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 Apr. 20, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Marie from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 13, 2021 07:27Reply
Are we really a match?
Chinese horoscope said 90% of compatibility ( male tiger and female dog). We fight all the time and we end up now separated. He is so angry and not respectful towards me. We both love each other though. Am i going to be with him again?
Answers (2)
Answered by Just | Jun. 14, 2021 05:30

You should not let anyone be mean to you. If he loves you he would be a nice person no matter what.
Answered by Marie | Jun. 14, 2021 19:16

Thanks for your answer
Asked by Taurus baby from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 08, 2021 12:58Reply
Will we be together soon
taurus, Rat April 1984 a Virgo Pig 1983 are we a good match and will we be getting married soon. We live in different cities I want to know if he's moving any time soon closer to me?
Asked by rex | Jun. 07, 2021 10:06Reply
i have a question why is it stated here that im an ox but on other websites im not im born in 2009
Asked by leila from LINCOLN CA | Jun. 02, 2021 18:33Reply
If me and abigail are freinds ,but we don't seem to get along. And i can't play with her.
Will there be furture when we get back togther again? Plus i'm rabbit Dec 11th 2011. And Abigail is horse Feb 13th 2014.
Answers (1)
Answered by Janet | Jun. 06, 2021 23:30

Well, according to the situation, you are suggested to start a new relationship and move forward.
Asked by leila from LINCOLN CA | Jun. 01, 2021 14:06Reply
Our Love
Me and my freind Patrick is a snake and i'm s rabbit. What is our love going to be like? Plus I'm rabbit. And my friend is born June 17th 2013. PLZ give me an answer.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jane | Jun. 06, 2021 23:31

In general, you are only a few conflicts in love relationship. The atmosphere is always relaxing and harmonious. Both of you are romantic manners and creative ideas that bring some fresh feelings.
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