Chances are you know all about your zodiac sign, but what does your Chinese zodiac have to say? It's interesting to compare the two. In fact, some of the traits associated with each Chinese zodiac sign are shockingly accurate, or at least pretty spot on in many cases.
Known as Sheng Xiao, the Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar, according to Travel China Guide. Each of the 12 years corresponds to a particular animal, such as the rat or the dog. The years represented by each animal are said to correspond to certain personality traits, much like the solar zodiac signs. Oh, and remember that these dates correspond to the traditional Chinese calendar, so the first day of each new year falls sometime between late January and early February on the Gregorian calendar.
To find which animal corresponds to your birth year, just use the Chinese Zodiac calculator on Karma Weather. Next, check out the traits associated with that sign below. Hey, you just might learn something new about yourself or your family in the process. Maybe the fact that your partner was born in the Year of the Monkey explains so much about them.