In Japan since 1873 there is a so-called Luni-solar calendar in Chinese pattern, which is maintained over 1200 years with only minor modifications. This calendar measures the length of the month after the moon, the year length but after the sun and balances the inevitable differences by leap months. Every month starts with the new moon and one year also has 12 months, as in Europe. Similarly, we also distinguish 12 Japanese zodiac signs. The zodiac signs are the following: rat, buffalo, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. These signs are used for horoscopic predictions of human destinies.

Japanese Zodiac: Calculate



Japanese horoscope is calculated according to the year of birth. The Japanese signs of the zodiac repeat in a 12 year cycle. For example, the born 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022 have a zodiac sign “Tiger”. Calculating other Japanese characters can be seen at the top of the picture. What meaning do these zodiac signs have for the character, you can read below.

The monkey (1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)



Intelligenz und Flexibilität. People who have Japanese zodiac monkeys have high intelligence and flexibility. The monkeys are very good listeners and keep their word. You solve problems very easily and understand almost all people, but they are best suited to people with a monkey or rat.

The Buffalo ( 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

The buffalo is calm, controlled, respectful and loyal. He is a good leader because he enjoys great respect. The people born in the year of the buffalo prefer to act rather than talk.

The Dragon (1974, 1988, 2000, 2012)

The dragons always show their positive traits, but sometimes they tend to exaggerate. In general, however, the people born in the Year of the Dragon are more successful. Dragons are the most eccentric personalities according to the Japanese horoscope. They are particularly suitable for people who have a rat, rooster or snake sign.

The Hare (1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)



The rabbit is peaceful, social and always feels fine. If you are visiting Rabbit people, you will enjoy hospitality and you will see a home furnished with love and style.

The Rooster (1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

The people born in the year of the rooster are very hardworking and capable in work. That’s why they are a bit stressed and sometimes aggressive. You have trouble communicating with all people. Otherwise they always look well-groomed and fashionable.

The dog (1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

The dogs in the Japanese horoscope have many qualities, such as loyalty, honesty and reliability. Sometimes they are conservative. As a weakness we can call egotism. They often criticize others’ mistakes.

The Rat (1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2046)

The people who own this zodiac are very intelligent and ambitious. Her own strength is the attention to detail, which sometimes becomes perfectionism. The rats are always punctual, neat and passionate, but sometimes they are nervous because of the details.

The sheep (1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

People with star sign Schaff can convince everyone with talking talent. They are very friendly and fit very well with people with the zodiac pig. This is where love can arise.

The Serpent (1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

The snakes are lucky with the money, but are a little selfish. They do not trust others. They are best suited to people born in the year of the ox or the rooster.

The Tiger (1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

Just like the animal, these people are revealing, self-confident and full of energy. But you are very impatient. The people born in the year of the tiger bring much respect to others and have the courage to take risks. They are leaders.

The Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007)

Pigs have a good heart. They behave very politely and respectfully with others, especially with colleagues. The people born in the year of the pig are excellent for leadership position

We have inspired a special picture gallery with craft souvenirs of Japanese zodiac signs

And something for mood 🙂 Pokemon star sign


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