The Chinese zodiac system is based on traditional astronomy but rooted in zoolatry, or animal worship, with the system dating back more than 2,000 years. Chinese zodiac, or sheng xiao (/shnng-sshyao/ (生肖), “born resembling”), is represented by 12 zodiac animals.
In Chinese astrology, the zodiac sign seasons last for an entire year. Your birth year determines your Chinese zodiac sign. The Chinese zodiac cycle repeats every 12 years. The Chinese, or Lunar, New Year begins on February 1, 2022. The date of the Lunar New Year is dictated by the Chinese lunisolar calendar, so it is celebrated on a different date in January or February each year. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, marks the transition from one animal to the next as the Lunar New Year changes.
2022 is the Chinese Year of the Tiger
This will be the year to become your own leader, so build up your courage and start doing things in your own way. Be prepared for change as your dreams will become reality. Those born under the Goat or Ox signs will be luckiest in 2022. It’s also a good financial windfall year for those born under Rabbit, Horse, Dragon and Rooster. Rat, Snake, Monkey, Dog and Pig signs will need to put forth greater effort in order to see positive results this year. To learn more about the legend of the Tiger and its impact on 2022 for you, check out this video.
What is My Chinese Zodiac Sign?
Rat (Zi) signs are born in the years 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020. Rat people are thrifty, intelligent, popular, social, perfectionists, charming, and hard and diligent workers.
Ox or Buffalo (Chou) signs are born in the years 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021. Ox or Buffalo people are easy-going, patient, determined, deep thinkers, humorous, dedicated and dependable.
Tiger (Yin) signs are born in the years 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022. Tiger people are courageous, enthusiastic, strong-willed, determined, generous and powerful.
Rabbit or Hare (Mao) signs are born in the years 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011. Rabbit or Hare people are talented, intelligent, well-mannered, methodical, social, easy-going, ambitious and conservative.