What they do not tell you about your Chinese zodiac animal, allies, secret friend and conflict animals

What they do not tell you about your Chinese zodiac animal, allies, secret friend and conflict animals.

How you can help protect and enhance your luck using your secret friend.

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Updated by Michael Hanna 15th August-2020

In the Chinese zodiac twelve year cycle, each year has a different Chinese animal sign, and those born in that particular year are said to inherit the characteristics of that Chinese zodiac animal. These animals, in order, are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig and this valuable document will reveal your secret friend, your two allies and your conflict animal.

Chinese Animal compatibility chart

In authentic Chinese astrology, the twelve Chinese animals can be categorised into four groups of three animal allies, also known as San He (three harmonies). Anyone born to a certain Chinese animal zodiac will get along very well with their two astrological ally friends in the group, as shown below.

As an example the Tiger, Horse and Dog form one of the four zodiac allies group and will have special affinities between them although the most powerful ally (secret friend) for the Tiger is the Pig who is also known as the Boar and ideally you should carry an image of your secret friend with you at all times

So to try and harness your horoscope secret friend, carry this horoscope ally talisman with you wherever you go. You can also place this lucky charm in your car, office or beside your bed, personally I keep one beside my bed and another in my wallet.

Doing this is said to help improve luck and success and help you avoid many problems, even if the horoscope prediction does not look good one year. Your zodiac secret friend is said to give you give you the power and energy to get through these tricky times as well as enhance your luck.

Gold Plated Animal CharmEvery authentic Feng Shui Master and consultant will recommend this and it is something I have done as far back as I can remember, personally I have a gold plated Chinese Animal protection Talisman in my wallet, one in my car and one beside my bed. I have shown an example below.

You will notice from the graph below your Chinese animal will have two allies and these are also someone who are said to protect and enhance luck although a secret friend is someone you can always count on and will always protect and you should carry this talisman card close to you at all times.

Note that if your animal sign is yang, your secret friend will be yin and if your animal sign is yin your secret friend will be yang.

Every Chinese animal will have a conflict animal, as you can tell at the first sight, is the opposite of what your allies and secret friends are. These are the animals directly opposite to you on the compass.

Your secret friend at a glance…

  1. Rat’s secret friend is Ox
  2. Ox’s secret friend is Rat
  3. Tiger’s secret friend is Pig
  4. Rabbit’s secret friend is Dog
  5. Dragon’s secret friend is Rooster
  6. Snake’s secret friend is Monkey
  7. Horse’s secret friend is Sheep
  8. Sheep’s secret friend is Horse
  9. Monkey’s secret friend is Snake
  10. Rooster’s secret friend is Dragon
  11. Dog’s secret friend is Rabbit
  12. Pig’s secret friend is Tiger

Gold plated Chinese Animal protection cards

Chinese zodiac relationships – incompatible pairs:

Please do not take this incompatibility list below too seriously as in 40 years of practising Feng Shui and Chinese astrology I have seen many incompatible Chinese animals get on perfectly in love and business, please remember there are many important factors determining whether a partnership works so take this advice as a guide only:

  1. Rat and Horse
  2. Ox and Goat
  3. Tiger and Monkey
  4. Rabbit and Rooster
  5. Dragon and Dog
  6. Snake and Pig

Your Chinese animal, allies, secret friend and conflict animal:

Animal Sign三合 Allies六合 Secret Friend冲 Conflict Animal
鼠 Rat龍 Dragon, 猴 Monkey牛 Ox馬 Horse
牛 Ox蛇 Snake, 雞 Rooster鼠 Rat羊 Sheep
虎 Tiger馬 Horse, 狗 Dog豬 Boar猴 Monkey
兔 Rabbit羊 Sheep, 豬 Boar狗 Dog雞 Rooster
龍 Dragon鼠 Rat, 猴 Monkey雞 Rooster狗 Dog
蛇 Snake牛 Ox, 雞 Rooster猴 Monkey豬 Boar
馬 Horse虎 Tiger, 狗 Dog羊 Sheep鼠 Rat
羊 Sheep/Ram兔 Rabbit, 豬 Boar馬 Horse牛 Ox
猴 Monkey鼠 Rat, 龍 Dragon蛇 Snake虎 Tiger
雞 Rooster牛 Ox, 蛇 Snake龍 Dragon兔 Rabbit
狗 Dog虎 Tiger, 馬 Horse兔 Rabbit龍 Dragon
豬 Pig/Boar兔 Rabbit, 羊 Sheep虎 Tiger蛇 Snake

