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 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

2022 – The Dragon

The dragon 

Dragon is the fifth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Dragon include 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024…

Chinese Dragon is de facto an imaginary animal, also the only fictitious creature in the 12 zodiac animals, which is composed of 9 animals, including the body of a snake, the horns of a deer, the head of an ox, the mouth of a crocodile, the claws of an eagle, and the scales of a fish. The Dragon enjoys a very high reputation in Chinese culture and it represents auspiciousness and imperial power since ancient times.

Chinese people regard themselves as descendants of the Chinese dragon and emperors entitled themselves exclusively as the ‘dragon’. It is the token of authority, dignity, honour, success, luck, and capacity

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

Most people born in the year of the dragon are full of fighting spirit and strength. They are charismatic, attract many followers and, of course, their talented leadership skills convince any subordinate. The dragons may look indifferent, but they are indeed chivalrous and always think of others.

But the dragon’s pride can bring prejudice, and it’s also a little difficult for them to have the willpower to persevere. If you want to achieve top performance and great success, the further development of willpower is essential.

Strengths: Determined, ambitious, independent, energetic, sincere and very popular with friends.

Weaknesses: Giving up easily, little willpower and unwilling to admit mistakes.

2022 – The Rabbit

The rabbit 

Rabbit ranks fourth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. The Years of the Rabbit include 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023…

For Chinese people, the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope and life for a long time. It is tender and lovely. The moon goddess Chang’e in the Chinese legend has a rabbit as her pet, which stimulates the thought that only this creature is amiable enough to match her noble beauty. Another way of saying is that the Rabbit is the incarnation of the moon goddess per se and it is always a symbol of pureness and auspiciousness.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are gentle and approachable. They have a decent, noble and elegant manner.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Mao
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Mu (Wood)
Yin Yang: Yin

People born in the rabbit years tend to have some of the characteristics of the real rabbit, who are mostly calm but are also quick to react when needed. In general, the rabbits are positive, gentle, and elegant. They love freedom, but once they set goals they just march forward without the distraction. They are also self-disciplined, the typical type of people who are strict with themselves but tolerant of others.

Although they look mild and soft, the rabbits are actually vigilant to strangers and outsiders. You do not trust others easily and are hardly fooled by others. However, they have polite manners in their social environment.

Strengths: Optimistic, amiable, generous, kind-hearted, funny & attentive
Weaknesses: A little vain, emotionally unstable, slightly satisfied with the status quo

2022 – The Ox

The ox  

2021 is the Year of the Ox according to Chinese zodiac. This is a Year of Metal Ox, starting from Feb. 12, 2021 and lasting to Jan. 31, 2022. Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033…

Oxen used to be capable farming tools in an agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence, and honesty. In Chinese culture, Ox is a faithful friend that made great contributions to the development of the society. Like the ox, people born in the Year of the Ox are industrious, cautious, hold their faith firmly, and always glad to offer help.

It is said that Ox ranks the second among the Chinese zodiacs because it helped the Rat but was later tricked by it. The myth goes that the Jade Emperor declared the order of zodiac signs would be based on the arrival orders of 12 animals. Ox could have arrived the first but it kindly gave a ride to Rat. However, when arriving, Rat just jumped to the terminus ahead of Ox, and thus Ox lost the first place

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

The loyal character of people born in the Chinese zodiac sign of Ox will help them gain the trust of their guides and friends. They also have the knack for being leaders and are good at management, but maybe a little strict. Oxen like routines and respect traditional ideas by doing things one step at a time. Perseverance makes most of them tireless workers.

They are likely homemade and insist that everyone do there part without interfering with the work of others. Although Oxen is a little conservative, they always try to be just and fair, whether in life or at work, and they never let people down.

Strengths: Loyal, honest, responsible, hardworking, logical
Weaknesses: Less talkative, conservative, stubborn, overly cautious

2022 – The Rat

The rat

Wherever there are people there are rats. The rats have strong adaptability and survivability. For people born in the year of the Rat, they are vigorous and able to adapt to different circumstances. You are smart and hardworking, you set yourself clear goals in your career and life and you have the irrepressible will to realize them step by step. The cautious rat people pay attention to thrift and thrift. They lead stable and prosperous lives in general, and even better after middle age. They are wonderful friends and partners because the cheerful and carefree personalities do them well at livening up the mood at parties or other social venues. Sometimes impulsive, but her good self-control always pulls her back into the past.

Strengths: adaptable, quick-witted, optimistic, considerate, versatile, sociable
Weaknesses: shy, stubborn, picky, lack of persistence, self-centered

Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032…

An interesting Chinese legend about the ranking of the Rat goes that the Chinese supreme deity Jade Emperor held a birthday party and would decide the order of the zodiac animals according to their arrival times. Originally, the hardworking Ox departed early and should be the first one to reach. However, the Rat hid in the Ox’s ear and jumped down when arriving, occupying the first place. Thus the Rat had since been the No. 1 in the 12-year cycle and represents spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, and flexibility.

What’s more, the vitality of the Rat including the high fertility and high survival rate also makes it a lucky sign for couples hoping to conceive.

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