Know your gua number and Chinese animal sign

Your personal gua number also known as ming gua (life number) and your Chinese animal sign can be derived from your date of birth. Generally, females and males born in the same year have different ming gua’s. For males and females born in the same year, the Chinese animal sign  remains the same.

In the first column, find your year of birth. Then, in the same row, the second column is your animal sign. The third column is for male ming gua numbers and the fourth column contains the female ming gua numbers. (If you are using a small screen for viewing this article, you can horizontally scroll the chart to view all your favorable directions).

Year of birth
Animal Sign
Ming Gua No (Male)
Ming Gua No (Female)
5 Feb 1932 – 4 Feb 1933
Ren Shen
Water Monkey
5 (2)
1
4 Feb 1933 – 4 Feb 1934
Gui You
Water Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 1934 – 5 Feb 1935
Jia Xu
Wood Dog
3
3
5 Feb 1935 – 5 Feb 1936
Yi Hai
Wood Pig
2
4
5 Feb 1936 – 4 Feb 1937
Bing Zi
Fire Water
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1937 – 4 Feb 1938
Ding Chou
Fire Ox
9
6
4 Feb 1938 – 5 Feb 1939
Wu Yin
Earth Tiger
8
7
5 Feb 1939 – 5 Feb 1940
Ji Mao
Earth Rabbit
7
8
5 Feb 1940 – 4 Feb 1941
Geng Chen
Metal Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 1941 – 4 Feb 1942
Xin Si
Metal Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1942 – 5 Feb 1943
Ren Wu
Water Horse
4
2
5 Feb 1943 – 5 Feb 1944
Gui Wei
Water Goat
3
3
5 Feb 1944 – 4 Feb 1945
Jia Shen
Wood Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 1945 – 4 Feb 1946
Yi You
Wood Rooster
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1946 – 4 Feb 1947
Bing Xu
Fire Dog
9
6
4 Feb 1947 – 5 Feb 1948
Ding Hai
Fire Pig
8
7
5 Feb 1948 – 4 Feb 1949
Wu Zi
Earth Rat
7
8
4 Feb 1949 – 4 Feb 1950
Ji Chou
Earth Ox
6
9
4 Feb 1950 – 4 Feb 1951
Geng Yin
Metal Tiger
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1951 – 5 Feb 1952
Xin Mao
Metal rabbit
4
2
5 Feb 1952 – 4 Feb 1953
Ren Chen
Water Dragon
3
3
4 Feb 1953 – 4 Feb 1954
Gui Si
Water snake
2
4
4 Feb 1954 – 4 Feb 1955
Jia Wu
Wood Horse
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1955 – 5 Feb 1956
Yi Wei
Wood Wei
9
6
5 Feb 1956 – 4 Feb 1957
Bing Shen
Fire Monkey
8
7
4 Feb 1957 – 4 Feb 1958
Ding You
Fire Rooster
7
8
4 Feb 1958 – 4 Feb 1959
Wu Xu
Earth Dog
6
9
4 Feb 1959 – 5 Feb 1960
Ji Hai
Earth Pig
5 (2)
1
5 Feb 1960 – 4 Feb 1961
Geng Zi
Metal Rat
4
2
4 Feb 1961 – 4 Feb 1962
Xin Chou
Metal Ox
3
3
4 Feb 1962 – 4 Feb 1963
Ren Yin
Water Tiger
2
4
4 Feb 1963 – 5 Feb 1964
Gui Mao
Water Rabbit
1
5(8)
5 Feb 1964 – 4 Feb 1965
Jia Chen
Wood Dragon
9
6
4 Feb 1965 – 4 Feb 1966
Yi Si
Wood Snake
8
7
4 Feb 1966 – 4 Feb 1967
Bing Wu
Fire Horse
7
8
4 Feb 1967 – 5 Feb 1968
Ding Wei
Fire Goat
6
9
5 Feb 1968 – 4 Feb 1969
Wu Shen
Earth Monkey
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1969 – 4 Feb 1970
