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Chinese Love Horoscopes

Madhavi Ghare
How does one look at love compatibility based on the Chinese horoscope system? Read on to have a brief overview of this system.
The Chinese horoscope is based on the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. These are 12 animals, namely the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
It is said that Buddha once invited all the animals from the forest to a meeting. But, only 12 animals showed up. He gave each animal a year, and said that every person who was born in the year of that animal would possess the inherent qualities of that animal.
Chinese horoscopes are also governed by 5 elements, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Each element is also connected with a planet: Jupiter to Wood, Mars to Fire, Saturn to Earth, Venus to Metal, and Water to Mercury. Thus, Chinese astrology follows a 60-year cycle which is a permutation and combination of these 12 signs and the 5 elements.

Chinese Horoscope Signs


Ruled by Water, a Rat is disciplined, meticulous, hardworking, charming, shrewd, manipulative, rigid, selfish, and ruthless.


Ruled by Water, an Ox is dependable, calm, patient, tenacious, materialistic and demanding.


Ruled by Wood, a Tiger is rebellious, unpredictable, powerful, daring, impulsive, affectionate, reckless, and obstinate.


Ruled by Wood, a Rabbit is kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, elegant, cautious, moody, self indulgent, and lazy.


Ruled by Wood, a Dragon is strong, magnanimous, proud, passionate, loyal, demanding, eccentric, impetuous and brash.


Ruled by Fire, a Snake is wise, mystical, deep thinking, graceful, shrewd, a loner, bad communicator, and distrustful.


Ruled by Fire, a Horse is popular, changeable, cheerful, talkative, agile, anxious, gullible, and open-minded.


Ruled by Fire, a Sheep is sincere, sympathetic, shy, artistic, understanding, mothering, moody, pessimistic, and a worrier.


Ruled by Metal, a Monkey is a motivator, an innovator, flexible, inquisitive, sociable, intellectual, selfish, jealous, and cunning.


Ruled by Metal, a Rooster is neat, meticulous, organized, decisive, a perfectionist, responsible, puritanical, critical, and opinionated.


Ruled by Metal, a Dog is honest, loyal, intelligent, a fair player, sociable, practical, stubborn, and quarrelsome.


Ruled by Water, a Pig is honest, sturdy, peace-loving, hard-working, trusting, sincere, gullible, and materialistic.

Chinese Love Horoscope

Chinese love horoscope is dependent upon the various interactions between the elements that govern the signs and also the interactions between these signs themselves.
The signs of Rabbit, Sheep, and Pig form a group of peace-loving signs, and are well-suited for each other. The signs of Ox, Snake, and Rooster are consistent and conservative, and form a good group.
The signs of Rat, Dragon, and Monkey are enthusiastic people and form a well-suited group. The signs of Tiger, Horse, and Dog are loyal and sincere, forming a good group as well.
Chinese love horoscope, thus, helps one understand several compatibility factors within one's relationships.