According to Chinese astrology, animal signs that are four years apart are compatible...
18 Jan 2017 - 5:00 PM  UPDATED 24 Jan 2017 - 10:17 AM

There are 12 zodiacal animal signs in the Chinese calendar and people born under each sign have different characteristics and personalities.

According to Chinese astrology, animal signs that are four years apart are believed to be compatible and those six years apart incompatible. Test where your compatibility lies using the following Chinese zodiac chart.

If you find you're not compatible with your bias, you can always check the Western one


RAT is the first sign of the lunar calendar

  • Charming, innovative and intelligent
  • Forthright, inquisitive and intrusive, but always in a disarmingly honest way
  • Excels in business, alert to opportunities
  • Easy to get along with, hardworking and thrifty
  • Generous to those you are fond of
  • Can be easily agitated but maintains self-control, gaining many friends
  • Bright, fun-loving, social, occasionally critical or grouchy
  • Female rats may be especially frugal, but usually not with their own children
  • Overambitious at times

Best to hang out with those who are an Ox, Dragon, Snake or Monkey and you’ll get along well. Those who are a Tiger, Dog, Boar, or another Rat will also provide good company. Avoid those who are a Horse, and you may want to steer clear of the Rooster and Sheep too.


Dara (2NE1) - November 12, 1984

Park Bom (2NE1) - March 24, 1984

Zelo (B.A.P) - October 15, 1996

Momo (TWICE) - November 9, 1996

Youngjae (GOT7) - September 17, 1996

Rainie Yang (Solo Artist) – 4 June 1984

Akanishi Jin (Solo Artist) - 4 July 1984

Yesung (Super Junior) – Aug 24, 1984

OX is the second sign of the lunar calendar

  • Symbolises the attainment of prosperity through fortitude and hard work
  • Dependable, calm, methodical
  • Patient and tireless worker, sticks to routines and conventions
  • Generally fair-minded and a good listener but difficult to change their mind
  • With affairs of the heart, the Ox can be naïve, not fully comprehending the entrapment of love
  • Don’t expect poetry and romanticism. They will be inclined to long courtships
  • Charitable by nature, backbone of society
  • May hold grudges for long periods of time
  • Knows how to give orders as well as taking them

Stick with the Snake and Rooster, watch out for the Sheep!


Shindong (Super Junior) - September 28, 1985

Jungkook (BTS) - September 1, 1997

BamBam (GOT7) - May 2, 1997

Yugyeom (GOT7) - November 17, 1997

Jaejoong (JYJ)  - Jan 26, 1986 (1985 per lunar calendar)

TIGER is the third sign of the lunar calendar

  • Symbolises power, passion and daring
  • A rebellious, colourful and unpredictable character, commanding awe and respect from all
  • Impulsive and vivacious, restless and reckless, loves being the centre of attention
  • Has humanitarian instincts, loves babies and endangered species
  • Whatever the current object of praise is, everything else will take second place
  • The tiger can be aspiring and adventurous, trusting their own luck and charisma to see them through tough times and eventually bring success
  • Female tigers are fashion conscious, articulate and liberated
  • May have large egos, but romantic at heart

The Horse and Dog will provide wonderful friendships; the Monkey is not a good fit for you!


Boram (T-ARA) - March 22, 1986

Eunhyuk (Super Junior) – April 4, 1986

Siwon (Super Junior/Actor) – April 7, 1986

Lee Donghae (Super Junior/Actor) – Oct 15, 1986

BoA (Solo Singer) – Nov 5, 1986

Xiah Junsu (JYJ) – Dec 15, 1986

Crystal Kay - February 26, 1986

RABBIT is the fourth sign of the lunar calendar

  • Considered very fortunate
  • Serves as a symbol of longevity, said to derive its essence from the moon
  • Soul of graciousness, good manners, sound counsel, kindness and sensitivity to beauty
  • Soft-spoken, graceful and elegant
  • Naturally reserved, artistic and likely to possess good judgement
  • Lucky in business, thorough and will shine in fields of law, government and research
  • Can be cunning, and even ruthless, suave and self-indulgent
  • Strong-willed and self-assured, pursues objectives with methodical precision
  • Ms. Rabbit is delightful and her company is highly sought after, but when she feels she’s had enough will drop whatever she is doing to rest

Best Rabbit matches are Sheep and Boar- your opposite is the Rooster!


