Each of the 12 animals (or signs) of the Chinese zodiacare associated with the cyclical rotation of the 5 elements of Chinese cosmology (Wu Xing), changing every sixty years (12 x 5 = 60 years for the 12 signs, 5 x 2 = 10 years for the 5 elements that follow each other in pairs, with a Yang then Yin polarity).
According to the Chinese zodiac,every year, every month, every day and every hour are directly associated with a Chinese zodiac animal and a corresponding element. Each of the 12Chinese zodiac signsalso possess their own embedded set of elements.
The relationships between the five elements of Chinese astrology and theChinese zodiac animalsare mainly linked to creation, filiation and destruction cycles.
In the Chinese horoscope,the first month of a Chinese New Year always begins with the Month of the Tiger. This is the first month of the lunar year. One must not confuse the position of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar (3rd Chinese zodiac sign) with its position as an animal governing the 1st lunar month of the year. Thus, the Month of the Tiger is the 1st month of the lunar year, followed by the Month of the Rabbit, 2nd month of the lunar year, then the Month of the Dragon, 3rd lunar month and so on in the order of 12 Chinese astrology animals. The Chinese Year always ends with the Month of the Ox, the 12th Chinese lunar month. This rule applies to all Chinese years. In the table below, you will find the complete list arranged in the respective order of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and 12 lunar months.
The Chinese calendar
TheChinese zodiac calendaris based on the cycles of the Moon, while the Western calendar (or Gregorian calendar) is a solar calendar.
As such, theChinese lunar yearshave different start and end dates from the classic Gregorian calendar, when New Year's Day is on January 1st. The beginning and ending dates below give you the exact duration of each Chinese Year, translated into Gregorian calendar dates, allowing you to identify which animal (or sign) you belong to, with your date of birth.
WhileLunar New Year's Day,used in Chinese astrology to determine your Chinese zodiac sign,changes every year, remember that this is not the case of the Luo Shu square system traditionally used inFeng Shui. The astrological year of this 9 years cycle system always begins onFebruary 4.
Chinese pregnancy calendar
According toChinese astrology, you can determine the sex of your baby with theChinese calendar baby gender predictor.
TheChinese calendarcan also serve as a pregnancy calendar for any expectant mother who wishes to ensure upstreamparent-child compatibilityof her baby with her and her husband or companion. To do this, first check the compatibility of your Chinese zodiac sign with the zodiac sign corresponding to the Chinese animal of the year during which you are planning the birth of your boy or girl.
According to theChinese calendar 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, children born between January 25, 2020 and February 11, 2021 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Rat, while those born between February 12, 2021 and January 31, 2022 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Metal Ox. From February 1, 2022 to January 21, 2023, children born during this period are from the Year of the Water Tiger. Boys and girls born between January 22, 2023 and February 9, 2024 have the Year of the Water Rabbit as their firstpillar of destiny.
12 Chinese zodiac signs' year of birth calendar (1920 to 2031)
🐭Rat (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Rat, Mouse
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Rat(1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Rathere:Rat Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐮Ox (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Ox, Buffalo
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Ox
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Ox(1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Oxhere:Ox Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐯Tiger (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Tiger
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Tiger(1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Tigerhere:Tiger Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐰Rabbit (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Rabbit, Hare, Cat
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rabbit
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Rabbit(1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Rabbithere:Rabbit Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐲Dragon (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Dragon
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Dragon(1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2021, 2024). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Dragonhere:Dragon Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐍Snake (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Snake
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Snake(1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Snakehere:Snake Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐴Horse (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Horse
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Horse(1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Horsehere:Horse Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐐Goat (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Goat, Sheep
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Goat
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Goat(1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979 ,1991, 2003, 2015, 2027). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Goathere:Goat Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐵Monkey (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Monkey
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Monkey(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Monkeyhere:Monkey Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐔Rooster (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Rooster, Chicken
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rooster
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Rooster(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Roosterhere:Rooster Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐶Dog (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Dog
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Dog(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Doghere:Dog Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
🐷Pig (Chinese zodiac): Years of the Pig, Boar
Birth years of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Pig
If your birth is within the date ranges below, it means you were born in theYear of the Pig(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031). Read the full horoscope of theChinese zodiac sign of the Pighere:Pig Chinese horoscope
|Year||Date range |
Monthly Chinese zodiac calendar 2023
Below are listed theChinese zodiac 2023 ruling animals and elementsfor each month of the year.* According to theChinese New Year 2023 calendar, January 22nd, 2023 is the Lunar New Year celebration day, which marks the start of theYear of the Water Rabbit 2023(the Rabbit being the ruling animal of the year 2023) and the first day of the Month of the Wood Tiger, first month of thelunar calendar of 2023.
