The Dragon

The only mythical creature amongst the twelve animals of the zodiac. The Chinese dragon is a wise and powerful being and the association often carries over to those born in the year of the Dragon.

Birth years: 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Personality traits: charismatic, energetic, outspoken, self-centred

Notable figures: Jack Ma, Rihanna, Bruce Lee, Lee Hsien Loong

How to get along with them: Be bold. Someone with a strong aura like the Dragon demands just as much from others as they do from themselves.

The Tiger

Powerful and driven, the Tiger makes a good leader. Once they sink their claws into something, they will see it through to the end.

Birth years: 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Personality traits: brave, confident, intense, unpredictable

Notable figures: Lady Gaga, Usain Bolt, Queen Elizabeth, Karl Marx

How to get along with them: Don’t be intimidated by the fierce Tiger. With their larger-than-life personalities, they may come off as intense. Yet, this intensity can clear paths for you.

The Rat

Those born in the year of the Rat are known for their quick wits and resourcefulness. Able to get along with colleagues and clients, the Rat is an asset to any workplace.

Birth years: 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Personality traits: quick-witted, curious, resourceful, ambitious

Notable figures: Tim Cook, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rosa Parks, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

How to get along with them: Sociable and outspoken, the Rat is quick to make friends wherever they go. If you’re on the shy side, having a Rat as a friend in the workplace can help you to form connections you would have otherwise missed out on.

The Ox 

The second in the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is a steady and diligent friend to have at your side. However, they also live up to the trait of being bull-headed and are famously known for being stubborn and immovable.

Birth years: 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Personality traits: patient, diligent, hardworking, stubborn

Notable figures: Barack Obama, Walt Disney, Andy Lau, Michael Phelps

How to get along with them: Don’t get into an argument you can’t win with them! Instead, why not take it slow and see things from their side? Perhaps they have a point and that is why they stand by it so strongly.

The Rabbit

A sensitive soul. The Rabbit is known for their kindness and thoughtfulness. Quiet and peaceful environments suit them best whereas competitive and aggressive environments may stress them out.

Birth years: 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Personality traits: sensitive, quiet, kind, timid

Notable figures: Albert Einstein, Angelina Jolie, Jeff Bezos, Jet Li

How to get along with them: Extend a friendly hand to the quiet rabbit! While they might want to be left to their own devices, sometimes they may need a friendly face to get them into team activities.

The Snake

Intelligence is the most common trait that people associate with the Snake. They are a cool and calm problem-solver that people can turn to when in need.

Birth years: 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Personality traits: clever, insightful, charming, calculating

Notable figures: Taylor Swift, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Daniel Radcliffe

How to get along with them: The Snake sees things from a perspective that no one else might. Ask them about their thoughts and you might come away with something new.

The Horse

Energetic and free-spirited, the Horse is always running at full speed. That boundless energy can be tiring to face but, at the same time, it can be a battery for the whole team. The Horse is also said to be adventurous and have a love for travelling.

Birth years: 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Personality traits: energetic, independent, straightforward, impatient

Notable figures: Joe Biden, Jackie Chan, Greta Thunberg, Emma Watson

How to get along with them: We always need that one person on our side to keep the energy levels up when the whole team is exhausted. Count on them to keep the morale high even in a dire situation.

The Goat

The peacekeeper of the group. The Goat is there to listen to everyone and smooth things over in a crisis.

Birth years: 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Personality traits: empathetic, peace-loving, mild-mannered, disorganised

Notable figures: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Ed Sheeran, Chow Yun-Fat

How to get along with them: While the Goat excels at keeping the peace, they don’t do so well at staying on top of things. Be patient with them.

The Monkey

The mood booster of the group, the Monkey is a cheerful and lively individual who is simply fun to be around. Your workplace will never be dull with them around.

Birth years: 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028: Personality traits: witty, sociable, fun, fickle Notable figures: Will Smith, Hugh Jackman, Leonardo da Vinci, Kim Kardashian

How to get along with them: Just let loose around them! The Monkey can match you pace for pace when it comes to having fun.

The Rooster 

The level-headed and straightforward Rooster is an excellent worker. They are the ones getting the job done and making sure everyone else stays on track.

Birth years: 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Personality traits: observant, hardworking, practical, argumentative

Notable figures: Britney Spears, Serena Williams, Chris Evans, Ariana Grande

How to get along with them: Focus on the task at hand and concentrate all your energy into it. The Rooster appreciates someone who can do their job well.

The Dog

When we think of the Dog, the first thing that comes to mind is loyalty. The Dog is a stalwart and meticulous individual to have in the workplace.

Birth years: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2030

Personality traits: loyal, honest, careful, anxious

Notable figures: Michael Jackson, Mother Teresa, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

How to get along with them: Check in with the Dog regularly before they get caught up in their own thoughts. While loyal and attentive, they tend to overthink and spiral down into a rut when left to their own devices.

The Pig 

Last but not least, the Pig. People born in the year of the Pig have a good reputation for being brainy. The Pig is also generous and giving, making them well-liked in the workplace.

Birth years: 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2031

Personality traits: easy-going, generous, intelligent, materialistic

Notable figures: Hillary Clinton, Elon Musk, Elton John, Arnold Schwarzenegger

How to get along with them: For the generous Pig, why not try giving them something in return? It is always nice to receive something for a change.

While it might be fun to associate your colleagues with their different zodiac animals, remember that stereotypes are simply just that. A Rat may not act like a Rat and an Ox may not act like an Ox. At the end of the day, judge your colleagues by their actions, not the year they were born in.

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This is truly a community coming together to support each other as the Creative & Spiritual community in Cork often do. The performers, orgsanisers and volunteers are giving their time and energy. Various organisations are helping us with tables & chairs etc and all the things needed for an event like this. You can sponsor this event in a number of ways, financially, energetically or by a gifting / loaning us the resources needed to make everything happen.

Hanmi Buddhist Association
Cork Unitarian Church
Jambhala Temple
Nano Nagle Place
Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance
The Firkin Crane

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