We carry a lot of animal carvings and I find people love to collect certain animals. Sometimes they have fond memories of that animal (a horse rider, or a beloved dog), sometimes they dream of seeing the majestic animals, and sometimes they like the symbolism of that animal.
Many Native American tribes, most notably the Zunis, carved animal fetishes that represent the spirit of that animal and are believed to invoke the wisdom and protection of that animal for the owner.
The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics to that year.
Many Chinese believe that the year of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality traits, physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his or her lifetime.
To learn about your Chinese Zodiac Animal symbol find the year of your birth below.
Foe more information about animal symbols see my page Animal Symbolism and Fetish Meanings
What Chinese animal am I?
1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
You are ambitious, yet honest. Prone to spending freely. You seldom make lasting friendships.
1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Bright, patient and inspiring to others. You can be happy by yourself, yet make an outstanding parent.
1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Tiger people are aggressive, courageous, candid and sensitive.
1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Luckiest of all signs! You are talented and articulate, affectionate-yet shy, and you seek peace throughout life.
1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
You are energetic and your life complex. You have a very passionate nature and abundant health.
1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
You are wise and intense with a tendency towards physical beauty. You are vain and high tempered.
1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
You are popular and attractive to the opposite sex. You are often ostentatious and impatient.
1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
You are elegant and creative, but you are timid and prefer anonymity.
1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
You are very intelligent and are able to influence people. An enthusiastic achiever, but you at easily discouraged and confused.
1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
A pioneer in spirit, you are devoted to work and quest after knowledge. You are selfish and eccentric.
1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Loyal and honest, you work well with others. Generous, yet stubborn and often selfish.
1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
You are noble and chivalrous. Your friends will be lifelong, yet you are prone to marital strife.
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