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Chinese Horoscopes:
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Chinese horoscope signs
Chinese horoscope compatibility
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CHINESE HOROSCOPES: Secrets of the Chinese Zodiac

Contents
About the Chinese Zodiac:
What Is the Chinese Zodiac?
Chinese Calendar: 1924-1983
Chinese Calendar: 1984-2043
Are Goat and Sheep the Same Sign?
How Can All Snakes Be the Same?
Zodiac Season Chart
Zodiac Hour Chart

Zodiac Compatibility:
Chinese Zodiac Signs Compatibility
Compatiblity Chart
How Can I Overcome a Bad Match?
Zodiac Pairs: Balance and Harmony

Characteristics of Chinese Zodiac Signs:


Chinese Horoscope Signs: Rat
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Ox
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Tiger
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Rabbit
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Dragon
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Snake
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Horse
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Goat
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Monkey
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Rooster
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Dog
Chinese Horoscope Signs: Pig
Legend of the Chinese Zodiac
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What Is the Chinese Zodiac?


In the Western world, people look to the
monthly horoscopes based onstar sign
astrology to unlock the secret knowledge of
their futures.
However, in the East, Chinese astrology
uses the Chinese calendar according to
when you were born to predict your destiny
and help you identify the strengths and
weaknesses of your true self.
Chinese astrology is the oldest horoscope
system in the world. Its origins date back
to almost 3000BC. It was a system that
the Chinese believe they didnt work out
themselves, but that was imparted to them
by heavenly gods or deities to help them
lead more spiritual lives and be closer to the
heavens.
According to Chinese astrology, the
Chinese calendar is divided into a 60-year
cycle. Each 60-year period consists of
another two cycles that are separate, yet
influence each other:
1. Five Elements: Wood, Fire, Earth,
Metal and Water
2. 12 Zodiac Animal Signs: Rat, Ox,
Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse,
Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

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The zodiac cycle repeats every 12 years starting


with the Rat sign. You are assigned an animal
sign according to the year you were born. For
example, everyone born in 2013 has the sign of
the snake.
Use the Chinese Calendar of Years on the next
page to work out your Chinese Zodiac Sign
according to your year of birth. However, if your
birthday is in January or February, make sure to
check the dates carefully, because the start of
the Chinese calendar doesnt start on the same
dates as the Western or Gregorian calendar.
For example, if you were born in 1970, your
zodiac sign would be Dog. But, if you were born
in January 1970, you would be a Rooster because
the Chinese year in 1970 started on February 6 of
the Gregorian calendar.

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Chinese Calendar: 1924-1983


Chinese
Year
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Equivalent Western
Calendar Dates
Feb 5, 1924 Jan 23, 1925
Jan 24, 1925 Feb 12, 1926
Feb 13, 1926 Feb 1, 1927
Feb 2, 1927 Jan 22, 1928
Jan 23, 1928 Feb 9, 1929
Feb 10, 1929 Jan 29, 1930
Jan 30, 1930 Feb 16, 1931
Feb 17, 1931 Feb 5, 1932
Feb 6, 1932 Jan 25, 1933
Jan 26, 1933 Feb 13, 1934
Feb 14, 1934 Feb 3, 1935
Feb 4, 1935 Jan 23, 1936
Jan 24, 1936 Feb 10, 1937
Feb 11, 1937 Jan 30, 1938
Jan 31, 1938 Feb 18, 1939
Feb 19, 1939 Feb 7, 1940
Feb 8, 1940 Jan 26, 1941
Jan 27, 1941 Feb 14, 1942
Feb 15, 1942 Feb 4, 1943
Feb 5, 1943 Jan 24, 1944
Jan 25, 1944 Feb 12, 1945
Feb 13, 1945 Feb 1, 1946
Feb 2, 1946 Jan 21, 1947
Jan 22, 1947 Feb 9, 1948
Feb 10, 1948 Jan 28, 1949
Jan 29, 1949 Feb 16, 1950
Feb 17, 1950 Feb 5, 1951
Feb 6, 1951 Jan 26, 1952
Jan 27, 1952 Feb 13, 1953
Feb 14, 1953 Feb 2, 1954

Zodiac
Animal Sign
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake

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Chinese Calendar: 1924-1983


Chinese
Year
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60

Equivalent Western
Calendar Dates
Feb 3, 1954 Jan 23, 1955
Jan 24, 1955 Feb 11, 1956
Feb 12, 1956 Jan 30 1957
Jan 31, 1957 Feb 17, 1958
Feb 18, 1958 Feb 7, 1959
Feb 8, 1959 Jan 27, 1960
Jan 28, 1960 Feb 14, 1961
Feb 15, 1961 Feb 4, 1962
Feb 5, 1962 Jan 24, 1963
Jan 25, 1963 Feb 12, 1964
Feb 13, 1964 Feb 1, 1965
Feb 2, 1965 Jan 20, 1966
Jan 21, 1966 Feb 8, 1967
Feb 9, 1967 Jan 29, 1968
Jan 30, 1968 Feb 16, 1969
Feb 17, 1969 Feb 5, 1970
Feb 6, 1970 Jan 26, 1971
Jan 27, 1971 Feb 14, 1972
Feb 15, 1972 Feb 2, 1973
Feb 3, 1973 Jan 22, 1974
Jan 23, 1974 Feb 10, 1975
Feb 11, 1975 Jan 30, 1976
Jan 31, 1976 Feb 17, 1977
Feb 18, 1977 Feb 6, 1978
Feb 7, 1978 Jan 27, 1979
Jan 28, 1979 Feb 15, 1980
Feb 16, 1980 Feb 4, 1981
Feb 5, 1981 Jan 24, 1982
Jan 25, 1982 Feb 12, 1983
Feb 13, 1983 Feb 1, 1984

