Chinese Astrology Compatibility

The Chinese believed that those who are born four years apart are more compatible than those who are born six year apart. Do you know why?

The believe that our character traits are influenced by our year of birth. For example those who are born in the year of the rat are supposed to be intelligence but suspicious while those who are born in the year of the horse are generous and wants freedom. Also based on our year of birth we are imbued with certain characteristics that make us more of less compatible with those born under certain animal sign.

Chinese Astrology Compatibility Set


The Chinese people believe that the Monkey, Rat and Dragon form a Chinese Astrology compatibility set. They have characteristics traits that make them more compatible with each other. The other compatibility sets are the Snake, Rooster and Ox, the Pig, Rabbit and Goat and the Tiger, Horse and Dog. If you look at the year of birth you see that they are four years apart. For example those born in 1964 are Rats, 1968 are Dragons and 1972 are Monkeys!

The Rat on the other hand is supposedly less compatible with the Horse. They form an incompatible set. The other incompatible sets are between Ox and Goat, Tiger and Monkey, Rabbit and Rooster, Dragon and Dog and between the Snake and Pig. If you examine the year of birth you will notice that they are six year apart!

The compatibility tools that you find on the Internet are generally based on the above mentioned principles of combinations and clashes. Some others incorporate even more combinations and clashes rules that I have not mentioned into their algorithm but I hope you are getting the idea.

What if you and your spouse form an incompatible set? Do not lose much sleep over it. Did you notice that I used the word ‘supposedly’ many times? In practice our character is also heavily influenced by the month, day and hour of birth which are not taken into consideration in the Chinese animal horoscope described above. While most Rats are intelligent but highly strung, Therefore it is entirely possible for a Rat person to display some characteristics of other animals!

In my practice, I have seen many supposedly incompatible sets of husbands and wives. They are still together after many years of marriage and some of them quite happily!

I suppose love plays a part too.

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