Chinese Signs

Chinese Signs

The Year of the Water Rabbit should bring greater stability and a more sensible approach to life. World affairs were very combustible during the Year of the Tiger in 2022. In this Year of Water Rabbit, the tensions will hopefully cool and resolution to conflict achieved. Creative expression, acceptance of oneself and others and reaching out to people across all borders to find the commonality in the human spirit will come in the Year of the Rabbit.

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Enter the Tiger. He’s Greeeaaaaatttttt! and don’t ever forget it. The Tiger has a commanding presence, is graceful and kind, to a certain point and has no problem exchanging pleasantries. But make no mistake. She or he is all business and ready for any adventure. The Tiger year should bring more focus, bravery and daringness. It’s a year when we rush in where angels fear to tread for fear of treading water. What does that mean? It means that sometimes it’s better to move forward than to stand still. The Tiger won’t have anything to do with stagnation. It’s upward and onward mobility for the Tiger in the year of the big striped apex cat!
After a couple of years of wild instability, we ought to (or hopefully should) look forward to a year of greater stability, of righting the ship and of realizations and epiphanies. Rose colored glasses, be gone! Yes, we are all here for a limited time only. But unlike the McRib sandwich, we can make a last difference in our own lives and in the lives of others year round, 24/7. With new U.S. President Joe Biden, a sober, elder statesman Scorpio at the helm of America, goodwill ought to be restored and lasting ties restrengthened. The stern Ox is all or nothing. No time or no room for fair-weather types — the Ox demands full attention and a good, solid, capable effort. This will be a year when things can start to get more stable and on firmer footing. The Ox makes good traction through hard work, determination, focus, resolve and tenaciousness.

The year of the Metal Rat will be a conservative, prudent, practical year in which resourcefulness, resolve and dedication will win favor and rewards. The rat is very conscientious and careful not to waste anything. This will be the year that we finally reign in on wastefulness and excessive consumption. We must protect and share resources in order for Mother Earth to continue to bless us.


Charming and sociable, but a cool cookie. The Rat is comfortable within groups of people, and work well with the public. They are creative and quite smart. They grasp situations quickly and pay attention to details. They take advantage of opportunity, and move towards their mark, but since they cannot resist the chance to move quickly; sometimes they can overstep their boundaries and take on too much at one time.
They are passionate lovers; and their feelings are true.
They are dedicated to their friends and give heartfelt advice and comfort.



The Ox is study and plows the fields alone. They are independent workers and dedicated for the long haul.
They can be loners. Social gatherings are more dutiful than needed.
Family structure is important to the ox. Values and morals are taught. They cherish their private lives and homestead.
The Ox is not usually adventurous. They enjoy their leisure time after the long day; working in their yards, and on projects away from the crowds.
Not the most romantic, but very faithful.



Tigers are passionate, strong, swift, and courageous. They love their freedom and do not do well when stripped of their independence.
They can be quite dominate, and need to feel powerful. Not one that is afraid of meeting a situation head-on.
They can be restless, and need challenges to keep them happy and healthy.
Tigers make excellent friends and long lasting relationships if given their freedom.
They are flirts, but committed to their partners. Parenting is a privilege.



The peaceful little bunny. Usually keeping out of the fight, and at times turning a blind eye to dispute.
Diplomatic, gentle, emotional and sentimental.
They can at times seem rather selfish as they enjoy their own garden. However, they are very sensitive and can be hurt rather easily.
The Rabbit can assess a situation and usually come up with the best strategy. They are innovative and shrewd.
Emotionally based they make tender partners, and seek out a match that offers the same; as well as security.



The dragon is an exceptional sign. Proud, assertive, intelligent, and strong.
However, the other side of the Dragon can be pushy, impulsive, and intolerant.
They breath fire in every direction; for both good and bad. They attract the positive and the attention, and stir up energy!!
They make the point, and make it well, but sometimes lack consultation when needed.
Dedicated workers, and great companions….In for the long haul!!!



This sign can remain still for a long time before it strikes. They know what they want and when they want it. They proceed at their own pace, which can be mis-understood.
They often shed their skins taking and venturing onto something completely new.
They are great at showing off their social side, but tend to enjoy being left alone to evaluate the situation.
They are elegant and refined, passionate, sleek and sexy; but can be jealous and possessive if their rock is overturned on too many occasions.



These people are usually popular, mentally alert, good workers, straight forward and honest.
They seek the challenge; strive for success; in search for freedom. They can gallop off in search of these things.
They do not tire easily, but can shy away if they feel they are being put in their pen too often, and then the open field is too tempting to not run towards.
When they find a partner they are dedicated, and at times can loose their heads in the way of romance; and often make mistakes while finding the right partner.



The sheep (called the Goat at times) go at their own pace. They do not like being rushed or put on the spot.
They are charming, yet hold back their emotions. Lovers of nature and the arts.
They appreciate and need stability and prefer to have people oriented professions.
Well mannered and a bit shy, but readily will lend an ear to a friend.
The Sheep can be easily hurt and can become upset if deceived.
Dedicated to marriage and a friend!!



