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054
Marriage traits: Honest, faithful, generous
Best matches: Tiger, Horse
Least compatible: Dragon

Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055
Marriage traits: Sincere, loving, companionable
Best matches: Rabbit, Sheep
Least compatible: Pig

Note: If your birthday is in late January or early February, you'll have to do additional research to figure out your sign, since the Chinese New Year falls on a different date at that time each year.

Source: Practically Useless Information: Weddings by Norman and Katie Kolpas (Rutledge Hill Press, 2005)

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