Chinese Zodiac Compatibility List For the 12 Animal Signs

Chinese 12 zodiac signs have been around in China for thousands of years and have gradually evolved into a Chinese custom. People are accustomed to using the zodiac to find the answer to confusion about life, like which zodiac signs best match with me? Or what career suits me? Or which ones will get along well with me? And who should I stay away from?

As we know, The Chinese zodiac signs correspond to the twelve earthly branches, so a person’s zodiac only reflects the year of birth. According to the Ba-Zi(The Four Pillars of Destiny Theory), a person’s destiny or fate is influenced by birth year, month, day, and hour. The year has the least influence, the biggest influence is the month and the day, followed by the hour. Therefore, the zodiac is inaccurate.  If like to explore more accurate matches, you can learn the Ba-Zi Compatibility.

The incompatibility of the zodiac only means that there may be some friction, conflict or restraint between the two people, but it does not mean that you two are not suitable. If the other elements of their Bazi are well-compatible, they can still get along well.

Whatever,  zodiac matching is a straightforward and easy-to-understand method, widely spread among people for many years. Many couples whose zodiac signs are compatible find themselves subliminally drawn toward each other.

Take a look at the Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart, which can give you a deeper understanding of all your relationships — with parents, partners, siblings, children, friends, bosses, and your luck in different zodiac years.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Chart

Zodiac SignCompatible SignsIncompatible SignsWorkable Signs
RatDragon, Monkey, OxHorse, Goat, Rooster, RabbitTiger, Snake, Dog, Pig, Rat
OxRat, Snake, RoosterGoat, Horse, Dog, DragonOx, Tiger, Pig, Rabbit, Monkey
TigerHorse, Dog, PigMonkey, Snake Rat, Tiger, Goat, Rooster, Ox, Rabbit, Dragon
RabbitGoat, Dog, PigRooster, Rat, Dragon, HorseOx, Rabbit, Snake, Monkey, Tiger
DragonRat, Monkey, RoosterDog, Ox, Dragon, Rabbit Goat, Pig, Tiger, Snake, Horse
SnakeOx, RoosterTiger, Monkey, PigRat, Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Dog, Snake, Goat
HorseTiger, Goat, DogRat, Ox, Horse, Rabbit Dragon, Snake, Rooster, Pig, Monkey
GoatRabbit, Horse, Pig Ox, Dog, Rat Tiger, Dragon, Snake, Goat, Monkey, Rooster
MonkeyRat, DragonTiger, Snake, PigOx, Rabbit, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Horse
RoosterOx, Dragon, SnakeRabbit, Rooster, Dog, Rat Tiger, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Pig
DogTiger, Rabbit, HorseOx, Dragon, Goat, Rooster Rat, Snake, Monkey, Dog, Pig
PigRabbit, Goat, Tiger Snake, Pig, Monkey Rat, Ox, Dragon, Rooster, Dog, Horse

As you can see from the chart above, there are various levels of compatibility between the zodiac animals. These are determined through the interaction of earthly stems, including the Three Harmonies, Six Harmonies, Six Conflicts, Six Harming, Six Break and Three punishments. 

Compatible Signs:

Starting from one’s own zodiac sign, the fifth signs either counted clockwise or anti-clockwise are the most compatible. For example, Dragon and Monkey are the most compatible signs with Rats. This is to say, the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are compatible.

Incompatible Signs:

Starting from one’s own sign, the fourth sign, either counted clockwise or anti-clockwise, is incompatible. For example, Rooster and Rabbit are incompatible signs with Rats. This is to say, the animal signs that are three years apart from each other are incompatible. 

The least Incompatible Signs: 

Six-conflict zodiac sign is the Least Compatible Zodiac Sign For Your Sign. Signs on the same diagonal are the least compatible. This is to say, the animal signs that are five years apart from each other are the least incompatible. For example, the Horse is the least incompatible zodiac sign for a rat.

The following is a detailed list of Chinese zodiac compatibility for the 12 animal signs. It can help you identify which Chinese zodiac animal signs are compatible for friendship, love, marriage, and colleagues. 

Rat Compatibility:

Rat birth years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Compatible zodiac signs for rat people: Dragon, Monkey, Ox 

Incompatible zodiac signs: Horse, Goat, Rooster, Rabbit

Ox Compatibility:

Ox birth years: 1925,1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009,2021

Compatible zodiac signs: Rat, Snake, Rooster

Incompatible zodiac signs: Goat, Horse, Dog, Dragon

Tiger Compatibility:

Tiger birth years: 1926,1938, 1950, 1962,1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Compatible zodiac signs: Horse, Dog, Pig

Incompatible zodiac signs: Monkey, Snake

Rabbit Compatibility:

Rabbit birth years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963,1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Compatible zodiac signs: Goat, Dog, Pig

Incompatible zodiac signs: Rooster, Rat, Dragon, Horse

Dragon Compatibility:

Dragon birth years: 1928, 1940,1952,1964,1976,1988, 2000, 2012,2024

Compatible zodiac signs: Rat, Monkey, Rooster

Incompatible zodiac signs: Dog, Ox, Dragon, Rabbit

Snake Compatibility:

Snake birth years: 1929, 1941, 1953,1965,1977,1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Compatible zodiac signs: Ox, Rooster

Incompatible zodiac signs: Tiger, Monkey, Pig

Horse Compatibility:

Horse birth years: 1930, 1942, 1954,1966,1978,1990,2002,2014,2026

Compatible zodiac signs: Tiger, Goat, Dog

Incompatible zodiac signs: Rat, Ox, Horse, Rabbit

Goat Compatibility:

Goat birth years: 1931,1943,1955,1967,1979,1991,2003,2015,2027

Compatible zodiac signs: Rabbit, Horse, Pig

Incompatible zodiac signs: Ox, Dog, Rat

Monkey Compatibility:

Monkey birth years: 1932,1944,1956,1968,1980,1992,2004,2016,2028

Compatible zodiac signs: Rat, Dragon

Incompatible zodiac signs: Tiger, Snake, Pig

Rooster Compatibility:

Rooster birth years: 1933,1945,1957,1969,1981,1993,2005,2017,2029

Compatible zodiac signs: Ox, Dragon, Snake

Incompatible zodiac signs: Rabbit, Rooster, Dog, Rat

Dog Compatibility:

Dog birth years: 1934,1946,1958,1970,1982,1994,2006,2018,2030

Compatible zodiac signs: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse

Incompatible zodiac signs: Ox, Dragon, Goat, Rooster

Pig Compatibility:

Pig birth years: 1935,1947,1959,1971,1983,1995,007,2019,2031

Compatible zodiac signs: Goat, Rabbit, Tiger

Incompatible zodiac signs: Snake, Pig, Monkey

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