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The Chinese Zodiac is very different from the Western Zodiac. The Western Zodiac is based on dates in a monthly cycle and represents constellations, whereas the Chinese Zodiac is based on a yearly cycle and represents twelve different animals. Each animal has a different personality and characteristics. According to Chinese tradition it is believed that the animal each person is born under dictates their traits, happiness, and success. The twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac are the Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Zodiac Origin Legends: There are many legends about the origins of the Chinese Zodiac. The origins of the Chinese Zodiacs have been lost to time, but the origin legends are an extremely interesting part of China's culture.

Rat: The rat is the first of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the rat is known to be disciplined and systematic, charismatic and industrious, charming, sociable and shrewd. They can be vindictive, selfish, critical, ruthless, and over-ambitious.

Cow: The cow is the second of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the Cow is known to be calm and patient, hardworking, steady, logical, calm. They can be stubborn, materialistic, and demanding.

Tiger: The tiger is the third of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the tiger is known to be unpredictable, powerful, daring, sincere, and generous. They can be restless, impatient, quick-tempered, and selfish.

Rabbit: The rabbit is the fourth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the rabbit is known to be gracious and kind, sensitive and tender, self-assured, astute and flexible. They can be moody, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, and lazy.

Dragon: The dragon is the fifth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the dragon is known to be magnanimous and stately, strong, self-assured, noble, dignified, and loyal. They can be arrogant, eccentric, over-bearing, bombastic, and brash.

Snake: The snake is the sixth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the snake is known to be wise, graceful, creative, ambitious, elegant, and calm. They can be possessive, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, and a loner.

Horse: The horse is the seventh of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the horse is known to be cheerful, popular, quick-witted, perceptive, and intelligent. They can be stubborn, rude, gullible, fickle, and anxious.

Goat: The goat is the eighth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the goat is known to be sincere, shy, artistic, gentle, compassionate, and determined. They can be moody, indecisive, pessimistic, a worrier, and a complainer.

Monkey: The monkey is the nineth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the monkey is known to be quick-witted, objective, intelligent, sociable, and a problem solver. They can be egotistical, vain, deceptive, jealous, and suspicious.

Rooster: The rooster is the tenth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the rooster is known to be acute, alert, decisive, meticulous, practicle, and responsible. They can be egotistical, abrasive, opinionated, and critical.

Dog: The dog is the eleventh of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the dog is known to be loyal, honest, intelligent, unpretentious, and affectionate. They can be cynical, stubborn, lazy, pessimistic, and a worrier.

Pig: The pig is the twelfth of the Chinese Zodiacs. A person born during the year of the pig is known to be honest, sincere, patient, simple, and sociable. They can be naïve, fatalistic, self-indulgent, materialistic, and gullible.

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