Western and Eastern zodiac dates are different. Western zodiac signs use the Gregorian calendar and Eastern ones use the Lunar calendar. Western is based on your day and month of birth and Eastern is based on your year of birth primarily but can change by month/day of birth due to how the the lunar calendar works and the year determines when lunar new year was at the time. Each year rotates through every 12-year cycle, that's why each new year is the "Year of the _____" (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig; in this exact order).
A person's date of birth is a combination of both Western and Eastern zodiac signs. For example, if you were born on May 1st in any of the following years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, your Western zodiac sign would be Taurus and your Eastern zodiac sign would be a Dragon. Therefore, you would be a Taurus Dragon!
If you were born today on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, then you have learned to read really fast and you would also be a Aries + Rabbit. Happy birthday!
If you were born today of next year on Thursday, March 21, 2024, you would be Aries + Dragon.
Last year on Monday, March 21, 2022?
Aries + Tiger. It is important to remember that just 1 day, month or year can change both of your zodiac signs. According to today, it is the year of the Rabbit and the month of the Aries, so if this is your year, may this day, month and year bring you great health, wealth, luck and prosperity!
What is my zodiac sign?
Here is the list of 12 zodiac signs for Western and Eastern zodiac signs and dates are as follows.
Each of the zodiac signs has different strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies. It's worth noting that traits do not equally apply to everyone because there are many other factors that can influence a person's personality and behavior.
Western Zodiac Signs
Your birth month and day determines your Western zodiac sign. Originated in Babylonian astrology, the zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. It is believed that the positions of the stars and planets can influence a person's life and personality. Your zodiac sign is determined by the position of the sun at the time of your birth.
Chinese Zodiac Signs
Your birth year, month and day determines your Eastern zodiac sign based on the lunar calendar. Originated from China for more than two thousand years, the zodiac and its variations remain popular in many East Asian and Southeast Asian countries. The Eastern zodiac features 12 animal signs in a repeating twelve-year cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep/Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. These zodiac animals are not only used to represent years, but also believed to influence people's personalities, career, fortune, compatibility, and marriage.
Compatibility between Eastern Zodiac Signs
The compatibility between Eastern zodiac signs is based on the principles of Eastern astrology, which takes into account the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) and the yin-yang balance. The compatibility of these signs is determined by their relative positions in the zodiac and the interactions between their associated elements. Signs that are considered to be compatible share similar traits or complement each other in some way. In addition, signs that share the same element may also be more compatible, as they have similar energy and characteristics.
Compatibility depends on the individual and the dynamics of the relationship. Remember that there are many factors that can affect the success of a relationship, and astrology is just one of them. Ultimately, the compatibility between two people depends on many factors, including their personalities, values, communication style, and life goals.
Hardworking, reliable, and persistent are just a few ways to describe them; known to focus on a task and see it through to completion, often displaying great patience and determination along the way. Honest, trustworthy, and loyal, a need to be of responsible and dutiful.
Recognized as stubborn or inflexible at times; stuck to own ways of doing things, and may not be very receptive to change or new ideas.
Good for jobs that require a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and reliability; may excel in fields such as engineering, agriculture, business, or finance.
Confident, bold, and courageous; known for being assertive and the willingness to take risks, often displaying a fearless attitude in the face of challenges; while also passionate and energetic, strong sense of independence and a desire for adventure.
May be a bit impulsive or reckless, acting without thinking things through, which can sometimes lead to problems or difficulties. Should be careful not to let your confidence and assertiveness turn into overconfidence or arrogance.
Well-suited for doing jobs that require leadership skills, creativity, and risk-taking. You may excel in fields such as sports, entertainment, politics, or entrepreneurship.
Kind, gentle, and sensitive; known for being compassionate and the ability to empathize with others, often displaying a nurturing and caring attitude towards those around you. Creative and artistic, a love for beauty and aesthetics.
