Chinese Zodiac Signs
Discover your Chinese Zodiac Sign and what it reveals about you. Discover compatible and incompatible Chinese Zodiac signs. Get your lucky numbers. Learn about the legend of the 12 animal signs. Learn about character traits of the animal signs. Find out which celebrities share your sign.
12 Chinese Astrology Signs
The 12 Chinese Astrology Signs are based on a lunar year instead of solar year. There are 12 signs. Each sign is represented by a different animal (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Lamb, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig). Each Chinese animal sign is assigned to a year. They rotate through the animal signs. Unlike western astrology in which each sign gets roughly a month. Your sign is not based on the month that you were born but the year. The start and ending dates of each signs year varies from year to year. Each sign start on the Chinese New Year and ends on the eve of the next Chinese New Year.
Chinese Birth Year
Your Chinese birth year depends on what Chinese New Year that occurred before your birthday. Each Chinese New Year is associated with one of 12 animals. The animal associated with that Chinese New Year is your birth sign. The animal ruling the year of your birth exercises a profound influence on your life. It is thought that each Chinese Astrology Sign embodies its Animal's characteristics, as seen by Eastern eyes, in the people born that year.
Chinese Animal Sign
Your Chinese animal sign is influenced by the element that is assigned to that year. There are five elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth) that last for two years each. Each element has a Yin and Yang year. While the 12 Chinese astrology signs repeat every 12 years, your sign will not be repeated for 60 years. 2013 is the year of the Water Dragon and there will not be another year of the Water Dragon until 2073.
When determining compatibility or lucky number the focus is on your animal sign. To get started you will need to find your Chinese animal sign. Once you have done that, you can find compatible Chinese zodiac signs, lucky numbers, character traits of your Chinese zodiac sign, and even celebrities who share your sign.