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Lunar New Year Chinese Zodiac Horoscopes

There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the following order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Similar to astrological signs, the Chinese zodiac has its own set of unique characteristics and traits. We use it to make predictions and measure compatibility. The only difference is that ours is based on the year of our birth, not the month. To find out your luck in the Year of the Metal Ox, check out our breakdown below.


Year of the Rat (鼠)

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

Traits: ambitious, organized, practical, and usually successful

Prediction: In general, you’re going to have a lucky year marked by prosperity in both professional and financial aspects. Your biggest success will come from receiving help, networking, and knowing the right people. Keep up the good work and stay humble!


Year of the Ox (牛)

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

Traits: hard-working, responsible, patient, and a natural-born leader

Prediction: As it is your year, it’s going to be a pretty good one, especially in wealth and love. Now it’s time to reap the rewards of last year’s hard work. Persistence is key to success so start looking into long-term goals. Pay heed, however, as this year may bring major changes to your door.


Year of the Tiger (虎)

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

Traits: independent, courageous, empathetic, and a strong sense of justice

Prediction: This year is all about evolution and development. At your core, you’re a passionate person so dig deep and find what makes you tick. To prepare for next year, resolve any lingering messes and to-do lists. Work towards a better lifestyle and don’t forget to practice some me-time here and there.


Year of the Rabbit (兔)

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

Traits: gentle, polite, talented, and great attention to detail

Prediction: Love is in the air! If you’re seeking romance, you’ll find it readily and if you’re in a relationship, now’s the time to plan for the future. Remember, though, slow and steady wins the race. Rabbits are usually impatient and quick to make decisions. Stay patient and don’t let small setbacks pull you down.


Year of the Dragon (龍)

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

Traits: robust, complex, passionate, and adventurous at heart

Prediction: 2021 is going to be full of enormous potential; think big-picture stuff. You may be presented with numerous opportunities, unexpected changes, and possible career shifts. Stay grounded and remember that big dreams are achieved through hard work.


Year of the Snake (蛇)

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

Traits: strong-willed, wise, idealist, and an undercover softie

Prediction: Unlike 2020, this year will be much better for you. Good things will come from your creativity and resourcefulness. Note that continuing down a well-traveled path will not allow you to unlock your full potential. Be brave and try something new. Now might also be a good time for old ideas to come to fruition.


Year of the Horse (馬) 

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

Traits: persistent, likable, extroverted, and forward-thinking

Prediction: Now is the time to say yes to new opportunities and ventures as they may hold the key to those big breaks you’ve been waiting for. Take heed though, as you’re someone who is usually excitable, you must learn to go with the flow. Like Elsa, allow yourself to go… into the unknown!


Year of the Goat or Sheep (羊) 

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

Traits: zealous, persuasive, pure-hearted, and usually private

Prediction: Get ready for a Baaah-mpy ride because this year is going to be challenging unless you develop structure and reduce clutter. But never fear, the upside is you’ll be enjoying much love and tenderness in your relationships. Maintain peace and start the new year by organizing your life.


Year of the Monkey (猴)

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

Traits: curious, energetic, skillful, and strive to excel

Prediction: This year just might be the year you make it and gain notable recognition. The bigger you dream, the more you’ll achieve. Get involved with projects that relate to personal goals and set yourself up for success. Dream on and don’t let anything keep you from making those ambitions come true!


Year of the Rooster (雞)

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

Traits: cunning, sensible, truthful, and a pioneering spirit

Prediction: Cock-a-doodle-doo, this year will be for you! As per usual, you are organized and responsible which will lead you to take on some leadership or managerial roles. You will inspire loyalty and achievements from those around you. Stay true to yourself and this year will be better than the last.


Year of the Dog (狗)

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

Traits: loyal, just, generous, and works well with others

Prediction: As the protector of the underdog, you are going to fight for what’s right. Find something meaningful to you and move mountains. There will be many opportunities to progress and take new directions in life. As long as you stay true to what you believe in, you can achieve anything.


Year of the Pig (豬)

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

Traits: gallant, well-liked, enthusiastic, and treats everyone warmly

Prediction: Lady Luck is on your side because you are going to be fortunate in investments and love. Plus, plenty of opportunities in career advancement to boot. Be careful though, don’t take big risks when it comes to money. As long as you keep a positive attitude, this will be a year to remember.


Want to learn more?

  • Check out Chinese Horoscopes & Astrology for more in-depth information about each sign.
  • Read about how to distinguish cultural appreciation versus appropriation and Asian festishism here.

–Precious Ringor, Content Creator

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