Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Chinese Zodiac

Looking to the Chinese calendar, this year is year for animal called OX. What is Ox ? Ox is animal looks like cow, buffalo, or bull. Maybe all are in the same class animal hehe.. There is 12 animals in the 12 year cycle which is following to this order rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Last year was rat (2008) and now is Ox (2009) and when 2019 the year animal will be pig.

By the way, why there is no cat in the list of the animal. (cat.. meow.. meow..) . According to the Chinese legend, these 12 animals argue that who would be the first animal in 12-year cycle. Then, the God decided to hold contest which the animal must cross the river. The first one will be on the chart then follow by other animal to finish the contest.

Nah…where is the story for the cat…? Hehe... There is lots of different story; this rat is given a task to invite animals to report to the Jade Emperor for a banquet to be selected in zodiac sign. Cat was a good friend to rat, but rat playing some tricks to make cat believe that banquet was a next day. Then the cat sleep and thinking that it was the next day. When the cat found out, hehe… cat vowed to be rat’s natural enemy for ages to come. Haha.. so pity for this cat but other source of story said the rat kick or push the cat down into the river during the contest of cross river.

What is your Chinese zodiac animal? Try see this picture and figure out which one is yours..



In order to determine your personality, one of them is using this Chinese zodiac which is based on Luna calendar. In order to determine what is your personality and it is based what year you born. Try read this I get from the Chinese zodiac website.

RAT
People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and charisma. They are perfectionists and work very hard to achieve their goals. They are very thrifty with money yet like to acquire many possessions. They get angry easily and love to gossip. They have high ambitions and are quite often very successful. They are most compatible with people born in the years of the Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.


OX/BULL/COW
People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, quiet yet inspire confidence in others. They are eccentric and temperamental. They speak little but when they do they are quite articulate. Mentally and physically alert, they are generally easy-going but can be very stubborn and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people.



TIGER
People born the Year of the Tiger are deep thinkers, very sensitive and can have great sympathy for others. They are powerful and courageous. However, they can be extremely short-tempered and don’t respond to authority, especially if it’s from older people. They are sometimes indecisive and have poor judgment. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dragons, and Dogs.


RABBIT/HARE
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. They are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. They are clever at business and often make the correct choices. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog. You also like Squirrel Fishing.

DRAGON
People born in the Year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered, and stubborn. They are also honest, sensitive, brave, and they inspire confidence and trust in others. They are the most eccentric of any in the eastern zodiac. They never borrow money, are very straight forwarded and tend to be soft hearted which sometimes gives others an advantage over them. They are compatible with Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, and Roosters.


SNAKE/SERPENT
People born in the Year of the Snake are emotionally and spiritually deep. They say little yet possess great wisdom. Snake people are often selfish and vain yet can show tremendous sympathy for others. They tend to rely on themselves because they have serious doubts about other people’s judgment. They hate to fail and are determined in whatever they do. Appearing calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate creatures. Usually very good-looking in appearance, they sometimes have relationship problems because of it. They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster.

HORSE
People born in the Year of the Horse are very popular. They like to be entertained and like being around large crowds. They are wise, talented, and very good with their hands. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk way too much for their own good. They are very independent and don’t listen to others advice. They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

GOAT/SHEEP/RAM
People born in the Year of Goat are elegant and highly accomplished in the arts. They are wise, gentle, and compassionate On the surface they appear better off than those born in the zodiac's other years but are often shy, pessimistic and often puzzled about life. They are very spiritual yet timid. They are sometimes not well spoken but are always passionate about what they do and what they believe in. Their abilities will always make them prosperous so they are able to enjoy all the comforts of a good life. They are compatible with Rabbits, Pigs, and Horses.

MONKEY
People born in the Year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the zodiac. Clever, skillful, and flexible, they are remarkably inventive, original in thinking, and can solve the most difficult problem with ease. They are sometimes impatient and must do things immediately and if they cannot, they become discouraged and give up easily. Although good at making decisions, they tend to look down on others. Having strong common sense, they have excellent memories and a deep desire for knowledge. They are very strong willed yet do not stay angry long. They are most compatible with the Dragon and Rat.

ROOSTER/COCK
People born in the Year of the Rooster are deep thinkers, very capable and naturally talented. They are very devoted and like to keep busy but are deeply disappointed with personal failure. They can be eccentric resulting in troubled relationships with others. They always think they are right and usually are. Being loners, they sometimes give the outward impression of being adventurous but are actually timid. They can be selfish and too outspoken, but are always interesting and can be extremely brave. They are most compatible with Ox, Snake, and Dragon.

DOG
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They are great leaders, have a deep sense of loyalty, and are honest. They are very trustworthy because they can keep secrets. They can be very selfish and stubborn at times and can be emotionally cold and sometimes distant. They always have money but care very little for wealth. They are easy to criticize other and are noted for their sharp tongues. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

PIG/BOAR
People born in the Year of the Pig are gallant and always give their best effort. They have tremendous fortitude, great honesty, and are very optimistic. They have few friends but the relationships they do have are lifelong. They are extremely loyal so their friendship is very prized by others and they are very kind to love ones. They have a great thirst for knowledge and study a great deal so they are well informed. They are quick tempered yet hate to argue. They are most compatible with Rabbits and Sheep.

Hmm.. When we see all the animals’ dragon should be the 1st right..? Because this animal is super strong and looks cool.. How and why this dragon can be in the 5th place? Why rat can be in the 1st place? Hehe...

7 comments:

mahendra said...

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Agent 001 said...

Well you may be right Dragon should be no 1. My Chinese zodiac sign will be Dragon. I am born in 1988.
You have provided some nice information. Rat was really clever as far as your story goes. He pushed cat into water. This might be the reason why cat chases a rat. Remember Tom $ Jerry Show Ha ha ha. I more thing cats hate water.
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Yusa Indera said...

Hallo Etavasi, I'm little bit confusing about Chinese Zodiac pren.. anyway I got several info from this posting..

alf said...

it's chinese new year once again. kelan ba ang exact date so that we can go to chinatown and enjoy the foodies.

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Raft3r said...

i was born in the year of the dragon!

My Journey said...

hi... etavasi... how are u... i don't know my Ox hehe