Chinese Zodiac Calculator

Chinese Zodiac Calculator

The Chinese Zodiac is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar and it has a 12-year cycle. Not sure what your Chinese Zodiac sign is? The below zodiac calculator and zodiac years chart will help you find your Chinese zodiac animal. 

Chinese Zodiac Calculator

Now find your own zodiac sign according to your birth year/month/day below.
 

Birth Year

1948-1971

Birth Year

1972-1995

Zodiac

Animal

Birth Year

1996-2019

Birth Year

2020-2043

Feb 10 1948–Jan 28 1949

Feb 15 1972–Feb 02 1973

Rat

Feb 19 1996–Feb 06 1997

Jan 25 2020–Feb. 11 2021

Jan 29 1949–Feb 16 1950

Feb 03 1973–Jan 22 1974

Ox

Feb 07 1997–Jan 27 1998

Feb 12 2021–Jan 31 2022

Feb 17 1950–Feb 05 1951

Jan 23 1974–Feb 10 1975

Tiger

Jan 28 1998–Feb 15 1999

Feb 01 2022–Jan 21 2023

Feb 06 1951–Jan 26 1952

Feb 11 1975–Jan 30 1976

Rabbit

Feb 16 1999–Feb 04 2000

Jan 22 2023–Feb 09 2024

Jan 27 1952–Feb 13 1953

Jan 31 1976–Feb 17 1977

Dragon

Feb 05 2000–Jan 23 2001

Feb 10 2024–Jan 28 2025

Feb 14 1953–Feb 02 1954

Feb 18 1977–Feb 06 1978

Snake

Jan 24 2001–Feb 11 2002

Jan 29 2025–Feb 16 2026

Feb 03 1954–Jan 23 1955

Feb 07 1978–Jan 27 1979

Horse

Feb 12 2002–Jan 31 2003

Feb 17 2026–Feb 05 2027

Jan 24 1955–Feb 11 1956

Jan 28 1979–Feb 15 1980

Sheep

Feb 01 2003–Jan 21 2004

Feb 06 2027–Jan 25 2028

Feb 12 1956–Jan 30 1957

Feb 16 1980–Feb 04 1981

Monkey

Jan 22 2004–Feb 08 2005

Jan 26 2028–Feb 12 2029

Jan 31 1957–Feb 17 1958

Feb 05 1981–Jan 24 1982

Rooster

Feb 09 2005–Jan 28 2006

Feb 13 2029–Feb 02 2030

Feb 18 1958–Feb 07 1959

Jan 25 1982–Feb 12 1983

Dog

Jan 29 2006–Feb 17 2007

Feb 03 2030–Jan 22 2031

Feb 08 1959–Jan 27 1960

Feb 13 1983–Feb 01 1984

Pig

Feb 18 2007–Feb 06 2008

Jan 23 2031–Feb 10 2032

Jan 28 1960–Feb 14 1961

Feb 02 1984–Feb 19 1985

Rat

Feb 07 2008–Jan 25 2009

Feb 11 2032–Jan 30 2033

Feb 15 1961–Feb 04 1962

Feb 20 1985–Feb 08 1986

Ox

Jan 26 2009–Feb 13 2010

Jan 31 2033–Feb 18 2034

Feb 05 1962–Jan 24 1963

Feb 09 1986–Jan 28 1987

Tiger

Feb 14 2010–Feb 02 2011

Feb 19 2034–Feb 07 2035

Jan 25 1963–Feb 12 1964

Jan 29 1987–Feb 16 1988

Rabbit

Feb 03 2011–Jan 22 2012

Feb 08 2035–Jan 27 2036

Feb 13 1964–Feb 01 1965

Feb 17 1988–Feb 05 1989

Dragon

Jan 23 2012–Feb 09 2013

Jan 28 2036–Feb 14 2037

Feb 02 1965–Jan 20 1966

Feb 06 1989–Jan 26 1990

Snake

Feb 10 2013–Jan 30 2014

Feb 15 2037–Feb 03 2038

Jan 21 1966–Feb 08 1967

Jan 27 1990–Feb 14 1991

Horse

Jan 31 2014–Feb 18 2015

Feb 04 2038–Jan 23 2039

Feb 09 1967–Jan 29 1968

Feb 15 1991–Feb 03 1992

Sheep

Feb 19 2015–Feb 07 2016

Jan 24 2039–Feb 11 2040

Jan 30 1968–Feb 16 1969

Feb 04 1992–Jan 22 1993

Monkey

Feb 08 2016–Jan 27 2017

Feb 12 2040–Jan 31 2041

Feb 17 1969–Feb 05 1970

Jan 23 1993– Feb 09 1994

Rooster

Jan 28 2017–Feb 15 2018

Feb 01 2041–Jan 21 2042

Feb 06 1970–Jan 26 1971

Feb 10 1994–Jan 30 1995

Dog

Feb 16 2018–Feb 04 2019

Jan 22 2042–Feb 09 2043

Jan 27 1971–Feb 14 1972

Jan 31 1995–Feb 18 1996

Pig

Feb 05 2019–Jan 24 2020

Feb 10 2043–Jan 29 2044


 

