📅 The Chinese zodiac - 12 Animal Signs: Calendar, Calculator app, Origin, Meaning and Chart. Chinese horoscope's time, date and years

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.

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 2017 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.

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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.

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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

🐭 Rat Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat

Years of the Rat (Mouse)
Year of the Wood Rat:
05/02/1924 - 24/01/1925
Year of the Fire Rat:
24/01/1936 - 10/02/1937
Year of the Earth Rat:
10/02/1948 - 28/01/1949
Year of the Metal Rat:
28/01/1960 - 14/02/1961
Year of the Water Rat:
15/02/1972 - 02/02/1973
Year of the Wood Rat:
02/02/1984 - 19/02/1985
Year of the Fire Rat:
19/02/1996 - 06/02/1997
Year of the Earth Rat:
07/02/2008 - 25/01/2009
Year of the Metal Rat:
25/01/2020 - 11/02/2021

🐮 Ox Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Ox

Years of the Ox (Buffalo, Bull)
Year of the Wood Ox:
25/01/1925 - 12/02/1926
Year of the Fire Ox:
11/02/1937 - 30/01/1938
Year of the Earth Ox:
29/01/1949 - 16/02/1950
Year of the Metal Ox:
15/02/1961 - 04/02/1962
Year of the Water Ox:
03/02/1973 - 22/01/1974
Year of the Wood Ox:
20/02/1985 - 08/02/1986
Year of the Fire Ox:
07/02/1997 - 27/01/1998
Year of the Earth Ox:
26/01/2009 - 13/02/2010
Year of the Metal Ox:
12/02/2021 - 31/01/2022

🐯 Tiger Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger

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

🐰 Rabbit Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Rabbit

Years of the Rabbit (Hare, Cat)
Year of the Fire Rabbit:
02/02/1927 - 22/01/1928
Year of the Earth Rabbit:
19/02/1939 - 07/02/1940
Year of the Metal Rabbit:
06/02/1951 - 26/01/1952
Year of the Water Rabbit:
25/01/1963 - 12/02/1964
Year of the Wood Rabbit:
11/02/1975 - 30/01/1976
Year of the Fire Rabbit:
29/01/1987 - 16/02/1988
Year of the Earth Rabbit:
16/02/1999 - 04/02/2000
Year of the Metal Rabbit:
03/02/2011 - 22/01/2012
Year of the Water Rabbit:
22/01/2023 - 09/02/2024

🐲 Dragon Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon

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

🐍 Snake Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake

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

🐎 Horse Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse

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

🐑 Goat Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Goat

Years of the Goat (Sheep)
Year of the Metal Goat:
17/02/1931 - 05/02/1932
Year of the Water Goat:
05/02/1943 - 24/01/1944
Year of the Wood Goat:
24/01/1955 - 11/02/1956
Year of the Fire Goat:
09/02/1967 - 29/01/1968
Year of the Earth Goat:
28/01/1979 - 15/02/1980
Year of the Metal Goat:
15/02/1991 - 03/02/1992
Year of the Water Goat:
01/02/2003 - 21/01/2004
Year of the Wood Goat:
19/02/2015 - 07/02/2016
Year of the Fire Goat:
06/02/2027 - 25/02/2028

🐵 Monkey Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Monkey

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

🐔 Rooster Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Rooster

Years of the Rooster (Chicken)
Year of the Metal Rooster:
08/02/1921 - 27/01/1922
Year of the Water Rooster:
26/01/1933 - 13/02/1934
Year of the Wood Rooster:
13/02/1945 - 01/02/1946
Year of the Fire Rooster:
31/01/1957 - 17/02/1958
Year of the Earth Rooster:
17/02/1969 - 05/02/1970
Year of the Metal Rooster:
05/02/1981 - 24/01/1982
Year of the Water Rooster:
23/01/1993 - 09/02/1994
Year of the Wood Rooster:
09/02/2005 - 28/01/2006
Year of the Fire Rooster:
28/01/2017 - 15/02/2018
Year of the Earth Rooster:
13/02/2029 - 02/02/2030

🐶 Dog Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Dog

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

🐷 Pig Horoscope
Chinese zodiac sign of the Pig

Years of the Pig (Boar)
Year of the Water Pig:
16/02/1923 - 04/02/1924
Year of the Wood Pig:
04/02/1935 - 23/01/1936
Year of the Fire Pig:
22/01/1947 - 09/02/1948
Year of the Earth Pig:
08/02/1959 - 27/01/1960
Year of the Metal Pig:
27/01/1971 - 14/02/1972
Year of the Water Pig:
13/02/1983 - 01/02/1984
Year of the Wood Pig:
31/01/1995 - 18/02/1996
Year of the Fire Pig:
18/02/2007 - 06/02/2008
Year of the Earth Pig:
05/02/2019 - 23/01/2020
Year of the Metal Pig:
23/01/2031 - 10/02/2032

Monthly Chinese calendar 2017, 2018 and 2019

Chinese zodiac animal and element for each month in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 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 - 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 (doubled 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

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

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 Months
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's 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.

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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