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Playin in the Chinese Barn

So a few days ago I was playing on Jason’s phone and I came across an app that sends you your daily horoscope. Now, I’ve never really believed in them, but I do find it oddly accurate when I read mine. (I try to just remind myself that they’re so vaguely written they could fit ANYONE) So for a few hours I kept thinking back to horoscopes and astrological signs, and somewhere in there the thought of the Chinese animals came into my head.

You know, how there’s twelve animals that are supposedly linked to the twelve personality types and if you’re born in a certain year it MUST mean that you have those specific qualities? Yeah. Those.

The Animals are:


So I decided to look mine up. and I somehow went off on a tangent looking up everyone’s.

I’m a Goat/Sheep/Ram/Lamb..(Depending on where you’re reading) “the Goat (or Sheep) symbolizes such character traits as creativity, intelligence, and dependability. Comfortable being alone to ponder the workings of their inner minds, Goats enjoy being part of a group, but prefer the sidelines rather than the center. Their nurturing personality makes Goats excellent care-givers. They’re quite and reserved because they spend much time absorbed in their thoughts. Home and alone is where Goats feel most comfortable. There they can express themselves artistically, whether it’s by painting, cooking or participating in whatever artistic endeavors they enjoy. Goats will thrive in languages and other cultures. Goats prefer the couch because there they can relax and explore their minds. They don’t need elaborate furnishings; only items reflecting their desire for art. Goats are very sexual, but tend to give more of themselves than they should. This can lead to unrealistic expectations and unhealthy situations. They need partners who won’t take advantage of their giving nature. Such pairings will be strong, and they are most compatible with Rabbits, Dogs, and Tigers.”

Well, that fit surprisingly well. (Other than the quiet and reserved part..)

It was interesting that goats pair well with Rabbits, because Jason is a Rabbit.

“People born in the Year of the Rabbit are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. Rabbits are caring yet cautious, they always review all possible outcomes before making a decision. They are very good nurtures and they will typically seek out a mate that they can take care of and look out for. Often, their mate is someone who is bullheaded and free spirited. Rabbits are most compatible with Sheep, Roosters, and Dragons”

I thought that the definition of the Rabbit fit Jason so well. It just blew my mind.

So, I started wondering how exactly right these things could be. I read a lot of the other explanations and none of them seemed to fit either of us.

Side Story here: We’ve been spending some time with our new neighbors and its odd, but every couple that we spend time with, we identify with the same way. I always have more in common with the man, and jason has more in common with the woman. haha. So, with Emily and Sam (our neighbors) and Christy and Steven (Our cousins) it seems that I have more in common, or rather, Identify more with Sam and Steven.

So I thought I’d look up what they are.

Sam was born in 1986, (I’m a facebook stalker), which makes him a Tiger. (I literally laughed out loud when I realized that) “Tiger people are sensitive, given to deep thinking, capable of great sympathy. They can be extremely short-tempered, however. Other people have great respect for them, but sometimes tiger people come into conflict with older people or those in authority. Typically, Tiger people cannot make up their minds, which can result in a poor, hasty decision or a sound decision arrived at too late. They are suspicious of others, but they are courageous and powerful. Tigers love things of the super natural, and Tiger people are drawn to fantasy. They read a lot, and are often extremely intelligent. Tigers are most compatible with Horses, Dogs, and Goats”

That seemed to fit Sam as far as I know him. So what was Emily?

Well, Emily is a Dragon.

“Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled. While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast! While Dragons prefer to live on their own, they are sometimes compatible with Rabbits, Rats, and Tigers.”

I’m not sure that totally fits Emily..but I’m still getting to know her.

So, so far the evidence fits. I, a Goat, am compatible with Jason, a Rabbit. Jason is Compatible with Emily, a Dragon, but NOT with Sam, a Tiger. and I am compatible with Sam, a Tiger, but not with Emily, a Dragon.

Once you read that a few times its kind of freaky huh?

So what about our Cousins, Christy and Steven?

Well..Christy is a Monkey.

“The Monkey possesses such character traits as curiosity, mischievousness, and cleverness. Forever playful, Monkeys are the masters of practical jokes. Even though their intentions are always good, this desire to be a prankster has a tendency to create ill will and hurt feelings. Although they are inherently intellectual and creative, Monkeys at times have trouble exhibiting these qualities. When that happens, they appear to others to be confused. But nothing could be further from the truth as Monkeys thrive on being challenged. Monkeys prefer urban life to rural, and their favorite pastime is people-watching. While Monkeys are typically slow to settle down, they are most compatible with Rabbits, Dogs, and Roosters”

That REALLY fits Christy if you ask me. I dont think someone who just met her would agree, but I was laughing as I read it. And, here we Go! She’s compatible with Jason! and THANKFULLY she’s compatible with her Husband.

Steven is a Dog.

“the Dog symbolizes character traits such as loyalty, compatibility and kindness. Dogs frequently offer kind words and useful advice, always listening and lending a shoulder when necessary. Dogs often become deeply involved in others’ lives and are sometimes perceived as nosy. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success. Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs value friendships; they’re loyal, honest, trustworthy and reliable and have strong morals and ethics. A well-kept, organized home is very important. Keeping a clean home and helping at work stems from the Dog’s need to be active and involved. Dogs spend money wisely, passing on luxury goods in favor of practical items. Dogs also prefer saving money to cover future expenses. Dogs are most compatible with Monkeys, Tigers, and Sheep”

I think that fit him better than ANY of them fit anyone else. I’m glad I ended with him! And true to the theory, He’s compatible with his Wife, Me, and (how exciting!) even SAM!

So..If we were all chinese it would make sense that I can identify more with Steven and Sam, and that Jason can with Christy and Emily Right? No jk jk.

Like I said, I’ve never really believed in any of this, but it sure is interesting that it worked out that way.

I may write more again soon on this topic, but now, after two days of writing about it, and a ton of reading on it, I’m a little exhausted.

Leave me a comment, Whats your Chinese animal?


3 thoughts on “Playin in the Chinese Barn

  1. Be nice if you could choose classes based on compatibility with the professor. BTW, I’m a dragon. (Does that explain anything?!?!)

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