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Throughout history navigators used these symbols, and some believe that the zodiac sign you are born under can predict your personality and future.


There are two Zodiac that are more popular and those are the Chinese and western Zodiacs.

Chinese Zodiac

The Shēngxiào or better known in American culture the Chinese zodiac which has a base in several East Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.The basic belief is a systematic plan of future action, that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year mathematical cycle.


One day, the Jade Emperor, who is the Emperor of Heaven wanted to put a way to measure time in place and decided to hold a celebratory feast. He sent out an invitation to all the animals. The first twelve animals who reach the other side of the river will be given one of the twelve spots, in order of arrival.

The ox would have been the first to come, but the rat used the ox to ride on. And just when the ox was about to enter, the rat jumped off and entered the house first. Then the ox followed, along with the tiger, rabbit,The dragon went and helped many different people and the rabbit before reaching the other side, which was why he wasn't first The snake hid in the hoof of the horse and surprised the horse so that he would be the sixth and the horse would be the seventh. The sheep (or goat), rooster, and monkey all helped each other out to get across the river. The dog was bathing in the river, which was why he was almost last. And finally, the pig was last. He was last because he rested halfway through the race.

Why there is no cat.....

A long, long time ago, the Cat and the Rat were the best of friends. They accompanied each other everywhere they went and they shared their food. One day, the Cat learned that the Jade Emperor was going to elect twelve animals to represent the twelve calendar years, and invited all animals to a party. The Cat suggested to the Rat that both of them should make a presence.

When the day finally arrived, the Cat told the Rat, 'I am going to take a nap so that I will be in my top form. Can you please wake me up when it's time to go to the party?' 'No problem.' the Rat replied, 'Just relax and rest. I will wake you up when the time comes.'

After the Cat fell asleep, the Rat thought to himself, 'I am among the smallest of all animals and I don't stand a chance in making one of the twelve if the Cat will go.' So when the time came, the Rat left on his own without waking up the Cat, and was elected as one of the twelve Zodiac Animals.

When the Cat found out what the Rat had done, he was furious. The two became worst enemies. This is the reason why cats are not one of the twelve animals and they love to chase after rats.

AnimalsEarthly branch
RatYang, 1st Trine Fixed Element Water
OxYin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water (Water buffalo in Vietnam)
TigerYang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood
RabbitYang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood (Cat in Vietnam)
DragonYin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire
SnakeYin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire
HorseYang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire
GoatYin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fir (aka Ram or Sheep)
MonkeyYang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal
RoosterYin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal
DogYang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal
PigYin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water (Boar in Japan and Elephant in Northern Thailand)

Western Zodiac

The Western Zodiac is drawn based on the Earth's relationship to fixed, designated positions in the sky, and the Earth's seasons.

In modern Western astrology the signs of the zodiac are believed to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression. The twelve signs are divided into four elements fire, earth, air and water.

Western astrology has become a form of divination based on the person's birth, in which various cosmic bodies are said to have an influence. Astrology in western popular culture is often reduced to sun sign astrology, which considers only the individual's date of birth.

AriesThe RamMarch 21 to April 20Fire


The BullApril 21 to May 20Earth
GeminiThe TwinsMay 21 to June 20Air
CancerThe CrabJune 21 to July 21Water
LeoThe LionJuly 22 to August 22Fire
VirgoThe VirginAugust 23 to September 22Earth
LibraThe ScalesSeptember 23 to October 22Air
ScorpioThe ScorpionOctober 23 to November 21Water
SagittariusThe ArcherNovember 22 to December 21Fire
CapricornThe Fish-Tailed GoatDecember 22 to January 20Earth
AquariusThe Water BearerJanuary 21 to February 19Air
PiscesThe FishFebruary 20 to March 20Water

Notable Series and Characters

Binbogami ga!

Binbogami-ga!: The main character Ichiko Sakura uses Soumin Shourai to summon spirits that based on Chinese zodiac


Digimon: Certain characters such as either side characters or antagonist are based on Chinese Zodiac

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail: One of character named Lucy Heartfilia uses summing magic to summon Celestial Spirits, who are based on constellation.

Fruits Basket

In Fruits Basket, members of Sohma family are cursed, which transform them into Chinese Zodiac animals when they are contacted my opposite sex.

Kamen Rider Fouze

Kamen Rider Fouze: The antagonist of series are based on zodiac constellation

Megaman Star Force

Megaman Star Force: Most of characters are based on zodiac constellation


MiXim: Main characters' powers are based on zodiac constellation

Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya: All the characters in the series wear armors that are based on zodiac constellation.

General Information Edit
Concept Name Zodiac
Japanese Name: 獣帯
Romaji Name: shuutai
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