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

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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 23rd November-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 is 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 conflicted 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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***29-04-21 Please note – Unfortunately, we are unable to advise on relationship or child compatibility in the comments any more as we have been receiving a large number of emails and comments asking about this and it wouldn’t be fair to only answer some of the questions due to not having the time to get back to everyone.***

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

  1. Anyone interested in the British Royal Family?

    I just started watching The Crown, whose most interesting storyline is that of Princess Margaret. Born in 1930, she was a horse.

    Horses are least compatible with rats. But they’re also not that compatible with other horses.

    Guess who else was a horse? Margaret’s husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones (also born in 1930). They ended up divorcing.

    Horses are most compatible with tigers, dogs, and sheep.

    Margaret’s sister, the Queen (born 1926), is a tiger and the two got along quite well.

    Guess who else was a tiger? Peter Townsend (born 1914), Margaret’s first lover.

    Oh, what could have been.

    1. Hi,

      That’s a great analysis you’ve done on the Royal Family and makes a very interesting read 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  2. Hi Daniel,

    I’m a Metal Goat and my husband is a Fire Snake. We are expecting a child end of this year (Ox). I have read that the Goat and Ox will clash.. What can I expect out of this relationship? Any advice on how to navigate through this? Now I’m worried!

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      As a Goat, having an Oxen child is not necessarily a bad thing. The Ox can find the goats personality quite difficult to understand at times which can cause relations between them to be a bit weak if no effort is made from an early age. To get the most out of the Ox child, the Goat will need to accept that the Ox is very independent and has a tendency to be stubborn.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  3. Hi, I am a dragon born in 1988 and my husband is a rat born in 1984. We have a monkey son born in 2016. We are looking to conceive but we may miss the ox year. Are we more compatible with the ox baby or a tiger baby(2022)? Will I get along well with the ox baby or tiger baby? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Daisy,

      Your family should have a similar relationship overall between the three of your and an Ox or Tiger so I would recommend going with what works out best for you with regards to timelines.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  4. Hi Daniel shifu,

    Would love to seek your advise. I’m a water rooster(93) and my spouse is a earth dragon(88). We are thinking of a first child next year. Having an Ox(2021) baby is too soon however we are thinking whether which is more compatible for our first child?

    1) a tiger (2022)
    2) a rabbit (2023)
    3 a dragon(2024)

    Ideally I want a rabbit or dragon first child born baby however i am afraid it might clash with my me or my spouse.

    Thank you!

    Reply

    1. Hi Josephine,

      As a Dragon, your husband is compatible with all three animals and as a Rooster, you can also look forward to lovely relationships with all three animals although I would read below to help you decide.

      In a parent and child relationship, the Rooster parent will have much pride in the enterprise and pioneering nature of the young Tiger although they can both be high spirited and independent which can cause a clash in personalities. The Rooster parent has an appreciation for planning and may not feel comfortable with the Tiger child’s desire to act on impulse. These two animals will be able to reach agreement although they will have a few difficult moments.

      In a parent and child relationship, the Rooster parent will appreciate the young Rabbits willingness to learn but the parent blunt nature could cause problems every now and again. Relations can be a little awkward at times.

      In a parent and child relationship, these two animals may not always get along as well as they should. The Rooster parent can sometimes lose their patience with the Dragon child. Both are determined and the Rooster is always ready to discipline so there will be clashes from time to time. Relations will improve as the Dragon gets older.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Thank you daniel for the prompt reply!!!

        Most likely we will plan for a dragon baby, however if things don’t along our way. How about a snake baby for our first born child? Would it clash with our zodiac( rooster and dragon)

        Looking forward for your advice😊

        1. Hi Josephine,

          In a parent and child relationship, the Dragon parent will be a good influence on the shy snake child and will do a lot to make the young Snake a lot more confident. There will be a great relationship between these two animals.

          In a parent and child relationship, the Rooster parent will do a great deal to encourage and support the Snake child and will usually see very good results because of this. These two animals will form a great friendship.

          I hope this helps.

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

  5. Hi Daniel!

    I’m a 1991 Sheep and my husband is 1987 rabbit. We’re planning to have our first kid in 2022 which will be a tiger baby. I know sheep and tiger aren’t a great match but at least there’s a rabbit there to buffer. Just want to reach out and tickle your brain cells a bit 😉

    1. Hi Belinda,

      In a parent and child relationship, relations can sometimes be a bit unpredictable. The young Tiger has a lot of love for their parent but can be quite a handful for their Goat parent. The young Tiger requires a lot of gentle encouragement and support, the Goat parent must be willing to accept and enforce this for the relationship to be kept peaceful.

