In Chinese astrology, there are twelve animals used to symbolize a person’s year, month and time of birth. This Chinese zodiac concept is referred to as Shio. The twelve (12) animals that make up the 12Shio are emblematic of the twelve branches of the earth combined with five elements (metal, water, wood, fire and soil) to form a 60-year period.
Each shio has its own character, which will be discussed below. What is 12Shio? For those of you who do not know your shio, please refer to the following table:
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List of Years of Shio
Year 12Shio → Year 12Shio: Elements → Properties
05 Feb, 2019 – 24 Jan, 2020 : Land Pig: Yin
16 Feb, 2018 – 04 Feb, 2019 : Dog Land : The
28 Jan, 2017 – 15 Feb, 2018 : Fire Chicken : Yin
08 Feb, 2016 – 27 Jan, 2017 : Fire Monkey : Yang
Feb 19, 2015 – 07 Feb, 2016 : Wooden Goat : Yin
31 Jan, 2014 – 18 Feb, 2015 : Wooden Horse : Which
10 Feb, 2013 – 30 Jan, 2014 : Water Snake : Yin
23 Jan, 2012 – 09 Feb, 2013 : Water Dragon : Yang
03 Feb, 2011 – 22 Jan, 2012 : Metal Rabbit : Yin
14 Feb, 2010 – 02 Feb, 2011 : Metal Tiger : Yang
26 Jan, 2009 – 13 Feb, 2010 : Buffalo Land : Yin
07 Feb, 2008 – 25 Jan, 2009 : Moles: The
18 Feb, 2007 – 06 Feb, 2008 : Fire Pig : Yin
29 Jan, 2006 – 17 Feb, 2007 : Fire Dogs : The
09 Feb, 2005 – 28 Jan, 2006 : Wooden Chicken : Yin
22 Jan, 2004 – 08 Feb, 2005 : Wood Monkey : Yang
01 Feb, 2003 – 21 Jan, 2004 : Water Goat : Yin
12 Feb, 2002 – 31 Jan, 2003 : Water Horse : The Water Horse : The Water Horse
24 Jan, 2001 – 11 Feb, 2002 : Metal Snake: Yin
05 Feb, 2000 – 23 Jan, 2001 : Metal Dragon : Yang
16 Feb, 1999 – 04 Feb, 2000 : Land Rabbit : Yin
28 Jan, 1998 – 15 Feb, 1999 : Tiger Of The Land : The
07 Feb, 1997 – 27 Jan, 1998 : Fire Buffalo : Yin
19 Feb, 1996 – 06 Feb, 1997 : Fire Rat: The
31 Jan, 1995 – 18 Feb, 1996 : Wooden Pig : Yin
10 Feb, 1994 – 30 Jan, 1995 : Wooden Dog: The
23 Jan, 1993 – 09 Feb, 1994 : Water Chicken : Yin
04 Feb, 1992 – 22 Jan, 1993 : Water Monkey: The
15 Feb, 1991 – 03 Feb, 1992 : Metal Goat: Yin
27 Jan, 1990 – 14 Feb, 1991 : Metal Horse: The Metal Horse: The
06 Feb, 1989 – 26 Jan, 1990 : Earth Snake: Yin
17 Feb, 1988 – 05 Feb, 1989 : Dragon of the Land : Land
29 Jan, 1987 – 16 Feb, 1988 : Fire Rabbit: Yin
09 Feb, 1986 – 28 Jan, 1987 : Fire Tiger : Yang
20 Feb, 1985 – 08 Feb, 1986 : Wooden Buffalo : Yin
02 Feb, 1984 – 19 Feb, 1985 : Wood Rat : The
13 Feb, 1983 – 01 Feb, 1984 : Water Pig : Yin
25 Jan, 1982 – 12 Feb, 1983 : Water Dogs : The Water Dog : The
05 Feb, 1981 – 24 Jan, 1982 : Metal Chicken : Yin
16 Feb, 1980 – 04 Feb, 1981 : Metal Monkey: Yang
28 Jan, 1979- 15 Feb, 1980 : Goat Of The Land : Yin
07 Feb, 1978 – 27 Jan, 1979 : Horse of the Land : Which
18 Feb, 1977 – 06 Feb, 1978 : Fire Snake : Yin
31 Jan, 1976 – 17 Feb, 1977 : Fire Dragon : Yang
11 Feb, 1975 – 30 Jan, 1976 : Wooden Rabbit: Yin
23 Jan, 1974 – 10 Feb, 1975 : Wooden Tiger : Yang
03 Feb, 1973 – 22 Jan, 1974 : Water Buffalo : Yin
15 Feb, 1972 – 02 Feb, 1973 : Water Rat : The Water Rat : The Water Rat : The
27 Jan, 1971 – 14 Feb, 1972 : Metal Pig : Yin
06 Feb, 1970 – 26 Jan, 1971 : Metal Dog: The
17 Feb, 1969 – 05 Feb, 1970 : Chicken Land : Yin
30 Jan, 1968 – 16 Feb, 1969 : The Land Monkey: The
09 Feb, 1967 – 29 Jan, 1968 : Fire Goat : Yin
21 Jan, 1966 – 08 Feb, 1967 : Fire Horse : The
02 Feb, 1965 – 20 Jan, 1966 : Wooden Snake: Yin
13 Feb, 1964 – 01 Feb, 1965 : Wooden Dragon : Yang
25 Jan, 1963 – 12 Feb, 1964 : Water Rabbit: Yin
05 Feb, 1962 – 24 Jan, 1963 : Water Tiger : The Water Tiger : The
15 Feb, 1961 – 04 Feb, 1962 : Metal Buffalo : Yin
28 Jan, 1960 – 14 Feb, 1961 : Metal Rat : Yan
This one is one of the most favored in the Chinese zodiac. Dog owners are loyal, honest, smart, fair, friendly and sincere.
