Chart:  Chinese Luner Animal Signs (with Chinese name) Month & Western Zodiac Sun Sign  Years, Dates; along with the Mother  Element: Conductive(+) or Controlling (-) in (Brackets).
The Most Compatable signs are highlighted in Gold, along with signs that are moderately compatable.  The opposing sign is highlighted in Red, along with Signs that are fairly indifferent, if not incompatable.
                    Click on the Green Chinese name for Current forcast & more about the Sign 
                                                  Note:  That the Years are highlighted in their Element's Colour.                                                     
The Rat
Saggitarius: December
January   31 1900 - Feburary  18  1901  
February 18  1912 - February   5  1912  
February   5  1924 - January   24  1925  
January   24  1936 - February 10  1937   
February 10   1948 - January  28  1949   
January   28  1960 - February 14  1961   
February 15   1972 - February  2  1973   
February   2   1984 - February 19 1985   
February  19  1996 - February   6 1997   
February    7  2008 - January   27 2009

Characteristics: Intelligent, popular, charming, creative, loves parties, social, diligent worker, imaginative, observant, opportunist, thrifty, good conversationalist, honest, unbiased, the sign of charm.Essentially charming. Compassionate. Renowned for thrift and love of family, at times rather superficial.
Compatible With: Dragon, Monkey, Tiger, Rat, Ox,Snake, Rooster, Dog, Boar.
Not Compatible With: Horse,  Tiger, Dog,

The Ox (also known as Buffalo)
Capricorn: January
February  6   1913 - January   24 1914 
January  25   1925 - February 12 1926  
February 11  1937 - January   30 1938  
January   29  1949 - February 16 1950 
February 15  1961 - February  4  1962  
February  3   1973 - January   22 1974  
February 20  1985 - February  8  1986
February   7  1997 - January  27  1998
January   28  2009 - January 29   2010

Characteristics: Calm, patient, studied character. Takes things slow, steady pace. At times rather dictatorial. Always industrious.  Hard and conscientious worker, tough, loyal, reasonable, uncompromising, loner, quiet, private, calm, tranquil, bad temper, stubborn, obstinate, deep thinker, studious, dependable. Sign of Equilibrium and Tranquility.
Compatible With: Snake, Cock, Monkey, Rat, Rabbit, Dog, Boar, Ox, Tiger.
Not Compatible With: Goat Rabbit,  Boar. .

The Tiger
  (Hu)
Aquarius: February
January   25  1914 - February 13  1915
February 13  1926 - February   1  1927
January   31  1938 - February 18  1939
February  17 1950 - February   5  1951
February   5  1962 - January   24  1963
January   23  1974 - February 10  1975
February   8  1986 - January   28  1987
January   28  1998 - February 1    1999
January   30  2010 - February 12   2010

Characteristics: Very warm, loving. Independent minded. Pays scant regard for other's feelings while pursuing fun and freedom. Firm views and beliefs, strong-willed, determined, alert, quick-witted, active mind, original thinker, loves a challenge, likes risks, restless nature, impulsive, adaptable, likes competition, sincere, honest, open, blunt, rebellious, stubborn, obstinate. Sign of Courage.
Compatible With: Dog, Horse, Goat, Boar, Tiger, Rat, Rabbit, Cock, Ox,
Not Compatible With:  Monkey, Dragon, Rat,

The Rabbit (also known as Cat/Hare)
  (Tu)
Pisces: March
January   29 1903 - February   15  1904
February 14  1915 - February    2  1915
February   2  1927 - January    22  1928
February 19  1939 - February    7  1940
February   6  1951 - January    26  1952
January   25  1963 - February  12  1964
February  11  1975 - January   30  1976
January    29  1987 - February 16  1988
February 16   1999 - February   4   2000

Characteristics: Very sensitive soul. Loves spending time at home. Although quiet and discreet, still ambitious. Self-indulgent. Group oriented, docile, humble, excellent judge of character, diplomatic, intelligent, well-mannered, wide interests, witty, likes to be on good terms with others, sensitive, good memory, conscientious. Sign of Virtue and Prudence
Compatible With: Goat, Boar, Ox, Tiger, Snake, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rabbit.
Not Compatible With: Cock, Snake, Ox.