T.O.P (BIGBANG)  - November 4, 1987

Victoria (f(x)) – Feb 2, 1987

Jay Park (Solo Artist) – April 25, 1987

Fei (Miss A) – April 27, 1987

Ryeowook (Super Junior) – June 21, 1987

G.NA (Solo Singer) – Sept 13, 1987

Junsu (2PM) – Jan 15, 1988 (1987 per lunar calendar)

Lee Minho - June 22, 1987 

DRAGON is the fifth sign of the lunar calendar

  • Magnanimous and full of vitality and strength
  • Constantly on the go, egotistical and eccentric, dogmatic, whimsical and demanding, but never without a band of admirers
  • Dragon children tend to assume the burdens and responsibilities of a family
  • Energetic and eager with the potential to accomplish great things
  • If not careful to contain enthusiasm, can burn up in smoke
  • Powerful and difficult to oppose, prosperous, but prone to megalomania and intimidation
  • Despite their ways the're loyal to friends and family
  • Don’t expect a Dragon to be overly sentimental or romantic
  • A super positive person
  • It is said that Dragons born during a storm will lead a tempestuous and hazardous life, while those born during calm seas and heavens will live a more protected and amiable life

Dragons, befriend the Rat and Monkey - avoid the Dog.


Solji (EXID)  - January 10, 1989

Kashiyuka (Perfume) – December 23, 1988

Kevin (ZE:A) – February 23, 1988

Hwang Juwon (AA) – March 15 , 1988

Taeyang (Big Bang/Solo Singer) – May 18, 1988

Nichkhun (2PM/Actor) – June 24, 1988

Alexander (Former U Kiss/Solo Singer) – July 29, 1988

G Dragon (Big Bang/Solo Singer) – Aug 18, 1988

Nocchi (Perfume) – 20th Septemer 1988

Yoobin (Wonder Girls) – Oct 4, 1988

SNAKE is the sixth sign of the lunar calendar

  • Philosopher, theologian, political wizard, the Snake is the deepest thinker and an enigma
  • Endowed with a personal wisdom
  • Graceful and soft-spoken, will gravitate naturally towards the finer things in life
  • Very beautiful
  • Generally relies on their own judgment, not working well with others, trusting their own instincts rather than outside advice
  • By nature they're skeptical, but will keep suspicions to themselves
  • One of the most tenacious signs, never stops plotting and can be viciously unrelenting
  • Can be possessive and demanding in relationships
  • Snake women are the original femme fatale, if she doesn’t have money and power she will marry into it, and won’t agonise over women’s rights
  • She will be her husbands’ best asset

Oxen and Roosters are your fellow intellectuals; Snakes and Boars do not mix well with you!


Doojoon (BEAST) - July 4, 1989

Hyoyeon (Girls' Generation) - September 22, 1989

Yong Jun-hyung (BEAST) - December 19, 1989

Sunny (Girls' Generation) - May 15, 1989


A-chan (Perfume) -15th February, 1989

Jia (Miss A) – Feb 3, 1989

Daesung (BigBang) – April 26, 1989

Ailee (Solo Singer/Actress) – May 30, 1989

Tiffany (SNSD) – Aug 1, 1989

Jokwon (2AM/Solo Singer) – Aug 28, 1989

Hyunseung (Beast) – Sept 3, 1989

Yuri (SNSD/Actress) – Dec 5, 1989

Onew (Shinee) – Dec 14, 1989

Nam Jihyun (4minute) – Jan 9, 1990 (1989 per lunar calendar)  

Yang Yoseob (Beast) – Jan 5, 1990  (1989 per lunar calendar)  

Taeyeon (Girls' Generation) March 9, 1989 

HORSE is the seventh sign of the lunar calendar

  • Cheerful, popular and quick-witted, although can be hot-tempered and headstrong at times
  • The unpredictable horse can fall in and out of love easily
  • Warmly appealing, has a love of sports, outdoor activities and animals
  • Natives of this sign are often called playboys or playgirls, but is just as skillful in business as in love
  • Can be impulsive and stubborn 
  • Known for an explosive nature
  • The intelligent horse is performance and success oriented
  • Quick to build up speed and quick to lose interest
  • The lady horse is full of spunk

The Tiger and Dog are fellow idealists and will provide good relationships, the Rat is its exact opposite.