Zodiac
Animal Sign
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig

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Chinese Calendar: 1984-2043


Chinese
Year
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Equivalent Western
Calendar Dates
Feb 2, 1984 Feb 19, 1985
Feb 20, 1985 Feb 8, 1986
Feb 9, 1986 Jan 28, 1987
Jan 29, 1987 Feb 16, 1988
Feb 17, 1988 Feb 5, 1989
Feb 6, 1989 Jan 26, 1990
Jan 27, 1990 Feb 14, 1991
Feb 15, 1991 Feb 3, 1992
Feb 4, 1992 Jan 22, 1993
Jan 23, 1993 Feb 9, 1994
Feb 10, 1994 Jan 30, 1995
Jan 31, 1995 Feb 18, 1996
Feb 19, 1996 Feb 6, 1997
Feb 7, 1997 Jan 27, 1998
Jan 28, 1998 Feb 15, 1999
Feb 16, 1999 Feb 4, 2000
Feb 5, 2000 Jan 23, 2001
Jan 24, 2001 Feb 11, 2002
Feb 12, 2002 Jan 31, 2003
Feb 1, 2003 Jan 21, 2004
Jan 22, 2004 Feb 8, 2005
Feb 9, 2005 Jan 28, 2006
Jan 29, 2006 Feb 17, 2007
Feb 18, 2007 Feb 6, 2008
Feb 7, 2008 Jan 25, 2009
Jan 26, 2009 Feb 13, 2010
Feb 14, 2010 Feb 2, 2011
Feb 3, 2011 Jan 22, 2012
Jan 23, 2012 Feb 9, 2013
Feb 10, 2013 Jan 30, 2014

Zodiac
Animal Sign
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake

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Chinese Calendar: 1984-2043


Chinese
Year
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60

Equivalent Western
Calendar Dates
Jan 31, 2014 Feb 18, 2015
Feb 19, 2015 Feb 7, 2016
Feb 8, 2016 Jan 27, 2017
Jan 28, 2017 Feb 15, 2018
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 4, 2019
Feb 5, 2019 Jan 24, 2020
Jan 25, 2020 Feb. 11, 2021
Feb 12, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Feb 1, 2022 Jan 21, 2023
Jan 22, 2023 Feb 9, 2024
Feb 10, 2024 Jan 28, 2025
Jan 29, 2025 Feb 16, 2026
Feb 17, 2026 Feb 5, 2027
Feb 6, 2027 Jan 25, 2028
Jan 26, 2028 Feb 12, 2029
Feb 13, 2029 Feb 2, 2030
Feb 3, 2030 Jan 22, 2031
Jan 23, 2031 Feb 10, 2032
Feb 11, 2032 Jan 30, 2033
Jan 31, 2033 Feb 18, 2034
Feb 19, 2034 Feb 7, 2035
Feb 8, 2035 Jan 27, 2036
Jan 28, 2036 Feb 14, 2037
Feb 15, 2037 Feb 3, 2038
Feb 4, 2038 Jan 23, 2039
Jan 24, 2039 Feb 11, 2040
Feb 12, 2040 Jan 31, 2041
Feb 1, 2041 Jan 21, 2042
Jan 22, 2042 Feb 9, 2043
Feb 10, 2043 Jan 29, 2044

Zodiac
Animal Sign
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat
Ox
Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon
Snake
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig

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Are Goat and Sheep the Same


Zodiac Sign?
Well, in short, yes.
Due to differences in translations from the
original Chinese to English, there are various
words that people have used for each of the
signs.

For example:
Rat is sometimes translated as mouse.
Pig is sometimes translated as boar.
Rooster is sometimes translated as
chicken or hen.
Goat is somestimes translated as ram or
sheep.
However, even though the name of the Chinese
zodiac animal sign may change according to
translation, the characteristics and personality
traits of each one remains the same.

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How Can All Snakes Be the Same?


Now, you might be wondering How can every
person born in any particular year all have the
same character and personality?
Well, you are very correct in asking that.
Of course there are similarities, but not
everyone born in the same year has the same
characteristics. The animal sign for your birth
year is not your only sign.
Each zodiac sign is also linked to a month in the
Chinese calendar, which means it is also linked to
a season. Animal signs are also assigned to you
according to the month, day and hour that you
were born.
The characters of these additional signs influence
your personality and destiny. They also help
explain the differences and similarities between
you and other people who were born under the
same zodiac sign.
Use the following Season Chart to determine
the animal sign for the month you were born
in. This animal sign is considered your Inner
Animal.
Use the following Hour Chartto determin the
animal sign for the hour you were born. This
animal sign is considered your Secret Animal.

