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Welcome to Sunday All Day Brunch. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is going on in your life. I have always been fascinated by all things Chinese and loved their Zodiac. I was born in the year of the rat. I went through and did pictures for the entire Chinese Zodiac. Here are the pictures, brief descriptions and dates for each sign.

Year of the Rat
 Year of the Rat

Rats are both charming and aggressive. They appear calm and well balanced on the surface, but underneath, they are restless and a little nervous. Rats are compatible, hard working, and they know how to hang on to a penny. They are never without admirers. They are very appealing. They have a bright and happy personality, and this keeps them busy socially. They love parties and other large gatherings. They like belonging to exclusive clubs and will often have a close circle of fellow conspirators. They like involvement and are very outgoing. Rats cherish friends and loved ones. For this reason, they often get entangled with others' problems and lives. Rats learn early, quickly, and are avid readers. They know how to express themselves well-both written and orally. Given the slightest chance, Rats can make a success of their lives.

01/31/1900 – 02/19/1901
02/18/1912 –02/09/1913
02/05/1924 – 01/24/1925
01/24/1936 – 02/10/1937
02/10/1948 – 01/14/1949
01/28/1960 – 02/14/1961
01/16/1972 – 02/02/1973
02/02/1984 – 02/19/1985
02/17/1996 – 02/06/1997
02/07/2008 – 01/25/2009

Year of the Ox
 Year of the Ox

Oxes may appear docile, but watch out! They also have quite a temper. They are extremely determined and work tirelessly to get what they want. Step by step and piece by piece, they move steadily toward their goals. People born under the sign of the Ox are dependable and stick to a routine until the job is done. They are fair-minded and good listeners, but they can also be extremely stubborn.

02/19/1901 – 02/07/1902
02/06/1913 – 01/25/1914
01/25/1925 – 02/12/1926
02/11/1937 – 01/30/1938
01/29/1949 – 02/16/1950
02/16/1961 – 02/04/1962
02/03/1973 – 01/22/1974
02/20/1985 – 02/08/1986
02/07/1997 – 01/27/1998
01/26/2009 – 02/13/2010

Year of the Tiger
 Year of the Tiger

Tigers are rebels. They are both colorful and unpredictable. Their energy and love of life are stimulating. They love being the center of attention and never go unnoticed. Tigers are impatient and always look for action. They speak their minds when upset and have suspicious natures.

02/08/1902 – 01/28/1903
01/26/1914 – 02/13/1915
02/13/1926 – 02/01/1927
01/31-1938 – 02/18/1939
02/17/1950 – 02/05/1951
02/06/1962 – 01/24/1963
01/23/1974 – 02/10/1975
01/09/1986 – 02/28/1987
01/28/1998 – 02/26/1999
02/14/2010 – 02/02/2011

Year of the Rabbit
 Year of the Rabbit

Rabbits fall under a most fortunate sign! Their sign is the emblem of long life and they possess the powers of the moon. Rabbits are very sensitive to beauty. They are gracious and soft spoken. Rabbits are the diplomats and the peace-makers. They enjoy a tranquil life and love a quiet evening at home. Rabbits are reserved and very artistic. They are thorough and good scholars. When Rabbits are moody, which is often, they will appear totally indifferent to the world.

01/29/1903 – 02/15/1904
02/14/1915 – 02/16/1916
02/02/1927 – 01/22/1928
02/19/1939 – 02/07/1940
02/16/1951 - 01/26/1952
01/26/1963 – 02/12/1964
02/11/1975 – 01/30/1976
01/29/1987 – 02/16/1988
02/27/1999 – 02/04/2000
02/03/2011  - 01/22/2012

Year of the Dragon
 Year of the Dragon

Dragon people are balls of fire! They are full of vitality and love of life. Always on the run, they drag their faithful band of admirers behind them. Dragons are egotistical, eccentric, demanding, and giving.  They are proud, direct, and loaded with high ideals which they always try to live up to. Having a zeal for life, they want to live it on a grand scale. They have the potential for accomplishing many great things as long as they don't get too far ahead of themselves. When dragons do something, good or bad, you can be certain their deeds do not go unnoticed! Dragons are always making the news.

01/16/1904 – 01/03/1905
02/03/1916 – 01/22/1917
01/23/1928 – 01/09/1929
02/08/1940 – 01/26/1941
01/27/1952 – 02/13/1953
01/13/1964 – 02/01/1965
01/31/1976 – 02/17/1977
02/05/2000 – 01/24/2001
01/23/2012 – 02/09/2013

Year of the Snake
 Year of the Snake

Snakes are romantic and charming. They are deep thinkers and always mysterious. Snakes are graceful and soft spoken. They love a good book and appreciate all of the arts. They lean towards all of the finer things in life. Snakes trust themselves above all others and are seldom wrong; but behind a sophisticated front, Snakes are very superstitious!

01/04/1905 – 01/26/1906
01/23/1917 – 01/10/1918
02/10/1929 – 01/29/1930
01/27/1941 – 02/14/1942
02/14/1953 – 02/02/1954
02/02/1965 – 01/20/1966
02/18/1977 – 02-06/1978
02/06/1989 – 01/26/1990
01/25/2001 – 02/11/2002
02/10/2013 -

Year of the Horse
 Year of the Horse

Horses are very appealing people. They are warm and friendly and dearly love social gatherings with plenty of people. They are perceptive and enjoy talking. They have a high spirited nature and are changeable. This makes them hot-tempered, rash, and headstrong. They are always falling in and out of love. Quick to warm to someone, they are just as quick to lose interest. Here today and gone tomorrow-these are the Horses. Then when you decide not to see them again, here they come ready to pick up where they left off!

