Chinese zodiac signs today: Horoscope compatibility for Dragon, Tiger, Monkey, Rat and more

Welcome to The Sun's Chinese zodiac live blog, where you'll find all the latest information on what your animal sign means for you.

The year you were born determines your Chinese zodiac sign, which is defined by the Chinese lunar calendar and varies each year.

The story about how the Chinese Animals came about is that a race was organized by the Jade Emperor – one of the most important gods in traditional Chinese religion. 

The Emperor invited all the animals in the world to take part. As a reward for turning up, the Emperor named a year in the zodiac after each one, while the race would determine the order each animal would be placed.

Chinese Animals in order – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

Read our Chinese zodiac live blog below for the very latest on what your horoscope sign has in store for you…

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    YEARS OF THE RAT

    1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

    Rats, perhaps you’re worried about how you will take that next step in your life.

    You have all the resources you need to succeed.

    What are you so preoccupied with?

    Trust that the answers you need will come to you at the right time.

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    RABBIT COMPATIBILITY

    The Rabbit is least compatible with the Snake and Rooster.

    Rabbits are known for their modesty and adaptability to any circumstance. 

    If paired with the Snake or Rooster, the Rabbit will grow impatient with arguing about the sign’s inability to compromise, their picky nature, and incessant complaints. 

    To prevent anxiety from looming over these relationships, it is best for a Rabbit to avoid the Snake or Rooster for long-term partnerships. 

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    WHAT OTHER ELEMENTS IS THE WATER SIGN COMPATIBLE WITH?

    Element interactions are like life cycles, according to chinahighlights.com.

    The five generating interactions are "fueling, forming, containing, carrying, and feeding."

    • Wood fuels fire.
    • Fire forms earth (volcanoes, ash, etc.).
    • Earth contains metal.
    • Metal carries water (buckets, pipes, etc.).
    • Water feeds wood (trees, plants, etc.)

    Therefore, Water is most compatible with Metal and Wood.

    The Water element attracts wealth and money, so whenever Water and Metal come together they create a great partnership.

    Water gives life to Wood, therefore these signs will enjoy a healthy, supportive, positive relationship.

    Fire and Water individuals will engage in a dramatic and passionate relationship, but the flames will ultimately extinguish.

    Earth signs soak up Water and block its flow. An Earth sign could be distracting and draining to a Water individual, hindering the trajectory to their success.

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      TYPES OF OX

      Metal Ox: Although there are life obstacles in the way, the metal ox faces no financial problems. They will be able to comfortably retire.

      Water Ox: Water Oxen are highly respected. They are surrounded by love from their family. They are advised to marry late.

      Wood Ox: Multi-talented, go through life breezily. There will be difficulties in early life.

      Fire Ox: Friendly, fun, and social. The Fire Ox will not face any financial worries.

      Earth Ox: Detailed oriented and good leaders. Financially comfortable, but can't hold onto money. They will enjoy later life more than their earlier years.

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      WATER SIGN TRAITS

      Water signs are kind, gentle, competent, and smart. They are quick-witted and have a good memory. Water signs think before they act.

      There are two different kinds of water signs: flowing and still. Flowing signs are impatient, active and aggressive while still signs are peaceful, calm, tranquil and centered.

      Water gives back to the Earth, they are supportive by nature. Water signs are altruistic and uncompetitive, they are nurturing and tender. They are good by nature, although somewhat timid.

      They can sometimes be insidious and shrewd.

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      WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A FIRE OX?

      The years of the Fire Ox are 1937 and 1997.

      Fire Ox in the Chinese zodiac are hot-tempered, and they are easily influenced by others' words and actions.

      "I want to be in control, I want to be the boss, I'd quite like to rule the world". That pretty much sums up the Fire Ox.

      These characters are charmers too, you've been warned. Watch their actions, because these tell the true story. They're magnificent, brilliant, powerful, forthright, determined, single-minded, ruthless world-beaters.

      Their self-belief is indefinable. They know how strong they are, they know how utterly fearless they are, they know very little will stop their progression through the ranks.

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      ELEMENT CYCLES

      Element interactions are like life cycles.

