Chinese Zodiac For Kids

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The Chinese Zodiac (Shēngxiào, or 生肖) is based on a 12 year cycle that begins with the rat and ends with the pig.  After the 12th year, the cycle starts with the rat again.  Every year is represented by a different animal.  Finding out your zodiac sign isn’t just based on the Western calendar year, but it is based on when Chinese New Year begins and the Chinese calendar.   For example, if you were born between Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980 then you are a sheep.  If you were born on January 12, 1979 you are still considered a horse even though 1979 is the year of the sheep.  Enter your birthday below to find out your zodiac sign.  Just for fun, find out what are your best career options depending on your zodiac sign.



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What Does Your Child’s Zodiac Sign Mean For The Future?

Will you be a world traveler? A secret agent? An explorer? Or perhaps a fortune-teller?

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Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044… RAT: It is said that you are generous, imaginative, and charming.  It is common for people under the Rat zodiac to be publicists, writers, or critics.Carissa, Dylan
Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045… OX: It is said that you are a natural-born leader.  You are conservative and methodical.  Typical careers would include a surgeon, military personnel, or hairdresser.Solana, Nicole, Caleigh, Alina, Kylie, Max
Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046… TIGER: It is said that you can be emotional and sensitive.  You have a lot of love to give.Excellent positions include anything with supervision, an explorer, matador, or race car driver.Melody, Diego, Tyler, Gio
Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047… RABBIT: It is said you are pleasant and people like being around you.  You are also a risk-taker.The rabbit would make an excellent actor, lawyer, or diplomat.Matthew, Zoey
Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048… DRAGON: It is said that you are full of vitality and enthusiasm.  You are very popular.Typically, the dragon would be a priest, politician, artist, or some type of leader.
Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049… SNAKE: It is said that you are wise and charming.  You are also a deep thinker.The best jobs for this sign would be a writer, philosopher, teacher, fortune-teller, or psychiatrist.Jacob
Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050… HORSE: It is said that you are a hard worker.  You are both intelligent and independent.This person is typically a scientist, politician, poet, or adventurer.
Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051… SHEEP: It is said that you are elegant and artistic.  You are fun to be around. The best career for the sheep would be an actor, beachcomber, or gardener.Vincent, Aidan
Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052… MONKEY: It is said you are quick and clever.  You have a big personality. The great thing about being a Monkey is that they will succeed in anything they want to do.Jessica, Lindsay, Ever
Born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053… CHICKEN: It is said that you work hard and like to speak your mind.  You are good at making decisions. The perfect career for a chicken would be a restaurant owner, military personnel, publicist, or world traveler.Annabelle, Ava, Tyler, Valoria, Milo, Emmi, Isabelle
Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054… DOG: It is said that you are a faithful friend.  You are helpful and honest. People under this sign are very successful, making them great candidates for business, teaching, or working as a secret agent.Sienna, Summer, Courtney, Brooke, Colin, Jeremiah, Sylvan, Jordan, Amy
Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055… PIG: It is said that you are sincere and honest.  You are very intelligent and people like being around you. People under this sign are eager for knowledge, they tend to be successful, especially when it comes to finances, entertainment, or the legal field.Alex, Kaitlin, Evan, Elyssa


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