The Dragon
Aries: April
February 16  1904 - February   3   1905
February   3  1916 - January   22   1917
January   23  1928 - February   9   1929
February   8  1940 - January   26   1941
January   27  1952 - February 13   1953
February 13  1964 - February    1  1965
January   31  1976 - February  17  1977
February 17  1988 - February    4  1989
February  5   1999 - February  23  2001

Characteristics: Charismatic and colorful. Wants to be center of attention. Very arrogant. Proud, lively, self confident, intelligent, ambitious, determined, perfectionist, quick to critisize, blunt, forthright, gullible, outgoing, good at attracting attention, enjoys the limelight, energetic, impulsive, assertive. Sign of Luck.
Compatible With: Snake, Rat, Monkey, Rooster, Rabbit, pig, Horse, Goat, Dragon
Not Compatible With: Dog, Tiger, Horse,

The Snake
Taurus: May
February   4  1905 - January   24  1906
January   23  1917 - February 10  1918
February 10  1929 - January   29  1930
January   27  1941 - February 14  1942
February 14  1953 - February   2  1954
February   2  1965 - January   20  1966
February  18 1977 - February   6  1978
February    6 1989 - January    26 1990
January    24 2001 - February  11 2002

Characteristics: High moral principles, mostly when applied to other. Sophisticated and charming. More than meets the eye. Intuitive, likes scandal, intelligent, active mind, deep thinker, enjoys challenges, skillful organizer, calm and placid, quiet, solitary, good sense of humour, determined, evasive, possesive. Sign of Wisdom.
Compatible With: Ox, Cock, Rat, Dragon, Rabbit, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Dog
Not Compatible With: Boar, Rabbit, Goat
The Horse
Gemini: June
January   25  1906 - February 12  1907
February 11  1918 - January    31 1919
January   30  1930 - February 16  1931
Ferbuary 15  1942 - February   4  1943
February   3  1954 - January   23  1955
January   21  1966 - February   8  1967
Ferbuary   7  1978 - January   27  1979
January   27  1990 - February 14  1991
January   12  2002 - January   31  2003

Characteristics: Confident and proud. Prone to erratic behavior. Heart is in right place. Scatty. Sociable, sporty, likes competition, likes success, fine talker, independant, engaging, charming, popular, lively, likes to be the centre of attention, honest, straightforward, agile mind, fiery temper, not good at keeping secrets, likes freedom, independance, variety, travel. Sign of Elegance and Ardour.
Compatible With: Tiger, Dog, Rabbit, Dragon, Goat, Cock, Snake, Boar, Horse.
Not Compatible With: Rat, Dragon, Monkey.

The Ram (also known as Goat)
Cancer: July
February 13  1907 - February   1 1908
February   1  1919 - February 19 1920
February 17  1931 - February   5 1932
February   5  1943 - January   24 1944
January   24  1955 - February 11 1956
February   9  1967 - January   29 1968
February 28  1979 - February 15 1980
February 15  1991 - February   3 1992
February   1   2003 - January   21 2004

Characteristics: Sensitive, creative and multitalented. Eccentric. Much Fortitude. Loves to be loved, hates to be pushed. Affectionate, confident, devoted, diplomatic, artistic, imaginative, creative, easygoing, hates discord, perfectionist, persuasive, quiet, reserved, amusing, religious, artistically gifted, interested in nature, animals. Sign of Art.
Compatible With: Boar, Rabbit, Dragon, Tiger, Horse, Monkey, Snake, Rooster, Goat
Not Compatible With: Ox, Cock, Snake

The Monkey
Leo: August
February   2  1908 - January   21  1909
February 20  1920 - February   7  1921
February   6  1932 - January   25  1933
January   25  1944 - February 12  1945
February 12  1956 - January   30  1957
January    30 1968 - February 16  1969
February 16  1980 - Ferbuary   4  1981
February   4  1992 - January   22  1993
January     2  2004 - February   8  2005

Characteristics: Wily and cunning. Ignores regimented rules. Free spirit. Popular, doesn't like to be contradicted, imaginative, ambitious, inquisitive, helpful, intelligent, good memory, good talker, friendly, crafty, cunning, occasionally dishonest, original thinker. Sign of Fantasy.
Compatible With: Rat, Dragon, Boar, Monkey, Goat, Ox, Rabbit, Snake, Dog
Not Compatible With: Tiger, Dog, Horse.

