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Chinese Zodiac: What Does Your Sign Say About You?


The Year of the Earth Dog and Your Chinese Zodiac Animal

The Chinese animal signs are a series of 12 years that has been used to mark the years. Rather than the Western linear concept of time, they reflect a cyclical concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the moon's cycles and is built differently from the Western solar calendar.

The start of the year falls somewhere between late January and early February in the Chinese calendar. Since 1911, the Chinese also followed the Western calendar, but for special holidays such as the Chinese New Year, the lunar calendar is still used.
The Twelve Animal Signs are a popular folk method that reflected this cyclical recording year method. An animal name or "sign" is assigned each year by a repeated cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. So, every twelve years, the same animal title or "mark" will reappear.

We just entered the Earth Dog Year. Consult the definitions below to see what will happen to your animal symbol in 2018.
Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 The Rat is clever, strong, imaginative, charming and inventive.
Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Reliable, faithful and hard-working, like the Cat.  We are also trustworthy, calm, eager and careful, perfectionist.  It will serve you well in 2018 to maintain patience and to have faith in your abilities. Be flexible and try to see strengths differing from yours in others.
Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Tigers are charming, magnetic, powerful, dynamic, daring, unpredictable, independent and adventurous. Like the Horse, they also have a special affinity with the Dog, which makes this a good year. This year's focus is expressing grace and giving second chances, beginning with yourself.
Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 The Rabbit is easy, loving, imaginative, pleasant and yet guarded.
Dragon: Dragons were aggressive, driven and energetic in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012. Dragon and Dog are opposites in Chinese astrology, which could turn this into a tricky year. Practicing patience, compassion, and self-care will help you emerge from any challenges this year that may arise.
Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 The Snake is wise, vigilant and persistent. Completing already started projects is a theme this year as it expresses love. "Slow and stable" wins over "all or nothing" in 2018 when it comes to working towards your goals.
Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 Sheep-born people are stable, idealistic, forgiving, caring, sensitive and kind. In 2018, balance is key. Setting priorities and standing up for yourself will help you make the most of this year as it will concentrate on initiatives begun in 2017.
Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 Monkeys are smart, curious, fun and adaptable. Sometimes easily distracted, by practicing patience and perseverance and paying close attention to details, Monkeys can help themselves make the most of this year.
Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 The dog is considered loyal, fair, empathetic, protective, loving and resourceful. Have confidence in yourself. The biggest obstacle can be self-doubt. Move into movement on the road. Small actions can lead to significant gains. Eviting procrastination. It will help you make the most of this year by focusing on family, friends and self-care (getting enough rest, eating well).

