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YIN and Yang represent the origin of life in Ancient Chinese philosophy. It is a polar opposite energy with commonalities that feed off each other to support energy and generate a new one. The two fundamental opposite energies: Yin and Yang coexist in the zodiac. Among the twelve zodiac signs, six of them are Yin and the other six are Yang. Learn about the YIN – YANG compatibility and discover fascinating astrological facts about your zodiac sign and your relationship with other people, be it friendship or romantic relationship.

  • Each of the twelve signs is associated with one of the twelve Earthly Branches, while also having their fixed element. The order of the animals is determined by the Chinese Yin-Yang theory, with those having an even number of digits on their paw/foot/hand being Yin animals, and the ones with an odd number of digits being Yang animals.
  • Yin Yang: Yin The Ox builds plans and ideas on resolute reasons. People under this Chinese zodiac are steadfast, dependable, honest, and compassionate. They are very family-oriented, conservative, and faithful. They achieve success after lots of patience and hard work.

Yin and Yang literally means “shadow and light”, and Yin-Yang Dualism has been used in Chinese philosophy to describe the interactions between two forces.


Represents the dark side of everything.
Characterized as: cold, wet, negative and passive.
Associated with: water, earth, the moon, femininity, and night time.


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Represents the light side of everything.
Characterized as: hot, dry, positive, and aggressive.
Associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity, and daytime.

Yin and Yang ties into the Japanese Zodiac by assigning a Yin and a Yang force to each of the five earthy elements, resulting in ten possible combinations. The Japanese names for Yin and Yang are:

Yang: 陽(“you” in romaji)
Yin: 陰(”in” in romaji)

Determining if your birth year is Yin or Yang

If the last digit of the year you were born in is odd (i.e. 1,3,5,7,9), you are a Yin. If even (i.e. 0,2,4,6,8), then you are a Yang.

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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.

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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, by KarmaWeather
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.

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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).

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

Intrinsic element of the Chinese zodiac signs

Will modi become pm again astrology. 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:

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What element is my Chinese zodiac sign? by KarmaWeather
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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