A Chart That Explains the Compatibility Between Chinese Zodiac Signs

Chinese Astrology Compatibility
In the Chinese astrology, zodiac signs are represented by twelve animals. Similar to western astrology, some signs are very compatible with each other while some are not. Buzzle provides a zodiac chart depicting compatibility between all 12 signs.
Ancient Chinese astrology was based on the lunisolar calendar. According to it, the new year begins somewhere between late January and early February. One of the major differences between Chinese and western astrology is that in Chinese astrology, the 12 signs are equal to 12 years (and not months). Therefore, an entire year is represented by one sign. As the cycle rotates after 12 years, the animals repeat after every 12 years.

The 12 animal signs or Chinese zodiac signs (in order) are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat (sheep), monkey, rooster (cock), dog, and pig (boar).

Now, as the Chinese zodiac animal signs are yearly based, they are easy to figure out. Simply knowing the birth year a person will help in finding out his/her zodiac sign. Take a look at the following chart to know the love compatibility between two signs.

Compatibility Chart

In the following chart, Ra (rat), Ox (ox), Ti (tiger), Rb (rabbit), Dr (dragon), Sn (snake), Ho (horse), Go (goat), Mo (monkey), Ro (rooster), Do (dog), and Pi (pig).

* (where ✔ is compatible, ✘ is incompatible, and = stands for mixed chances)

Ra
Ox
Ti
Rb
Dr
Sn
Ho
Go
Mo
Ro
Do
Pi
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Chinese Astrology Compatibility

Similar to western astrology, the 12 signs are divided into four parts or trines, consisting of 3 animals each. The basic nature of signs belonging to a single trine is similar. All 3 signs of a single trine are very compatible to each other. At the same time, note that a sign can also be compatible to other signs (refer to the chart). Two people are said to be compatible when they have similar or complementing characteristics or traits. Animals that are within 4 years of each other are believed to have similar personalities. It should be noted that the ruling planets and other elements also affect the compatibility between two signs. Wood, fire, Earth, metal, water are the five elements that rule Chinese zodiac signs.

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1st trine (Rat, Dragon, Monkey)

Individuals belonging to these signs are action oriented, aggressive, competitive, intelligent, and powerful. They seek power and make excellent rulers. Relationships with these individuals can be very passionate. When paired with each other, they complement each other beautifully.

The year of Rat falls on 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
The year of Dragon falls on 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
The year of Monkey falls on 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

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2nd trine (Ox, Snake, Rooster)

Individuals belonging to these signs are quite opposite to the group mentioned above. These individuals are calm, modest, and usually are deep thinkers. They are also very patient and have a cautious nature. They have strong opinions. These individuals, when together, form a successful relationship.

The year of Ox falls on 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1997, 2009, 2021
The year of Snake falls on 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
The year of Rooster falls on 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

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3rd trine (Tiger, Horse, Dog)

These individuals are active and down-to-earth. Although independent, they require a constant assurance of support and affection. They can get along extremely well and form a good relationship of any nature. However, they are also very egoistical.

The Year of Tiger falls on 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1960, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
The year of Horse falls on 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
The year of Dog falls on 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

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4th trine (Rabbit, Goat, Pig)

These individuals are gentle and peace-loving. They are sympathetic, cooperative, and are more of givers in a relationship. Coupled together, they make great pairs. Sometimes, they may appear very detached and reserved.

The year of Rabbit falls on 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
The year of Sheep falls on 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
The year of Pig falls on 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Astrological compatibility is a very interesting topic. Next time you meet a new person, you may want to check out this chart. However, note that this is not the ultimate guide to determine the fate of a relationship. It provides only a guideline, and not a foolproof formula for relationship compatibility. Several other factors affect human relationships. Lastly, note that a lot of love and understanding can make a romantic relationship work and last forever. Good luck!
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