      The five generating interactions are "fueling, forming, containing, carrying, and feeding."

      • Wood fuels fire.
      • Fire forms earth (volcanoes, ash, etc.).
      • Earth contains metal.
      • Metal carries water (buckets, pipes, etc.).
      • Water feeds wood (trees, plants, etc.)

      NON-COMPATIBLE DRAGON MATCHES

      The Dragon is least compatible with the Ox, Goat, and Dog. 

      Mentally, both the Dragon and the Ox are headstrong and stubborn which make them unable to compromise. 

      The Goat and Dog can create a passive-aggressive environment for the Dragon and it can be the reason why fights will always occur in their union.

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        WHAT DOES THE DOG MEAN IN THE ZODIAC?

        The Dog is the 11th animal of the Chinese zodiac.

        It represents sincerity and kindness but they can also be highly cautious and too prudent. 

        Legend has it that the emperor was hosting a party and claimed that whoever arrived first would hold a spot in the Chinese zodiac.

        The Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country helping a god defeat evil spirits.

        They arrived at the same time to the party and the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. 

        The Dog was crowned the 11th sign of the zodiac. 

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        WHO ARE HORSES LEAST COMPATIBLE WITH?

        The Horse is least compatible with the Rat, Ox, Rooster, and another Horse.

        Both the Rat and the Horse can have terrible tempers so it is not best for partnerships of any kind. 

        The Ox and the Rooster are very different from the Horse and will have a hard time agreeing with each other.

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        WHO ARE HORSES MOST COMPATIBLE WITH?

        Horses are most compatible with the Tiger, Dog and the Goat.

        With the Tiger, the Horse will be in harmony as the two get along and agree on most things. 

        Similarly, the Goat and the Horse will have a passionate relationship focused on care and respect for each other.

         

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        TAYSHIA'S TALE

        According to Chinese zodiac, former Bachelorette Tayshia Adams is a Metal Horse.

        A Metal Horse is collected and balance, and by nature, honest and principled. Everything is done neatly and slowly, but they are still forthcoming and straightforward.

        They go about life in a very efficient, machine-like fashion. The potential for brilliance is there from the get-go – they’re grounded, energetic, positive, and tenacious. 

        The horse occupies the seventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the snake, and before the goat.

        Years of the horse include 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026.

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        WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CAPRICORN RAT

        Capricorn Rats are born in the months of December and January.

        In Chinese astrology, Rats are born in these years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020.

        This Rat is a toughie. They’re also seriously ambitious – but that ambition is driven not by a desire to reach the top of her chosen profession, nah, it's driven by money, because if there's a Rat out there who has a secret desire to be the governor of Fort Knox, it'll be this money-obssessed tough-nut. 

        You have to admire their work ethic though, it's basically inhuman and it's fired by a love of the green stuff. 

        You really don't want to mess with this bruiser, if you stand in the way of their accumulation of wealth you'll be decked on the spot – they may only be 4 ft 9 in. but you'll be felled because nothing comes between this Rat and their financially-orientated goals. 

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        FIRE SIGN ASSOCIATIONS

        According to Chinese culture, the Fire sign's lucky properties are as follows:

        Zodiac signs (yang): Horse
        Zodiac signs (yin): Snake
        Seasons: Summer
        Colors: Red, Purple
        Numbers: Numbers with 2 or 7
        Directions: South
        Organs (Yin): Heart
        Organs (Yang): Small Intestine
        Tastes: Bitter
        Birth Year Ends with: 6, 7

        There are five Chinese elements; Water, Metal, Wood, Earth and Fire
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        BIDEN'S PATH

        President Joe Biden's sign is a Water Horse in the Chinese zodiac. He is also a Scorpio based on his birth date in Western astrology, which is November 20.

        Water Horses in the Chinese zodiac are said to seek balance and are good at business which can favor them in any entrepreneurial route; they can also be indecisive and highly emotional at times.

        The Water Horse will be focused on working in 2021.

        However, they are urged to take care of their health and spend time doing things that are unrelated to stress and work to not get sick.

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        THINGS ANIMALS ARE GOOD AT

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        WHAT YEAR IS THE WOOD GOAT?