May be a bit cautious or indecisive; a tendency to overthink things, and may be reluctant to take risks or make bold moves. You need to be careful not to let your cautiousness or indecisiveness hold you back from pursuing your goals and dreams.
Great for jobs that require creativity, compassion, and a gentle touch. You may excel in fields such as art, music, teaching, or counseling.
Confident, powerful, and ambitious; known for a strength of character and your ability to inspire others, often displaying a charismatic and dynamic personality. Creative and innovative, coming up with new ideas and solutions to problems with ease.
May be a bit hot-headed or impulsive; acting without thinking things through, which can sometimes lead to problems or conflicts. You need to be careful not to let your confidence and ambition turn into arrogance or selfishness.
Made to do jobs that require leadership skills, creativity, and a bold approach. You may excel in fields such as business, politics, entertainment, or entrepreneurship.
Intelligent, intuitive, and mysterious; known for analytical skills and an ability to perceive things that others may miss, often displaying a sharp and perceptive mind. Elegant and sophisticated, a love for beauty and aesthetics.
Can be a bit secretive or enigmatic; keeping your thoughts and feelings to yourself, which can sometimes make one seem aloof or distant. You need to be careful not to let your secretive or enigmatic nature turn into distrust or suspicion of others.
Designed to do jobs that require analytical thinking, intuition, and attention to detail. You may excel in fields such as science, law, psychology, or finance.
Energetic, adventurous, and independent; known for free spirit and the love of travel and new experiences, often displaying a restless and adventurous nature. Friendly and outgoing, making friends is second nature.
Possibly a bit impulsive or reckless; acting without thinking things through, which can sometimes lead to problems or difficulties. You need to be careful not to let your impulsiveness or restlessness lead you into trouble, and to balance your desire for adventure with a sense of responsibility and caution.
Good candidates for jobs that require energy, creativity, and a sense of adventure. You may excel in fields such as sports, entertainment, marketing, or entrepreneurship.
Gentle, kind, and creative; known for artistic abilities and the love of beauty and aesthetics, often displaying a gentle and compassionate nature. Good listeners and loyal friends, making others feel comfortable and at ease.
Could be a bit sensitive or emotional; taking things to heart, and may struggle with criticism or conflict. You need to be careful not to let your sensitivity or emotional nature hold you back from pursuing your goals and dreams. You may need to develop a thicker skin and learn to take criticism in stride in order to succeed in competitive environments.
A good choice for jobs that require creativity, compassion, and a gentle touch. You may excel in fields such as art, music, writing, or counseling.
Intelligent, witty, and curious; quick minds and your love of learning, often displaying a lively and energetic nature. charming and entertaining, making others laugh and feel at ease is a part of them.
Can be a bit mischievous or unpredictable; playing tricks or pranks on others, which can sometimes lead to misunderstandings or conflicts. You need to be careful not to let your mischievous or impulsive nature get the better of you, and to use your intelligence and creativity for positive purposes rather than for mischief or selfish gain.
Jobs made for this sign are jobs that require creativity, communication, and adaptability. You may excel in fields such as writing, journalism, public speaking, or entertainment.
confident, hardworking, and detail-oriented. known for a strong work ethic and attention to detail, often displaying a proud and assertive nature. organized and efficient, planning and managing tasks effectively is a skill they possess.
May be a bit opinionated or critical; speaking your minds and may struggle with accepting criticism from others. You need to be careful not to let your pride or tendency to be critical of others get in the way of building positive relationships and working effectively with others.
Career positions that are good are those that require attention to detail, organization, and clear communication; may excel in fields such as law, accounting, project management, or public relations.
Believed to be loyal, trustworthy, and sincere; known for the devotion to family and friends, often displaying a kind and protective nature. Honest and straightforward, telling it like it is is how they generally are.
Often cautious or anxious; worrying or overthinking things, and may struggle with taking risks or stepping outside of your comfort zones. You need to be careful not to let your cautious nature hold you back from pursuing your goals and dreams. You may need to work on developing more confidence and taking calculated risks in order to succeed in competitive environments.
