What are the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac?
As the first international mint to celebrate the 12 animals of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, The Perth Mint’s Lunar series releases have been sought after by bullion and coin collectors around the globe.
According to Chinese mythology, the order of the animals in the ancient zodiac calendar was decided with a great race across a river.
Find out your birth year and corresponding birth animal below:
Races aren’t the only thing mice win. Those born in the Year of the Mouse are said to possess enterprising spirits and a willingness to work hard to achieve their goals. They are smart, adaptable and curious by nature. No wonder they lead the zodiac pack.
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
It’s no accident that the industrious oxen are known as hard workers. Chances are, if you are patient, dependable, strong and determined, you were born in the Year of the Ox.
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Brave, competitive, impulsive and affectionate. These are all traits people born in the Year of the Tiger possess. Every bit the ‘king of the jungle’, tigers are always prepared to take risks, and with good reason – they always land on their feet.
1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
With its uncanny gift for choosing the best option, the rabbit has been held as an emblem of luck for centuries. Those born under this sign are said to be creative, vigilant and compassionate.
1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
The dragon is the most revered and powerful creature in the Chinese zodiac. It’s easy to see why when they can control the weather and soar through the skies. Instinctive bravery, persistence and intelligence combine to make those born in the Year of the Dragon ambitious, successful and charismatic.
1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
A symbol of wisdom in Chinese culture, snakes are said to bring good luck and prosperity. People born in the Year of the Snake are analytical, independent and charming – which is why they are known to make such great leaders.
1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
People born in the Year of the Horse are active, energetic and love to be part of the crowd. Always the life of the party, horses’ geniality earns them the admiration of friends and partners alike.
1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Calm, artistic and resilient. If you’re nodding in agreement, you could be born under the goat’s influence. Very empathetic and naturally creative, goats appreciate beauty in all its forms and have a tendency to be introspective.
1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Those born in the Year of the Monkey are intelligent, quick witted and adventurous – no surprises there! It’s these character traits that make monkeys hungry for knowledge and eager to seek out new experiences.
1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Surprisingly, not all those born in the Year of the Rooster love early mornings. They do, however, enjoy social gatherings and take great pride in their appearance. Roosters are also said to be stable and disciplined.
1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Dogs are known for being loyal companions – and it’s no different for those born under the dog’s ‘rule’. Trustworthy and observant, dogs are honest, friendly and understanding, making them wonderful friends to have by your side.
1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
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