Chinese Zodiac Signs

Similarly to the western astrology, there are 12 signs in the Chinese Zodiac. Each of the signs is represented by an animal, which gives its characteristics to those born on a specific Chinese calendar year. There are also five elements in Chinese astrology that help understand more about the nature of each Zodiac Sign: Water, Earth, Fire, Wood and Metal. Depending on the combination of one’s Chinese Zodiac sign and the Element of the year they were born, you can have a pretty accurate idea about their main characteristics. Let’s have a brief look at the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and their horoscope dates:

Chinese Year Animals

The Rat

Chinese zodiac years for the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

The Ox

Chinese zodiac years for the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

The Tiger

Chinese zodiac years for the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

The Rabbit

Chinese zodiac years for the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

The Dragon

Chinese zodiac years for the Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

The Snake

Chinese zodiac years for the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

The Horse

Chinese zodiac years for the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

The Sheep/Goat

Chinese zodiac years for the Sheep/Goat: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

The Monkey

Chinese zodiac years for the Monkey: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

The Rooster

Chinese zodiac years for the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029

The Dog

Chinese zodiac years for the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

The Pig

Chinese zodiac years for the Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

As the Chinese New Year usually falls on January or February, if you were born on these months you will need to see if your birthday is before or after the Chinese New year, in order to determine your Chinese Zodiac sign.