Made to do jobs that require trustworthiness, responsibility, and a caring nature. You may excel in fields such as healthcare, counseling, social work, or education.
Honest, kind, and generous; known as warm and friendly nature, often displaying a genuine concern for others. Hardworking and responsible, making steady progress towards goals is important.
A bit naive or indulgent; trusting others too easily or to give in to temptation, which can sometimes lead to setbacks or disappointments. You need to be careful not to be too trusting or naive, and to be aware of the risks of giving in to temptation. With your warm and generous nature, you may also need to work on setting healthy boundaries in order to avoid being taken advantage of by others.
Jobs that require a caring nature, responsibility, and a talent for working with other will allow one to excel in fields such as healthcare, social work, education, or hospitality.
Western Zodiac Horoscope Signs and Zodiac Dates In Order (your birth month and day determines your Western Zodiac Sign)
Confident, bold, and passionate, with a love in taking action and achieving your goals; energetic and assertive nature. independent and self-reliant, with a natural talent for leadership.
May being impulsive or impatient; rushing into things without thinking them through, which can sometimes lead to mistakes or missteps. Balancing ones assertiveness with a healthy dose of patience and consideration for the opinions and needs of others.
Driven by the expression of your drive and ambition; fields such as business, entrepreneurship, sports, or the military may be appropriate.
Dependable, reliable, and hardworking; strong sense of responsibility and a desire for stability; grounded and practical nature. Sensual and pleasure-seeking, with a love of good food, music, and other comforts.
Can be stubborn or resistant to change; clinging to your habits and routines, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to adapt to new situations or ideas. You need to work on being more open-minded and flexible, in order to avoid getting stuck in ways or missing out on new opportunities.
practicality and dependability; finance, real estate, agriculture, or culinary arts can be possible career choices.
Witty, communicative, and versatile; loves variety and stimulation; curious and adaptable nature. Intelligent and creative, having a natural talent for learning and expressing yourselves.
Fickle or scattered; jumping from one thing to the next without fully committing, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to follow through on your ideas or projects. You need to work on focusing your energy and avoiding the temptation to scatter yourself too thin, in order to make the most of your talents and opportunities.
Curiosity and versatility; fields such as journalism, writing, teaching, or marketing are good options for you.
Emotional, intuitive, and compassionate; to care for and protect those around you is important; nurturing and sensitive nature. Loyal and family-oriented, with a deep connection to your roots and traditions.
Moody or reactive; becoming withdrawn or defensive when feeling threatened or vulnerable, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to express yourself openly. You need to work on developing a thicker skin and learning to express your emotions in a more constructive and productive way, in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed or reactive in difficult situations.
Nurturing and protective instincts means healthcare, education, social work, or psychology are all possibilities.
Passionate, creative, and expressive, prioritizes attention and recognition; confident and charismatic nature. Loyal and generous, with a deep sense of pride in accomplishments.
Self-centered or attention-seeking; craves admiration and validation, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to accept criticism or to consider the perspectives of others. You need to work on balancing your desire for attention and validation with a willingness to listen to and consider the perspectives of others, in order to build healthy and collaborative relationships with those around you.
Creativity and leadership abilities can give an edge in entertainment, entrepreneurship, or management.
Detail-oriented, hardworking, and diligent, need for order and efficiency; practical and analytical nature. Intelligent and perceptive, and a natural at problem-solving.
A perfectionistic or critical; focusing on flaws or imperfections in self or others, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to appreciate the positive aspects of a situation. You need to work on balancing your desire for perfection with the willingness to accept imperfection and to appreciate the positive aspects of yourself and others.
Innate attention to detail and a methodical approaches makes finance, healthcare, or engineering good possible career paths.
Fair-minded, social, and charming, embraces for harmony and cooperation; balanced and diplomatic nature. Artistic and creative, with a love for beauty and aesthetics.
