Chinese Zodiac Calculator

This Chinese Zodiac Calculator tool will help you to find your Chinese zodiac sign as per birth year; By knowing your Chinese zodiac sign you can see your right Chinese horoscope. Below we have listed all the Chinese zodiac sign by name and associated years with short details which help you to better understand the meaning for each chinese zodiac sign.

Your Birth Year:
Rat Chinese Zodiac Sign
Rat: 1900 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008 2020
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People born under the rat zodiac sign are clever, charming, funny and sharp. They also make good friends and excel at team work. They are loyal to everyone they consider friend. They are highly compatible with dragon and monkey.

Ox Chinese Zodiac Sign
Ox: 1901 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009 2021
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The people born under the ox zodiac sign are strong and steady. They are hard working and absolutely goal oriented. They can also be timid and taciturn. Due to their inability to open up with others, they can also suffer through the consistent bouts of loneliness. They are highly compatible with snake and rooster.

Tiger Chinese Zodiac Sign
Tiger: 1902 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
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The people born under the Chinese zodiac sign of tiger are authoritative and self-possessed, just like tiger itself. They also demonstrate strong leadership qualities. These people are also moody and intense can pounce anytime.

Rabbit Chinese Zodiac Sign
Rabbit: 1903 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
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The people born under the Chinese zodiac sign of rabbit are sociable and love to spend time with family and friends. They're famous among their peers and are also compassionate and sincere. They are most compatible with goat and pig.

Dragon Chinese Zodiac Sign
Dragon: 1904 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
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Dragon represents power. In the ancient folklore, dragons were considered synonymous to Gods. The people born under the dragon zodiac sign are energetic, warm hearted, charismatic but also a bit egotistic. They have leadership qualities. They are compatible with monkey and rat.

Snake Chinese Zodiac Sign
Snake: 1905 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
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The people born under the snake zodiac sign are charming, good with money, analytical but also energetic. These people can sometimes be insecure and jealous. They are most compatible with rooster and ox.

Horse Chinese Zodiac Sign
Horse: 1906 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
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The people born under the horse zodiac sign are travelers at heart and they love to roam free. They are also energetic, self-reliant and enjoy traveling. They are also sharp witted and impatient. This sign is most compatible with dog or tiger.

Sheep Chinese Zodiac Sign
Sheep: 1907 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
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The people born under the zodiac sign of sheeps are introspective and like to be lost in their thoughts. They are also original, philosophers and thoughtful when dealing with others. This sign is most compatible with pig and rabbit.

Monkey Chinese Zodiac Sign
Monkey: 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004 2016
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The people born under the zodiac sign of monkey are bent on having fun. They are the absolute fun loving characters. These people are energetic, upbeat and also lack self-control. These people are highly compatible with rat and dragon.

Rooster Chinese Zodiac Sign
Rooster: 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005 2017
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The people born under the zodiac sign of rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward but also a bit conservative. These people are highly compatible with ox and snake.

Dog Chinese Zodiac Sign
Dog: 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006 2018
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The people born under the Chinese zodiac sign of dog are loyal, faithful and honest. They can also be a bit distrustful of others. This sign is most compatible with Tiger and Horse.

Pig Chinese Zodiac Sign
Pig: 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007 2019
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The people born under the Chinese zodiac sign of pig are good natured and amiable. They are also a bit perfectionist and tasteful. They enjoy finer things and are also good companions. They are most compatible with rabbit and goat.

Chinese Zodiac Sign Chart

Zodiac Animal Chinese Name Recent Years
Rat 鼠 (shǔ) 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
Ox 牛 (niú) 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
Tiger 虎 (hǔ) 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034
Rabbit 兔 (tù) 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035
Dragon 龙 (lóng) 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036
Snake 蛇 (shé) 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037
Horse 马 (mǎ) 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038
Sheep 羊 (yáng) 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039
Monkey 猴 (hóu) 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040
Rooster 鸡 (jī) 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041
Dog 狗 (gǒu) 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042
Pig 猪 (zhū) 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043

In ancient times, in order to tell the time, people divided a day into twelve 2-hour periods, and designated an animal to represent each period, according to each animal's “special time, according to an ancient mnemonic and common observations.

Zodiac animal Hours Mnemonic Observation
Rat 11pm-1am Rats forage most actively. The ancients heard them at this hour.
Ox 1-3am Oxen chew the cud most comfortably. People of old would get up and feed them at this time.
Tiger 3-5am Tigers hunt most ferociously. Chinese people long ago often hear them roaring at this time.
Rabbit 5-7am Rabbits pound the ground most fervently. Rabbits were seen to come out of their holes to eat grass with dew at dawn.
Dragon 7-9am Dragons hover most thickly. Morning mists, particularly coils around hills, made people think of dragons.
Snake 9-11am Snakes emerge most readily. Snakes come out to sun themselves as the morning sun warms the ground.
Horse 11am-1pm Horses stand most impressively. When the sun is strongest, only horses were seen standing, while most other animals would lie down to rest.
Goat 1-3pm Goats eat and urinate most frequently. This was reputedly the best time to herd goats, when the sun had dried the dew on the undergrowth.
Monkey 3-5pm Monkeys play most vigorously. Monkeys were seen and heard playing and calling in the trees at this time.
Rooster 5-7pm Roosters return to their coops most routinely. Roosters are routinely led back to their henhouses before sunset.
Dog 7-9pm Dogs guard most dutifully. People would take their dogs out to keep a watch at night before sleep.
Pig 9-11pm Pigs snuffle most sweetly. As they settled down to sleep, people heard pigs snouting their troughs.