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66 thoughts on “What they do not tell you about your Chinese zodiac animal, allies, secret friend and conflict animals

    1. Hi Nori,

      In a romantic relationship, there will be a lot of passion between the Tiger and Dragon, there will also be a lot of excitement and they will have a great deal to share. The Tiger will value the Dragons truthful, secure and friendly nature. These two animals will live life to its full extent. Both like to dominate and have an inclination to say what is on their mind. If the Tiger and Dragon are to prevent too much disagreement they should decide on who does what in their home. Despite the occasional disruptive moment, these two animals can make a great pair.

      Kind regards,

  1. I am a horse and my girlfriend is a monkey. We have recently expressed our love for each other. Zodiac signs indicate our relationship may not last. She is also 2 black soil and I am 7 red metal. Can we use the telationship strengths from 9 ki to help the relationship weakneses in zodiac? I do love her dearly.

    1. Hi,

      In a romantic relationship, the Horse will be drawn to the Monkeys pleasurable and encouraging nature and will enjoy many of the same interests as the Monkey. The Horse will be concerned by the Monkeys tendency to keep their thoughts and feeling to themselves although they can easily over come this. These two animals will do very well in a relationship.

      Kind regards,

  2. I’m a female rooster 1993 and my ex is a male rabbit 1987. We’ve been together for 2 years before we broke up, due to – lot of our differences,and that was 5 months ago. Now i am thinking of flying to his country and pay him a visit to maybe talk and rekindle. They said crystal and charms work for conflict animal union/relationship, any advice on this?

    1. Hi Hailey,

      In a romantic relationship, the Rabbit will have a lot of admiration for the Roosters genuine and arranged ways. The Rooster likes to stay active and to say what is on their mind while the Rabbit prefers a more settled life and can often get hurt by the Roosters upfront nature. Both animals need to settle their differences for this relationship to work.

      A good crystal for romance is a piece of rose quartz although you could carry Fire and earth coloured crystals. You should try and wear earth objects like ceramic jewellery and quartz crystal such as some nice big diamonds or quartz beads.

      I hope this helps and hope you and your ex-partner work things out.

      Kind regards,

  3. I’m earth dragon and I’ve been thinking of getting a dragon tattoo. Been doing some research, some say dragon brings prosperity and good luck but some say getting a tattoo of your own zodiac sign is bad luck. Please advise

    1. Hi Dragon girl,

      I could not see this causing any problems, personally.

      The Dragon will enjoy the company of another energetic and feisty Dragon. Although their strong-willed natures can sometimes cause problems, they will get on very well.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Edwin,

      In a romantic relationship, there is a strong attraction between the Dragon and Rabbit. Both animals are very zealous, sensual and compassionate and can mean so much to each other. The Dragon will show appreciation for the Rabbits confident and affectionate nature. There will be some differences they will need to resolve such as the Dragons desire for a more active lifestyle than the Rabbit, if they can resolve this then they can make a very good couple.

      Kind regards,

  4. Hi Michael, i enjoyed your article. I’m a water oz and my husband is an earth goat/ram. We love each other deeply and want a happy long term marriage but we bicker all the time. He sees things differently but neither is wrong. How can we get along better? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Hannah,

      The best advice I can give is to work hard to make things work; if you are truly meant for each other, you will both make compromises to work around problems.

      There can be problems in a loving relationship between the Ox and Goat. The careful, thorough and organized Ox may get frustrated by the Goats unpredictable ways which can upset the Goats sensitive nature as Oxen are quite straight forward in what they say. These two animals have so many opposite interests and personality features but as long as they can settle their differences and learn to live in harmony together then they will benefit from a good relationship.

      Kind regards,

  5. I’m a metal monkey and my wife is a wood ox. We have been quarreling incessantly since we got married as we cant see eye to eye on many things. I do not like people born in the year of the snake, not sure why they are my secret fren. cheers

  6. I’m a Rooster and my boyfriend is a Rabbit. I truly love him but we disagree with most things.

    Should i still fight for this relationship to work?

