Chinese/Hmong Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac, also known as the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is a 12-year cycle used to represent years in Chinese culture. Each year is represented by one of 12 animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. These animals are believed to be a representation of the characteristics and personalities of people born in those years. The zodiac is also used in divination and fortune-telling. It is believed that the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a significant influence on their personality and fate. The Chinese zodiac is an integral part of Chinese culture and is still used widely today.

Zodiac Animal Birth Years Personality Traits
Rat 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 Clever, quick-witted, resourceful and ambitious. They are also said to be good at saving money and making a comfortable living.
Ox 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 Decisive, honest, dependable, and hardworking. They are also said to be strong-willed and determined, with a great sense of responsibility.
Tiger 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 Brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident. They are also said to be independent, with a strong sense of self.
Rabbit 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 Gentle, quiet, elegant, alert, skillful, patient, and kind. They are also said to be good at communicating and making friends.
Dragon 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 Confident, intellient, ambitious, perservering, and hardworking. They are also said to be charismatic and good leaders.
Snake 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 Intelligent, courageous, confident, and insightful. They are also said to be charming and good at persuasion.
Horse 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 Animated, free-spirited, independent, active, & energetic. They are also said to be good at taking risks and making quick decisions.
Goat 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 Gentle, creative, stable, sympathetic, and amicable. They are also said to be sensitive and a bit shy.
Monkey 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 Witty, intelligent, ambitious, and adventurous. They are also said to be good problem-solvers and quick learners.
Rooster 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 Observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented. They are also said to be good at organizing and taking charge.
Dog 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 Loyal, honest, amiable, kind, cautious, and prudent. They are also said to be good at helping others and protecting their loved ones.
Pig 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032 Compassionate, generous, easy-going, & simple. They are also said to be hardworking and good at saving money.

Zodiac Timing

People are often advised to avoid using the time of Tai Sui and Po Sui/Fan Tai Sui to initiate an important event, wedding, grand opening, etc.

2023 Tai Sui: Rabbit 5AM - 7AM
2023 Po Sui: Rooster 5PM - 7PM

2024 Tai Sui: Dragon 7AM - 9AM
2024 Po Sui: Dog 7PM - 9PM

  • 11:00PM - 01:00AM - Rat
  • 01:00AM - 03:00AM - Ox
  • 03:00AM - 05:00AM - Tiger
  • 05:00AM - 07:00AM - Rabbit
  • 07:00AM - 09:00AM - Dragon
  • 09:00AM - 11:00AM - Snake
  • 11:00PM - 01:00PM - Horse
  • 01:00PM - 03:00PM - Goat
  • 03:00PM - 05:00PM - Monkey
  • 05:00PM - 07:00PM - Rooster
  • 07:00PM - 09:00PM - Dog
  • 09:00PM - 11:00AM - Pig