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Chinese New Year Signs

chinese new year party supplies wholesaleThe Chinese New Year starts on January 23rd, 2012. This will be the Year of the Dragon (so long Year of the Rabbit 2011).

The Chinese New Year symbols and zodiac are always fun to read about, so check out the information Wikipedia has to offer. As far figuring out your sign, Holy Mountain Trading Company has a great break down of Chinese New Year Signs. that we've recreated for you below.

What's Your Chinese New Year Sign?

The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs (each with its associated Earthly branch) in order and their characteristics.

  1. Rat – (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, tenacious, intense, meticulous, charismatic, sensitive, intellectual, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, and shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, envious, mendacious, venal, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, and scheming.
  2. Ox – (Water buffalo in Vietnam) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): Dependable, ambitious, calm, methodical, born leader, patient, hardworking, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, dogmatic, hot-tempered, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
  3. Tiger – (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody.
  4. Rabbit – (Cat in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.
  5. Dragon – (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal. Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.
  6. Snake – (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, suffocating, cold.
  7. Horse –(Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.
  8. Sheep – (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, mothering, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, weak-willed.
  9. Monkey – (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious.
  10. Rooster – (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.
  11. Dog – (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
  12. Pig –(Boar in Japan and Elephant in Northern Thailand) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): Honest, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naïve, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.
1948 10 February 1948 - 28 January 1949 Rat Earth
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1949 29 January 1949 - 16 February 1950 Ox Earth
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1950 17 February 1950 - 5 February 1951 Tiger Metal
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1951 6 February 1951 - 26 January 1952 Rabbit Metal
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1952 27 January 1952 - 13 February 1953 Dragon Water
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1953 14 February 1953 - 2 February 1954 Snake Water
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1954 3 February 1954 - 16 February 1955 Horse Wood
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1955 24 January 1955 - 11 February 1956 Sheep Wood
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1956 12 February 1956 - 30 January 1957 Monkey Fire
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1957 31 January 1957 - 17 February 1958 Rooster Fire
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1958 18 February 1958 - 7 February 1959 Dog Earth
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1959 8 February 1959 - 27 January 1960 Pig Earth
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1960 28 January 1960 - 14 February 1961 Rat Metal
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1961 15 February 1961 - 4 February 1962 Ox Metal
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1962 5 February 1962 - 24 January 1963 Tiger Water
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1963 25 January 1963 - 12 February 1964 Rabbit Water
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1964 13 February 1964 - 1 February 1965 Dragon Wood
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1965 2 February 1965 - 20 January 1966 Snake Wood
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1966 21 January 1966 - 8 February 1967 Horse Fire
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1967 9 February 1967 - 29 January 1968 Sheep Fire
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1968 30 January 1968 - 16 February 1969 Monkey Earth
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1969 17 February 1969 - 5 February 1970 Rooster Earth
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1970 6 February 1970 - 26 January 1971 Dog Metal
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1971 27 January 1971 - 15 January 1972 Pig Metal
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1972 16 January 1972 - 2 February 1973 Rat Water
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1973 3 February 1973 - 22 January 1974 Ox Water
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1974 23 January 1974 - 10 February 1975 Tiger Wood
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1975 11 February 1975 - 30 January 1976 Rabbit Wood
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1976 31 January 1976 - 17 February 1977 Dragon Fire
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1977 18 February 1977 - 6 February 1978 Snake Fire
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1978 7 February 1978 - 27 January 1979 Horse Earth
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1979 28 January 1979 - 15 February 1980 Sheep Earth
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1980 16 February 1980 - 4 February 1981 Monkey Metal
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1981 5 February 1981 - 24 January 1982 Rooster Metal
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1982 25 January 1982 - 12 February 1983 Dog Water
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1983 13 February 1983 - 1 February 1984 Pig Water
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1984 2 February 1984 - 19 February 1985 Rat Wood
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1985 20 February 1985 - 8 February 1986 Ox Wood
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1986 9 February 1986 - 28 January 1987 Tiger Fire
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1987 29 January 1987 - 16 February 1988 Rabbit Fire
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1988 17 February 1988 - 5 February 1989 Dragon Earth
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1989 6 February 1989 - 26 January 1990 Snake Earth
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1990 27 January 1990 - 14 February 1991 Horse Metal
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1991 15 February 1991 - 3 February 1992 Sheep Metal
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1992 4 February 1992 - 22 January 1993 Monkey Water
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1993 23 January 1993 - 9 February 1994 Rooster Water
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1994 10 February 1994 - 30 January 1995 Dog Wood
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1995 31 January 1995 - 18 February 1996 Pig Wood
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1996 19 February 1996 - 7 February 1997 Rat Fire
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1997 8 February 1997 - 27 January 1998 Ox Fire
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1998 28 January 1998 - 15 February 1999 Tiger Earth
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1999 16 February 1999 - 4 February 2000 Rabbit Earth
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2000 5 February 2000 - 23 January 2001 Dragon Metal
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2001 24 January 2001 - 11 February 2002 Snake Metal
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2002 12 February 2002 - 31 January 2003 Horse Water
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2003 1 February 2003 - 21 January 2004 Sheep Water
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2004 22 January 2004 - 8 February 2005 Monkey Wood
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2005 9 February 2005 - 28 January 2006 Rooster Wood
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2006 29 January 2006 - 17 February 2007 Dog Fire
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2007 18 February 2007 - 6 February 2008 Pig Fire
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2008 7 February 2008 - 25 January 2009 Rat Earth
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2009 26 January 2009 - 13 February 2010 Ox Earth
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2010 14 February 2010 - 2 February 2011 Tiger Metal
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2011 3 February 2011 - 22 January 2012 Rabbit Metal
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2012 23 January 2012 - 9 February 2013 Dragon Water
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2013 10 February 2013 - 30 January 2014 Snake Water
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2014 31 January 2014 - 18 February 2015 Horse Wood
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2015 19 February 2015 - 7 February 2016 Sheep Wood
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2016 8 February 2016 - 27 January 2017 Monkey Fire
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2017 28 January 2017 - 15 February 2018 Rooster Fire
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2018 16 February 2018 - 4 February 2019 Dog Earth
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2019 5 February 2019 - 24 January 2020 Pig Earth
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