Home     NEWS     ENTERTAINMENT     LIFESTYLE     design    studio     dating     Contact  
 
   
 
Chinese Sun Moon Venus Mars Mercury Jupiter Saturn Uranus Pluto

 
 

 

 
Chinese Year of the Pig - Born = 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 Chinese Year of the Dog Born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018... Chinese Year of the Rooster - Born = 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 2005, 2015 Chinese Year of the Monkey - Born = 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016Chinese Year of the Goat / Ram - Born = 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 Chinese Year of the Horse - Born = 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Chinese Year of the Snake - Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Chinese Year of the Dragon - Born = 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Chinese Year of the Rabbit - Born = 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011Chinese Year of the Tiger - Born = 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010Chinese Year of the Ox - Born = 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011Chinese Year of the Rat: Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
 

   

 
 

 

 
<

Chinese zodiac sign

Each of the 12 years in the Chinese zodiac cycle is represented by an animal associated with five elemental signs. The animals are:

  • Zi (rat)
  • Chou (ox)
  • Yin (tiger)
  • Mao (rabbit)
  • Chen (dragon)
  • Si (snake)
  • Wu (horse)
  • Wei (sheep)
  • Shen (monkey)
  • You (rooster)
  • Xu (dog)
  • Hai (boar/pig)

The zodiac traditionally starts with the Year of the Rat and cycles continuously. These animal signs are calculated in accordance with the Chinese calendar, which is lunisolar and predates the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observances of the sun’s longitude and the moon’s phases.

How the Chinese Calendar works

Zodiac animal and human connections

According to the Chinese zodiac, your birth year tells you more than just your age. It is believed that there is a special relationship between people and the animals in the Chinese zodiac. This belief, which can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), is based on the idea that one's personality is affected by the animal their birth year is associated with.

It is also believed that some relationships are more compatible than others depending on one’s zodiac (like the western astrological zodiac based on months). Unlike the western zodiac, the Chinese zodiac animals are not associated with constellations.

There are also 5 elements in the zodiac associated with the animals and their personalities:

  • Wood
  • Earth
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Metal

What year were you born in?

This table shows which animal sign you are, based on the year you were born in.
 

