Chinese zodiac is actually an imaginary belief, basing on the zodiac animals' temperament, and combining the traditional Chinese religions, philosophy, astrology, and numerology. In ancient times, the zodiac was said not only to decide people’s destinies, but also to control a year’s harvest and even influence the fortune of the whole nation. Chinese astrology, or Sheng Xiao (生肖), is an ancient astrological practice that can be traced back to the Han Dynasty. This kind of astrology is founded on the concepts of yin and yang, with significant elemental, natural, and lunar influences. Similar to Western astrology, Chinese astrology has 12 zodiac signs—which are represented.

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☯ Know your Chinese zodiac sign - Free calculator of the Chinese animal sign and element

What is my Chinese zodiac sign and element?

The 12 animal signs of the Chinese horoscope are, in this order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

KarmaWeather's Chinese zodiac calculator (from your date of birth) is a free, simple and direct method to learn more about your destiny according to the traditional precepts of the Chinese lunar calendar.

How to find out your Chinese zodiac sign

Enter your date of birth using the Chinese zodiac sign calculator below to discover your Chinese zodiac sign and its corresponding Chinese Astrology element. The Chinese animal signs' calculator is at the bottom of the page if you visit us from your mobile phone or on the right-hand side if you are on a computer.

The Chinese astrological sign changes every lunar year, according to a cycle of 60 years. Thus, each of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, Rat, Ox (Buffalo), Tiger, the Rabbit (Hare, Cat), Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep (Goat), Monkey, Dog and Pig (Boar) is associated with an element of Chinese cosmology, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water (12 x 5 = 60 years). Each Chinese element follow each other in the same pair, Yang then Yin: (Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water, Yin Water) x 6 = 60 years.

⚠️ The Chinese New Year doesn't begin on January 1st

Unlike the Gregorian calendar that we use, which is is a solar calendar, the Chinese calendar is based on the cycles of the Moon. As a consequence, Chinese New Year dates vary each year.

So, if you were born in January or February, it is necessary to check your Chinese sign with our free calculator, as it is likely that your sign corresponds to the zodiac animal of the previous year, rather than the animal that is more broadly associated with your actual year of birth.

On the other hand, if you were born between the months of March and December, you just have to check the table below to find the Chinese astrological sign for your year of birth.

Chinese Zodiac Signs Calendar (1924 - 1931)

The 12 Chinese zodiac signs and their main personality traits

Years of birth and character of the 12 Chinese astrological signs
Chinese zodiacYearsPersonality
🐭 Rat1924, 1936, 1948,
1960, 1972, 1984,
1996, 2008, 2020
  • Clever
  • Sentimental
  • Tenacious
  • Anxious
  • Stingy
🐮 Ox1925, 1937, 1949,
1961, 1973, 1985,
1997, 2009, 2021
  • Determined
  • Powerful
  • Devoted
  • Conservative
  • Slow
🐯 Tiger1926, 1938, 1950,
1962, 1974, 1986,
1998, 2010, 2022
  • Noble
  • Generous
  • Resolute
  • Intrepid
  • Proud
🐰 Rabbit1927, 1939, 1951,
1963, 1975, 1987,
1999, 2011, 2023
  • Strategist
  • Careful
  • Charmer
  • Independent
  • Dilettante
🐲 Dragon1928, 1940, 1952,
1964, 1976, 1988,
2000, 2012, 2024
  • Enthusiastic
  • Explorer
  • Fortunate
  • Impatient
  • Megalomaniac
🐍 Snake1929, 1941, 1953,
1965, 1977, 1989,
2001, 2013, 2025
  • Clever
  • Clairvoyant
  • Strategist
  • Secret
  • Jealous
🐴 Horse1930, 1942, 1954,
1966, 1978, 1990,
2002, 2014, 2026
  • Adventurer
  • Idealistic
  • Elegant
  • Competitive
  • Individualistic
🐐 Goat1931, 1943, 1955,
1967, 1979, 1991,
2003, 2015, 2027
  • Friendly
  • Emotional
  • Creative
  • Indecisive
  • Capricious
🐵 Monkey1932, 1944, 1956,
1968, 1980, 1992,
2004, 2016, 2028
  • Clever
  • Pragmatic
  • Magnetic
  • Versatile
  • Unscrupulous
🐔 Rooster1933, 1945, 1957,
1969, 1981, 1993,
2005, 2017, 2029
  • Insightful
  • Self-willed
  • Meticulous
  • Demanding
  • Uncompromising
🐶 Dog1934, 1946, 1958,
1970, 1982, 1994,
2006, 2018, 2030
  • Intuitive
  • Honest
  • Faithful
  • Territorial
  • Pessimistic
🐷 Pig1935, 1947, 1959,
1971, 1983, 1995,
2007, 2019, 2031
  • Sensual
  • Generous
  • Good-natured
  • Gluttonous
  • Fatalistic

