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.


Which Chinese zodiac signs are compatible?

According to Chinese astrology compatibility, 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 have a Chinese zodiac compatibility test between you and your partner through Chinese zodiac compatibility calculator; and the following Chinese zodiac compatibility chart is designed to help people find their Chinese horoscope compatibilities or love compatibilities before starting a relationship.


Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart

Animal Sign Best Match Just So-so Worst Match
Rat Ox, Dragon, Monkey Rat, Tiger Horse, Rooster
Ox Rat, Snake, Rooster Ox, Monkey Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Sheep
Tiger Dragon, Horse, Pig Rat, Rabbit Ox, Tiger, Snake, Monkey
Rabbit Sheep, Monkey, Dog, Pig Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Horse Snake, Rooster
Dragon Rooster, Rat, Monkey Rabbit, Horse Ox, Sheep, Dog
Snake Dragon, Rooster Dog Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Sheep, Pig
Horse Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit Rabbit, Dragon, Monkey, Dog Rat, Ox, Rooster, Horse
Sheep Horse, Rabbit, Pig Rooster Ox, Tiger, Dog
Monkey Ox, Rabbit Horse, Rooster Tiger, Pig
Rooster Ox, Snake Sheep, Monkey, Pig Rat, Rabbit, Horse, Rooster, Dog
Dog Rabbit Ox, Snake, Horse, Dog Dragon, Sheep, Rooster
Pig Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep Rooster Snake, Monkey


12 Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart
12 Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart

Four Groups

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.


Zodiac and Ying Yang / Wu Xing

Chinese Zodiac Chart

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. 

 See Detailed Love Compatibilities of Different Chinese Animal Signs:

 Further Reading:
 Chinese Zodiac Calculator 

 Ben Ming Nian (Zodiac Year of Birth)

 Chinese Zodiac Time

 Chinese Zodiac Years Chart

 Tai Sui

- Last modified on May. 14, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Jessica from UNITED STATES | May. 23, 2019 03:21Reply
I am a sheep girl my boyfriend is a dragon boy can our relationship work
Can our relationship work
Answers (1)
Answered by baby from USA | May. 23, 2019 07:42

just because something says u may not be 100 percent compatible doesn't mean it won't work. anything will work if u put the time and energy into it. both of u need to be trying in the relationship for it to work though.
Asked by Bang from PHILIPPINES | May. 23, 2019 01:23Reply
My husband and i broke up last may 06 2019.
Is there a chance of getting together again?
My birthday is sept. 5, 1989 my husband is feb 3, 1988. Thankyou
Answers (1)
Answered by Daniel from CANADA | May. 23, 2019 02:51

You two will still have a chance to get together again. If you two still love each other, you are suggested to find a time to have a serious talk.
Asked by Jean Coffey from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 22, 2019 06:16Reply
I am a snake aries and my husband is an ox aries
Will we be financially sound and our business increase substantially and become extremely profitable for our future
Answers (1)
Answered by Grace from UAE | May. 23, 2019 01:51

Yes, the prediction indicates that your wealth condition will become much better than last year. Both of you are smart and intelligent. Just accumulate the wealth step by step.
Asked by thilomini from SRI LANKA | May. 22, 2019 01:29Reply
My sign is Monkey (girl) & my partners sign is Horse (Boy)
Can you send the compatibility on that?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chloe from DENMARK | May. 23, 2019 01:13

Both of you have strong and outstanding personal abilities. Maybe you need to show more understanding and patience to each other. In this way, you two will become a perfect match.
Asked by Hemalatha from INDIA | May. 18, 2019 02:51Reply
I'm pig (24 Aug 1995) and my partner is snake(25 jan 1990)
How will be our marriage life go and our career life?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hannah from SINGAPORE | May. 23, 2019 00:59

Based on the prediction, your love compatibility index is not high. It is said that you two don't have common interests. If you want to improve the relationship, you can spend time to find common hobbies and join in some interesting activities together.
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