From the earliest of times, the zodiac has been universally used to predict or reflect characteristics of personality, whether from the Chinese, Mesopotamian, Indus Valley, Egyptian or any other culture, echoing the ancient philosophy 'as above - so below'.... that we call astrology.  The zodiac and astrological symbols date back to circa 2,000 B.C  The Chinese zodiac dates back to 618-907 A.D.