What’s Your Chinese Zodiac & What Does it Mean?

Chinese Zodiac Signs:
Select your animal based on the year you were born. Then, see what it means below:

Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971



Rat: With strong intuition and quick response, they always easily adapt themselves to a new environment. With rich imaginations and sharp observation, Rats can take advantage of various opportunities well. Rats have strong curiosity, so they tend to try their hands at anything, and they can deal with it skillfully.

Ox: Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination. Having an honest nature, Oxes have a strong patriotism for their country, have ideals and ambitions for life, and attach importance to family and work. These things reflect the traditional characteristics of conservatives.

Tiger: Tigers are brave, competitive, unpredictable, and self-confident. They are very charming and well-liked by others. But sometimes they are likely to be impetuous, irritable, and overindulged.

Rabbit: Rabbits tend to be gentle, quiet, elegant, and alert; quick, skillful, kind, and patient; and particularly responsible. However, they might be superficial, stubborn, melancholy, and overly-discreet. Generally speaking, people who belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign have likable characters.


Dragon: Among Chinese zodiac animals, the Dragon is the sole imaginary animal. The Dragon is the most vital and powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac, although with an infamous reputation for being a hothead and possessing a sharp tongue. In ancient times, people thought that Dragons could control everything in the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition.

Snake: Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments, even while remaining the most private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail. They represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Horse: People born in a year of the Horse are extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, and they can usually be seen on such occasions as concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events, and parties.

Goat: People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.

Monkey: People born in a year of the Monkey have magnetic personalities and are witty and intelligent. Personality traits like mischievousness, curiosity, and cleverness, make them very naughty. Monkeys are masters of practical jokes, because they like playing most of the time. Though they don’t have bad intentions, their pranks sometimes hurt the feelings of others.


Rooster: Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Dog: As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality. Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and, therefore, forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.

Pig: Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled.

Quiz – How Controlling Are You?

Nobody really likes to feel like they have absolutely no control in a situation. While being able to take some control to organize and lead is a positive attribute, there is definitely a way to take being controlling too far. Do you think you’re too controlling?



What is a controlling person?
It’s someone who needs to have the people around him or her behave in certain ways and not in others. As we go through life we’ll deal with many types of people. A critical life skill for us to develop is the skill of managing our relationships. We must be able to know if someone is trying to control us, or worse.. if we are trying to control others!

They know your problem before you tell them
We come to those we love for advice, but a controller doesn’t give advice, they give solutions. They know that your problem is, how to fix it and expect you to do all they say to do so. There is no negotiating with this kind of person. They always know whats best.

They can’t understand why anyone would think differently than them
Ever heard the old saying “agree to disagree”? This would never fly with a controlling personality. They must argue their point until you decided to change your mind and agree with them. It’s basically a my way or the highway kind or situation.

They get angry when you don’t follow their advice
It’s just that. Controlling people get upset when you stray from exactly what they say. “Why would you even ask for advice if your are not going to follow it?”

They have rules and expect you to follow them
Folks who need to control other people make up universal rules and apply them to everybody. They don’t care what you think about their rules, it could be as silly as not answering text right away, or hugging a friend of the opposite sex, you’ll be judged on your adherence to them, either way!