The Chinese Zodiac is based on the cycles of the moon. There are 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope- one for each year of the lunar cycle.
According to the myths, long time ago, Buddah called all the animals on earth. But only 12 came: the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.
In recompense, Buddah assigned each of these animals a year on the cycle. So children born in that year would have the personality traits of the animal assigned to that year.
The animals had a very exciting race to decide their order in the zodiac. The first one to cross the river would be granted the 1st year, the second to come in would be the 2nd animal in the cycle, and so on.
The strong, hardworking Ox was in the lead. Suddenly, the clever Rat, jumped on the Ox's back, he did not even feel the little thing getting a free ride. At the last second before reaching shore, the Rat jumped on land, winning the race! The Ox came in second, the Tiger third, and so it went... the happy-go-lucky Pig took his time and came in last... and the Chinese Zodiac was born...
Do you know what Chinese sign of the zodiac you are?
First thing you must take into account is the year you were born.
Find your Chinese sign by clicking here and discover your traits. Then copy your personality traits and share them with the class. Do you agree with them?