With the Chinese New Year starting today through February 19th, some people may be unfamiliar with the animals used. There are actually twelve Chinese zodiac animals that are used to represent the years for more than 2,000 years now. The zodiac signs are an important part of Chinese culture because they “can be used to determine your fortune for the year, marriage compatibility, career fit, best times to have a baby, and so much more.”
For 2019, it’s the year of the Pig! We also thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss the zodiacs of two other animals, with the Year of the Horse most recently in 2014 and the Year of the Rooster in 2017.
Year of the Pig- 2019
If you’re born during the Year of the Pig, you are blessed with good fortune and have a lovely personality. You also enjoy your life and tend to be diligent, compassionate, and generous.
Year of the Rooster- 2017
If your birth year is a rooster, you are a hard worker, strong, and observant. ChineseNewYear.Net explains how 2018 was a difficult year for Roosters so 2019 will be a more comfortable year with fewer demands and more relaxation.
Year of the Horse- 2014
Someone who is born during the Year of the Horse is a free spirit. You’re active, independent, and warm-hearted, as “2019 reveals that a bright star shall shine upon you.”
After learning about the personalities of three of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals, maybe you will want to learn what zodiac animal matches your birth year so we have a chart below. It’s even easy to embrace your zodiac sign with simple décor like the decorative pieces shown above. Also, if you happen to be celebrating the Chinese New Year, enjoy!