Chinese Astrology : History and Zodiac Animals

Chinese astrology has been elaborated almost 5000 years ago during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) and flourished during the Han dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). It is closely related to Chinese philosophy. It is associated with the theory of three harmonies of heaven, earth, and water.

This astrology is based on a 12-year mathematical cycle, in which each year is represented by an animal symbol. These 12 Chinese zodiac animal symbols are the very foundation of Chinese Astrology. These zodiac animal symbols include:

Most of the time, Goat may also be termed as Sheep, whereas the Pig may also be termed as Boar.

The symbol of these animals is assigned specific years, and hence it’s one’s year of birth that essentially decides one’s Chinese Sign. However, apart from the years, other chronological elements, including months, days, and hours are also assigned to these 12 animal symbols.

Apart from the aspect mentioned above, the central part of this Chinese astrology includes the balance theory of Yin-Yang, Wu Sing teachings, and five elements – metal, wood, fire, earth, and air. According to the principles of Chinese astrology, all of these aspects can define a person’s past, present, and future. They can be used to develop robust and accurate predictions of a person’s characteristics and the end.

Let’s proceed to know the details of Chinese Astrology.

History of Chinese Astrology

According to the Chinese Ancestral, it is believed that Chinese Astrology had been passed down from the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures to the Chinese almost 5,000 years ago. Initially, this Astrology was solely used for the emperor or the King of the particular Kingdom, responsible for peace and harmony in the kingdom. To rule the kingdom well and with authority, the emperor needed accurate information from his astrologers.

Today, Chinese astrology is used by everyone to predict the past, present, and future of a person and a person’s characteristics.

This Chinese astrology was initially known as “Five House” or “Five Planet” astrology. It was based on the five major planets in our Solar system; Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. Later the Sun and Moon were added to make seven “stars” and provided the foundation for what is known as the Twenty Eight Lunar Mansions.

This method produced a remarkably accurate horoscope for society as a whole. Still, it was unsuitable for individuals, so two new Chinese astrology systems were developed: one based on the Solar calendar called Ba Zi or the Four Pillars Of Destiny. The other on the Lunar calendar called Zi Wei Dou Shu.

Chinese Zodiac Sign 2021 - Is it a Lucky Year?

The Chinese Zodiac Sign of 2021 is an “Ox”. According to Chinese Culture, Ox is considered the symbol of power. The year of Ox is synonymous with the year of fruits and hope. It is considered to be a hopeful and fruitful year. Thus, 2021 is expected to bring a stroke of better luck, and it is a Lucky Year.

Luckiest and Unluckiest Zodiac Signs

It is not convenient to identify the luckiest and unluckiest zodiac signs as each sign has its advantages and disadvantages.

But, according to Chinese Culture, the Goat sign is considered to be the unluckiest sign. It is believed that the people born in the year of Goat are supposed to be the followers instead of a leader. At the same time, the Dragon sign is considered to be the luckiest sign. The top 5 most unexpected Chinese Zodiac signs are Dragon, Snake, Pig, Rat, and Tiger.

Chinese Horoscope 2022

1.Chinese Zodiac Animal Rat:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
Chinese Personality: Smart, Creative, and Kind
Lucky color: Blur, Green, and Golden
Lucky number: 2,3,23, and 32

2022 is the year of Ox. Rat people, i.e. people who are born in the Rat year overall, have a good fortune. As the zodiac signs, Ox and Rat have a good relationship. There is a good chance of promotion for the Rat people. Work hard at your current job; you’ll get the fruits soon. Avoid alcohol consumption as it will create trouble in your love life. Take outstanding care of your health, as health is not in your favour.

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2. Chinese Zodiac Animal Ox:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Personality: Strong and Determined
Lucky color: Yellow, Green, and White
Lucky number: 5,6,56, and 65

2022 is the year of Ox. The Ox people will be on the seventh sky of success. This year is for you. You will be fortunate enough in terms of money. But, we suggest you be careful while investing. You will get all you want, but you have to give your 100% effort for that. Work hard and get all your fruits. When it comes to your health, it will be neither too good nor too bad. We suggest you meditate regularly for better health.

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3. Chinese Zodiac Animal Tiger:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Personality: Versatile and Resourceful
Lucky color: Orange, Grey, and Blue
Lucky number: 1,3,4,13 and 43

Tiger belongs to the cat family. Tiger born people love pets. They love to get attention from everyone. God gifted them a positive aura. Tiger people are ready for the extraordinary opportunities as 2022 showers you with lots of new possibilities. Committed people will get married this year. This year is the best for financial investment also. Your health also will be in your favour, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it.

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4. Chinese Zodiac Animal Rabbit:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Quiet and Responsible
Lucky color: Red, Pink, Purple, and Blue
Lucky number: 3,4, 6, 34 and 46

2022 will be a stable year for the Rabbit born people. If you work hard, there is a chance of small gains in business. You will have a perfect time in your relationship. If you are single, you will find your better half by the end of this year. This year is not suitable for travelling. So, it would be best if you avoided any national or international trips. This will be a neutral year for you when it comes to financing or savings.