The Cock (also called Rooster)
Virgo: September
January   22  1909 - February 10  1910
February   8  1921 - January   27  1922
January   26  1933 - Ferbuary 13  1934
February 13  1945 - February   1  1946
January    31 1957 - February 17  1958
February 17  1969 - February   5  1970
February   5  1981 - January   24  1982
January   23  1993 - February   9  1994
February   9  2005 - January   28   2006

Characteristics: Brave and enthusiastic. Notoriously picky. Highly intelligent. Rarely has wool pulled over its eyes. Determined, proud, aggressive, good business sense, precise, finicky, flamboyant, colorful, meticulous, good organizer, good sense of humour, lack of tact, volatile nature, dignified manner, ambitious. Sign of Candour.
Compatible With: Snake, Ox, Dragon, Rat, Tiger, Goat, Horse, Boar
Not Compatible With: Rabbit Goat, Boar

The Dog
Libra: October
February 10  1910 - January   29  1911
January   28  1922 - February 15  1923
February 14  1934 - February   3  1935
February   2  1946 - January   21  1947
February 18  1958 - February   7  1959
February   6  1970 - January   26  1971
January   25  1982 - February 12  1983
February 10  1994 - January   30  1995
January   29  2006 - February 17  2007

Characteristics: Honest, loyal, sincere. Believes in justice for all. Fights for principles. Sometimes bad tempered, self-righteous. Loyal, honest, makes friends easily, doesn't like change, firms views and beliefs, hates injustice and unfair treatment, strong sense of fair play, direct, straightforward, stubborn, instills confidence, good judge of character, intuitive, friendly, not a big socializer, quickwitted, worries. Sign of Loyalty and Anxiety.
Compatible With: Horse, Tiger, Monkey, Boar, Rat, Ox, Snake, Cock, Dog.
Not Compatible With: Dragon, Momkey, Rat

The Boar (also called Pig)
Scorpio: November
January   30  1911 - February 17  1912
February 16  1923 - Ferbuary   4  1924
February   4  1935 - January   23  1936
January   22  1947 - February   9  1948
February   8  1959 - January   27  1960
January   27  1971 - February 14  1972
February 13  1983 - February   1  1984
January    31 1995 - February 18  1996
January    18 2007 - February   6  2008

Characteristics: Will do anything for anybody. Model of sincerity and honor. Occasionally fits of rage. Self-sacrificing and altruistic.  Cheerful, stay-at-home type, natural, likes company of friends, quick-tempered,
Compatible With: Goat, Rabbit, Dog, Tiger, Dragon, Ox, Horse, Rat, Monkey
Not Compatible With: Snake, Cock, Ox..











The Chinese Zodiac is the oldest in the world; from 2637 BC.  Chinese astrology is also based on Oriental philosophy of wisdom, derived from Taoism, which is rooted in the shifting patterns of life on earth and the seasons.  It perceives the Universe as an eternal ebb and flow between the two principles of the Male and Female, known as Yin and Yang.

The Two primal forces of Yin & Yang are represented by the Sun and the Moon

                          There are also Five Elements: (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water).

These Five Elements are representations of the Five visible planets of old. (The Sun and Moon were not regarded as planets because they are the primal forces of Yin and Yang.

Five planets represent the other main forces that are the basis of the Oriental Zodiac.  

                                        Planets & ELEMENTS:
Mercury
WATER North & Winter
Clarity, communication and the transmissions of ideas. Represented as persuasive, communicative, firm, constant, unobtrusive, flexible, intuitive, diplomatic, unimposing.
But can be inconstant, indifferent, passive.

Mars:
FIRE  South & Summer
Action, motivation, and intellect.  Represented as decisive, confident, aggressive and born leaders,love adventure, love innovation, always on the move, warm, dynamic speaker, dominant, original, sympathetic, emotional. But; can be selfish, inconsiderate and impatient.

Venus
METAL West & Autumn
Wealth and financial success. Represented as  success-driven, confident, determined,        
self-reliant, strong with strong impulses, energetic, powerful.  But; can sometimes unreasonable, inflexible and stubborn.

Saturn:
EARTH  The Center
Stabilize, solid, reliable, and confident,  Represented as serious, logical, methodical, excellent deductive powers, intelligent, objective, materialistic, good planner, wise, conservative. But; can lack imagination, reliability, discipline.

Jupiter:
WOOD East & Spring
Growth, creation, and nourishment cycles.  Represented as confident, creative, with varied interests, systematic, cooperative, interesting, unselfish, with high moral values.  But; may not finish what they start and can be inconstant & lack motivation.


