The Chinese Zodiac


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Do you know your Chinese sign! Do you know your Chinese animal and your personality traits! Who you are compatible with? Have fun finding out...

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The Chinese Zodiac

  1. 1. Chinese Zodiac
  2. 2. Presentations for clients This is an example of a presentation I made for a client. If you want something like this, please do contact me. Thanks Piers Midwinter
  3. 3. What is your Chinese year sign? Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
  4. 4. The Chinese Zodiac • This is a 12-year cycle. • Each year is named after one of 12 animals. • Each animal has a different personality and has different characteristics.
  5. 5. The Chinese Zodiac • Many people believe that the animal is the main factor in someone’s life • It gives them successes and happiness etc. • Each person has three animals assigned to them: an outer animal, inner animal and a secret animal.
  6. 6. The Rat • Forthright, meticulous, charismatic, disciplined, charming, eloquent, sociable, systematic, hard working, industrious and shrewd. • Can be manipulative, vindictive, selfish, difficult & critical etc.
  7. 7. The Rat • People born in this Year are one of the most industrious and hardest working in the zodiac • Most compatible with: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
  8. 8. The Ox • Supremely self-assured, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. • Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
  9. 9. The Ox • Ox people are generally good with their hands. They have good leadership abilities are often successful as doctors or surgeons, construction managers, army generals or business leaders. • Ox are most compatible with: Rat, Snake, Rooster
  10. 10. The Tiger • Colourful, daring, powerful, vigorous, passionate, sincere, impulsive, stimulating, affectionate, humanitarian & generous. • Can be unpredictable, quicktempered, rebellious, restless, reckless, impatient, obstinate & selfish.
  11. 11. The Tiger • Tigers show natural leadership ability, but often prefer to work alone. They are good business managers, social activists, explorers or travel writers • Tigers are most compatible with: Horse, Dragon, Dog
  12. 12. The Rabbit • Gracious, kind, sensitive, amiable, elegant, tender, reserved, cautious, astute, artistic, thorough, selfassured & compassionate. • Can be detached, lazy, superficial, moody, selfindulgent & opportunistic
  13. 13. The Rabbit • They remain cool and collected. They can be relied upon for extreme tact in delicate business dealings • Rabbits are most compatible with: Sheep, Dog, Pig
  14. 14. The Dragon • Stately, vigorous, strong, selfassured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, loyal, ambitious & generous. • Can be arrogant, eccentric, tyrannical, impulsive, lustful, demanding, pompous, pretentious, prejudiced, dogmatic & over-bearing etc.
  15. 15. The Dragon • Dragons are often a shining success at whatever field they choose. • Dragons are most compatible with: Rat, Snake, Monkey, Rooster
  16. 16. The Snake • Wise, mystic, graceful, softspoken, sensual, creative, shrewd, ambitious, prudent, elegant, strong, cautious, responsible, calm & purposeful. • Can be loner, hedonistic, bad communicator, possessive, distrustful & dishonest.
  17. 17. The Snake • Snakes command respect for their accomplishments and can enjoy great success as private investigators, bankers, teachers, writers or philosophers. • Snakes are most compatible with: Ox, Rooster
  18. 18. The Horse • Happy, popular, quickwitted, intelligent, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile, astute, attractive, flexible & open-minded. • Can be fickle, rude, arrogant, anxious, gullible & stubborn.
  19. 19. The Horse • Horses are well suited to careers as adventurers, poets, travel writers or politicians. • Horses are most compatible with: Tiger, Dog and Sheep