January or February Birthdays

Chinese New Year falls between January 21st – February 20th each year. If your birthday falls in January or February, check the exact dates below to determine your animal sign.
RAT
February 5, 1924 to January 23, 1925 (wood)
January 24, 1936 to February 10, 1937 (fire)
February 10, 1948 to January 28, 1949 (earth)
January 28, 1960 to February 14, 1961 (metal)
February 15, 1972 to February 2, 1973 (water)
February 2, 1984 to February 19, 1985 (wood)
February 19, 1996 to February 6, 1997 (fire)
February 7, 2008 to January 25, 2009 (earth)
January 25, 2020 to February 11, 2021 (metal)
OX
January 24, 1925 to February 12, 1926 (wood)
February 11, 1937 to January 30, 1938 (fire)
January 29, 1949 to February 16, 1950 (earth)
February 15, 1961 to February 4, 1962 (metal)
February 3, 1973 to January 22, 1974 (water)
February 20, 1985 to February 8, 1986 (wood)
February 7, 1997 to January 27, 1998 (fire)
January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2010 (earth)
February 12, 2021 to January 31, 2022 (metal)
TIGER
January 25, 1914 to February 12, 1915 (wood)
February 13, 1926 to February 1, 1927 (fire)
January 31, 1938 to February 18, 1939 (earth)
February 17, 1950 to February 5, 1951 (metal)
February 5, 1962 to January 24, 1963 (water)
January 23, 1974 to February 10, 1975 (wood)
February 9, 1986 to January 28, 1987 (fire)
January 28, 1998 to February 15, 1999 (earth)
February 14, 2010 to February 2, 2011 (metal)
HARE (Rabbit)
February 13, 1915 to February 2, 1916 (wood)
February 2, 1927 to January 22, 1928 (fire)
February 19, 1939 to February 7, 1940 (earth)
February 1951 to January 26, 1952 (metal)
January 25, 1963 to February 12, 1964 (water)
February 11, 1975 to January 30, 1976 (wood)
January 29, 1987 to February 16, 1988 (fire)
February 16, 1999 to February 4, 2000 (earth)
February 3, 2011 to January 22, 2012 (metal)
DRAGON
February 3, 1916 to January 22, 1917 (fire)
January 23, 1928 to February 9, 1929 (earth)
February 8, 1940 to January 26, 1941 (metal)
January 27, 1952 to February 13, 1953 (water)
February 13, 1964 to February 1, 1965 (wood)
January 31, 1976 to February 17, 1977 (fire)
February 17, 1988 to February 5, 1989 (earth)
February 5, 2000 to January 23, 2001 (metal)
January 23, 2012 to February 9, 2013 (water)
SNAKE
January 23, 1917 to February 10, 1918 (fire)
February 10, 1929 to January 29, 1930 (earth)
January 27, 1941 to February 14, 1942 (metal)
February 14, 1953 to February 2, 1954 (water)
February 2, 1965 to January 20, 1966 (wood)
February 18, 1977 to February 6, 1978 (fire)
February 6, 1989 to January 26 1990 (earth)
January 24, 2001 to February 11, 2002 (metal)
February 10, 2013 to January 30, 2014 (water)
HORSE
February 11, 1918 to January 31, 1919 (earth)
January 30, 1930 to February 16, 1931 (metal)
February 15, 1942 to February 4, 1943 (water)
February 3, 1954 to January 23, 1955 (wood)
January 21, 1966 to February 8, 1967 (fire)
February 7, 1978 to January 27, 1979 (earth)
January 27, 1990 to February 14, 1991 (metal)
February 12, 2002 to January 31, 2003 (water)
January 31, 2014 to February 18, 2015 (wood)
SHEEP (Goat, Ram)
February 1, 1919 to February 19, 1920 (earth)
February 17, 1931 to February 5, 1932 (metal)
February 5, 1943 to January 24, 1944 (water)
January 24, 1955 to February 11, 1956 (wood)
February 9, 1967 to January 29, 1968 (fire)
January 28, 1979 to February 15, 1980 (earth)
February 15, 1991 to February 3, 1992 (metal)
February 1, 2003 to January 21, 2004 (water)
February 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016 (wood)
MONKEY
February 20, 1920 to February 7, 1921 (metal)
February 6, 1932 to January 25, 1933 (water)
January 25, 1944 to February 12, 1945 (wood)
February 12, 1956 to January 30, 1957 (fire)
January 30, 1968 to February 16, 1969 (earth)
February 16, 1980 to February 4, 1981 (metal)
February 4, 1992 to January 22, 1993 (water)
January 22, 2004 to February 8, 2005 (wood)
February 8, 2016 to January 27, 2017 (fire)
ROOSTER
February 8, 1921 to January 27, 1922 (metal)
January 26, 1933 to February 13, 1934 (water)
February 13, 1945 to February 1, 1946 (wood)
January 31, 1957 to February 17, 1958 (fire)
February 17, 1969 to February 5, 1970 (earth)
February 5, 1981 to January 24, 1982 (metal)
January 23, 1993 to February 9, 1994 (water)
February 9, 2005 to January 28, 2006 (wood)
January 28, 2017 to February 15, 2018 (fire)
DOG
January 28, 1922 to February 15, 1923 (water)
February 14, 1934 to February 3, 1935 (wood)
February 2, 1946 to January 21, 1947 (fire)
February 18, 1958 to February 7, 1959 (earth)
February 6, 1970 to January 26, 1971 (metal)
January 25, 1982 to February 12, 1983 (water)
February 10, 1994 to January 30, 1995 (wood)
January 29, 2006 to February 17, 2007 (fire)
February 16, 2018 to February 4, 2019 (earth)
PIG (Boar)
February 16, 1923 to February 4, 1924 (water)
February 4, 1935 to January 23, 1936 (wood)
January 22, 1947 to February 9, 1948 (fire)
February 8, 1959 to January 27, 1960 (earth)
January 27, 1971 to February 14, 1972 (metal)
February 13, 1983 to February 1, 1984 (water)
January 31, 1994 to February 18, 1996 (wood)
February 18, 2007 to February 6, 2008 (fire)
February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020 (earth)

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