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CHINESE ZODIAC

What is your Chinese zodiac sign?

The time frame for Chinese zodiac signs are based on the year, rather than the month. There are normally two components, the celestial stem [tiangan] and the terrestrial branch [dizhi]. The celestial stem is based on the five determinant elements, while the terrestrial branch is represented by twelve animals.

The zodiac combinations goes in cycles, one cycle is completed in 60 years. The previous cycle started with 1924, the present cycle started  on 1984. The zodiac signs for the years from 1924 to 2021 are as follows.

Chinese Zodiac     Time frame Time frame

Wood-rat

[jia zi] 05/02/1924 –  23/01/1925

02/02/1984 –  19/02/1985

Wood-ox

[yi chou] 24/01/1925 –  12/02/1926

20/02/1985 –  08/02/1986

Fire-tiger

[bing yin] 13/02/1926 –  01/02/1927

09/02/1986 –  28/01/1987

Fire-rabbit

[ding mao] 02/02/1927 – 22/01/1928

29/01/1987 –  16/02/1988

Earth-dragon

[wu chen] 23/01/1928 – 09/02/1929

17/02/1988 –  05/02/1989

Earth-snake

[ji si] 10/02/1929 – 29/01/1930

06/02/1989 –  26/01/1990

Metal-horse

[geng wu] 30/01/1930 – 16/02/1931

27/01/1990 –  14/02/1991

Metal-goat

[xin wei] 17/02/1931 – 05/02/1932

15/02/1991 –  03/02/1992

Water-monkey

[ren shen] 06/02/1932 – 25/01/1933

04/02/1992 –  22/01/1993

Water-rooster

[gui you] 26/01/1933 – 13/02/1934

23/01/1993 –  09/02/1994

Wood-dog

[jia xu] 14/02/1934 –  03/02/1935

10/02/1994 –  30/01/1995

Wood-pig [yi hai] 04/02/1935 –  23/01/1936

31/01/1995 –  18/02/1996

Fire-rat [bing zi] 24/01/1936 –  10/02/1937

19/02/1996 –  06/02/1997

Fire-ox [ding chou] 11/02/1937 –  30/01/1938

07/02/1997 –  27/01/1998

Earth-tiger [wu yin] 31/01/1938 –  18/02/1939

28/01/1998 –  15/02/1999

Earth-rabbit [ji mao] 19/02/1939 –  07/02/1940

16/02/1999 –  04/02/2000

Metal-dragon [geng chen] 08/02/1940 –  26/01/1941

05/02/2000 –   23/01/2001

Metal-snake [xin si] 27/01/1941 –  14/02/1942

24/01/2001 –  11/02/2002

Water-horse

[ren wu] 15/02/1942 –  04/02/1943

12/02/2002 –  31/01/2003

Water-goat

[gui wei] 05/02/1943 –  24/01/1944

01/02/2003 –  21/01/2004

Wood-monkey

[jia shen] 25/01/1944 –  12/02/1945

22/01/2004 –  08/02/2005

Wood-rooster

[yi you 13/02/1945 –  01/02/1946

09/02/2005 –  28/01/2006

Fire-dog

[bing xu] 02/02/1946 –  21/01/1947

29/01/2006 –  17/02/2007

Fire-pig

[ding hai] 22/01/1947 –  09/02/1948

18/02/2007 –  06/02/2008

Earth-rat [wu zi] 10/02/1948 –  28/01/1949

07/02/2008 –  25/01/2009

Earth-ox [ji chou] 29/01/1949 –  16/02/1950

26/01/2009 –  13/02/2010

Metal-tiger

[geng yin] 17/02/1950 –  05/02/1951

14/02/2010 –  02/02/2011

Metal-rabbit

[xin mao] 06/02/1951 –  26/01/1952

03/02/2011 –  22/01/2012

Water-dragon

[ren chen] 27/01/1952 –  13/02/1953

23/01/2012 –  09/02/2013

Water-snake

[gui si] 14/02/1953 –  02/02/1954

10/02/2013 –  30/01/2014

Wood-horse

[jia wu] 03/02/1954 –  23/01/1955

31/01/2014 –  18/02/2015

Wood-goat

[yi wei] 24/01/1955 –  11/02/1956

19/02/2015 –  07/02/2016

Fire-monkey

[bing shen] 12/02/1956 –  30/01/1957

08/02/2016 –  27/01/2017

Fire-rooster

[ding you] 31/01/1957 –  17/02/1958

28/01/2017 –  15/02/2018

Earth-dog

[wu xu] 18/02/1958 –  07/02/1959

16/02/2018 –  04/02/2019

Earth-pig

[ji hai] 08/02/1959 –  27/01/1960

05/02/2019 –  24/01/2020

Metal-rat

[geng zi] 28/01/1960 –  14/02/1961

25/01/2020 –  11/02/2021

Metal-ox

[xin chou] 15/02/1961 –  04/02/1962  

“Water-tiger

[ren yin] 05/02/1962 –  24/01/1963  

Water-rabbit

[gui mao] 25/01/1963 –  12/02/1964  

Wood-dragon

[jia chen] 13/02/1964 –  01/02/1965  

Wood-snake

[yi si] 02/02/1965 –  20/01/1966  

Fire-horse

[bing wu] 21/01/1966 –  08/02/1967  

Fire-goat

[ding wei] 09/02/1967 –  29/01/1968  

Earth-monkey

[wu shen] 30/01/1968 –  16/02/1969  
Earth-rooster [ji you] 17/02/1969 –  05/02/1970  
Metal-dog [geng xu] 06/02/1970 –  26/01/1971  
Metal-pig [xin hai] 27/01/1971 –  14/02/1972  
Water-rat [ren zi] 15/02/1972 –  02/02/1973  

Water-ox

[gui chou] 03/02/1973 –  22/01/1974  
Wood-tiger [jia yin] 23/01/1974 –  10/02/1975  
Wood-rabbit [yi mao] 11/02/1975 –  30/01/1976  
Fire-dragon [bing chen] 31/01/1976 –  17/02/1977  
Fire-snake [ding si] 18/02/1977 –  06/02/1978  
Earth-horse [wu wu] 07/02/1978 –  27/01/1979  
Earth-goat [ji wei] 28/01/1979 –  15/02/1980  
Metal-monkey [geng shen] 16/02/1980 –   04/02/1981  
Metal-rooster [xin you] 05/02/1981 –  24/01/1982  
Water-dog [rιn xu] 25/01/1982–   12/02/1983  
Earth-pig [gui hai] 13/02/1983 –  01/02/1984  

It is relevant to note that Masters working out pillars of destiny uses the day marking the “beginning of Spring” [lichun] as the start of the Chinese New Year, rather than the first day of Chinese calendar.

  More information could be found in Chapter nine of the book

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