  20. 20. The Ram • Righteous, creative, sincere, mothering, sympathetic, mildmannered, peaceful, compassionate, understanding, artistic, determined, generous & wanting security. • Can be moody, over-passive, pessimistic, indecisive, oversensitive & a complainer.
  21. 21. The Ram • Rams have great success as artists, actors, designers and in creative professions • Rams are most compatible with: Rabbit, Pig, Horse
  22. 22. The Monkey • Inventor, motivator, quick-witted, inquisitive, objective, innovative, improviser, flexible, problem solver, sociable, polite, self-assured, dignified, competitive, factual & intellectual. • Can be egotistical, vain, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, cunning, selfish, jealous, manipulative & suspicious.
  23. 23. The Monkey • Monkeys often enjoy luck and in whatever career they choose. They excel as troubleshooters, scientists, researchers or inventors. • Monkeys are compatible with: Dragon, Rat.
  24. 24. The Rooster • Focused, alert, neat, organized, self-assured, practical, decisive, conservative, critical, scientific, perfectionist & responsible. • Can be over zealous and critical, egotistical, abrasive, puritanical & opinionated.
  25. 25. The Rooster • Do well as publicists, entertainers or in restaurants. • Roosters are most compatible with: Ox, Snake, Dragon
  26. 26. The Dog • Honest, intelligent, loyal, idealistic, righteous, attractive, amicable, down to earth, sociable, open-minded, moralistic, practical & affectionate. • Can be cynical, dogged, worrier, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, stubborn & argumentative.
  27. 27. The Dog • Excel as effective social activists, teachers, nurses or doctors. • Dogs are most compatible with: Horse, tiger & rabbit
  28. 28. The Pig • Honest, simple, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, gallant, loyal, hardworking, trusting, scrupulous, understanding, thoughtful, passionate, calm & intelligent. • Can be naive, fatalistic, selfindulgent, over-reliant, gullible & materialistic.
  29. 29. The Pig • Pigs are trusted associates in any career they choose and often shine as entertainers, social activists or politicians. Pigs are most compatible with: Rabbit, Sheep
  30. 30. The Outer Animal • This is what most Westerners associate with Chinese Astrology. It is the animal assigned to all persons born within any given year. • The Outer Animal is the most superficial element of the zodiac. it is simply the way that you appear to others. Rat Feb 02 1984 - Feb 19 1985 Ox Feb 20 1985 - Feb 08 1986 Tiger Feb 09 1986 - Jan 28 1987 Rabbit Jan 29 1987 - Feb 16 1988 Dragon Feb 17 1988 - Feb 05 1989 Snake Feb 06 1989 - Jan 26 1990 Horse Jan 27 1990 - Feb 14 1991
  31. 31. The Inner Animal • An individual's monthly animal sign is called their inner animal • It is associated with what motivates a person. This sign dictates the person's love life and inner persona. It indicates a love compatibility. Feb 04 - Mar 05 Mar 06 - Apr 04 Apr 05 - May 04 May 05 - June 05 Jun 06 - Jul 06 Jul 07 - Aug 06 Aug 07 - Sep 07 Sep 08 - Oct 07 Oct 08 - Nov 06 Nov 07 - Dec 06 Dec 07 - Jan 05 Jan 06 - Feb 03 1st - 寅 Tiger 2nd - 卯 Rabbit 3rd - 辰 Dragon 4th - 巳 Snake 5th - 午 Horse 6th - 未 Ram 7th - 申 Monkey 8th - 酉 Rooster 9th - 戌 Dog 10th - 亥 Pig 11th - 子 Rat 12th - 丑 Ox
  32. 32. The Secret Animal • The secret animal is thought to be a person’s truest representation • This animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour. 11:00am - 01:00am 子 rat 01:00am- 03:00am 丑 ox 03:00am - 05:00am 寅 tiger 05:00am - 07:00am 卯 rabbit 07:00am - 09:00am 辰 dragon 09:00am - 11:00am 巳 snake 11:00am - 1:00pm 午 horse 1:00pm - 3:00pm 未 Ram 3:00pm - 5:00pm 申 monkey 5:00pm - 7:00pm 酉 rooster 7:00pm- 9:00pm 戌 dog 9:00pm - 11:00pm 亥 boar
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