The year 2022 is finally here! And this year is the year of the tiger according to the lunar calendar. There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs that follow the lunar calendar and reoccur on a 12 year cycle, meaning each year one of the twelve zodiac signs is represented for that year. Each sign is represented by an animal and they symbolize different attributes and qualities. Here is your guide to the 12 zodiac signs of the lunar calendar and what they signify.
Rat (Year: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
The rat is a symbol of fertility and wealth. The rat is seen as a good luck charm for those couples trying to conceive as the rat signifies survival rate and reproduction. People born in the year of the rat are very hard working and extremely organized.
Ox (Year: 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
The Ox is the strongest animal of all the 12 signs. It symbolizes diligence, strength, and honesty. It is also known for its down to earth attitude. People born in this year are leaders and are very hardworking. They are independent and like a calm and quiet environment to accomplish their tasks in.
Tiger (Year: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
The tiger is a symbol of bravery, strength, and power. Those born in the year of the tiger tend to be more on the cautious side. Their determination and persistence makes them good leaders. In China the tiger is called the king of all beasts. Those born in this year have a big influence on others and like to be in control of the situation.
Rabbit (Year: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
The rabbit is a symbolic of beauty, elegance, and mercy. The people born in the year of the rabbit are calm and peaceful individuals. Being very delicate and sensitive, they fear criticism. They pay attention to minute details and have very artistic taste. The year of the rabbit is said to be free from contention.
Dragon (Year: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
The dragon represents strength, health, and good luck. The dragon is also the only mythical creature of all the 12 animal zodiac signs. It has been said that there are more babies born in the year of the dragon than any other year. Those born in these years are confidant, intelligent, and naturally gifted individuals. They put their best effort in all they do.
Snake (Year: 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
The snake is known for its wisdom and mysterious nature. Those born in this year often times have a hard time letting people in and like to keep to themselves. The temperament of those born in the year of the snake can vary on the state of the weather at the time of their birth; a more cold nature for those born in winter and vice versa.
Horse (Year: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)
The year of the horse represents freedom, beauty, and of course, power. Those born this year tend to be active and have high energy. They like to have the spotlight shown on them and their cheerful nature is pleasant to be around. They are known to be quick witted and can sense what others are thinking before they say it.
Goat (Year: 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
The year of the goat represents peace and prosperity. While in the year of the goat you can expect calmness and creativity throughout the year. Those born in the year of the goat are more reserved and soft in nature and as a result great team players. They have an amazing creative side with a lot of artistic ability.
Monkey (Year: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)
The monkey is a symbol of cleverness. Their fun, happy nature makes their energy infectious. Those born in this year are very witty and are a delight to be around. People of this zodiac sign do not trust easy and as a result try to make light of heavy situations.
Rooster (Year: 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)
The rooster is a symbol for punctuality. Those born in this year can be aggressive and sometimes picky by nature. They are great performers and are sure to keep their appearance orderly and put together.
Dog (Year: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)
The dog represents fortune, reliability, and protection. The people born in these years are great friends and are very encouraging by nature. They are also very family oriented and will do anything to make sure they are safe and well taken care of. The sign of the dog is also symbolic of loyalty.
Pig (Year: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)
The year of the pig is symbolic of luck. Those born in this year are low maintenance, considerate, and kind people. Their laidback nature can sometimes cause them to be underestimated but they can stand up for themselves when necessary.