Chinese astrology has become one of the aspects that most people have a fascination for nowadays. As we all know, this has been going on since the ancient times, and has been rooted on early myths and legends.
The concept of the twelve animal signs works hand in hand with the five elements and forms a cycle of sixty years. The animals represent the years that people are born. Chinese astrology believes that the characteristics of these animals are given to the people who are born in the years that they represent.
As how all stories go, there are existing tales which govern the twelve animals of the zodiac. Probably the most famous is about the invitation of these animals to a race. The first twelve beings that will finish the race will be rewarded with a spot in zodiac.
The animals that came first in the race are the rat, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and lastly, the pig.
The first animal in Chinese astrology is the rat. Individuals who are born under the Rat sign are considered to be inventive, charming and intelligent but they can be very extravagant. People who are born under this sign are compatible with people born under the signs of Dragon, Monkey and Ox.
The Ox is the second animal in Chinese astrology. Like people born under the Rat sign, those who are born in the Ox are intelligent and patient. They are also born leaders, but they may be stubborn at times.
They will get along well with those born in the year of the Snake, Rat and Rooster. The persons born in the year of the Tiger are known to possess bravery and sensitivity.
However, they can have a short temper and they also have a tendency to be very suspicious. They can easily get along with people born under the sign of Pig and Sheep.
People born under the Chinese astrology sign of the Dragon show utmost perseverance and passion, but like the tiger, they are known to be quick-tempered and stubborn. They get along with those who are born under the sign of the Monkey.
People born under the sign of the Snake are also very passionate and intense in everything that they do. However, they can be very selfish and vain. Individuals who are born under the Ox and Rooster sign will get along with these people.
People who have the Horse as their sign are very intuitive and cheerful, but they can be attention-grabbers. They can get along well with the Dog and Tiger signs. The person born under the Sheep sign have a more subdued characteristic. They are introverts but very creative. They work well with people who have the Rabbit and the Pig sign.
Individuals born under the year of the Monkey are very smart and creative. People who are born under the Rat sign will enjoy their companionship. Those who are born under the year of the Rooster have self-confidence, but they can be very disappointed whenever they are not successful.
They get along with people born with the Snake and Ox sign. Those who are born under the Dog sign are deep thinkers and get along with those who have the Horse and Tiger sign. And lastly, people who are born under the sign of the Pig are very amiable and gallant. They work well with those who are born under the Rabbit and Sheep signs.