The Korean zodiac is the same as used by the Chinese. As in the western system of astrology, there are 12 signs of the Korean zodiac. Unlike the western system, your sign is based on which year rather than which month you were born, though the exact day and time of your birth are also carefully considered in charting your astrological path. Fortunetellers are common in Korea. Making use of astrology, palmistry, and face reading, fortunetellers claim they can accurately predict the future.
Described below are the characteristics of the animal signs of the Korean zodiac. Find your sign and determine whether the characteristics associated with that sign fit your own.
The Year of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008. People born in the Year of the Rat are cheerful, resourceful, and thrifty. Bright and sociable, they are often very successful in business or politics. Although they guard their own secrets, they love to gossip about others. They can be generous at times, but their generosity extends only to those closest to them. Their compatible signs are Dragon, Monkey, and Ox.
The Year of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1037, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009. People born in the Year of the Ox are hardworking, dependable, and down-to-earth. They are also methodical, quiet, and patient but are known for their fierce temper and stubbornness as well. Their most compatible signs are Snake, Rat, and Rooster.