Year of the Rat - Some may see rats as pests, but in the Eastern
zodiac they represent charm, intelligence and leadership and charisma.
Recent years of the rat include 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008 (starting
Year of the Ox - The ox patient and diligent, and its hard work brings
about great prosperity. Recent years include 1973, 1985 and 1997.
Year of the Tiger - The tiger represents regal authority, respect and
courage. Those born under this sign will lead extraordinary lives full
of adventure and challenge. Recent years include 1974, 1986 and 1998.
Year of the Rabbit - Rabbits are considered to be the luckiest of the
Eastern zodiac signs. They're great with details, and they're very
compassionate despite being somewhat reserved and conservative. Rabbit
years include 1975, 1987 and 1999.
Year of the Dragon - Dragons are symbolic of good fortune and luck.
Those born under this sign are virile, grandiose and good-looking, and
are destined for great things. Recent years include 1976, 1988 and
Year of the Snake - Snakes are elegant, graceful and wise. Their
enchanting personalities make them great conversationalists. Just like
real snakes! Recent Snakey years include 1977, 1989 and 2001.
Year of the Horse - Horses are wild and independent spirits, but they
temper this with their sincerity and warmth. Recent years: 1978, 1990
Year of the Sheep - The sheep exhibits wonderful creativity and
artistic talent, along with great sensitivity and compassion. Years of
the Sheep include 1979, 1991 and 2003.
Year of the Monkey - The monkey is mischievous, creative and
quick-witted. They're jacks-of-all-trades, and their flexibility
allows them to develop a broad range of talents. Monkey years include
1980, 1992 and 2004.
Year of the Rooster - Though roosters can be preening and egotistical,
they're valued for their courage, tenacity and superior grooming.
Roosters love to stand out, so if you know any Roosters, make sure you
lay some flattery on them once in a while. Years include 1981, 1993
Year of the Dog - We all know what makes dogs so loveable: they're
loyal, patient dependable and they'll never let you down. Years of the
Dog include 1970, 1982 and 1994.
Year of the Pig - The pig is an honest, caring and kind-hearted sort.
Despite being a bit shy and reserved, their loveable nature often
yields many friends. Years include 1983, 1995 and 2007.