The Questions and Answers about Chinese Zodiac Sign

What is your Chinese Zodiac Sign? What is the Chinese Zodiac Year?

Why does our Chinese horoscope site tell people's Chinese Zodiac Animal Sign different 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 Chinese Astrology calendar, the first day of the astrological year isn't the Chinese New Year's day, is the day of Start of the Spring 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 a solar time, not the 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 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 the question about your Chinese Zodiac Sign, then enter your birthday from Your Chinese Zodiac Sign page to see what zodiac sign 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 birth day 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 Chinese Astrology Calendar; they don't know to build Chinese Astrology Birth Chart. They don't know the 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. The some of the results will be similar. The prediction from the birth year gives you only part of the astrology information. The prediction from birth chart gives you information related to your people, parents, family, marriage and children relationships. To use zodiac sign of birth year to do the fortune telling means we only have 12 types of person 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 Chinese Chin Chin Dynasty (221 B.C.), which is the first Dynasty in China. About a thousand years later, Chinese began to use birth year, month and day to predict the fortune during the Chinese Tang Tang Dynasty (618 A.D.). To use birth year, month, day and hour to study the fortune like today started in Chinese Sung 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 the information about people's family background, public social relationship and image shown in the public. The people's internal personality, love and family relationship are from the zodiac sign of birth date.

The Chinese astrology treats the Sun is 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. Chinese use same Chinese character Day is Sun for day and sun. The advantage to use birth year horoscope sign is the 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.

The followings are the traditional and professional Chinese astrology sites. They provide the same Chinese astrology birth chart with our site.