Animal Year (Gregorian calendar) Personality characteristics
Rat
  • Feb 10, 1948 – Jan 28, 1949
  • Jan 28, 1960 – Feb 14, 1961
  • Feb 15, 1972 – Feb 2, 1973
  • Feb 2, 1984 – Feb 19, 1985
  • Feb 19, 1996 – Feb 6, 1997
  • Feb 7, 2008 – Jan 25, 2009
  • Jan 25, 2020 – Feb 11, 2021
Imaginative, generous, successful, popular, curious
Ox
  • Jan 29, 1949 – Feb 16, 1950
  • Feb 15, 1961 – Feb 4, 1962
  • Feb 3, 1973 – Jan 22, 1974
  • Feb 20, 1985 – Feb 8, 1986
  • Feb 7, 1997 – Jan 27, 1998
  • Jan 26, 2009 – Feb 13, 2010
  • Feb 12, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022
Confident, honest, patient, conservative, strong
Tiger
  • Feb 17, 1950 – Feb 5, 1951
  • Feb 5, 1962 – Jan 24, 1963
  • Jan 23, 1974 – Feb 10, 1975
  • Feb 9, 1986 – Jan 28, 1987
  • Jan 28, 1998 – Feb 15, 1999
  • Feb 14, 2010 – Feb 2, 2011
  • Feb 1, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023
Sensitive, tolerant, brave, active, resilient
Rabbit
  • Feb 6, 1951 – Jan 26, 1952
  • Jan 25, 1963 – Feb 12, 1964
  • Feb 11, 1975 – Jan 30, 1976
  • Jan 29, 1987 – Feb 16, 1988
  • Feb 16, 1999 – Feb 4, 2000
  • Feb 3, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012
  • Jan 22, 2023 – Feb 9, 2024
Affectionate, kind, gentle, compassionate, merciful
Dragon
  • Jan 27, 1952 – Feb 13, 1953
  • Feb 13, 1964 – Feb 1, 1965
  • Jan 31, 1976 – Feb 17, 1977
  • Feb 17, 1988 – Feb 5, 1989
  • Feb 5, 2000 – Jan 23, 2001
  • Jan 23, 2012 – Feb 9, 2013
  • Feb 10, 2024 – Jan 28, 2025
Enthusiastic, intelligent, lively, energetic, innovative
Snake
  • Feb 14, 1953 – Feb 2, 1954
  • Feb 2, 1965 – Jan 20, 1966
  • Feb 18, 1977 – Feb 6, 1978
  • Feb 6, 1989 – Jan 26, 1990
  • Jan 24, 2001 – Feb 11, 2002
  • Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014
  • Jan 29, 2025 – Feb 16, 2026
Charming, intuitive, romantic, highly perceptive, polite
Horse
  • Feb 3, 1954 – Jan 23, 1955
  • Jan 21, 1966 – Feb 8, 1967
  • Feb 7, 1978 – Jan 27, 1979
  • Jan 27, 1990 – Feb 14, 1991
  • Feb 12, 2002 – Jan 31, 2003
  • Jan 31, 2014 – Feb 18, 2015
  • Feb 17, 2026 – Feb 5, 2027
Diligent, friendly, sophisticated, talented, clever
Sheep/ Goat
  • Jan 24, 1955 – Feb 11, 1956
  • Feb 9, 1967 – Jan 29, 1968
  • Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980
  • Feb 15, 1991 – Feb 3, 1992
  • Feb 1, 2003 – Jan 21, 2004
  • Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 7, 2016
  • Feb 6, 2027 – Jan 25, 2028
Artistic, calm, reserved, happy, kind
Monkey
  • Feb 12, 1956 – Jan 30, 1957
  • Jan 30, 1968 – Feb 16, 1969
  • Feb 16, 1980 – Feb 4, 1981
  • Feb 4, 1992 – Jan 22, 1993
  • Jan 22, 2004 – Feb 8, 2005
  • Feb 8, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017
  • Jan 26, 2028 – Feb 12, 2029
Witty, lively, flexible, humorous, curious
Rooster
  • Jan 31, 1957 – Feb 17, 1958
  • Feb 17, 1969 – Feb 5, 1970
  • Feb 5, 1981 – Jan 24, 1982
  • Jan 23, 1993 – Feb 9, 1994
  • Feb 9, 2005 – Jan 28, 2006
  • Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 15, 2018
  • Feb 13, 2029 – Feb 2, 2030
Shrewd, honest, communicative, motivated, punctual
Dog
  • Feb 18, 1958 – Feb 8, 1959
  • Feb 6, 1970 – Jan 26, 1971
  • Jan 25, 1982 - Feb 12, 1983
  • Feb 10 1994 – Jan 30, 1995
  • Jan 29, 2006 – Feb 17, 2007
  • Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 4, 2019
  • Feb 3, 2030 – Jan 22, 2031
Loyal, honest, responsible, courageous, warm-hearted
Pig
  • Feb 8,1959 – Jan 27, 1960
  • Jan 27, 1971 - Feb 14, 1972
  • Feb 13, 1983 - Feb 1, 1984
  • Jan 31, 1995 - Feb 18, 1996
  • Feb 18, 2007 - Feb 6, 2008
  • Feb 5, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020
  • Jan 23, 2031 – Feb 10, 2032
Sincere, tolerant, hard-working, honest, optimistic

 

Chinese zodiac

The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.[2]

 

 

The zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below). The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.[2]

Each of the 12 animals are governed by an element plus a Yin Yang Direction.

  1. Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water).
  2. Ox (Water buffalo in Vietnam), (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water).
  3. Tiger (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood).
  4. Rabbit (Cat in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood).
  5. Dragon (Snail in Kazakhstan) (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood).
  6. Snake (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire).
  7. Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire).
  8. Ram (Goat in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire).
  9. Monkey (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal).
  10. Rooster (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal).
  11. Dog (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal).
  12. Pig (Wild boar in Japan) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water).

The animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself. It is a common misconception that the animals assigned by year are the only signs, and many western descriptions of Chinese astrology draw solely on this system. In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month, day, and hours of the day. The combination of one's birth year, month, day and hour are a part of the 'four pillars' of Chinese astrology which determine one's fate.

To sum it up, while a person might appear to be a dragon because they were born in the year of the dragon, they might also be a snake based on their birth month and an ox based on their birthday and a Ram based on their birth hour.

