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The Chinese Zodiac 1
06/09/2008 13:32:57    Author : ANDY    Browse : 828

The Year Of The Rat

1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.

Those born in the year of the Rat are usually charming, quick-witted and intelligent - even charismatic.  It is a very social sign; Rat people tend to be very talkative and are almost never found sitting quietly on their own.  Be aware, however, that this affable front conceals a secretive, crafty and opportunistic personality.
Rat people are ambitious yet honest, prone to spend freely, seldom make lasting friendships.  They can be quite greedy and calculative.  Being perfectionists they can be difficult to work with, but their considerable talent may be enough to make up for it.  The intrinsic element of this sign is Water, and its direction is north.  The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac and corresponds to western sign of Aquarius.
Lucky Directions:  (Facing) West, South, East
Most Compatible Signs: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
Least Compatible Signs:  Sheep, Horse, Rabbit, Rooster
Lucky Years:  Ox, Dragon, Monkey Years
Unlucky Year:  Horse Year (Opposite)
Colors:  Red, Black, Purple.


The Year of the Ox

1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997

People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people.

Quiet and conservative, reliable and dependable; these are qualities that exemplify the Ox personality.  People born in Ox years are very sure of themselves and are clear about their ambitions and what they want in life.  They are bright, patient, and inspiring to others, and can be happy by themselves. They often rise to positions of authority easily, and make great leaders.  Persistent and hard-working, they can stick to a task longer than most people. 
Usually widely read and possessed of a brilliant intellect, they respect and respond to facts and genuine knowledge.  Although Ox people are not particulary warm or sentimental, they are very caring and protective of their loved ones.  They make outstanding parents.  The intrinsic element of this sign is earth, and its direction is north-northeast.  The Ox is the second sign of the Chinese Zodiac and corresponds to western sign of Taurus.
Lucky Directions:  (Facing) South, East, North
Most Compatible Signs:   Snake, Rooster, Ox
Least Compatible Signs:  Sheep, Dragon, Horse, Dog
Lucky Years:  Snake, Rooster Years
Unlucky Year:  Sheep Year (Opposite)
Colors:  Brown, Earth Shade, Blue.


Year Of The Tiger

1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998

Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great sympathy. They can be extremely short-tempered, however. Other people have great respect for them, but sometimes tiger people come into conflict with older people or those in authority. sometimes Tiger people cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor, hasty decision or a sound decision arrived at too late. They are suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs

The Tiger is one of the most dynamic signs of the Chinese Zodiac.  People born in Tiger years are highly competitive, adventurous, and very confident in their  own abilities - they are the sorts who can, and will, get things done.  Tiger people are aggressive, courageous, candid and sensitive. Their towering passion, ambition and all-or-nothing attitude  can take them all the way to the top in  whatever they endeavour to do.  They crave excitement and get bored easily.
Tigers fiercely stand up for what they believe in and for this, coupled with their courage and dedication, they are respected by both friend and foe.  The intrinsic element of this sign is wood, and its direction is east-northeast.  The Tiger is the third sign of the Chinese Zodiac and corresponds to western sign of Sagittarius.
Lucky Directions:  (Facing) West, North, East
Most Compatible Signs:  Horse, Dog
Least Compatible Signs:  Monkey, Snake, Boar
Lucky Years:  Horse, Dog Years
Unlucky Year: Monkey (Opposite)
Colors:  Yellow, Gold, Orange.


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