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5. Chinese Zodiac Animal Dragon

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Confident and Intelligent
Lucky color: Grayish white, Golden, and Silver
Lucky number: 1, 6, and 7

2022 is not much in your favour. Dragon born people have to pay attention to their words before saying anything. It would help if you had to cut your expenses or else you will be in trouble. Avoid arguing with your seniors at work. Your slight carelessness will affect you very adversely. Sadly, 2022 is not your year, but you will get support from your spouses for married ones.

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6. Chinese Zodiac Animal Snake:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Wise and Talented
Lucky color: white, Black, and Yellow
Lucky number: 2, 8, 9, 28, and 89

The Snake born people’s horoscope of this year is overall good. At your office, you will be rewarded for your work, and your seniors will praise you. There is a chance of monetary gain in your business. Health also will be in your favour if you take few precautions like avoid cold drinks and ice creams and meditate every day. If you are planning for marriage, this is the ideal year for you.

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7. Chinese Zodiac Animal Horse:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Energetic and Innovative
Lucky color: Green, and Yellow
Lucky number: 2, 3, 7, 23, and 37

2022 is the neutral year for the Horse people. In their career, they will get success and growth. This year will bring a good income for you, especially the last six months. Ladyluck is on your side. You may spend this year romantically with the love of your life. This year is not suitable for your health. Take good care of your health. Avoid junk food, or you will be stuck in severe medical treatment.

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8. Chinese Zodiac Animal Goat:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Calm and Gentle
Lucky color: Purple, Red, and Brown
Lucky number: 2, 7, 27, and 72

2022 for Goat born people is not much favourable. There is a chance of conflict with friends and family members. You can find problems in your career and finance. Don’t make any decisions in a hurry. Be patient and wait for the best time while doing any financial planning. Be polite while talking with your loved ones, or else you will invite the conflict.

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9. Chinese Zodiac Animal Monkey:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Smart and smart
Lucky color: Golden, Blue, and White
Lucky number: 4, and 9

2022 will be the year of harvest for the Monkey born people. They will get growth in their career and success in their business. If you are planning to invest in something, this is the golden time for you. Whatever you will do, you will be rewarded. Good luck is shining on you. There 78% of chances that you will be rich by the end of 2022.

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10. Chinese Zodiac Animal Rooster:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Smart and smart
Lucky color: Golden, Blue, and White
Lucky number: 4, and 9

2022 will be the stable year for the Rooster born people. They will get success and growth if they work hard. ‘Hard work pays off is the best suitable proverb for the Rooster born people this year. The harder you work, the better fruits you will get. There is a chance that you will meet more affluent people, and they will ultimately bring wealth for you.

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11. Chinese Zodiac Animal Dog:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Honest and Loyal
Lucky color: Green, Purple, and Red
Lucky number: 3, 4, 9, 34 and 49

2022 is slightly on the lower side for the Dog born people. They will face specific problems at their workplace and in the business. They will face various challenges in their wealth. There is a chance that another person will trap you. Insomnia may become your friend for this year. Work hard to prove your love to your loved ones. Have patience and be polite.

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12. Pig:

Chinese Zodiac Birth Year: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Chinese Zodiac Signs’ Personality: Friendly and Prudent
Lucky color: Brown, Gray, Yellow and Golden
Lucky number: 2, 5, 8, 25 and 58

It is advisable for the Pig born people to go with the flow in 2022. There is a complete chance of wealth gain in your business. You will get big projects at your office, which will ultimately promote you. Take care of your health and your family’s health as you may lose money in the medication. Health is not in your favour. So, avoid any junk food. You will get the best support from your spouse.

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Best Matches for the 12 Zodiac Signs

  • Rat: Rat, Ox,
  • Dragon, or Monkey
  • Ox: Rat, Snake, or Rooster
  • Tiger: Horse, Dog, or Pig
  • Rabbit: Goat, Dog, or Pig
  • Dragon: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster
  • Snake: Ox or Rooster
  • Horse: Tiger, Goat, or Dog
  • Goat: Rabbit, Horse, Goat, or Pig
  • Monkey: Rat, Dragon, or Dog
  • Rooster: Ox, Dragon, or Snake
  • Dog: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse, or Monkey
  • Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, or Goat


1.Which Chinese zodiac signs are the luckiest?

Dragon, Snake, Pig, Rat, and Tiger are the luckiest zodiac signs.

2. Anciently, on which five-planet Chinese astrology was based on?

Anciently, Chinese Astrology was based on the five major planets in our Solar system; Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.

3. 2021 is the year of which zodiac sign and it relates to which symbol?

2021 is the year of the ‘Ox’ zodiac sign. Ox is related to the symbol of power.

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