Character Traits and Omens


According to legend, once each of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals was assigned its place in the lunar cycle, it then endowed that year and those born in it with its particular traits. People born in the year of the Rat are famous for their charm, but are "fussy" about details. Year of the Ox people are quiet, agile with their hands, and mentally alert. Those born in the year of the Tiger are short-tempered but show great affection for those they love. Rabbit people are financially lucky, ambitious and talented. Those born in the year of the Dragon display self-confidence and power. Year of the Snake people possess great wisdom and are fortunate with money. Horse people are cheerful and popular but talk a little too much. The Ram imparts imagination and love for beauty. Those born in the year of the Monkey are clever, skilled, and inventive. Rooster people are dedicated to their work, and seem to always be busy. Year of the Dog traits include hard work, loyalty, and sympathy for those in need. Those born in the year of the Pig have an immense inner strength. The legend of the Chinese zodiac animals and their horoscopes are part of an ancient tradition that lives on into present day, and which gave inspiration to The Lunar New Year Collection.