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Your Chinese Zodiac Animal

by Merepatra

The Chinese Zodiac plays a part in Emperor. Players select their zodiac animals before playing and each game year is represented by a different zodiac animal. If you hold a New Year's Festival in your selected animal's year you will receive a choice of special bonuses or a gift.

The lunar calendar has a sixty year cycle. In the Chinese horoscope, the five basic elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, which make up all matter, are combined with the twelve animal signs of Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig to form the sixty year cycle. One's Chinese horoscope is based on which lunar year in this sixty year cycle one was born To discover your zodiac animal and element find your birth date in the list below.


Rat

The Rat is hard working and thrifty, sometimes even stingy, but Rats also like to spend money on themselves. The opposite sex finds them attractive, and in love, the Rat is very generous. Rats are usually timid, but they can also become angry quickly. They are open and honest, but do like to gossip. Rats are opportunists who are quick to seize the advantage in a situation.

31 Jan 1900 to 18 Feb 1901 Metal,  18 Feb 1912 to 5 Feb 1913 Water,
5 Feb 1924 to 24 Jan 1925 Wood,   24 Jan 1936 to 10 Feb 1937 Fire,
10 Feb1948 to 28 Jan 1949 Earth,  28 Jan 1960 to 14 Feb 1961 Metal,
15 Feb1972 to 2 Feb 1973 Water,  2 Feb 1984 to 19 Feb 1985 Wood


Ox

The Ox likes an ordered and calm life, has strong organizational skills and is usually professionally successful. The Ox is normally gentle and outgoing and attractive to the opposite sex. The placid appearance of the Ox, however, often conceals a stubborn temper that is easily aroused and hard to calm. The Ox is always aware of the problems and sorrows of the world and always trying to find solutions.

19 Feb 1901 to 7 Feb 1902 Metal,  6 Feb 1913 to 25 Jan 1914 Water,
25 Jan 1925 to 12 Feb 1926 Wood,  11 Feb 1937 to 30 Jan 1938 Fire,
29 Jan 1949 to 16 Feb 1950 Earth,  15 Feb 1961 to 4 Feb 1962 Metal,
3 Feb 1973 to 22 Jan 1974 Water,  20 Feb 1985 to 8 Feb 1986 Wood


Tiger

Tigers are usually brave, powerful, strong and stubborn. They are born leaders, but do not make good followers and like to see every job they start through to the end. Tigers care deeply about the feelings of loved ones and friends, but often conceal their own feelings. They are usually respected, but not always understood.

8 Feb 1902 to 28 Jan 1903 Water,  26 Jan 1914 to 13 Feb 1915 Wood,
13 Feb 1926 to 1 Feb 1927 Fire,  31 Jan 1938 to 18 Feb 1939 Earth,
17 Feb 1950 to 5 Feb 1951 Metal,  5 Feb 1962 to 24 Jan 1963 Water,
23 Jan 1974 to 10 Feb 1975 Wood,  9 Feb 1986 to 28 Jan 1987 Fire


Rabbit

Rabbits are happy and optimistic and are full of youthful energy. They are peacemakers who like to create a friendly atmosphere wherever they are. Rabbits care about clothes, food, and their surroundings in general. Rabbits can be moody and even arrogant occasionally, but they are clever and fortunate and lead peaceful lives.

29 Jan 1903 to 15 Feb 1904 Water,  14 Feb 1915 to 2 Feb 1916 Wood,
2 Feb 1927 to 22 Jan 1928 Fire,  19 Feb 1939 to 7 Feb 1940 Earth,
9 Feb 1951 to 26 Jan 1952 Metal,  25 Jan 1963 to 12 Feb 1964 Water,
11 Feb 1975 to 30 Jan 1976 Wood,  29 Jan 1987 to 16 Feb 1988 Fire


Dragon

The Dragon is generally regarded as the most fortunate of the zodiac signs, and during a Dragon Year, the Chinese birth rate soars. The Dragon is strong, energetic and authoritative; they are also, however, unpredictable and often eccentric. Dragons can be stubborn and selfish, but also have a strong moral code. They are usually successful in anything they undertake and lucky in love.

16 Feb 1904 to 3 Feb 1905 Wood,  3 Feb 1916 to 22 Jan 1917 Fire,
23 Jan 1928 to 9 Feb 1929 Earth,  8 Feb 1940 to 26 Jan 1941 Metal,
27 Jan 1952 to 13 Feb 1953 Water,  13 Feb 1964 to 1 Feb 1965 Wood,
31 Jan 1976 to 17 Feb 1977 Fire,  17 Feb 1988 to 5 Feb 1989 Earth


Snake

Snakes are sensitive, but decisive, and good at long-term friendships though they may often prefer staying home to socialising. Snakes are normally wise, intelligent and kind. Once offended, however, the Snake will always seek revenge. Snakes are attractive to the opposite sex, but do not make the most faithful marriage partners. They prefer their own judgement to taking advice from others and can be proud and arrogant though always willing to help those in need.