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Zodiac Season Chart


Season

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Lunar
Month

Western
Calendar Date

Zodiac
Animal Sign

1st

Feb 4 Mar 5

Tiger

2nd

Mar 6 Apr 4

Rabbit

3rd

Apr 5 May 4

Dragon

4th

May 5 Jun 5

Snake

5th

Jun 6 Jul 6

Horse

6th

Jul 7 Aug 6

Goat

7th

Aug 7 Sep 7

Monkey

8th

Sep 8 Oct 7

Rooster

9th

Oct 8 Nov 6

Dog

10th

Nov 7 Dec 6

Pig

11th

Dec 7 Jan 5

Rat

12th

Jan 6 Feb 3

Ox

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Zodiac Hour Chart


Hour
(Based on Beijing CST Time)

Zodiac Animal Sign

23:00 00:59

Rat

01:00 02:59

Ox

03:00 04:59

Tiger

05:00 06:59

Rabbit

07:00 08:59

Dragon

09:00 10:59

Snake

11:00 12:59

Horse

13:00 14:59

Goat

15:00 16:59

Monkey

17:00 18:59

Rooster

19:00 20:59

Dog

21:00 22:59

Pig

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Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility


After identifying your own zodiac signs, you are
likely to be eager to know what they mean. If you
are, jump ahead to the next section that describes
the characteristics of each sign.
However, if you more eager to know about your
compatability with your lover, spouse, friends
and family members, work out their zodiac sign
using the charts below, then check how well
or not so well! they match using the following
Compatability Chart.

Best Match: is the ideal partner who will


complement your weaknesses with his or her
strengths and vice versa. Together, you are
likely to be able to overcome many difficulties
and enjoy great times together with little
conflict.

Good Match: While a Match is not


necessarily the ideal partner, it is still a safe
match that will bring happiness and avoid
intense personality clashes.

Worst Match: is when your personalities


meet head-to-head in disagreement or the
differences in your characters create frustration
between each other instead of being a support
to each others weaknesses. It may also be
that your destined life paths are in opposing
directions that may be hard to reconcile.

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Compatability Chart
Zodiac
Sign

Best
Match

Rat

Dragon,
Monkey

Ox

Snake,
Rooster

Tiger

Horse,
Dog

Rabbit

Pig,
Goat

Dragon

Rat,
Monkey

Snake

Ox,
Rooster

Horse

Tiger,
Dog

Goat

Rabbit,
Pig

Monkey

Rat,
Dragon

Rooster

Ox,
Snake

Dog

Tiger,
Horse

Pig

Rabbit,
Goat

Good
Match

Possible
NoMatch

Ox, Tiger,
Rooster,
Snake, Goat,
Rabbit
Dog, Pig
Rat, Tiger,
Dragon,
Rabbit, Horse,
Dog
Monkey, Pig
Rabbit, Dragon,
Snake,
Goat, Rooster,
Pig
Rat, Ox
Dragon, Snake,
Tiger,
Horse, Dog,
Monkey
Rat, Ox
Snake, Horse,
Rooster, Pig,
Ox, Goat
Tiger, Rabbit
Horse, Goat,
Tiger,
Dog, Rat,
Monkey
Rabbit, Dragon
Goat, Monkey,
Rooster,
Pig, Ox,
Rabbit
Dragon, Snake
Monkey,
Dragon,
Rooster, Rat,
Dog
Tiger, Snake,
Horse
Rooster, Dog,
Pig,
Ox, Rabbit,
Snake
Horse, Goat
Dog, Pig, Tiger,
Rat,
Dragon, Horse,
Horse
Goat
Pig, Rat, Rabbit,
Snake, Monkey, Ox, Goat
Rooster
Rat, Ox,
Tiger,
Dragon, Horse,
Monkey
Rooster, Dog

Worst
Match
Horse
Goat
Monkey
Rooster
Dog
Pig
Rat

Ox

Tiger
Rabbit
Dragon

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How Can I Overcome a Bad Match?


Traditional Chinese philosophy teaches balance
and virtue. If you and your partner are not the
perfect match or your sibling or work colleague
or other person whom you have regular contact
with is not a good match, here are a few tips to
improve your relationships:
In a Bad Match relationship, if the younger
person can respect and yield to the older person,
the relationship will be compatible.
In a Match relationship between sublings
and relatives, it is likely due to previous life
relationships and unresolved karmic debts. If
one person in the relationship can create an
environment of mutual respect by first showing
respect to the other, it will lead to a peaceful
home.
If a person with a Large Animal sign can yield to
a person of a Small Animal sign, then the noncompatibility can be transformed into a good
match.

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Zodiac Pairs: Balance and Harmony


The ancient Chinese believed in the importance of
balance and harmonising with others. Accordingly,
the zodiac signs are also paired together to
harmonise the traits of each other.
So, while one may not be your perfect match,
you will find good friendship and support between
complimentary pairs.

Rat and Ox
The first pair is the Rat and the Ox. The Rat
represents wisdom and the Ox symbolises
diligence. Wisdom and diligence must go hand
in hand. If a person has only has wisdom without
diligence, that person would just be shrewd. If a
person was solely diligent without intelligence,
that person would lack wisdom.
So both wisdom and diligence must be combined.
The first set of standards of the ancient Chinese on
themselves is represented by the Rat and the Ox.

Tiger and Rabbit


The second pair is the Tiger and Rabbit. The Tiger
represents bravery, while the rabbit represents
caution. Bravery and caution should go hand in
hand, so when a man has both character traits,
that man can be called courageous and wise.

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Without caution, the brave become reckless, while


being blindly cautious would be considered timid.
These characteristics are also very important, so
they have been positioned as the second pair.

Dragon and Snake


The next pair of animals in the Chinese zodiac is
the Dragon and the Snake. The Dragon represents
toughness; the Snake represents flexibility.
The ancient Chinese believed that being firm while
being flexible is a very important character trait.

