Chinese Horoscope

2013 - Year Of The Snake

Chinese Zodiac Horoscope Forecast of Your Life, Love and Fortune.

The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality.The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.

Each of the 12 animals are:

Zodiac Year of Birth
Rat 2008 1996 1984 1972 1960 1948 1936 1924 1912 1900
Ox 2009 1997 1985 1973 1961 1949 1937 1925 1913 1901
Tiger 2010 1998 1986 1974 1962 1950 1938 1926 1914 1902
Rabbit 2011 1999 1987 1975 1963 1951 1939 1927 1915 1903
Dragon 2012 2000 1988 1976 1964 1952 1940 1928 1916 1904
Snake 2013 2001 1989 1977 1965 1953 1941 1929 1917 1905
Horse 2014 2002 1990 1978 1966 1954 1942 1930 1918 1906
Goat 2015 2003 1991 1979 1967 1955 1943 1931 1919 1907
Monkey 2016 2004 1992 1980 1968 1956 1944 1932 1920 1908
Rooster 2017 2005 1993 1981 1969 1957 1945 1933 1921 1909
Dog 2018 2006 1994 1982 1970 1958 1946 1934 1922 1910
Pig 2019 2007 1995 1983 1971 1959 1947 1935 1923 1911

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Chinese Zodiac - Rat

Rats are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the ones they love. However, Rats have a tendency to be quick tempered and overly critical.

At ease with company and groups of people, their intelligence and observation allows them to quickly grasp a situation from multiple perspectives. Rats know how to spot opportunities and seize them, but their opportunism, ambition and restlessness can lead to too many commitments.

Don't be fooled. Although shrewd in business at times, Rats are passionate lovers, with a depth of feeling that is seldom recognized by others.

Occupations That Best Suit The Rat Personality

  • Writer
  • Broadcaster
  • Actor
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Race Car Driver
  • Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Manager
  • Entrepeneur

Interesting Rat Facts

Zodiac Stone: Garnet

Special Flower: Narcissus

Best Hours: 11pm - 1am

Season: Winter

Horoscope Colours: Black, White and Purple

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Chinese Zodiac - Ox

Born leaders, Ox people inspire confidence from all those around them. They are conservative, methodical, and good with their hands

However, they can be at times chauvinistic and demanding. In fact, the strength of an Ox person comes out in great shows of determination, obstinance, and defense for what they believe in. Although they enjoy their private life and doing things on their own, Oxen are strong, dutiful and reliable.

They construct firm bonds with their home and family, and while not the most romantic of the animals, Oxen make affectionate, faithful partners and lovers.

Occupations That Best Suit The Ox Personality

  • Painter
  • Mechanic
  • Architect
  • Farmer
  • Army Officer
  • Banker
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Archaeologist
  • Manager
  • Engineer

Interesting Ox Facts

Zodiac Stone: Aquamarine

Special Flower: Carnation

Best Hours: 1am - 3am

Season: Winter

Horoscope Colours: Green, Yellow and Black

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Chinese Zodiac - Tiger

Tigers are sensitive, emotional and capable of great love. They are extremely competitive, especially when it boils down to honor or protecting the ones they love.

They need independence but love to dominate. This strong sense of dignity, coupled with their eagerness to face challenges, make them natural (although difficult) leaders. Always restless and alert, they aren't afraid to go for what they want.

Tigers make honest, generous friends and passionate lovers. In turn, they expect others to be honest with them, but criticism or disapproval gets them depressed. Still, Tigers always bounce back to face new challenges and take bigger chances.

Occupations That Best Suit The Tiger Personality

  • Lecturer
  • Pilot
  • Writer
  • Matador
  • Explorer
  • Race Car Driver
  • Politician
  • Missionary
  • Actor
  • Musician

Interesting Tiger Facts

Zodiac Stone: Sapphire

Special Flower: Violet

Best Hours: 3am - 5am

Season: Winter

Horoscope Colours: Green, Blue and Yellow

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Chinese Zodiac - Rabbit

Rabbits are people everyone likes to be around -- Affectionate, obliging, and pleasant. However, can get too sentimental and sometimes seem superficial. They keep out of disputes, even if they have to turn a blind eye.

Rabbits are emotional and even selfish when it comes to enjoying themselves, but they would never deliberately hurt anyone. Even though they seem quiet (and even unattentive), their intuition and intelligence gives them the diplomatic skills to distance themselves from bad situations.

