Your Chinese Element and Animal by Year

To use this table, look up your year of birth, and your element and animal are shown in the box to the right.
Note: If you were born before 4th February (Chinese New Year) your element is the one for the previous year.

Elements: Earth Metal Water Wood Fire

1920

Metal
Monkey
1921 Metal
Cockerel
1922 Earth
Dog
1923 Water
Pig
1924 Water
Rat
1925 Earth
Ox
1926 Wood
Tiger
1927 Wood
Hare
1928 Earth
Dragon
1929 Fire
Snake

1930

Fire
Horse
1931 Earth
Goat
1932 Metal
Monkey
1933 Metal
Cockerel
1934 Earth
Dog
1935 Water
Pig
1936 Water
Rat
1937 Earth
Ox
1938 Wood
Tiger
1939 Wood
Hare

1940

Earth
Dragon
1941 Fire
Snake
1942 Fire
Horse
1943 Earth
Goat
1944 Metal
Monkey
1945 Metal
Cockerel
1946 Earth
Dog
1947 Water
Pig
1948 Water
Rat
1949 Earth
Ox

1950

Wood
Tiger
1951 Wood
Hare
1952 Earth
Dragon
1953 Fire
Snake
1954 Fire
Horse
1955 Earth
Goat
1956 Metal
Monkey
1957 Metal
Cockerel
1958 Earth
Dog
1959 Water
Pig
1960 Water
Rat
1961 Earth
Ox
1962 Wood
Tiger
1963 Wood
Hare
1964 Earth
Dragon
1965 Fire
Snake
1966 Fire
Horse
1967 Earth
Goat
1968 Metal
Monkey
1969 Metal
Cockerel
1970 Earth
Dog
1971 Water
Pig
1972 Water
Rat
1973 Earth
Ox
1974 Wood
Tiger
1975 Wood
Hare
1976 Earth
Dragon
1977 Fire
Snake
1978 Fire
Horse
1979 Earth
Goat
1980 Metal
Monkey
1981 Metal
Cockerel
1982 Earth
Dog
1983 Water
Pig
1984 Water
Rat
1985 Earth
Ox
1986 Wood
Tiger
1987 Wood
Hare
1988 Earth
Dragon
1989 Fire
Snake
1990 Fire
Horse
1991 Earth
Goat
1992 Metal
Monkey
1993 Metal
Cockerel
1994 Earth
Dog
1995 Water
Pig
1996 Water
Rat
1997 Earth
Ox
1998 Wood
Tiger
1999 Wood
Hare
2000 Earth
Dragon
2001 Fire
Snake
2002 Fire
Horse
2003 Earth
Goat
2004 Metal
Monkey
2005 Metal
Cockerel
2006 Earth
Dog
2007 Water
Pig
2008 Water
Rat
2009 Earth
Ox

2010

Wood
Tiger
2011 Wood
Hare
2012 Earth
Dragon
2013 Fire
Snake
2014 Fire
Horse
2015 Earth
Goat
2016 Metal
Monkey
2017 Metal
Cockerel
2018 Earth
Dog
2019 Water
Pig
2020 Water
Rat
2021 Earth
Ox
2022 Wood
Tiger
2023 Wood
Hare
2024 Earth
Dragon