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Chinese Zodiac Compatibility

There are twelve zodiacal animal signs in Chinese calendar and people born under each animal sign have different characteristics and personalities. It is possible to check details and compatibilities to gain guidance in life, for love or marriage. In fact, the zodiac compatibility can offer guidance for any relationship. According to Chinese astrology, the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be compatible but are incompatible if they are six years apart. You can test the compatibility between you and your partner though the widget on the right; and the following Chinese zodiac compatibility chart is designed to help people find their horoscope compatibilities or love compatibilities before starting a relationship.

Astrological Animal Signs Compatibility Grid

Animal Signs Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
Rat well suited happy & steady hot & cold may argue suitable match volatile pair poor match poor match very lively need effort lively 
pair
quite charm
-ing
Ox happy & steady caring pair ups & downs ups & downs tricky 
pair
support each other difficult match steer clear loving pair good match can be good need
effort
Tiger hot & cold need effort happy & steady can be good require patience steer clear good ally can work out very rocky hard 
work
strong ally superb match
Rabbit may argue ups & downs can be good truly loving hard going hard work can work out great fun need effort many conflicts truly loving superb match
Dragon suitable match tricky pair require patience hard going good match can be good lively pair hot & cold good pair

wonder
-ful pair

not suitable hard
work
Snake volatile pair support each other steer clear hard work can be good

wonder
-ful pair

tricky pair need effort long lasting match

wonder
-ful pair

quite charm
-ing
not
match
-ing
Horse poor match difficult match good ally can work out lively 
pair
tricky
pair
caring sharing superb match quite hurtful can be good good 
ally
ups &
downs
Sheep poor match steer clear can work out great fun hot & 
cold
require effort superb match long lasting can work out hard 
work
tricky 
pair
support
each
other
Monkey very 
lively
loving pair very rocky need effort good 
pair
long lasting match quite hurtful can work out full of laughter hard going volatile pair poles
apart
Rooster need effort good match hard work many conflicts

wonder
-ful pair

wonder
-ful pair

can be good hard work hard going intense passion poor match require
effort
Dog lively 
pair
can be good strong ally truly loving not suitable quite charm
-ing
good ally tricky pair volatile pair poor match loyal loving ups &
downs
Pig quite charm
-ing
need effort superb match superb match  hard 
work
not match
-ing
ups & downs support each other poles apart require effort ups & downs intense
passion


The twelve animal signs can be divided into four groups of three. The groups are based on the surmise that each of the three animals concerned have similar ways of thinking or temperament, or at least the style of thinking and understanding.

 Group One: Rat, Dragon, Monkey
They are action oriented and show traits of intelligence. They can complement in intellect and are compatible with each other.
 Group Two: Ox, Snake, Rooster
They are deep thinkers and always conscious about attaining their objectives. They are complementary to each other in intellect and habits.
 Group Three: Tiger, Horse, Dog
They incline to freedom and have strong sense of personal ego. They can understand each other but sometimes are egoistical.
 Group Four: Rabbit, Sheep, Pig
They love peace and believe in mutual co-operation. They can be sympathetic and usually make great pairs.

Chinese Zodiac Chart
Wheel of Chinese Zodiac Signs 
As part of Chinese astrology, Chinese zodiac animal signs are also related to the Ying Yang and Wu Xing (the Five Elements) theories. They are opposite but also supporting and generating to the other. One can realize personal shortcomings and learn from the positive attitudes of others as a complement.

Compatible Signs:
Starting from one's own sign as number one, the fifth signs either counted clockwise or anti-clockwise are the most compatible. If it is Ox sign, rooster and snake are the most compatible signs with Ox. This is the same as saying that the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be compatible.

Either Compatible or Incompatible:
The signs which are directly opposite to each other (i.e., 6 years apart) can not see eye to eye with each other but their relationship can be fine if the older yields to the younger one. For example, Rat and Horse. 

Incompatible Combination:
Starting from one's own sign as number one, the fourth signs either counted clockwise or anti-clockwise are very likely to be the non-compatible ones, i.e., they are three years apart. For example, Rat vs Rabbit and Rooster.