Chinese zodiac signs calculator are also known as animal signs. These signs are based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Chinese calendar has a sixty-year cycle. An animal and an element signify each year. There are five elements and twelve animals which give rise to the sixty-year cycle. The period from mid January to mid February of each year may have a different animal sign and element based on the Chinese Calendar. The animal that governs that year governs a person born in a particular year. The different Chinese animal signs based on a range of dates are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
A Chinese Zodiac 2016 reading would primarily consist of a detailed interpretation of the sign you belong to according to Chinese Astrology that includes the positive and negative characteristics of each sign, your lucky colors, months and seasons, gemstone, element, energy, ruling planet and compatibility with other signs. Knowing their character traits helps people come to terms with their good and bad traits and rectify the negative qualities if they have any, so that they can lead happy and prosperous life.