Today is Chinese New Year and is The YEAR OF THE PIG!
Animals of the Chinese zodiac
Check the years to see which animal you are.
Years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Traits: Rats are creative and friendly. They are described as having a generous spirit but can also be judgmental. Rats are usually quite opportunist and do well as entrepreneurs.
Years: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Traits: Ox people are loyal friends and good leaders. They can sometimes be bullish and they usually feel that they are right. Oxs are traditional and have high moral character. They can be stubborn and have a fantastic memory.
Years: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Traits: Tigers tend to be sentimental and have a likeable and friendly personality. They are pleasure seekers who are always on the move and seem to have an endless supply of energy.
Years: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Traits: Rabbits tend to be sentimental but very resilient. They are non-judgemental and open-minded and are often sought for advice. Rabbits are seekers of peace but can also be self-centred at times.
Years: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Traits: Dragons are often larger than life, quick witted and charming. They tend to be very courageous and confident but this can sometimes come across as brutish. They are very strong-willed which may intimidate others.
Years: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Traits: Snakes are the most psychic of the Chinese zodiac. Their minds and senses are constantly “on”. They tend to be very wise and often deep in thought. They are reliable and loyal – but they never, ever forget a slight or a betrayal. Snakes can also be ruthless and relentless.
Years: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Traits: Horse people are independent, intelligent and have a great work ethic. They can be fickle but can be confided in. Horses can be vain and forgetful – but tasks they do carry out are completed to perfection.
Years: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Traits: Goats are compassionate, empathetic and generous – but are quietly very strong people. However, they can be naive and unassuming. They tend to be lucky and social – but they don’t like to be the centre of attention. They can be pessimists and they tend to focus on the worst case scenario.
Years: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Traits: Monkeys are clever with a great sense of humour. They tend to be charming and confident – but they can be judged as untrustworthy. At their worst, they can be ego-centric.
Years: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Traits: Roosters can be extravagant and they are unafraid to be “different”. They tend to be dreamers who are ahead of their time and very brave. They are lovers of knowledge and confident, but at their worst they can refuse to acknowledge their own shortcomings.
Years: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958
Traits: Dog people are faithful and trustworthy and tend to put the needs of others above their own. They are warm, clever and generous with a strong sense of duty. They can be argumentative and they will attack if hurt.
Years: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959
Traits: Pigs are very kind people. They tend to be selfless, courageous and strong – but they can sometimes find themselves taken advantage of. They can be quick tempered but will generally concede to their rival.