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The Chinese Calendar

Find your Sign and Element

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The Chinese Calendar

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Find your birth year below, which tells you the Sign and Element (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire Earth or Water). The dates are for that particular year in the Chinese calendar.

Year Sign/Element Dates
1900 Rat Metal (1/31/1900 to 2/18/1901)
1901 Ox Metal (2/19/1902 to 2/7/1902)
1902 Tiger Water (2/8/1902 to 1/28/1903)
1903 Cat Water (1/29/1903 to 2/15/1904)
1904 Dragon Wood (2/16/1904 to 2/3/1905)
1905 Snake Wood 2/4/1905 to 1/24/1906)
1906 Horse Fire (1/25/1906 to 2/12/1907)
1907 Goat Fire (2/13/1907 to 2/1/1908)
1908 Monkey Earth (2/2/1908 to 1/21/1909)
1909 Rooster Earth 1/22/1909 to 2/9/1910)
1910 Dog Metal (2/10/1910 to 1/29/1911)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1911 Pig Metal (1/30/1911 to 2/17/1912
1912 Rat Water (2/18/1912 to 2/5/1913)
1913 Ox Water (2/6/1913 to 1/25/1914)
1914 Tiger Wood (1/26/1914 to 2/13/1915)
1915 Cat Wood (2/14/1915 to 2/2/1916)
1916 Dragon Fire (2/3/1916 to 1/22/1917)
1917 Snake Fire (1/23/1917 to 2/10/1918)
1918 Horse Earth (2/11/1918 to 1/31/1919)
1919 Goat Earth (2/1/1919 to 2/19/1920)
1920 Monkey Metal (2/20/1920 to 2/7/1921)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1921 Rooster Metal (2/8/1921 to 1/27/1922)
1922 Dog Water (1/28/1922 to 2/15/1923)
1923 Pig Water (2/16/1923 to 2/4/1924)
1924 Rat Wood (2/5/1924 to 1/23/1925)
1925 Ox Wood (1/24/1925 to 2/12/1926)
1926 Tiger Fire (2/13/1926 to 2/1/1927)
1927 Cat Fire (2/2/1927 to 1/22/1928)
1928 Dragon Earth (1/23/1928 to 2/9/1929)
1929 Snake Earth (2/10/1929 to 1/29/1930)
1930 Horse Metal (1/30/1930 to 2/16/1931)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1931 Goat Metal (2/17/1931 to 2/5/1932)
1932 Monkey Water (2/6/1932 to 1/25/1933)
1933 Rooster Water (1/26/1933 to 2/13/1934)
1934 Dog Wood (2/14/1934 to 2/3/1935)
1935 Pig Wood (2/4/1935 to 1/23/1936)
1936 Rat Fire (1/24/1936 to 2/10/1937)
1937 Ox Fire (2/11/1937 to 1/30/1938)
1938 Tiger Earth (1/31/1938 to 2/18/1939)
1939 Cat Earth (2/19/1939 to 2/7/1940)
1940 Dragon Metal (2/8/1940 to 1/26/1941)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1941 Snake Metal (1/27/1941 to 2/14/1942)
1942 Horse Water (2/15/1942 to 2/4/1943)
1943 Goat Water (2/5/1943 to 1/24/1944)
1944 Monkey Wood (1/25/1944 to 2/12/1945)
1945 Rooster Wood (2/13/1945 to 2/1/1946)
1946 Dog Fire (2/2/1946 to 1/21/1947)
1947 Pig Fire (1/22/1947 to 2/9/1948)
1948 Rat Earth (2/10/1948 to 1/28/1949)
1949 Ox Earth (1/29/1949 to 2/16/1950)
1950 Tiger Metal (2/17/1950 to 2/5/1951)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1951 Cat Metal (2/6/1951 to 1/26/1952)
1952 Dragon Water (1/27/1952 to 2/13/1953)
1953 Snake Water (2/14/1953 to 2/2/1954)
1954 Horse Wood (2/3/1954 to 1/23/1955)
