12 Chinese Zodiac Signs

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.

The Ox: Noble and Dependable

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

The Tiger: Magnetic Yet Volatile

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

The Rabbit: Selfless yet Unsure

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

The Dragon: Charismatic, Lucky

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

The Snake: Intuitive, Thoughtful

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

The Horse: Sensual and Free

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

The Ram: Simplistic, Dreamer

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

The Monkey: Humorous, Reckless

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

The Rooster: Practical, Vain

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

The Dog: Loyal but Moody

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

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