Western Zodiac
Table 1
Chinese Zodiac
Table 2

Horoscopes:  Western & Chinese

This section is about horoscopes and discusses the following topics:
  • What is my daily, weekly, and monthly horoscope?
  • What career suits me?
  • How reliable are horoscopes?
  • In the western horoscope, under what zodiac sign were you born?
  • What are the personality traits of a person born under a particular zodiac sign?
  • In the Chinese horoscope, under what animal sign were you born?
  • What are the personality traits of a person born under a particular Chinese horoscope sign?
What is My Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Horoscope?
What Career Suits Me?

Some astrologers believe that your career is governed by your particular zodiac sign (representing a unique personality profile). Even though a definite link does exist between the type of career that suits you and your personality type, using a horoscope reading (for anything other than entertainment purposes) to decide what career choices you should make, is very questionable.

For fun, try finding your career choices by going to the following Career Astrology website:   http://www.divinecaroline.com/self/horoscopes/best-career-your-zodiac-sign

How Reliable Are Horoscopes?
A) What Is a Horoscope?

The word ” horoscope” is an astrological term that refers to the alignment of the planets at a specific moment in time. Of greatest interest to astrologers is the exact alignment of the planets when someone was born. In astrology, the heavens are divided into twelve different “houses”. When all of these houses are grouped together, they make up the zodiac. There is a Western zodiac (horoscope) and a Chinese zodiac. Each house within the zodiac has an unique sign. For example, in the Western horoscope if you were born on August 10th, then you come under the Leo house or sign.

The Chinese horoscope is also divided up into twelve houses, but each house is based upon the particular year in which you were born. Each year has its own specific animal sign or house. For example, if you were born in 1974, you were born in the year or house of the tiger. According to Chinese legend, the great Buddha made up these twelve animal signs. He had extended an invitation to all of the creatures within the Chinese kingdom to come to a specific location for a meeting, but only 12 creatures showed up. The first creature that showed up was the rat. It is no coincidence, then, that when you look at the Chinese horoscope the first sign with the number one rank is the rat. Every creature that attended the meeting had a sign named after it, for example, the year (house) of the rat. At that meeting, every creature, of course, exhibited its own unique traits, which Buddha observed and recorded. For example, the rat was aggressive while the rooster loved to show off. All of these specific traits were put into the Chinese horoscope; and it is thought that whatever animal sign someone is born under, that person will exhibit the same traits as that animal.  

B) Background – History of Horoscopes

Horoscopes have been used by humankind for thousands of years. Nearly every ancient civilization used some form of horoscopes. They were even used as far back as ancient Egypt: one of the most sacred temples, the Temple of Hathor, had a huge circle on its roof (viewed only from the air) that contained the signs of the zodiac.

The primary use of horoscopes has been to predict the future, usually by means of a fortune teller or mystic. If a fortune teller or mystic could predict the future, then he or she could inform someone of their destiny (what lay ahead). For example, within ancient Rome, fortune tellers were commonly used by the rich and famous as well as the poor and lowly. One of the world’s most famous horoscope readings was given to Julius Caesar, the famous Roman general. His fortune teller warned him to “beware of the ides of March”. On the ancient Roman calendar, this day would have been March 15th. Julius Caesar ignored his horoscope and was brutally murdered by several Roman senators on March 15th.

C) Reliability of Horoscopes

Astrologers believe that our destiny is mapped out just as the heavens are mapped out, following a particular set path. Apparently your birth date holds enormous importance as it relates to a particular alignment of the planets, moons, and stars at a particular period of time. Certain events take place when certain planets, moons, and stars are aligned in a particular order.

Whether or not horoscopes are valid is difficult to answer. Some people will swear that horoscopes are accurate; whereas others will swear that they are phony and totally inaccurate. The scientific evidence to support the use of horoscopes is lacking; yet many people swear that their lives are governed by the movements of the planets, moons, and stars. You use horoscopes at your own risk. What they predict for you may or may not come true: You have a 50% chance of the horoscope being true. More than likely, what you believe to come true, will come true. In other words, it is not the horoscope that is making things come true, it is your belief in that horoscope that makes it come true.

Table 1:   In the western horoscope, under what zodiac sign were you born?

