The influence of the twelve animals

Suz Stokes

Suz Stokes

Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

The influence of the twelve animals

chinese years

In Chinese Astrology, each year* is named by one of twelve animals, and this gives us insight into parts of your character. In addition each of the 12 animals have a flavour of one of the five elements.  These two factors help us to find harmony in our environment and with other.

In addition each animal is assigned a polarity of Yin or Yang.  When looking at the Feng Shui of your environment this helps us to determine whether an calming or invigorating style will be more suitable.

(*The Chinese year is not the western calendar year – so if you are born in January/February you may fall into the year prior – we suggest you check with one of the online astrology sites)

The 12 Animals


Year of born:  1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Easygoing, hardworking, and frugal.  Sometimes they may keep their silence, yet they can be impulsive as well.  Smart, sociable and flexible – the sentimental Rat is considerate and good at making friends.


Year of born:  1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Hardworking, with initiative, and honesty. Sometimes misunderstood by others, and they are often reluctant to speak for themselves.  The tenacious Ox clearly knows what it likes and dislikes, and they won’t force themselves to socialise out of politeness.


Year of born:  1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Independent, with high self-esteem, they like to be big brother and have others follow.  Sometimes their quick decisions lead to the failure, however they never give up and will start over.  They have a strong sense of justice and detest rules.


Year of born:  1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Gentle, quiet, smart, kind and responsible.They work hard and pay attention to the details.They are a good family member in taking care of the young and the old.They are true and honest friends,they did what they promised.They are alert with the new friends,waiting for time to prove the relationship.The friends in their childhood,especially in the school is their true love of friendship.They are loyalty to their beloved,not easy to fall in love with someone,but once they did,they will devote all of themselves.

The year of born:  1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

It is hard to guess what the dragon think about,because their mysterious character with placid and calm mindset.They are the dreamers,and they sometimes will be disheartened ans discouraged once they fail. Therefore,the office works don’t fit them.Their enthusiasm is infectious,and their fearless drive them to conquer all the obstacle in front of them.


The year of born:1905,1917,1929.1941,1953,1965,1977,1989,2001,2013

They are full of imagination,a typical idealism.Do not be deceive by their appearance,for their enthusiasm are founded within.They will protect themselves with the new friends,but will care for them after they knew each other well.They will succeed step by step with strategy and goal.They will try their best to win what they like and what they want to do.They will believe after they research by themselves.They are kind of gossip,and always prying into other people’s affairs.Lazy is their true enemy which need to fight with daily


The year of born:1906,1918,1930,1942,1954,1966,1978,1990,2014

They have an indomitable spirit,and always be ahead of others,but lacking of persistence.Their optimistic,cheerful and talkative character win a lot of friends.However,their straightforward expression sometimes offend others but they don’t know.They are easy to make money but also like to spend a lot.They are sometimes selfish,do what they want to do without considering others,and they think they are the best.


The year of born:1907,1919,1931,1943,1955,1967,1979,1991,2015

They are the most gentle among all the twelve animal.They are generous,honest and sympathetic.They are artists and creators on their top while melancholy misanthropist.Their inside and outside are sometimes inconsistent.They have good fortune because of their pure and kind heart.They are generous on spending their time and money,so they take well care of their friends who are in need,Moreover,they won’t have much troubles and difficulties,and their friends and relatives will make up for what his lose.


The year of born:1908,1920,1932,1944,1956,1968,1980,1992,2016

The strong gumption drive them to study hard when they are young,so that to achieve the best performance,but they are lack of concentration and meticulous.They devote to work on what they are interested in,for those they don’t like,they are careless.They have sweet family and friends,and devote to it.They are big-hearted and enjoy the long life without much healthy problem.


The year of born:1909,1921,1933,1945,1957,1969,1981,1993,2017

They are good at telling others’ mind,reacting fast with strategies.They are the social animals,getting along well with everyone.Their intelligence wins the trust of their bosses.But they sometime will face the failure because of making unprocurable goals.They can be neat and orderly in the office and school,but not at home.Their exaggerated expressions and deeds carry a meaning of boasting.They attach importance to the appearance.They have good sense of humor,and like adventure and travel.


The year of born:1910,1922,1934,1946,1958,1970,1982,1994,2018

Their conservative and circumspect made them hard to be a close friend,but once you win their heart after a long time,they will be an honest friend.They have strong sense of justice,and will sacrifice everything for the one in their heart.They are not stupid,but just don’t know how to express themselves.They have persecutory delusion sometimes,the unbearable life need them to correct.Their loyalty make them to work in the service industry.And it will hurt their heart if they found to be betrayed.


The year of born:1911,1923,1935,1947,1959,1971,1983,1995,2019

Generally speaking,their calmness make them to handle difficulties and problem properly.They are enthusiastic with friends.They enjoy life as comfortable and luxurious as possible.They are romantic and open minded,easy to trust without doubts.They are concentrated on what they do with goals.They are easy to be angry,food is the only solution.

Suz Stokes

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Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

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