02/06/2015 10:39 EST | Updated 01/16/2017 03:49 EST

Which Chinese Zodiac Signs Are Most Compatible With Each Other?

NOTE: This article first appeared in 2015. In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Jan. 28. It will be the year of the Fire Rooster

Happy Sheep Year!

Chinese New Year is coming up on Feb. 19, and this is the "Year of the Goat (Sheep)."

In Chinese astrology, every year is associated with an animal as part of the zodiac ("shengxiao"). They're believed to influence the personalities of the people born in them.

They can also help people decide which animals would make the best romantic partners.

People born in the year of the rat, for example, are considered most compatible with those born in dragon or monkey years, while sheep fit best with rabbits, horses or pigs.

Let's take a look at some celebrities who were born in specific animal years, and play matchmaker to other famous people they would be most compatible with. based on their zodiac signs.

Rat: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

scarlett johansson

Scarlett Johansson is a rat, born in 1984.

Personality: Adaptable, resourceful, curious.

Most compatible with: Monkey, dragon, ox.

Potential mate:

benedict cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is (of course) a dragon, born in 1976.

Ox: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

keira knightley

Keira Knightley is an ox, born in 1985.

Personality: Moral, devoted, calculating.

Most compatible with: Rat, monkey, rooster.

Potential mate:

charlie hunnam

Charlie Hunnam is a monkey, born in 1980.

Tiger: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034

penelope cruz

Penelope Cruz is a tiger, born in 1974.

Personality: Courageous, unpredictable, stubborn.

Most compatible with: Horse, dog.

Potential mate:

james franco

James Franco is a horse, born in 1978.

Rabbit: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

ellen page

Ellen Page is a rabbit, born in 1987.

Personality: Impulsive, compassionate, modest.

Most compatible with: Rat, monkey, dog, pig, goat.

Potential mate:


Charice Pempengco is a monkey, born in 1992.

Dragon: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036

rashida jones

Rashida Jones is a dragon, born in 1976.

Personality: Confident, intelligent, temperamental.

Most compatible with: Rooster, rat, monkey.

Potential mate:

joseph gordon levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a rooster, born in 1981.

Snake: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037

viola davis how to get away with murder

Viola Davis is a snake, born in 1965.

Personality: Smart, intuitive, wise.

Most compatible with: Dragon, rooster.

Potential mate:

nicolas cage

Nicolas Cage is a dragon, born in 1964.

Horse: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

zoe saldana

Zoe Saldana is a horse, born in 1978.

Personality: Hard-working, popular, and they hate limitations.

Most compatible with: Dog, tiger, sheep.

Potential mate:

kit harington

Kit Harington is a tiger, born in 1986.

Sheep: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

mindy kaling

Mindy Kaling is a sheep, born in 1979.

Personality: Tender, caring, polite.

Most compatible with: Horse, pig, rabbit.

Potential mate:

chris hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is a pig, born in 1983.

Monkey: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

kate upton

Kate Upton is a monkey, born in 1992.

Personality: Quick-witted, smart, somewhat oblivious to the harm they cause.

Most compatible with: Dragon, rat, snake.

Potential mate:

tom hardy

Tom Hardy is a snake, born in 1977.

Rooster: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

jennifer lopez

Jennifer Lopez is a rooster, born in 1969.

Personality: Timely, independent, honest.

Most compatible with: Snake, ox.

Potential mate:

adam scott

Adam Scott is an ox, born in 1973.

Dog: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

taraji p henson empire

Taraji P. Henson is a dog, born in 1970.

Personality:Loyal, honest, helpful.

Most compatible with: Rabbit, tiger, horse.

Potential mate:

ashton kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is a horse, born in 1978.

Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

kendall jenner

Kendall Jenner is a pig, born in 1995.

Personality: Friendly to those close to them, clumsy, naive.

Most compatible with: Goat, tiger, rabbit.

Potential mate:

zac efron

Zac Efron is a rabbit, born in 1987.

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