Bang Yong-guk (B.A.P) - March 31, 1990

B-Bomb (Block B)  - December 14, 1990

ChoA (Crayon Pop) - July 12, 1990

Bora (SISTAR) – Jan 30, 1990

Xiumin (EXO-M) – Mar 26, 1990

Lee Kikwang (Beast/Actor) – Mar 30, 1990

Jonghyun (Shinee) – April 8, 1990

Luhan (EXO-M) – April 20, 1990

Hanbyul (LED Apple) – July 4, 1990

Rome (C-Clown) – Sept 6, 1990

Minwoo (ZE:A) -  Sept 6, 1990

Jay Chou - Jan 18, 1979 

Hyorin (Sistar) – Jan 11, 1991 (1990 per lunar calendar) 

SHEEP is the eighth sign of the lunar calendar

  • The Samaritan, righteous, sincere and easily taken by sob stories
  • Well mannered, even shy, gentle and compassionate
  • At their best, they're artistic, fashionable and creative, worst, they're easily overcome by emotions, depressed and withdrawn
  • Dislikes strict schedules and too much discipline and criticism
  • Apt to mother and/or smother its object of affection
  • Generous, containing fantastic luck and fortune
  • The Sheep is a worrier and tends to be a pessimist and expects others to cheer them up
  • Knack for turning weakness into strength
  • Would rather follow others than make decisions, may be criticised for not taking a firm stand when trying to avoid conflicts

Also concerned with their senses, Rabbit and Boar will provide allies- beware of the Ox!


Lay (EXO) - October 7, 1991

Jimin (AOA) - January 8, 1991

Seohyun (Girls' Generation) - June 28th, 1991 

CL (2NE1) – Feb 26, 1991

Mir (MBLAQ) – Mar 10, 1991

Eli (U Kiss) – Mar 13, 1991

Suho (EXO-K) – May 22, 1991

AJ (U Kiss) – June 4, 1991

Dongwoon (Beast) – June 6, 1991

Seohyun (SNSD) – June 28, 1991

Hoon (U Kiss) – Aug 16, 1991

Key (Shinee) – Sept 23, 1991

Kevin Woo (U Kiss) – Nov 25, 1991

Minho (SHINee) - 9 December 1991


MONKEY is the ninth sign of the lunar calendar

  • Sign of the inventor, improviser and motivator, a charlatan capable of drawing everyone to him with guile and charm
  • Quick-witted genius, clever, flexible and innovative
  • Can solve intricate problems with ease and is a fast learner, no challenge is too great
  • May have an inborn superiority complex, with a low level of respect for others, or rather, a too-high level of respect for himself
  • Very sociable with the ability to get you on their side
  • Never lacking confidence, no matter how docile they appear
  • Not completely selfish though, more like a child with a delightful preoccupation in himself
  • When talking to a Monkey, be factual

Fellow “Doers” are a good match; the Rat and Dragon complement Monkeys best. Tigers and Monkeys are not a good mix!


Chen (EXO)  - September 21, 1992

Soyou (SISTAR) - February 12, 1992

Yuna (AOA) - December 30, 1992

Zico (Block B) - September 14, 1992

Jin (BTS) - December 4, 1992

Hani (EXID) - May 1, 1992 

Sandeul (B1A4) – Mar 20, 1992

Hyuna (4minute/Solo Singer) – June 6, 1992

Sohee (Wonder Girls) – June 27, 1992

Park Kyung  (Block B) – July 8, 1992

Baro (B1A4) -  Sep 5, 1992

Amber ( f(x) ) – Sept 18, 1992

Ohno Satoshi (Arashi) – 26 November 1980

Jolin Tsai (Solo Artist) - 15 September 1980

D.O (EXO-K) – Jan 12, 1993

Baekhyun (EXO-K) - May 6, 1992 

ROOSTER is the tenth sign of the lunar calendar

  • The dauntless hero who must look to the earth to survive, they are the most misunderstood and eccentric of all the signs
  • The epitome of self-assurance and aggression, but at heart can be conservative and old-fashioned
  • Typically two rooster types, the rapid-firing, extremely talkative type, and the deadly somber observers - both equally hard to deal with
  • Acute, neat, meticulous, organised, decisive, upright, direct and alert
  • Outstanding performer that shines when they are the center of attention, could well pursue any career putting them in the public eye

Stick with the Ox and Snake; dedicated fighters - shy away from Rabbits!