      In a parent and child relationship, the Rabbit parent will do everything they can to support the young Tigers enthusiastic and questioning nature and guide them through their academic years. The Rabbit parent may sometimes despair of the Tiger child’s headstrong nature, although there will be a good level of respect and understanding between the two animals.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  6. Hi, I am a horse (1990) and my partner is a ox (1985), we have a son who is a pig (2019) and we are thinking of trying another baby. Would tiger or rabbit be better for us?

    1. Hi Yoana,

      All three of you are not in conflict with the Tiger or Rabbit so both would be a good choice for you all 🙂

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Thank you so much for your reply. I really appreciate it 🙂

        Which of the two signs would have a better relationship with my pig son?

        1. Hi Yoana,

          The Pig gets on well with both the Rabbit and Tiger so I would go with whichever animals works best for you 🙂

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

  7. Sifu, my husband is a dragon and I’m a rabbit. We have a pig girl and thinking to add another baby soon, possibly tiger baby. Will this going to be ok? Thanks

    1. Hi Anna,

      In a parent and child relationship, the Dragon parent will think highly of the young Tigers enthusiastic nature. With these two animals sharing many of the same interests, there will be a great bond between them.

      In a parent and child relationship, the Rabbit parent will do everything they can to support the young Tigers enthusiastic and questioning nature and guide them through their academic years. The Rabbit parent may sometimes despair of the Tiger child’s headstrong nature, although there will be a good level of respect and understanding between the two animals.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  8. Hi.

    Im ox (85) my partner is pig (83). We’re planning to have baby next year 2022 (tiger). Will that be compatible?

    1. Hi Nana,

      The Pig and Tiger will have a good relationship together.

      In a parent and child relationship, the Ox parent will take pride in the young Tigers innovative and imaginative nature although the Ox parent can find the young Tiger a bit of a handful at times. The Ox parent is somewhat reserved whilst the young Tiger is always searching for new experiences and is forever active. They can both be strong-minded which may lead to conflict. The two animals will try hard to build a mutual understanding but this can be a bit hard to reach from time to time.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  9. Hi there,

    My spouse and I are both metal monkeys. We have an earth dog child and likely if we have a second child the child will be a water(?) tiger. I know monkeys and tigers do not get along (my mother is a tiger) but dogs and tigers do. If you have any advice on our situation, monkeys raising a water tiger…that would be much appreciated ! We get along really well with our dog child, and I am concerned about unintentional favoritism.

    1. Hi Jenny,

      At first, the Tiger will find the Monkeys company most enjoyable and will find them very interesting, but their competitive natures and character differences will eventually get the better of them.

      In a parent and child relationship, these two animals will generally get on very well. The Monkey parent will admire the young Tigers innovative and imaginative nature. The young Tiger will show their independent side at times which can cause clashes although there will be a good bond between these two animals.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  10. Hi Daniel. Would love to know your thoughts. I’m a rat (84) and my husband is an ox (85). Our son is also a rat (2020) and we are thinking of a second child. So potentially a tiger (2022) or rabbit (2023). Another ox this year may be too soon!

    Based on our current family make up, would a tiger or rabbit second child be better as a sibling to our first child. And how about for us as parents? Thank you!

    1. Hi Am,

      Out of a Tiger and Rabbit, the Rabbit will be a better match for The Rat and Ox.

      I hope this helps 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Thank you Daniel!!

        If we did have a tiger baby is there anything we need to look out for. I’m a rat (84) and husband ox (85). And my son (so baby’s brother) is a rat (2020). Should we be concerned about major conflicts? The siblings not getting along etc?

        Thank you so much.

        1. Hi Amabel,

          The Rat and Tiger have a lot in common; they are active, outgoing and creative people which will form a really good relationship between the two of them.

          In a parent and child relationship, the Rat parent will try to encourage their child’s imaginative and creative way of thinking although the Rat may find the Tigers sense of independence a bit of a challenge at times.

          In a parent and child relationship, the Ox parent will take pride in the young Tigers innovative and imaginative nature although the Ox parent can find the young Tiger a bit of a handful at times. The Ox parent is somewhat reserved whilst the young Tiger is always searching for new experiences and is forever active. They can both be strong-minded which may lead to conflict. The two animals will try hard to build a mutual understanding but this can be a bit hard to reach from time to time.

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

          1. Hi Daniel

            I am so sorry it’s me again. I realised I probably have a more important question to ask. And completely understand if you don’t have time to respond. I am already very grateful for your generosity.

            I would love your advice on our family unit now. Would you be able to advise the good things and challenges of rat parent-rat child, ox parent-rat child, and rat and ox compatibility as a couple – so we can best support our family unit.

            Thank you so so so much.

            Warmest regards and hope you are well and safe in this time.
            Amabel

  11. Hello Sifu Daniel, my husband and I were ( 1991 ) Sheeps. Our eldest daughter is also Sheep, born 2015 . Now if we were having Ox baby this year, having pregnancy now, got any problem? How to solve if there is issue with this?