Zodiac Sign        Date of Birth

Aries                       March 21 – April 20

Taurus                    April 21 – May 20

Gemini                   May 21 – June 20

Cancer                   June 21 – July 22

Leo                         July 23 – August 22

Virgo                      August 23 – September 22

Libra                       September 23 – October 22

Scorpio                   October 23 – November 21

Sagittarius             November 22 – December 21

Capricorn              December 22 – January 19

Aquarius                January 20 – February 18

Pisces                     February 19 – March 20

What are the personality traits of a person born under a particular zodiac sign?

Major personality traits: – Ambitious – Impatient – Have a good sense of humor – Loyal

Careers that suit them: – Media Spokesperson – Engineering – Entrepreneur (businessperson)

Love/relationship traits: – Impulsive – Prone to follow their “hearts”

How do they handle money? – Accept a high level of risk (perceived as being “gamblers” with their money)

Famous Aries: – Lady Gaga (pop singer) – Emma Watson (movie actress) – Robert Downey, Jr. (movie actor)


Major personality traits: – Stubborn – Patient – Understanding – Practical

Careers that suit them: – Nurse – Lawyer – Teacher

Love/relationship traits: – Sensual (physical) lovers – Possessive

How do they handle money? – Are not gamblers – Want secure, low-risk investments

Famous Taurus: – Adele (pop singer) – Channing Tatum (movie actor)


Major personality traits: – Highly adaptable – Moody – Charismatic – Restless

Careers that suit them: – Actor – Journalist – Sales

Love/relationship traits: – Love to flirt – At times superficial

How do they handle money? – Not materialistic – Not interested in financial planning

Famous Gemini: – Donald Trump (businessman) – Prince (singer) – Marilyn Monroe (movie actress)  


Major personality traits: – Traditionalist – Conservative – Loyal – Sympathetic to others

Careers that suit them: – Psychologist – Lawyer – Chef or hotel manager

Love/relationship traits: – Warm and supportive – Romantic – Moody

How do they handle money? – Cautious – Like to collect valuable works of art

Famous Cancer: – Selena Gomez (pop singer) – Tom Cruise (movie actor)


Major personality traits: – Brave – Intuitive – Willful – Outgoing and charismatic

Careers that suit them: – CEO of company – Actor or actress – Editor

Love/relationship traits: – Warm – Sensuous

How do they handle money? – Have high expectations for a high income (and generally fulfill those expectations)

Famous Leo Personalities: – US President Barack Obama – Jennifer Lopez (movie actress) – Tom Brady (football player)


Major personality traits: – Freely express opinions – Inquisitive – Analytical – Impatient

Careers that suit them: – Investigator – Translator – Scientific Research

Love/relationship traits: – Honest – Value intelligence

How do they handle money? – Are frugal with their money

Famous Virgo Personalities: – Beyonce Knowles (pop singer) – Dylan O’Brien (TV actor) – Blake Lively (TV actress)


Major personality traits: – Stable – Balanced – Somewhat introverted

Careers that suit them: – Social Worker – Mediator – Artist or musician

Love/relationship traits: – Want their true soul mate

How do they handle money? – Spend it as fast as they earn it

Famous Libra Personalities: – Zac Efron (movie actor) – Bruno Mars (pop singer) – Will Smith (movie actor)


Major personality traits: – Secretive – Argumentative – Forceful and can be ruthless – Need to be in control

Careers that suit them: – Scientist – Researcher – Doctor, e.g. surgeon

Love/relationship traits: – Passionate – Possessive and jealous

How do they handle money? – Able to make a lot of money due to their business sense

Famous Scorpio Personalities: – Katy Perry (pop singer) – Drake (rapper) – Leonardo DiCaprio (movie actor)


Major personality traits: – Focused – Intense – Impatient – Loyal

Careers that suit them: – Interpreter – Public Relations – Politician

Love/relationship traits: – Want their freedom – Adventurous and open

How do they handle money? – Prone to take high risks

Famous Sagittarius Personalities: – Taylor Swift (pop singer) – Miley Cyrus (pop singer)  


Major personality traits: – Highly intelligent – Organized – Intuitive – Orderly

Careers that suit them: – Accountant – Medicine-related, e.g. doctor, nurse, medical lab technician

Love/relationship traits: – Stable as a partner

How do they handle money? – Have a good business sense and make wise low-risk investments

Famous Capricorn Personalities: – Elvis Presley (rock singer) – Liam Hemsworth (movie actor)  


Major personality traits: – Honest – Highly intelligent – At times can be lazy – Loyal

