What is My Chinese Zodiac Sign?
The traditional Chinese fortune-telling is required people's birthday and birth time to build the birth chart before studying people's fortune. The Chinese Astrology Birth Chart contains four zodiac signs from the birth year, birth month, birthday and birth time. When people ask what your Chinese zodiac sign is, they mean the zodiac sign of the birth year.
Many Chinese horoscope sites determine a person's Chinese Zodiac Sign by the birth year based on the Chinese New Year's Day. That means those sites tell people's Chinese zodiac animal sign and fortune by their birth year only. That is fine. The problem is that the traditional Chinese astrology birth chart doesn't use Chinese New Year's day to calculate the birth chart. In Chinese astrology, the first day of the year is the first day of the Tiger Month (Start of Spring), not Chinese New Year's Day. The Tiger Month starts around on February 4 every year. Chinese Lunar New Year falls between January 21 and February 20. That means people born in January and February might be told wrong Chinese zodiac signs from some Chinese horoscope sites.
The Chinese Lunar New Year Day is from the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Date of Start of Spring is from the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar, which is a solar calendar. The 60 of Stem-Branch calendar cycle is the combination of 10 Yin-Yang Five Elements and 12 Zodiac Signs.
If you find your Chinese Zodiac Sign is different from other Chinese Horoscope sites, then we have the answer for you, please read our Explanation of Your Chinese Zodiac Sign!