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What your lunar zodiac says about you

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Stella Pavao
Lunar New Year can be celebrated with lion dances, lighting firecrackers, and spending time with family.

Many people in cultures across the world celebrate Lunar New Year. For many Asian cultures, Lunar New Year is marked with family-centered celebrations. Each year, the holiday has a different zodiac from the ancient 12 animal cycle. Find out what your zodiac says about you based on your birth year!


Rat – 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

People born in the year of the rat are typically very organized and reliable. Ancient folklore describes the rat as a thief who steals to create a food surplus. Today, people born in the year of the rat show this thrift through financial responsibility and resourcefulness. Often, they don’t take risks, but when they do, it rarely backfires.

Ox – 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021


Much like their zodiac animal, those born in the year of the ox are strong and responsible. Often, they are quiet and reserved, but they are incredibly helpful to those important to them. 

Tiger – 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022


People born in the year of the tiger are known for their bravery and confidence. They are very competitive and face every situation head-on. At times they can be reckless, but when faced with challenges, their resilience is unmatched.

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Rabbit – 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023


Kindness and politeness are the most common traits for those born in the year of the rabbit. They are also known for having an incredible sense of responsibility and intelligence. People born in the year of the rabbit are very loving and have excellent attention to detail for loved ones.

Dragon – 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024


People born in the year of the dragon are known for their adventurous spirits. They have confidence in every aspect of their lives. They may seem disinterested at times, but they are incredibly ambitious once they set their mind to something.

Snake – 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025


On the surface, people born in the year of the snake can appear cold and distant, but they are very warm and caring. They have great enthusiasm for important people and things in their life. They are also known for being very wise and placing great importance on intelligence.

Horse – 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026


People born in the year of the horse are always cheerful and energetic. They are very social, but they often cannot keep a secret. Horses are an ancient symbol of speed and freedom. People born in this year embody this idea with their free-spirited personalities.

Goat – 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027


Those born in the year of the goat are clever and can be tricksters. Despite their cunning ways, they are also very sympathetic and selfless. Often they hide their emotions to keep from ruining the mood.

Monkey – 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028


Passion is the most important thing to people born in the year of the monkey. Once they are focused on something they care about, they become very hardworking and resilient. They have lots of energy to channel their interests and curiosity and discover new ones.

Rooster – 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029


People born in the year of the rooster are characterized by their great empathy. They are kind friends and always offer a shoulder to cry on during trying times. Many cultures believed that rooster could fight off evil spirits in ancient times. Today, many cultures still believe that this is where people born in the year of the rooster get their protective nature. 

Dog – 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030


Much like their zodiac animal, people born in the year of the dog are very loyal and honest. They enjoy a simple life and value work and family. They are typically rule-followers and have a strong respect for authority.

Pig – 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031


People born in the year of the pig are known for their problem-solving skills and logical thinking. Pig’s chubby faces and big ears are the symbols of wealth in ancient Asian folklore, so it’s no wonder that people born in the year of the pig are known to be prosperous.

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Stella Pavao, Staff Writer
Stella Pavao is a current senior at Carlmont High School and a staff writer for Scot Scoop News. She is also the senior class president and a member of Carlmont's Junior State of America. When off campus, Stella can be found listening to Kacey Musgraves or watching Formula One racing. To view her portfolio, click here.

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