Ji You
Earth Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 1970 – 4 Feb 1971
Geng Xu
Metal Dog
3
3
4 Feb 1971 – 5 Feb 1972
Xin Hai
Metal Pig
2
4
5 Feb 1972 – 4 Feb 1973
Ren Zi
Water Rat
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1973 – 4 Feb 1974
Gui Chou
Water Ox
9
6
4 Feb 1974 – 4 Feb 1975
Jia Yin
Wood Tiger
8
7
4 Feb 1975 – 5 Feb 1976
Yi Mao
Wood Rabbit
7
8
5 Feb 1976 – 4 Feb 1977
Bing Chen
Fire Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 1977 – 4 Feb 1978
Ding Si
Fire Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1978 – 4 Feb 1979
Wu Wu
Earth Horse
4
2
4 Feb 1979 – 5 Feb 1980
Ji Wei
Earth Goat
3
3
5 Feb 1980 – 4 Feb 1981
Geng Shen
Metal Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 1981 – 4 Feb 1982
Xin You
Metal Rooster
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1982 – 4 Feb 1983
Ren Xu
Water Dog
9
6
4 Feb 1983 – 4 Feb 1984
Gui Hai
Water Pig
8
7
4 Feb 1984 – 4 Feb 1985
Jia Zi
Wood Rat
7
8
4 Feb 1985 – 4 Feb 1986
Yi Chou
Wood Ox
6
9
4 Feb 1986 – 4 Feb 1987
Bing Yin
Fire Tiger
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1987 – 4 Feb 1988
Ding Mao
Fire Rabbit
4
2
4 Feb 1988 – 4 Feb 1989
Wu Chen
Earth Dragon
3
3
4 Feb 1989 – 4 Feb 1990
Ji Si
Earth Snake
2
4
4 Feb 1990 – 4 Feb 1991
Geng Wu
Metal Horse
1
5(8)
4 Feb 1991 – 4 Feb 1992
Xin Wei
Metal Goat
9
6
4 Feb 1992 – 4 Feb 1993
Ren Shen
Water Monkey
8
7
4 Feb 1993 – 4 Feb 1994
Gui You
Water Rooster
7
8
4 Feb 1994 – 4 Feb 1995
Jia Xu
Wood Dog
6
9
4 Feb 1995 – 4 Feb 1996
Yi Hai
Wood Pig
5(2)
1
4 Feb 1996 – 4 Feb 1997
Bing Zi
Fire Rat
4
2
4 Feb 1997 – 4 Feb 1998
Ding Chou
Fire Ox
3
3
4 Feb 1998 – 4 Feb 1999
Wu Yin
Earth Tiger
2
4
4 Feb 1999 – 4 Feb 2000
Ji Mao
Earth Rabbit
1
5(8)
4 Feb 2000 – 4 Feb 2001
Geng Chen
Metal Dragon
9
6
4 Feb 2001 – 4 Feb 2002
Xin Si
Metal Snake
8
7
4 Feb 2002 – 4 Feb 2003
Ren Wu
Water Horse
7
8
4 Feb 2003 – 4 Feb 2004
Gui Wei
Water Goat
6
9
4 Feb 2004 – 4 Feb 2005
Jia Shen
Wood Monkey
5(2)
1
4 Feb 2005 – 4 Feb 2006
Yi You
Wood Rooster
4
2
4 Feb 2006 – 4 Feb 2007
Bing Xu
Fire Dog
3
3
4 Feb 2007 – 4 Feb 2008
Ding Hai
Fire Pig
2
4
4 Feb 2008 – 4 Feb 2009
Wu Zi
Earth Rat
1
5(8)
4 Feb 2009 – 4 Feb 2010
Ji Chou
Earth Ox
9
6
4 Feb 2010 – 4 Feb 2011
Geng Yin
Metal Tiger
8
7
4 Feb 2011 – 4 Feb 2012
Xin Mao
Metal rabbit
7
8
4 Feb 2012 – 4 Feb 2013
Ren Chen
Water Dragon
6
9
4 Feb 2013 – 4 Feb 2014
Gui Si
Water Snake
5(2)
1
4 Feb 2014 – 4 Feb 2015
Jia Wu
Wood Horse
4
2
4 Feb 2015 – 4 Feb 2016
Yi Wei
Wood Wei
3
3
4 Feb 2016 – 4 Feb 2017
Bing Shen
Fire Monkey
2
4
4 Feb 2017 – 4 Feb 2018
Ding You
Fire Rooster
1
5(8)

Taking an example from the above chart – male born on 5 August 1977, ming gua is 5(2). Taking the same date of birth as above, ming gua for a female will be 1. The Chinese animal sign for both will be ding si (fire snake).

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