 

 

 

Rat: Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008.

They are known for his charm and attraction for the opposite sex. You are imaginative, charming, and truly generous to the person you love. However, you have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical. You are thrifty with matters of money You are easily angered but love to gossip. You are also inclined to be somewhat of an opportunist. Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.

Lucky Numbers:
1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 14, 41, 45, 51, and 54.

Equivalent Western Sign: Sagittarius


Compatibility:

RAT and the RAT
Two rats make a great pairing. They do not get wrapped up in mundane, everyday issues. Rats together are creative and entertaining lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 90%.

RAT and the PIG
The Rat and the Pig make a wonderful pair. As lovers they will be loyal and attentive. Their overall compatibility rating is 80%.

RAT and the DOG
This is a wonderful pairing. The Rat's need for being with those who are loyal and the Dog's need to be loyal are perfectly matched. These two make fantastic lovers! Their overall compatibility rating is 80%.

RAT and the ROOSTER
While their motives are different, these two can make a great couple once they understand one another. They will make great lovers that compliment each other. Their overall compatibility rating is 60%.

RAT and the OX
This is a mating of opposites. The Rat is bright, gregarious, witty and fun, the Ox is shy, serious, and set in their ways. As lovers fireworks can be expected. They will test each other's endurance over and over again. Their overall compatibility rating is 60%.

RAT and the TIGER
This may not be the greatest match. Tension will arise from the Rat and the Tiger competing for the limelight. As lovers their need to be at center stage will eventually dramatically diminish their powerful lovemaking. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

RAT and the RABBIT
While the Rabbit is introverted and sweet and the Rat is extroverted and brazen, these two make for a good mating. This pair makes good friends and lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

RAT and the DRAGON
The Rat and Dragon are a couple made in heaven. As lovers they will be electrifying. Even their arguments will be interesting and free of permanent damage. Their overall compatibility rating is 100%.

RAT and the SNAKE
While the Rat and the Snake have many differences to overcome, in the end they do make a good couple. As lovers they will be very dynamic. Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

RAT and the HORSE
The Rat and the Horse may run into problems. While both are very social, witty and energetic, the Rat needs a circle of friends and the Horse needs independence. This difference in needs will create a great deal of tension. They may not be able to maintain a great love life for more than a short while. Their overall compatibility rating is 20%.

RAT and the GOAT
Although mismatched, the Rat and the Goat may develop a solid relationship if they are willing to put in the effort. The center of their life together must be the home. Under the right circumstances these two are capable of creating a great love. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

RAT and the MONKEY
This is a wonderful pairing. Both are very social, witty and thrive on festive activities. As lovers, they will feed on each other's sexual appetite. The fun will never end! Their overall compatibility rating is 100%.



 

 

Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.

OX: People of this sign are usually very patient and inspire confidence in others. However, they tend to be eccentric and are easy to anger. A born leader, you inspire confidence from all around you. You are conservative methodical, and good with your hands. Guard against being chauvinistic and always demanding your own way. The OX would be successful as a skilled surgeon, general, or hairdresser.

Lucky Numbers:
1, 3, 5, 12, 15, 33, 35, 51 and 53.

Equivalent Western Sign: Capricorn


Compatibility:

OX and the OX
Two Oxen make a force to be reckoned with. They are powerful and packed with stamina and never quit. As lovers they may not have the fire other couples have, but they will be very close and the brute strength of their personalities will provide long lasting fireworks. Their overall compatibility rating is 80%.

OX and the RAT
This is a mating of opposites. The Rat is bright, gregarious, witty and fun, the Ox is shy, serious, and set in their ways. As lovers fireworks can be expected. They will test each other's endurance over and over again. Their overall compatibility rating is 60%.

OX and the ROOSTER
The Ox and the Rooster approach perfection as a pair. As lovers they are sure to blossom and grow. Their overall compatibility rating is 90%.

OX and the DOG
The Ox and the Dog make a very nice pair. Both are honest and can be trusted. As lovers they will provide each other with the stability they need. Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

PIG and the OX
The Ox and the Pig make a great match as lovers. They will draw the best of each out into the open. Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

OX and the TIGER
The Ox and the Tiger's vastly different approaches to life make this a difficult match. Surprisingly, sometimes their very differences can make these couples spectacular lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

OX and the RABBIT
The Ox and the Rabbit make an exceptional pair. Both are quiet, very caring and love home life. As lovers their connection may not seem to have the fireworks of others, but it will be deep and powerful. Their overall compatibility rating is 80%.

