Based on Chinese Lunar Calendar Chinese animal sign (Shengxiao) follows the 12-year cycle defined by lunar calendar. Each year in the cycle is represented by one animal, and peoples sign is determined by their birth year.
Are Chinese Zodiacs based on year or month?
Unlike Western zodiac signs, which are traditionally designated based on your birth month, Chinese zodiac signs are specific to the year of your birth. The Chinese zodiac (also known as shengxiao), is a repeating 12-year cycle where each year is represented by an animal and its qualities.
Is zodiac sign decided by date of birth?
Zodiac signs were originally determined by which constellation the Sun was in on the day you were born. However, a phenomenon called precession has altered the position of the constellations we see today.
What are Chinese zodiac signs based on?
The compatibilities of the zodiac animals are mainly based on the Five Elements they belong to – Metal (Monkey, Rooster), Wood (Tiger, Rabbit), Water (Rat, Pig), Fire (Snake, Horse), and Earth (Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Dog).
Can you be 2 zodiac sign?
Can you have two zodiac signs? Not exactly. Rather than technically being born under two signs, people born on a zodiac cusp are unique individuals whose date of birth brings the energy and traits of two distinct signs together, creating a separate astrological personality with blended qualities.