For all who believe in it, the ordinary zodiac sign says yes already a lot about the person – but how is it actually with the Chinese zodiac sign? The Chinese astrological system works a bit differently than our Western one: it is based on the lunar calendar and it has 12 zodiac signs that follow the Chinese New Year. The New Year’s date is calculated according to the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar and falls on a new moon between January 21 and February 21. For example, the year of the Earth Dog began on February 16, 2018 and lasts until February 4, 2019. On February 5, 2019, the year of the Earth Pig begins. Whoever was born in January or February (roughly speaking) still belongs to the star sign of the previous year (the exact dates can be found at the end of this article)! Elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth are also an important part of the Chinese horoscope (see the end of the article) and characterize the twelve Chinese zodiac signs.
What your Chinese zodiac signifies about you
Year of birth: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Your special feature: wisdom
The rat is the first sign in the Chinese cycle. They are highly intelligent contemporaries who can adapt well to their environment. In addition, you will like to discover something new – whether on an intellectual basis or in the physical sense. Through their mysterious side, they are generally coveted lover, but very picky in their own mate choice. Speaking of love, in this area, rats like to take risks and often make contact with new acquaintances. The problem: They find it difficult to explain their feelings and thoughts openly, because otherwise they are rather reserved, closed personalities.
Year of birth: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Your special feature: diligence
The ox has a great need to gain stability and safety, because he loves consistency and is hard to dissuade from his path anyway. How does he do that? By working very hard, being ambitious and having good relationships with others. You can count on an ox as a friend, because he is very loyal, patient and reliable – in return you have to cope with his stubbornness and uncompromising attitude. Cultivating traditions is also common practice for the ox.
Year of birth: 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Your special property: courage
Tigers are usually those who find themselves the “head” of a group, even though they did not intend to. They are just incredibly charismatic people who are very brave. Often, they also tend to excessive self-expression: this causes others to get a false, flattered impression of the person. On the other hand, their courage and openness help them to work for others. Another positive feature of the tiger: He is always honest.
Year of birth: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Your special feature: Caution
Rabbits are really like rabbits: peaceful, friendly and careful. They belong to the people who mediate conflicts diplomatically and listen to others empathetic and not judgmental. However, he does not like getting into conflicts or difficult situations, so he often takes the easier way. With a hare as a friend you have made a fortune – but be careful: rabbits are true heart people and take what they said very seriously, because their relationships with family and friends are really important to them.
Year of birth: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Your special feature: strength
As you might expect, when you hear the word “dragon”, dragons are very strong personalities who carry a lot of passion. They are self-confident and mysterious, outsiders find that either attractive or arrogant. They also love and use their freedom: they speak out when they bother something and are generally always honest. Their (almost) only drawback: They tend to become aggressive very quickly, for example, if they are influenced by the outside, because self-determination is one of their most valuable assets.
Year of birth: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Your special feature: flexibility
The snake is intuitive, calm and above all intelligent. She is a flexible being and yet she is good at organizing and making plans, which she then carries out. In addition, she is very materialistic, possessive and quickly jealous. In relationships, this can quickly become a problem, but do not worry, she is also very loyal and passionate. In general, the beating is known as a loner: She does not feel the need to discuss anything with her friends and does not like it when someone interferes in their affairs.
Year of birth: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Your special feature: Advance planning
Horses are super charismatic: they have a loud and bright nature, are always fun for everyone and are popular with just about everyone. In other words, if they are not fooling with other people, they tend to be quick-tempered and reckless. In this regard, many horses still need to learn to control themselves. Although it is often so self-centered, it can also be very compassionate and well-placed into others: this leads to great helpfulness. In addition, a horse would completely surrender to love when it matters.
Year of birth: 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Your special property: unity
Goats are very restrained beings: they are creative, compassionate, introverted and smart. They are all about aesthetics, because they not only value a well-groomed appearance, but also a beautiful environment. Unfortunately, her pessimistic thinking sometimes takes over and obscures her lovable nature. The goat feels most at ease in her own home and in nature, without the hustle and bustle. In her calm, relaxed manner, she always manages to make and maintain new contacts.