The Elements also demonstrate the Yin-Yang polarity.  Each element can manifest itself in either a destructive or constructive force.  For example:  (Fire can burn and destroy or give warmth and light).  Even these elements undergo a cycles of change.

Conductive/Constructive Elemental Cycle:
From Metal (liquifys) we get Water, from Water (rain) we get Wood,(plantlife)
from Wood (burned) we get Fire,  from Fire (Ashes) we get Earth.

Controlling/Destructive Elemental Cycle:
Metal is controlled (melted) by Fire, Fire is controlled by Water (extinguished)
Water is controlled by Earth (channeled)  Wood is controlled by Metal (cut). 

Thus; the Five elements as Positive, and Negetive, are really Ten Elements.
They are considered as Ten Element Mothers, each giving birth to 12 children.
Six Signs are ruled by Positive elements; and Six Signs ruled by Negetive Elements.
These Twelve children represent the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac and are governed by their Five Element "Mothers".  When these are considered individually, each element's sign appears only once every 60 years calculated by multiplying 12 signs by Five elements.  This makes the Chinese calendar based on a 60-year cycle, rather than the Twelve Years, people normally perceive.  This is the 78th Cycle, started on February 1984, and will end on February 2044.

The  Twelve Animals personality types; called: "The animal that hides in your heart".
follow the periods of the LUNER Year, rather than the path of the Sun, as in Western Astrology. However; each Sign has a corresponding Month it governs & a companian Western Zodiac SUN Sign.  Note though that the Signs are considered as the Calendar Month listed rather than the customary dates.
The Horse
Gemini: June
January   25  1906 - February 12  1907
February 11  1918 - January    31 1919
January   30  1930 - February 16  1931
Ferbuary 15  1942 - February   4  1943
February   3  1954 - January   23  1955
January   21  1966 - February   8  1967
Ferbuary   7  1978 - January   27  1979
January   27  1990 - February 14  1991
January   12  2002 - January   31  2003

Characteristics: Confident and proud. Prone to erratic behavior. Heart is in right place. Scatty. Sociable, sporty, likes competition, likes success, fine talker, independant, engaging, charming, popular, lively, likes to be the centre of attention, honest, straightforward, agile mind, fiery temper, not good at keeping secrets, likes freedom, independance, variety, travel. Sign of Elegance and Ardour.
Compatible With: Tiger, Dog, Rabbit, Dragon, Goat, Cock, Snake, Boar, Horse.
Not Compatible With: Rat, Dragon, Monkey.

The Ram (also known as Goat)
Cancer: July
February 13  1907 - February   1 1908
February   1  1919 - February 19 1920
February 17  1931 - February   5 1932
February   5  1943 - January   24 1944
January   24  1955 - February 11 1956
February   9  1967 - January   29 1968
February 28  1979 - February 15 1980
February 15  1991 - February   3 1992
February   1   2003 - January   21 2004

Characteristics: Sensitive, creative and multitalented. Eccentric. Much Fortitude. Loves to be loved, hates to be pushed. Affectionate, confident, devoted, diplomatic, artistic, imaginative, creative, easygoing, hates discord, perfectionist, persuasive, quiet, reserved, amusing, religious, artistically gifted, interested in nature, animals. Sign of Art.
Compatible With: Boar, Rabbit, Dragon, Tiger, Horse, Monkey, Snake, Rooster, Goat
Not Compatible With: Ox, Cock, Snake

The Monkey
Leo: August
February   2  1908 - January   21  1909
February 20  1920 - February   7  1921
February   6  1932 - January   25  1933
January   25  1944 - February 12  1945
February 12  1956 - January   30  1957
January    30 1968 - February 16  1969
February 16  1980 - Ferbuary   4  1981
February   4  1992 - January   22  1993
January     2  2004 - February   8  2005

Characteristics: Wily and cunning. Ignores regimented rules. Free spirit. Popular, doesn't like to be contradicted, imaginative, ambitious, inquisitive, helpful, intelligent, good memory, good talker, friendly, crafty, cunning, occasionally dishonest, original thinker. Sign of Fantasy.
Compatible With: Rat, Dragon, Boar, Monkey, Goat, Ox, Rabbit, Snake, Dog
Not Compatible With: Tiger, Dog, Horse.

