Chinese Horoscope Calculator


Each year is assigned an animal according to a 12 animal zodiac cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

In addition to the 12 animal zodiac, there’s a cycle of ten heavenly stems composed of the five elements Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water in their alternating yin and yang forms. Together, they form a cycle of 60 that begins with Yang Wood Rat and ends with Yin Water Boar.

The last cycle began in 1996 and it ends 2016.

you can take the calculator above if you are born from the months of February to November, or take the year of your birth from the lists below.

How to work out your Chinese Animal sign/Zodiac

In Buddhism, legend says that Buddha summoned all of the animals of the earth to come to him, only twelve animals came to greet him. To honor or remember the animals that came to him, he named a year after each of them. The years were given to them in the order they had arrived: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

If you are born in the winter solstice between December the 22th until Februar the 4th you belong to the following year. For example, someone born on 28th December 1978 might think be a Horse in the Chinese animal sign but in fact the energy of the year has renewed at winter solstice and now become the Sheep/Goat 1979 in the Chinese animal language. You don’t take the New Year Spring Festival dates in February. Here are the animals for each year (they repeat after 12 years):
Rat : 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 
 Ox : 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
 Tiger : 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
 Rabbit : 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
 Dragon : 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
 Snake : 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 
 Horse : 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
 Sheep/Goat :1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Monkey : 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
 Rooster : 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
 Dog : 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
 Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

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