Horse and Goat


The next pair is the Horse and the Goat. The Horse
represents resoluteness and obstinacy, while the
Goat represents someone who is considerate.
If someone is bent on achieving his goals without
being aware of his environment, he is bound to
come across obstacles that prevent him from
reaching his target.
However, if a person is always looking for
consensus, but is otherwise without direction, he
also cannot achieve his goal. So being determined
and being considerate are both important traits
that go hand in hand. This reflects the fourth set
of expectations that the ancients had on Chinese
people.

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Monkey and Rooster


The next pair is the Monkey and the Rooster.
The Monkey represents flexibility. There was no
clock in ancient times and the roosters crow
would determine the beginning of the day, so the
Rooster signifies stability.
Flexibility and stability must also go hand in hand.
Flexibility without stability would be wanting
and stability on its own is like a pool of stagnant
water. The best outcome comes from having both
stability and flexibility.

Dog and Pig


The final pair is the Dog and the Pig. The Dog
represents loyalty; the Pig represents affability.
A person who is loyal without being affable would
come across as being exclusionary. Conversely, a
person who is too easygoing without a sense of
loyalty can easily lose his principles.
Regardless of whether it is loyalty to the country,
loyalty to the team or loyalty to his or her ideals,
it must be combined with an element of affability.
That is what the ancient Chinese taught the
outside shows roundness, while the inside shows
square a person must be amiable, yet he must
have principles.

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Rat Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Misfortunes, such as illness or financial loss, are
likely this year. Take extra care to maintain your
health and reduce your stress levels. Try to keep
good relationships and pay attention to details to
prevent major losses.

Personality
Rats are resourceful, shrewd and very capable.
They enjoy time to think deeply and make use of
their excellent analytical skills. Their diplomatic
character and charm makes them good
conversationalists and popular with most people.
Although highly intelligent and curious, they can
be prone to nervousness or taking on more than
they can manage. They need constant mental and
physical stimulation.
Being the first of the signs in the zodiac cycle, rats
are courageous and capable of holding leadership
positions. They are known for being good advisors
and naturally command respect. They make
dedicated parents and well-rounded children.
Rats are very independent and dislike strict
routines and being told what to do. They are
thrifty and often motivated by social status and
monetary reward.

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METAL RAT: Born 1900, 1960


The strongest of all rats, they are extremely
determined and tenacious in acheiving their goals.
Although visionary in their outlook, their emotional
intensity can bring on rage, jealousy or selfishness.

WATER RAT: Born 1912, 1972


These rats hold a strong power of influence over
people. Intelligent problem solvers, they are very
practical. They are helpful and generous and use
their skills to help themselves and others.

WOOD RAT: Born 1924, 1984


The least confident of all rats, though you are
unlikely to notice it through their outward display
of self-confidence. They are popular and strong
leaders in their work ,and love to be surrounded
by friends and family.

FIRE RAT: Born 1936, 1996


Spontaneous and energetic, these rats have a love
of life that is irresistible. They are likely to travel,
start new projects or change occupations often.

EARTH RAT: Born 1948, 2008


The most conventional of all rats. They are very
rational and seek security for themselves and their
family, which brings them a strong sense of inner
peace.

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Ox

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Ox Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Good fortune and recognition are on their way
for you this year. Dont hesitate to face difficulties
and disputes with others head on. If you persist
kindly and stay firm, you will come through all the
challenges with well-earned rewards.

Personality
Oxen are hard working, methodical, diligent
and thrifty. They persevere with fearlessness to
accomplish whatever they set their minds to. They
are highly organised and prefer to work alone.
Known for being unpretentions, responsible
and down-to-earth, they have little time for lazy
or careless people. They are trustworthy and
independent.
Nature-lovers at heart, ox people enjoy quiet
solitude and often avoid socialising. If they travel,
natural areas are their preference. They enjoy
being at home and spending time on hobbies
around the house.
Oxen take comfort in the familiar and dont seek
beyond their own means. They have a strong
sense of justice, which can lead to reacting bluntly.
Although open minded, they can be obstinate
once theyve decided upon something.

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METAL OX: Born 1901, 1961


Most hard working of all oxen. However, their
strength can make them ruthless in acheiving
their goals. Very dependable, but not open to
expressing their emotions freely.

WATER OX: Born 1913, 1973


These oxen are fast thinkers and more flexible
than other oxen. They are open to different points
of view and considerate of others feelings. They
are very systematic and quite patient.

WOOD OX: Born 1925, 1985


The least stubborn of the oxen, they have a
liberal attitude and work well in a team. Their
self confidence is high, but their patience can be
lacking. They make devoted, affectionate friends.

FIRE OX: Born 1937, 1997


These oxen excel in leadership roles, but can be
very hot-tempered and impulsive. They enjoy
being in charge and holding positions of status.
They are very loyal and dedicated to their family.

EARTH OX: Born 1949, 2009


These oxen are respected for being very reliable,
sincere and modest in their ambitions. They are
known for their good judgement and aptitude in
financial dealings.

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Tiger Characteristics
Advice for 2013
The year 2013 is a prosperous year for tiger
people. Female tigers are likely to enjoy better
fortune than male tigers. Males should be cautious
with whom they make friends this year.

Personality
Tigers are dignified in character and appearance,
and naturally command authority. In Chinese
culture, they are considered lucky.
Tigers love adventure and are known for fearless
bravery. Their charming personalities and ability
to land on their feet make them popular.
However, tigers seek approval from their family
and peers, and not gaining that or failing at a task
can leave them feeling dejected.
Tigers dont seek power or money, but are very
competitive and insistent on their opinions. They
can be hot-tempered and impulsive, but are very
protective of their loved ones.
Tigers are intelligent, alert and quick thinkers.
They love a challenge and often act quickly with
tremendous energy, from which they may need
time to recover. They can become easily bored
and benefit from changing jobs more often than
other animal signs.

