The year of your birth determines your Chinese zodiac sign. While calculating your sign, keep in mind that the Chinese zodiac is based on the Chinese lunar calendar which starts in late January or early February. Each year is ruled by a different animal. Here is what your Chinese zodiac animal says about your personality.

YEAR OF THE RAT (BORN IN 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

If you are born in the year of the rat, you have a charming personality, and you have great social and business skills. Often, you can be quick-tempered and critical. But, you are very kind, generous, and passionate in your relationships.
YEAR OF THE OX (BORN IN 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

The people born under this zodiac sign have the ability to face different circumstances and to manage difficult situations. You are strong, confident and responsible. Sometimes, you can be very demanding and selfish. Nevertheless, you are consistently faithful to your partner, friends, and family.
YEAR OF THE TIGER (BORN IN 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

You are very emotional, sensitive, and passionate in your relationships. You are a great leader, and you can face difficult challenges with courage and dignity. Sometimes, you fear being criticized by the others, but you always know how to easily get back on your feet after some negative experience.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT/HARE (BORN IN 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

These people are very polite, pleasant, and affectionate. If you are born in the year of the rabbit, you love to have fun, and the other people enjoy being in your company. You are very intellectual, conservative, and quiet. You always seek security in your relationships.

YEAR OF THE DRAGON (BORN IN 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

You are very charismatic, talented, intelligent, and energetic. Usually, you are very loud, demanding, and unwilling to follow the rules. However, you are successful in every challenging situation. You are extremely adventurous, and steady relationships are not very important to you.
YEAR OF THE SNAKE (BORN IN 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

You are a profound thinker, and you possess an excessive wisdom. You have a strong romantic side, but often you can be very jealous in your relationships. Usually, you can be very secretive, and you appreciate your solitude.
YEAR OF THE HORSE (BORN IN 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

If you are born in the year of the horse, you are very committed to your work. You are very successful at your job, but you are not a good team player. You have amazing verbal skills and powerful intellect, which enable you to face different social situations.
YEAR OF THE RAM (BORN IN 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

You are likeable, charming, sensitive, and kind. You are very artistic and creative. Often, you can be very pessimistic and timid. In your relationships, you seek security and you like to feel fulfilled.
YEAR OF THE MONKEY (BORN IN 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

The people born in the year of the monkey are very energetic, and they have an ability to turn every negative situation into a humorous one. You like to tell jokes, which is why the others don’t find you very trustworthy.
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER (BORN IN 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

You are not afraid to express your opinion, and you like to be in the center of the attention. Usually, you are very demanding, but the others enjoy your company. You are loyal in your relationships and successful in your career.
YEAR OF THE DOG (BORN IN 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

You are extremely loyal and honest, and you have very creative problem-solving skills. You are very trustworthy, and you seek long-lasting relationships. Your principles of justice are very important to you, and sometimes you can be quite unforgiving.
YEAR OF THE PIG (BORN IN 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

The people born in the year of the pig are very tolerant and intellectual. You are a great companion, and you always see the best in the other. Sometimes, you can be naive and materialistic, but you are extremely kind and sincere.