Chinese Animal Horoscope Signs

The Chinese Zodiac

Many people believe that there is a relationship between the year of birth and the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, which was originally created as a helpful method of keeping time similar to the Gregorian calendar. People take after the attributes of these various zodiacal animals depending upon the year they were born.

There are 6 contrasting pairs of symbolic animals which have opposite attributes which must be balanced, like yin and yang. This system governs the order of animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The start of the Chinese New Year is different every year and depends on the lunar cycle.

Discover what Chinese animal you are and read about your attributes and personality features below. Click on this link here to get your overview for 2017!

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image of the rat chinese horoscope

The Rat

Attribute: Wisdom

Saying: Wisdom without industriousness leads to triviality.

Personality Features: Generous, successful, popular, imaginative, curious.

Born in the Years:   Jan 24 1936 – Feb 10 1937 | Feb 10 1948 – Jan 28 1949 | Jan 28 1960 – Feb 14 1961 | Feb 15 1972 – Feb 2 1973 | Feb 2 1984 – Feb 19 1985 | Feb 19 1996 – Feb 6 1997 | Feb 7 2008 – Jan 25 2009

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The Ox

Attribute: Industriousness

Saying: Industriousness without wisdom leads to futility.

Personality Features: Confident, strong, honest, patient, conservative, traditional.

Born in the Years:  Feb 11, 1937 – Jan 30, 1938 | Jan 29, 1949 – Feb 16 1950 | Feb 15 – Feb 4 1962 | Feb 3 1973 – Jan 22 1974 | Feb 20 1985 – Feb 8 1986 | Feb 7 1997 – Jan 27 1998 | Jan 26 2009 – Feb 13 2010

image of the tiger chinese zodiac sign

The Tiger

Attribute: Valour

Saying: Valour without caution leads to recklessness.

Personality Features: Sensitive, active, tolerant, brave, resilient.

Born in the Years: Jan 31, 1938 – Feb 18, 1939 | Feb 17 1950 – Feb 5 1951 | Feb 5 1962 – Jan 24 1963 | Jan 23 1974 – Feb 10 1975 | Feb 9 1986 – Jan 28 1987 | Jan 28 1998 – Feb 15 1999 | Feb 14 2010 – Feb 2 2011

image of the rabbit chinese horoscope sign

The Rabbit

Attribute: Caution

Saying: Caution without valour leads to cowardice.

Personality Features: Affectionate, kind, gentle, merciful, compassionate.

Born in the Years: Feb 19, 1939 – Feb 7, 1940 | Feb 6 1951 – Jan 26 1952 | Jan 25 1963 – Feb 12 1964 | Feb 11 1975 – Jan 30 1976 | Jan 29 1987 – Feb 16 1988 | Feb 16 1999 – Feb 4 2000 | Feb 3 2011 – Jan 22 2012

image of the dragon chinese horoscope sign

The Dragon

Attribute: Strength

Saying: Strength without flexibility leads to fracture.

Personality Features: Enthusiastic, innovative, intelligent, lively, energetic.

Born in the Years: Feb 8, 1940 – Jan 26, 1941 | Jan 27 1952 – Feb 13 1953 | Feb 13 1964 – Feb 1 1965 | Jan 31 1976 – Feb 17 1977 | Feb 17 1988 – Feb 5 1989 | Feb 5 2000 – Jan 23 2001 | Jan 2 2012 – Feb 9 2013

image of the snake chinese horoscope sign

The Snake

Attribute: Flexibility

Saying: Flexibility without strength leads to compromise.

Personality Features: Charming, polite, intuitive, romantic, highly perceptive.

Born in the Years: Jan 27, 1941 – Feb 14, 1942 | Feb 14 1953 – Feb 2 1954 | Feb 2 1965 – Jan 20 1966 | Feb 18 1977 – Feb 6 1978 | Feb 6 1989 – Jan 26 1990 | Jan 24 2001 – Feb 11 2002 | Feb 10 2013 – Jan 30 2014

image of the horse chinese horoscope sign

The Horse

Attribute: Forging ahead

Saying: Forging ahead without unity leads to abandonment.

Personality Features: Diligent, clever, friendly, sophisticated, talented.

Born in the Years: Feb 15, 1942 – Feb 3, 1943 | Feb 3 1954 – Jan 23 1955 | Jan 21 1966 – Feb 8 1967 | Feb 7 1978 – Jan 27 1979 | Jan 27 1990 – Feb 14 1991 | Feb 12 2002 – Jan 31 2003 | Jan 31 2014 – Feb 18 2015

image of the sheep goat chinese horoscope

The Sheep/Goat

Attribute: Unity

Saying: Unity without forging ahead leads to stagnation.

Personality Features: Artistic, kind, calm, reserved, happy.

Born in the Years: Feb 4, 1943 – Jan 24, 1944 | Jan 24 1955 – Feb 11 1956 | Feb 9 1967 – Jan 29 1968 | Jan 28 1979 – Feb 15 1980 | Feb 15 1991 – Feb 3 1992 | Feb 1 2003 – Jan 21 2004 | Feb 19 2015 – Feb 7 2016

The Monkey

Attribute: Changeability

Saying: Changeability without being constant leads to foolishness.

Personality Features: Witty, lively, curious, flexible, humorous.

Born in the Years: Jan 25, 1944 – Feb 12, 1945 | Feb 12 1956 – Jan 30 1957 | Jan 30 1968 – Feb 16 1969 | Feb 16 1980 – Feb 4 1981 | Feb 4 1992 – Jan 22 1993 | Jan 22 2004 – Feb 8 2005 | Feb 8 2016 – Jan 27 2017

image of the rooster chinese horoscope sign

The Rooster

Attribute: Being constant

Saying: Being constant without changeability leads to woodenness.

Personality Features: Shrewd, honest, punctual, communicative, motivated.

Born in the Years: Feb 13, 1945 – Jan 31, 1946 | Jan 31 1957 – Feb 17 1958 | Feb 17 1969 – Feb 5 1970 | Feb 5 1981 – Jan 24 1982 | Jan 23 1993 – Feb 9 1994 | Feb 9 2005 – Jan 28 2006 | Jan 28 2017 – Feb 15 2018

The Dog

Attribute: Fidelity

Saying: Fidelity without amiability leads to rejection.

Personality Features: Loyal, big hearted, honest, responsible, courageous.

Born in the Years: Feb 1, 1946 – Jan 21, 1947 | Feb 18 1958 – Feb 8 1959 | Feb 6 1970 – Jan 26 1971 | Jan 25 1982 – Feb 12 1983 | Feb 10 1994 – Jan 30 1995 | Jan 29 2006 – Feb 17 2007 | Feb 16 2018- Feb 4 2019

image of the pig chinese horoscope sign

The Pig

Attribute: Amiability

Saying: Amiability without fidelity leads to immorality.

Personality Features: Sincere, tolerant, optimistic, hard-working, honest.

Born in the Years: Jan 22, 1947 – Feb 9, 1948 | Feb 8 1959 – Jan 27 1960 | Jan 27 1971 – Feb 14 1972 | Feb 13 1983 – Feb 1 1984 | Jan 31 1995 – Feb 18 1996 | Feb 18 2007 – Feb 6 2008 | Feb 5 2019 – Jan 24 2020