Chinese Astrology Signs &
What are Chinese Astrology Signs?
Chinese astrology signs are based on cycles of years, months and two-hour portions of the day. The entire sixty year cycle works in conjunction with the five elements of fire, earth, wood, metal and water...read more about the five elements associated with Chinese Astrology Signs
This long cycle is broken down into smaller 12 year cycles. This is how long it takes to get through all of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac before they repeat. The twelve year cycle is
based on ancient observations of Jupiter's orbit. They divided this circle into twelve sections, each of which is assigned to one of the animals of the zodiac. The Chinese Zodiac calendar uses aspects of both the solar calendar and the lunar calendar.
Chinese Zodiac Calendar
The Chinese Zodiac Calendar below will give you all the Chinese astrology dates from 1909 to 2020. Once you've chosen a date it will display the Chinese Zodiac Animal and yin/yang element for that year.
Use the Calendar Program to find your Chinese Animal Sign
Chinese Astrology Signs - 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
Each of the Chinese zodiac animals represents a year and those born in that year will have certain personality characteristics corresponding to that animal. The cycle begins with the Rat, and then proceeds through the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Sheep, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.
A popular legend on the origins of the Chinese zodiac says that Buddha sent out invitations to all the animals to come visit him. When the appointed day arrived, only twelve turned up. Buddha named the twelve years after these animals in the order that they arrived. Another version of the legend recounts that these animals were in a race to get there.
Interpreting Chinese Astrology Signs
Chinese Astrology Signs are not written in stone. The astrological influences under which you were born set the boundaries in which you live your life but Free Will is always the wild card, as are environmental factors like the culture, the economy, and the financial status of the family.
Chinese Astrology Signs Compatibility
In the Chinese zodiac, it is common for animals within four years of each other to get along. For example the Rat should be fairly compatible with the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Pig, the Dog, the Rooster and the Monkey. These animals are the four preceding and the four following Rat's place in the Chinese zodiac. Animals that are opposite on the zodiac are usually not very compatible, such as the Rat and the Snake.
Interpreting Chinese Astrology Signs Compatibility
|Chinese Compatibility Menu
Choose 1st Chinese Astrology Sign
|Choose 2nd Chinese Astrology Sign
Important to remember:
If you are dealing with someone you should be incompatible with according to the zodiac and you get along fine, don't run away from it just because a reading said so. There are exceptions to every rule. But when you are first getting to know someone, using these guidelines can help you learn what to possibly expect from a person and how to deal with them.