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 updated on Sep. 07, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Zodiac Compatibility
Asked by Priseilla from SURINAME | Sep. 27, 2023 20:48Reply
Are we a good match for each other?
My boyfriend is born on 19/06/2000 and im born on 17/06/2001. I really want to know if we will have a good future and family (when we will plan it). Is it reasonable to carry on with this relationship? We’ve been together for 2+ years now.
Answers (1)
Answered by Pepper | Sep. 28, 2023 00:11

You two are 75% compatible with each other and can be a good pair. But still it requires the efforts from both of you to maintain a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
Asked by Shan from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 25, 2023 05:42Reply
My partner birthday is 1989 and I was born 1991. Are we compatible for each other? And would we make great business partners?
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Answered by Olivia | Sep. 26, 2023 01:22

You two are 80% compatible with each other. However, it seems you are not good business partners.
Asked by hugo from BELGIUM | Sep. 22, 2023 22:51Reply
compatibility depends also on age?
I'm ox and 62, my girlfriend snake and 46... does our age difference can be a point of failure for our (still young) relation?... and how to figure that out?
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Answered by Tiffany | Sep. 24, 2023 23:25

Generally, it isn't affected by ages. According to your zodiac compatibility, you are highly complementary. However, this is just for reference and your relationship still depends on more on mutual understanding and communication.
Asked by Beatrice from TANZANIA | Sep. 21, 2023 00:12Reply
Will we work?
My partner was born in 27/09/1981 and I was in 07/11/1984,and already we have a daughter,we want to get married,I want to know if that marriage can work? And will we be able to have another child?
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Answered by Emily | Sep. 21, 2023 02:53

According to the zodiacs, you are not so matched. However, the compatibility can be improved by your joint efforts and mutual understanding. It is hard to predict whether you will have another child. Best wishes!
Asked by Jojo from CANADA | Sep. 17, 2023 08:17Reply
I’m a Libra tiger air sign and mg boyfriend of 2 years is a tarus monkey earth sign I’m pretty sure
It says we’re are not compatible in love unless we communicate more and put ourselves in eachothers shoes. I just want to know if this relationship will last and we’re both not wasting eachothers time. We are both madly in love with eachother but we do tend to argue and butt heads allot
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Answered by Andy | Sep. 19, 2023 19:22

The zodiac predication showcases your compatibility is not very high. Argument will increase the risk. Communicate more and try to understand each other, and you two have to learn to be mature for your love relationship.
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