The animal within our soul

Karen Grennan

Chinese Horoscopes are organized into the 12 animals that listened to Buddha before he left the earth.
According to legend, before Buddha departed from earth, he summoned all the animals to bid him farewell for 12 consecutive years.
These animals were given a special privilege, each animal that came was given a year that would be named after them.
The animal that goes along with this year is the animal that Buddha said will be trapped in your heart and stored in your soul. These animals will influence your life in many ways.
The animals that came to visit Buddha are the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Boar.
The rat is the first animal that went to visit Buddha before he departed. The years ruled by this animal are 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020.
A Rat personality is charming, hardworking and honest. They are passionate. They give great advice, but can never decide anything for themselves. They are loved by all.
Rats can be power hungry, petty and greedy. They hate spending money and will only spend it on those they love.
This signs’ greatest enemy is the horse, and its best partner is the Dragon and the Monkey.
The next animal that went to see Buddha is the Ox. The years for this animal are 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021.
Ox people are very intelligent and self-confident. They are patient, helpful and hard working. They may appear to be rigid and mean, but they are soft and kind-hearted underneath.
This sign symbolizes prosperity through hard work. An Ox will always be dependable, and calm. This person is also very responsible and will always be there when needed.
The ox’s worst enemy is the Sheep and the best matches are the Rooster and the Snake.
The next animal is the Tiger. The Tigers years go as followed: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022.
A Tiger is courageous, active and self-assured. Tigers are born leaders, who are passionate and independent. They are restless people who are rebellious and very dynamic. They are also very protective.
The tiger is also impulsive and stimulating.
The Tiger’s greatest enemy is the Monkey, and his most likely companion is the Dog and Horse.
The Rabbit is one of the greatest signs in Chinese mythology. The rabbit stands for long life and is suppose to come from the moon. The years are 1952, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 and 2023.
Rabbits are loving, good mannered, intelligent, creative people who love to help and guide. They are noble, kind, sensitive and soft-spoken
This animal can be moody and impatient at times, but for the most part he or she will be environmentally aware, peaceful and full of life.
The worst enemy of the Rabbit is the Rooster and the best matches are the Sheep and Boar.
The Dragon is the most selfish sign out of all in Chinese astrology. The years that belong to him are 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 and 2024.
A Dragon is shrewd, full of initiative, creative and lucky. The Dragon is also strong. The dragon is successful, bright and self-assured.
The Dragon is also stubborn, irritable and very impulsive. Dragons are extremely proud and quick tempered.
A Dragon’s best match is the Rat and Monkey. His worst is the Dog.
The Snake is the next animal that came to see Buddha depart. The years that collide with this sign are 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025.
This sign is wise, calm and understanding. Snakes are elegant and charming. This person is a deep thinker. Snakes are graceful and soft-spoken and likes the finer things in life. They are always deeply religious and very in tune with their third eye.
A Snake’s worst enemy is the Boar and it’s best matches are the Ox and the Rooster.
The Horse’s years goes as followed: 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 and 2026. Horses are cheerful, popular and quick witted. They are often happy, independent people. Horses are also earthly and warm. They are energetic, good looking and graceful.
A horse is also unpredictable, hot tempered, rash and headstrong. Also, the horse is extremely instable in nature.
The best matches are Tiger and Dog. The worst is the Rat.
The next animal is the sheep. The years are 1955, 1967, 1979,1991, 2003 and 2015.
Sheep are intelligent, artistic, good natured and generous. They are lucky animals, which are always sincere, compassionate and gentle.
A sheep is also indecisive and very passive. They are undisciplined and very shy. They are very withdrawn and hate being pressured.
The sheep’s worst enemy is the Ox and the best matches are the Rabbit and Boar.
The next animal is the Monkey. It’s years are 1956, 1968, 1980,1992, 2004 and 2016.
Monkeys are lively, witty and intelligent. They are fast learners with an amazing memory. They are also very social creatures. They are inventors, motivators and charmers.
Monkeys are also lazy, optimistic and manipulative. They can be selfish and egotistic.
The Monkeys greatest match is Dragon and Rat. The worst is the Tiger.
The Rooster is the next sign. Its years are 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017.
Roosters are hardworking, talented and confident. They are outspoken and good with money. This animal is eccentric and self-assured. Roosters are talkative and observing.
This sign also is insensitive, misunderstood, shy and overly critical.
Its best matches are Ox and Snake and its worst is the Rabbit.
Next is the Dog. The years for this sign are 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018.
Dogs are honest, faithful, loyal and responsible. They are also very prosperous. They are practical and realistic. They are generous, intelligent and straightforward.
Dogs are also guarded, never relaxed and defensive. This sign also complains a lot and is the most misunderstood.
Dogs best match is the Tiger and Horse and the worst is the Dragon.
The last animal to say Good bye to Buddha was the Boar. The years for this animal are 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019.
Boars are diligent, courageous and hate to fight. They are sensitive and cultural.
Boars are also self indulgent, materialistic, not good with money and insecure.
The best matches for the Boar are the Rabbit and Sheep. The worst is the snake.