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Chinese New Year

2021 is the year of the Ox!

Happy Chinese New Year! Learn more about the Chinese zodiac signs and discover what your sign is below.



The Chinese zodiac signs are a repeating cycle of 12 years. Each year is represented by an animal and its presumed attributes. In Chinese, the zodiac signs are called shengxiao; meaning ‘born resembling’ indicating how people born in a given year are believed to have similar personalities to animal of the year. The cycle of the 12 signs are based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

The year of the Ox starts February 12., 2021 and ends February 1. 2022. Read about your sign below.

Year of the Ox 1925,1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021


Born in the year of the Ox, you are most likely a hard worker. Oxes are known to be diligent, dependable, strong and determined. They often enjoy great success. Oxes aren't very romantic, but they are patient and respectfull. Ox people are not good at communicating with others, so they prefer less social interaction, but they highly value their friends.

Best relationship compatibility: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
Lucky numbers: 1, 4
Lucky colours: white, yellow, green

Year of the Tiger 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010


Brave and confident is the people of the Tiger. They are charming and well-liked, but as they are independent people they are not too good at coordinating in social situations and usually stick to a few close friends.

Tigers are stubborn and sometimes a little too reckless and bold, but they never go back on their word.

Best relationship compatibility: Dragon, Horse, Pig
Lucky numbers: 1, 3, 4
Lucky colours: blue, grey, orange

Year of the Rabbit 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011


People born in the year of the Rabbit are viewed upon as quiet, gentle and polite. They are intelligent, patient and stylish. Their sense of responsibility and attention to detail leads to success in their work life. They take love seriously and do not fall for someone easily. If they find the right person, they'll love them to eternity.

Best relationship compatibility: Rat, Goat, Monkey, Dog, Pig
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6
Lucky colours: red, pink, purple, blue

Year of the Dragon 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012


Born in the year of the Dragon you are perceived as confident, intelligent and full of adventure and romance. Dragon people are mysterious but also infamous for being hotheaded. They may seem lazy and afraid of commitment, but when they commit, it is their intention for it to last. They are usually warm and giving towards their loved ones.

Best relationship compatibility: Rat, Tiger, Snake
Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky colours: Gold, silver, light grey

Year of the Snake 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013


Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. On the outside, they may seem cold but, deep inside, they are warm and enthusiastic. Snakes are devoted and determined and are usually regarded as great thinkers.
Snake people keepa small circle of friends, but will share everything with those close. They are easily jealous and even obsessive.

Best relationship compatibility: Dragon, Rooster
Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9
Lucky colours: black, red, yellow

Year of the Horse 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014


Those born in the year of the Horse have a pleasant and easy-going disposition. They are very easy to get along with and they have the ability to easily put others at ease and love to be in a crowd - the center of attention, and attend all kinds of social occasions. They can seem a little self-centered, but it doesn't mean that they aren’t interested in others' problems.

Best relationship compatibility: Tiger, Goat
Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky colurs: Yellow, green

Year of the Goat 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015


Born in the year of the Goat you have a kind and gentle heart. Goats are shy, stable, and have a strong sense of and justice. They are very considerate of others, but they will always form their own opinions.
Goats rarely share their personal business. They have few friends, but work hard for love and their friendships are peaceful and fulfilling.

Best relationship compatibility: Rabbit, Horse, Pig
Lucky numbers: 2, 7
Lucky colours: Brown, red, purple

Year of the Monkey 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016


People born in the year of the Monkey are witty. They have attractive personalities, but their curiosity, and cleverness can make them quite naughty.
Monkey people are social, laidback people. They do not settle down easy as they get easily bored. Thus, when finding the right partner, they commit with heart, body and soul.

Best relationship compatibility: Ox, Rabbit
Lucky numbers: 4, 9
Lucky colours: White, blue, gold

Year of the Rooster 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017


People born in the year of the Rooster are known to be amusing and popular among crowds. They have a good intuition, are confident, skillfull and have high intelligence. Rosters are loyal and make great friends. They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion. Some might find them annoying as they tend to brag about their accomplishments.

Best relationship compatibility: Ox, Snake
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, 8
Lucky colours: Gold, brown, yellow

Year of the Dog 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018


Born in the year of the Dog you are honest, conservative and full of justice. Dog people are loyal and rarely break rules, which makes them highly valued at their place of work.
Dogs wish to live peacefully with their family. They are helpful and faithful and would rather suffer a loss than make trouble for others.

Best relationship compatibility: Rabbit
Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky colours: Red, green, purple

Year of the Pig 1935, 1947, 1958, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019


The diligent and generous people born in the year of the Pig think logically and have no trouble fixing whatever problems they encounter. They are calm and handle things properly and with responsibility. Pigs are not good communicators, but they are kind and able to provide for the family. Their only obvious fault is that they lose their temper easily.

Best relationship compatibility: Goat, Tiger, Rabbit
Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8
Lucky colours: Yellow, grey, brown, gold

Year of the Rat 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020


The Rat is the first in the Chinese zodiac cycle. People born in the year of the Rat are perceived as kind, smart, witty, resourceful and versatile people. Rats also have a strong curiosity, why they tend to try their hands at anything and handle most tasks skillfully. Rats are very active and enjoy being social, but on their own terms.

Best relationship compatibility: Ox, Dragon, Rabbit
Lucky numbers: 2, 3
Lucky colors: Blue, gold, green