Trusted Psychics UK Logo

CALL OUR TEAM TODAY

phone
0904 007 0663
Calls cost 45p/min + network access charge.
CLICK HERE TO BUY MINUTES ONLINE All Live Readers
Home >>Blog >>Horoscopes >>What Is the Chinese Zodiac?
Chinese Zodiac

Published 06/03/2023 by Joanne Jones

What Is the Chinese Zodiac?

The Chinese Zodiac is a classification system from ancient times, even before the 14th century, based on the lunar calendar. It is believed that this Zodiac originated in China over 3,000 years ago and is still widely used today.

The Chinese Zodiac is an ancient system of categorising years in terms of a repeating cycle of 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It is believed that each year, a different animal is selected to represent the period, with the selection being based on a 12-year astrological cycle.

The animals featured in the Chinese Zodiac include Ox, Rat, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal has specific associated characteristics, and people born under that sign are said to exemplify similar traits.

Legends from Chinese mythology are often linked to the zodiac animals and their symbolism.

As well as being used for divining someone's future or characteristics based on which Chinese Zodiac sign they were born under, it can also be used to predict compatibility between two people or even potential conflicts arising from different personalities or personality traits.

In this sense, it can be viewed as an astrological system. However, unlike Western astrology, there is no specific method for interpreting these predictions. Instead, it relies on an individual's experiences and cultural understanding of how these different animals interact with each other to interpret any intended meaning behind them.

In addition to the individual spirit animals, five elements influence compatibility: water, wood, fire, Earth, and metal. Each of the twelve zodiac animals has an elemental affinity; for example, the rat is a water sign, while the Ox is an earth sign. When pairing two individuals with similar elements, they will be more likely to find common ground and better understand one another's needs and desires.

How to Find Out Your Chinese Zodiac Sign?

To find your Chinese zodiac sign, you first need to know when you were born on the lunar calendar. The Chinese calendar is built on a 12-year cycle, and each year is represented by an animal associated with one element - wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.

Each element has two animal signs associated with it. One of these animals will be your zodiac sign, depending on the birth year. For example, if you were born between February 16th, 2021, and February 4th, 2022, you would be an Ox in the Chinese zodiac calendar.

Each animal represents a set of unique characteristics related to its element; knowing your Chinese zodiac sign can help you understand yourself and the others around you. Many believe certain combinations of elements, periods and animals bring luck or misfortune depending on how they interact, making studying Chinese astrology even more enjoyable.

What Are the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs and Their Meanings?

The Rat

The Rat is the first of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It is known to be creative, ambitious, and resourceful. They are quick-witted and enjoy considering different aspects of a situation before acting. People born under the sign of the Rat tend to be generous, kind-hearted, and trustworthy.

The Ox

The Ox is the second of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It is known for being hardworking and reliable, with a strong focus on achieving success through patience and perseverance. People born under this sign are often very resilient in difficult situations and persistent in their goals. They also have a great respect for authority figures.

The Tiger

The Tiger is the third of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It is associated with courage, strength, confidence, and leadership. Those born under this sign have an adventurous spirit, and enjoy taking risks and embracing challenges that come their way. They are also very loyal to those they care about and will go out of their way to protect them if necessary.

The Dragon

The Dragon is fourth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It symbolizes power, royalty, and good fortune. Those born under this sign tend to be very energetic, confident, charismatic leaders who inspire others with their vision and ambition. They are creative problem solvers who can take on any challenge without hesitation or fear.

The Rabbit

The Rabbit is fifth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals; it symbolizes luck and joyous living as well as gentleness and refinement in one's life path decisions; those born under this sign tend to be gentle souls who are kind-hearted but also capable when called upon for help or advice from friends or family members; they prefer thoughtful analysis over rash action in tough situations due to their sensitive nature but can still respond quickly when needed; they value honest relationships over superficial ones which allows them to form strong bonds with people they trust.