Hongbin (VIXX) - September 29, 1993

Mark (GOT7) - September 4, 1993

Suga (BTS) - March 9, 1993

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Solo Artist) – 29 January 1993

Siwoo (C-Clown) – May 5, 1993

IU (Solo Singer/Actress) – May 16, 1993

Aron (NU-EST) – May 21, 1993

Lee Taemin (Shinee) – July 18, 1993

Luna (f(x)) – Aug 12, 1993

JB (GOT7) - 6 January 1994 (1993 per lunar new year) 

Yoo Youngjae (B.A.P) – Jan 24, 1994 (1993 per lunar new year) 


DOG is the eleventh sign of the lunar calendar

  • Very likable, honest, intelligent and straightforward
  • Deep sense of loyalty and passion for justice and fair play
  • Animated and attractive, amiable and unpretentious, can get along with others and is not too demanding
  • At times will protect the interests of others more than themselves
  • Anger can come in bight flashes, but will die quickly too, it will always be justifiable though
  • The Dog was born with his defenses up, you will have to gain their confidence slowly
  • Will work hard when he wants to, otherwise has a certain “lie by the fire” laziness
  • Can be practical, fearless and the owner of a sharp tongue, unrealistic and outspoken

The Dog, Tiger and Horse are united in their quest for idealism, you will find it hard to relax in the presence of the Dragon.


Krystal (f(x)) - October 24, 1994

Rain (Solo Singer/Actor) - June 25, 1982

JR (GOT7) - September 22, 1994

Jackson (GOT7) - March 28, 1994

J-Hope (BTS) - 18 February 1994

Rap Monster (BTS) - 12 September 1994

Aiba Masaki (Arashi) – 24 December 1982

Sakurai Shou (Arashi) – 25 January 1982

Dongho (U Kiss) – June 29, 1994

Sohyun (4minute) – Aug 30, 1994

Suzy (Miss A/Actress) – Oct 10, 1994

PIG/BOAR is the twelfth sign of the lunar calendar

  • The sign of honesty, simplicity and great fortitude
  • Gallant, sturdy and courageous, will apply themselves to tasks with all their strength
  • May appear rough on the outside, but beyond the surface are different
  • A natural person, the original nice guy, popular and sought after
  • Seeks universal harmony, will have fights but will not hold grudges
  • Equally known for their wantan pursuit of pleasure - sometimes the saint and sinner can be intertwined
  • Loyal and thoughtful, will make lasting and beneficial relationships
  • The boar will grow on you - you cannot do without them
  • Will welcome a friend and their troubles with open arms

Stick with emotionally and artistically guided signs of the Rabbit and Sheep - beware of the Snake!


Baekho (NU'EST)  - July 21, 1995

Seolhyun (AOA) - January 3, 1995

V (BTS) - December 30, 1995

Jimin (BTS) - October 13, 1995

Ricky (Teen Top) – Feb 27, 1995

Matsumoto Jun (Arashi) – 30 August 1983

Kim Heechul (Super Junior) – July 10, 1983

Leeteuk (Super Junior) – July  1, 1983

Ninomiya Kazurani (Arashi) – 17 June 1983

Nayeon (TWICE) - September 22, 1995 

Astrological Animal Signs Compatibility Grid

Animal Signs Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
Rat well suited happy & steady hot & cold may argue suitable match volatile pair poor match poor match very lively need effort lively 
quite charm
Ox happy & steady caring pair ups & downs ups & downs tricky 
support each other difficult match steer clear loving pair good match can be good need
Tiger hot & cold need effort happy & steady can be good require patience steer clear good ally can work out very rocky hard 
strong ally superb match
Rabbit may argue ups & downs can be good truly loving hard going hard work can work out great fun need effort many conflicts truly loving superb match
Dragon suitable match tricky pair require patience hard going good match can be good lively pair hot & cold good pair

-ful pair

not suitable hard
Snake volatile pair support each other steer clear hard work can be good

-ful pair

tricky pair need effort long lasting match

-ful pair

quite charm
Horse poor match difficult match good ally can work out lively 
caring sharing superb match quite hurtful can be good good 
ups &
Sheep poor match steer clear can work out great fun hot & 
require effort superb match long lasting can work out hard 
Monkey very 
loving pair very rocky need effort good 
long lasting match quite hurtful can work out full of laughter hard going volatile pair poles
Rooster need effort good match hard work many conflicts

-ful pair

-ful pair

can be good hard work hard going intense passion poor match require
Dog lively 
can be good strong ally truly loving not suitable quite charm
good ally tricky pair volatile pair poor match loyal loving ups &
Pig quite charm
need effort superb match superb match  hard 
not match
ups & downs support each other poles apart require effort ups & downs intense


Who are you most compatible with?

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