Witty, clever, inventive, and crafty; and can be a bit of a tease.
These people adapt well with situations and are quick on their feet.
They have the “gift of gab”, are original and lively. Many people feel that the Monkey is intimidating and may shy away, but soon the attraction is made.
The Monkey has many interests which makes them always fit in somewhere.
Not the nine to five type person though; the Monkey needs freedom and a partner that keeps them stimulated.



These people like to strut their feathers. They are flamboyant, and have no hesitation in speaking up when they feel like it.
They are dedicated hard workers, but not fond of repetition.
They enjoy social gatherings and love to put on their best show, as they enjoy being the center of attraction, and their style and charm usually makes that quite possible.
They usually attract a wide variety of mates before settling down with just one; but once they find that perfect match they are dedicated to their partners and make great parents.



The happy cheerful pup..dedicated and honest.
These people have a great sense of justice and fair play. They are loyal and always on alert.
Being that they usually have a watchful eye, many are prone to worry too much. When hurt or deceived they tend to gnaw at the details. But, eventually they pull it together and move forward with a playful gate.
Dog people can have a bit of a temper, but their bark is worse than their bite.
They are dedicated to companionship and and are faithful for life.



Pig people are honest, kind, generous and funny.
They have a great sense of humor and love to wallop in the mud.
They love their homes and are quite content keeping house.
They are steady, patient, and great at organizing both their jobs, money, and family life.
They are trustworthy and warm. They enjoy a good friend, good food, good sex, good book, and just plain enjoy life.
Their day is their play pen and they enjoy the moment!!




The year of the Earth Pig offered some stability after a few tumultuous years. It was the year that reality finally hit U.S. President Donald Trump. It was a year of chivalry, kindnesses, friendly banter and it was full on indulgences, small and great. Oink oink.

The Year of the Earth Dog was a time of stability and rationality. After a few tumultuous years, the capable, efficient and determined Earth Dog showed us all that with focus and concentration we can do all things. The showman Donald Trump, a Gemini born in the Year of the Dog, embodies this sign’s hard working spirit and no-nonsense approach. Mr. Trump didn’t conduct himself in a more presidential manner than he did in the braggadocious, proud, boastful Year of the Rooster. The Year of the Dog demonstrated that with patience and resolve we can make a lasting difference. Cooperation was key because dogs are pack animals. We need others to succeed in life.  


The flamboyant, boastful, proud year of the Rooster is one that has brought us the showman business impresario Donald Trump as U.S. president. Sometimes image is everything. Trump, an astrological Gemini Dog, has never been averse to hard work and determination. In fact, he is a noted workaholic. The Rooster is showy, boastful, efficient, hard working, determined and critical. Trump’s hubris is in prime spotlight in this Year of the Rooster. Let’s hope sabres stay rattling and that the opening salvo is not one that brings about lasting conflict. For fear of not appearing as a paper tiger in a year of epic bluffing, perhaps those with power will take matters to a new level by taking the first shot. Let’s hope that the Rooster’s penchant for self-preservation and resolve will be the main motivators in this tumultuous yet somehow rewarding year. The Rooster is up early, pecks hard all day repetitively with a resolve that always sees its goals ultimately accomplished.


052b9dc0ed1a56b3df6346c9d6802eaa2016 was the Year of the Monkey. It was a crafty, talkative year in which we shared and exchanged information. Cleverness and ingenuity were rewarded. The monkey is a free spirit and doesn’t take much too seriously or negatively. The Monkey is a problem solver and a diplomat. 


sheepThe Year of the Wood (not woolen) Sheep was an artistically-inclined year of creation. Those who are self-sacrificing and kind were popular. Good old fashioned kindness, fairness and good presentation won you admiration.


New_Year_wallpapers_2014_beautiful_picture_with_a_gray_horse_047765_The year of the gallant Wood Horse featured new advances in technology and communication and the year moved swiftly. This wasn’t a year for procrastination. It was all about striking while the proverbial iron was hot and racing towards opportunities as soon as they presented themselves. It was fast-packed, fun, efficient, opportunity-filled year; it was not all sunshine and roses, though, as it did feature its rude awakenings. There was no longer denying certain truths. Truth can be a bitter horse pill to swallow.

 2013The Year of the tenacious Water Snake left many of us feeling battered and bruised. There were many changes in 2013. People come and go in each year but there was some air on finality to the Year of the Snake. We licked our wounds, cut our loses, held our heads high and hobbled into 2014. We were reminded that the only victories worth celebrating are those that took extraordinary efforts to attain.


redKnow your Chinese sign. Together, with the knowledge of both your Western sun sign and Chinese lunar sign you’ll get a balanced look into what potentially makes you tick. For entertainment purposes, only.  Don’t be surprised if this form of “entertainment” enthralls you more than anything. It’s all about you.

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