Careers that suit them: – Scientist – Artist – Astronomer

Love/relationship traits: – Caring – Dependable

How do they handle money? – Not interested in financial planning, will make safe investments

Famous Aquarius Personalities: – Michael Jordan (basketball player) – Ellen DeGeneres (TV host) – Justin Timberlake (pop singer)


Major personality traits: – Trustworthy – Honest – Can be over-cautious – At times gullible

Careers that suit them: – Veterinarian – Artist – Counselor or psychologist

Love/relationship traits: – Sensual and romantic – Easygoing

How do they handle money? – Too trusting and can be victims to fraud, need financial advisors who are reliable and honest

Famous Pisces Personalities: – Justin Bieber (pop singer) – Rihanna (pop singer) – Adam Levine (pop singer)

Table 2: In the Chinese horoscope under what animal sign were you born?

Animal Sign / Horoscope Ranking / Year of Birth

Rat / 1 / 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Ox / 2 / 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger / 3 / 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Rabbit / 4 / 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon / 5 / 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake / 6 / 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse / 7 / 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep / 8 / 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey / 9 / 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster / 10 / 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog / 11 / 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Pig / 12 / 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

What are the personality traits of a person born under a particular Chinese horoscope sign?  
Rat: people born in the year of the rat

Major personality traits: – Born leaders: they are number one in horoscope rank – Clever – Restless – Sociable and loyal

What motivates them: – Adventure and challenge – Money and power

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Financial advisor – Doing something creative – nothing tedious and repetitive

Ox: people born in the year of the ox

Major personality traits: – Practical and persistent – Have much common sense and are reliable – Loyal and dependable

What motivates them: – Security – Upholding tradition

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Work best alone, not as part of a team – Need to be efficient – Ideally suited to work for a large corporation

Tiger: people born in the year of the tiger

Major personality traits: – Assertive and honest – Are not afraid to confront others – They are likable

What motivates them: – The battle against injustice – Are protective of others and will help to right any inequity

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Need variety – Ideally suited for management careers

Rabbit: people born in the year of the rabbit

Major personality traits: – Are sensitive and non-confrontational – Are quite creative – Can be understanding and wise

What motivates them: – Want to feel like they belong, to be part of a group

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Diplomat or lawyer – Counselor or psychologist – Artist or musician

Dragon: people born in the year of the dragon

Major personality traits: – Outgoing – Optimistic and enthusiastic – Both loyal and honest

What motivates them: – Need to obtain power, to be in control

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Would do well in the entertainment field – Need the ability to implement their grandiose ideas

Snake: people born in the year of the snake

Major personality traits: – Reserved and secretive – Analytical – Have high standards (they don’t accept second best)

What motivates them: – The pursuit of tranquility and inner peace

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Researcher – Counselor (due to their insight)

Horse: people born in the year of the horse

Major personality traits: – Energetic and easygoing – Sociable – Easily bored

What motivates them: – The need for independence

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Communications-related jobs – Translator – Can easily pick up new skills (due to their agile mind)

Sheep (Ram): people born in the year of the sheep

Major personality traits: – Nurturing and gentle – Are happy and carefree – Caring and considerate

What motivates them: – Need to be at peace, surrounded by both beauty and tranquility – The need, if necessary, to restore harmony into their lives

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Have a wide range of artistic ability – Social Worker – Doctor  

Monkey: people born in the year of the monkey

Major personality traits: – Intelligent with a quick mind – Insightful – Charismatic – Seek variety at all times

What motivates them: – Want adventure and amusement

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Need something interesting and challenging – Are adaptable and can easily learn new skills

Rooster: people born in the year of the rooster

Major personality traits: – Are honest and resilient – Can be tough-minded and impatient with others – Outgoing – Generous and loyal

What motivates them: – The need to obtain status – Are image conscious

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Managerial positions – Financial Advisor

Dog: people born in the year of the dog

Major personality traits: – Honest – Supportive and caring – Physically active

What motivates them: -The need to help others

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Are responsible and hard-working individuals – Like to be a member of the team and enjoy the status quo

Pig: people born in the year of the pig

Major personality traits: – Outgoing and kind – Trusting and unpretentious – Generous and well-liked

What motivates them: – The need to obtain the good life, as they are somewhat hedonistic

Careers/Lifestyles that suit them: – Need to do something creative, e.g. fashion design – Teacher – Doctor