📅 The Chinese zodiac - 12 Animal Signs of the Chinese horoscope: Calendar, Calculator, times and New Year's dates

Chinese horoscope - Among the 12 animals of Chinese astrology, what's my Chinese zodiac sign and element?

Discover below with our free calculator what's your Chinese zodiac animal, Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog or Pig, the element of your birth year according to the Chinese Lunar calendar, the monthly Chinese calendar of 2017 and 2018, and the Chinese hour of your birth.

The 12 Chinese zodiac animals

Each of the 12 animals (or signs) of the Chinese zodiac are 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).

☯ Full Chinese horoscope 2018 for all 12 Chinese zodiac signs

Every year, every month, every day and every hour are directly associated with a Chinese zodiac animal and a corresponding element. Each of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs also possess their own embedded set of elements.

The relationships between elements (and the Chinese zodiac animals) are mainly linked to creation, filiation and destruction cycles.

🔥 The 5 elements of Chinese astrology

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The Chinese calendar

The Chinese calendar is based on the cycles of the Moon, while the Western calendar (or Gregorian calendar) is a solar calendar.

As such, the Chinese lunar years have 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.

While Lunar New Year's Day, used in Chinese astrology and to determine your Chinese zodiac sign, changes every year, remember that this is not the case of the Luo Shu square system traditionally used in Feng Shui. The astrological year of this 9 years cycle system, always begins on February 4.

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The 5 elements - Chart of the creation, filiation (green arrows) and destruction cycle (red arrows) of the 5 elements of Chinese astrology

Chinese zodiac calendar chart - The 12 Chinese zodiac signs displayed according to their year of birth from 1944 until 2017 and the Yin / Yang polarity of each animal of Chinese astrology #KarmaWeather

Chinese zodiac calendar chart - The 12 Chinese zodiac signs displayed according to their year of birth from 1944 until 2017 and the Yin / Yang polarity of each animal of Chinese astrology #KarmaWeather

Calendar of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac and their Chinese element, from 1920 to 2031

🐭 Years of the Rat

Rat's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1924 05/02/1924 - 24/01/1925 Wood Rat's Year
1936 24/01/1936 - 10/02/1937 Fire Rat's Year
1948 10/02/1948 - 28/01/1949 Earth Rat's Year
1960 28/01/1960 - 14/02/1961 Metal Rat's Year
1972 15/02/1972 - 02/02/1973 Water Rat's Year
1984 02/02/1984 - 19/02/1985 Wood Rat's Year
1996 19/02/1996 - 06/02/1997 Fire Rat's Year
2008 07/02/2008 - 25/01/2009 Earth Rat's Year
2020 25/01/2020 - 11/02/2021 Metal Rat's Year

🐮 Years of the Ox (Buffalo)

Ox's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1925 25/01/1925 - 12/02/1926 Wood Ox's Year
1937 11/02/1937 - 30/01/1938 Fire Ox's Year
1949 29/01/1949 - 16/02/1950 Earth Ox's Year
1961 15/02/1961 - 04/02/1962 Metal Ox's Year
1973 03/02/1973 - 22/01/1974 Water Ox's Year
1985 20/02/1985 - 08/02/1986 Wood Ox's Year
1997 07/02/1997 - 27/01/1998 Fire Ox's Year
2009 26/01/2009 - 13/02/2010 Earth Ox's Year
2021 12/02/2021 - 31/01/2022 Metal Ox's Year

🐯 Years of the Tiger

Tiger's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1926 13/02/1926 - 01/02/1927 Fire Tiger's Year
1938 31/01/1938 - 18/02/1939 Earth Tiger's Year
1950 17/02/1950 - 05/02/1951 Metal Tiger's Year
1962 05/02/1962 - 25/01/1963 Water Tiger's Year
1974 23/01/1974 - 10/02/1975 Wood Tiger's Year
1986 09/02/1986 - 28/01/1987 Fire Tiger's Year
1998 28/01/1998 - 15/02/1999 Earth Tiger's Year
2010 14/02/2010 - 02/02/2011 Metal Tiger's Year
2022 01/02/2022 - 21/01/2023 Water Tiger's Year

🐰 Years of the Rabbit (Hare, Cat)

Rabbit's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1927 02/02/1927 - 22/01/1928 Fire Rabbit's Year
1939 19/02/1939 - 07/02/1940 Earth Rabbit's Year
1951 06/02/1951 - 26/01/1952 Metal Rabbit's Year
1963 25/01/1963 - 12/02/1964 Water Rabbit's Year
1975 11/02/1975 - 30/01/1976 Wood Rabbit's Year
1987 29/01/1987 - 16/02/1988 Fire Rabbit's Year
1999 16/02/1999 - 04/02/2000 Earth Rabbit's Year
2011 03/02/2011 - 22/01/2012 Metal Rabbit's Year
2023 22/01/2023 - 09/02/2024 Water Rabbit's Year