|Date range |
|Chinese lunar month|
|Wood Tiger Month|
|Wood Rabbit Month |
|Fire Dragon Month|
|Fire Snake Month|
|Earth Horse Month|
|Earth Goat Month|
|Metal Monkey Month|
|Metal Rooster Month|
|Water Dog Month|
|Water Pig Month|
|Wood Rat Month|
|Wood Ox Month|
* All periods are Chinese horoscope calendar's monthly dates translated into Gregorian dates, just like the yearly dates previously listed for each of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
Monthly Chinese zodiac calendar 2024
Below are listed theChinese zodiac 2024 ruling animals and elementsfor each month of the year.* According to theChinese New Year 2024 calendar, February 10, 2024 is the Lunar New Year celebration day, which marks the start of theYear of the Wood Dragon 2024(the Tiger being the ruling animal of the year 2022) and the first day of the Month of the Fire Tiger, first month of thelunar calendar of 2024.
|Date range |
|Chinese lunar month|
|Fire Tiger Month|
|Fire Rabbit Month|
|Earth Dragon Month|
|Earth Snake Month|
|Metal Horse Month|
|Metal Goat Month|
|Water Monkey Month|
|Water Rooster Month|
|Wood Dog Month|
|Wood Pig Month|
|Fire Rat Month|
|Fire Ox Month|
* All periods are Chinese Zodiac Calendar's monthly dates translated into Gregorian dates, just like the Chinese zodiac birth dates previously listed.
Chinese zodiac hours
Discover the Chinese Zodiac Animal and the Element of your hour of birth
You can use the local time of your birth to define the Chinese Zodiac sign of your hour of birth:
|Chinese hour||Time range||Chinese zodiac sign's polarity & element|
|Rat||11:00 pm |
|Ox||1:00 am |
|Tiger||3:00 am |
|Rabbit||5:00 am |
|Dragon||7:00 am |
|Snake||9:00 am |
|Horse||11:00 am |
|Goat||01:00 pm |
|Monkey||03:00 pm |
|Rooster||05:00 pm |
|Dog||07:00 pm |
|Pig||09:00 pm |
Chinese seasons' dates and elements
The element of the Chinese season of your birth
|Element||Date range||Chinese Season|
|5th Season **|
** The fifth season is the last two weeks of each season, during which the Earth element replaces the element of the season that ends.
