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 
quite charm
Ox happy & steady caring pair ups & downs ups & downs tricky 
loving pair difficult match steer clear need
good match support each other need
Tiger hot & cold need effort happy & steady can be good require patience steer clear good ally can work out very rocky hard 
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

-ful pair

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

-ful pair

tricky pair need effort long lasting match

-ful pair

quite charm
Horse poor match difficult match good ally can work out lively 
quite hurtful superb match caring sharing can be tense good 
ups &
Sheep poor match steer clear can work out great fun hot & 
require effort superb match long lasting can work out hard 
Monkey very 
loving pair very rocky need effort good 
long lasting match caring sharing can work out full of laughter hard going volatile pair poles
Rooster need effort good match hard work many conflicts

-ful pair

-ful pair

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

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 Jan. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Kelli from USA | Jan. 20, 2019 06:47Reply
Will the Dog and Rat have a lasting relationship?
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Answered by Liam from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 20, 2019 16:59

You are highly complimentary and it is possible for you to have a lasting relationship. Patience is very important and more communication is needed. Good luck to you.
Asked by Lydia from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 20, 2019 01:08Reply
Rat and rabbit is good partner can be get married?
Asked by Meral from EGYPF | Jan. 19, 2019 20:54Reply
Is leo rabbit and libra rat a good match ?
Asked by Kim from USA | Jan. 19, 2019 10:21Reply
Sheep and monkey
My boyfriend born June 26th 1980 and myself born August 30th 1979 are trying to work out our problems. Will it ever be that we live a harmonious life together
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