Last Updated: 18th November, 2020

Chinese New Year Animals

Chinese New Year brings along with it fun, joy and merriment along with it. With a twelve year circle in the Chinese calendar, the main trait of the Chinese New year is that it names each of those twelve years after an animal. The Chinese New year animals bring along different characteristics with it in each of those years. As per the Chinese myth the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has extreme influences on his or her behavior.

The first of the twelve Chinese New Year animals is the Rat, followed by Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year getting linked to different animals, got different traits of these twelve animals.


Chinese New Year Animal - Ox
  • The year 2021 is the year of the Ox. The Ox person symbolizes prosperity and diligence. They are very focused in their life and strive to achieve their goals.

  • They achieve significant progress in career. The person born during this year is the luckiest sign of the 12 Chinese zodiacs.

  • The Ox person is systematic, patient and prefers to stick to routine and conventions. Sometimes the ox person can act terribly naive and act pretentious about the affairs of heart.

  • They always manage to make significant progress in career. A person born under this sun sign enjoy good health, but in general, it's all favorable.


Chinese New Year Animal - Rat
  • Rat is the first animal in Chinese zodiac signs.

  • The charm of the rat is known universally.

  • They easily get along with everyone and diligent. They give their hundred percent to succeed in life.

  • They are lucky in the area of love, health and career.

  • The end of the year is supposedly the best time for them embark on nee business ventures. The Rat person has to be alert for the opportunities coming in their life.


Chinese New Year Animal - Pig
  • The person born under the zodiac sign of the boar signify that they are simple, honest and hard working. They are steady towards their goals and strive to achieve them. Once the task is given, the board person with all his strength completes it.

  • They might get off to a slow start, but the speed up later for more and better opportunities. The Pig could hardly make significant advancement in career in Ox year.

  • The Boar persons are realistic, simplistic and come across as down-to-the earth person without any pretension and inhibitions. They avoid getting involved into arguments and confrontations.


Chinese New Year Animal - Dog
  • The Dog symbolizes intelligence and honesty.

  • They are the most liked zodiac sign of the Chinese cycle. They are loyal and have deep loyalty and a passion for justice.

  • They enjoy the pink of health and great career growth.

  • On the career front, good luck pushes to a higher position and achieves bigger success.

  • The Dog person is never afraid of hardships. They have strong patience and achieve success in life.


Chinese New Year Animal - Rooster
  • The rooster are the most good looking and handsome of all in the Chinese cycle.

  • They are systematic in all their tasks and prefer to perform their work neatly.

  • They are happy-go-lucky kind of personality.

  • They are interested in impressing others with their knowledge and share it with others.

  • The rooster person can always be seen smiling, enjoying and amusing.


Chinese New Year Animal - Monkey
  • The Monkey person is the improviser and the motivator.

  • They are extremely talented and master the craft of performing anything under the sun.

  • They master of whatever they choose to do in life.

  • The weakness of the Monkey person is that they want to be superior in every field and if someone proceeds ahead of them, then they suffer from the inferiority complex.


Tiger Chinese New Year Animal
  • The tiger is the symbol of fierceness, power and daring. There's not an unlucky star that can destroy the Tiger's life. Once they word hard, they manages to reach the spotlight

  • But on the downside, people born under this sun sign can ruin things in their life due to their quick-tempered nature.

  • The tiger person is sincere, affectionate and generous towards their loved ones.


Chinese New Year Animal - Rabbit
  • The Rabbit is associated with new beginnings.

  • They enjoy good luck in the areas of love area, health and wealth.

  • They make significant progress in their career and are recognized and rewarded for their rewarded by their superior or boss.

  • The rabbit person is talented in art' and gentle and caring towards friends. The single Rabbit can expect lucrative opportunities.

  • Those born under this zodiac sign are gracious, cultures and sensitive. They are artistic, reserved and extremely lucky.


Chinese New Year Animal - Dragon
  • The strong lucky stars shine upon the Dragon.

  • They live a wonderful life and work hard on everything. They do extremely well in their career because of the strong will power and achieve great progress in their career.

  • In China, the dragon symbolizes the Emperor or male.

  • The Emperor represents power and people born under this zodiac sign are the guardian of wealth and power. It is one of the most prosperous out of 12 zodiac sun signs.


Chinese New Year Animal - Snake
  • The snake person is the deepest thinker of the Chinese cycle.

  • They are blessed with the inborn wisdom and make the right decision in their life.

  • The Snake person is soft-spoken, cultures and graceful. They make slow and steady progress in their life. Their list of artistic talent is long and gravitate other to the finer things.


  • The Horse person is cheerful, full of life and popular. They are always brimming with energy and happiness. A Horse person doesn't like monotony in their life.

  • They are adventures and don't hesitate in trying something new in their life.

  • Those born under the Horse zodiac sun sign symbolize vivaciousness, energy and magnetism.

  • The Horse person believes in striving hard to reach their goals. They are physically active and skillful in business.


Chinese New Year Animal - Sheep
  • The Sheep is the most feminine sign of all the 122 Chinese zodiac sign.

  • The person born under this zodiac sign are righteous sincere and diligent.

  • They have an artistic inclination and very creative in their approach towards work.

  • They face obstacles on their path on their way to success.

  • They shine in their chosen career and accomplish their goals. They are open indeed and don't like restrictions. The Sheep person believes in living life in their own terms and conditions.

Zodiac Animal Personality Traits

Zodiac AnimalRecent YearsPersonality Traits
Rat1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020Quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind
Ox1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021Diligent, dependable, strong, determined
Tiger1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022Brave, confident, competitive
Rabbit1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023Quiet, elegant, kind, responsible
Dragon1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic
Snake1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025Enigmatic, intelligent, wise
Horse1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026Animated, active, energetic
Goat1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027Calm, gentle, sympathetic
Monkey1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028Sharp, smart, curiosity
Rooster1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029Observant, hardworking, courageous
Dog1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030Lovely, honest, prudent
Pig1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031Compassionate, generous, diligent