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What Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Says About Your Personality And What To Expect in 2022

Legend has it when you are born, your corresponding Chinese zodiac sign influences your personality and what lies ahead in your future. 

According to the Chinese calendar, your Chinese zodiac sign is determined by the year you were born in. The Chinese zodiac, also known as Shēngxiào ( 生肖; born resembling), is a 12-year cycle in which each year is represented by a different animal. In order, the 12 animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. 

Chinese zodiac animals have astrological and cultural meanings. Since ancient times people have associated each animal sign with certain personality or character traits.

So, just for fun, read on to find out what your Chinese zodiac sign is and discover what it says about your personality and what 2022, the year of Tiger, has in store for you!

What is my Chinese zodiac sign?

According to the Chinese calendar, each year is represented by a specific animal. For example, if you were born in 1998; your Chinese zodiac sign would be the Tiger. 

Check out the table below to find out which animal your birth year falls under:

Chinese Zodiac SignYears
Rat…1936,1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 …
Ox…1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021…
Tiger…1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022…
Rabbit… 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 …
Dragon… 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 …
Snake… 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 …
Horse… 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 …
Goat… 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 …
Monkey… 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 …
Rooster… 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 …
Dog… 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 …
Pig… 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 …

What does my Chinese zodiac sign tell me about my personality and what can I expect in 2022? 

1. Rat 

Generally, people born in the Rat year are smart, charming, and imaginative. If your zodiac sign is the Rat, it’s likely that you’re extroverted, you welcome challenges, and enjoy learning about new things. You also pay great attention to small details that others wouldn’t notice. Quick-witted and funny, you are kind and will always be there for your friends. 

What to expect in 2022: You will have to work really hard to get what you want and achieve your goals. This effort may drain you and push you to your limits. So, you need to take care of your health and make sure to get enough rest. The coming year of Tiger shows that you will have good finances this year. However, be cautious about who you put your trust in.

2. Ox 

You do things carefully, step by step, because you want to get everything done right. You’re not afraid of hard work and never lose sight of your goal. You prefer spending time with a small, close social circle rather than a crowd. Dependable, persistent, and caring, you’re always trusted to take charge of important positions in a project or event. 

What to expect in 2022: It will be a good year for those born in the Ox year. You will be able to get the stable, loving relationship that you’ve always craved. There will also be a lot of changes in your career, which all seem to be good and positive. The upcoming new year can be filled with financial success and victories if you find and work with someone sharing the same big ideas as you! 

3. Tiger 

You’re adventurous and a natural leader if you have the Tiger as your zodiac sign. You always stand up for your beliefs, even if it means losing out. You also prefer to do things your way by yourself, which sometimes may make you seem arrogant. Interestingly, in a study of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Forbes discovered that a significantly great number of them were born in the year of Tiger! 

What to expect in 2022: You will face many unexpected changes that you should learn how to accept and adapt to quickly. Also, avoid making any hasty decisions in your career and love life, as your quick temper can cause serious trouble this coming year. 

4. Rabbit 

The Rabbit is known for being gentle, elegant, kind, responsible. You tend to have a large circle of family and friends as everyone likes a Rabbit! You don’t like conflicts and try your best to avoid them. 

What to expect in 2022: The year ahead will be a peaceful and happy time for you. Both your mental and physical health will improve greatly. Family conflict may occur but keep your cool, and everything will work out well. 

5. Dragon 

Dragons are culturally important in China, so it is a very popular zodiac sign. The Dragon is warmhearted, confident, and enthusiastic. People often seek advice from you. Your outgoing personality helps you get along with many types of people. 

What to expect in 2022: You should be aware and stay away from conflicts as they will all be disastrous. You should also make your health a top priority. It’s best to have regular check-ups and follow medical advice strictly.   

6. Snake 

As a Snake, you’re wise and mysterious. You’re decisive and always follow your gut. You tend to keep things to yourself and think carefully before saying anything. Also, you can be sensitive and jealous. 

What to expect in 2022: You won’t have any money issues in 2022. However, focus on saving and avoid lending people too much money. You should spend more time with your partner, or things will go sour quickly. Don’t let your stubbornness get in the way as well, and be open to others’ advice. 

7. Horse

People born in the Horse years are talented, generous, and energetic. You never get tired! You love to take on challenges and adventures. You don’t like not having control and will fight hard until you regain it.

What to expect in 2022: Many opportunities will come to you in the year of Tiger. Stay calm and persistent, and you will gain what you’ve dreamt of for a long time. It’s also a good year to start taking your side hustle seriously, as it will increase your income markedly. 

8. Goat 

You are artistic, calm, and sympathetic. You are kind and compassionate. Helping others is your happiness. You are often seen as a shy, timid person who doesn’t like to lead. A Goat person is loyal and never leaves their loved ones behind. 

What to expect in 2022: You will find your other half this year if you’re single. If you’re already taken, it’ll still be a big year with many major happy events. Make sure you have a good amount of savings put aside, as you’ll likely need extra cash to use throughout the year. 

9. Monkey 

You’re funny and quick-witted. People love being around you as you can light up the atmosphere within minutes. You have great social skills and make new friends wherever you go.

What to expect in 2022: This year will be quite challenging. However, you can learn and gain a lot of experience from it. Stay patient and decisive throughout the year and you will get a fruitful reward in the end. 

10. Rooster 

You are practical and resourceful, and you make the best of what you have without taking unnecessary risks. You’re a diligent worker who says what’s on your mind and has a distinct sense of style.

What to expect in 2022: The Rooster is supposed to be the luckiest of the zodiac signs in the Tiger year. Work and relationship affairs will go smoothly and potentially progress to greater levels. So, keep it up with what you’ve been doing and enjoy 2022!

11. Dog 

People born in Dog years are honest, prudent, and loyal. You’re an excellent listener who everyone trusts to tell their secrets. You also have a great sense of right and wrong and stick to what you believe in. Kind and lovely are common descriptions of people born in Dog years. 

What to expect in 2022: Be careful with any financial investments or legal issues in 2022. This year will not be difficult if you’re willing to listen to others’ advice and put effort into your study. It’s also the time where your love and loyalty will be proven to your significant ones. 

12. Pig

You are compassionate, diligent, and generous. You love to care for and help others. You’re also very straightforward and always tell the truth. For that reason, you’re well respected and admired by people around you.

What to expect in 2022: Generally, this year will be peaceful with not too many dramas. Your financial situation will improve steadily this year. You’ll likely get a lot of new opportunities in the second half of the year, so watch out and be ready! 

So, what is your zodiac sign? Whatever you are, we hope 2022 will bring you lots of love, laughter, and joy!

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