Welcome to the world of the Chinese zodiac! If you're not familiar with it, the Chinese zodiac or shengxiao (/shnng-sshyao/ 'born resembling'), is a system of divination that assigns a different animal to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. It's a way of understanding ourselves and the people around us by tapping into the traits and characteristics of these animals. But it's not all serious business – the Chinese zodiac is also a source of fun and entertainment, with its animal signs appearing in all sorts of art, literature, and media. So, whether you're a rat, a dragon, a goat, or something else entirely, we hope you'll join us in celebrating the rich cultural tradition of the Chinese zodiac!
So, what animal sign are you? Let's find out!
2023 is the year of the rabbit
The year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac is a time when people are believed to be more calm, gentle, and kind. These are all great qualities to have, and if you were born during a year of the rabbit, you might have some of these traits! Some other years of the rabbit include: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011. It's always interesting to think about how astrology and the movements of the stars might influence our lives and personalities. Whether you believe in astrology or not, it can be fun to explore the different animal signs and see which one you relate to the most!
Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign based on your birth year:
- Rat: 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
- Ox: 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
- Tiger: 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
- Rabbit: 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
- Dragon: 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
- Snake: 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013,2025
- Horse: 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014,2026
- Goat: 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
- Monkey: 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
- Rooster: 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
- Dog: 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
- Pig: 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
12 CHINESE ZODIAC SIGNS FOR FAMILIES
Rat - The family's troublemaker and opportunist. They always manage to sneak extra dessert when no one is looking.
Tiger - The fierce protector of the family. They'll fight anyone who messes with their loved ones.
Rabbit - The peacekeeper of the family. They're always calm, collected, and able to diffuse any argument.
Dragon - The charismatic leader of the family. They have a fiery personality and are always up for an adventure.
Snake - The wise one of the family. They may seem quiet and reserved, but they have a wealth of knowledge and insight.
Horse - The free spirit of the family. They're always on the go and have a hard time sitting still.
Goat - The artistic one. They have a creative flair and love to express themselves through music, dance, or art.
Monkey - The playful prankster of the family. They're always up to some mischief, but they mean well.
Rooster - The show-off of the family. They love to be the center of attention and are always ready to strut their stuff.
Dog - The loyal friend of the family. They'll stick by your side through thick and thin.
There are so many great experiences in Metro Vancouver! Enjoy!
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!