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 Jun. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Chloe from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 14, 2020 04:27Reply
Why isn't he texting me yet this boy 1994 28th September and why isn't he replying to my text or post on social media?
Answers (2)
Answered by Chris from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 14, 2020 05:16

Stay calm, Chloe. Take a deep breath, then another deep breath and then another. Remember we don't need anyone else to be happy, but we can help other to be. Leave him go. Let him in when you are fine.
Answered by Ashley from USA | Jul. 15, 2020 23:22

Hey babygirl! Just like Chris said take a deep breath and think... I might hurt you're feelings by saying this but you need real advice not some sugarcoated sappy stuff. Babe if hasnt texted back he may either be busy or hes just not interested. And I promise if hes not then hes deffly not worth your time or your soul or anything that comes with you. Stay gorgeous babe and when the right one comes along I promise you wont be coming here to check compatibility, you'll know. Stay safe!
Asked by Julie from UNITED STATES | Jul. 14, 2020 01:26Reply
I'm a taurus pig girl
I'm a girl Taurus pig. Fell in love with dragon gemini. Future prospects,
Asked by Samten tamang from INDIA | Jul. 13, 2020 03:37Reply
Is there is any possible to meet again
I'm male sheep and my wife is female monkey , we are now separate from each other by last 2 years
Can you guys suggest me how to patch up again .. thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Ashley from USA | Jul. 15, 2020 23:25

Hey babe! I hope I dont hurt your feelings, but if its been 2 years and she still isnt coming back or at least gave you some sort of hint that things could work out in the future then you all just might not be for one another... I know its hard to let her go, you love her! But if you really love her you'll want her to be as happy as she can be, so do just that pray for her happiness and prosperity and also pray that if she is willing to come back to you. If she doesn't then she wasn't meant for you, but dont waste ur time on someone who wont give you theirs, spend it healing urself. Stay safe! Much love from USA
Asked by georgia from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 11, 2020 05:25Reply
Is it possible that me and my husband will end our 10 years marriage?
me and my husband used to fight everyday he’s always accusing me of having third party and being paranoid in even little things..i feel that he can’t trust me anymore..i think i lost my feelings to him right now and i feel i get attracted now to a new one who is a wood dog..what should i do?i am a metal horse and my husband is a wood ox..
Answers (1)
Answered by K from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 12, 2020 09:35

Being a metal horse with a wood ox, as a relationship, your relationship seems to be sort of incompatible because both of you have different personalities. Given that he is a wood ox, he provides stability and with you being a metal horse, you are very restless and like to go places. However, my common sense is screaming as I am reading your situation. It's telling me that if he is getting paranoid and accusing you of having a third party in the relationship then he could be feeling this way because he may have a third party hanging off of him while being in a relationship with you and he is just projecting his feelings onto you to try and cover it up. Regardless, I'd advise that you leave the relationship. If he is going to accuse you of this, think what else is he going to accuse you of?
Asked by M2 from USA | Jul. 08, 2020 01:04Reply
So I’m a 7/2/85 ox who fell hard for a 12/30/72 rat
as just friends for months then that changed but unfortunately just legally separated & I can’t take that anymore. I went to a psychic to break this bond as I don’t care for the reasons he’s not yet divorced I wanted it to end and be stronger to not care for his feelings either, she said we’re soulmates and twin flames. I know he loves me but I don’t care I’m too traditional for this regardless of why there separated and not divorced. I’d appreciate feedback please.
Answers (1)
Answered by K from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 12, 2020 09:28

In order for you to break this soulful connection, you need to be the one to do the moving-on the most. Try not to think about them at all. Give yourself time to go through the process of ending this connection between you and the other person. And in time, this connection will be broken and you would have moved on, same with the other person. Remember, this process is long, hard and sometimes grueling where it asks so much of you. But even so, it's a process so take things slow and gradually work your way to just dissolving this person from your life. Take up a hobby, read a book, occupy yourself.
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