Monkeys, snakes & dragons Monkeys, snakes & dragons

Monkeys, snakes & dragons

January 27, 2016

I was delighted to discover the other day that I am a snake, and that my colleagues are monkeys, dragons, dogs and horses (according to the Chinese zodiac).

Knowing almost nothing about the Chinese signs of the zodiac, and with the Chinese year of the monkey almost upon us – starting on February 8th – I thought I’d do a bit of research and find out if my colleagues match up to their prescribed animal alter-egos…

Have a look at the lists corresponding to 5 of the 12 animals below and decide for yourself if there’s any truth in the myths:

Monkeys (mainly born in 1956, 1968, 1980 & 1992) are meant to be:
– curious
– mischievous
– clever
– creative
– urban-dwellers
According to, Monkeys also love pranks, are inherently intellectual & creative, and relish a challenge.

Dragons (mainly born in 1964, 1976 & 1988) are meant to be:
– courageous
– full of vitality
– powerful
– enthusiastic
– risk-takers
I’m told Dragons are typically also friendly and generous, and have a lot of time for friends and family.

Dogs (mainly born in 1958, 1970, 1982 & 1994) are apparently:
– loyal
– honest
– kind
– stubborn
– prudent
Dogs are cheerful human beasts, and a pleasure to be around. They’re also physically active and disposed to good health.

Horses (mainly born in 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990) tend to be:
– animated
– sociable
– cunning
– self-centred
– positive
Horses are usually nice people and take life in their stride. They’re easy to get on with, and people like being around them.

While Snakes (mainly born in 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989) are meant to be:
– enigmatic
– intuitive
– private
– materialistic
– wise
Snakes are also meant to be great thinkers, and love being the centre of attention.

How do those descriptions compare to the men and women in your life?
I have to say that I found there to be more than a modicum of truth in there.
Share your personal zodiac tales with us here.

Michael Smith, Account Manager, Verboo