Let Chinese New Year bring out the animal in you

February 10 rings in the Year of the Water Snake, and four days later, Valentine's Day falls in the sign of sensual Pig. This romantic sign is ideal for honoring your lover, so you can expect a smooth and harmonious day of fun and frivolity!

How will Valentine's Day spark your lover's passion? FInd their Chinese animal sign below and learn more!

Don't know your Chinese animal sign? Visit our Chinese astrology section to find out!

Everyone knows variety is the spice of life, so do the unexpected to get Monkey excited. Start with red roses, but add a surprise — the more offbeat, the better! Visit a restaurant serving cuisine new to Monkey, or a wine tasting bar with overwhelming choices; then, kick up your heels at a place you've never been before. Before long, Monkey will be ecstatic and ready for love!

Plumage certainly matters to Rooster, so get dressed up, put on your dancing shoes, and go out for a night on the town! A fine silk or cashmere scarf is a perfect gift, while a gemstone necklace or anything luxurious are other great ideas. And after partying all night in the spotlight, Rooster will still be raring to go!

Romantic Dog appreciates declarations of love and fidelity, so focus only on your loved one, as if the rest of the world doesn't exist. Once everything else melts away and Dog is assured they're indeed your one and only, they'll be putty in your hands.

A giant box of artisan chocolates is an ideal gift for Pig. This gourmand lives for fine food, so you'll surely want to include cocktails and a meal at a top restaurant. But really, Pig doesn't require anything too fancy — after dinner, it's fine to go back home, turn on the TV, and snuggle. Once Pig is comfy and cozy, that's when the passion begins!

Since Rat is a true connoisseur and appreciates the best things in life, only the finest will do. Paired with a gift of glimmering jewelry, a decadent meal at a top restaurant will suit the day nicely. Nothing shabby will do if you hope to bring out the smolderingly passionate side of the Rat!

While Ox can be serious and a dutifully hard worker, it also likes the idea of taking a break for Valentine's Day. Head to a spa to indulge in a relaxing full body massage, or simply enjoy one in the privacy of your boudoir. And if you include lots of chocolate, slow-warming Ox will surely become an unstoppable force!


Though born ready to go, Tiger gets easily bored, so plan a fun and eventful evening with a variety of activities. First, enjoy cocktails at a trendy hotspot so you can see and be seen, followed by dinner at a sexy, delightful restaurant. And then? Dancing? A nightcap? Whatever turns Tiger into a purring pussycat….

Romance, candlelight, and intimate moments are what excites a Rabbit. A bouquet of beautiful flowers is a must, followed by a romantic dinner at a hidden bistro. Read poetry while dining, then take a slow stroll holding hands. By the end of the night, sensitive Rabbit will be ready to melt in your arms.

Mighty Dragon's mantra? Of course, it's Go big or go home! Get all dressed up to head out to the top hotspots in town, where you can drink, dance, and really party. Flattery will get you everywhere with a Dragon, so if you pile on the compliments all evening, your Dragon lover will be on fire by evening's end.

Refined Snake adores understated elegance and luxury. You can't miss with fine dining, so make reservations at a restaurant known for sophisticated cuisine. And since it's no secret that Snake loves gifts, a piece of glittering, classy jewelry will fit the mood nicely. After dinner, head home for a nightcap … then coil up and squeeze like a true Snake!

Horse loves adventure and new experiences, so plan Valentine's Day activities that are unique and entertaining. Plan for the latest blockbuster movie, a horseback ride along the beach, or a motorcycle ride around town, followed by a dip in a hot tub or pool. It sounds like a lot, but this is all just stimulating foreplay for Horse!

Sheep loves romance and a quiet night of tender conversation to feel appreciated and cherished. Precious flowers such as orchids, a small box of artisan chocolates, or a book of romantic poetry make the best gifts. When Sheep feels cared for and nurtured, out comes their sensual passion.

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