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 calculator; 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 Chart

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
loving pair difficult match steer clear need
effort
good match support each other 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
quite hurtful superb match caring sharing can be tense 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 caring sharing 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 tense 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

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)

- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Taylor from USA | Mar. 20, 2019 09:32Reply
Wealth and lasting happiness
Hello there,

My husband and I are born under the sign pig. Wife 2/20/71 ~ husband 10/19/71
Will we find wealth and happiness for our lasting marriage?
Answers (2)
Answered by Marie from FRANCE | Mar. 20, 2019 19:14
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Hi, this year may mot be very favorable for you but you are likely to find your happiness and wealth in the future if you can make efforts together. Good luck!
Answered by Taylor from USA | Mar. 21, 2019 00:09
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Will pig and pig a good match and will it last?
Asked by Anna from USA | Mar. 19, 2019 05:14Reply
I am monkey 1968, interested in a rat 1948. I like him, but 20 years difference scares me. Any sugg?
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Answered by Lina from NETHERLANDS | Mar. 19, 2019 08:35
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A close friend of mine once fell in love with this older guy. He was 21 years older than her. This stopped her from going further with the relationship between them. I myself cannot talk about my own experiences, but I do know that she cried for months after she broke things off and her heart never really healed. If you are really interested in it, give it a shot. Age doesn't affect the love between two.
Answered by Jane from THAILAND | Mar. 19, 2019 09:23
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I am right now in a new relationship with a guy who is 23 year older. For me, I don't care about age gap coz it's based on the mutual love and understanding. I prefer older guy because I love being protected and care. The only thing I consider most regardless of age difference is always Honesty and Loyalty to only one woman. I really wish he is but who knows the future coz my case, not just age difference but also long distance........I am afraid that I may have to surrender to the loneliness of waiting and doubts on his honesty because we can meet only some days in every few weeks. I just can't believe it that I fall hard in love with this guy. Jane &Jon
Asked by RubyJane from BRUNEI | Mar. 18, 2019 19:49Reply
Hiii, my dob is 07/12/1999. May i know my career in the future?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from USA | Mar. 18, 2019 20:20
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Hi, only a general fortune prediction of this year can be given and it is hard to predict your career in the future. However, this year is favorable for your career and study. You need to be study hard now to learn more skills and make a good preparation for your future.
Asked by Joan from NEDERLAND | Mar. 18, 2019 12:28Reply
Im dog female 1994 want too ask about my love life when wil i meet my lover soulmate?
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Answered by Nancy from USA | Mar. 18, 2019 19:59
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Hi, this year is favorable for you in love respect and it is possible for you to meet your soulmate. Try to be more active in social activities and your good luck in love relationship may appear in May and December. Good luck!
Asked by Caro from NEDERLAND | Mar. 18, 2019 12:27Reply
Hey there im dog female born 1994. Currently dating men 1976 dragon.
Anybody can see the future
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Answered by Lily from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 18, 2019 19:57
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It seems your love compatibility is not so good and you may need to make more efforts in daily life. However, the future is unpredictable and it is better to follow your heart. Good luck!
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