CHINESE New Year 2021 falls today, Friday (12/2). Each Chinese New Year is assigned one of the 12 zodiac or zodiac signs. Following the Chinese calendar, 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox. Summarized from the Japan Times, the buffalo is the second animal of the Chinese zodiac.

The buffalo shows hard work, positivity, and honesty. A Chinese astrologer in Hong Kong, Jupiter Lai said, the buffalo also has a down-to-earth character, is loyal, gentle and trustworthy. The buffalo character is not only found in the Chinese zodiac. This animal has been represented in religion, art, literature and popular culture throughout East Asia for centuries.

In China, the buffalo has a high appreciation because of its importance in agriculture. There, the buffalo is considered a power animal associated with harvest and fertility. It is also believed that placing a metal buffalo statue on the riverbed can prevent flooding.

The ancient Chinese art of feng shui, which harmonizes humans with their environment using the power of energy, also considers the animal to be a magician, which has given the buffalo the character to grant wishes.

The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals. Summarized from Cosmopolitan, here is a list of 12 zodiac signs for Chinese New Year:
1. Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
Rats are known for their charm and creativity. Rats are also known to be straightforward, very curious, playful, reliable, and deal-seekers. Rats will be generous only to those closest to them.

2. Buffalo (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Buffalo symbolizes luck through hard work and fortitude. Buffaloes are also known to be patient, tireless, and like routine. In addition, buffalo are also good listeners even though they are stubborn or difficult to change their thoughts.

3. Tigers (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Tigers have a rebellious character, are colorful and unpredictable, but can evoke admiration and respect. The tiger character is always ready for action, fearless and can struggle with doubt.

4. Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Rabbits tend to be calm, have a lot of advice, and avoid drama as much as possible. They also like to surround themselves with beauty but can tend to become moody.

5. Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
The zodiac dragon character is full of energy and strength, has a colorful life, and is always busy. The zodiac dragon owner is also known to be eccentric, demanding, never short of friends or admirers.

6. Snakes (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
The zodiac snake character is introspective and can be seen as a mystery at first because it seems to have a world of its own. They are very intuitive and do not like to rush into analyzing situations, graceful and soft-spoken.

7. Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
People born in the Horse sign are full of optimism and high energy, although their mood can cause them to become grumpy. They are also intuitive, talkative, and can encourage the most shy people to open up about their lives.

8. Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
The character of the goat zodiac is having a big heart and commitment to help others. Often shy, they are usually attracted to areas related to creativity, such as art. The goat zodiac character is also kind and compassionate.

9. Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
The monkey has an inventor character. People born in the year of the monkey love challenges, are natural entertainers, and enjoy creativity. Monkey zodiac characters can solve complex problems easily, are very clever, ambitious and can achieve things that others dare not try.

10.Chickens (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Roosters can be brash and overconfident at times, but in essence, they can be very traditional. Roosters also love to be the center of attention, are naturally charismatic, and are a talented storyteller.

11. Dogs (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
A person born in the year of the Dog is bright and straightforward. They have a deep sense of loyalty and a desire for justice and equality. People born under this year naturally know how to connect people and work with others.

12. Pigs (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
The pig symbolizes honesty, simplicity and courage. Pigs are also known to be maximal in doing something both in love, friendship, and generosity. With a big personality and passion for expression, Babi is never short of friends. [ Dudut.S]