A person's Chinese sign depends on what month and year he or she was born. This is unlike the American zodiac, which is determined by just the month someone was born.
There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs:
Each of these animals means something different to the Chinese, and each sign has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, those born under the sign of the horse have excellent communication skills, but do not like to be restrained or told what to do. Those born under the sign of the pig are typically honest and chivalrous, and are often thought to be naive.