Romance Compatibility Guide by Chinese Zodiac Sign

Signs, Elements and Trines

The Chinese zodiac is made up of 12 signs, each represented by an animal. Like Western astrology, the Chinese zodiac contains elements, five in all: water, earth, fire, wood and metal. Each year the Chinese New Year occurs upon the first New Moon in Aquarius and the ruling signed for the year changes as does the element. With twelve signs and five elements, that gives us the 60-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

The elements of Western astrology, however, of which there are four: air, water, fire, earth, more closely relate by comparison to Chinese astrology’s trines. Trines consist of three signs that are similar in temperament, approach to life, and trines are the best indicator of compatibility in friendships, business, and romance. You can get along with someone outside of your trine – you have 144 different possibilities –but the signs in your trine are the signs with which you have a special affinity and therefore are your best choices in predicting relationship bliss.

Let’s explore the trines of the Chinese Zodiac to find your best chance for romance compatibility:

The First Trine:

Rat: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Monkey: 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Dragon: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

The Rat, Monkey and Dragon never sit back and wait for things to happen. They are each capable of thinking on their own and forging ahead in a definitive path, but when they put their heads together, they are an unstoppable force. It’s an exciting life.

The Second Trine:

Ox: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Snake: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Rooster: 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

The Ox, Snake and Rooster deal in the facts, never follow the crowd, and are the most independent. When two of this trine get together, it is a relationship built on (keep reading)

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