Animal Sign Compatibility

Chinese Astrology CompatibilityHaving established your Chinese astrology chart and zodiac animals with our Free Chinese Astrology Chart, you can now check compatibility with your friends, work colleagues and partners.

The animals in your chart, or as we know them professionally, the "Earthly Branches" are grouped together into what are known as "trines", containing three animals per group. Examining these groups is a simple way to see compatibility, but the trines are also part of a very complex system used by professional consultants to understand a person's qi or energy.

A quick and easy method to check compatibility is to see whether the other person is part of the same group or trine as you. If they are, it should be a good relationship. If they are not, check incompatibility to see if their Earthly Branches "clash" with your own. If there is no direct clash, it is deemed neutral.

Rat, Monkey and Dragon
These animals are extremely supportive of each other and thoroughly understanding of their own ambitions and impatient natures. Unions between these three signs do extremely well.
Ox, Snake and Rooster
These are intellectuals, but also the most dependable and the most determined. When united they lead to happy and successful marriages and partnerships.
Tiger, Horse and Dog
These animals are the most idealistic, fun loving and artistic of all the animal signs. Possibly a little fiery, they obviously enjoy each others company.
Rabbit, Sheep and Pig
These are compassionate and emotional. They are followers rather than leaders and generally motivated by love and beauty rather than material gain.


According to the Chinese horoscope, the zodiac animal signs diametrically opposite one another on the Chinese compass or Luo Pan are generally incompatible with each other and known as "clashes". A clash also includes the other animals within the group or "trine".

  • The Rat clashes with the Horse
  • The Ox is in conflict with the Sheep
  • The Tiger fights with the Monkey
  • The Rabbit's adversary is the Rooster
  • The Dragon's arch enemy is the Dog
  • The Snake cannot tolerate the Pig
  • Combinations of this nature often result in direct clashes, but without analysing the whole chart, it is difficult to be gauge the effects. However, clashes are not always bad and sometimes actually beneficial, depending upon the specifics of the chart involved. If you would like your chart professionally analysed, please see Order a Reading

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