4 Feb 1905 to 24 Jan 1906 Wood,  23 Jan 1917 to 10 Feb 1918 Fire,
10 Feb 1929 to 29 Jan 1930 Earth,  27 Jan 1941 to 14 Feb 1942 Metal,
14 Feb 1953 to 2 Feb 1954 Water,  2 Feb 1965 to 20 Jan 1966 Wood,
18 Feb 1977 to 6 Feb 1978 Fire,  6 Feb 1989 to 26 Jan 1990 Earth


Horse

Horses are independent, self-confident and popular. Horses can be a bit vain, but they know how to enjoy and make the most of life and its pleasures. They have strong leadership qualities and are often skilled orators. Impatience, temper, and ambition are their weak points.

25 Jan 1906 to 12 Feb 1907 Fire,  11 Feb 1918 to 31 Jan 1919 Earth,
30 Jan 1930 to 16 Feb 1931 Metal,  15 Feb 1942 to 4 Feb 1943 Water,
3 Feb 1954 to 23 Jan 1955 Wood,  21 Jan 1966 to 8 Feb 1967 Fire,
7 Feb 1978 to 27 Jan 1979 Earth,  27 Jan 1990 to 14 Feb 1991 Metal


Ram

Rams are the gentlest and most peaceful of the zodiac animals. They can be shy and uncertain and enjoy a simple life. They are interested in spiritual things and often are strong believers in religion. Rams are artistic, often are day-dreamers and may respond well to having someone to protect and guide them throughout life.

13 Feb 1907 to 1 Feb 1908 Fire,  1 Feb 1919 to 19 Feb 1920 Earth,
17 Feb 1931 to 5 Feb 1932 Metal,  5 Feb 1943 to 24 Jan 1944 Water,
24 Jan 1955 to 11 Feb 1956 Wood,  9 Feb 1967 to 28 Jan 1968 Fire,
28 Jan 1979 to 15 Feb 1980 Earth,  15 Feb 1991 to 3 Feb 1992 Metal


Monkey

Monkeys are the most active of the zodiac animals. They are intelligent, clever, and great problem-solvers. They are warm-hearted, but can be cunning and manipulative sometimes. Monkeys tend to be self-centered and often arrogant. Monkeys find it difficult to settle down with just one partner, but once a commitment is made, they are loyal.

2 Feb 1908 to 21 Jan 1909 Earth,  20 Feb 1920 to 7 Feb 1921 Metal,
6 Feb 1932 to 25 Jan 1933 Water,  25 Jan 1944 to 12 Feb 1945 Wood,
12 Feb 1956 to 30 Jan 1957 Fire,  29 Jan 1968 to 16 Feb 1969 Earth,
16 Feb 1980 to 4 Feb 1981 Metal,  4 Feb 1992 to 22 Jan 1993 Water


Rooster

The Rooster is intelligent, honest, and intuitive. They enjoy being the center of attention, are straightforward and rarely accept the advice of others. Roosters are good at financial management. In marriage, they are responsible and dedicated.

22 Jan 1909 to 9 Feb 1910 Earth,  8 Feb 1921 to 27 Jan 1922 Metal,
26 Jan 1933 to 13 Feb 1934 Water,  13 Feb 1945 to 1 Feb 1946 Wood,
31 Jan 1957 to 15 Feb 1958 Fire,  17 Feb 1969 to 6 Feb 1970 Earth,
5 Feb 1981 to 24 Jan 1982 Metal,  23 Jan 1993 to 9 Feb 1994 Water


Dog

Dogs are intelligent, responsible, and fair. They are totally loyal and trustworthy as friends. Dogs are emotional, but often have difficulty expressing their feelings and therefore often give the impression of being cold and aloof. They are suited for positions requiring a high degree of integrity as well as intelligence

10 Feb 1910 to 29 Jan 1911 Metal,  28 Jan 1922 to 15 Feb 1923 Water,
14 Feb 1934 to 3 Feb 1935 Wood,  2 Feb 1946 to 21 Jan 1947 Fire,
16 Feb 1958 to 7 Feb 1959 Earth,  7 Feb 1970 to 26 Jan 1971 Metal,
25 Jan 1982 to 12 Feb 1983 Water,  10 Feb 1994 to 30 Jan 1995 Wood


Pig

Pigs are affectionate, hard-working, brave, kind and innocent. They are always willing to help others and of all the animals, the Pig probably suffers most and may be treated badly. Pigs are talented and clever and love reading and learning. They make wonderful marriage partners.

30 Jan 1911 to 17 Feb 1912 Metal,  16 Feb 1923 to 4 Feb 1924 Water,
4 Feb 1935 to 23 Jan 1936 Wood,  22 Jan 1947 to 9 Feb 1948 Fire,
8 Feb 1959 to 27 Jan 1960 Earth,  27 Jan 1971 to 14 Feb 1972 Metal,
13 Feb 1983 to 1 Feb 1984 Water,  31 Jan 1995 to 18 Feb 1996 Wood