According to the Chinese astrology your personality are depending
on which year you are born. Each year is dedicated to a certain sign –
an animal - according to a predetermined pattern, and then starts all
The Chinese astrology uses the period of the moon. Each period contains
twelve months, plus an additional month every thirteenth period, which
means that the Chinese New Year never falls on the same day. If you born
in January or February you should check which sign you belong to!
If you are born around the Chinese New Year you will have qualities from
two animals. Your main animal are however the latest year's.
According to Buddhists faith Buddha invited all animals on a New Year's
party - but only twelve showed up. Of gratitude Buddha gave each one of
the animals a year of its own. People that are born a given year will
have the qualities that are typical for that animal. Since the rat came
first, the first year was the rat's, followed by oxen, the tiger, the
hare, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster,
the dog and at last the pig.