|Chinese Zodiac Sign||Years|
|Ox||…1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021…|
|Tiger||…1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022…|
|Rabbit||… 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 ...|
|Dragon||… 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 …|
Only 12 of them, namely the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig arrived, with each given a place of honor in a year based on the order of arrival.What are the animals in the 12 year cycle of Chinese zodiac? ›
The Chinese zodiac, also known as Shengxiao (“born resembling”), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, and each year is represented by a different animal. In order, the 12 animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.How to calculate Chinese zodiac? ›
The Chinese zodiac calendar is based on the year that you're born. The Chinese calendar starts on or around February 4 (depending on the year), so if you were born between January 1 and February 2, you would consider yourself the previous year.What animal was I born in Chinese? ›
|If you were born on or between these dates you are:||Zodiac Animal and Characteristic|
|2020 January 25||2021 February 11||Rat|
|2019 February 5||2020 January 24||Pig|
|2018 February 16||2019 February 4||Dog|
|2017 January 28||2018 February 15||Rooster|
Some say its accuracy is higher than other gender prediction tools. We've read that about 70% accurate. Others say it's 90% accurate. There is no scientific basis for the Chinese Gender Calendar Chart, so the most we can guarantee is 50%.Is there a rare zodiac? ›
Drumroll, please... Aquarius is the rarest zodiac sign. Water-bearer babies tend to be few and far between because February is the least common birth month, according to the CDC. Additionally, the overlap period between January and February is the shortest astrologically, says Ash.Why cat is not among the 12 zodiac signs? ›
Cat and Rat were the best of friends. Cat liked to sleep late so on the morning of registration, Rat had agreed to wake him up. But, when the day came, Rat forgot all about his promise. And without his friend's alarm call Cat overslept, missing his chance to sign up, which is why there's no cat in the lunar calendar.What is my Chinese element? ›
|Fixed Element||Chinese Zodiac Sign|
|Earth||Ox, Dragon, Goat, Dog|
In Chinese culture, the Dragon is the "luckiest" sign represents "good luck, strength and health", and is "unique because it is the only mythical creature of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac", reported Cosmic Fusion.
|Month number||Starts on Gregorian date||Earthly Branch name|
|9||between 23 September – 23 October *||戌月; xūyuè; 'dog month'|
|10||between 23 October – 22 November *||亥月; hàiyuè; 'pig month'|
|11||between 22 November – 22 December *||子月; zǐyuè; 'rat month'|
|12||between 22 December – 21 January *||丑月; chǒuyuè; 'ox month'|
Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac. That's because the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus from about November 30 to December 18 each year. And yet no one ever says they're born when the sun is in Ophiuchus.What are the lucky numbers in Chinese zodiac? ›
The numbers 2, 3, 6, and 8 are generally considered to be lucky, while 4 is considered unlucky. These traditions are not unique to Chinese culture, with other countries with a history of Han characters also having similar beliefs stemming from these concepts.What is the full list of Chinese zodiac? ›
There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs, in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.What is my Chinese zodiac by month? ›
|Zodiac Animal Sign||Month||Chinese Name|
|Monkey||Aug 6 to Sept 5||Shen|
|Rooster||Sept 6 to Oct 5||You|
|Dog||Oct 6 to Nov 5||Xu|
|Pig (or Boar)||Nov 6 to Dec 5||Hai|
Although the official Virgo symbol is a virgin maiden, numerous animals, such as the fox, are linked with this sign. Like a fox, they are observant and alert, spotting even the tiniest of movements in the room.What Chinese zodiac tiger am I? ›
|Tiger Year||Lunar Zodiac Year||Element and Sign|
|1986||Feb. 9, 1986 – Jan. 28, 1987||Fire Tiger|
|1998||Jan. 28, 1998 – Feb. 15, 1999||Earth Tiger|
|2010||Feb. 14, 2010 – Feb. 2, 2011||Gold Tiger|
|2022||Feb. 1, 2022 – Jan.21, 2023||Water Tiger|
1. Which Chinese zodiac is luckiest in 2023? Rabbit, Pig, and Rat are the luckiest Chinese zodiacs in 2023.Can the Chinese calendar predict baby gender? ›
There's no scientific evidence that the Chinese gender predictor works. But since there are only two choices – boy or girl – it has at least a 50-50 chance of making an accurate prediction!How accurate is the Chinese baby predictor? ›
Conclusion. The Chinese birth calendar claims 93-99% accuracy in predicting infant gender based on month of conception and maternal age at delivery. In this large delivery dataset, accurate prediction of fetal gender based on the Chinese birth calendar was no better than a coin toss.
