In Chinese calendar, there are 12 zodiacal animal signs. Those born under each animal sign often have different personalities and characteristics. It is advisable to check details and compatibilities to know what to do in love or marriage. In fact, Chinese Horoscope Compatibility Chart is able to give guidance for any relationship. As per Chinese astrology, the signs which are 4 years apart from one another are trusted to be compatible, but are incompatible when they are 6 years apart. You are able to test the compatibility between you and your current partner though the online calculator. But, it’s better to use the final result for fun!
Chinese Zodiac and Its History
Legend has it that Buddha named the 12 animals in the whole zodiac circle. But, others believe that is was defined by a Chinese Emperor. The Chinese Emperor challenged his guests (animals) to a race during his birthday party. Only 12 of the animals would get the valuable prize. Further, each animal would also be assigned to each month in the year. And they would be chosen, according to how each placed in the race. As close friends, the rat and cat agreed to start the race the next morning together. But, the rat was a cunning animal. He did not wake his friend and began the race without the cat. When on the river’s bank, the rat tricked the ox into giving him a ride by standing on this larger animal’s back. Before the ox climbed out of the river, the rat quickly jumped to the bank and dashed off to where he was declared as the winner of first place.
Then, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and pig continuously reached the target. After the race ends, the cat woke up. He lost and gained nothing from the race. That’s why their vengeance has been broken out since then.
Zodiac and Ying Yang/Wu Xing
As part of Chinese Horoscope Compatibility Love, Chinese animal signs also relate to the theories of Ying Yang and Wu Xing (the 5 Elements). Though they are opposite, they also support and generate to the other. One is able to learn from others’ positive attitudes as a complement and recognize personal shortcomings!
- Compatible Signs
Beginning from one’s own sign as number 1, the fifth signs counted clockwise or even anti-clockwise are the most compatible. For instance, if Ox sign is the number 1, rooster and snake are its most compatible signs. This is applied to the saying above that the animal signs which are 4 years apart from each other are said to be compatible.
- Either Compatible or Incompatible
Animal signs that are directly opposite to one another (for example, 6 years apart) may not see eye to eye together. But, their relationship can be in harmony if the older does yield to the younger one. Rat and Horse are typical examples.
- Incompatible Combination
According to Chinese Horoscope Compatibility Chart, the 4th signs either counted clockwise or anti-clockwise, when starting from one’s own sign as number 1, are likely to be the incompatible signs. They are 3 years apart. Rat vs Rabbit and Rooster are general instances.