A Short Chinese New Year Zodiac Guide

February 20th, 2018

Just a few days ago, many people, including us, were celebrating the beginning of the chinese new year. It’s the “year of the dog”, but what does that really mean? With each fresh year, comes a different chinese new year zodiac. There are 12 animals that are used to represent each chinese new year zodiac and they go round in a circle; if you’re born in that year, that’s the animal of your zodiac. However, chinese new year falls between 21 January and February 20th; so, if you’re born in either of these months, look whether your birthday falls before or after the new year to see which zodiac year you are. Below, we’ve given a short guide to each chinese new year zodiac … which animal are you?


A picture of a black dog

2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970…

If your chinese new year zodiac is the dog, your main attribute is fidelity; you’re a very loyal, honest and kind person to others. Lucky numbers of people in this zodiac year are 3, 4 and 9. Their lucky colours are red, green and purple.


A picture of a rooster

2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969…

If you’re a rooster, your top attribute is being constant. You’re also a very observant and hardworking person; you have a lot of courage and talent. Your lucky numbers are 5, 7 and 8, and your lucky colours are gold, brown and yellow.


A picture of a monkey

2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968…

People with the chinese new year zodiac of a monkey have the main attribute of changeability. They’re sharp, smart and witty people, with a bit of a mischievous side. Their lucky numbers are 4 and 9, and their lucky colours are white, blue and gold.


A picture of a goat

2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967…

Are you a goat? If so, your top attribute is unity and you’re a calm and gentle person. You have a shy side, but are also very sympathetic. Your lucky numbers are 2 and 7, and your lucky colours are green, red and purple.


A picture of a horse

2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966…

If your chinese new year zodiac is the horse, your main attribute is forging ahead. You are an active and energetic person, and like to be in a crowd. 2, 3 and 7 are numbers that bring you luck, and your lucky colours are yellow and green.


A picture of a snake

2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965…

A snake’s main attribute is their flexibility. They are intelligent and private; they also hate to fail and are therefore very determined to achieve. 2, 8 and 9 are their lucky numbers, and their lucky colours are black, red and yellow.


A picture of a dragon

2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964…

If you’re a dragon, your top attribute is your strength. You are confident and intelligent; you’re not afraid of taking on challenges. 1, 6 and 7 are numbers that bring you luck. Your lucky colours are gold, silver and greyish white.


A picture of a rabbit

2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963…

A rabbit’s top attribute is caution. They are quiet and elegant people; they’re also kind and patient. Their lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 6, and their lucky colours are red, pink, purple and blue.


A picture of a tiger

2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962…

If your new year zodiac is a tiger, your main attribute is valor. You are brave and confident, and also have a competitive side. 1, 3 and 4 are your lucky numbers. Your lucky colours are blue, grey, orange and white.


A picture of an ox

2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961…

If you’re an ox, your top attribute is industriousness. You’re a dependable and determined person, recognised for your strength. Your lucky numbers are 1 and 4, and white, yellow and green are your lucky colours.


A picture of a rat

2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960…

Is your chinese new year zodiac a rat? Your top attribute is wisdom. Rat’s are quick-witted, kind and smart. People would describe them as lovely. 2 and 3 are their lucky numbers, and their lucky colours are blue, gold and green.


A picture of a pig

2019, 2017, 1995, 1983, 1971…

A pig’s main attribute is amiability. They are compassionate and generous, with a determination to achieve their goals. Their lucky numbers are 2, 5 and 8. Yellow, grey, brown and gold are their lucky colours.

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