Question by  sallyjane (125)

How does your birth determine your Chinese astrological sign?


Answer by  Miffy (216)

Your Chinese astrological sign depends on the year of your birth, using the Chinese New Year as the start rather than the Western New Year (January 1). There are 12 signs, represented by animals, and these rotate on a 12 year cycle. The day and month of your birth will also give your astrological element.


Answer by  patti (29325)

=Birth year determines the Chinese astrological sign. There are 12 signs that rotate every twelve years. Rat starts with 1900 then 1912, 1924 and so forth. Ox starts with 1901.


Answer by  John (9008)

Chinese astrological signs are actually much easier to determine than the ones used in the western tradition. Each sign corresponds to a year. Every person born in that year shares the same sign. These signs are all named for animals, such as boars, rats, or dogs (the dragon is the only exception to this).


Answer by  Allison (187)

Chinese astrological signs have three parts: element, animal, and passive or active characteristic. Each month has an assigned set: For example March is Passive Wood and Rabbit.

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