12 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Year of the Rat
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The Rat: Lucky and Resourceful

Unlike western astrology's 12 monthly signs, Chinese astrology dedicates a full year to each 12 Chinese Zodiac sign animals. Find your birth year and animal, and learn some of the major characteristics associated with it. Keep in mind that the lunar new year occurs between January 21 to February 20, and that can affect which sign people born in these months fall under.

The Rat, pictured left, is lucky and resourceful. It matches years: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008.

Year of the Ox
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The Ox: Noble and Dependable

Birth years: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Year of the Tiger
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The Tiger: Magnetic Yet Volatile

Birth years: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Year of the Rabbit

The Rabbit: Selfless yet Unsure

Birth years: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Year of the Dragon
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The Dragon: Charismatic, Lucky

Birth years: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Year of the Snake

The Snake: Intuitive, Thoughtful

Birth years: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Year of the Horse
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The Horse: Sensual and Free

Birth years: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Year of the Ram
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The Ram: Simplistic, Dreamer

Birth years: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Year of the Monkey
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The Monkey: Humorous, Reckless

Birth years: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Year of the Rooster
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The Rooster: Practical, Vain

Birth years: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Year of the Dog
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The Dog: Loyal but Moody

Birth years: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Year of the Pig
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The Pig: Polite and Generous

Birth years: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Now that you know which Chinese Zodiac sign you belong to, visit What Are the Horoscope Sign Dates to find out what your western zodiac sign is.

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12 Chinese Zodiac Signs