To go further on this subject:
📅 Chinese horoscope

Chinese zodiac signs compatibility

Each zodiac sign of the Chinese horoscope is written in a chart of compatibility (but also a chart of opposition) with the other Chinese zodiac signs. Concerning love compatibility, there are 4 groups of 3 Chinese zodiac animals called compatibility triangles or affinity groups.

The 4 compatibility triangles of Chinese astrology

  1. Rat, Dragon, Monkey
  2. Ox, Snake, Rooster
  3. Tiger, Horse, Dog
  4. Rabbit, Goat, Pig

The role of Chinese zodiac signs in love and for the family


In China, in the period before a wedding, the families of the future spouses always take care to check the astral chart of the candidates to see if their couple can predict a successful, happy and prosperous marriage.

However, if this verification is done late and the couple is not compatible according to the precepts of Chinese astrology, it is always possible to restore balance and marital harmony by providing for the birth of a baby whose sign Chinese zodiac sign is compatible (or neutral) with both parents. Other remedies such as Feng Shui cures are also useful for energy rebalancing in case of acute opposition (eg a Rabbit / Rooster or Horse / Rat couple). What astrology signs are most compatible with libra compatibility.

Compatibility chart (love, marriage, child-parent relationships, friends)

Intrinsic element of the Chinese zodiac signs

In addition to your identifiable birth element thanks to the Chinese zodiac calculator on this page, also know that each zodiac animal of the Chinese lunar calendar has a main intrinsic element (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood), whose list for each sign is as follows:

What element is my Chinese zodiac sign?
ElementChinese zodiac sign
🌳WoodTiger, Rabbit
🔥FireSnake, Horse
🗿EarthOx, Dragon, Goat, Dog
🛠MetalMonkey, Rooster
💧WaterRat, Pig

To go further on this subject:
☯ 5 elements' meaning and effects on personality

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What is My Chinese Zodiac Sign?

The traditional Chinese fortune-telling is required people's birthday and birth time to build the birth chart before studying people's fortune. The Chinese Astrology Birth Chart contains four zodiac signs from the birth year, birth month, birthday and birth time. When people ask what your Chinese zodiac sign is, they mean the zodiac sign of the birth year.

Chinese Zodiac Sign For September

Many Chinese horoscope sites determine a person's Chinese Zodiac Sign by the birth year based on the Chinese New Year's Day. That means those sites tell people's Chinese zodiac animal sign and fortune by their birth year only. That is fine. The problem is that the traditional Chinese astrology birth chart doesn't use Chinese New Year's day to calculate the birth chart. In Chinese astrology, the first day of the year is the first day of the Tiger Month (Start of Spring), not Chinese New Year's Day. The Tiger Month starts around on February 4 every year. Chinese Lunar New Year falls between January 21 and February 20. That means people born in January and February might be told wrong Chinese zodiac signs from some Chinese horoscope sites.

The Chinese Lunar New Year Day is from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Date of Start of Spring is from the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar, which is a solar calendar. The 60 of Stem-Branch calendar cycle is the combination of 10 Yin-Yang Five Elements and 12 Zodiac Signs.

What Sign Am I In Chinese Astrology

If you find your Chinese Zodiac Sign is different from other Chinese Horoscope sites, then we have the answer for you, please read our Explanation of Your Chinese Zodiac Sign!