The Snake

The Snake is sixth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals; it represents wisdom and intelligence tempered by caution; they are usually independent thinkers who excel at making smart decisions rather than relying on instinct alone; however, they can also be quite guarded, so it may take time for them to open but when that happens to watch out because these people know how to get things done.

The Horse

The Horse is seventh of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals; it stands for free-spiritedness along with ambition as well as an outgoing personality characterized by optimism; those born under this sign value freedom above all else but can sometimes fall short on discipline, which makes them susceptible to procrastination if not kept in check; regardless though horses remain highly motivated individuals who rarely give up when pursuing what they believe in.

The Goat

The Goat is eighth of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals; it stands for peace-loving natures along with artistic creativity combined with a deep appreciation for life’s simpler pleasures such as nature walks or spending time alone reading books; goats often go out of their way to help others even when not asked which reflects both their kind hearts as well as determination towards doing whatever needs done.

The Monkey

The Monkey is ninth of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs - its energy encourages playfulness mixed with cleverness while always looking towards intellectual growth no matter how old one gets - monkeys seek new experiences continuously while never losing sight of what matters most - friendship, loyalty & understanding - often mischievous and cunning these folks always stay true to themselves no matter what obstacles stand in their way.

The Rooster

The Rooster is tenth among the twelve Chinese astrology signs - Representing self-assurance, tenacity and good communication skills, roosters like staying busy and prefer having specific tasks assigned so that everyone knows exactly what needs done & by whom - They enjoy solving problems independently or working together towards a common goal depending on whatever suits best at any given moment.

The Dog

The Dog is eleventh among all twelve signs representing loyalty, faithfulness, honesty & integrity. Dogs want nothing more than security, stability & consistency from both themselves & those around them, especially within relationships - truthful down-to-earth & genuine, these people work hard at keeping promises maintaining commitments & cherish moments spent surrounded by loved ones.

The Pig

Lastly comes Pig twelfth among all twelve astrological signs – pigs stand for contentment, satisfaction, serenity, comfort & material wealth – being generous, thoughtful, wise, considerate, and gracious, yet unwavering once decided, pigs don’t hesitate when setting out towards any goal – never afraid to roll up sleeves dig into details or break boundaries if required in order accomplish something meaningful that brings long-lasting happiness.

How Accurate Are Chinese Horoscopes?

Chinese horoscopes are often surprisingly accurate, as they are based on a complex system of astrology that has been developed and refined over thousands of years.

This system considers the positions of the sun, moon, and other planets concerning the Earth at any given time. Horoscope readings are based on this information and your birth dates and times to provide insight into potential outcomes in your life.

The accuracy of Chinese horoscopes varies from person to person depending on how closely their life aligns with the ideas presented in the reading.

People who follow their horoscope's advice from Trusted Psychics tend to have tremendous success than those who rely less on it, possibly due to the power of positive thinking or simply because the advice is better suited for their situation. Even so, many people find that certain aspects of their horoscope ring true throughout their lifetime, such as predictions about wealth and career paths.

One thing is clear: Chinese horoscopes offer something unique compared to Western astrology, a profound level of detail and complexity that can help guide you through important decisions in your life while providing an understanding of yourself that you may not have otherwise had access to.

Do Chinese People Believe in the Chinese Zodiac?

Yes, most Chinese people believe in the Chinese Zodiac from Hong Kong to sheng Xiao. The Chinese Zodiac is a system of divination that assigns an animal every year in a twelve-year cycle.

It is based on the ancient philosophy that the universe comprises five elements: wood, fire, Earth, metal, and water. Each element is linked with one of the animals, and together, they form a cycle corresponding to the year's twelve months.

According to this system, specific years are believed to be more promising for certain activities than others. People consult Trusted Psychics Live Messenger astrologers when making important decisions such as marriage or choosing a career path because they believe these decisions will have long-term effects on their lives that can be determined by determining which animal rules their birth year.

Each animal has positive and negative aspects associated with it, and people use this knowledge to try to change their luck or create balance in their lives.

