Last Updated: December 23, 2020

What Chinese New Year animal are you?

The Chinese Zodiac is made up of twelve animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

The years of the calendar cycle through the twelve animals.

To determine your animal (zodiac) sign, enter your birthdate below:

Birthdate: mm/dd/yyyy

The Chinese Zodiac Animals

Unlike the Western zodiac, the Chinese zodiac is not tied to celestial constellations. Instead, it is tied to the the five elements (water, earth, wood, fire and metal), animal natures, and the cycle of time.

Symbol Sign Element Partners Characteristics
Rat Water Dragon, Monkey Hardworking, industrious and shrewd.

Charming and charismatic.

Ox Earth Snake, Rooster Dependable, patient and methodical.

Very detail focused, and often quiet.

Tiger Wood Horse, Dog Courageous, rebellious, passionate and generous.

Tolerant, staunch, and vigilant.

Rabbit Wood Goat, Pig Gracious, kind, sensitive and creative.

Artistic and fun-loving.

Dragon Earth Rat, Monkey Proud, noble of spirit and passionate.

Loyal to their friends.

Snake Fire Rooster, Ox Deep thinkers, intelligent, and mystical.

Good communicators, but secretive.

Horse Fire Dog, Tiger Warm hearted, helpful and kind.

Works hard to improve himself.

Goat, Sheep, or Ram Earth Pig, Rabbit Tender, kind and generous.

Quiet, but tends to have many friends.

Monkey Metal Dragon, Rat Lively, active and unrestrained.

Genuinely interested in helping others.

Rooster Metal Snake, Ox Honest, intelligent and talkative.

Passionate, but inconsistent.

Dog Earth Tiger, Horse Gentle, lovable and kind.

Loyal and courageous.

Pig Water Goat, Rabbit Honest, local and sincere.

Has high expectations of others.

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