Fun with Chinese Astrology
The Four Major Groups of Amiability
The Chinese Zodiac wheel has 12 animals in their order of
appearance in the Chinese calendar, starting with the rat and followed
by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster,
dog and boar.
These animal signs are further divided into four major groups (of
three animals each) of amiability. People born under these signs are
believed to have similar personalities and outlooks in life. Therefore, they are assumed to be able to get along well with each other. Below are examples of how the relationship works:
The rat, the monkey, the dragon
If you are born in the year of the rat, you will need a dragon’s
confidence. However, those who are dragons need the rat’s opportunistic
character and cunningness of the monkey because dragons tend to be
stubborn. On the other hand, people born in the year of the monkey
needs the rat’s cleverness or a dragon’s zeal. Anyone born in these
years are spirited, optimistic and strong-minded individuals.
The horse, the dog, the tiger
If you are born in the year of the horse, you are a planner who
needs a dog’s willpower to plod on or a tiger to spur you on. On the
other hand, the horse is also impatient and needs the serenity a dog
can offer or the adventures that the tiger entices. A tiger’s
fierceness needs a dog’s amicability. Anyone born in these years are
likely to be mavericks, emotional, ethical, and impulsive in their
The snake, the rooster, the ox
If you are born in the year of the ox, you are firm and might
need the rooster’s showiness or the snake’s attraction and tact. On the
other hand, the rooster’s frankness needs a little of the snake’s
slyness and the ox’s steadiness. Anyone born in these years are likely
to be practical people, self-possessed and persistent.
The rabbit, the sheep, the boar
If you are born in the year of the rabbit, you are shrewd and
would be able to curb the sheep’s charity-giving to any sob stories.
The sheep also relies on the rabbit’s priorities in life. The rabbit is
also the strategist and needs the boar’s force and the sheep’s mild
approach. Anyone born in these years are supportive, inconspicuous
people who are perceptive and compassionate.