01/25/1906 – 02/12/1907
02/11/1918 – 01/31/1919
01/30/1930 – 02/16/1931
01/15/1942 – 02/04/1943
02/03/1954 – 01/23/1955
01/21/1966 – 02/08/1967
02/07/1978 – 01/27/1979
01/27/1990 – 02/14/1991
02/12/2002 – 01/31/2003

Year of the Sheep
 Year of the Sheep

Sheep are the good Samaritans of the Chinese zodiac. They are gentle mannered and on the shy side. Being very sincere they are easily taken by a sob story. Sheep people are compassionate, understanding of others' faults, and quick to forgive.

02/13/1907 – 02/01/1908
02/01/1919 – 02/19/1920
02/17/1931 – 02/05/1932
01/05/1943 – 01/24/1944
01/24/1955 – 02/11/1956
02/09/1967 – 01/28/1968
01/28/1979 – 02/15/1980
02/19/1991 – 02/03/1992
02/01/2003 – 01/21/2004

Year of the Monkey
 Year of the Monkey

No task is too great for the clever Monkeys. They master most anything. They have extremely charming manners that draw others. Monkeys solve difficult problems with ease. They are quick-witted, innovative, and they have total and intense belief in themselves. No one delights in their own accomplishments like the Monkeys. Enjoying themselves immensely, they try anything at least once! Monkeys are intellectual and their memory is phenomenal. They recall the smallest details of everything they have seen, read, and heard. They must depend on that memory since they have an otherwise untidy mind. Monkeys are wizards with money. They are original, shrewd, and when they need to, they can fool anyone. There are a hundred and one fantastic schemes they want to try, and you can bet they make some of them work. Even when they take you in, it is hard to be angry with them, or begrudge them anything. They don't care what opinions others have of them. They know they are lucky, and they also know they have the ability to change things when convenience calls. Monkeys are virtually unsinkable! When the odds are stacked against them, Monkeys know when to quit. Their timing is superb, and they will wait to try another time. If you try to trick Monkeys, they will probably catch you. They never make a move without a plan. They are great strategists. They can spot an opportunity in any form. They never miss a trick!

02/02/1908 – 01/21/1909
02/20/1920 – 01/07/1921
02/06/1932 – 01/25/1933
01/25/1944 – 02/12/1945
02/12/1956 – 01/30/1957
01/30/1968 – 02/16/1969
02/16/1980 – 02/04/1981
02/04/1992 – 01/22/1993
01/22/2004 – 01/08/2005

Year of the Rooster
 Year of the Rooster

Roosters are the most eccentric of the Chinese zodiac. They are full of dreams and romantic ideas. They are colorful and attractive, radiant and dashing, and they are quite proud of themselves. Roosters are organized, precise, and their sharp eyes seek out fine details in everything. They are perfectionists and leave no room for human error. To Roosters, a difficult task is a challenge. They dearly love starting controversies. Roosters express themselves very well both in writing and speech. They are knowledgeable in most subjects you wish to discuss. When you challenge them you must be prepared for a long fight. Their stamina is amazing and they win their point at all costs. Even when they are wrong, they will still be right in one way or another!

01//22/1909 – 01/09/1910
01/08/1921 – 01/27/1922
01/26/1933 – 02/13/1934
02/13/1945 – 02/01/1946
01/31/1957 – 02/17/1958
02/17/1969 – 02/05/1970
02/05/1981 – 01/24/1982
01/23/1993 – 02/09/1994
01/09/2005 – 01/28/2006

Year of the Dog
 Year of the Dog

Dogs are honest, straightforward, and friendly. They are extremely protective of themselves and their loved ones. With a passion for fair play and justice, they never fail to rescue you time after time. They may rant and rave, but they never rest until they right the wrong. They are true humanitarians and suffer with the world. In spite of their concern for others, social graces and fancy parties do not impress them. Having sharp eyes, they will see through people's motives. They are quite private about their personal lives and someone prying into their affairs make them secretive and withdrawn. Once you gain their confidence, they open up freely.

02/10/1910 – 01/29/1911
01/28/1922 – 02/13/1923
02/14/1934 – 02/03/1935
02/02/1946 – 01/21/1947
02/18/1958 – 02/07/1959
02/06/1970 – 01/26/1971
01/25/1982 – 02/12/1983
02/10/1994 – 01/30/1995
01/29/2006 – 02/17/2007

Year of the Pig
 Year of the Pig

Pigs are self-reliant, very sociable, dependable, and extremely determined. Pigs are peace lovers and don't hold grudges. They hate arguments, tense situations, and try to bring both sides together. In life they make deep and long-lasting friendships. Pigs enjoy social gatherings of all kinds, and look for parties to attend. In fact, Pigs must watch themselves so that their incessant pursuit of pleasure doesn't interfere with other aspects of their lives. Pigs belong to clubs and they make terrific fund raisers. They have a real knack for charity and social work. Pigs always listen to problems. They won't mind getting involved and try to help. Pigs have big hearts. A problem that Pigs have is that they are too innocent and naive. Being honest and trustworthy themselves, they have a hard time understanding the motives of those with less scruples.

01/30/1911 – 02/17/1912
02/16/1923 – 02/04/1924
02/04/1935 – 01/23/1936
01/22/1947 – 02/09/1948
02/08/1959 – 01/27/1960
01/27/1971 – 01/15/1972
02/13/1983 – 02/01/1984
01/31/1995 – 02/18/1996
02/13/2007 – 02/06/2008

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