What is my Chinese lunar age? If the Chinese new year has passed, you are your age + 2 , and if not, you are your age + 1 . Your Chinese lunar age depends on whether the Chinese New Year has passed or not, because your age depends on the new year in the Chinese lunar calendar (and not your actual date of birth).What are the 5 rare zodiac signs? ›
The rarest zodiac signs are Aries, Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Leo. Each sign has its own unique personality traits. Aries is known as the "luckiest" sign, and is known for being confident, enthusiastic, and driven.What are the 3 rare zodiac signs? ›
Based on US Government data on births from 1994 to 2014, we found Capricorn, Aries, and Aquarius are the three rarest signs. Capricorns have not only the shortest zodiac season but also five out of six of the least popular days to have babies all fall under the Capricorn sun sign.What is the rarest birth chart? ›
What is the rarest zodiac sign, you ask? It is none other than Aquarius, which includes people born between January 20 and February 18.What Chinese zodiac is smart? ›
1. The Rat. So once upon a time there was this amazing race to meet the Jade Emperor, and the Rat came first, guaranteeing its prime spot in the zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Rat are supposed to be quick-witted, intelligent and extremely resourceful.What is the cat zodiac enemy? ›
Cats are in conflict with the Rat. Legends relating to the order of the Chinese zodiac often include stories as to why the cat was not included among the twelve.Which zodiac loves cats? ›
Aquarius (january 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is the sign that arguably has the most cat-like personality. Also ruled by diligent Saturn, Aquarians can be distant, eccentric and have a reputation for being somewhat limited in their affections. Aquarius represents the air (or social) side of Saturn.
When trying to traverse the lunisolar calendar, an easy rule to follow is that years that end in an even number are yang, those that end with an odd number are yin. The cycle proceeds as follows: If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal. If the year ends in 1 it is Yin Metal.What zodiac elements go together? ›
The most compatible zodiac sun signs:
Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn) often vibe best with other Earth and Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Air signs—Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius—match well with other Air and Fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
Forest green is the lucky color for 2023, a color that can represent both – earth and water. But as we discovered, everything is based on the balance in Feng Shui, which is why other colors can help complement the lucky color of 2023.
Roosters are flashy, opinionated, and yes, super fierce — definitely one of the most fearless signs.What is the successful Chinese zodiac? ›
— born after 1900 to see which sign of the Chinese or lunar zodiac is "most successful." From a pool of 849 individuals, people who were born in the Year of the Ox were found to be the most successful people with 86 or 10.13%.What Chinese zodiac is peaceful? ›
The rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac. In the Chinese culture, the rabbit is known to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals. It symbolizes mercy, elegance, and beauty. People who are born in the year of the rabbit are calm and peaceful.What is birthday lunar? ›
Every 12 years, one's birthday falls during the lunar year of their birth, which gives this birthday a special significance due to the importance of the lunar calendar and zodiac in Chinese culture. Celebrations for one's lunar year birthday involve meals with one's family and extended family.What are the lucky days in Chinese calendar 2023? ›
Lucky Days in the Chinese Calendar
The most auspicious dates are 2, 8, 13, 14, 17, 20, 25, and 29.
On a Chinese calendar, all dates use a regular two characters. Days 1 to 10 of a month are written with Chinese number characters and preceded by the Chinese character 初 (chu, which means 'beginning' or 'first'). For example, the 10th of the month is 初十.What is the 14th zodiac? ›
Ophiuchus (astrology) - Wikipedia.What birthday is Ophiuchus? ›
If we use a celestial planisphere, we will see that between November 30 and December 18, the Sun occupies one of those less famous constellations: Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer or snake charmer. Those born between these dates are, of necessity, the zodiacal sign Ophiuchus.What is the 13th zodiac fairy tail? ›
Ophiuchus, "The Snake Charmer" (オフィウクス Ofiukusu) is a powerful Celestial Spirit whose Gate is referred to as the "13th Gate".What is the rarest lucky number? ›
Just as 13 is considered one of the unluckiest of all numbers, 12 is considered the rare lucky number that happens to also be even. The origins of this superstition are sketchy, but some sources suggest that 12 gained its lucky rep simply because it's so nicely divisible.
Money number 6 in numerology
Considered to be the money attracting number, people falling under this will have the most luck when it comes to monetary wealth.
