All About the Chinese Zodiacs

All About the Chinese Zodiacs

Written 23rd January 2020

Here at Pink HQ we often have a natter about horoscopes and zodiacs - with Chinese New Year coming just this weekend(!) we wanted to have a more in-depth look at the Chinese zodiac signs. We’ve compiled some personality profiles for each of the animals - do you fit the personality of your sign? Are you more suited to a different sign? Have a read to find out!

We’ve also popped in some fantastic casino game recommendations for the slots players among you looking for some brilliant new games to play.

Chinese Zodiac Animal Traits

If you’ve ever sat waiting for your order in your local Chinese takeaway and have absentmindedly looked through the calendars and zodiac sign guides, you’ll know that each animal of the Chinese zodiac comes with its own unique qualities and traits.

These qualities are taken from the animals themselves - their habits and behaviours, and particularly their role in the original zodiac race tale. In this story, the Emperor wanted to employ 12 guards to protect him - and he wanted only the best and most valuable animals to do it, so he spread the message of a race throughout the empire. The earlier an animal got through the Heavenly Gate, the greater their ranking. The order of the zodiac animals represents the position they finished in this race.

There are plenty of resources to have a read about how each animal came to be in their final position - and it’s really entertaining so be sure to give it a read.

For now, though, here are the personalities of each zodiac animal along with some related slot games that are perfectly suited either to the animal or the nature of the sign:

Chinese Zodiac Traits

Rat (1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

The Rat represents plenty of positive characteristics contrary to the negative connotations of the animal itself. People born in one of the Rat years are adaptable and smart as you’d expect, cautious, alert, and they’re also cheerful. We suppose you’d have to be if you’re scurrying through the sewers every day! Weakness-wise, Rat signs are timid, a bit stubborn, and picky. We imagine the Rat signs of our players would enjoy the cheery nature reels of Strolling Staxx.

Ox (1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

The Oxes among you may be honest, determined, and hardworking with an incredibly level-head which is really helpful with approaching difficult situations in a diplomatic way. The Ox is also patient and a little cautious - so these people make for great peacekeepers! As with all personalities, there are some weaknesses that the Ox might want to work on, particularly their communication skills and their stubbornness. Alright, so we might not have any ox-themed slots at Pink Casino, but we do have Wild Toro for Ox players to help the bull as he stampedes through the reels.

Tiger (1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

The fearsome Tiger sign represents characters with bravery, confidence, and who are really charming! If you were born during the Year of the Tiger then you might well find yourself comfortably standing up for what you believe in, and you might have a large circle of friends (and you could even be a fantastic leader… if you do say so yourself). You might want to think about working on your irritability - there’s nothing worse than an angry Tiger! Not only does Wild Cats Multiline boast some great Tiger visuals but it’s also developed by Red Tiger - very fitting!

Rabbit (1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

If you’ve ever watched one out in the wild then you’ve probably noticed how they’re constantly aware of their environment and they’re always on their toes - this is a trait that all Rabbits may take from the animal, along with being fairly quiet in nature. You might also be a gentle soul with a certain degree of elegance (whether or not you’d admit it yourself!) and lots of kindness to offer the other signs. Don’t forget that being too quiet and withdrawn isn’t always a good thing! Open yourself up to the other signs like the Rat who may be able to relate with some of your quirks! As the game title suggests, there are loads of bunnies perfectly suited to the Rabbit players at Pink Casino in the Hot Cross Bunnies Loadsabunny slot.

Dragon (1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

The Dragon is one of the most fascinating zodiac signs of them all! People born in the Year of the Dragon are likely confident, enthusiastic, and powerful - people respect your authority and know that you’ve got a huge personality and plenty of ambition and intelligence to go with it. Other signs may be cautious of your fiery temper - so be sure to keep it in check! While there are lots of flaming hot dragon-themed slot games at Pink Casino, one of our favourites has to be the Dragon’s Fire slot!

Snake (1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

While nobody really wants to come across a slithering reptile on their travels, people of the Snake sign have lots of incredibly positive virtues that you may be surprised by at first. These people may be very determined - but privately so; they keep their cards quite close to their chest so their efforts may go unnoticed - until they come to fruition, that is! The Snake is incredibly wise and great with words - even though they don’t speak very much. Slither on over to Snake Rattle N Roll for some brilliant gameplay.

Horse (1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Look at you, full of beans! If you were born during the Year of the Horse then you’ve got so much energy you don’t know what to do with it most of the time, and you love getting involved with sports and being out in nature. The Horse loves being involved in a crowd - whether that’s at a concert or a sporting event, you want to be part of the action! A Horse might also love to play the fool and get a bit silly when the situation allows, but can be affected by low-confidence at times. Scudamore’s Super Stakes is a great sporty horse racing-themed slot for you to try out whether you’re a Horse sign or not!

Goat (1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

We’ve ‘goat’ to say; the Goat signs are some of the most gentle and kindhearted personalities of all the zodiac animals. If you were born in the Year of the Goat then you might also be a little shyer than your louder peers - but what you lack in confidence you certainly make up for in creativity and perseverance! While you might not find any goat-themed slot games (yet!) we do think the Balloonies slot captures the nature of the Goat sign brilliantly!

Monkey (1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Monkeys fancy themselves as the clowns of their friendship groups; they are incredibly mischievous and are well-known for playing practical jokes on their loved-ones with the best intentions - but this can often lead to accidentally hurting the feelings of other signs, particularly the more sensitive ones. As much as they’re hilarious and cheeky, Monkeys are incredibly intelligent - they just don’t always know how to exercise their cerebral talents. One of our favourite monkey-themed slots follows the famous ape in Gorilla Go Wild - brilliant for those born in the Year of the Monkey!

Rooster (1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Roosters are fantastic talkers and are real social butterflies, able to have a conversation with anyone about anything! They’re comfortable with being the centre of attention and having all of the spotlight - in fact, they tend to seek it out. Our hilarious The Great Chicken Escape is full of chickens and roosters looking to break out of their pens.

Dog (1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

The Dog zodiac personality is warm and approachable - those born in the Year of the Dog will likely be loyal and honest with an eagerness for pleasing other people as much as they possibly can. Communicating thoughts and feelings in a clear way can be a little bit difficult for the Dog sign, so some people might think you’re being stubborn - even if you’re not! Be sure to ask for some help if you’re struggling. We love our canine pals here at Pink Casino and we’ve got plenty of wolf-themed slots (not quite dogs… but close enough) with Wolf Ridge being just one of the many great titles we have on offer.

Pig (1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Last but certainly not least is the Pig personality - not quite the grimy creature you may have come to expect from watching them roll around in their pigpens! In fact, those born in the Year of the Pig are incredibly generous and compassionate with a great understanding of emotions. They are also fantastic at focusing on their goals and are determined to accomplish whatever’s on their mind. We’ve got lots of piggy slots in our casino repertoire - and we’re particularly all raving about the clever Harry Trotter in The Pig Wizard.

Happy Chinese New Year 2020

Happy Lunar New Year to all of our lovely Pink Players! While it is the Year of the Rat, we hope it turns out to be a brilliant year for all of you. Don’t forget to keep up with us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so we can let you know whenever we upload a brand new casino blog post ready for you to get stuck into!