The Chinese Zodiac assigns a different animal for each birth year, repeating the cycle every 12 years. Consistent with the Chinese Yin/Yang principle, which states that positive and negative energies coexist in every person and thing, each Chinese Zodiac animal possesses positive and negative qualities. The 12 Chinese Zodiac animals are in a fixed order according to Chinese Yin and Yang Theory and perceived attributes. The yin or the yang of the animals is defined based on the odd or even number of their claws (or toes, hoofs). The animals are then arranged in a complementary yin-yang sequence. Usually, an animal has the same number of claws on its front and rear legs. However, the rat has four toes on its forelegs and five on its hind legs.
Those who follow the Chinese Zodiac believe that persons born in a certain year exhibit the qualities of their Zodiac animal. All animals are advised to marry one of a few specific other animals, and avoid a few other specific animals. Since the Chinese follow the lunar calendar, those with January or February birthdays may have a different sign than Chinese Zodiac charts suggest.



Rat people are very popular. They like to invent things and are good artists. People born in the Year of the Rat are instinctive, acute and alert in nature which makes them be brilliant businessmen. They can always react properly before the worst circumstances take place. They are also sophisticated and popular in social interaction. They are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others.

Lucky Colors: blue, gold, green

Lucky Numbers: 2, 3

Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet

Lucky Direction: West, Northwest and Southwest

1900, 1912, 1924,1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020


Ox people are dependable & calm. They are good listeners & have very strong ideas. People born in the Year of Ox bear persistent, simple, honest, and straightforward characteristics. They are talent leaders with strong faith and strong devotion to work. They are contemplative before taking actions, not easily affected by the surroundings but just follow their concept and ability. Being conservative with a lack of it in speaking, they usually look silent and sometimes stubborn in their old ways.

Lucky Colors: white, yellow, green

Lucky Numbers: 1, 4

Lucky Flowers: tulip, morning glory, peach blossom

Luck Direction: North and South

1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021


Tiger is powerful, independent, confident and brave. They have a strong sense of errantry, being frank and easy to win others’ trust. They are respected for their deep thoughts & courageous actions. In their middle age, their fate may be uneven, but after hardships, they will enjoy a bright prospect. While they are also likely to be dogmatic, and like showing off when accomplishing something.

Lucky Colors: blue, grey, orange, white

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Lucky Flowers: yellow lily, cineraria

Lucky direction: East, North, South

1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022


Rabbit people are nice to be around. They like to talk and many people trust them. Those with a Rabbit sign usually impress others with an image of tenderness, grace and sensitive. They are romantic in a relationship, having a high demand for life quality. They avoid arguing with others and have a capability of converting an enemy into a friend. They are a homebody and hospitable, and like house fitting-up. They can work with speed and efficiency, do not insist and get angry easily. But they also like hesitating, which makes them lose many chances.

Lucky colors: red, pink, purple, blue

Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6

Lucky flowers: plantain lily and jasmine

Lucky directions: East, South and Northwest

1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023


Dragon people have good health & lots of energy. They are good friends because they listen well. People with Chinese zodiac Dragon sign are usually a group of people who are lively, intellectual and excitable. They can clearly tell right from wrong. They are upright and frank. However, they are also a bit arrogant and impatient. Female Dragons tend to be overly confident. They hate hypocrisy, gossip, and slander. They are not afraid of difficulties but hate to be used or controlled by others.

Lucky colors: gold, silver, grayish white

Lucky numbers: 1, 6, 7

Lucky flowers: bleeding-heart glory bower, dragon flowers

Lucky direction: East, North, West

1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024


Snake people love good books, food, music & plays. They have good luck with money. Usually, people regard Snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. Therefore, people with this Chinese zodiac sign, are sensitive, humorous, and most are gifted in literature and art, such as Goethe and Picasso. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.

Lucky Colors: black, red, and yellow

Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9

Lucky Flowers: orchid and cactus

Lucky direction: East, West, and Southwest

1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025


Horse people are popular, cheerful & quick to compliment others. They can work very hard. They always impress upon people with a dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shining points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.

Lucky colors: yellow and green

Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)

Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine

Lucky direction: East, West, and Southwest

1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026


Goat people are very good artists. They ask many questions, like nice things & are very wise. People born in the Year of the Goat are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have a special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

Lucky colors: green, red, purple

Lucky numbers: 2, 7

Lucky flowers: carnation, primrose

Lucky direction: North

1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027


Monkey people are very funny. They can always make others laugh & are good problem solvers. The general image of people born in the Year of the Monkey is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

  • Lucky numbers: 4 and 9

  • Lucky colors: white, blue, gold

  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, crape-myrtle

  • Lucky directions: North, Northwest, West

1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028


Rooster people are hard workers. They have many talents & think deep thoughts. People born in the Year of Rooster according to Chinese zodiac have many excellent characteristics, such as being honest, bright, communicative and ambitious. Most of them are born pretty or handsome and prefer to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. However, they might be enthusiastic about something quickly, but soon be impassive. Thus, they need to have enough faiths and patience to insist on one thing.

Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8

Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow

Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb

Lucky direction: South and Southeast

1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029


Dog people are loyal & can always keep a secret. Sometimes they worry too much. People born in the Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive according to Chinese zodiac analysis. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. These shining characteristics make them have a harmonious relationship with people all around.

Lucky numbers: 3, 4, 9

Lucky colors: red, green, and purple

Lucky flowers: rose, cymbidium orchids

Unlucky direction: Southeast

1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030


Pig people are very good students. They are honest & brave. They always finish a project or assignment. People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are considerate, responsible, independent and optimistic. They always show generousness and mercy to endure other people’s mistakes, which help them gain harmonious interpersonal relationships. However, sometimes they will behave lazily and lack actions. In addition, pure hearts would let them be cheated easily in daily life.

Lucky numbers: 2, 5, 8, and numbers containing them (like 25 and 58)

Lucky colors: yellow, gray, brown, gold

Lucky flowers: hydrangea and daisy

Lucky directions: East and Southwest

1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031