Well-groomed, mannered and always fashionable, the Rabbit's conservative exterior hides a love for fun, which catches other people off guard. Rabbits excel at assessing a situation and providing a solution when the time is right. They are sensitive lovers, and seek a partner who can offer security in life.

Occupations That Best Suit The Rabbit Personality

  • Actor
  • Herbalist
  • Judge
  • Diplomat
  • Therapist
  • Writer
  • Opthalmologist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Teacher
  • Administrator

Interesting Rabbit Facts

Zodiac Stone: Stone

Special Flower: Jonquil

Best Hours: 5am - 7am

Season: Spring

Horoscope Colours: Grey and White

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Chinese Zodiac - Dragon

Full of vitality and enthusiasm, Dragons are popular individuals, despite being seen as foolhardy or "big-mouthed" at times. They are intelligent, gifted perfectionists that are demanding of others.

Their intolerance usually causes a stir, but Dragons enjoy attracting attention, and prefer demanding situations to everyday rountines. To Dragons, rules and regulations are made only for others. They live, act, and think big, but their pride and self-confidence can prevent them from accepting help when they need it the most.

Self-reliant and sufficient, they can survive without close relationships, but are energized with companions that share their wavelength.

Occupations That Best Suit The Dragon Personality

  • Computer Analyst
  • Engineer
  • Inventor
  • Psychoanalyst
  • Salesperson
  • Advertising Agent
  • Politician
  • Manager
  • Philosopher
  • Lawyer

Interesting Dragon Facts

Zodiac Stone: Amethyst

Special Flower: Sweet Pea

Best Hours: 7am - 9am

Season: Spring

Horoscope Colours: Black and Gold

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Chinese Zodiac - Snake

Rich in wisdom and charm, Snakes are romantic and deep thinkers. Their intuition guides them strongly. Snakes usually do things at their own pace, and when the moment is right, shed their skin and take up something completely new.

It is for this reason that people avoid Snakes -- They can't handle their mistrust and secretiveness. Although sociable at times, they have a strong desire to be left alone.

Snakes are actually subtle workers -- imperceptibly manuevering and manipulating until they are in the position to get what they want. Attracted to elegant and refined partners, they are deeply jealous and possessive when involved in relationships.

Occupations That Best Suit The Snake Personality

  • Technologist
  • Painter
  • Philosopher
  • Spiritual Leader
  • Sociologist
  • Magician
  • Psychologist
  • Mystic
  • Jeweller
  • Investigator

Interesting Snake Facts

Zodiac Stone: Opal

Special Flower: Passion

Best Hours: 9am - 11am

Season: Spring

Horoscope Colours: Brown, Gold and Green

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Chinese Zodiac - Horse

The capacity for the Horse's hard work is amazing. Horses are their own people -- very independent. While intelligent and friendly, they have a strong streak of selfishness and cunning. and should guard against being egotistical.

Usually lively and popular, they and mentally alert and good with words. Although they enjoy a good challenge and are prepared to devote themselves to success, they have no qualms with running in the opposite direction if they consider their role 'beneath them'. Horses rarely worry about settling down.

Good companions and leaders, they can have fits of stubborness or explosive temper tantrums. They fall in love blindly -- when in love horses tend to lose their head, and are liable to make mistakes before finding the right partner.

Occupations That Best Suit The Horse Personality

  • Translator
  • Athlete
  • Pilot
  • Tour Operator
  • Hotelier
  • Bartender
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Performer
  • Adventurer

Interesting Horse Facts

Zodiac Stone: Golden Topaz

Special Flower: Rose

Best Hours: 11am - 1pm

Season: Summer

Horoscope Colours: Orange, White and Yellow

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Chinese Zodiac - Goat

Except for a knack of always getting off on the wrong foot, Goats can be charming company. Goats sometimes hold back their emotions, and are not fully appreciated for their true nature. Still, they are first to complain about discomfort.

Naturally pessimistic, mild mannered and even shy, the Goat person is a sympathetic voice. Lovers of art and nature, they tend to spoil themselves. Still, they are creative, cultured and well-mannered -- A civilizing influence on others.

Some Goats are timid and easily upset, while others can be adaptable and sure-footed when the need arises. Either way, Goats prefer to live and work with other people, and find emotional satisfaction with partners that provide them security in life.