The number 8 is considered the luckiest of numbers in China and they believe the more 8's the better. The Cantonese word for eight, which is pronounced “ba”, sounds similar to the word which means “prosper” or “wealth”. In regional dialects the words for “eight” and “fortune” are also similar.Who won the Chinese zodiac race? ›
The wily rat made sure it won the race. The exhausted rat used its cunning to navigate the water by persuading the kindly ox to let it sit on its head as it crossed.What are the Japanese zodiac animals? ›
These symbolic animals, still in use today, follow this cyclical order: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar. A Japanese zodiac animal came to be linked to specific character traits, which were thought to influence the personality of anyone born in its year.What are the Korean zodiac signs? ›
There are 12 animals in the Korean Zodiac. These are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. As mentioned earlier, the year of an animal repeats every twelve years, and it follows the order of the animals listed above.What is my zodiac birthstone? ›
|Month||Star Sign||Traditional Gemstone|
According to the Chinese zodiac, birth month animals aren't for entire months from the 1st to the 31st (or 30th or 28th), they're slightly off, like the Astrological zodiac you might be more familiar with.What animal is Leo? ›
Leo is represented by the lion, and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They're delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, theatrical, and passionate, Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves.What is my Chinese zodiac hour? ›
|Chinese Zodiac Sign Hours|
|Dragon||Chen 辰||7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (7.00 to 9.00)|
|Snake||Si 巳||9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (9.00 to 11.00)|
|Horse||Wu 午||11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (11.00 to 13.00)|
|Ram (Goat or Sheep)||Wei 未||1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (13.00 to 15.00)|
Year of the Monkey: An Overview
This Chinese zodiac sign is described as witty, lively, and clever — some of those traits attributed to their close similarity with humans. You're one of the monkey people if your birth year is 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, and 2016, with the earthly branch Shen (申).
The dove is the Holy Spirit, and the four animals that St. John saw in Heaven are used as personifications of the Four Evangelists.What are the 5 animal spirits? ›
The authors identify five cognitive and social psychological core phenomena as the "animal spirits" (a term coined by Keynes): Confidence, corruption, money illusion, fairness, and stories.What age do you get a spirit animal? ›
A Spirit Animal is a lifelong partner that is bonded to a human. Spirit animals commonly appear to/are summoned by a human of the age of 11-12.What is my Chinese five element? ›
The 5 elements are jin (metal), mu (wood), shui (water), huo (fire), tu (earth). Chinese five elements in daily life were regarded as the foundation of everything in the universe and natural phenomena. They have their own characters and they can generate or destroy one other.What are the Chinese five elements personality? ›
There are five different personality types, based on the Chinese Five Elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each has different priorities, strengths, challenges, needs in relationship and natural abilities in career.What is a good birth time? ›
You may not have a choice about when to have your baby. If there are problems with your pregnancy or your baby's health, you may need to have your baby early. But if you have a choice and you're planning to schedule your baby's birth, wait until at least 39 weeks.Is Saturday a lucky day to be born? ›
The Saturday born individual will hold an important place in the family tree. They will never have an easy life on the earth. Born under the influence of Saturn, the Saturday born are determined individuals who will take a resolute approach to life. They are slow, steady, hardworking, disciplined and otherworldly.What are the lucky days in China? ›
Lucky Days: 4th, 13th, and 30th of any month according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.What zodiac is a Dragon? ›
If you were born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, or 2024, then your Chinese zodiac sign is Dragon. Those born in January or February should take particular note of when Chinese New Year falls to confirm their birth sign. Each Dragon year also has one of five elements associated with it.What color is unlucky for monkey zodiac? ›
Unlucky Things for Monkeys:
Unlucky colors: red, pink. Unlucky directions: south, southeast.
Monkey Chinese Horoscope 2023 predicts that the Monkey natives will enjoy a successful, peaceful, and blessed year. You are willing to put in work this year, which will pay off resulting in a better life for you. Your friends and family will be proud of you and you will be supported by them at every step.