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Chinese Zodiac

Feb 18, 2015

February 19th, 2015 marks the start of the Year of the Goat on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In the Chinese culture, each year is represented by one of 12 animals, and the animal that's tied to the year you were born in has special meaning for you as a person. In other words, you possess some of the same qualities and traits as the animal that represents your year of borth. Find the year you were born in below and see what animal represents you!

The Rat


  • Years: 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

  • Positive Character Traits: Charming and ambitious
  • Negative Character Traits: Short-tempered and sometimes sneaky
  • Most Compatible With: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: America Ferrera, Scarlet Johansson, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne

The Ox

  • Years: 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

  • Positive Character Traits: Dependable, trustworthy, patient
  • Negative Character Traits: Stubborn, hot-tempered
  • Most Compatible With: Snake, Rooster, Rat
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Reggie Bush, Keira Knightley, Tyra Banks, Frankie, Muniz, Ashley Tisdale, Amanda Seyfried, Raven Symone, T-Pain

The Tiger

  • Years: 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

  • Positive Character Traits: Caring, thoughtful, brave
  • Negative Character Traits: Rebellious, impatient
  • Most Compatible With: Horse, Dragon, Dog
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Tom Cruise, Alanis Morisette, Drake, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Leighton Meester, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Megan Fox, Solange Knowles, Shaun White

The Rabbit


  • Years: 1987, 1999, 2011

  • Positive Character Traits: Kind, gentle, lucky, calm
  • Negative Character Traits: Overly sentimental
  • Most Compatible With: Sheep, Pig, Dog
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Lisa Kudrow, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Hilary Duff, Blake Lively, Bow Wow, Joss Stone, Aaron Carter, Maria Sharapova

The Dragon

  • Years: 1988, 2000, 2012

  • Positive Character Traits: Intelligent, enthusiastic, brave
  • Negative Character Traits: Naïve, likes to gossip
  • Most Compatible With: Rat, Snake, Monkey, Rooster
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Reese Witherspoon, Rumer Willis, Vanessa Hudgens

The Snake


  • Years: 1989, 2001, 2013

  • Positive Character Traits: Romantic, wise, good intuition
  • Negative Character Traits: Vain, cheap
  • Most Compatible With: Ox and Rooster
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: J.K. Rowling, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlie Sheen, Hayden Panettiere, Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas, Jordin Sparks, Ryan Sheckler

The Horse


  • Years: 1990, 2002, 2014

  • Positive Character Traits: Hardworking, cheerful, popular
  • Negative Character Traits: Doesn't listen to advice, chatterbox
  • Most Compatible With: Tiger, Dog, Sheep
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Soulja Boy

The Goat


  • Years: 1991, 2003, 2015

  • Positive Character Traits: Elegant, artistic, compassionate
  • Negative Character Traits: Complainer, pessimistic
  • Most Compatible With: Rabbit, Pig, Horse
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Heath Ledger, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kate Hudson, Claire Danes, Lil' Wayne, Aaliyah, Jamie Lynn Spears, Emma Roberts

The Monkey


  • Years: 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

  • Positive Character Traits: Witty, inventive, good memory
  • Negative Character Traits: Gets discouraged easily, distrustful
  • Most Compatible With: Dragon and Rat
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Lucy Liu, Michelle Williams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Ricci, Gisele Bundchen, Yao Ming, Alicia Keys, Jessica Simpson, Ashanti, Venus Williams

The Rooster


  • Years: 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

  • Positive Character Traits: Deep, confident, determined
  • Negative Character Traits: Loner, outspoken
  • Most Compatible With: Ox, Snake, Dragon
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Larry King, Natalie Portman, Jack Black, Elijah Wood, Rachel Bilson, Beyonce Knowles, Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Christina Milian, Britney Spears, Anna Kournikova, Serena Williams, Nicole Richie

The Dog


  • Years: 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

  • Positive Character Traits: Loyal, honest, can keep a secret
  • Negative Character Traits: Sharp tongue, hard on others
  • Most Compatible With: Horse, Tiger, Rabbit
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Justin Bieber, Matt Damon, Dakota Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Sophia Bush, Lacey Chabert, Anna Paquin, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway

The Pig


  • Years: 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

  • Positive Character Traits: Tolerant, determined, kind
  • Negative Character Traits: Materialistic, too trusting
  • Most Compatible With: Rabbit and Sheep
  • Famous People Who Have This Sign: Lance Armstrong, Carrie Underwood, Mila Kunis, Tiffany, Amy Winehouse

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