OX and the DRAGON
These two make a great pair as long as they share the same ambitions. As lovers they can be a very satisfying match. Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

OX and the SNAKE
These two seekers of quality and meaning make a great pair. All should go well for these two as lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 90%.

OX and the HORSE
While these two seem totally mismatched, there is the potential for a great relationship. As lovers they may help each other blossom in ways that neither could do alone. Their overall compatibility rating is 50%.

OX and the GOAT
These are opposite signs of the Chinese Horoscope. To compensate for their opposition they will have to work hard to make a good relationship. As lovers they will have to struggle to create a common ground as well. Their overall compatibility rating is 20%.

OX and the MONKEY
The Ox and the Monkey are so different that clashes are inevitable. If they survive the skirmishes they may come to understand each other well enough to make good lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

 

Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010.

TIGER: You are sensitive, emotional, and capable of great love. However, you have a tendency to get carried away and be stubborn about what you think is right; often seen as a "Hothead" or rebel. You can be extremely short tempered, usually can not make up your minds, which can result in a poor decision making Your sign shows you would be excellent as a boss, explorer, race car driver, or matador.

Lucky Numbers:
4, 5, 7, 9, 13, 34, 44, 45 and 54.

Equivalent Western Sign: Aquarius


Compatibility:

TIGER and the TIGER
While naturally drawn to each other, two Tigers will have trouble anytime one of them tries to assert control over the other. As lovers, control issues may diminish their ability to connect. Their overall compatibility rating is 50%.

TIGER and the OX
The Ox and the Tiger's vastly different approaches to life make this a difficult match. Surprisingly, sometimes their very differences can make these couples spectacular lovers. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

TIGER and the RAT
This may not be the greatest match. Tension will arise from the Rat and the Tiger competing for the limelight. As lovers their need to be at center stage will eventually dramatically diminish their powerful lovemaking. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

TIGER and the ROOSTER
The Rooster and the Tiger will have to work hard at creating a rewarding relationship. Conflict will arise from the Rooster's need for control and the Tiger's need for independence. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

TIGER and the DOG
The Tiger and the Dog pairing is usually very strong and rewarding. They share many of the same qualities and their differences compliment one another. As lovers each will give the other the space they need to ensure their bond is mutually fulfilling. Their overall compatibility rating is 90%.

PIG and the TIGER
The Pig and the Tiger may make a good pair if each can make allowances for the other's needs. As lovers, the Tiger brings natural magentism to the mix while the Pig brings sensuality. Together thay may be very potent and fulfilling.Their overall compatibility rating is 70%.

TIGER and the RABBIT
The Rabbit and Tiger may be too different to develop a deep, lasting relationship. The Rabbit may not be able to stand up to the domineering Tiger. While the Tiger would not purposely hurt the Rabbit, as lovers the Rabbit will be constantly worried about the depth of their relationship. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

TIGER and the DRAGON
Because both possess personalities that are difficult to resist, the Tiger and the Dragon cannot help but be drawn to each other initially. However, in time the Dragon's need for control and the Tiger's need for independence will create friction. As lovers they will make a memorable pair if they can overcome their opposing needs. Their overall compatibility rating is 60%.

TIGER and the SNAKE
The Tiger and the Snake will have a difficult time finding common ground. Each needs to get his way. As lovers this need will diminish their potency. Their overall compatibility rating is 30%

TIGER and the HORSE
The optimistic personalities of the Horse and the Tiger make them a good pair. They each need independence and understand that need in the other. As lovers they will flourish. Their overall compatibility rating is 90%.

TIGER and the GOAT
The Goat and the Tiger may have trouble forming a rewarding relationship. The Tiger's need for control may threaten the Goat's creative side. The Goat's need for stability may threaten the Tiger's need for independence. As lovers, these conflicts may usurp any chance the couple may have at bliss. Their overall compatibility rating is 40%.

TIGER and the MONKEY
These two are so different that their chances of creating a solid relationship are slim. As lovers, constant arguing may diminish the potency of their bond. Their overall compatibility rating is 20%.