        The years of the Wood Goat are 1955 and 2015.

        ChineseNetYear.net says the goat is associated with the Earthly Branch and the hours 1–3 in the afternoon.

        According to Chinese mythology, the country's Jade Emperor said the order of the zodiac signs would be decided based on when they arrived at his party.

        The goat and the deer travelled together, but upon finding there were no boats available, they tried to swim across the river.

        The deer couldn't handle the swim and turned back, but the goat struggled on alone and  made it to the party as eighth place.

        The goat arrived at the same time as the horse, and the two are referred to as 'kind and modest', each letting the other go first, with the emperor ranking them seventh and eighth.

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        FIRE MONKIES

        The Monkey represents those born in 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016.

        The Fire Monkey identifies those born in 1956 and 2016.

        Monkeys are said to be hard working and highly intelligent.

        Some notable Fire Monkeys are Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, and Kim Cattrall. 

        Tom Hanks is a Fire Monkey
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        THE FEMALE ARIES METAL ROOSTER EXPLAINED

        Picture the Rock of Gibraltar, multiply by 10 and add a 20-foot layer of granite. Yep, that's how strong and impenetrable this character is.

        Go head-to-head with this one and taste defeat before you've even blinked. Awesome strength and a self-belief to match.

        She's too hard and cold for her own good sometimes but she doesn't care – because she isn't interested in building up her social acquaintances.

        She has her Rooster-y eye on one thing – success.

        She has to have it and nearly always achieves it. She's a superstar in the making – but she's also scary, uncompromising and tends to look after number one.

        Does she have a soft caring side – everyone does, don't they? Well yes, they do, and somewhere deep within her soul is a kindly spirit, but it might just take you 17 lifetimes to unearth it.

        You see she just isn't one of those soft, cuddly-type girls. She bonds on a completely different level.

        She's a tough nut to crack but she has an in-ordinate amount of wondrous qualities – particularly where career is concerned.

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        WOOD PIG LOVE MATCHES

        You are a Wood Pig if you are born January 30, 1995- February 18, 1996.

        Love compatibility between the Chinese zodiac animals takes the unique characteristics of each animal into account.

        The Pig's best love match is the Goat, the Tiger and the Rabbit.

        These animals are attracted to one another and know the right ways to please each other. They put it the effort and admire one another's merits.

        The Pig's worst matches are the Monkey and Snake.

        These combinations are cordial, but their connections lack depth, and their marriages will end up rocky.

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        EARTH TIGER QUALITIES

        The Earth Tiger is a Chinese zodiac sign given to those born in 1938 and 1998.

        What a sweet soul. Earth Tigers are the Tigers who sit in the sun, chill out, do "lunch" then chill out again.

        The Earth element tempers things quite considerably. 

        They’re a little quirky in a way, because although they’re a grafter, they’d also happily do nothing. 

        It's just the way of the Earth Tiger – they work and then they just lie in the sun. 

        They're about as uncomplicated as they come. 

        The Earth Tiger does have a silent drive and are nearly always in complete control of their lives. 

        Gloriously straightforward and sweet-natured.

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        CAREERS FOR THE ANIMALS

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        WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A SAGITTARIUS MONKEY?

        Sagittarius Monkeys have incredible willpower and enthusiasm, they are hard workers in every aspect of their life. 

        A Monkey's defining characteristic is their intelligence. They are heavily involved in studying as children and are leaders in the workplace. 

        They regularly receive recognition and praise for their efforts. Due to this, they can sometimes be arrogant.

        Sagittarius Monkeys are highly competitive and are opened to criticism and can be calm and logical thinkers. 

        They are worried about their freedom of speech and refuse to let others oppress their curiosity.

        This picky Sagittarius Monkey works to be a leader always. 

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        CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EARTH DOG

        The year of the Earth Dog is 1958.

        Earth Dogs are quite sensitive characters.

        They’re protectors and are very family-oriented. They’re honest, true, decent, kind, thoughtful, dutiful, and completely grounded.

        They are quite a soft, sensitive soul, but tough at the same time.

        They have common sense embedded in their soul. They are a natural parent, they just get on with it and love it.

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