📅 Chinese zodiac, 12 animal Signs, Calendar, Calculator, Meaning, App - Among the 12 animals of Chinese astrology, what's my Chinese zodiac sign and element?

Discover 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.

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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).

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

The relationships between elements (and totem 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 4 February.

By Karma Weather - 24 June 2015

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

The Chinese zodiac calendar and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

The Chinese zodiac calendar and the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

Calendar of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac and their Chinese element, from 1936 to 2031

🐭 Rat Horoscope

Years of the Rat (Mouse)
Year of the Fire Rat:
24/01/1936 to 10/02/1937
Year of the Earth Rat:
10/02/1948 to 28/01/1949
Year of the Metal Rat:
28/01/1960 to 14/02/1961
Year of the Water Rat:
15/02/1972 to 02/02/1973
Year of the Wood Rat:
02/02/1984 to 19/02/1985
Year of the Fire Rat:
19/02/1996 to 06/02/1997
Year of the Earth Rat:
07/02/2008 to 25/01/2009
Year of the Metal Rat:
25/01/2020 to 11/02/2021

🐮 Ox Horoscope

Years of the Ox (Buffalo, Bull)
Year of the Fire Ox:
11/02/1937 to 30/01/1938
Year of the Earth Ox:
29/01/1949 to 16/02/1950
Year of the Metal Ox:
15/02/1961 to 04/02/1962
Year of the Water Ox:
03/02/1973 to 22/01/1974
Year of the Wood Ox:
20/02/1985 to 08/02/1986
Year of the Fire Ox:
07/02/1997 to 27/01/1998
Year of the Earth Ox:
26/01/2009 to 13/02/2010
Year of the Metal Ox:
12/02/2021 to 31/01/2022

🐯 Tiger Horoscope

Years of the Tiger
Year of the Earth Tiger:
31/01/1938 to 18/02/1939
Year of the Metal Tiger:
17/02/1950 to 05/02/1951
Year of the Water Tiger:
05/02/1962 to 25/01/1963
Year of the Wood Tiger:
23/01/1974 to 10/02/1975
Year of the Fire Tiger:
09/02/1986 to 28/01/1987
Year of the Earth Tiger:
28/01/1998 to 15/02/1999
Year of the Metal Tiger:
14/02/2010 to 02/02/2011
Year of the Water Tiger:
01/02/2022 to 21/01/2023

🐰 Rabbit Horoscope

Years of the Rabbit (Hare, Cat)
Year of the Earth Rabbit:
19/02/1939 to 07/02/1940
Year of the Metal Rabbit:
06/02/1951 to 26/01/1952
Year of the Water Rabbit:
25/01/1963 to 12/02/1964
Year of the Wood Rabbit:
11/02/1975 to 30/01/1976
Year of the Fire Rabbit:
29/01/1987 to 16/02/1988
Year of the Earth Rabbit:
16/02/1999 to 04/02/2000
Year of the Metal Rabbit:
03/02/2011 to 22/01/2012
Year of the Water Rabbit:
22/01/2023 to 09/02/2024

🐲 Dragon Horoscope

Years of the Dragon
Year of the Metal Dragon:
08/02/1940 to 26/01/1941
Year of the Water Dragon:
27/01/1952 to 13/02/1953
Year of the Wood Dragon:
13/02/1964 to 01/02/1965
Year of the Fire Dragon:
31/01/1976 to 17/02/1977
Year of the Earth Dragon:
17/02/1988 to 05/02/1989
Year of the Metal Dragon:
05/02/2000 to 23/01/2001
Year of the Water Dragon:
23/01/2012 to 09/02/2013
Year of the Wood Dragon:
10/02/2024 to 29/01/2025

🐍 Snake Horoscope

Years of the Snake
Year of the Metal Snake:
27/01/1941 to 14/02/1942
Year of the Water Snake:
14/02/1953 to 02/02/1954
Year of the Wood Snake:
02/02/1965 to 20/02/1966
Year of the Fire Snake:
18/02/1977 to 06/02/1978
Year of the Earth Snake:
06/02/1989 to 26/01/1990
Year of the Metal Snake:
24/01/2001 to 11/02/2002
Year of the Water Snake:
10/02/2013 to 30/01/2014
Year of the Wood Snake:
29/01/2025 to 16/02/2026

