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The Secret of the Chinese Horoscope: What is your Chinese zodiac sign?

Chinese zodiacis a mystery to many and is surrounded by myths and legends. Twelve mysterious signs of the zodiac that all have a meaning. But what is the horoscope really about and how does it work?We explain it to you:

The chinese horoscope is a Moon horoscope, and is thus based on the moon changes. Therefore, the new year in China does not begin until the winter solsticebetween January 20th and February 20th. The calendar follows a 60-year cycle, which is created by combining the so-called ten celestial stems and twelve earth branches. The latter are an old Chinese numbering system; Each branch of the earth is also assigned a sign of the zodiac. These are valid for one year and are repeated every 12 years. These zodiac signs are each with one of the five elements (Wood, fire, earth, metal and water) combined. So it takes 60 years to cycle through every possible combination of the signs of the zodiac with the elements, hence the cycle of 60 years.

Secret of the Chinese Horoscope

According to legend, the Buddha invited all animals to celebrate the New Year together. However, only 12 of the invited animals showed up, which is why As a reward, the Buddha gave each of them supervision for a yearin the order in which they appear. First appeared the rat, then the buffalo, the tiger, the hare, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat (the sheep), the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the pig. Here the rat cheated a little, because it rode on the back of the buffalo and quickly jumped down shortly before arrival and thus appeared first instead of the bull.

Buddha arranged the character traits of the respective animals over the years to. The “zodiac signs” repeat themselves every twelve years. The doctrine of the zodiac was formed in China during the Han Dynasty, and is accordingly already over 2000 years old. In China, the signs of the zodiac are assigned a special meaning. You are for the description of a person's character and basic traits responsible, talents and virtues as well as faults and weaknesses. Likewise, every year brings with it certain requirements, for example the year of the dragon can support great upheavals and changes.

The 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Here is a brief summary of the various characteristics of all animals:

Chinese zodiac rat:

(1936, 1948, 1960,1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Tough, intense, precise, charismatic, sensitive, hardworking, clever, sociable

Chinese zodiac sign Ox:

(1937, 1949, 1961,1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

Reliable, calm, methodical, born leader, hardworking, ambitious, humble, determined

Chinese zodiac tiger:

(1938, 1950, 1962,1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, brave, honest, loving, humane, generous

Chinese zodiac rabbit:

(1939, 1951, 1963, 1975,1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)

Good friend, sensitive, kind, reserved, thorough, affectionate, clever, compassionate

Chinese zodiac dragon:

(1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)

Generous, stately, strong, self-confident, proud, eccentric, ambitious, loyal, passionate

Chinese zodiac snake:

(1941, 1953, 1965, 1977,1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)

Thinker, clever, mystical, graceful, sensual, elegant, reliable, determined

Chinese zodiac horse:

(1942, 1954, 1966,1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)

Happy, popular, quick-witted, down-to-earth, attractive, intelligent, talkative, open-minded

Chinese zodiac sheep / goat:

(1943, 1955, 1967, 1979,1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)

Fair, sincere, personable, shy, creative, compassionate, understanding, motherly, generous

Chinese zodiac monkey:

(1944, 1956, 1968,1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)

Inventive, quick-witted, curious, self-confident, sociable, motivating

Chinese zodiac sign Rooster:

(1945, 1957, 1969,1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)

Clean, meticulous, organized, critical, perfectionist, zealous, responsible

Chinese zodiac dog:

(1946, 1958, 1970,1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)

Honest, intelligent, loyal, uncomplicated, attractive, friendly, unpretentious, affectionate, sensitive

Chinese zodiac pig:

(1947, 1959, 1971, 1983,1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)

Honest, brave, robust, peaceful, patient, tough, conscientious, intelligent, thoughtful, calm

You can find information about the Chinese New Year here.