    1. Hi Hailey,

      If you love your boyfriend and see a future with him, I would definitely fight for your relationship.

      In a romantic relationship, the Rabbit will have a lot of admiration for the Roosters genuine and arranged ways. The Rooster likes to stay active and to say what is on their mind while the Rabbit prefers a more settled life and can often get hurt by the Roosters upfront nature. Both animals need to settle their differences for this relationship to work.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Keith,

      In a romantic relationship, these two animals are usually very attracted to each other. They are both laid back and there will be a great deal of fun and excitement between them. They both value each other’s qualities and there will be a great relationship between them.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Mimi,

      In a romantic relationship, the Snake and Rabbit will find much happiness together. They both enjoy a quiet and peaceful lifestyle and will have a lot of interests that they can share with each other. They will support each other at all times and the Rabbit will admire having such a considerate and calm partner. They will be a great match.

      Kind regards,

  7. Hi i have been in a relationship with a goat before it didn’t work out… he was to demanding and touchy in my eye I’m a water rooster. I have also had trouble with boars as well one of my family members is a boar and we clash so from my experience.

    Whats the best match foe me?

    DOB 20/07/93

    1. Hi Jessie,
      As a water Rooster, your best match is a Dragon, Ox or Snake.
      Hope this helps and good luck.
      Kind regards

  8. Hi
    New to this
    In the combinations I am in conflict with myself as
    Iam dog year rat goat and a dragon
    is their a explanation as your one sign chart compatibility for individuals combining all their animals
    Can you enlighten me please

  9. I’m earth dragon man married to a fire rabbit woman. We have a 7month daughter earth dog. My wife and i love each other but she’s not so into making love in the bedroom as I am what’s the secret ? also how will our relationship be with our dog child parental wise ?

  10. My husband is an Ox and I’m a Snake. Would a Pig baby be in conflict with us? We’re debating between a Pig baby (2018) or Rat baby (2019), then hoping to have a second child in Ox (2021) year. Should we aim for a Pig baby or Rat baby? What’s better?

  11. I’m a earth snake and my partner is a fire rabbit. We are thinking of having a second child in 2019. My first son was born as fire monkey in 2016. Should I wait to?

  12. I am feb sheep woman and my coming new partner in business is ox man..we going to start the business this coming feb 2019.. Since i read the your article says sheep not compatible with ox..what shall i do..? Should i continue…or stop before it going futher to worse or good? Please advice..thanks you so much

    1. Hi Serine,

      The hardest part of this relationship whether business or love is their inability to agree on anything. Although can work if you both work hard at resolving your apparent flaws.

      Kind regards,

  13. Someone in told my dad that it is lucky to have three dragons in the family, but I recently learned from someone that it wasn’t due to the fact that dragonsdon’t get along with other dragons. Is the latter true? (Cuz, my mom, my sister and I are dragons)

  14. I am a rabbit, and I was told to keep a jade horse with me. However, it is not my secret friend or ally. Please tell me why I was recommended to keep a horse with me.

    1. Hi Ridhi,

      The Rabbit should carry a Dog Protection talisman. I’m not sure why you were recommended to use a Horse charm, I’m afraid.

      Kind regards,

  15. Please help me what animal sign should I keep, since me and my longtime leave-in partner,were not compatible with each other’s animal sign. I’m Ox,and his a Sheep ! His an attitude kind of a man to his partner,but i love him . I pray hard to keep my love and the relationship ’til now.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Melinda,

      If you love someone, you can make anything work, even if your two animals are not compatible.

      As an Ox, your most compatible animal is the Rat.

      I hope this helps, Melinda.

      Kind regards,

  16. My boy friend is fire sheep born on 1/2/1968 and I’m a Metal dog born on 8/22/1970.
    What can we carry or place in the house to get along well?
    We are having difficulties understanding and communicating.

    1. Hi Jin,

      Here is an extract from our Academy software – In a romantic relationship, these two animals may seem to find the future a bit challenging. The Goat will admire the Dogs affectionate ways but they may find it hard to build a good relationship at times. Both of these animals can be worriers and will need a more laid-back approach in order for their relationship to blossom.

