Chinese Zodiac Year


How to Determine Your Chinese Zodiac Year 

The Chinese zodiac is different than the zodiac in the western world. The traditional western zodiac is on a 12-month cycle, with the 12 ruling birth signs corresponding to the 12 months of the traditional Gregorian calendar.  The Chinese Zodiac, however, runs on a twelve-year, rather than a twelve-month cycle.  Each of the Chinese Zodiac signs rules a full calendar year.  The other major difference is that the Chinese zodiac is based on the traditional Chinese calendar and not the western calendar.  Because the Chinese New Year begins anywhere from late-January to mid-February, those whose birthdates fall within January or February are affected by the difference in calendar cycles.  The following chart depicts the Chinese zodiac animals and their corresponding years from 1930 – 2017.  

Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese Zodiac Animal

1930

1930-01-29

Horse (1930-01-29—1931-02-16)

1931

1931-02-17

Goat (1931-02-17—1932-02-05)

1932

1932-02-06

Monkey (1932-02-06—1933-01-25)

1933

1933-01-26

Rooster (1933-01-26—1934-02-13)

1934

1934-02-14

Dog (1934-02-14—1935-02-03)

1935

1935-02-04

Pig (1935-02-04—1936-01-23)

1936

1936-01-24

Rat (1936-01-24—1937-02-10)

1937

1937-02-11

Ox (1937-02-11—1938-01-30)

1938

1938-01-31

Tiger (1938-01-31—1939-02-18)

1939

1939-02-19

Rabbit (1939-02-19—1940-02-07)

1940

1940-02-08

Dragon (1940-02-08—1941-01-26)

1941

1941-01-27

Snake (1941-01-27—1942-02-14)

1942

1942-02-15

Horse (1942-02-15—1943-02-03)

1943

1943-02-04

Goat (1943-02-04—1944-01-24)

1944

1944-01-25

Monkey (1944-01-25—1945-02-12)

1945

1945-02-13

Rooster (1945-02-13—1946-01-31)

1946

1946-02-01

Dog (1946-02-01—1947-01-21)

1947

1947-01-22

Pig (1947-01-22—1948-02-09)

1948

1948-02-10

Rat (1948-02-10—1949-01-28)

1949

1949-01-29

Ox (1949-01-29—1950-02-16)

1950

1950-02-17

Tiger (1950-02-17—1951-02-05)

1951

1951-02-06

Rabbit (1951-02-06—1952-01-26)

1952

1952-01-27

Dragon (1952-01-27—1953-02-13)

1953

1953-02-14

Snake (1953-02-14—1954-02-02)

1954

1954-02-03

Horse (1954-02-03—1955-01-23)

1955

1955-01-24

Goat (1955-01-24—1956-02-11)

1956

1956-02-12

Monkey (1956-02-12—1957-01-30)

1957

1957-01-31

Rooster (1957-01-31—1958-02-17)

1958

1958-02-18

Dog (1958-02-18—1959-02-07)

1959

1959-02-08

Pig (1959-02-08—1960-01-27)

1960

1960-01-28

Rat (1960-01-28—1961-02-14)

1961

1961-02-15

Ox (1961-02-15—1962-02-04)

1962

1962-02-05

Tiger (1962-02-05—1963-01-24)

1963

1963-01-25

Rabbit (1963-01-25—1964-02-12)

1964

1964-02-13

Dragon (1964-02-13—1965-02-01)

1965

1965-02-02

Snake (1965-02-02—1966-01-20)

1966

1966-01-21

Horse (1966-01-21—1967-02-08)

1967

1967-02-09

Goat (1967-02-09—1968-01-29)

1968

1968-01-30

Monkey (1968-01-30—1969-02-16)

1969

1969-02-17

Rooster (1969-02-17—1970-02-05)

1970

1970-02-06

Dog (1970-02-06—1971-01-26)

1971

1971-01-27

Pig (1971-01-27—1972-02-14)

1972

1972-02-15

Rat (1972-02-15—1973-02-02)

1973

1973-02-03

Ox (1973-02-03—1974-01-22)

1974

1974-01-23

Tiger (1974-01-23—1975-02-10)

1975

1975-02-11

Rabbit (1975-02-11—1976-01-30)

1976

1976-01-31

Dragon (1976-01-31—1977-02-17)

1977

1977-02-18

Snake (1977-02-18—1978-02-06)

1978

1978-02-07

Horse (1978-02-07—1979-01-27)

1979

1979-01-28

Goat (1979-01-28—1980-02-15)

1980

1980-02-16

Monkey (1980-02-16—1981-02-04)

1981

1981-02-05

Rooster (1981-02-05—1982-01-24)

1982

1982-01-25

Dog (1982-01-25—1983-02-12)

1983

1983-02-13

Pig (1983-02-13—1984-02-01)

1984

1984-02-02

Rat (1984-02-02—1985-02-19)

1985

1985-02-20

Ox (1985-02-20—1986-02-08)

1986

1986-02-09

Tiger (1986-02-09—1987-01-28)

1987

1987-01-29

Rabbit (1987-01-29—1988-02-16)

1988

1988-02-17

Dragon (1988-02-17—1989-02-05)

1989

1989-02-06

Snake (1989-02-06—1990-01-26)

1990

1990-01-27

Horse (1990-01-27—1991-02-14)

1991

1991-02-15

Goat (1991-02-15—1992-02-03)

1992

1992-02-04

Monkey (1992-02-04—1993-01-22)

1993

1993-01-23

Rooster (1993-01-23—1994-02-09)

1994

1994-02-10

Dog (1994-02-10—1995-01-30)

1995

1995-01-31

Pig (1995-01-31—1996-02-18)

1996

1996-02-19

Rat (1996-02-19—1997-02-06)

1997

1997-02-07

Ox (1997-02-07—1998-01-27)

1998

1998-01-28

Tiger (1998-01-28—1999-02-15)

1999

1999-02-16

Rabbit (1999-02-16—2000-02-04)

2000

2000-02-05

Dragon (2000-02-05—2001-01-23)

2001

2001-01-24

Snake (2001-01-24—2002-02-11)

2002

2002-02-12

Horse (2002-02-12—2003-01-31)

2003

2003-02-01

Goat (2003-02-01—2004-01-21)

2004

2004-01-22

Monkey (2004-01-22—2005-02-08)

2005

2005-02-09

Rooster (2005-02-09—2006-01-28)

2006

2006-01-29

Dog (2006-01-29—2007-02-17)

2007

2007-02-18

Pig (2007-02-18—2008-02-06)

2008

2008-02-07

Rat (2008-02-07—2009-01-25)

2009

2009-01-26

Ox (2009-01-26—2010-02-13)

2010

2010-02-14

Tiger (2010-02-14—2011-02-02)

2011

2011-02-03

Rabbit (2011-02-03—2012-01-22)

2012

2012-01-23

Dragon (2012-01-23—2013-02-09)

2013

2013-02-10

Snake (2013-02-10—2014-01-30)

2014

2014-01-31

Horse (2014-01-31—2015-02-18)

2015

2015-02-19

Goat (2015-02-19—2016-02-07)

2016

2016-02-08

Monkey (2016-02-08—2017-01-27)

2017

2017-01-28

Rooster (2017-01-28—2018-02-15)