    1. Hi Ceryn,

      As a Goat, having an Oxen child is not necessarily a bad thing. The Ox can find the goats personality quite difficult to understand at times which can cause relations between them to be a bit weak if no effort is made from an early age. To get the most out of the Ox child, the Goat will need to accept that the Ox is very independent and has a tendency to be stubborn.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  12. Hello! My wife and I are both water monkeys. We are planning to try having a baby soon. What are your thoughts about our compatibility with a water rabbit, earth dragon, and a fire horse? And are elements a huge factor as well?

    Thank you! And thank you for always answering all our questions. You are awesome! Have a blessed day!

    1. Hi Jordan,

      The best match for you both would be a Rat, Dragon or Snake as these are your most compatible animals. The Rabbit, Dragon and Horse will also work well. The element will have play a role in this although the main factor will be the animal.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  13. Hi I came across this article and have a few questions. Me a dragon and my partner a dog is 6 years apart. It’s said that we are not good for one another. We want to get marry but I am scared this can bring bad luck once we tied the knot. Please help me understand this. Thank you.

    1. Hi Malissa,

      In a romantic relationship the Dragon will value the loyal and caring Dog but will find it hard to deal with their anxious nature or to realize that the Dog need someone who is prepared to listen. Again, a lot of care will be needed to become compatible.

      I am a Dragon and my father is a Dog and we have a great relationship. As long as you are aware of potential conflicts, you can both work to resolve them.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  14. Hello, I want to be Anon, but I left my ex husband together for 7 years married for 2 months, he’s a dragon and Gemini, I am a Metal Goat and Libra October 3, my boyfriend now is a Fire Tiger and the same birthday as me but 5 years older. He does call me out on my weaknesses and it’s been ups and downs. As per my career I don’t know what I’d like to do for myself and currently am employed in a home improvement store. I just would like some advice with any of the info I have stated. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi K,

      In a romantic relationship, there will be an incredible amount of passion and excitement and these animals will have a lot of traits to share with each other. The Horse and Tiger are constantly active and will always have a huge variety of interests and activities to fill their time. These two animals will receive a lot of enjoyment out of life, especially as they both love to travel and socialize. Both of these animals are up-front by nature and are very strong-willed which can cause the Horse and Tiger to clash with each other. They will mean a considerable amount to each other and will make a very successful couple.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

        1. Hi K,

          Sorry, I sent the wrong analysis.

          In a romantic relationship, the Goat and Tiger can find a lot of happiness together. These two animals are both adoring and fun-loving people who will share many great times together. The Tiger will appreciate the Goats helpful, loving and encouraging nature and these two animals will share many of the same interests with each other. As long as they can both control not to squander their finances, the Goat and Tiger can make a good match.

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

  15. I’m an earth dragon (88) and my wife a fire rabbit (87). I find ourselves very opposites by nature..we tend to disagree most of the time and we both have a different drive to life. it gets boring to me especially when it comes to wanting to reach the top. She tends to kinda slow me down because of fear. We both have 2 kids. An earth dog and a metal rat. How can both me and my wife be on the same page

    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.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Thanks for the information. Do all rabbits born in (87) share the same characteristics compared to their upbringing or the month they were born ?

  16. Hello,

    My husband and I are both metal sheep. We are welcoming our baby metal ox in August. Being that the signs are conflicting, how will this parent-child relationship be like, and what can we do to promote harmony?

    Thank you,
    j

    1. Hi J,

      The Ox can find the goats personality quite difficult to understand at times which can cause relations between them to be a bit weak if no effort is made from an early age. To get the most out of the Ox child, the Goat will need to accept that the Ox is very independent and has a tendency to be stubborn.

      I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck with the pregnancy 🙂

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  17. Hi Daniel,

    My partner and I are both fire rabbits. We would love to welcome a child this year and another sibling for him/her in the upcoming years (if possible, their ages not too far apart).

    What signs are (most) compatible to rabbit parents? Let’s say, ox/tiger/rabbit/dragon/snake? And which two signs will get along as siblings too?

    Hope my question isn’t too difficult… Thank you!

    1. Hi Fanny,

      The Rabbit can enjoy a good relationship with the Tiger, Rabbit and Snake. A Dragon child could be a little troublesome although nothing major.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  18. Hi, I found your articles are really interesting.
    I’m a metal horse, and my husband is a fire tiger. We’re planning to have our first baby next year which is the year of water tiger.

    My question, is that ok to have 2 tigers in one family? I have heard so many things that 2 tigers are not go along well and bring a bad luck for the family.

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards,
    T

    1. Hi Tessa,

      In a parent and child relationship, The Tiger parent will try to encourage the young Tigers interested nature and will teach them well. They will have many interests that they can share and enjoy with each other but the young Tiger does not like to take orders which is a typical tiger mannerism, which can lead to a disagreement between the two Tigers. The parent and child will have a lot of love for each other but relations may be unstable at times.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

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