What is the Chinese zodiac sign for 2022? The Chinese zodiac sign is one of the most important features of the Chinese New Year that is welcomed by over billions of people in response to their culture. It is a traditional scheme that is solely based on the lunar calendar. And this assigns a special animal and its attributes to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle.
It originated from China and the zodiac signs still remain popular in many East Asian and Southeast Asian countries like Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and many other countries. The animals in the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations that are generally spanned by the ecliptic plane.
The Zodiac sign for the Chinese New Year 2022 is Tiger and it is also known as the Water-Tiger. This is unique because the water tiger only comes every 60 years. It has been said according to myths that the people born in the year 2022 will take the traits of the Water-Tiger. The traits of the water Tiger which will be inherited by anyone born in this year are open-minded, calm, ambitious, careful, and less aggressive.
What Are The 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs?
The Chinese believe heavily in the concept of luck and goodwill hence their belief in the zodiac signs. Here are the animals in the Chinese zodiac signs and their birth year:
- Rat: The personality traits of the rat is Ambitious, Charming, talkative, frugal, private, resourceful and critical. The birth years under this zodiac sin are 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
- Ox: The personality traits under this zodiac sign are: Diligent, gentle, hardworking, reliable, patient, materialistic and stubborn. The birth years under this sign are 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985,1997,2009,2021.
- Tiger: The personality traits of this animal are confident, brave, magnetic, idealistic, thrill seeking, arrogant, selfish. The birth years are 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.
- Rabbit: The personality traits are kind, sensitive, artistic, romantic, judgmental, timid, and refined. The birth years are 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
- Dragon: The personality traits are outspoken, energetic, generous, intelligent, perfectionist, egocentric and impatient. The birth years are 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024.
- Snake: The personality traits are clever, curious, alluring, wise, anxious, calculating and jealous. The birth years are 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025.
- Horse: The personality traits are amusing, enthusiastic ,independent, persuasive, irresponsible, moody, opportunistic.The birth years are 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026.
- Goat/Sheep: The personality traits are easygoing, empathetic, creative, cheerful, disorganized, impulsive and lazy. The birth years are 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 2003, 2015, 2027.
- Monkey: The personality traits are intelligent, optimistic, sociable, fickle, secretive, entertaining and unpredictable. The birth years are 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.
- Rooster: The personality traits are adventurous, charitable, funny, loyal, argumentative, boastful and self involved. The birth years are 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029.
- Dog: The personality traits are helpful, honest, trustworthy, unselfish, pessimistic, anxious and timid.
- Pig: Traits includes being generous, smart, caring, outgoing, fearful, impatient and materialistic. The birth years are 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031.
What is The Luckiest And The Unluckiest Chinese Zodiac Sign?
In Chinese culture, the top five luckiest zodiac signs are Dragon, snake, pig, rat, and tiger. There is a popular folk saying that the goat is the unluckiest which implies that most people are born in the year of the goat. It is believed that the people born in the year of the goat will grow to become followers instead of leaders. However, all these are myths that only Asians believe.