Calculating Methods of the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac is a set of symbols used in the calendar year and it's a part of the ancient astronomical calendar, too. It has become a commonly accepted lunar calendar. Yet how to calculate the zodiac year remains a dispute. The following discussion will introduce two main viewpoints related to the Chinese zodiac calculation.


Method 1: A New Zodiac Sign Starts with Lichun
About half of the Chinese people insist that a new zodiac sign should start with Lichun (one of the 24 Solar Terms) instead of beginning with "the Spring Festival". They provide several reasons for this.

(1) The Chinese lunar calendar has been used since Han dynasty, and the traditional Spring Festival refers to "Lichun", which is the first of the Twenty-four Solar Terms. This theory has been circulated for thousands of years, forming an integral part of Chinese traditional culture.


(2) The date and time (shichen) for Lichun was exactly figured up by calendar scholars based on the rotation and revolution of the earth and it has accurate scientific basis. 

(3) The fundamental cycle rule for Lichun is 365 days while the rule for the Spring Festival is varied from years, short to 354 days and long to 384 days. 

(4) The Chinese almanac, as well as the traditional folklore, such as numerology and divination all regard “Lichun” as the basis of the zodiac.


Method 2: A New Zodiac Animal Begins with “Chuyi” (the first day of January in Chinese lunar calendar)
Another half of the Chinese people think that a new zodiac animal should begin with “Chuxi”. Their opinions are listed below. 

1. In the 2nd year of the Republic of China (1913), an official document stipulated that the Spring Festival begins on the first day of the first month in Chinese lunar calendar.

2. Some experts in folklore, eg. Zhao Shu, the chairman of Beijing folk association supports this theory. In his opinion, Lichun is a solar term, which is used by ancient Chinese to carry out agricultural production services. But it’s not the starting point of a year. It is possible to start early in the spring, or at the end of the year, even we cannot find this solar term in some years. However, the Spring festival, which is traditionally used for a living timing, represents the boundary between two years, so it should certainly be the start of a new zodiac year.


Method 3: Calculate Zodiac Mathematically
How to calculate your zodiac animal sign mathematically? Firstly, you should remember the zodiac animal chart below . Then divide your year of birth by 12 and read the remainder. If the number of your birth year can be divided with no remainder, then take the remainder as zero, i.e. your zodiac sign is monkey. Other remainders correspond to the animal signs in the chart.
 

0-monkey

1-rooster

2-dog

3-pig

4-rat

5-ox

6-tiger

7-rabbit

8-dragon

9-snake

10-horse

11-sheep


Here are some examples for your reference.
 

Donald Trump was born in 1946. 

1946/12=162 with remainder 2.

So his zodiac sign is dog.

Audrey Hepburn was born in 1929.

1929/12=160 with remainder 9.

So her zodiac sign is snake.

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