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METAL TIGER: Born 1950, 2010


These tigers are sharp in mind and body. They
seek attention and will do whatever it takes to
achieve their goals. They may react too quickly
with mood swings or by jumping to conclusions.

WATER TIGER: Born 1902, 1962


With strong intuition and good judgement, these
tigers are sensible and understanding of others.
However, they can be indecisive or too relaxed,
which sets them back in achieving their goals.

WOOD TIGER: Born 1914, 1974


These tigers are stable, practical and adaptable,
which makes them popular people. They are able
to allow others to take the lead, but can have hot
tempers and short attention spans.

FIRE TIGER: Born 1926, 1986


These tigers are expressive and dramatic, positive
and enthusiastic. Their passion and endless energy
supply drives their natural leadership ability, which
excites people around them.

EARTH TIGER: Born 1938, 1998


The most responsible of the tigers, they are
realists who are not easily distracted. Their focus
brings success over time. However, they can take
life too seriously and forget the needs of others.

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Rabbit Characteristics
Advice for 2013
This year is one of travel for rabbits. Expect a
busy year with long trips away, frequent travel or
changes in your job position.

Personality
Rabbits are active and cheerful, yet have calm
characters that dont exhibit any agressive
behaviour. They enjoy good company, but dont
seek to be leaders or the centre of attention. They
are outgoing and enjoy their freedom. Rabbits
choose to avoid confrontation and rarely raise
their voice.
Rabbits are intelligent and have sharp observation
skills, and make good entrepreneurs. They are
careful with their finances and seem to have
natural luck
Rabbits are excellent communicators. They are
extremely organised and make good managers.
With their eloquence, they can easily talk
themselves into or out of most situations.
Rabbits are stylish and sophisticated, and enjoy
the arts and appreciate different cultures. They
love creativity. They feel comfortable surrounded
by items of beauty. As parents and children, they
tend to be emotional and sensitive to others.

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METAL RABBIT: Born 1951, 2011


These rabbits are resilient and abitious. They
can be intense in their relationships. They are
determined and become fully absorbed in their
business and personal lives.

WATER RABBIT: Born 1903, 1963


Although they are generous and enjoy socialising,
these rabbits are particularly sensitive and benefit
from supportive family and friends. People like
their friendly advice and empathy.

WOOD RABBIT: Born 1915, 1975


These rabbits are very giving of themselves and
can benefit from learning to say no. They like to
keep everyone happy and avoid the spotlight.
They are supportive and always willing to listen.

FIRE RABBIT: Born 1927, 1987


Active, adventurous and creative, these rabbits are
charming and less emotional than other rabbits.
They are curious and seek to live life to its fullest,
and work hard to avoid confrontation.

EARTH RABBIT: Born 1939, 1999


These rabbits are more practical than others and
give sound advice, which earns them respect.
They like to earn money for material comforts that
they surround themselves with at home.

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Dragon Characteristics
Advice for 2013
This year is a good year for dragons to marry.
In particular, male dragons should have good
prospects in business; however, they need to be
careful to avoid health issues.

Personality
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a divine beast of
good fortune and strong power. Dragon people
are honoured and respected as great leaders
with exceptional analytical skills. They are always
willing to help others, but are often too proud to
accept help from anyone.
Dragons are free spirits who dont like to conform.
They are innovative, extroverted, highly energetic
and gifted. Although they are trustworthy,
attractive and generous, they are self-sufficient
and dont seek close relationships.
They are confident, fearless and usually successful.
They have big ideas and bigger ambition, but
dont always make them known to others.
Dragons can be fiery and need space at home
or outdoors to express themselves. They dont
work well with routines and prefer to give orders
instead of receiving them. They spend more than
they save, but are rarely poor for long.

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METAL DRAGON: Born 1940, 2000


These dragons are honest and intensely strong
personalities. They are determined and unyielding,
and respect anyone who dares to stand up to
them. They seek action and defend their beliefs.

WATER DRAGON: Born 1952, 2012


These dragons are more understanding of and
patient towards others. Unlike other dragons,
they dont seek the spotlight and are able to fully
evaluate situations, and work better with others.

WOOD DRAGON: Born 1904, 1964


Being creative and liberal, these dragons
appreciate the arts and are less pretentious than
other dragons. They can be pushy, but have an
innate ability to get along with most people.

FIRE DRAGON: Born 1928, 1988


Fire dragons can quickly switch from calm to
explosive, becoming their own worst enemies.
They can be quick to judge, which affects their
decision-making. They have a powerful influence.

EARTH DRAGON: Born 1940, 2000


These dragons are practical, responsible and
good organisers. They tend to be controlling, but
are also supportive and well-mannered. Their
temperament is the least hot of all the dragons.

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Snake Characteristics
Advice for 2013
This year should be peaceful; however, there is
the possibility of negative energy affecting your
endeavours. Trust your intuition and take extra
precautions.

Personality
Snakes are intelligent and cunning. Snakes enjoy
luxury and material pleasures, and use humour to
avoid confontations.
Because they are not outwardly emotional or
great communicators, they can appear secretive
and not have a wide circle of friends. Although
seductive, they are picky in relationships and tend
to do the pursuing when seeking a partner.
They are good at remaining calm and appearing
peaceful in difficult situations; however, they tend
to keep their stress inside.
Snakes are intuitive, contemplative, introspective
and sometimes withdrawn. They like privacy and
working alone, and need quiet rest and relaxation
to thrive. However, they are devoted parents.
They are organised, conscientious and quick at
solving problems, but can become bored easily
and like to change jobs frequently.