      I would recommend carrying your own personal protection animals on you both.

      Kind regards,

  17. hi! is it a good idea to put a tattoo of your secret friend?
    mine is rabbit and my bf’s horse.
    for the horse they say if the front feet is up it is lucky. is it true?

    1. Hi Grace,

      I can’t see it doing any harm. I guess it would be similar as having a keyring of your protection animal!

      I’d love to see pictures of the finished tattoo’s 🙂

      Yes, the Horse with raised feet signifies luck.

      Kind regards,

  18. Hi, my zodiac is a rabbit but had given birth to a rooster boy. What can I do to avoid conflicts with my own son and not let this conflict animal affect our relationship?

    1. Hi,

      Here is the synopsis from our Academy of Feng Shui software for the relationship between the rooster and rabbit:

      Most books will tell you this combination will never work. Although in our opinion in more mature relationships whether personal or business they can make this work but hard work is needed on both sides. The biggest problem to overcome is the fact that Roosters arrogance will aggravate the Rabbit.

      It can be challenging at times but when you are aware of potential problems, you can both work hard to overcome the problems.

      Kind regards,

  19. What does it mean if you have started a user account in your enemy sign year if you are a Tiger and the account was started in 2013-07-07

    Is it bad luck or does it have the opposite effect in this case? For some reason.

    1. Im a water monkey and my husband is fire tige i know were a bad match we have also good moments is there any chance this can work ?

      1. Hi Monkey girl,

        In a romantic relationship, the Tiger will be delighted with the Monkeys constant desire for fun and energetic nature, although problems can soon occur when they get to know each other better. The Monkey likes to keep a track on whatever is going on around them and the Tiger could start to dislike the Monkeys need to question everything. With both of these animals being strong-willed and their desire to hold sway could cause some difficult times. In my opinion, you have everything in both of your power to make this a great relationship.

        Kind regards,

  20. Is it good to have a baby nextyear for a snake person to contradict misfortune event for 2019 unlucky year for snake year? Any knowledge about this guys? Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Although the Snake will be in conflict with the Pig, you should not see problems with childbirth. I am in the process of writing the 2019 animal predictions and will be publishing them in November so be sure to check back.

      If you are flexible, it may be worth waiting until the year of the Rat although I would not let it bother you too much.

      Kind regards,

  21. So I’m a monkey and my allies are the rat, dragon, and snake. If I have figurines, is there a certain placement you’d recommend? I just got these cute dragons from a furniture store and have no idea where to place them. Please help…

    1. Hi Jab,

      I would display them in your main living room or at a desk if you have one in your home. They are best placed where you spend the most time.

      Kind regards,

  22. I am born in year of horse and i have 3 bosses who are born in year of Rat, Ox and Rabbit.

    I am afraid we will clash at work. No matter what I do, my actions will always be seen as no good to them. What can I do do to mitigate this incompatibility?

    1. Hi Andy,

      The best thing you can do is to read up on their personalities and try to pick up on their hobbies, interests, and strengths to connect with them. My Dad and I are both in conflict with each other’s Chinese Animals and have a great relationship so I would not worry too much about this.

      Kind regards,

  23. Rabbit here! I’m glad to say I’ll be celebrating 9 years together with my sheep. My brother a Dragon his fiance an ox. I enjoy these sites and I appreciate you staying not to take it extremely seriously. I know some can. Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      This would not cause a problem eating pork although this also comes down to personal preference.

      Kind regards,

    1. Hi Sallie,

      Ideally, you should cover the mirrored areas for the bed up if possible. For the front and back door, I would recommend placing something in between to slow the flow of energy down.

      Kind regards,

  24. I placed my cures and enhancers as directed (or so I thought) in February. I was having difficulites before placing my kit out, and things only got worse. Then one night I couldn\’t sleep thinking about a enhancer my husband moved, so I got up to fix it and for some reason went back to reading the instruction sheet only to realize I had placed a few cures and enhancers incorrectly. I immediatly made the correct adjustments and I couldn\’t believe how quickly some negative situations I was in improved, drastically!
    I hit a minor snag with a issue now and my first thought is one of my cures must have been moved!

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