Indecisive or people-pleasing; avoids conflict or to seek approval from others, which can sometimes make it difficult for you to make firm decisions or to assert your own needs and desires. You need to work on asserting your own needs and making firm decisions, in order to build healthy and fulfilling relationships with others.
Jobs involving communication, creativity, and social interaction such as law, fashion, or the arts are possible enjoyable jobs.
Deep, mysterious, and powerful, wanting for truth and authenticity; intense and passionate nature. perceptive and insightful, with a natural talent for understanding the hidden motives and desires of others.
Secretive or controlling; guarding your emotions or to manipulate others in order to get what you want, which can sometimes create conflict or tension in relationships. Should probably work on building healthy and trusting relationships with others, in order to avoid the pitfalls of secrecy and manipulation.
Investigation, research, or analysis type of mind is helping for careers and/or jobs such as those in psychology, law enforcement, or journalism.
Curious, open-minded, and free-spirited, with a love for exploration and new experiences; adventurous and optimistic nature. Idealistic and philosophical, with a knack for seeing the big picture and seeking meaning in life.
Impulsive or restless; Jumping from one thing to the next, or to overextend yourself in your quest for adventure, which can sometimes lead to burnout or disappointment. You need to work on cultivating patience and discipline, in order to avoid the pitfalls of impulsivity and restlessness.
Driven by travel, exploration, or teaching can help excel in fields such as education, philosophy, or journalism.
Hardworking, responsible, and practical, with a need for success and achievement; ambitious and disciplined nature. reliable and trustworthy, with a natural talent for leadership and organization.
Serious or reserved; prioritizing work over play, or to be overly focused on your goals, which can sometimes lead to a lack of balance or enjoyment in life. You need to work on finding a healthy balance between work and play, in order to avoid the pitfalls of stress and burnout.
When it comes to strategy, planning, or management; perfect candidates for careers/jobs such as those in finance, law, or business.
Forward-thinking and progressive, with a strong wanting of making positive changes in the world; independent and unconventional nature. creative, innovative, and intellectual, a natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
Detached or aloof; tendency to prioritize your own ideas and opinions over those of others, which can sometimes lead to clashes or conflicts. You need to work on being more empathetic and aware of the needs and opinions of others in order to build strong relationships and work effectively in collaborative settings.
Creativity and intellectual curiosity are a natural forte, which helps in fields such as science, technology, the arts, or social justice activism.
Sensitive, compassionate, and caring, with a need to help others; intuitive and empathetic nature. Imaginative and creative, with a natural talent for the arts or for working with your hands.
Perceived asbeing dreamy or escapist; retreating into your own thoughts or fantasies, which can sometimes lead to feelings of disconnection or isolation. You need to work on balancing your sensitivity with a healthy dose of practicality, in order to avoid getting lost in your own thoughts or becoming overwhelmed by the emotions of others.
Creativity and empathy; makes the arts, healthcare, social work, or spiritual counseling a possibility.
Compatibility between Western and Eastern Zodiac Signs
The Western zodiac and the Eastern zodiac have different sets of characteristics and correspondences. There is no definitive compatibility list between the two systems. There are general connections based on general personality traits and astrological correspondences between them. Below are some common pairings and correspondences between the Western and Eastern zodiac signs:
Rat and Sagittarius: Both are associated with freedom, curiosity, and a love of adventure. SHaring a sense of playfulness and a desire for intellectual stimulation.
Ox and Capricorn: These signs are all about hard work, practicality, and determination. Focusing on achieving their goals and have a strong sense of responsibility.
Tiger and Aquarius: associated with individuality, creativity, and a desire for freedom; both are unconventional and independent, and they value their personal freedom and autonomy.
Rabbit and Pisces: Sensitivity, compassion, and intuition, they're emotionally attuned and value deep connections with others.
Dragon and Aries: embody strength, passion, and leadership, and they are confident and ambitious, and enjoy taking charge in pursuing their goals.
