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 updated on May. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Neeta Garg from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 02, 2023 05:39Reply
hi Im 28/08/1966 and my husband is 16/05/1981
age difference 15 years but very much in love do you see him staying
Asked by Rachel from SINGAPORE | May. 28, 2023 07:57Reply
Are we a good match?
Met a guy 15 Aug 1980 and I am 13 Nov 1984. He’s perfect but I half insecurities and a little bit low self esteem. No matter how he assured me that I am beautiful in his eyes, I just think that I’m not good enough for him. Should I start a relationship with him? And if I do, will it be smooth and happy?
Answers (3)
Answered by Phil | May. 28, 2023 16:29

4 years apart usually good match
Answered by Cindy | May. 28, 2023 19:28

Hi, you are highly complementary in Chinese zodiac, so just follow your heart and have a try. Good luck!
Answered by Yt | May. 29, 2023 21:36

I think the two of you should begin as friends. This way your insecurities can be talked about on friendship basis while you work on your insecurities through a licensed therapist.
I say this because whatever happened to give you those insecurities regarding yourself is not something you would want to reflect on a person interest. Doing this would make your relation stronger as well as your your self esteem.. it's the correct way to work on yourself while having a friend in your corner.

Then if the universe agrees that you too ought to be together. All will fall into place. And you'll also have a better outlook on life as well your self image.

Also when he says that you are perfect the way you are. Trust that he's speaking the truth to you. Cause you are exactly who wants. That's why he takes up the time with you and continue to tell you you're worth his time...
Good luck to you both😊
Asked by Sheila from MALAYSIA | May. 25, 2023 02:01Reply
Need advice
Male is 27/09/1991 and me female is 26/04/1989. is this relationship good for marriage? are we even good for relationship?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adam | May. 25, 2023 20:08

According to Chinese zodiac signs, your love compatibility is not very high but this can be improved by your joint efforts. Pay more attention to communication and take a trip together will all be beneficial to your love relationship.
Asked by Catt from USA | May. 22, 2023 06:09Reply
Husband 1974. Wife 1992. Will there be kids in our future? How does marriage look like?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | May. 23, 2023 20:10

Well, it is a little hard to predict if you can have a baby in the future but your Chinese zodiac signs are not very compatible. It is suggested to maintain your relationship more carefully and communicate more in the daily life to enhance your love relationship.
Asked by Amy from USA | May. 10, 2023 12:37Reply
Will we make it? Two Monkeys
He's 5/30/1968 and I'm 5/16/1968. Both are monkeys but we are the opposite in everything we do.
Answers (1)
Answered by Judy | May. 10, 2023 20:24

Your love compatibility is relatively high but you know this can not decide your relationship which should be determined by your own way of getting along. Try to be calm and patient to consider if your love relationship can continue.
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