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The origin

of Chinese Astrology can be found in Chinese Mythology. Most though not all explanations come from a story told about Buddha, the story varies in each telling so nobody is sure which story is true.

One such story says that Buddha called a meeting of all the animals for a celebration.  One story goes that only 12 animals arrived and he decided to name a year after each animal that turned up.  Another story goes that he decided to organise a race for all the animals that turned up across a river and the first 12 animals that reached the other side has a year named after them.  The Rat was the first the make it therefore he is the first animal on the calendar followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Whichever story is true, maybe a different one entirely, Chinese Astrology has existed over 500 years, in fact if you were to discount the story of Buddha altogether it is said that its origins could go back as far as 2,000 years when astronomers were following Jupiter, it was during their observations they discovered that Jupiter orbited the earth every 12 years.

Which animal are you?

From 8th February 1940 to 16th February 1950

From 8th February 1940 to 16th February 1950

  • 08th Feb 1940     to      26th Jan 1941      Dragon
  • 27th Jan 1941     to       14th Feb 1942     Snake
  • 15th Feb 1942     to       04th Feb 1943    Horse
  • 05th Feb 1943     to       24th Jan 1944     Goat
  • 25th Jan 1944      to       12th Feb 1945     Monkey
  • 13th Feb 1945     to       01st Feb 1946      Rooster
  • 02nd Feb 1946     to       21st Jan 1947      Dog
  • 22nd Jan 1947      to       09th Feb 1948     Pig
  • 10th Feb 1948      to       28th Jan 1949      Rat
  • 29th Jan 1949       to       16th Feb 1950     Ox

From 17th February 1950 to 27th January 1960

From 17th February 1950 to 27th January 1960

  • 17th Feb 1950      to        05th Feb 1951    Tiger
  • 06th Feb 1951      to        26th Jan 1952     Rabbit
  • 27th Jan 1952       to        13th Feb 1953    Dragon
  • 14th Feb 1953      to        02nd Feb 1954    Snake
  • 03rd Feb 1954      to        23rd Jan 1955     Horse
  • 24th Jan 1955       to        11th Feb 1956     Goat
  • 12th Feb 1956       to        30th Jan 1957     Monkey
  • 31st Jan 1957        to        17th Feb 1958     Rooster
  • 18th Feb 1958       to        07th Feb 1959     Dog
  • 08th Feb 1959       to        27th Jan 1960      Pig

From 28th January 1960 to 5th February 1970

From 28th January 1960 to 5th February 1970

  • 28th Jan 1960     to      14th Feb 1961     Rat
  • 15th Feb 1961      to      04th Feb 1962     Ox
  • 05th Feb 1962      to      24th Jan 1963      Tiger
  • 25th Jan 1963       to      12th Feb 1964     Rabbit
  • 13th Feb 1964      to      01st Feb 1965     Dragon
  • 02nd Feb 1965     to      20th Jan 1966      Snake
  • 21st Jan 1966       to      08th Feb 1967     Horse
  • 09th Feb 1967      to      29th Jan 1968      Goat
  • 30th Jan 1968       to      16th Feb 1969     Monkey
  • 17th Feb 1969      to      05th Feb 1970     Rooster

From 6th February 1970 to 15th February 1980

From 6th February 1970 to 15th February 1980

  • 06th Feb 1970     to      26th Jan 1971      Dog
  • 27th Jan 1971      to      14th Feb 1972     Pig
  • 15th Feb 1972     to      02nd Feb 1973     Rat
  • 03rd Feb 1973     to      22nd Jan 1974      Ox
  • 23rd Jan 1974      to      10th Feb 1975     Tiger
  • 11th Feb 1975     to      30th Jan 1976       Rabbit
  • 31st Jan 1976      to      17th Feb 1977      Dragon
  • 18th Feb 1977     to      06th Feb 1978      Snake
  • 07th Feb 1978     to      27th Jan 1979       Horse
  • 28th Jan 1979      to      15th Feb 1980      Goat

From 16th February 1980 to 26th January 1990

From 16th February 1980 to 26th January 1990

  • 16th Feb 1980     to       04th Feb 1981     Monkey
  • 05th Feb 1981     to       24th Jan 1982      Rooster
  • 25th Jan 1982     to        12th Feb 1983     Dog
  • 13th Feb 1983     to       01st Feb 1984      Pig
  • 02nd Feb 1984     to       19th Feb 1985     Rat
  • 20th Feb 1985      to       08th Feb 1986     Ox
  • 09th Feb 1986      to       28th Jan 1987      Tiger
  • 29th Jan 1987      to       16th Feb 1988      Rabbit
  • 17th Feb 1988      to       05th Feb 1989     Dragon
  • 06th Feb 1989      to       26th Jan 1990      Snake

From 27th January 1990 to 4th February 2000

From 27th January 1990 to 4th February 2000

  • 27th Jan 1990       to          14th Feb 1991     Horse
  • 15th Feb 1991       to         03rd Feb 1992     Goat
  • 04th Feb 1992       to         22nd Jan 1993      Monkey
  • 23rd Jan 1993       to          09th Feb 1994      Rooster
  • 10th Feb 1994       to         30th Jan 1995       Dog
  • 31st Jan 1995        to         18th Feb 1996       Pig
  • 19th Feb 1996       to          06th Feb 1997       Rat
  • 07th Feb 1997       to          27th Jan 1998        Ox
  • 28th Jan 1998       to          15th Feb 1999       Tiger
  • 16th Feb 1999       to          04th Feb 2000       Rabbit

From 5th February 2000 to 13th February 2010

From 5th February 2000 to 13th February 2010

  • 05th Feb 2000       to       23rd Jan 2001          Dragon
  • 24th Jan 2001       to        11th Feb 2002         Snake
  • 12th Feb 2002       to        31st Jan 2003          Horse
  • 01st Feb 2003       to         21st Jan 2004         Goat
  • 22nd Jan 2004       to        08th Feb 2005         Monkey
  • 09th Feb 2005       to        28th Jan 2006          Rooster
  • 29th Jan 2006        to        17th Feb 2007         Dog
  • 18th Feb 2007       to         06th Feb 2008         Pig
  • 07th Feb 2008       to         25th Jan 2009          Rat
  • 26th Jan 2009        to         13th Feb 2010         Ox

From 14th February 2010 to 24th January 2020

From 14th February 2010 to 24th January 2020

  • 14th Feb 2010        to           02nd Feb 2011      Tiger
  • 03rd Feb 2011        to          22nd Jan 2012        Rabbit
  • 23rd Jan 2012         to           09th Feb 2013      Dragon
  • 10th Feb 2013        to           30th Jan 2014        Snake
  • 31st Jan 2014         to           18th Feb 2015        Horse
  • 19th Feb 2015        to           07th Feb 2016        Goat
  • 08th Feb 2016        to           27th Jan 2017         Monkey
  • 28th Jan 2017         to           15th Feb 2018        Rooster
  • 16th Feb 2018         to          04th Feb 2019        Dog
  • 05th Feb 2019         to           24th Jan 2020        Pig