The Chinese zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle. Each year is calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar and starts in late January or early February (depending on the year).
For each year, there is an animal that rules – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. These animals have an influence on the personality of those born in that year.
It is said that your Chinese zodiac animal reveals character traits or aspects about your personality in a similar way to how western astrology works. It is said that “This animal hides in your heart.”
Find your Chinese zodiac animal below.
1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044, 2056, 2068, 2080, 2092
Rats are considered to be people with a charming personality. They are quite generous when it comes to relationships; especially the ones that are important to them. They can have a short temper too, but generally, they are at ease when they are in the company of people they love.
They are quite popular within their posse. They possess intellectual abilities that provide them unique ideas time after time. They are capable of seeing opportunities that others cannot which is why they are called opportunists. They can often get caught up in too many commitments because of this though. When it comes to both business and love, Rats are quite passionate.
1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045, 2057, 2069, 2081, 2093
People born in the year of the Ox have the personality just like on Ox. They are strong and they can face difficult circumstances and handle the situations with confidence. They are responsible, capable and methodical.
The Ox can occasionally be demanding and arrogant. They defend their interest with a fierce loyalty and determination. They are practical and because of this, their personal life may be more stable than passionate or exciting. This doesn’t mean that the Ox is not affectionate – they are. They are also faithful to their loved ones. The Ox is organized and extends a sense of duty that is commendable and to be honored.
1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046, 2058, 2070, 2082, 2094
Tigers are very sensitive to buy yet tuned in to their emotions. They feel deeply and are extremely loving. Because of this, Tigers have to work on finding a balance between their need for love, their competitive spirit and their strong desire to dominate and be in control.When it comes to commitment to relationships, they are quite passionate, and they always expect the same in return. On the other hand, many Tigers engage in a sort of self-protection and keep themselves independent from that love too.