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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 challengers

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 individualists

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 actions.
The thinkers

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 peacekeepers

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.