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METAL SNAKE: Born 1941, 2001


These snakes are strong-willed and determined.
They guard themselves constantly to avoid any
possibility of failure. They can be generous, but are
very money-focused and self-centred.

WATER SNAKE: Born 1953, 2013


Motivated, intelligent and determined, these
snakes are insightful and good workers. They are
affectionate with family and close friends, but hide
those emotions from others.

WOOD SNAKE: Born 1905, 1965


These snakes are kind and genuine. They are less
vain and guard themselves less than other snakes.
They are loving and stable, but dont always like to
listen to the advice of others.

FIRE SNAKE: Born 1917, 1977


Highly opinionated, these snakes are extroverted
and persuasive. They are intriguing, vibrant
conversationalists and demonstrate great wisdom.
They work hard to succeed.

EARTH SNAKE: Born 1929, 1989


These are the most relaxed of all snakes. They
appear more friendly and less secretive than
others. They exhibit good work ethics and stable
sensibility that pays off over time.

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Horse Characteristics
Advice for 2013
There is the potential for illness this year. Be sure to
take good care of yourself and eat well to maintain
your strength and good health.

Personality
Horses are practical, trustworthy and friendly. They
are sharp-witted and able to carry out many tasks
at once, and learn new skills quickly. However, they
can be impatient and tend to move to the next
challenge before finishing what they have started.
Horses love the outdoors and open spaces. They
are adventurous, young at heart and open-minded.
They have boundless energy and stamina, and are
willing to try anything. Horses like to be entertained
and dont think much of money.
Although highly independent and self-reliant, they
enjoy company and welcome visitors. They are
honest and make good friends and confidants. They
enjoy their solitude, but are charming and easily
make friends in any social setting.
They are excellent communicators, with a gift of
getting through to others. However, they often
crave positions of power and can be obstinate, and
become fiery whenever they dont get their way.

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METAL HORSE: Born 1930, 1990


These horses are self-sufficient and like to be
free to roam without any commitment or ties.
Their untamed spirit and desire for adventure is
attractive to those around them.

WATER HORSE: Born 1942, 2002


While being flexible and adaptable, these horses
are prone to being indecisive, which can be
frustrating. However, their friendly character is
quick to bring happiness to those around them.

WOOD HORSE: Born 1954, 2014


These horses are more determined, disciplined
and predictable than other horses. They work well
with routines and other people, but dont like to be
bossed around.

FIRE HORSE: Born 1906, 1966


These horses love excitement and change, and
tend to live life on the edge. They are definite in
their opinions and can be overbearing. They are
either very lucky or very unlucky.

EARTH HORSE: Born 1918, 1978


Extremely adaptable to situations and easygoing,
these horses see situations from all perspectives.
They think before making decisions. They work
hard and prefer excellence over mediocrity.

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Goat Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Gossip and disputes are likely to happen this year.
Be more kind and considerate towards others
this will help to avoid conflicts.

Personality
Goats are nurturers who seek peace and quiet.
They like to take care of other people. They are
calm and good peacekeepers, and enjoy being
with others but outside the spotlight.
Though they are well-groomed, positions of
power, status and money are not important to
goats. They enjoy spending money and usually
appear well off. They are content in the comfort
of their own homes, with access to material
conveniences.
Goats pursue happiness and avoid confrontation.
They dont like to be alone. They are social and
enjoy entertaining. They keep many acquaintances
and few good friends. They remain private with
new people until they know them better. They are
creative and appreciate the arts.
Goats are kind, affectionate and romantic, and
thrive with a supportive partner that nurtures their
self-confidence. As children, they are sensitive and
dependent.

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METAL GOAT: Born 1931, 1991


These goats are tough on the outside, but highly
sensitive on the inside, which they hide away from
everyone other than close friends and family. They
are deeply passionate about the arts.

WATER GOAT: Born 1943, 2003


Easy to get along with, these goats make good
companions and enjoy the security of their
own homes. Although well-spoken, witty and
easygoing, they lack self-confidence.

WOOD GOAT: Born 1955, 2015


These goats are sincere, kind and compassionate,
which people find attractive. They are surrounded
by lots of friends, but are sometimes hurt by
people who take advantage of their good nature.

FIRE GOAT: Born 1907, 1967


The most independent of the goats, they are good
at taking care of and standing up for themselves.
They are less likely to have their feelings hurt. They
are charismatic and enjoy the social limelight.

EARTH GOAT: Born 1919, 1979


Although they struggle with self-confidence, they
are grounded and stable. They are independent
and practical, and work hard to provide for the
family. Their love for life is infectious.

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Monkey Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Good fortune is ahead for you in business, travel
and marriage. However, avoid gossiping and
beware of people who may try to take advantage
of you.

Personality
Monkeys are clever, active and fun-loving. They
are stimulated by challenges that put their skills to
the test. They are fast at completing any task they
put their minds to and quick at learning new skills.
They have excellent memories and are good
with money, but they are as fast at spending it as
they are at making it. Although curious, they can
become easily distracted or disinterested.
Sociable and lovable, monkeys crave attention
and love to be surrounded by people. They enjoy
talking and find it easier than any of the other
animal signs. They make good friends and people
enjoy their wit and sensitivity.
They love practical jokes and playing tricks, often
out of boredom, which can end up being more
hurtful than intended. They are quick to have
others handle the consequences of their actions
instead of dealing with it themselves. As children,
they are sharp and full of life.

