Gung Hay Fat Choy - 2012

Happy Chinese New Year

Welcome the year of the Dragon! According to my extensive research (cough cough) the dragon is the fifth sign in the Chinese Horoscope and signifies luck. 

Now I'm not one to give much attention to horoscopes or zodiacs but I thought it would be fun to look at the supposed characteristics each of us have according to the year we were born on the Chinese calendar.

Danny: The Rooster
Characteristics - Roosters are very loyal individuals. They do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up front and honest people and expect those around them to be the same. Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, at a party or just a social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charisma and wit in a minute (hmmm, that's a bit of a stretch!). Roosters are more motivated than most other animal signs, making their careers a priority in their lives. They are hard working, flexible individuals able to stick to the given tasks. They are generally successful individuals who reach the top of their chosen professions.

Rooster Parents - Roosters are quite protective of their children, always nurturing them and caring for them. Sometimes they can be a bit overprotective in trying to keep them safe. They are known to be very strict with their children demanding respect not only for others, but for their environments and surroundings. Rooster parents will absolutely not tolerate bad manners and are caught up in the way their children represent them when they're not there.

Laurel: The Ox
Characteristics - Pragmatic and down-to-earth, Ox people are motivated to work hard and have no respect for lazy or careless people. Although they can be easily trusted and find it easy to put trust in others, they are not dependent on friends and family and would rather find an answer or a solution themselves than to ask these people for help or guidance. However, others can, without a doubt rely on Oxen, who are always honest and meticulous about their responsibilities. Although they do not feel the need for many distant or acquaintance-oriented friendships, they value the strong bonds they share with their partners and families, and make close friends that last a lifetime. The Ox is a lover of stability, a great traditionalist and a homemaker. Rarely would you expect an Ox to be an extrovert pleasure seeker. They are happiest in the peace of their own home territory.

Ox Parents - Oxen make very protective parents. They'll unselfishly work their fingers to the bone to provide a thriving, happy and secure home where their children feel safe. In return, however, the Oxen mother and father demand that their youngsters be courteous, respectful and polite. A good education is extremely important and showing rebellion is the fastest way to be punished in the Oxen household.

Benjamin: The Rabbit
Characteristics - Rabbits, like their animal counterparts, are quite calm people who do not exhibit aggressive behaviour and will avoid confrontation at all costs. When angry about something, a Rabbit will approach it calmly and considerately, hardly ever raising his voice or becoming visibly annoyed. He is intelligent, quick and can talk himself in or out of most situations with no problem. The Chinese Rabbit is one of the most stylish creatures and finds interest in different cultures. He is classy and sophisticated and loves to express himself. A Rabbit's determination can affect their work as they are known to immerse themselves in projects, business and personal. Rabbits thrive on promotions and raises at work. They work to see their efforts rewarded and take pride in their statuses and titles. They are loyal, hard-workers, although not showy in their endeavours.

Rabbit Children - Young Rabbits are very sensitive children. They are especially close to their mothers and maintain a wonderfully close relationship with them throughout their lives (haha, score!). They are desperate for stability and routine and require a sort of scheduling to do their best work. Like the adult Rabbit, Rabbit children are likely to be quite interested in the arts, particularly music, a subject in which most thrive.


Interesting! I can't really say any of us are an archetype of our Chinese Horoscope but there are a few fun similarities. Of course we can't say much about Ben as a Rabbit right now as his personality hasn't really emerged too much yet, but it is fun to read up about it.

Do you like reading your horoscope or zodiac? Serious follower or just for fun?

* summarized content from here.

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