Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey starts from Feb. 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and lasts to Jan. 27, 2017.

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar. You can use the zodiac calculator to search for your Chinese zodiac animal sign. Select your Gregorian date of birth, and you'll reveal your date of birth according to the lunar calendar, together with your sign.

12 Zodiac SignsThere has been a relationship between human and the 12 zodiacal animals. It is believed that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same way like the western astrology signs. Click the following signs to know the personalities of persons under different signs. Facts like years, strengths, weaknesses, best matches and fortune of 2016 and 2015 of each sign are introduced.
Some signs are perfect matches while some are less compatible or even born opponents. Use the tool to test the compatibility for you and your partner!Best Matches for 12 Signs:
Rat: Ox, Rabbit and Dragon
Ox: Rat, Monkey and Rooster
Tiger: Dragon, Horse and Pig
Rabbit: Sheep, Monkey, Dog and Pig
Dragon: Rat, Tiger and Snake
Snake: Dragon and Rooster
Horse: Tiger, Sheep and Rabbit
Sheep: Rabbit, Horse and Pig
Monkey: Ox and Rabbit
Rooster: Ox and Snake
Dog: Rabbit
Pig: Tiger, Rabbit and Sheep

Origin of Chinese Zodiac

Similar to the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, animals in Chinese zodiac were also created for counting years as the system that is now universally accepted based on the Gregorian calendar. The selection and order of the animals that influence people's lives very much was originated in the Han Dynasty (202BC – 220AD) and based upon each...

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