Jennifer Aniston is a vivacious Monkey, Robert Downey, Jr. is an intelligent Snake and George Clooney is a strong-willed Ox. As Chinese New Year approaches and we get ready to gallop into the 2014 Year of the Wood Horse, discover the Chinese horoscope sign of your favorite famous celebrities.
See what their animal sign reveal about their personalities and career choices. If you have a birth date, get your personal Essential Chinese Astrology Profile!
John McCain, the determined Rat
Tireless, determined and well-spoken, the sign of the Rat can make the ultimate politician -- like John McCain, who after nearly three decades in the Senate (and two aggressive presidential campaigns) is still a force to be reckoned with. Remember, too, that he showed tremendous fortitude during his two years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, proving the Rat's reputation as the ultimate survivor in the Chinese horoscope.
George Clooney, the strong-willled Ox
As the most balanced but also strongest-willed sign of all Chinese horoscope signs, George balances his classic good looks with a strong work ethic. He may be a Hollywood dreamboat on screen, but behind the camera he's also a determined activist, channeling the Ox's steadiness to get his politically-charged projects off the ground. Stubborn and opinionated, George enjoys another typical Ox trait: unshakable devotion to his personal beliefs.
Robert Pattinson, the dynamic Tiger
Robert's performance as romantic vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight was one of the most Tiger roles he could've taken on! After all, Tigers are great fighters, philosophers and lovers -- but they suffer a lot of personal angst as well. This has been true for Robert, whose sudden fame has turned him into the party boy-about-town. Critics worry fame might be too fast for the young actor, but Tigers crave living on the edge!
Brad Pitt, the virtuous Rabbit
Out of all the signs, a Rabbit is the most natural performer -- this may be because it's the horoscope sign that's best at putting others at ease while dealing with secret inner turmoil. These characteristics make Brad one of the most subtle and talented actors working in Hollywood today. Whether he's playing the legendary Achilles or a heartthrob, you can't help but feel there's so much more bubbling under the surface!
Martin Luther King, Jr., the regal Dragon
Since Dragons are unwavering about their personal beliefs, it's no wonder that one of the U.S.'s most important civil rights leaders could claim this as his Chinese horoscope sign. This regal, idealistic sign is motivated by improving life for all mankind ... which is why the reverend was able to step away from a segregated culture and bravely speak of a more perfect society.
Robert Downey, Jr., the intelligent Snake
Snakes are known for being sly, but in Chinese Astrology, they are respected for their intelligence and emotional depth, which explains actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s range as an actor. And although Robert has made some decidedly un-intelligent choices in the past, his Snake-like intuition allowed him to plot a path back to sobriety and an even more established career in film
John Travolta, the noble Horse
True to Horse form, John has a certain steadiness and nobility to him -- consider his long-running career in Hollywood! Unfortunately, his horoscope sign's passion has led to a typical Horse downfall: foggy judgment when it comes to what projects to embrace and what to turn down. Even John's staunchest fans might question his professional choices. Still, Horses are focused on beauty and accomplishment, and this shows through in John's dynamic personality.
Will Ferrell, the comedic Goat
Will Ferrell's Goat qualities make him the ultimate comedian: he seems like the mellow everyman, but this is disarming -- his Chinese horoscope sign's flexibility allows him to play innocent roles (as in Elf) or cocky ones (Anchorman) and still get the laughs! At the same time, the Goat's natural sensitivity and loving nature has made Will a respectable dramatic actor.
Jennifer Aniston, the vivacious Monkey
This vivacious actress has true Monkey energy -- adventurous, playful and always youthful! And true to her Monkey horoscope sign, Jennifer seems to need a variety of diverse projects to hold her interest: from famous "Friend" to indie film princess, she explores many different roles to satisfy her own personal curiosity. And even off the screen, Jennifer's personal relationships are central in her life -- after all, the Monkey is one of the most lovable signs in the Chinese zodiac!
Britney Spears, the resilient Rooster
Britney's had a few very Rooster years! Although this charismatic horoscope sign can appear proud on the outside, on the inside, it can be full of fear and worries. Roosters also crave respect and can be hypercritical of themselves -- no wonder poor Britney had to take a couple years to collect herself! Ultimately, Roosters want the chance to shine in the spotlight and to enjoy their success in the public eye. They are success-driven and tend to come out on top.
Tina Fey, the disquiet Dog
Playing by her own set of rules has catapulted Tina from behind-the-scenes TV writer to one of the most celebrated entertainers in America -- how very Dog of her! After all, this is the horoscope sign that prizes playing by the rules and has a steady sense of fairness. This is also a sign that can be rather pessimistic (think of her worry-wart character Liz Lemon on TV's 30 Rock), but that just makes Tina the premier political comedienne of our time!
Amanda Peet, the smart Pig
This stunning actress is far from resembling her Chinese sign physically, but her attitude is all Pig: whether she's playing a demanding romantic lead or a high-powered but sensitive career woman, Amanda has established herself as a smart, honest actress. Pigs are also known for keeping things simple and straightforward, which describes this mother of two's steady (and discrete) personal life.