hour, month, year — birth frames,
even elements sway — but
I’m not that simple
After yesterday’s post and comments, I thought some readers might be curious about their Chinese zodiac sign. So I’ve strayed from haiku to give a little fun reading.
These 12 animals represent the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac. Chinese New Year begins sometime in January-February, so if your birthday is in one of those months, you’ll need to visit one of the sites below for a more accurate zodiac assignment.
from Chinese Today.com
|Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044…||RAT/MICE: You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.|
|Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045…||OX/BUFFALO: A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The Buffalo would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.|
|Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046…||TIGER: You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a “Hothead” or rebel. Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador.|
|Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047…||RABBIT: You are the kind of person that people like to be around affectionate, obliging, and always pleasant. You have a tendency, though, to get too sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious and conservative, you are successful in business but would also make a good lawyer, diplomat, or actor.|
|Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048…||DRAGON: Full of vitality and enthusiasm, the Dragon is a popular individual even with the reputation for being foolhardy and a “big mouth” at times. You are intelligent, gifted, and a perfectionist but these qualities make you unduly demanding on others. You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest, or politician.|
|Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049…||SNAKE: Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller.|
|Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050…||HORSE: Your capacity for hard work is amazing. You are your own person-very independent. While intelligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Your sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician.|
|Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051…||SHEEP/GOAT: Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be charming company. You are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things. Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts. You would be best as an actor, gardener, or beachcomber.|
|Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052…||MONKEY: You are a very intelligent and a very clever wit. Because of your extraordinary nature and magnetic personality, you are always well-liked. The Monkey, however, must guard against being an opportunist and distrustful of other people. Your sign promises success in any field you try.|
|Born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053…||ROOSTER: The Rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision-making often speaking his mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser, and extravagant to an extreme. Born under this sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner, publicist, soldier or world traveler.|
|Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054…||DOG: The Dog will never let you down. Born under this sign you are honest, and faithful to those you love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to be a fault finder, however. You would make an excellent business person, activist, teacher, or secret agent.|
|Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055…||PIG: You are a splendid companion, an intellectual with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant, and honest but by expecting the same from others, you are incredibly naïve. Your quest for material goods could be your downfall. The Pig would be best in the arts as an entertainer, or possible a lawyer.|
Like all horoscopes, the interpretations are varied (and more complex if you want to really dig into them), so if you don’t like what you see here, try some of these sites.
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