The Chinese Zodiac is based off of birth years. Similar to astrology, it follows a cycle of twelve.
To figure out your Chinese Zodiac, look at your birth year. You can go backwards or forwards by subtracting or adding twelve. The Chinese New Year falls at the end of January or February, so you may want to keep that in mind!
Born: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926…
Tigers are brave, passionate, and optimistic. Born leaders, they are always up for an adventure or challenge. When it comes to their opinions, they are bold and expressive. Conflict does not scare them, as they are highly opinionated and stick up for their beliefs. Very ambitious, they fight for what they want and do not give up easily. Their weaknesses include cockiness and stubbornness — believing that they are always right. Tigers are rebellious and do not blend in with society. While fierce and fiery, they also have a very fun and playful side to them.
Born: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927…
Rabbits are elegant, graceful, and self-disciplined. They may come across as meek and quiet due to their high guard. They do not trust others easily. With high awareness for their surroundings, they are constantly on alert. Rabbits strongly value high social status, and sometimes may come across as vein or shallow. But these are very generous and benevolent souls with sharp minds and witty banter. It’s amazing how many tasks they are able to complete while making it look completely effortless.
Born: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928…
Dragons are fierce, determined, and independent. They have a lot of creative energy — however they may have difficulty following through on their ideas. Dragons have a forceful and powerful energy which makes them super confident with great leadership skills. This makes them very magnetic people. They are not afraid to fight for what they want. Rather impulsive, at times they lack willpower and may give up easily. Overall, these are faithful and charming souls who make friends very easily, but tend to prefer keeping to themselves.
Born: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929…
Snakes are calm, modest, and intelligent. While many perceive “snakes” to be evil and scary, ancient Chinese tradition sees these animals as highly respectable — which is exactly what people born under this year are. Extremely patient, snakes take their time to observe their surroundings and think deeply before taking action. Rarely acting on impulse or emotion, these are incredibly logical and rational souls. This makes them smart, dignified, and honorable. At times they may seem cunning or coldhearted, but they extremely loyal towards those they care about.
Born: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930…
Horses are cheerful, excitable, and ambitious. Popular and sociable, horses tend to get along with everyone and make friends very easily. Very expressive, they wear their hearts on their sleeves — you can tell what they’re feeling just by looking at them. They are optimistic and joyful people who look at the bright side of life. Highly energetic, they have a lot of dreams and goals that they hope to accomplish. Their weakness is that they can suffer from too much confidence and stubborn determinism. Overall, these are pleasant souls.
Born: 2027, 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931…
Also known as “sheep” or “ram,” they are kind, considerate, and patient. Always thinking of others, goats are very sweet and sympathetic. They may be prone to pessimism, as their naive and over-giving tendencies can lead them to being taken advantage of. Other weaknesses include being overly hesitant or impractical. Goats have a lot of persistence which allows them to push through difficult obstacles without ever giving up. Their aura is gentle and calming.
Born: 2028, 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920…
Monkeys are smart, energetic, and silly. They have sharp minds and quick wit. Alongside, they have a really great sense of humor and enjoy making others laugh. However, they can be overly rambunctious and sometimes their jokes can be very twisted and immature. It’s nearly impossible to outsmart a monkey, as they are always one step ahead of the game. They have a lot of courage and bravery with high ambition to go very far in life. They are born for success.
Born: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921…
Roosters are confident, humorous, and organized. They make great leaders with their strong sense of independence; they have passionate visions that they believe in and would like to share with the rest of the world. Punctuality, cleanliness, and tidiness is important for them. They like to plan ahead, follow schedules, and keep routine. At the same time, they also know how to let loose and have fun when the time is right. Roosters have both a silly side and a serious side. They may be prone to cockiness and arrogance.
Born: 2030, 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922
Dogs are loyal, protective, and dependable. They take their role in life very seriously, making them responsible and honest people. Sensitive to criticism, they can be overly emotional and become offended very easily. Their guards are held high and it takes a lot to earn their trust. Dogs can be conservative and shy, weary of strangers, and overly defensive. Pleasing their loved ones brings great satisfaction. In contrary, disappointing others is their greatest fear. These souls are brave and lively.
Born: 2031, 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923
Pigs are sweet, friendly, and diligent. They keep their promises and have a lot of sincerity. Often putting others first, they have a lot of sympathy and understanding towards others. Always willing to help out, they like to make people happy. Their weakness is that they can be overindulgent and prone to overeating or overspending. They can also be taken advantage of or easily influenced by others if they are not careful. They like to have fun and be silly, but they also take their responsibilities very seriously.
Born: 2032, 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924
Rats are observant, humble, and witty. With high awareness for their surroundings, they are quick processes who absorb everything speedily. They prefer to sit in the background rather than stand in the spotlight. Strong intelligence, their mental powers are impressive. Conversations with them are clever and witty. Their weakness is their lack of bravery, as they are hesitant to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Overall, they are positive people with bright minds.
Born: 2033, 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1935, 1923
Oxen are dedicated, reliable, and hard-working. While they make be slow-moving, they take things step by step and eventually accomplish great things in life. Their persistence pushes them far, but can also get in the way as it leads to stubbornness. They are very sweet and friendly people who wish to avoid conflict and confrontation. Quiet and humble, they keep to themselves and never brag about their incredible strengths. They are thrifty and conservative with their hard-earned cash.
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