The Cock (also called Rooster)
Virgo: September
January   22  1909 - February 10  1910
February   8  1921 - January   27  1922
January   26  1933 - Ferbuary 13  1934
February 13  1945 - February   1  1946
January    31 1957 - February 17  1958
February 17  1969 - February   5  1970
February   5  1981 - January   24  1982
January   23  1993 - February   9  1994
February   9  2005 - January   28   2006

Characteristics: Brave and enthusiastic. Notoriously picky. Highly intelligent. Rarely has wool pulled over its eyes. Determined, proud, aggressive, good business sense, precise, finicky, flamboyant, colorful, meticulous, good organizer, good sense of humour, lack of tact, volatile nature, dignified manner, ambitious. Sign of Candour.
Compatible With: Snake, Ox, Dragon, Rat, Tiger, Goat, Horse, Boar
Not Compatible With: Rabbit Goat, Boar

The Dog
Libra: October
February 10  1910 - January   29  1911
January   28  1922 - February 15  1923
February 14  1934 - February   3  1935
February   2  1946 - January   21  1947
February 18  1958 - February   7  1959
February   6  1970 - January   26  1971
January   25  1982 - February 12  1983
February 10  1994 - January   30  1995
January   29  2006 - February 17  2007

Characteristics: Honest, loyal, sincere. Believes in justice for all. Fights for principles. Sometimes bad tempered, self-righteous. Loyal, honest, makes friends easily, doesn't like change, firms views and beliefs, hates injustice and unfair treatment, strong sense of fair play, direct, straightforward, stubborn, instills confidence, good judge of character, intuitive, friendly, not a big socializer, quickwitted, worries. Sign of Loyalty and Anxiety.
Compatible With: Horse, Tiger, Monkey, Boar, Rat, Ox, Snake, Cock, Dog.
Not Compatible With: Dragon, Momkey, Rat

The Boar (also called Pig)
Scorpio: November
January   30  1911 - February 17  1912
February 16  1923 - Ferbuary   4  1924
February   4  1935 - January   23  1936
January   22  1947 - February   9  1948
February   8  1959 - January   27  1960
January   27  1971 - February 14  1972
February 13  1983 - February   1  1984
January    31 1995 - February 18  1996
January    18 2007 - February   6  2008

Characteristics: Will do anything for anybody. Model of sincerity and honor. Occasionally fits of rage. Self-sacrificing and altruistic.  Cheerful, stay-at-home type, natural, likes company of friends, quick-tempered,
Compatible With: Goat, Rabbit, Dog, Tiger, Dragon, Ox, Horse, Rat, Monkey
Not Compatible With: Snake, Cock, Ox..
Ascendency:   (also called your Rising Sign) is determined by the individual's time of birth, each one covering a two-hour period when the signs are in the ascendant. The ascendant sign remains the same no matter what the Year of birth.  These add some of the traits or characteristics to your overall personality.

Rising Signs:

Find the time of your birth. The sign located next to it is your Rising Sign.

11pm -1am            Rat                You'll be more outgoing, social and money careful.
1am - 3am             Ox                 You'll be more restrained, cautious, self confident with more willpower.
3am - 5am             Tiger            You'll be more dynamic, stirring, outgoing, impulsive and action oriented.
5am - 7am             Rabbit          You'll be more moderating, reflective, serene and discreet.
7am - 9am             Dragon         You'll be stronger, more determined and ambitious.
9am -11am            Snake          You'll be more reflective, intuitive and self reliant.
11am -1pm            Horse           You'll be more adventurous, daring and fickle.
1pm - 3pm             Ram               You'll be more tolerant, easygoing, receptive, creative and artistic.
3pm - 5pm             Monkey        You'll have more sense of humour, be more fun, entertaining, outgoing.
5pm - 7pm             Cock            You'll be more lively, outgoing, methodical and efficient.
7pm - 9pm             Dog              You'll be more reasonsable, fair minded and loyal.
9pm -11pm            Boar             You'll be more sociable, content, self indulgent and caring.


