I really wanted to do something Zodiac related and thought it might be fun to combine both the Chinese zodiac animals and astrological star signs somehow. I ended up drawing the Chinese zodiac animals holding objects inspired by the western zodiac signs.
First up, I started with the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals. For those who are unfamiliar with the Chinese Zodiac, each year is represented by one of twelve animals based on the Lunar Calendar. It goes in a cycle: mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, house, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, and pig. To find out which one, just Google your birth year and “Chinese Zodiac.” If you are born in January/February, the Lunar New Year usually isn’t until late January or February, so you might be the animal from the “previous year.”
Which animal are you? I’m an ox. Mooooooo!
Next up, the astrological signs. Most of you probably know what your horoscope sign is but I always forget the date ranges when figuring it out for others:
- Aquarius / Jan 20 – Feb 18
- Pisces / Feb 19 – Mar 20
- Aries / Mar 21 – Apr 19
- Taurus / Apr 20 – May 20
- Gemini / May 21 – Jun 20
- Cancer / Jun 21 – Jul 22
- Leo / Jul 23 – Aug 22
- Virgo / Aug 23 – Sep 22
- Libra / Sep 23 – Oct 22
- Scorpio / Oct 23 – Nov 21
- Sagittarius / Nov 22 – Dec 21
- Capricorn / Dec 22 – Jan 19
Somehow all the “objects” turned into weapons. Haha. I’m a Libra :) Hopefully you like how your astrological star sign weapon turned out.
And finally, I combined them!
Eventually, I’ll post all the variations (all 144 of them!) so you can see your own personal pairing of Chinese Zodiac animal and star sign. Do you happen to be one of the ones above? I’m the Ox / Libra :) If you aren’t, let me know what combination you are and maybe I can do your pairing sooner :)