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)

Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Victoria from UNITED STATES | Nov. 13, 2018 15:01Reply
We are both roosters! Could we make this work?
We have been together for 5 years and we break up every year. We recently moved in together but he moved out. Will we with this out and be together?
Answers (1)
Answered by Claire from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 13, 2018 18:38
00Reply


Well, your love compatibility is not very high according to the analysis. However, if you two can make efforts together, it can be improved. I'm not sure if you can still be together but try to communicate and understand. Good luck.
Asked by Kai from HONG KONG | Nov. 13, 2018 01:32Reply
are we going to end up together?
Janina was born on November 29, 1985 and Winnifred was born on September 16, 1989..
Answers (1)
Answered by Hailie from CANADA | Nov. 13, 2018 18:32
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Hi, according to the love compatibility, you are highly complementary in daily life and there will be a great chance for you to have a happy ending. However, the love relationship still needs you to maintain carefully.
Asked by Monique Edwards from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 12, 2018 00:30Reply
Will we make it?
Dustin birth date is 4th sept 1971 and Monique birthdate is 3rd July 1971.. please and thank u
Answers (1)
Answered by Kia from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 12, 2018 18:15
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Hi, according to the zodiac compatibility, you are easy to become friends. So it has a great opportunity to become a couple. Try to be more active and express your love bravely, best wishes.
Asked by Dorothy McGill-Mullings from UNITED STATES | Nov. 10, 2018 07:54Reply
I am an ox and my husband is a tiger we argue a lot
He talks about leaving, will he?
Answers (1)
Answered by David from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 11, 2018 21:58
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Well, try to calm down and gradually understand each other. Your love compatibility is not so good, so may be you need to make more efforts in your relationship. Learning to control your temper may help a lot. Good luck.
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