Occupations That Best Suit The Goat Personality

  • Architect
  • Cartographer
  • Town Planner
  • Art Historian
  • Illustrator
  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Daycare Worker
  • Florist
  • Paediatrition

Interesting Goat Facts

Zodiac Stone: Emerald

Special Flower: Larkspur

Best Hours: 1pm - 3pm

Season: Summer

Horoscope Colours: Green and Blue

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Chinese Zodiac - Monkey

Monkeys are intelligent, witty and possess an overall magnetic personality. They are sociable and easy to communicate with -- Monkeys love to talk. Fast learners and quick on the draw, they can be crafty opportunists, and can adapt to many situations.

Some people love the eccentricity of the Monkey personality; others mistrust their restless, sly, inquistive behaviour. Monkeys indulge in deceit -- just for the stir it causes -- and shrug it off as a joke. Despite an exceptional brightness, they cannot imagine themselves in other people's shoes, rendering them unsympathetic and unintuitive.

Possessing a wide range of interests, Monkeys can perform well in many jobs, but are to restless to work from 9-5. A bit of a tease, Monkeys need partners that can keep them stimulated.

Occupations That Best Suit The Monkey Personality

  • Scientist
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Film Director
  • Jeweller
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Engineer
  • Market Trader

Interesting Monkey Facts

Zodiac Stone: Peridot

Special Flower: Gladiola

Best Hours: 3pm - 5pm

Season: Summer

Horoscope Colours: White, Violet and Green

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Chinese Zodiac - Rooster

Roosters are hard workers; shrewd and definite in their decision making, often speaking their minds. Because of this, Roosters seem to boast. They like to put all their cards on the table and respect those who do the same.

Roosters love to mix socially -- They are dreamers, flashy dressers and extravagant. They love to attract attention and admiration, and and get angry when someone steals the spotlight. Despite being melodramatic, they are exceptionally practical, logical, and have excellent powers of discrimination.

This leaves them with high standards of excellence which at times frustrates others. Although they attract many suitors, they are loyal, levelheaded partners make a commitment.

Occupations That Best Suit The Rooster Personality

  • Actor
  • Dentist
  • Dancer
  • Insurance Agent
  • Opera Singer
  • Armed Forces Personnel
  • Financial Advisor
  • Musician
  • Dancer

Interesting Rooster Facts

Zodiac Stone: Citrine

Special Flower: Aster

Best Hours: 5pm - 7pm

Season: Autumn

Horoscope Colours: Orange and Green

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Chinese Zodiac - Dog

Dogs are naturally honest and faithful to the ones they love. Dogs seem to specialize -- they find an hobby or interest they enjoy and stick to it. Unfortunately, most Dog people are plagued by worry, a sharp tongue, and a tendency to find fault in things.

They have a sense of justice and fair play, and are particularly good at finding logical solutions to problems. As far as Dogs are concerned, it is the people that count. Trustworthy friends and good conversationalists, Dogs have a tendency to hold grudges until appeased.

Despite having a temper at times, they need loving, stable relationships. Once they've found their mate, they are faithful for life.

Occupations That Best Suit The Dog Personality

  • Lawyer
  • Activist
  • Teacher
  • Scientist
  • Secret Agent
  • Priest
  • Psychiatrist
  • Cleric
  • Doctor
  • Politician

Interesting Dog Facts

Zodiac Stone: Diamond

Special Flower: Marigold

Best Hours: 7pm - 9pm

Season: Autumn

Horoscope Colours: Silver and Red

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Chinese Zodiac - Pig

Pigs are splendid companions, intellectuals with a very strong need to set difficult goals and carry them out. They are sincere, tolerant, and honest. By expecting the same from others, they are incredibly naive and sometimes taken advantage of.

Regardless, they seldom hold a grudge. Pigs are exceptionally funny and good-humoured, and will overlook other people's faults for the sake of social harmony. They love their homes, but spend most of their time and energy indulging themselves with the best of everything -- they secretly crave a life of luxury.

Their steadfast, patient nature make them good, amicable organisers, but even Pigs have limits, and their rage is something to behold! When it comes to love, they are true romantics who spend the money for the full nine yards.

Occupations That Best Suit The Pig Personality

  • Teacher
  • Designer
  • Artist
  • Actor
  • Entertainer
  • Dentist
  • Student
  • Butcher
  • Farmer
  • Doctor

Interesting Pig Facts

Zodiac Stone: Ruby

Special Flower: Chrysanthemum

Best Hours: 9pm - 11pm

Season: Autumn

Horoscope Colours: Purple, Red and White