2022 – the Wild Boar/Pig

The wild boar  / Pig

Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Pig include 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043…

As the last sign of the Chinese zodiac, Pig represents wealth and luck from the ancient times. It is docile, has no plan to harm others, and can bring affluence to people. And its chubby faces and large ears also win the affection of people. However, pig sometimes is not thought to be a smart animal in China as it likes sleeping and eating and becomes fat, and thus it also features laziness and clumsiness.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Hai
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Shui (Water)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the year of the pig are always hardworking and sincere and never presumptuous. This makes it easy for pigs to gain the trust of others. Her compassionate and sincere personality makes her happy to be of assistance to others at any time, which leads to them making lots of good friends. The pronounced sense of responsibility also lets pig people spare no effort at work.

Pigs may be a little realistic and emotional, and difficult for them to spot lies and so easily be fooled by bad people.

 Strengthen: Hardworking, sincere, positive, responsible, compassionate, generous Weaknesses: easily influenced, realistic, emotional, indulgent

2022 – the Rooster

The rooster    

Rooster ranks tenth among twelve Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…

Back in ancient times when there was no alarm clock, rooster played an important role of waking people up. Thus the first symbolic meaning of Chinese zodiac Rooster sign is punctuality. Besides, it was believed by ancient people that its crow and blood could dispel evil spirits, and that’s why rooster is also the embodiment of good luck.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: You 酉
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Metal (Jin)
Yin Yang: Yin

Because of their outing personality, Rooster Chinese are good at making friends or adapting to new surroundings. If there is a tricky problem, don’t give up so quickly, but try everything to solve it. Since they cannot bear to lag behind others, self improvement is an important part of their life.

However, as the name suggests, Rooster people tend to be cocky or even arrogant at times. Your need for attention can make others feel uncomfortable. Lack of patience could be another problem.

Strengths: Open-minded, humorous, independent, smart
Weaknesses: Impatient, boastful, selfish

2022 – the Monkey

The monkey   

Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…

The monkey is a clever, lively, and witty animal. Because of a lot of similarities to humans, the monkey is admired by people in many cultures and Chinese culture is no exception. In traditional Chinese culture, monkey has been considered a mascot to pray for the luck of official career as it pronounces the same with the Chinese character for “marquis (hou)” in ancient times. In some west areas of China, monkey is also believed to be able to protect little babies from evil spirits.

The most famous monkey in China is the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) born from a stone who is intelligent, brave, rebellious, and talented. Some similar personalities may present in people born in the Year of the Monkey, who tend to be lively, quick witted, righteous, brave, and humorous.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)
Yin Yang: Yang

People born in the Chinese zodiac sign Monkey are born with brilliant minds. Not only are they intelligent, clever, and always valued by teachers and parents throughout their youth, but they also have a strong body that will make them perform well in an organisation, and they tend to be great leaders than anyone else. At work, they show initiative and have the courage to face new challenges. In life, they are helpful and humorous enough to be preferred by people.

However, boasting can prevent them from achieving great success and they need more patience. Too many opportunistic behaviours can also affect other people’s impressions.

Strengths: Active, quick-witted, smart, humorous, sociable, capable, courageous, fair
Weaknesses: Show off, tricky, opportunistic, impatient, boastful

2022 – the Goat/Sheep

The sheep /goat

Sheep / Goat is the eighth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Sheep include 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051…

Sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people like most. It is docile, mellow, and timid. The white cute creature often reminds people of beautiful things. In Chinese culture, the sheep is considered auspicious since long time ago and it was often used to offer sacrifices and pray for good fortune. It was also once served as currency in ancient times, and thus the sheep represents rich and lucky.

People born in the Year of the Sheep are gentle, calm, and decent, while sometimes they can be naive and emotional.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Tu (Earth)
Yin Yang: Yin

Of all 12 Chinese zodiac signs, the sheep is the gentlest and softest. The mild sheep seldom lose control of others or become very aggressive. You care about other people’s feelings and never intend to hurt people. Her righteous personality also makes her compassionate enough to understand other people’s problems from different perspectives, especially her friends and loved ones.

However, at times they can be very passive and tend to be pessimistic about seeing bad aspects of things, which means they need strong support and enough understanding from their friends. They also remain vigilant when strangers enter their domains.

Strengths: gentle, personable, calm, creative, imaginative, sociable and considerate

Weaknesses: negative, hesitant, impractical and sometimes stubborn

2022 – the Horse

The horse  

The Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026…

The horse was the most frequent transport means in ancient society and it is considered as No. 1 of the most important 6 animals in China. They are strong, powerful and elegant animals. In Chinese culture, horses are always the representative of heroes and talents. People born in the Year of the Horse will share some similarities with the horse and thus they are brave, strong, talented, and independent. The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), symbolising enthusiasm and energy, which entitles the Horse people energetic and enthusiastic character.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang

Compared to other zodiac signs, people with the Chinese zodiac sign Horse are livelier, more energetic, more courageous and more enthusiastic about people and life. However, they are not good at hiding emotions, and their feelings are easily shown on the face. But that doesn’t change their huge popularity with the people, and no wonder most of them enjoy participating in social activities.

Another character of the horse is that he has a keen eye and shows strong logical thinking, which makes it easy for him to discover the essence through the phenomena and to be considerate enough to take care of other people’s emotions.

Strengths: Inspired, happy, talented, empathetic, intelligent and popular in social circles
Weaknesses: Too ambitious, too confident and sometimes too demanding

2022 – The Snake

The snake  

Snake is the sixth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. The years of the Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037…

Snake carries the meanings of malevolence, cattiness, mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In most cases, this animal is considered evil and the elongated legless body always scares people. However, in ancient Chinese traditions, the snake once presented a venerated image and it is one of the earliest totems of Chinese nations. Chinese mother goddess Nüwa who said to have created humanity has the body of a snake and the head of a human. The Chinese dragon also has a snake body. Today, in some places in China, people still believe that a snake found in their courtyard can bring good luck.

People born in the Year of the Snake are considered rational, calm, thoughtful, and loyal to the loved ones.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Si
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the years of the serpent easily attract others for their mysterious character and graceful demeanor. They are calm and thorough and can always carry out a plan from start to finish. Once in a dilemma, the snake can be someone who drives people to come out of the forest. They also have a strong sense of responsibility and a clear goal that will help them reach the peak of their careers.

The snakes are typical deep thinkers who are astute and skeptical of everything. In the love aspect, the snakes are devoted lovers who will not fall in love with anyone else.

Strengths: Calm, talented, humble, empathetic, intelligent and have a lot of inspirations.
Weaknesses: Indifferent, skeptical, possessive and stubborn