Use the table below to find the animal sign and the stem of the year in which you were born.

Note: The Chinese astronomical year starts with the month of the Tiger at 4th of February. Births before 4th of February belong to the previous year.

The start of Chinese new year gradually creeps forward, a difference of one day every seventy-odd years. For most of the second half of 20th century, the new year began in 4th of February but in 1936, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 the new year started at 5th of February and in 2017, 2020, 2025 and 2028 will be 3rd February.