Eastern Zodiac


The Rat

“Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” - William Shakespeare (b. 1564, The Year of the Rat)

Those born in the year of the Rat are: Alert, Ambitious, Charming, Crafty, Eloquent, Intelligent, Industrious and Intense. Rats are quick-witted enterprisers!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Observologist, The Agent

  • Friends: Dragon, Monkey, Ox
  • Season: Winter
  • Element: (Yang) Water
  • Flower: Lily
  • Gem: Garnet
  • Color: Black


 The Ox

“People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.” - Albert Bandura (b.1925, The Year of the Ox)

Those born in the year of the Ox are: Dependable, Practical, Honest, Powerful, Straightforward Traditional and Stable. Oxen are tireless hard-workers!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Practitioner, The Liaison

  • Friends: Rat Snake Rooster
  • Season: Winter
  • Element: (Yin) Earth
  • Flower: Tulips
  • Gem: Aquamarine
  • Color: Brown


The Tiger

“Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.” -Frederick Douglass (b.1818, The Year of the Tiger)

Those born in the year of the Tiger are: Extroverted, Entertaining, Flamboyant, Head Strong, Short-Tempered, Genuine and Lively. Tigers are brave warriors!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Warrior, The Secular Self, The Artist

  • Friends: Horse, Dog
  • Season: Spring
  • Element: (Yang) Wood
  • Flower: Cineraria
  • Gem: Sapphire
  • Color: Violet


The Rabbit

“Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1807, The Year of the Rabbit)

Those born in the year of the Rabbit are: Charmed, Gracious, Gentle, Loving, Modest, Sensitive, Merciful and Refined. Rabbits personify hope!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Renunciate, The Healer, The Student

  • Friends: Sheep, Dog, Pig
  • Season: Rabbit
  • Element: (Yin) Wood
  • Flower: Jonquil
  • Gem: Pearl
  • Color: Pink


 The Dragon

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller (b. 1880, The Year of the Dragon)

Those born in the year of the dragon are: Tenacious, Dignified, Confident, Honored, Uninhibited, Eccentric and Fiery. Dragons are beautiful legends!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Channel, The Teacher

  • Friends: Rat, Monkey, Rooster
  • Season:
  • Element: (Yang) Earth
  • Flower: Jasmine
  • Gem: Amethyst
  • Color: Red


The Snake

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.” - Paramahansa Yogananda (b. 1893, The Year of the Snake)

Those born in the year of the Snake are: Enticing, Keen, Sly, Mysterious, Intuitive, Mystical and Wise. Snakes are seductive channels!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Channel, The Shaman, The Agent

  • Friends: Ox, Rooster
  • Season: Summer
  • Element: (Yin) Fire
  • Flower: Orchid
  • Gem: Opal
  • Color: Gold


The Horse

“I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.” - Muhammad Ali  (b. 1942, The Year of the Horse)

Those born in the year of the Horse are: Fun Loving, Alluring, Perceptive, Loyal, Entertaining, Clever, Kind, Talkative and Extroverted. Horses are open-minded seekers!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Seeker, The Secular Self, The Awakened

  • Friends: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
  • Season: Summer
  • Element: (Yang) Fire
  • Flower: Jasmine
  • Gem: Topaz
  • Color: Yellow


The Sheep

“I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.” - Miguel Cervantes (b. 1547, The Year of the Sheep)

Those born in the year of the Sheep are: Polite, Timid, Artistic, Insecure, Tender, Reserved and Soothing. Sheep are peace-loving nurturers (and worry-warts)!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Wounded, The Liaison, The Healer

  • Friends: Rabbit, Horse, Pig
  • Season: Summer
  • Element: (Yin) Earth
  • Flower: Alice Flower
  • Gem: Emerald
  • Color: Green


The Monkey

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.” - Federico Fellini (b. 1920, The Year of the Monkey)

Those born in the year of the Monkey are: Unpredictable, Talented, Versatile, Curious, Playful and Witty. Monkeys are imaginative problem-solvers (and troublemakers)!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Diviner, The Student, The Awakened

  • Friends: Rat Dragon
  • Season: Fall
  • Element: (Yang) Metal
  • Flower: Gladiola
  • Gem: Peridot
  • Color: Silver


The Rooster

“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.”  -Yoko Ono (b. 1933, The Year of the Rooster)

Those born in the year of the Rooster are: Fiesty, Trustworthy, Frank, Punctual, Loyal, Social, Meticulous and Motivated. Roosters are flamboyant self-promoters!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Wounded, The Secular Self, The Agent, The Teacher

  • Friends: Ox, Dragon, Snake
  • Season: Fall
  • Element: (Yin) Metal
  • Flower: Impatiens
  • Gem: Citrine
  • Color: Orange


The Dog

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” - Winston Churchill (b. 1874, The Year of the Dog)

Those born in the year of the Dog are: Faithful, Conscientious, Dexterous, Protective, Idealistic, Honest, Reliable and Caring. Dogs are devoted best friends!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Healer, The Warrior, The Enlightened, The Student

  • Friends: Tiger,Rabbit, Horse
  • Season: Fall
  • Element: (Yang) Earth
  • Flower: Rose
  • Gem: Diamond
  • Color: White


The Pig

“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.” - Marc Chagall (b. 1887, The Year of the Pig)

Those born in the year of the Pig are: Loveable, Fun, Knowledgeable, Calm, Passionate, Strong, Chivalrous, Empathic and Forgiving. Pigs are robust givers!

Complementary Atmatypes: The Secular Self, The Philosopher, The Enlightened

  • Friends: Sheep, Rabbit
  • Season: Winter
  • Element: (Yin) Water
  • Flower: Marguerite
  • Gem: Ruby
  • Color: Grey