🐎 Horse Horoscope

Years of the Horse
Year of the Water Horse:
15/02/1942 to 04/02/1943
Year of the Wood Horse:
03/02/1954 to 23/01/1955
Year of the Fire Horse:
21/01/1966 to 08/02/1967
Year of the Earth Horse:
07/02/1978 to 27/01/1979
Year of the Metal Horse:
27/01/1990 to 14/02/1991
Year of the Water Horse:
12/02/2002 to 31/01/2003
Year of the Wood Horse:
31/01/2014 to 18/02/2015
Year of the Fire Horse:
17/02/2026 to 05/02/2027

🐑 Goat Horoscope

Years of the Goat (Sheep)
Year of the Water Goat:
05/02/1943 to 24/01/1944
Year of the Wood Goat:
24/01/1955 to 11/02/1956
Year of the Fire Goat:
09/02/1967 to 29/01/1968
Year of the Earth Goat:
28/01/1979 to 15/02/1980
Year of the Metal Goat:
15/02/1991 to 03/02/1992
Year of the Water Goat:
01/02/2003 to 21/01/2004
Year of the Wood Goat:
19/02/2015 to 07/02/2016
Year of the Fire Goat:
06/02/2027 to 25/02/2028

🐵 Monkey Horoscope

Years of the Monkey
Year of the Wood Monkey:
25/01/1944 to 12/02/1945
Year of the Fire Monkey:
12/02/1956 to 30/01/1957
Year of the Earth Monkey:
30/01/1968 to 16/02/1969
Year of the Metal Monkey:
16/02/1980 to 04/02/1981
Year of the Water Monkey:
04/02/1992 to 22/01/1993
Year of the Wood Monkey:
22/01/2004 to 08/02/2005
Year of the Fire Monkey:
08/02/2016 to 27/01/2017
Year of the Earth Monkey:
26/01/2028 to 12/02/2029

🐔 Rooster Horoscope

Years of the Rooster
Year of the Wood Rooster:
13/02/1945 to 01/02/1946
Year of the Fire Rooster:
31/01/1957 to 17/02/1958
Year of the Earth Rooster:
17/02/1969 to 05/02/1970
Year of the Metal Rooster:
05/02/1981 to 24/01/1982
Year of the Water Rooster:
23/01/1993 to 09/02/1994
Year of the Wood Rooster:
09/02/2005 to 28/01/2006
Year of the Fire Rooster:
28/01/2017 to 15/02/2018
Year of the Earth Rooster:
13/02/2029 to 02/02/2030

🐶 Dog Horoscope

Years of the Dog
Year of the Fire Dog:
02/02/1946 to 21/01/1947
Year of the Earth Dog:
18/02/1958 to 07/02/1959
Year of the Metal Dog:
06/02/1970 to 28/01/1971
Year of the Water Dog:
25/01/1982 to 12/02/1983
Year of the Wood Dog:
10/02/1994 to 30/01/1995
Year of the Fire Dog:
29/01/2006 to 17/02/2007
Year of the Earth Dog:
16/02/2018 to 04/02/2019
Year of the Metal Dog:
03/02/2030 to 22/01/2031

🐷 Pig Horoscope

Years of the Pig (Boar)
Year of the Fire Pig:
22/01/1947 to 09/02/1948
Year of the Earth Pig:
08/02/1959 to 27/01/1960
Year of the Metal Pig:
27/01/1971 to 14/02/1972
Year of the Water Pig:
13/02/1983 to 01/02/1984
Year of the Wood Pig:
31/01/1995 to 18/02/1996
Year of the Fire Pig:
18/02/2007 to 06/02/2008
Year of the Earth Pig:
05/02/2019 to 23/01/2020
Year of the Metal Pig:
23/01/2031 to 10/02/2032

Monthly Chinese calendar 2017 and 2018

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

Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

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

Year of the Earth Dog 2018

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

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.

11:00pm - 12:59pm
Hour of the Rat

1:00am - 2:59am
Hour of the Ox (Buffalo)

3:00am - 4:59am
Hour of the Tiger

5:00am - 6:59am
Hour of the Rabbit (Hare, Cat)

7:00am - 8:59am
Hour of the Dragon

9:00am - 10:59am
Hour of the Snake

11:00am - 12:59pm
Hour of the Horse

1:00pm - 2:59pm
Hour of the Goat (Sheep)

3:00pm - 4:59pm
Hour of the Monkey

5:00pm - 6:59pm
Hour of the Rooster (Chicken)

7:00pm - 8:59pm
Hour of the Dog

9:00pm - 10:59pm
Hour of the Pig (Boar)

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