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METAL MONKEY: Born 1920, 1980


These monkeys are warm, passionate and
persuasive. They are ambitious and determined to
succeed, and prefer to work alone. They are loyal
in their work and in relationships.

WATER MONKEY: Born 1932, 1992


Sensitive to being hurt by others, these monkeys
tend to hide their emotions. If they are attentive,
they can become successful. If they are distracted,
they may be consumed with gossip or meddling.

WOOD MONKEY: Born 1944, 2004


Sharp and witty, these monkeys are practical,
hard-working and have a wide general knowledge.
They are excellent communicators and good at
dealing with all types of people with ease.

FIRE MONKEY: Born 1956, 2016


With intense stamina and strength, these monkeys
are highly determined and like to stay on top at all
times. They are usually well-liked, but can be fickle
in their relationships.

EARTH MONKEY: Born 1908, 1968


Steady, diligent and motivated, they are more
dependable than other monkeys. They have less
ego and more genuine concern for others, but can
fly into a fit if not shown the respect they deserve.

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Rooster Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Injuries and misfortunes are easy to occur this
year. Strengthen your good will to help others
without expectation. Try to remain calm and you
will find peacefulness.

Personality
Roosters are proud and loyal. They are very
honest and are blunt in their communication
without reservation, and have little tolerance for
dishonesty.
Roosters are extroverts who love to socialise and
be surrounded by people. They are flamboyant
and charismatic, demanding full attention when
they are in the spotlight, which can sometimes be
overbearing. They have a tendency to brag about
themselves. Good friends of roosters are patient
and appreciate their honesty and dependability.
Roosters are very hardworking and motivated,
and have an eye for detail, which leads them to
the top of their professions. However, they can be
feisty, obstinate and highly strung, which can bring
about mood swings and stress.
Conscious of appearance, they are very neat and
particular about their homes. As parents, they are
nurturing; as children, they are creative and alert.

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METAL ROOSTER: Born 1921, 1981


These roosters are often seen as arrogant due to
their large egos. Their aggression can sometimes
overpower their relationships. They do have stable
characters and are good at analysing situations.

WATER ROOSTER: Born 1933, 1993


These roosters are more quiet and peaceful than
others. They are excellent communicators and
have boundless energy. However, they tend to get
stuck in details and may miss the bigger picture.

WOOD ROOSTER: Born 1945, 2005


These roosters are team players, good friends
and genuinely enjoy the company of others. They
actively contribute to society and expect a lot of
themselves and others.

FIRE ROOSTER: Born 1957, 2017


These roosters spend much time on their physical
appearance. They make excellent party hosts and
good leaders, though their bossy character and
bluntness are likely to hurt the feelings of others.

EARTH ROOSTER: Born 1909, 1969


Extremly organised, these roosters are very
focused on details and efficiency. They are highly
responsible and motivated to succeed. They need
to balance their blunt honesty with kindness.

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Dog Characteristics
Advice for 2013
Good fortune is on its way, but beware; there
is likely to be bad luck that comes before the
reward. Try to worry less and remember your
responsibilities.

Personality
Dogs make loyal and faithful friends. Honest and
trustworthy, they are excellent listeners and very
attentive. They are always ready to offer kind
words and support to those in need.
They have a strong sense of responsibility and
care more about the welfare of others than money
or fame. Although they mean well, they can
overpower a situation due to their attentiveness,
even if they are not directly involved. They are
creative and will often take on more work to
lessen the load of others.
Dogs like to be comfortable and to have a wellorganised home. They are hard workers and good
at saving. They dont like to be treated unfairly.
Dogs always put family first. They like to make
everyone happy and try to avoid getting angry or
hurting others feelings. They have lots of friends
and dont hold grudges or bad feelings towards
other people.

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METAL DOG: Born 1910, 1970


These dogs maintain an extremely high standard
for themselves and others, and choose their
friends with care. They are highly committed, bold
and easily stressed if things dont go to plan.

WATER DOG: Born 1922, 1982


With great foresight, these dogs are flexible and
easygoing. They appreciate different perspectives
and are usually popular. They are intelligent and
always have lots of friends.

WOOD DOG: Born 1934, 1994


These dogs are well-rounded, adaptable and
easygoing. They are less independent than other
dogs and enjoy being part of a group to feel
secure and confident. They may be shy at first.

FIRE DOG: Born 1946, 2006


Natural leaders, these dogs are popular and
charismatic. Their attractive personality and openheartedness ensure they are always surrounded
by friends. It can be hard for them to settle down.

EARTH DOG: Born 1958, 2018


These dogs are the most stable, rational and
supportive of all dogs. They are confident and
provide security to those around them. They are
diplomatic and make good leaders.

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Pig Characteristics
Advice for 2013
This year, wealth is not easily accumulated and too
easily lost. Be cautious with decision-making and
avoid risky investments.

Personality
Pigs are extremely patient, understanding and
giving. They would rather give than receive. They
would do almost anything for a friend in need
and still enjoy life to the fullest. They are genuine,
caring, affectionate and grateful for all they have.
Pigs try hard to maintain the peace among their
friends and family. People may take advantage of
their kind nature, but they are never burdened by
it and quickly forgive and forget.
Pigs like to spend money and tend to be
materialistic. They prefer to be around people
than being alone. They like to host and attend
parties sometimes too much and are prone to
indulgence. However, they enjoy being at home
and make devoted parents and happy, confident
children.
Pigs thrive when they are given the opportunity
for creative expression. They have a keen eye for
details, are enthusiastic at work and are happy to
take on responsibilites.

