It's the Year of the Horse - which animal are you?

Friday 31 January is Chinese New Year, a great opportunity to explore festivals in different cultures with your DC.

Discover whether you're a horse (meaning 2014 is your year), snake, dragon, rabbit, tiger, ox, rat, pig, dog, rooster, monkey or sheep - and what this might say about you...

 

Chinese zodiac horseHorse

Those born in: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942 and 1930

Best matched with: Tiger, dog, sheep

Characteristics: Hard-working, self-reliant, charismatic, rebellious, adventurous

 

Chinese zodiac snakeSnake

Those born in: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929

Best matched with: Ox, rooster

Characteristics: Enterprising, sympathetic, jealous, intuitive

 

Chinese zodiac dragonDragon

Those born in: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928

Best matched with: Rat, snake, monkey, rooster

Characteristics: Hot-headed, enthusiastic, confident, aggressive, courageous, tenacious

 

Chinese zodiac rabbitRabbit

Those born in: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927

Best matched with: sheep, dog, pig

Characteristics: Ambitious, kind, stylish, wise, cautious, romantic

 

Chinese zodiac tigerTiger

Those born in: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926

Best matched with: Horse, dragon, dog

Characteristics: Commanding, exasperating, noble, affectionate, loyal, unpredictable

 

Chinese zodiac oxOx

Those born in: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925

Best matched with: Rat, snake, rooster

Characteristics: Self-assured, patient, stubborn, dogmatic, thoughtful

 

Chinese zodiac ratRat

Those born in: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924

Best matched with: Dragon, monkey, ox

Characteristics: Industrious, loving, trustworthy, restless, organised

 

Chinese zodiac pigPig

Those born in: 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923

Best matched with: Rabbit, sheep

Characteristics: Tolerant, idealistic, caring, polite

 

Chinese zodiac dogDog

Those born in: 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922

Best matched with: Horse, tiger, rabbit

Characteristics: Faithful, retiring, anxious, judgemental, honourable, reliable

 

Chinese zodiac roosterRooster

Those born in: 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921

Best matched with: Ox, snake, dragon

Characteristics: Sociable, accomplished, well-dressed, shrewd, daring, outspoken, practical

 

Chinese zodiac monkeyMonkey

Those born in: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932 and 1920.

Best matched with: Dragon, rat

Characteristics: Charming, inventive, energetic, diplomatic, fickle, passionate

 

Chinese zodiac sheepSheep (/ram/goat)

Those born in: 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931 and 1919.

Best matched with: Rabbit, pig, horse

Characteristics: Artistic, sensitive, innocent, insecure, dreamy

 

As the Chinese calendar is lunar, these are not exact - if your birthday is in January or early February, have a look at the animal for the year before.

 

Last updated: 31-Jan-2014 at 10:15 AM