Chinese horoscope

Chinese Horoscope

The Chinese Horoscope (Sheng Xiao) Chinese Signs of the Zodiac

The Chinese horoscope is based on a 12 year cycle with each (初一) Chinese New Year Day (based on the Lunisolar calendar) starting somewhere between the last week in January and the third week in February relating to an animal sign. The zodiac animal signs, as part of Chinese astrology, are connected to the Chinese Five Elements. The choice of twelve animals and their order in the table is based on Chinese folklore.

1: Rat (Zi)
2: Ox or Buffalo (Chou)
3: Tiger (Yin)

4: Rabbit or Hare (Mao)
5: Dragon (Chen)
6: Snake (Si)

7: Horse (Wu)
8: Goat or Sheep (Wei)
9: Monkey (Shen)

10: Rooster or Cock (You)
11: Dog (Xu)
12: Pig or Boar (Hai)


FAQ: What is my Chinese Zodiac Sign?

How to Find Your Chinese Animal Sign of the Zodiac…

Type your birth year into the [Filter table…] box (below left) to find your Chinese horoscope animal along with the personality traits and relationship matches with other animal signs. When a baby is born its animal sign is often used to reveal his or her character, fortune, ideal partners, lucky colors and so on. Chinese astrology, using animal signs, plays a very similar role to astrology in western culture using the signs of the zodiac. Each Chinese animal sign is associated with one of the five Chinese elements as follows:

Chinese Zodiac Animal SignsChinese 5 Elements (Wu Xing)
Monkey, RoosterMetal
Tiger, RabbitWood
Rat, PigWater
Snake, HorseFire
Ox, Dragon, Sheep, DogEarth

For example if you were born in 1958 you would be an Earth Dog.

ADDucation Tips: Click Chinese horoscope column headings with arrows to sort them. Click column headings with arrows to sort them. Click the + icon to show any hidden columns. Set your browser to full screen and zoom out to display as many columns as possible. Start typing in the Filter table box to find anything inside the table.

AnimalSignYear of BirthCharacter Strengths*Character Weaknesses*Romantic Best*Romantic Worst*Best of Friends*Opposite Sign*
Ratrat Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008clever, generous, confident, optimistic, loyal, romantic, passionate, diplomaticperfectionist, thrifty to stingy, jealous, domineering, vain, aggressive, envious, proudDragon, Monkey, OxRabbit, Goat, Horse, RoosterSnakeHorse
Oxox Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009hardworking, patient, discreet, consistent, persistent, reliable, realistic, virtuousstubborn, persistent, suspicious, choleric, haughty, closed, vindictiveRat, Snake, RoosterDragon, Horse, Goat, Dog, RabbitGoat
Tigertiger Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010sensitive, emotional, thoughtful, courageous, honest, success-oriented, brave, generous, strong leadershipimpatient, hesitant, suspicious, domineering, self-centered, irritable, indecisiveHorse, Dog, PigSnake, MonkeyGoatMonkey
Rabbit (Hare)
Rabbit Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011ambitious, talented, sociable, patient, kind with a sense for art, domestic, romantic, curiouspessimistic, uncertain, traditional, jealous, unpredictable, undisciplined, irascible, vainGoat, Dog, Rat, PigOx, Dragon, Rooster, HorseRooster
Dragon Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012reliable, honest, active, fair, articulate, optimistic, self- confident, persistent, courageousintolerant, impatient, petty, defiant, power-hungry, uncompromising, haughty, proudRat, Monkey, RoosterDog, Ox, Dragon, GoatDragon, PigDog
SnakeSnake Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013tolerant, helpful, witty, strong-minded, welcoming, understanding and responsibleselfish, thrifty, jealous, vain, critical, lacking internal harmony, unbalanced, proudRooster, OxTiger, Goat, PigRat, Horse, MonkeyPig
HorseHorse Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014open, talented, witty, cheerful, ambitious, optimistic, freedom-loving, active, adventurousimpatient, hot-tempered, selfish, sensitive, defiant, opportunisticTiger, Goat, DogRat, Ox, Rabbit, HorseSnakeRat
Goat (Sheep)
Goat Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015good-natured, artistic, creative, prudent, peaceful, persistent, loyal, open, gracious, diplomaticmoody, selfish, pessimistic, passive, jealous, sensitive, messy, smugRabbit, Horse, PigRat, Ox, Dog, DragonTigerOx
MonkeyMonkey Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016smart, flexible, resourceful, curious, relaxed, playful, tackling, generous, willing to compromisearrogant, sometimes snooty, intolerant, proud, selfish, quarrelsome, vain, talkativeDragon, RatTiger, Snake, PigSnake, MonkeyTiger
Rooster (Cock)
Rooster Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017thoughtful, talented, hardworking, sensitive, honest, organizing, eloquent, dutiful, loyaleccentric, easily stressed, aggressive, anxious, moody, cocky, proud, often lonersSnake, Ox, DragonRabbit, Chicken, Dog, RatRabbit
DogDog Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018loyal, honest, reliable, discreet, persuasive, selfless, generous, moral, idealistic, creativeconservative, nervous, eccentric, stubborn, selfish, critical, cynical, pessimisticHorse, Rabbit, TigerOx, Dragon, Goat, RoosterDragon
Pig (Boar)
Pig Chinese horoscope zodiac sign1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019determined, loyal, inquisitive, honest, kind, straightforward, passionate, sociable, activepedantic, naive, distrustful, fussy, helpless, anxious, clumsy, slow, sensitiveRabbit, Goat. TigerSnake, Monkey, PigPigSnake
* For detailed relationship compatibility use a Chinese Astrology compatibility calculator which will give you more detail. Although Opposite animal signs don’t usually agree with each other if the older yields to the younger a relationship can be fine. Some animal signs don’t have best friends. Best friends can sometimes be lovers.

Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Like all good stories, there are many variations. One of the most popular stories says the Jade Emperor (Heavenly Grandfather) called a meeting and decreed the years on the calendar would be named after the animals in the order they arrived at the meeting. In other variations the meeting was called by the Yellow Emperor, Buddha or god and in many variations the meeting was a race instead of a meeting. In some variations other animals, including a cat and an elephant are mentioned.

More ADDucation LifeStyle Related Lists:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

two × 3 =