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The Animals of the Chinese Zodiac

The 12-animal, 12-year cycle of the Chinese Astrological Calendar

 

MetPet.com Staff Writer

As legend has it, one day, some time long ago the animals began to quarrel as to who would hold the first position in the 12-year cycle of the calendar.  Hearing their quarrel, the Jade Emperor, the Master of Heaven, decreed that all the animals should race across the river.  The positions they would occupy would be decided by the order of their finish. 

The animals, exhibiting the characteristics humans ascribe to them, began by quarreling, arguing and jockeying for position.  At the banks of the river, the small, intelligent and rather sneaky Rat hopped a ride on the back of the Ox.  On the opposite bank, the Rat jumped off and finished first.

Apparently the Tiger also tried to hitch a ride on the Ox's back but was pushed off by said Rat.  Year and years later cats are still trying to get back at the original Rat by chasing all rats. 

The final order was as follows:

Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. 

People who are born 12, 24, 36, 48, etc. years apart share the same animal sign and, therefore, the same personal characteristics.  Knowing a person's animal sign is also a way to figure out their age.
 

YEAR Animal YEAR Animal YEAR Animal
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999

Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
 
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
YEAR Animal YEAR Animal YEAR Animal
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Ram
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
YEAR Animal YEAR Animal YEAR Animal
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
Horse
Ram
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
 
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