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METAL PIG: Born 1911, 1971


These pigs give everything they have in all they
do. They are headstrong, loud and confident. Their
diligence and honesty earns them respect at work
and in relationships.

WATER PIG: Born 1923, 1983


These pigs can be overly trusting, which allows
them to be easily influenced by others. However,
they can be very determined in getting what they
want. They love to share and socialise.

WOOD PIG: Born 1935, 1995


With a heart of gold, these pigs are practical,
industrious and proactive in giving a helping hand.
They work well with others and achieve whatever
they put their strong minds towards.

FIRE PIG: Born 1947, 2007


Passionately determined, these pigs will stay on
course until they achieve their objectives. They
are lively risk takers, intensely hard working and
emotionally involved in all they do.

EARTH PIG: Born 1959, 2019


These pigs like to be prepared before starting a
new endeavour. They are good at planning, love
to spend time at home and are high achievers at
work. They are relaxed and reliable.

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A Legend of the Chinese Zodiac


A Heavenly Beginning
The Chinese zodiac is said to have been passed
down to humans in China from divine beings in
the heavens. It has since been used and passed
down for generations as an important aspect of
traditional Chinese culture.
Here is one of the legendary stories of how the
animals and their order were created as part of the
Chinese zodiac.

How the 12 Animals Got Their Months


By Dawu Wang, The Epoch Times
Published with permission from
www.theepochtimes.com

A long, long time ago, the Jade


Emperor in the heavens was celebrating
his birthday. Unfortunately, at that time,
there was no way of counting the years,
so he couldnt be sure how old he was.
He decided to come up with a method
to count the years.
He sent his servant into the forest to
announce that there would be a race
among the animals with a special prize
for the 12 winners.
The Jade Emperor

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When the animals heard the news, they all


wondered what the prize would be.
On the day of the race, the emperor arrived
on a golden chariot. As he cleared his voice
to speak, the animals fell silent. There will
be a race across the river. The first 12 animals
to reach the opposite bank will have a year
named after them. The first year will be
named after the first animal across and so
on, said the emperor.
On the day of the race, all the animals lined
up on the starting line. With the drop of a
flag the race began and the animals sprinted
towards the river. The first to arrive were the
cat and the rat, but they soon realised that it
was further than they had thought. In fact, it
looked pretty dangerous.
They sat wondering what to do, when the
ox arrived. Suddenly, the rat had an idea.
Hey ox, do you mind carrying us across the
river? he asked. The ox was a kind animal, so
he readily agreed.
The cat and the rat jumped on the oxs head
and together they crossed the river. Just
as they were about to make landfall on the
opposite the bank, the rat jumped off the
oxs head, making him the first one across.

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Congratulations! said the emperor. The


first year shall be named after you. The ox
was furious about being cheated, but as the
second animal across he got the second
year.
There was a long gap until the tiger arrived,
exhausted after a difficult swim. The emperor
was pleased with his efforts and named the
third year after him. The tiger was followed
by the rabbit, which surprised the emperor.
Everyone knows rabbits cant swim. Surely
you cheated!
The rabbit explained that it was true, he
couldnt swim, but he had managed to cross
the river by jumping across the stones and
sailing on a log. This impressed the emperor,
who awarded him the fourth year.
The emperor was delighted with what he
had seen so far. All the animals had shown
tremendous resourcefulness to cross the
river, but he had expected the dragon, which
could both swim and fly, to easily win. Yet
the dragon was nowhere in sight.
Just then, a shadow descended over the
animals as the dragon swooped in to land.
You finally made it. Where have you been?
asked the emperor. I had to make it rain and
then I saw a rabbit trying to cross the river
on a log, so I had to create some wind to

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help him cross, said the dragon. Very well. Youre


the fifth animal, so you get the fifth year, said the
emperor.
The successful animals gathered on the bank
and watched as the rest of the contestants swam
across. Before long, the horse came into view.
The horse was swimming furiously and was just
about to make land when a snake slithered out
from under his hooves. The horse was so surprised
that he reared up in shock, allowing the snake to
slither across the line for sixth place. The horse got
seventh and was happy enough with that.
Then came the most amazing sight of an amazing
day a rooster, a monkey and a goat travelling
together on a raft. The rooster had found the
raft and the other two had helped to navigate
and clear away reeds. When they finally touched
down on the bank, the emperor was delighted.
I have never seen such a remarkable display of
teamwork! and with that he granted the goat the
eighth year, the monkey the ninth and the rooster
the tenth.
There was long gap until the next animal arrived.
The emperor was beginning to wonder if any
other animals would make it across and if he had
made his challenge too difficult. But he neednt
have worried because just then the dog appeared,
nearing the shore.

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The dog explained that the water had been so


clean that he couldnt resist bathing in it. The
emperor laughed and duly awarded him the
eleventh year.
So it just remained to be seen which animal would
get the final place. The animals were discussing
the subject when the pig appeared on the bank,
earning him the twelfth year.
The emperors trumpet players issued a
fanfare and the emperor began to speak.
Congratulations to all the animals that made
it across the river today. Your names will be
remembered forever because of your amazing
efforts today, he said.
But whatever happened to the cat that had sat
on the oxs head? The rat pushed him back into
the river and he was swept back to the other
bank, and since that day, rats and cats have been
enemies.

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