The zodiac system of this ancient civilization is based on the Chinese lunar calendar and was made in reference to the lives of the ancient Chinese people.
The Chinese Zodiac or Sheng Xiao system was created after much deliberation. The 12 animals chosen are closely associated with the ancient Chinese people's everyday lives. They have significant meanings behind them. The zodiac system from this ancient civilization is divided into yin and yang, so your sign could be either one. It is based on a twelve-year cycle with each year related to one animal, calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
They reveal about the inner depths of our personality and tells us about your strengths and weaknesses. Depending on which year you were born in, it can reveal who you're most compatible with as well.
The twelve animals of this zodiac system are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig -- in this order.
Refer to the chart below to know which is your Chinese zodiac sign:
Now, that you know what your Chinese zodiac sign is, here is what it means:
Strengths: You are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp, and funny. You have excellent taste and are a generous and loyal friend.
Weaknesses: You put more focus on money and can be greedy.
Best match: You are most compatible with Ox, Dragon, and Rabbit.
Strengths: You are a good leader who's goal and detail-oriented. You can be very hardworking, but also introverted.
Weakness: You can be bull-headed, lonely and insecure.
Best match: You are most compatible with Rat, Monkey, or Rooster
Strengths: You are a leader who is confident with oneself. You can be charming, ambitious, and warm-hearted.
Weakness: You can also be extra-sensitive and moody. Very few people can match your intensity.
Best match: You are most compatible with Dragon, Horse, or Pig
Strengths: You are sensitive, emotional, and love to show people that you care. You're a compassionate and sincere person who loves to keep family and friends around.
Weakness: You love pleasing people a bit too much and can seem like pushovers. You will do anything to avoid conflict, which is not healthy.
Best match: You are most compatible with Rat, Goat, Monkey, Dog, Pig
Strengths: You are full of energy and are charismatic. People are attracted to you because of your leadership skills. You are also lucky in love.
Weakness: You can be too authoritative at times and self-centered.
Best match: You are most compatible with Rat, Tiger or Snake
Strengths: Among all the signs, you are a special one. You're the psychic one with all your senses in tune with those around you. You can also be generous and charming.
Weakness: You can be too insecure, jealous, and slightly dangerous (think femme fatale).
Best match: You are most compatible with Dragon, Rooster
Strengths: You are independent and crave freedom at all costs. You just can't feel chained to someone or place. You're energetic and love traveling.
Weakness: People might see you as a drifter who never wants to settle down. It is hard for you to put down roots.
Best match: You are most compatible with Goat, Tiger
Strengths: You love being alone with your thoughts and are creative thinkers. You love receiving love from others and are a wanderer just like the Horse.
Weakness: You can be unorganized, high-strung, and insecure. You need lots of support and reassurance.
Best match: You are most compatible with Rabbit, Horse, Pig
Strengths: You are energetic, upbeat, and love having fun all the time. You are also a great listener and need to stay stimulated intellectually.
Weakness: You focus on your pleasure first and lack self-control. You are not good at long term relationships.
Best match: You are most compatible with Ox, Rabbit
Strengths: You are practical, trustworthy, honest and conservative. You can also be observant and analytical.
Weakness: You can be too rigid sometimes and controlling. You are afraid to try new things.
Best match: You are most compatible with Ox, Snake.
Strengths: You are faithful and loyal to those you love. You will be there for them no matter what.
Weakness: You can also be prone to mood swings and sensitive.
Best match: You are most compatible with Rabbit.
Strengths: Your kindness knows no boundaries. Your focus is on humanitarian efforts. You also seek knowledge and are very intelligent.
Weakness: You can be too nice one moment and rather snobbish the next.
Best match: You are most compatible with Goat, Tiger, Rabbit.