Chinese Zodiac Love Compatibility

Regarding love compatibility in the zodiac system, some animal signs are considered compatible, while others are thought to clash or create disharmony.

Animals that belong to the same element (wood and fire; Earth and metal; water) tend to be more compatible than those from opposite elements. For example, Rabbit (Wood) and Snake (Fire) have improved chances of creating a successful relationship since they share the same element of wood.

On the other hand, Tiger (Wood) and Pig (Water), while still considered compatible according to the Chinese zodiac system, may not have as strong of a chance at lasting love due to their opposing elements.

Specific qualities are associated with each zodiac sign, indicating how compatible two people may be with romance. Rat and Monkey are often seen as flirtatious partners who enjoy socialising and having fun. Oxen is known for its patience, making them good partners for Horses who like excitement.

While Rabbits like feeling secure in relationships which works perfectly with Dragon's loyal nature. Pigs appreciate comfort, so they often pair with Goats whose primary focus is family life and stability.

When analysing love compatibility through Chinese astrology, it's important to remember that every individual is unique, so even if two people don't fall under a traditionally "compatible" pair, they may still find happiness together with exceptional understanding and effort in their relationship.

Get a Personal Chinese Zodiac Reading at Trusted Psychics

A personal Chinese Zodiac reading at Trusted Psychics is a brilliant way to gain insight into the areas of your daily life ruled by the 12 zodiac animal signs.

By connecting with a professional reader, you can gain a more profound knowledge of your strengths, weaknesses, and potential future paths. The reader will guide how to make the most out of your unique qualities and navigate any obstacles in your life.

During a personal Chinese zodiac reading, the reader will assess your birth date and time of day to determine which animal sign for the year best represents you, as well as explain each sign's traits and how it affects your life.

The reader will also examine which other animal signs interact positively or negatively with yours and how these dynamics can affect different aspects of your life - from relationships to career opportunities.

With this information, you can gain valuable insight into yourself and make empowered choices that align with your identity. Contact Trusted Psychics for a Chinese Zodiac Reading; there are experienced online psychics just waiting to take your phone call today.

How to Contact a Trusted Psychic

Phone a live Psychic 24 hours a day View all our live phone psychic and tarot readers online.

Message a live Psychic 24 hours a day: View all our live messenger psychic and tarot readers online.

Text a live Psychic 24 hours a day: View all our live text psychic and tarot readers online.

How To Contact A Trusted Psychic

Phone a live Psychic 24 hours a day

View all our live phone psychic and tarot readers online.

View All Live readers

Message a live Psychic 24 hours a day:

View all our live messenger psychic and tarot readers online.

launch messenger

Text a live Psychic 24 hours a day:

View all our live text psychic and tarot readers online.

SMS psychic

Recent Articles From the Trusted Psychics Blog

Taurus Friendship Compatibility

Taurus Friendship Compatibility

Dive into the world of Taurus friendship compatibility. From best matches to zodiac insights, discover how Taurus connects with each sign.

Gemini Friendship Compatibility

Gemini Friendship Compatibility

Unlock the secrets of Gemini friendship compatibility! Discover who is Gemini's best friend and explore the unique friendship connections with each zodiac sign.

What Is a Horoscope?

What Is a Horoscope?

Explore the cosmos in a glance! Uncover the meaning behind your horoscope—your celestial roadmap to personality, relationships, and destiny.

Aries Friendship Compatibility

Aries Friendship Compatibility

Explore Aries' friendship compatibility! Learn who is Aries' best friend and how they match with each zodiac. Find your zodiac friend with horoscope readings.

Virgo Friendship Compatibility

Virgo Friendship Compatibility

Uncover Virgo friendship compatibility! Discover why Virgo can have meaningful bonds with two different zodiacs. Horoscope readings offer deeper insights.

A woman meditating in front of a full moon.

What Does a Full Moon Mean Spiritually?

Unlock the mystical significance of a full moon spiritually. Discover its transformative energy and spiritual insights. Embrace the magic within.