What Your 2021 Chinese Zodiac Sign Says About You

As Chinese New Year drops on Friday, 12th February 2021, we bid farewell to the tumultuous Year of the Rat and welcome the Year of the Ox, which will last until 30th January 2022.

What does the Year of the Ox signify? Which zodiac sign will have the best 2021? And what does your 2021 Chinese zodiac sign say about you? Here’s a quick guide to the Chinese zodiac, or Shengxiao and what every animal represents this 2021.

Chinese Horoscope for 2021 

The Chinese zodiac consists of 12 different animals that repeat on a cycle. Every year, one animal along with its distinct attributes is chosen to represent the whole 12 months. Here’s your Chinese horoscope for the year 2021 based on your zodiac.

Zodiac sign Birth years Horoscope
Ox 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 The ox will reap the benefits of the cumulative efforts made for the past years. Take care of career and avoid disputes and mistakes. The ox’s romantic life will not be as exciting this year.
Tiger 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 The tiger is the luckiest out of all the 12 zodiac animals this year. They will meet many gui ren or helpful people – who will support them to realize their plans. Tigers should take advantage of the momentum and explore different possibilities. It will be a good time to start a business.
Rabbit 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 The rabbit is one of the luckiest animals for 2021. This year will be very positive which makes it a good year to start new ventures and set goals. Be it in career, romantic life and friendships, they will succeed in most areas of their life. However, unlike the tiger, they will have to do everything on their own.
Dragon 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 The dragon will have a stable life and steady progress. Career may come to a standstill, but it’s best to stay calm and wait for mid-autumn when opportunities present itself. They will have romantic encounters this year, but it may not necessarily bloom.
Snake 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 The snake will have a mix of fortune and risks. Social networks will grow and so will opportunities. Years of hardwork will be rewarded this year. Snakes should be aware of how they approach challenging subjects and issues because it might destroy relationships. Unmarried snakes will be single this year.
Horse 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 This is a roller coaster year for the horse, although much better than the year of the rat. Long-awaited plans might be postponed, but career opportunities will come in the winter. Stay calm and sincere when tackling challenges and people.
Sheep 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 One of the most challenging years for the sheep. They will face obstacles, so starting any business or venture is not advised. It’s best to be patient when doing mundane and routine tasks. Finances should not get out of control. Expanding social circles this 2021 is a great choice to look for opportunities.
Monkey 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 The monkey will have a lot of opportunities and luck this year. They have to be open to new ideas and grab opportunities as they come. The monkey will also experience a breakthrough in their career, promotions and approval from their employer. It’s also good to start a small business this year. Thanks to the monkey’s charming personality and popularity, they will have a fruitful social year.
Rooster 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 Roosters will experience fortune this year. It’s time to stop being passive and be more proactive in seizing opportunities. The outcomes of their goal and ventures may not be what they expect but  they should consider it a learning opportunity. The rooster also receives blessings from Wen Chang, the god that oversees the intelligence and wisdom of mortals. They will not have any interest finding love this year.
Dog 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

It is a troubling year for the dog. They will go through a rough year or Xing Tai Sui year. Difficulties in relationships, stress and mood changes will be present especially during the middle of the year.

Pig 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

2021 is one of the luckiest years for the pig. They will strengthen their social networks, find job and business opportunities and experience the best this year. Ambitions will be achieved and health will greatly improve.

Rat 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

After a terrible year in 2020, rats will have a boost of fortune this year. But to achieve this, rats have to persist and persevere. During the first half of the year, they may remain average but in the second half, luck will pour in. Rats should set their goals high but keep their feet on the ground. This year, rats will be indecisive in relationships.

Read in-depth what the year of the ox means and how the Chinese New Year is celebrated in China here.

We may have celebrated the Chinese New Year last February 12, but the holidays in China are not over yet. Many Chinese universities usually have holidays until the lantern festival which ends on February 26.

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Content crafter at China Admissions with nine years of professional writing experience. Fil-Chinese who honors my heritage every day. On a fascinating journey exploring China and tracing my ancestry. See China through my lens.
Christine Chiu

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