Welcome to the World of Chinese Astrology

欢迎来到中国占星术世界

The Chinese zodiac, or “shangxiao,” is a repeated 12-year cycle, with an animal and its renowned attributes depicted each year. The 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

The Origin of Chinese Astrology

Chinese astrology has been elaborated almost 5000 years ago during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) and flourished during the Han dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). It is closely related to Chinese philosophy. However, it is associated with the theory of three harmonies of heaven, earth, and water.

The order of Chinese signs of astrology is linked with the Chinese Zodiac’s most famous legend: the Jade Emperor Race. As the storey says, the Chinese Emperor had a contest for the lucky animals to be added to the calendar. In the first year of the 12-year period, the first-placed rat wins and claims the victory, and so on.

Zodiac animal signsChinese NamesBirth YearPersonalityLucky Signs in 2021 Lucky Number Lucky Months Lucky Colours Lucky Direction
Rat(shǔ)1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032Smart, Creative, and KindDragon and Monkey2, 3March and OctoberAqua blue and Green Northeast and South
Ox(niú)1913, 1925, 1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021Strong and DeterminedSnake and Rooster9, 1April, September and DecemberSilver and WhiteEast and North
Tiger(hǔ)1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022Versatile and ResourcefulHorse and Dog1, 3, 4January, June and OctoberGray and BlueSouth and North
Rabbit(tù)1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023Quiet and ResponsibleGoat and Pig3, 4, 9February, July and OctoberMetal Gold and SilverSouthwest and West
Dragon(lóng)1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024Confident and IntelligentMonkey and Rat1, 6, 7April, June and OctoberRuby Red, Gray, Blue, and greenEast and South
Snake (shé)1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025Wise and TalentedOx and Rooster2, 8, 9February, July and DecemberBright Yellow, Sky Blue, and PeachWest and East
Horse(mǎ)1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026Energetic and InnovativeMonkey2, 3, 7March, June and DecemberWhite, Silver, and RedSouth and North
Sheep(yáng)1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027Calm and GentlePig3, 4, 9September, June and OctoberGray, Blue, and BlackNortheast and West
Monkey(hóu)1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028curious and intelligentRat1, 7, 8August, September and OctoberGray, Bright Blue, and YellowEast and West
Rooster (Chicken)(jī)1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029Smart and quick-wittedOx and Snake5, 7, 8March, august and DecemberPink, Blue, White, and SilverEast and North
Dog(gǒu)1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030Honest and LoyalTiger and Dragon3, 4, 9July, August and DecemberRed, Yellow, and WhiteSouth and North
Pig (Boar) (zhū)1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031Friendly and PrudentGoat, Dragon and Rabbit2, 5, 8July and DecemberPink, Yellow, and GreenSouth and East

Most of the time, Goat may also be termed as Sheep, whereas the Pig may also be termed as Boar.

The symbol of these animals is assigned specific years, and hence it’s one’s year of birth that essentially decides one’s Chinese Sign. However, apart from the years, other chronological elements, including months, days, and hours are also assigned to these 12 animal symbols.

Apart from the aspect mentioned above, the central part of this Chinese astrology includes the balance theory of Yin-Yang, Wu Sing teachings, and five elements – metal, wood, fire, earth, and air.

Luckiest and Unluckiest Zodiac Signs in Chinese Astrology

It is not convenient to identify the luckiest and unluckiest zodiac signs as each sign has its advantages and disadvantages.

But, according to Chinese Culture, the Goat sign is considered to be the unluckiest sign. There is a belief that the people born in the Goat years are supposed to be followers instead of leaders. At the same time, the Dragon sign is considered to be the luckiest sign. The top 5 most unexpected Chinese Zodiac signs are Dragon, Snake, Pig, Rat, and Tiger.

According to the principles of Chinese astrology, all of these aspects can define a person’s past, present, and future. They can be used to develop robust and accurate predictions of a person’s characteristics and the end.

Now, we have hands-on zodiac animals, let’s proceed to how the Chinese Zodiac Year 2021 would be.

Chinese Zodiac Sign 2021 - Is it a Lucky Year?

2021 is an Ox Yury, starting on 12 February 2021 and running until 31 January 2022 (Chinese Lunar New Year’s day). It’s the year of Metal Ox.  Lots of kudos, native Ox! Your year is here! It’s time for you to plant seeds now and for the next three years. Imagine yourself on acres of fertile land. You have seed bags, and you know how to become a great farmer. You have been learning in the past 12 years to get new opportunities. Now is the time to Rock!

According to Chinese Culture, Ox is considered the symbol of power. The year of Ox is synonymous with the year of fruits and hope. It is considered to be a hopeful and fruitful year. Thus, 2021 is expected to bring a stroke of better luck, and it is a Lucky Year.