Snake and Taurus: Sensuality, perseverance, and a love of beauty while they're grounded and practical, they can also appreciate the finer things in life.
Horse and Gemini: Communication, adaptability, and a love of variety. These two are social and outgoing, and they enjoy learning and experiencing new things.
Goat and Cancer: Signs of nurturing, empathy, and emotional intelligence; sensitive and caring, and value close relationships and family connections.
Monkey and Leo: Creativity, playfulness, and a love of attention are a few way to describe them; they're confident and entertaining, and bask in being in the spotlight.
Rooster and Virgo: Organized, with a great attention to detail, and a love of order while they are hard-working and perfectionistic, valuing efficiency and productivity.
Dog and Libra: Harmony, balance, and a love of beauty, these are sociable and friendly, valuing fairness and justice.
Pig and Scorpio: All about depth, intensity, and emotional intelligence, they're especially intuitive and perceptive, and value authenticity and honesty.
Best matched with: GOAT, RABBIT Worst matched with: SNAKE, MONKEY
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Most calendars use the Gregorian calendar system, which assigns 365 days to each year (with an extra day added in leap years), and organizes those days into months. Each month has a different number of days, with the shortest month having 28 or 29 days, and the longest having 31 days. Western zodiacs use the Gregorian system.
Eastern zodiacs use the lunar calendar which is based on the phases of the moon, with each month corresponding to a complete cycle of the moon from new moon to new moon. The lunar cycle is approximately 29.5 days, so most lunar calendars have 12 lunar months in a year, with a total of 354 days.
To reconcile the difference between the two systems, some lunar calendars include an extra month periodically to bring the calendar in line with the seasons.
The calendar typically starts with the first day of January, which is assigned the number 1, and continues in sequential order until the last day of December, which is assigned the number 31. The number of days in each month and the position of each month in the year may differ depending on the calendar system used. In the Gregorian calendar, the new year day falls on January 1 whereas in the Chinese lunar calendar, the new year day usually falls between January 21 and February 20, depending on the cycle of the moon.
To determine your zodiac sign for any given year, you can look up the date of the Chinese New Year for that year and see if your birth date falls before or after that date because the zodiac sign changes at the Chinese New Year, not on January 1 as in the Gregorian calendar. If you were born between January 21 and February 20, the lunar year that you should use to determine your zodiac sign or animal is the one that corresponds to the Chinese New Year that occurred in the year of your birth. For example, if you were born in 1990, you would have been born in the year of the Horse if your birthdate was before February 15 of that year, and in the year of the Snake if your birth date was on or after February 15. This is because the Chinese New Year in 1990 fell on January 27.
Relevant zodiac dates/zodiac years (birthday, birth dates, and birth years) for horoscope:
Note: Your Eastern zodiac sign can change depending upon your exact day and month of birth and the beginning of each Lunar New Year which is different every year and does not necessarily start on January 1st like the Western Zodiac based on the Gregorian Calendar (which ends on December 31st every year). The Lunar calendar is about 29.5 days or so a month (about 354 earth days a year), so this makes New Years generally fall between January 20 and Febuary 20th, more or less which is when Chinese New Years is celebrated. Our system will calculate this for you for both signs as accurately as possible. The following is the start and end of each lunar new year for each respective year for each Eastern Zodiac Sign. It should be noted that "Goat" and "Sheep" are used interchangeably around different parts of the world but mean and refer to the same sign. This is one of those nuances which were likely lost in translation over a thousand years ago.
Disclaimer: There can be slight nuances and variations with certain birth dates, particularly those at the beginning and the end of each respective cycle, which can make you borderline one or more different zodiac signs (east or west) according to different sources, also known as "cusps" which may not be accounted for with our system. In these cases, it is recommended to change your birthday when registering to reflect the ones that resonates the most with you as match-making is strictly based on the zodiac signs in your profile. This applies to all birth dates and users.