# How to use Math to calculate Chinese Zodiac and Impress your Friends

The **Shengxiao** (Chinese: 生肖, literally “birth likeness”), also known in English as the **Chinese zodiac** (“zodiac” derives from the similar concept in Western Astrology and means “circle of animals”), is a scheme and systematic plan of future action, that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It remains popular in several East Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. (Wikipedia: Chinese Zodiac)

## Simple Mental Calculation: Years after 1900

**Subtract 1900**from the year you are finding. E.g.**1988-1900=88****Divide your answer by 12 and find the remainder.**E.g. 88/12=7**R4****Add 1 to your answer.**E.g.**4+1=5**- The answer represents the Chinese Zodiac of that year! (
**1-Rat 鼠, 2-Ox 牛, 3-Tiger 虎, 4-Rabbit 兔, 5-Dragon 龙, 6-Snake 蛇, 7-Horse 马, 8-Goat 羊, 9-Monkey 猴, 10-Rooster 鸡, 11-Dog 狗, 12-Pig 猪**) Hence, 1988 is the Year of the Dragon, since 5 represents Dragon.

## Calculation for Years after 2000

Very similar to the above, with some slight changes.

**Subtract 2000**from the year you are finding. E.g.**2015-2000=15****Divide your answer by 12 and find the remainder.**E.g. 15/12=1**R3****Add 5 to your answer.**E.g.**3+5=8**(Note: If your answer is greater than 12, subtract 12 from it)- The answer represents the Chinese Zodiac of that year! (
**1-Rat, 2-Ox, 3-Tiger, 4-Rabbit, 5-Dragon, 6-Snake, 7-Horse, 8-Goat, 9-Monkey, 10-Rooster, 11-Dog, 12-Pig**) Hence, 2015 is the Year of the Goat, since 8 represents Goat.

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## Chinese Zodiac List

Test your new skills and check the Chinese Zodiac for the following years from 1900 to 2100!

You may also refer to the table at: http://www.prokerala.com/general/calendar/chinese-years.php

Year 1900: Rat

Year 1901: Ox

Year 1902: Tiger

Year 1903: Rabbit

Year 1904: Dragon

Year 1905: Snake

Year 1906: Horse

Year 1907: Goat

Year 1908: Monkey

Year 1909: Rooster

Year 1910: Dog

Year 1911: Pig

Year 1912: Rat

Year 1913: Ox

Year 1914: Tiger

Year 1915: Rabbit

Year 1916: Dragon

Year 1917: Snake

Year 1918: Horse

Year 1919: Goat

Year 1920: Monkey

Year 1921: Rooster

Year 1922: Dog

Year 1923: Pig

Year 1924: Rat

Year 1925: Ox

Year 1926: Tiger

Year 1927: Rabbit

Year 1928: Dragon

Year 1929: Snake

Year 1930: Horse

Year 1931: Goat

Year 1932: Monkey

Year 1933: Rooster

Year 1934: Dog

Year 1935: Pig

Year 1936: Rat

Year 1937: Ox

Year 1938: Tiger

Year 1939: Rabbit

Year 1940: Dragon

Year 1941: Snake

Year 1942: Horse

Year 1943: Goat

Year 1944: Monkey

Year 1945: Rooster

Year 1946: Dog

Year 1947: Pig

Year 1948: Rat

Year 1949: Ox

Year 1950: Tiger

Year 1951: Rabbit

Year 1952: Dragon

Year 1953: Snake

Year 1954: Horse

Year 1955: Goat

Year 1956: Monkey

Year 1957: Rooster

Year 1958: Dog

Year 1959: Pig

Year 1960: Rat

Year 1961: Ox

Year 1962: Tiger

Year 1963: Rabbit

Year 1964: Dragon

Year 1965: Snake

Year 1966: Horse

Year 1967: Goat

Year 1968: Monkey

Year 1969: Rooster

Year 1970: Dog

Year 1971: Pig

Year 1972: Rat

Year 1973: Ox

Year 1974: Tiger

Year 1975: Rabbit

Year 1976: Dragon

Year 1977: Snake

Year 1978: Horse

Year 1979: Goat

Year 1980: Monkey

Year 1981: Rooster

Year 1982: Dog

Year 1983: Pig

Year 1984: Rat

Year 1985: Ox

Year 1986: Tiger

Year 1987: Rabbit

Year 1988: Dragon

Year 1989: Snake

Year 1990: Horse

Year 1991: Goat

Year 1992: Monkey

Year 1993: Rooster

Year 1994: Dog

Year 1995: Pig

Year 1996: Rat

Year 1997: Ox

Year 1998: Tiger

Year 1999: Rabbit

Year 2000: Dragon

Year 2001: Snake

Year 2002: Horse

Year 2003: Goat

Year 2004: Monkey

Year 2005: Rooster

Year 2006: Dog

Year 2007: Pig

Year 2008: Rat

Year 2009: Ox

Year 2010: Tiger

Year 2011: Rabbit

Year 2012: Dragon

Year 2013: Snake

Year 2014: Horse

Year 2015: Goat

Year 2016: Monkey

Year 2017: Rooster

Year 2018: Dog

Year 2019: Pig

Year 2020: Rat

Year 2021: Ox

Year 2022: Tiger

Year 2023: Rabbit

Year 2024: Dragon

Year 2025: Snake

Year 2026: Horse

Year 2027: Goat

Year 2028: Monkey

Year 2029: Rooster

Year 2030: Dog

Year 2031: Pig

Year 2032: Rat

Year 2033: Ox

Year 2034: Tiger

Year 2035: Rabbit

Year 2036: Dragon

Year 2037: Snake

Year 2038: Horse

Year 2039: Goat

Year 2040: Monkey

Year 2041: Rooster

Year 2042: Dog

Year 2043: Pig

Year 2044: Rat

Year 2045: Ox

Year 2046: Tiger

Year 2047: Rabbit

Year 2048: Dragon

Year 2049: Snake

Year 2050: Horse

Year 2051: Goat

Year 2052: Monkey

Year 2053: Rooster

Year 2054: Dog

Year 2055: Pig

Year 2056: Rat

Year 2057: Ox

Year 2058: Tiger

Year 2059: Rabbit

Year 2060: Dragon

Year 2061: Snake

Year 2062: Horse

Year 2063: Goat

Year 2064: Monkey

Year 2065: Rooster

Year 2066: Dog

Year 2067: Pig

Year 2068: Rat

Year 2069: Ox

Year 2070: Tiger

Year 2071: Rabbit

Year 2072: Dragon

Year 2073: Snake

Year 2074: Horse

Year 2075: Goat

Year 2076: Monkey

Year 2077: Rooster

Year 2078: Dog

Year 2079: Pig

Year 2080: Rat

Year 2081: Ox

Year 2082: Tiger

Year 2083: Rabbit

Year 2084: Dragon

Year 2085: Snake

Year 2086: Horse

Year 2087: Goat

Year 2088: Monkey

Year 2089: Rooster

Year 2090: Dog

Year 2091: Pig

Year 2092: Rat

Year 2093: Ox

Year 2094: Tiger

Year 2095: Rabbit

Year 2096: Dragon

Year 2097: Snake

Year 2098: Horse

Year 2099: Goat

Year 2100: Monkey

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