Year of birth: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Your special feature: adaptability
Monkeys are sought after companions: they are intelligent and manage to solve every problem. The mindset of a monkey is very versatile, tricky and sometimes absurd – but that’s exactly what makes it successful and is therefore often asked for advice. Boredom is a foreign word for him: The sign is constantly being developed in all areas of life, whether with books or informative discussions. Monkeys are fun for everyone – every now and then they can become quite unscrupulous: when there is an advantage for them to knock out, no one else is taken into consideration.
Year of birth: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Your special property: Constance
The rooster is a very extroverted, charismatic type, which appeals to some extremely attractive, but rather deters others. For him it is important to always be in the center – with his open and entertaining way he succeeds too. Her vanity is a quality that may bother others, but the cock is there because honesty is an important asset to him. Another very positive feature of the rooster is its loyalty.
Year of birth: 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Your special property: loyalty
The dog is another sign in the Chinese zodiac that is rather pessimistic. At the same time they have great human qualities: they are accommodating, generous, friendly and lovable. Once you’ve gained a dog’s trust, you can bet you’ve made a friend for life. He likes to stay in the familiar circle with the people who are important to him. The dog tends to be insecure and closed.
Year of birth: 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Your special feature: Kindness
Pigs have such lively, emphatic and good-nature personalities that sometimes even fatalities. They tend to say “yes” to everything and to believe all that has been said. Therefore, they also have the reputation to be naive – and use some of their companions. Honesty is important to him: a pig appreciates him when confronted with the unadorned truth and is very tolerant. The pig sprays peace and it works hard. Setbacks do not do him much, because he has enough strength to get up and keep going.
The dates of the Chinese annual change since 1970
Feb. 6, 1970: Metal Dog
Jan. 27, 1971: Metal Pig
Feb. 15, 1972: Water Rat
Feb. 3, 1973: Water Ox
Jan 23, 1974: Wood Tiger
Feb 11, 1975: Wood Bunny
31. Jan. 1976: Fire Dragon
Feb. 18, 1977: Fire Snake
Feb. 7, 1978: Earth Horse
Jan. 28, 1979: Earth Sheep
Feb 16, 1980: Metal Monkey
Feb. 5, 1981: Metal Cock
Jan. 25. 1982: Water Dog
Feb. 13, 1983: Water Pig
Feb. 2, 1984: Wood Rat
Feb. 20, 1985: Wood Ox
Feb. 9, 1986: Fire Tiger
Jan. 29, 1987: Fire Bunny
Feb. 17, 1988: Earth Dragon
Feb 6, 1989: Earth Snake
January 27, 1990: Metal Horse
Feb 15, 1991: Metal Sheep
Feb 4, 1992: Water Monkey
Jan 23, 1993: Water Cock
Feb 10, 1994: Wood Dog
Jan 31, 1995: Wood Pig
Feb 19, 1996: Fire Rat
7. Feb. 1997: Fire Ox
Jan. 28, 1998: Earth Tiger
Feb. 16, 1999: Earth Hare
Feb. 5, 2000: Metal Dragon
Jan 24, 2001: Metal Snake
Feb 12, 2002: Water Horse
Feb 1, 2003: Water Sheep
Jan 22, 2005: Wood Monkey
Feb 9, 2005: Wood Cock
Jan 29, 2006: Fire Dog
Feb 18, 2007: Fire Pig
Feb 7, 2008: Earth Rat
Jan 26, 2009: Earth Ox
Feb 14, 2010: Metal Tiger
Feb 3, 2011: Metal bunny
23 Jan 2012: Water Dragon
Feb 10, 2013: Water Snake
Jan 31, 2014: Wood Horse
Feb 19, 2015: Wood Sheep
Feb 8, 2016: Fire Monkey
Jan 28, 2017: Fire Cock
Feb 16, 2018: Earth Dog
5 Feb 2019: Earth Pig
Jan 25, 2020: Metal Rat
The Chinese elements describe the signs of the zodiac; The metal element stands for hardness, clout and risk-taking. The element of water, on the other hand, symbolizes emotions such as happiness and love. Wood, on the other hand, stands for friendliness and generosity. Born in the element Fire are active, dynamic and dominant. The element earth hung means high standards and a life in change.