The Chinese based their horoscopes on animals. There are 12 signs, just like in the traditional zodiac we all know, but their names and their cycles are different. First of all, you should know that each sign lasts for one year. After this period of time, we enter the next sign and so on until the 13th year, when we enter again the first sign.
Here are the 12 Chinese horoscope animals, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. In order to calculate which is your sign, you have to go back to your birth year and see which was the sign of that year. Actually, you don’t have to browse through the calendar by yourself, as there are many websites where you can enter your birth date and have your animal sign returned to you almost instantly.
You have to be aware of one more things: the Chinese year doesn’t begin on January 1st as you may think. Their beginning of the year moves within a time frame between January 21st and February 20th. If you were born in this interval, you have to check your specific year and see which was the date of the new year. After that, you can see which your sign is. Next, you can proceed to reading more about it and believe it or ignore it.
Basically, people having their birth date in a certain year share several common features which are also believed to be characteristic for that animal. You can study these characteristics whenever you have an important decision to make or you want to enter a relationship and you want to see if you are your potential partner are a good match from this point of view. If you are compatible, you can start a romantic relationship that has good chances to evolve very well. If not, you may have a bumpy journey together, culminating with a break up.
There’s a common belief that it is bad luck when your zodiac year comes around. This means every 12 years you are going to have your share of bad luck. In fact, all the people are going to cross bad luck periods when they are 12, 24, 36 or 72 years of age. Nonetheless, specialists advise to counteract the effect of your sign year by wearing something red an older relative gave to you. It’s up to you to do this or suffer in silence these cyclic adversities.