Chinese Zodiac Symbols & Years

 

 The Sheng xiao (生肖) better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a cycle of 12 years. It has wide currency in various East Asian countries besides mainland China and Taiwan.

Year  
1984–2043  
Rat Feb 02, 1984 – Feb 19, 1985
Ox Feb 20, 1985 – Feb 08, 1986
Tiger Feb 09, 1986 – Jan 28, 1987
Rabbit Jan 29, 1987 – Feb 16, 1988
Dragon Feb 17, 1988 – Feb 05, 1989
Snake Feb 06, 1989 – Jan 26, 1990
Horse Jan 27, 1990 – Feb 14, 1991
Sheep Feb 15, 1991 – Feb 03, 1992
Monkey Feb 04, 1992 – Jan 22, 1993
Rooster Jan 23, 1993 – Feb 09, 1994
Dog Feb 10, 1994 – Jan 30 1995
Boar Jan 31, 1995 – Feb 18, 1996
Rat Feb 19, 1996 – Feb 06, 1997
Ox Feb 07, 1997 – Jan 27, 1998
Tiger Jan 28, 1998 – Feb 15, 1999
Rabbit Feb 16, 1999 – Feb 04, 2000
Dragon Feb 05, 2000 – Jan 23, 2001
Snake Jan 24, 2001 – Feb 11, 2002
Horse Feb 12, 2002 – Jan 31, 2003
Sheep Feb 01, 2003 – Jan 21, 2004
Monkey Jan 22, 2004 – Feb 08, 2005
Rooster Feb 09, 2005 – Jan 28, 2006
Dog Jan 29, 2006 – Feb 17, 2007
Boar Feb 18, 2007 – Feb 06, 2008
Rat Feb 07, 2008 – Jan 25, 2009
Ox Jan 26, 2009 – Feb 13, 2010
Tiger Feb 14, 2010 – Feb 02, 2011
Rabbit Feb 03, 2011 – Jan 22, 2012
Dragon Jan 23, 2012 – Feb 09, 2013
Snake Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30 2014
Horse Jan 31, 2014 – Feb 18, 2015
Sheep Feb 19, 2015 – Feb 07, 2016
Monkey Feb 08, 2016 – Jan 27, 2017
Rooster Jan 28, 2017 – Feb 18, 2018
Dog Feb 19, 2018 – Feb 04, 2019
Boar Feb 05, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020
Rat Jan 25, 2020 – Feb. 11, 2021
Ox Feb 12, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022
Tiger Feb 01, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023
Rabbit Jan 22, 2023 – Feb 09, 2024
Dragon Feb 10, 2024 – Jan 28, 2025
Snake Jan 29, 2025 – Feb 16, 2026
Horse Feb 17, 2026 – Feb 05, 2027
Sheep Feb 06, 2027 – Jan 25, 2028
Monkey Jan 26, 2028 – Feb 12, 2029
Rooster Feb 13, 2029 – Feb 02, 2030
Dog Feb 03, 2030 – Jan 22, 2031
Boar Jan 23, 2031 – Feb 10 2032
Rat Feb 11, 2032 – Jan 30 2033
Ox Jan 31, 2033 – Feb 18, 2034
Tiger Feb 19, 2034 – Feb 07, 2035
Rabbit Feb 08, 2035 – Jan 27, 2036
Dragon Jan 28, 2036 – Feb 14, 2037
Snake Feb 15, 2037 – Feb 03, 2038
Horse Feb 04, 2038 – Jan 23, 2039
Sheep Jan 24, 2039 – Feb 11, 2040
Monkey Feb 12, 2040 – Jan 31, 2041
Rooster Feb 01, 2041 – Jan 21, 2042
Dog Jan 22, 2042 – Feb 09, 2043
Boar Feb 10, 2043 – Jan 29, 2044

 

Each sign is linked to a month of the solar year, it is thereby also linked to a season. Each of the elements is also linked to a season and the element that shares a season with a sign is known as that sign’s Fixed Element. In other words, that element is believed to impart some of its characteristics to the sign concerned. The fixed element of each sign applies also to the year and hour signs, and not just the monthly sign. It is important to note that the fixed element is separate from the cycle of elements which interact with the signs in the 60 year cycle.