Chart:  Chinese Luner Animal Signs (with Chinese name) Month & Western Zodiac Sun Sign  Years, Dates; along with the Mother  Element: Conductive(+) or Controlling (-) in (Brackets).
The Most Compatable signs are highlighted in Gold, along with signs that are moderately compatable.  The opposing sign is highlighted in Red, along with Signs that are fairly indifferent, if not incompatable.
                    Click on the Green Chinese name for Current forcast & more about the Sign 
                                                  Note:  That the Years are highlighted in their Element's Colour.                                                     
The Rat
Saggitarius: December
January   31 1900 - Feburary  18  1901  
February 18  1912 - February   5  1912  
February   5  1924 - January   24  1925  
January   24  1936 - February 10  1937   
February 10   1948 - January  28  1949   
January   28  1960 - February 14  1961   
February 15   1972 - February  2  1973   
February   2   1984 - February 19 1985   
February  19  1996 - February   6 1997   
February    7  2008 - January   27 2009

Characteristics: Intelligent, popular, charming, creative, loves parties, social, diligent worker, imaginative, observant, opportunist, thrifty, good conversationalist, honest, unbiased, the sign of charm.Essentially charming. Compassionate. Renowned for thrift and love of family, at times rather superficial.
Compatible With: Dragon, Monkey, Tiger, Rat, Ox,Snake, Rooster, Dog, Boar.
Not Compatible With: Horse,  Tiger, Dog,

The Ox (also known as Buffalo)
Capricorn: January
February  6   1913 - January   24 1914 
January  25   1925 - February 12 1926  
February 11  1937 - January   30 1938  
January   29  1949 - February 16 1950 
February 15  1961 - February  4  1962  
February  3   1973 - January   22 1974  
February 20  1985 - February  8  1986
February   7  1997 - January  27  1998
January   28  2009 - January 29   2010

Characteristics: Calm, patient, studied character. Takes things slow, steady pace. At times rather dictatorial. Always industrious.  Hard and conscientious worker, tough, loyal, reasonable, uncompromising, loner, quiet, private, calm, tranquil, bad temper, stubborn, obstinate, deep thinker, studious, dependable. Sign of Equilibrium and Tranquility.
Compatible With: Snake, Cock, Monkey, Rat, Rabbit, Dog, Boar, Ox, Tiger.
Not Compatible With: Goat Rabbit,  Boar. .

The Tiger
  (Hu)
Aquarius: February
January   25  1914 - February 13  1915
February 13  1926 - February   1  1927
January   31  1938 - February 18  1939
February  17 1950 - February   5  1951
February   5  1962 - January   24  1963
January   23  1974 - February 10  1975
February   8  1986 - January   28  1987
January   28  1998 - February 1    1999
January   30  2010 - February 12   2010

Characteristics: Very warm, loving. Independent minded. Pays scant regard for other's feelings while pursuing fun and freedom. Firm views and beliefs, strong-willed, determined, alert, quick-witted, active mind, original thinker, loves a challenge, likes risks, restless nature, impulsive, adaptable, likes competition, sincere, honest, open, blunt, rebellious, stubborn, obstinate. Sign of Courage.
Compatible With: Dog, Horse, Goat, Boar, Tiger, Rat, Rabbit, Cock, Ox,
Not Compatible With:  Monkey, Dragon, Rat,

The Rabbit (also known as Cat/Hare)
  (Tu)
Pisces: March
January   29 1903 - February   15  1904
February 14  1915 - February    2  1915
February   2  1927 - January    22  1928
February 19  1939 - February    7  1940
February   6  1951 - January    26  1952
January   25  1963 - February  12  1964
February  11  1975 - January   30  1976
January    29  1987 - February 16  1988
February 16   1999 - February   4   2000

Characteristics: Very sensitive soul. Loves spending time at home. Although quiet and discreet, still ambitious. Self-indulgent. Group oriented, docile, humble, excellent judge of character, diplomatic, intelligent, well-mannered, wide interests, witty, likes to be on good terms with others, sensitive, good memory, conscientious. Sign of Virtue and Prudence
Compatible With: Goat, Boar, Ox, Tiger, Snake, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rabbit.
Not Compatible With: Cock, Snake, Ox.

The Dragon
Aries: April
February 16  1904 - February   3   1905
February   3  1916 - January   22   1917
January   23  1928 - February   9   1929
February   8  1940 - January   26   1941
January   27  1952 - February 13   1953
February 13  1964 - February    1  1965
January   31  1976 - February  17  1977
February 17  1988 - February    4  1989
February  5   1999 - February  23  2001

Characteristics: Charismatic and colorful. Wants to be center of attention. Very arrogant. Proud, lively, self confident, intelligent, ambitious, determined, perfectionist, quick to critisize, blunt, forthright, gullible, outgoing, good at attracting attention, enjoys the limelight, energetic, impulsive, assertive. Sign of Luck.
Compatible With: Snake, Rat, Monkey, Rooster, Rabbit, pig, Horse, Goat, Dragon
Not Compatible With: Dog, Tiger, Horse,

