People born under this sign are intelligent and quick thinkers. However, this can lead to impatience with others and boredom.
Monkeys attract many friends because they are amusing and witty. However, they are not particularly loyal or reliable. They are so busy several interests at once that they often ignore others. They don't intend to be hurtful, it's just that their enthusiasm gets the better of them.
People born under the Chinese sign of the Monkey are great fun to be around. Monkeys are bouncy people, always young at heart, born entertainers, loving pranks and riddles. Happiest when they have an audience, they love social gatherings that are light-hearted. Others forgive their tendency to show off because they are such fun to have around.
Often quiet and shy, Goats usually get their own way by using their charm. People born under this sign are good with people, their compassion making them great comforters - they have all the requirements for a successful and rewarding career in nursing.
Goats are very lucky. Even when things don't go their way they often turn out to be blessings in disguise.
Goats are gentle people, kind hearted and caring about the well-being of others. They are possibly the nicest personalities in the Chinese zodiac. If they accidentally cause others unhappiness they will be distraught.
People born under this sign are graceful and elegant. They are also cultured and intelligent, loving good books, music and the theatre. Snakes dress well and will never wear fake jewellery or cheap substitutes.
Snakes are economical and efficient, using just enough energy to get the job done. Even when resting their minds are constantly working. Snakes should not be underestimated, if they put their mind to it Snakes can achieve great things.
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Snake, you are a classy Born undre the Chinese sign of the Snake!one! Snakes are wise and subtle, achieving through wit, cunning and stealth. Usually slow moving, they can strike with lightening speed, taking others by surprise.
Armorial devices were the prerogative of the upper class. In early times even land could not pass from one person to another without the license of the king, and the sovereign was also involved in the granting of coats of arms. However, pretty soon other families in what might be called the middle classes started displaying their own coats of arms, although 'heralds' and other officers of the government tried in vain to keep the use of coats of arms confined to a privileged few. Today many homes display shields with the family coat of arms, the shields are smaller than those that used to hang in the baronial halls – but so are modern houses!
It was in battle that the need for armorial bearings arose. In times of warfare it was the nobility, the land-owners, who were called upon for leadership, and each landowner would control his small group of illiterate men in battle. With the helmet of a suit of armour closed in battle it would have been difficult to identify the man inside, hence the distinctive coat of arms or family crest pictured on a shield and embroidered tabard became essential, the latter giving rise to the name ‘coat of arms’.
If they can control their impulsive streak they are usually successful in business. Intelligent and ambitious, Roosters work hard and like to be in control, often successfully running their own businesses.
People born under this sign are extroverts and enjoy the company of others. They do not like to be criticised and their self-esteem can crumble if they are ridiculed.
If you or your child was born in the Chinese year sign of the rooster you have far to go. Roosters are full of confidence, fearless and brave. They will take on an adversary far superior to themselves if they believe they are in the right.
Horses need to be the centre of attention and need to be liked. However, they can be stubborn and want complete freedom to do as they wish regardless of other's feelings. Instinctive and intuitive, Horses care little for other people's opinions.
People born under this sign like to dress up and they organise great parties. Never dull, they are likeable and great fun, if you're going on holiday and want to take a friend, choose a Horse!
If you were born under the Chinese year sign of the Horse, you're great fun! Horses are usually strong, handsome people with bags of energy, natural athletes often drawn to outdoor sporty activities. Not suited to paperwork, people born under this sign dislike dealing with detail and need plenty of exercise to keep alert.