The elements of Western astrology, of which there are four: air, water, fire, earth, 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.
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.
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 trust, intellect and fidelity. It’s a perfect match.
The Third Trine:
Tiger: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Horse: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002. 2014
Dog: 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
The Tiger, the Horse and the Dog have a deep love for humanity and each other. They see the bigger picture and are united in exploring life’s true meaning and sharing it with others. It’s a spiritual, blissful romance.
The Fourth Trine:
Rabbit: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Ram: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Pig: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
The Rabbit, Ram and Pig are the artistic lovers of the zodiac. They are relaxed alone or with others, and most definitely with each other. They see the beauty in the world around them and are connected to it. It’s a match made of heaven and earth.
The Chinese zodiac is based on the lunar calendar. Exploring someone’s chart using the many tools of this ancient and intricate art gives you the most in-depth look at the many levels that exist within in the labyrinth of information. Use this romance compatibility guide to find your Chinese zodiac match.