Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart For The 12 Animal Signs

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The 2021 Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 12, and ends on February 1, 2022.

Your birth year decides what your Chinese zodiac sign is among the 12 animal signs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year correlates with one of the 12 Earthly Branches as well as one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. 2021 meets the element of Metal, so 2021 is a Metal Ox Year.

What zodiac signs go well together?

Like Western zodiac sign compatibility, Chinese zodiac sign love compatibilities are real!

This Chinese zodiac compatibility chart shows all of the compatible signs — as well as the sign you should steer clear of at all costs. 

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The Rat Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Dragon

Dragon will dominate in the relationship, but he will admire the Rat’s intelligence. A Rat should marry the Dragon because the union between these two zodiac signs will be prosperous and happy.

Best Match: Monkey

Their common interests make the people born in the year of the Monkey compatible with the Rat.

Worst Match: Horse

The Horse and Rat are not compatible because the Horse tends to focus a bit too much on its own self.

The Ox Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Snake

Together they form a good team, based on trust and mutual respect.

Best Match: Rooster

A relationship with the Rooster is based on trust and passion, which can lead to a long-term relationship.

Worst Match: Horse

The Horse and the Ox will find it hard to understand each other in a relationship.

The Tiger Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Horse

The Horse native has many things in common with the Tiger, this aspect makes them a very good pair. Their relationship will be based on trust and mutual understanding.

Best Match: Dog

The Dog’s relationship with the Tiger is one based on harmony, because of their mutual respect and admiration.

Worst Match: Snake

The Tiger and the Snake have trouble opening up to each other. Therefore, with little understanding of each other, they both tend to focus on the other's negative traits.

The Rabbit Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Goat

They form a solid couple, due to their common interests. They will live in harmony, and their relationship is mainly based on discovering each other.

Best Match: Pig

A relationship between the two natives can be a successful, long-term union because they both know how to appreciate and respect each other.

Worst Match: Dragon

The Rabbit must keep away from a relationship with the Dragon, the two natives being totally incompatible. There is no mutual understanding because the Rabbit is too much of a dreamer.

The Dragon Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Rat

It is by far the best relationship from the Chinese Zodiac. The two natives are ambitious and adventurous, so they will form the perfect couple.

Best Match: Monkey

It is a successful relationship because the Dragon will appreciate, first of all, the Monkey’s intelligence and the latter will appreciate the Dragon’s courage and strength.

Worst Match: Rabbit

The Dragon must be reluctant towards a relationship with the Rabbit because it can only lead to conflicts. The two of them are not compatible, the Dragon is too proud to allow the Rabbit to make certain comments.

The Snake Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Ox

The Ox can have an auspicious relationship with the Snake because the Ox is willing to start a family, which will offer the Snake the safety he needs.

Best Match: Rooster

It might be a successful relationship because both signs are ambitious, calculated and they pay attention to details.

Worst Match: Tiger

The Snake is incompatible with the Tiger, so it’s better to avoid any kind of relationship with this native.

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The Horse Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Tiger

Both natives love freedom, so their relationship might be a remarkable one. They will form a dynamic and successful couple.

Best Match: Dog

Dog can perfectly complete the Horse, their relationship is full of harmony and mutual understanding.

Worst Match: Ox

The Horse and the Ox have such opposing personalities that it would be tough for the two to really get along on any level.

The Goat Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Pig

Although these two signs are quite different, together they can form a successful couple. The optimistic nature of the Pig is complementary to the negative nature of the Goat.

Best Match: Rabbit

Both signs are docile, so together they might have a successful relationship. They equally appreciate nature and the beauty of life. They can coexist in absolute harmony.

Worst Match: Rat

The Goat should stay away from the Rat, as this sign won't bring the serenity and the peace of mind the Goat needs.

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The Monkey Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Rat

Their common interests make these two signs the right couple, their mutual admiration will be the key to a successful relationship.

Best Match: Dragon

An association a bit weird, but the Dragon will appreciate the Monkey’s intelligence, and the Monkey will prefer the Dragon for his courage and power.

Worst Match: Pig

The Monkey, in no circumstances, will be a match for the Pig. Both signs are individualistic with communication issues when they are face to face.

The Rooster Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Ox

Both signs have strong sexual nature, so they will attract each other.

Best Match: Snake

Both signs are ambitious and meticulous, so they will form a very good team. They might not be the most romantic couple, but certainly, their relationship can be a successful one.

Worst Match: Dog

The Rooster is totally incompatible with the Dog. There is no middle ground between these two strong-willed zodiac signs.

The Dog Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Horse

An association between these two signs can end in a marriage.

Best Match: Tiger

There is mutual respect between these two natives and their relationship might be one based on harmony.

Worst Match: Rooster

The Dog and the Rooster will go through many conflicts, so a romantic relationship between the two of them wouldn’t be the best choice for the Dog.

The Pig Zodiac Compatibility

Best Match: Rabbit

These two signs are highly compatible. The Pig appreciates a lot of things about the Rabbit and the latter appreciates the Pig just as he is.

Best Match: Goat

This is probably the best association, both signs are cheerful and they both have a strong sense of responsibility for their house and family.

Worst Match: Monkey

The Pig should stay away from the Monkey, whose nature is in conflict with the Pig’s personality which will only lead to loss of time and energy for all involved.

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Emil Chelariu is a contributing writer for YourTango.

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This article was originally published at The Chinese Zodiac. Reprinted with permission from the author.