Zodiac Calculator

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Based On Chinese Lunar Calendar

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Chinese animal sign (Shengxiao) follows the 12-year cycle defined by lunar calendar. Each year in the cycle is represented by one animal, and people’s sign is determined by their birth year. The cycle repeats every 12 years with the order like this: Rat, Ox,Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. For example, 2015 is a year of Sheep and 2016 is a Year of Monkey.

Click the animal signs on the following wheel to learn more about their basic facts including birth years, luck signs, and love matches.

Attention to People Born in January or February

There is a time gap in the year dates between lunar calendar and Gregorian calendar. Therefore, some people born in January or February of the Gregorian calendar may actually have the animal sign of the last year.

The exact date for Lunar New Year varies from 21 January and February 20.

Rat

Feb07,2008-Jan25,2009

Feb19,1996-Feb06,1997

Feb02,1984-Feb19,1985

Feb15,1972-Feb02,1973

Ox

Jan26,2009-Feb13,2010

Feb07,1997-Jan27,1998

Feb20,1985-Feb08,1986

Feb03,1973-Jan22,1974

Tiger

Feb14,2010-Feb02,2011

Jan28,1998-Feb15,1999

Feb09,1986-Jan28,1987

Jan23,1974-Feb10,1975

Rabbit

Feb03,2011-Jan22,2012

Feb16,1999-Feb04,2000

Jan29,1987-Feb16,1988

Feb11,1975-Jan30,1976

Dragon

Jan23,2012-Feb09,2013

Feb05,2000-Jan23,2001

Feb17,1988-Feb05,1989

Jan31,1976-Feb17,1977

Snake

Feb10,2013-Jan30,2014

Jan24,2001-Feb11,2002

Feb06,1989-Jan26,1990

Feb18,1977-Feb06,1978

Horse

Jan31,2014-Feb18,2015

Feb12,2002-Jan31,2003

Jan27,1990-Feb14,1991

Feb07,1978-Jan27,1979

Sheep

Feb19,2015-Feb07,2016

Feb01,2003-Jan21,2004

Feb15,1991-Feb03,1992

Jan28,1979-Feb15,1980

Monkey

Jan22,2004-Feb08,2005

Feb04,1992-Jan22,1993

Feb16,1980-Feb04,1981

Jan30,1968-Feb16,1969

Rooster

Feb09,2005-Jan28,2006

Jan23,1993-Feb09,1994

Feb05,1981-Jan24,1982

Feb17,1969-Feb05,1970

Dog

Jan29,2006-Feb17,2007

Feb10,1994-Jan30,1995

Jan25,1982-Feb12,1983

Feb06,1970-Jan26,1971

Pig

Feb18,2007-Feb06,2008

Jan31,1995-Feb18,1996

Feb13,1983-Feb01,1984

Jan27,1971-Feb14,1972

The Two Dividing Methods for the Zodiac Year

The most common-seen method depends on Chinese New Year, which is considered as the division of two animal years. When a lunar year comes to an end, the animal will shift to next one. Chinese people’s animal signs are marked by this method.

The other method is calculated on solar calendar. In China, one year can be divided into 24 solar terms, which are used to indicate the climate change and guide the schedule of farming work. The Lichun term (Start of Spring) comes first, which falls on February 4 or 5. Passing that day, a new animal year starts.

Nowadays, the zodiac defined by lunar New Year’s Day is rooted in Chinese astrology culture, which is widely used in lucky date selection and love compatibility tests. If you have got your sign through the calculator, discover more about your Love Compatibility.

How to calculate your animal sign mathematically?

Divide your year of birth by 12 and read about the remainder. If the number of the year can be divided with no remainder, take the remainder as zero. Each remainder corresponds to an animal sign.

0: Monkey 1: Rooster 2: Dog 3: Pig
4: Rat 5: Ox 6: Tiger 7: Rabbit
8: Dragon 9: Snake 10: Horse 11: Sheep

Take birth in 1968.
1968/12=164 (no remainder)
No remainder equals to 0, which indicates Monkey sign.
So 1968 is in Monkey sign.

Take birth in 1961.
1961/12=163 with remainder 5
5 corresponds to Ox, so 1961 gets the Ox sign.

 

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