The zodiac sign you commonly associate yourself with is probably one of the common sun signs like Virgo, Aries, or Gemini, however that doesn't give you the whole story. There is also your moon sign which gives you more insight into your personality, but even then there is still one other big way that the stars can help explain your life to you.
The Chinese zodiac signs don't follow the same time periods as the more familiar zodiac signs, and instead go by year. There are still twelve symbols that represent the people who fall under them, but first you need to know which one you are.
There are some variations on the starting dates of the signs because they follow the Chinese New Year schedule, but for the most part you can find your sign by just checking your birth year. Once you know what year you were born in you will be able to uncover a whole other level of your personality.
Years Born: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
You are quick-witted and ambitious, which means that you are capable of accomplishing your goals quicker than most. You are charismatic and smart, but at times can get stubborn, and you tend to have a bit of a weakness for gossip.
Years Born: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
You are always calm in the face of stress, and honest with those around you. You are reliable in all situations and loyal to those you trust. However, you can be a little bit narrow-minded and believe that your option is always the best and only option, and will get impatient when others try to convince you otherwise.
Years Born: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
You have so much passion for the things you love that it makes others envious. You have an enthusiastic and optimistic outlook on life that others have a hard time matching. However, this passion can turn you into a hotheaded and dissident person if things don't go your way.
Years Born: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
You can be incredibly kind and sensitive to those around you, and are able to pick up on their needs easily. However, you can get a little bit possessive, and often use manipulation to get people to do what they want.
Years Born: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
You stand out as an original but still manage to adapt to your surroundings when needed. You are resourceful and always capable of coming up with a solution, but sometimes you can be seen as bossy and critical of those around you.
Years Born: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
You are insightful and compassionate, but at the same time incredibly independent. You may be kind to others, but you like to maintain a certain level of space because of your distrust of others.
Years Born: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
You are witty and cheerful, which makes you the lucky owner of a magnetic personality that is enduring to those around you. However, you have some selfish tendencies that make you a little bit too vain at times.
Goat (Also called Sheep)
Years Born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
You are social and charismatic, making you extremely popular. You value harmony and are often polite. You do have a tendency to be a little bit unrealistic in your expectations and can be pessimistic about the results.
Years Born: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
You are not only resourceful, but your methods of problem solving are nothing short of genius. People wonder how your mind works the way that it does, and you can credit your incredible imagination for its help. Because your mind is moving so quickly, you can get a little bit restless and mischievous while you try to occupy your mind.
Years born: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
You are responsible and protective of the people around you, and courageous when it comes to trying new things. However, your opinionated attitude and blunt delivery can be a lot to take for those who are sensitive.
Years Born: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
You are loyal and generous with your time and energy, and are pleasant to be around. You are easygoing and reliable, making you a great friend. You do however, have anxious tendencies and can get frantic about the smallest thing.
Years Born: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
You are never judgmental of those around you, and are trusting and kind to the people in your life. You enjoy the finer things in life and you never bother hiding who you are, even when you are at your most superficial or self-indulgent.