🐲 Years of the Dragon

Dragon's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1928 23/01/1928 - 09/02/1929 Earth Dragon's Year
1940 08/02/1940 - 26/01/1941 Metal Dragon's Year
1952 27/01/1952 - 13/02/1953 Water Dragon's Year
1964 13/02/1964 - 01/02/1965 Wood Dragon's Year
1976 31/01/1976 - 17/02/1977 Fire Dragon's Year
1988 17/02/1988 - 05/02/1989 Earth Dragon's Year
2000 05/02/2000 - 23/01/2001 Metal Dragon's Year
2012 23/01/2012 - 09/02/2013 Water Dragon's Year
2024 10/02/2024 - 29/01/2025 Wood Dragon's Year

🐍 Years of the Snake

Snake's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1929 10/02/1929 - 09/01/1930 Earth Snake's Year
1941 27/01/1941 - 14/02/1942 Metal Snake's Year
1953 14/02/1953 - 02/02/1954 Water Snake's Year
1965 02/02/1965 - 20/02/1966 Wood Snake's Year
1977 18/02/1977 - 06/02/1978 Fire Snake's Year
1989 06/02/1989 - 26/01/1990 Earth Snake's Year
2001 24/01/2001 - 11/02/2002 Metal Snake's Year
2013 10/02/2013 - 30/01/2014 Water Snake's Year
2025 29/01/2025 - 16/02/2026 Wood Snake's Year

🐴 Years of the Horse

Horse's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1930 10/01/1930 - 16/02/1931 Metal Horse's Year
1942 15/02/1942 - 04/02/1943 Water Horse's Year
1954 03/02/1954 - 23/01/1955 Wood Horse's Year
1966 21/01/1966 - 08/02/1967 Fire Horse's Year
1978 07/02/1978 - 27/01/1979 Earth Horse's Year
1990 27/01/1990 - 14/02/1991 Metal Horse's Year
2002 12/02/2002 - 31/01/2003 Water Horse's Year
2014 31/01/2014 - 18/02/2015 Wood Horse's Year
2026 17/02/2026 - 05/02/2027 Fire Horse's Year

🐐 Years of the Goat (Sheep)

Goat's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1931 17/02/1931 - 05/02/1932 Metal Goat's Year
1943 05/02/1943 - 24/01/1944 Water Goat's Year
1955 24/01/1955 - 11/02/1956 Wood Goat's Year
1967 09/02/1967 - 29/01/1968 Fire Goat's Year
1979 28/01/1979 - 15/02/1980 Earth Goat's Year
1991 15/02/1991 - 03/02/1992 Metal Goat's Year
2003 01/02/2003 - 21/01/2004 Water Goat's Year
2015 19/02/2015 - 07/02/2016 Wood Goat's Year
2027 06/02/2027 - 25/02/2028 Fire Goat's Year

🐵 Years of the Monkey

Monkey's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1920 20/02/1920 - 07/02/1921 Metal Monkey's Year
1932 06/02/1932 - 25/01/1933 Water Monkey's Year
1944 25/01/1944 - 12/02/1945 Wood Monkey's Year
1956 12/02/1956 - 30/01/1957 Fire Monkey's Year
1968 30/01/1968 - 16/02/1969 Earth Monkey's Year
1980 16/02/1980 - 04/02/1981 Metal Monkey's Year
1992 04/02/1992 - 22/01/1993 Water Monkey's Year
2004 22/01/2004 - 08/02/2005 Wood Monkey's Year
2016 08/02/2016 - 27/01/2017 Fire Monkey's Year
2028 26/01/2028 - 12/02/2029 Earth Monkey's Year

🐔 Years of the Rooster (Chicken)

Rooster's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1921 08/02/1921 - 27/01/1922 Metal Rooster's Year
1933 26/01/1933 - 13/02/1934 Water Rooster's Year
1945 13/02/1945 - 01/02/1946 Wood Rooster's Year
1957 31/01/1957 - 17/02/1958 Fire Rooster's Year
1969 17/02/1969 - 05/02/1970 Earth Rooster's Year
1981 05/02/1981 - 24/01/1982 Metal Rooster's Year
1993 23/01/1993 - 09/02/1994 Water Rooster's Year
2005 09/02/2005 - 28/01/2006 Wood Rooster's Year
2017 28/01/2017 - 15/02/2018 Fire Rooster's Year
2029 13/02/2029 - 02/02/2030 Earth Rooster's Year

🐶 Years of the Dog

Dog's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1922 28/01/1922 - 15/02/1923 Water Dog's Year
1934 14/02/1934 - 03/02/1935 Wood Dog's Year
1946 02/02/1946 - 21/01/1947 Fire Dog's Year
1958 18/02/1958 - 07/02/1959 Earth Dog's Year
1970 06/02/1970 - 28/01/1971 Metal Dog's Year
1982 25/01/1982 - 12/02/1983 Water Dog's Year
1994 10/02/1994 - 30/01/1995 Wood Dog's Year
2006 29/01/2006 - 17/02/2007 Fire Dog's Year
2018 16/02/2018 - 04/02/2019 Earth Dog's Year
2030 03/02/2030 - 22/01/2031 Metal Dog's Year