His passion is great to progress, keep learning and observing everything tirelessly. They are also rule-abiding, disciplined, law-abiding and actively working.
Dogs are very realistic, reluctant to accept romance or melancholia. Never fantasize excessively. They will not release pigeons in their hands just for the sake of delusion to catch high-flying anai.
Chickens are generally known as valiant heroes, they tend to be difficult to understand and have eccentric personalities. His impressive outward appearance could be regarded as a symbol of confidence and alertness.
But even so, the thought of The Rooster is quite conservative and colossal. But still, Rooster has an interesting and stylish bearing. They never walk hunched over, their body position always looks upright and stooping.
Even the most shy chicken owners still have a sturdy, slender body piece and always maintain firmness in acting.
Pigs have a charming personality, somewhat mysterious, dashing, strong, brave, calm, understanding, easily provoked by emotions but do not like quarrels.
They are very suitable to be a place of complaining. The Pig is ready to warmly welcome anyone, trying to help and solve any problem even though it is clear that the person who complained to him was indeed guilty.
Goats have luck that can be said to always be fortunate. His friends are always ready to help in all interests.
Because of the kindness of his heart and the innocence of her conscience, the Goddess of Luck always smiled at the Goat. They are among those who do not hesitate to spend their wealth to help others who are affected by disaster.
Rabbits are the epitome of elegance, modesty, wisdom, hospitality and also beauty.
The owner of Rabbit rabbits are language-virtuous, have artistic value, be flexible, deft and good at diplomacy. Rabbits are seen brilliantly in the fields of law, politics and government. They are suitable in the stock trading business.
His business instincts are sharp, expert in diplomacy and adept at deliberation. They know when it’s time to stop criticism. They don’t like to make other people ashamed in public. Skilled in saving face and self-esteem, both self-esteem and friends.
As with any open book, the personality of the Buffalo is very predictable. No wonder they are often said to be ‘less imaginative.’ Buffalo is a picture of robustness, stability, consistency, conventional, adherence to rules and sustainability.
Buffalo has a selfless honest nature, diligent and calm as if expressionless facing all things. The movement was slow, but full of energy. Buffaloes are insightful and can be a good listener, even if they find it difficult to change their opinions.
Buffaloes seem very stubborn and tend to be prejudiced. They understand all their obligations and believe that only by working hard will they achieve success. They don’t believe that adversity can unravel just by waiting for good fortune. Real action that can change things, not fate.
Horses are able to make decisions quickly even though their emotions are unstable. They refuse to comply with the norm. As an independent, optimistic and humorous figure, Horse likes to do crazy actions to attract attention, show off and captivate others with his charm.
They were very light-handed, no doubt to help anyone. They believe the world will be beautiful if people want to give a little affection, then he starts first.
The Tiger symbol symbolizes power and might, considering the Tiger is a persistent and fearless fighting beast. So it is with the Tiger That descends the natural character of the tiger beast.
They always appear at the right moments with great charm and surprise. His impulses and spirit anesthetized as well as stimulated, they were able to awaken the spirits of those around him. The owner of the famous Tiger is happy to captivate and become the center of attention.
Monkeys are the smartest of all. They are agile, cannot be silent, humorous, witty, fun and able to deceive anyone. Adept at calculating and evading disasters and astute as to set traps so that the enemy is helpless.
They are brave, without calculation, unbridled freelancing and full of vitality. Monkey does not know the name of danger, acting as he pleases, clever and adept at business.
They always know the market turmoil and are able to read customers’ minds. No wonder his life tends to be well-off. From the field of business, politics to the military and several other fields suitable for the owner of The Monkey.
The dragon is the mystical beast known to be the most majestic and most widely revered by the Chinese people. Dragons symbolize not only empire or virility, but are also protectors of wealth, power and prosperity.
Dragon animals represent great power, so it is believed to always be able to determine their own destiny. People with Dragon’s bershio tend to shoulder great burdens and responsibilities even though they are the youngest members of the family.
In fact, when there was an eldest child in a family with Dragon, he was immediately considered able to raise his younger siblings with greater authority than their parents.
Rats have a witty personality, diligent, responsive and deft. Rats also always look charming, cheerful, honest and tend to be outspoken. The other nature of the Rat is ingenious, agile, humorous, enterprising, frugal but tends to be a little stingy and confident. On the other hand, Rats are also fond of parties, like to hang out and take a walk.
Snakes like to be alone, but they have their own very classy sociable techniques. They are easy to face various atmospheres, can be gentle, polite and sparkly when needed or be graceful and friendly if necessary.
Less careful, likes to count and compare things. Not wanting to tolerate people or things that are not favorable to him, but it is very easy to make adjustments in any situation and condition. Not an adventurer, but possessed abilities on par with professional adventurers.