The Chinese Lunar Calendar names each of the twelve years after an animal. The Legend says that the Lord Buddha had called upon all the animals to come to him before he departed from earth. Twelve animals namely Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Boar came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived.
The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has intense influence on personality. So know which year are you born:
Rat - 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
Ox - 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
Tiger - 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Rabbit - 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Dragon - 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000
Snake - 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
Horse - 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
Sheep - 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
Monkey - 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Rooster - 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dog - 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Boar - 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007
And how is the Tiger year for each of you?
If you were born in the year of the Rat:
Do not take unnecessary risks this year and continue the routine. Travel can be good for you this year.
If you were born in the year of the OX:
All your turmoils of last year will settle and can Keep your head about you this year. There may be friction at home and work. However, your natural perseverance will get you through this dramatic year.
If you were born in the year of the Tiger:
Its your year. A year full of energy and activity for you. Just be cautious to not overspend.
If you were born in the year of the Rabbit:
Set plans and projects into gear this year! Its a time to prosper.
If you were born in the year of the Dragon:
Stay positive learn and upgrade yourself as this year is for your upgradation but Relationships may be difficult for the Dragon in the year of the tiger.
If you were born in the year of the Snake:
A good year to keep a low profile and a level head. Better sit back and wait for your desires to come true.
If you were born in the year of the Horse:
A good year for the horse! Experience a vibrant time and time of great socializing. Keep your finances under control.
If you were born in the year of the Sheep:
Waw! its going to be an interesting and busy year for you. Might be a bewildering year, but stay positive and all will turn out well.
If you were born in the year of the Monkey:
Keep a low profile and continue working steadily as its Not the best year for the Monkey person.
If you were born in the year of the Rooster:
Plan to make commitments and do not be afraid of it as, they will pay off.
If you were born in the year of the Dog:
This is going to be a Romantic year for you. You are to be paid for your past hard work. This will be a busy year for you.
If you were born in the year of the Boar:
This is a year for the Boar person to keep their head down. Not particularly good year for pigs, although you still may have some luck coming your way.