🐷 Years of the Pig (Boar)

Pig's horoscope

Year Date Element, Chinese Year
1923 16/02/1923 - 04/02/1924 Water Pig's Year
1935 04/02/1935 - 23/01/1936 Wood Pig's Year
1947 22/01/1947 - 09/02/1948 Fire Pig's Year
1959 08/02/1959 - 27/01/1960 Earth Pig's Year
1971 27/01/1971 - 14/02/1972 Metal Pig's Year
1983 13/02/1983 - 01/02/1984 Water Pig's Year
1995 31/01/1995 - 18/02/1996 Wood Pig's Year
2007 18/02/2007 - 06/02/2008 Fire Pig's Year
2019 05/02/2019 - 23/01/2020 Earth Pig's Year
2031 23/01/2031 - 10/02/2032 Metal Pig's Year

Monthly Chinese calendar 2017, 2018 and 2019

Chinese zodiac animal and element for each month in 2017, 2018 and 2019. All periods are Chinese calendar's monthly dates translated into Gregorian dates, just like the yearly dates above.

🐔 Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

Chinese horoscope 2017

Date Chinese Month
26/02/2017
27/03/2017
Water Rabbit Month
28/03/2017
25/04/2017
Wood Dragon Month
26/04/2017
25/05/2017
Wood Snake Month
26/05/2017
23/06/2017
Fire Horse Month
24/06/2017
22/07/2017
Fire Goat Month
23/07/2017
21/08/2017
Fire Goat Month*
22/08/2017
19/09/2017
Earth Monkey Month
20/09/2017
19/10/2017
Earth Rooster Month
20/10/2017
17/11/2017
Metal Dog Month
18/11/2017
17/12/2017
Metal Pig Month
18/12/2017
16/01/2018
Water Rat Month
17/01/2018
15/02/2018
Water Ox Month

🐶 Year of the Earth Dog 2018

Chinese horoscope 2018

Date Chinese Month
16/02/2018
16/03/2018
Wood Tiger Month
17/03/2018
15/04/2018
Wood Rabbit Month
16/04/2018
14/05/2018
Fire Dragon Month
15/05/2018
13/06/2018
Fire Snake Month
14/06/2018
12/07/2018
Earth Horse Month
13/07/2018
10/08/2018
Earth Goat Month
11/08/2018
09/09/2018
Metal Monkey Month
10/09/2018
08/10/2018
Metal Rooster Month
09/10/2018
07/11/2018
Water Dog Month
08/11/2018
06/12/2018
Water Pig Month
07/12/2018
05/01/2019
Wood Rat Month
06/01/2019
04/02/2019
Wood Ox Month

🐷 Year of the Earth Pig 2019

Chinese horoscope 2019

Date Chinese Month
05/02/2019
05/03/2019
Fire Tiger Month
06/03/2019
04/04/2019
Fire Rabbit Month
05/04/2019
04/05/2019
Earth Dragon Month
05/05/2019
02/06/2019
Earth Snake Month
03/06/2019
02/07/2019
Metal Horse Month
03/7/2019
31/07/2019
Metal Goat Month
01/08/2019
29/08/2019
Water Monkey Month
30/08/2019
28/09/2019
Water Rooster Month
29/09/2019
27/10/2019
Wood Dog Month
28/11/2019
25/11/2019
Wood Pig Month
26/11/2018
25/12/2019
Fire Rat Month
26/12/2019
24/01/2020
Fire Ox Month

* In Chinese astrology, doubled months (or intercalary months) are inserted into the Chinese lunar calendar approximately every 3 years. It's a calculation system whose purpose is to readjust the writing of the calendar, due to the lag caused by the fractional numbers of days that exist for each lunation (whose average duration is 29.530588 days), in relation to the fractional number of days found for a full year (365,2422 days), and with the number of lunations that exist in a year (from 12 to 13 lunations).

Chinese calendar hours

Discover the Chinese zodiac sign and element of your hour of birth.
You can use the local time of your birth to define the Chinese sign of your hour of birth:

Chinese Zodiac Hour Time Sign's stable element Sign's polarity
Hour of the Rat 11:00 pm - 00:59 am Water Yang
Hour of the Ox (Buffalo) 1:00 am - 2:59 am Earth Yin
Hour of the Tiger 3:00 am - 4:59 am Wood Yang
Hour of the Rabbit (Hare, Cat) 5:00 am - 6:59 am Wood Yin
Hour of the Dragon 7:00 am - 8:59 am Earth Yang
Hour of the Snake 9:00 am - 10:59 am Fire Yin
Hour of the Horse 11:00 am - 12:59 pm Fire Yang
Hour of the Goat (Sheep) 01:00 pm - 2:59 pm Earth Yin
Hour of the Monkey 03:00 pm - 4:59 pm Metal Yang
Hour of the Rooster (Chicken) 05:00 pm - 6:59 pm Metal Yin
Hour of the Dog 07:00 pm - 8:59 pm Earth Yang
Hour of the Pig (Boar) 09:00 pm - 10:59 pm Water Yin
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