The Snake
Taurus: May
February   4  1905 - January   24  1906
January   23  1917 - February 10  1918
February 10  1929 - January   29  1930
January   27  1941 - February 14  1942
February 14  1953 - February   2  1954
February   2  1965 - January   20  1966
February  18 1977 - February   6  1978
February    6 1989 - January    26 1990
January    24 2001 - February  11 2002

Characteristics: High moral principles, mostly when applied to other. Sophisticated and charming. More than meets the eye. Intuitive, likes scandal, intelligent, active mind, deep thinker, enjoys challenges, skillful organizer, calm and placid, quiet, solitary, good sense of humour, determined, evasive, possesive. Sign of Wisdom.
Compatible With: Ox, Cock, Rat, Dragon, Rabbit, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Dog
Not Compatible With: Boar, Rabbit, Goat
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Ascendency Table
Twelve Luner Signs
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Summoning Spirit
Chinese Astrology
MYTH:
According to one legend, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from Earth. Only 12 animals came to bid him farewell.
As a reward he named a year after each other one in the order that they arrived. First came the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Thus are the 12 signs today.

Another Legend credits the semi-mythical "Yellow Jade Emperor", the Ruler of Heaven created them. in 2637 BC.
One story:

When he was to choose the animal signs, he had Two basic criteria: Any animal that wanted to be accepted either had to be of use to humanity or be on of the first to arrive at the Heavenly Palace on the day when the animals where being chosen.  Each sign has it's own story regarding it's placement.

Another story:

The Jade Emperor ruled the heavens and all they contained but he had never been to earth, and he wondered about the shapes and colours of al its creatures. One day he summoned his chief advisor. "I have ruled for many years," said the Emperor, "but I have never seen these strange animals. What do they look like? I want to see their features and characteristics; I would like to observe the way that they move and hear the sounds that they make. How intelligent are they, and how do they help humanity?" The advisor told him that there were thousands of earthly creatures - some walked, others flew, some crawled and others slithered. It would take many months to gather examples of each and present them. Did his majesty want to see them all?  "No, I shall waste too much time. Select the twelve most interesting animals and bring them to me so I can grade them according to colour and shape" The advisor thought of all the animals he knew and decided to send an invitation to the rat, and told him, in turn, to give an invitation to his friend the cat. Further invitations were sent to the ox, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the ram, the monkey, the rooster, and the dog asking them to present themselves before the Emperor at six o'clock the following morning.

The rat was proud to receive this invitation and immediately set off to reveal the good news to the cat. The cat was also overjoyed but, afraid that he might oversleep, made the rat promise to wake him in time. That night the rat pondered on how handsome and sleek the cat was and how ugly he would appear in comparison. He decided that the only way to prevent the cat taking all the praise was to let him oversleep the following morning. At six o'clock eleven animals lined up before the Jade Emperor who slowly inspected them. When he came to the end of the line he turned to his advisor.

"They are all interesting but why are there only eleven animals?" The advisor had no answer but quickly sent a servant down to earth to catch the first animal he saw and bring it back to heaven. The servant arrived on a country road and saw a farmer carrying a pig to market. "Please stop," entreated the servant, "I need your pig now! The Jade Emperor wants to see this creature immediately. Think of the honor of displaying this pig to the ruler of heaven." The farmer was duly impressed by the servant's news and so he handed over his pig, which was then carried off to the parade.  Meanwhile the rat was afraid he would go unnoticed and so he jumped on the ox's back and began to play a flute. The Emperor was so charmed by this unusual animal that he gave him first place. The Jade Emperor then gave the ox second place since he had been generous enough to let the rat sit on his back. The tiger looked courageous and was given third place, and the rabbit, because of his fine white fur, was given fourth place. The Emperor thought the dragon looked like a powerful snake with legs and so placed him fifth. The snake was sixth because of his curving, sinuous body, the horse seventh because of his elegant bearing, and the ram eighth because of his strong horns.  The monkey was agile and alert so was given ninth place, the rooster had such fine feathers he was tenth, and the watchful and protective dog was given eleventh place. The pig stood at the end of the line; he may not have been as interesting as the others but he had made the effort to be there and was allowed the final place.

When the ceremony had finished the cat came running into the palace and begged the Emperor to consider him, but it was to late - the animals had been chosen. When the cat saw the rat standing in first place he chased him with intent to kill. This is why even today, the cat and rat cannot be friends.
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