Associated
Element
Heavenly
Stem
 
 
Feb 05, 1924 – Jan 23, 1925 Yang Wood  
Jan 24, 1925 – Feb 12, 1926 Yin Wood  
Feb 13, 1926 – Feb 01, 1927 Yang Fire  
Feb 02, 1927 – Jan 22, 1928 Yin Fire  
Jan 23, 1928 – Feb 09, 1929 Yang Earth  
Feb 10, 1929 – Jan 29, 1930 Yin Earth  
Jan 30, 1930 – Feb 16, 1931 Yang Metal  
Feb 17, 1931 – Feb 05, 1932 Yin Metal  
Feb 06, 1932 – Jan 25, 1933 Yang Water  
Jan 26, 1933 – Feb 13, 1934 Yin Water  
Feb 14, 1934 – Feb 03, 1935 Yang Wood  
Feb 04, 1935 – Jan 23, 1936 Yin Wood  
Jan 24, 1936 – Feb 10 1937 Yang Fire  
Feb 11, 1937 – Jan 30 1938 Yin Fire  
Jan 31, 1938 – Feb 18, 1939 Yang Earth  
Feb 19, 1939 – Feb 07, 1940 Yin Earth  
Feb 08, 1940 – Jan 26, 1941 Yang Metal  
Jan 27, 1941 – Feb 14, 1942 Yin Metal  
Feb 15, 1942 – Feb 04, 1943 Yang Water  
Feb 05, 1943 – Jan 24, 1944 Yin Water  
Jan 25, 1944 – Feb 12, 1945 Yang Wood  
Feb 13, 1945 – Feb 01, 1946 Yin Wood  
Feb 02, 1946 – Jan 21, 1947 Yang Fire  
Jan 22, 1947 – Feb 09, 1948 Yin Fire  
Feb 10, 1948 – Jan 28, 1949 Yang Earth  
Jan 29, 1949 – Feb 16, 1950 Yin Earth  
Feb 17, 1950 – Feb 05, 1951 Yang Metal  
Feb 06, 1951 – Jan 26, 1952 Yin Metal  
Jan 27, 1952 – Feb 13, 1953 Yang Water  
Feb 14, 1953 – Feb 02, 1954 Yin Water  
Feb 03, 1954 – Jan 23, 1955 Yang Wood  
Jan 24, 1955 – Feb 11, 1956 Yin Wood  
Feb 12, 1956 – Jan 30 1957 Yang Fire  
Jan 31, 1957 – Feb 17, 1958 Yin Fire  
Feb 18, 1958 – Feb 07, 1959 Yang Earth  
Feb 08, 1959 – Jan 27, 1960 Yin Earth  
Jan 28, 1960 – Feb 14, 1961 Yang Metal  
Feb 15, 1961 – Feb 04, 1962 Yin Metal  
Feb 05, 1962 – Jan 24, 1963 Yang Water  
Jan 25, 1963 – Feb 12, 1964 Yin Water  
Feb 13, 1964 – Feb 01, 1965 Yang Wood  
Feb 02, 1965 – Jan 20 1966 Yin Wood  
Jan 21, 1966 – Feb 08, 1967 Yang Fire  
Feb 09, 1967 – Jan 29, 1968 Yin Fire  
Jan 30, 1968 – Feb 16, 1969 Yang Earth  
Feb 17, 1969 – Feb 05, 1970 Yin Earth  
Feb 06, 1970 – Jan 26, 1971 Yang Metal  
Jan 27, 1971 – Feb 14, 1972 Yin Metal  
Feb 15, 1972 – Feb 02, 1973 Yang Water  
Feb 03, 1973 – Jan 22, 1974 Yin Water  
Jan 23, 1974 – Feb 10 1975 Yang Wood  
Feb 11, 1975 – Jan 30 1976 Yin Wood  
Jan 31, 1976 – Feb 17, 1977 Yang Fire  
Feb 18, 1977 – Feb 06, 1978 Yin Fire  
Feb 07, 1978 – Jan 27, 1979 Yang Earth  
Jan 28, 1979 – Feb 15, 1980 Yin Earth  
Feb 16, 1980 – Feb 04, 1981 Yang Metal  
Feb 05, 1981 – Jan 24, 1982 Yin Metal  
Jan 25, 1982 – Feb 12, 1983 Yang Water  
Feb 13, 1983 – Feb 01, 1984 Yin Water  

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