1955 Goat Wood (1/24/1955 to 2/11/1956)
1956 Monkey Fire (2/12/1956 to 1/30/1957)
1957 Rooster Fire (1/31/1957 to 2/17/1958)
1958 Dog Earth (2/18/1958 to 2/7/1959)
1959 Pig Earth (2/8/1959 to 1/27/1960)
1960 Rat Metal (1/28/1960 to 2/14/1961)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1961 Ox Metal (2/15/1961 to 2/4/1962
1962 Tiger Water (2/5/1962 to 1/24/1963)
1963 Cat Water (1/25/1963 to 2/12/1964)
1964 Dragon Wood (2/13/1964 to 2/1/1965)
1965 Snake Wood (2/2/1965 to 1/20/1966)
1966 Horse Fire (1/21/1966 to 2/8/1967)
1967 Goat Fire (2/9/1967 to 1/29/1968)
1968 Monkey Earth (1/30/1968 to 2/16/1969)
1969 Rooster Earth (2/17/1969 to 2/5/1970)
1970 Dog Metal (2/6/1970 to 1/26/1971)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1971 Pig Metal (1/27/1971 to 2/14/1972)
1972 Rat Water (2/15/1972 to 2/2/1973)
1973 Ox Water (2/3/1973 to 1/22/1974)
1974 Tiger Wood (1/23/1974 to 2/10/1975)
1975 Cat Wood (2/11/1975 to 1/30/1976)
1976 Dragon Fire (1/31/1976 to 2/17/1977)
1977 Snake Fire (2/18/1977 to 2/6/1978)
1978 Horse Earth (2/7/1978 to 1/27/1979)
1979 Goat Earth (1/28/1979 to 2/15/1980)
1980 Monkey Metal (2/16/1980 to 2/4/1981)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1981 Rooster Metal (2/5/1981 to 1/24/1982)
1982 Dog Water (1/25/1982 to 2/12/1983)
1983 Pig Water (2/13/1983 to 2/1/1984)
1984 Rat Wood (2/2/1984 to 2/19/1985)
1985 Ox Wood (2/20/1985 to 2/8/1986)
1986 Tiger Fire (2/9/1986 to 1/28/1987)
1987 Cat Fire (1/29/1987 to 2/16/1988)
1988 Dragon Earth (2/17/1988 to 2/5/1989)
1989 Snake Earth (2/6/1989 to 1/26/1990)
1990 Horse Metal (1/27/1990 to 2/14/1991)
Year Sign/Element Dates
1991 Goat Metal (2/15/1991 to 2/3/1992)
1992 Monkey Water (2/4/1992 to 1/22/1993)
1993 Rooster Water (1/23/1993 to 2/9/1994)
1994 Dog Wood (2/10/1994 to 1/30/1995)
1995 Pig Wood (1/31/1995 to 2/18/1996)
1996 Rat Fire (2/19/1996 to 2/6/1997)
1997 Ox Fire (2/7/1997 to 1/27/1998)
1998 Tiger Earth (1/28/1998 to 2/15/1999)
1999 Cat Earth (2/16/1999 to 2/4/2000)
2000 Dragon Metal (2/5/2000 to 1/23/2001)
Year Sign/Element Dates
2001 Snake Metal (1/24/2001 to 2/11/2002)
2002 Horse Water (2/12/2002 to 1/31/2003)
2003 Goat Water (2/1/2003 to 1/21/2004)
2004 Monkey Wood (1/22/2004 to 2/8/2005)
2005 Rooster Wood (2/9/2005 to 1/28/2006)
2006 Dog Fire (1/29/2006 to 2/17/2007)
2007 Pig Fire (2/18/2007 to 2/6/2008)
2008 Rat Earth (2/7/2008 to 1/25/2009)
2009 Ox Earth (1/26/2009 to 2/13/2010)
2010 Tiger Metal (2/14/2010 to 2/2/2011)
Year Sign/Element Dates
2011 Cat Metal (2/3/2011 to 1/22/2012)
2012 Dragon Water (1/23/2012 to 2/9/2013)
2013 Snake Water (2/10/2013 to 1/30/2014)
2014 Horse Wood (1/31/2014 to 2/18/2015)
2015 Goat Wood (2/19/2015 to 2/7/2016)
2016 Monkey Fire (2/8/2016 to 1/27/2017)
2017 Rooster Fire (1/28/2017 to 2/15/2018)
2018 Dog Earth (2/16/2018 to 2/4/2019)
2019 Pig Earth (2/5/2019 to 1/24//2020)

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