What's Your Correct Chinese Zodiac Sign?
Twelve Chinese Zodiac Signs are from the Chinese astrology Stem-Branch calendar, which builds the Chinese astrology birth chart for the fortunetellers. The birth chart contains four columns and each column has its own zodiac signs using the birth year, birth month, birthday, and birth hour. When people ask about our Chinese zodiac sign, we should say the Chinese zodiac sign of the birth year. Therefore, the correct zodiac signs are in the Chinese zodiac birth chart.
The Questions and Answers about Chinese Zodiac Sign
You can find your correct Chinese zodiac sign from your Chinese astrology birth chart.
- Find your Chinese Zodiac Sign using your birthday
- Your Rise and Fall Life Chart using birthday & time
- The professional Chinese astrology Birth Chart
Why does our site show different Chinese zodiac animal signs from the other sites?
Many Chinese horoscope sites, not from Chinese professional fortune-tellers, determine people's Chinese zodiac sign by the Chinese New Year's Day. That is wrong. In the Chinese Astrology calendar, the first day of the astrological year isn't the Chinese New Year's day, is the day of the Start of Spring, which is the first day of the Tiger Month. The Tiger Month begins at the time that the Sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. It's solar time, not lunar time. The Tiger Month starts around February 4 each year. It's nothing to do with Chinese New Year's Day.
Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar month. It's a new moon day. The Chinese first lunar month is the second new moon after the 11th lunar month contains Winter Solstice. The day of Winter Solstice is around December 23 in the western Gregorian calendar. Therefore, Chinese New Year might fall in the second half of January or the first half of February. That means some people who were born in January or February might be given a different Chinese Zodiac Sign from those non-Chinese-professional-fortune-teller horoscope sites.
The correct Chinese Zodiac Sign is from the Birth Year Column of the Chinese Astrology Birth Chart. If you have a question about your Chinese Zodiac Sign, then enter your birthday from Your Chinese Zodiac Sign page to see what zodiac sign is in the Year Column of your Chinese Astrology Birth Chart.
I wasn't born in January or February. Why my Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign is different from other sites?
In Chinese Astrology, the Chinese Zodiac Sign of birthday represents the person, not the zodiac sign from the birth year. You can see your Chinese Astrology Birth Chart from the Find Your Lucky Element page. For example, 1970 is a White Dog Year. If you were born on June 15, 1970, then the page will say "You are Red Tiger (Day), born in the year of White Dog". Many Chinese Zodiac sites don't have a Chinese Astrology Calendar; they don't know to build a Chinese Astrology Birth Chart. They don't know the Chinese Zodiac Sign on a certain date.
Will be the Chinese Horoscope Predictions Different using only Birth Year and the Birth Chart?
They just use different angles to predict people's fortunes. Some of the results will be similar. The prediction from the birth year gives you only part of the astrology information. The prediction from the birth chart gives you information related to your people, parents, family, marriage, and children relationships. To use the zodiac sign of the birth year to do the fortune-telling means we only have 12 types of people in the world. We have more combinations if using the birth chart. Our site is a Chinese Five Elements astrology site. That means we tell people's fortune by Five Elements, not animals.
Using the birth year to tell fortune was far away before Chin Dynasty (221 B.C.), which is the first Dynasty in China. About a thousand years later, the Chinese began to use birth year, month, and day to predict the fortune during the Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.). To use birth year, month, day, and hour to study the fortune like today started in Sung Dynasty (960 A.D.). The reason to make these changes is simple. It's more accurate. In Chinese astrology, the birth year zodiac sign contains information about people's family background, public social relationships, and the image shown in the public. The people's internal personality, love, and family relationship are from the zodiac sign of birth date.
Chinese astrology treats the Sun as the center of the universe when the view is from the earth. The day is the time of the Sun. So the center point of the birth chart is on the day. The Chinese use the same Chinese character for day and sun. The advantage to use the birth year horoscope sign is that fortune tellers can tell people's fortune right away without a calendar. Therefore a fortune teller won't lose a customer not knowing his or her birthday. However, the horoscope information from the birth year is still very true and valuable. There is no reason to abandon it.
Bill Gates Birth Chart of October 28, 1955
Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and Gates Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Bill Gates was born on 10/28/1955 at 11:00 a.m., daylight saving time.
According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar, October 28, 1955, is the Yang-Water Dog day of the Yang-Fire Dog month in the Yin-Wood Goat year. The Yang-Water of the Day Column represents Bill Gates. In Chinses astrology reading, Bill Gates is a Water Dog born in the year of the Goat. His zodiac sign is Goat or Sheep .
|October 28, 1955
The followings are the traditional and professional Chinese astrology sites. They provide the same Chinese astrology birth chart as our site.
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