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Chinese Zodiac: Affirmations For Your Sign

Happy New Year! Although the calendar might not say January 1st, for some cultures, the year is just beginning. In many countries, the “new year” doesn’t even begin until the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year. And as the Chinese New Year approaches, we’ve gathered our favorite Chinese zodiac affirmations to help each sign make the most of 2024.

February 5, 2024
6 min

Chinese Zodiac: Affirmations For Your Sign

Before we share your Chinese zodiac affirmations, let’s take a closer look at the Chinese zodiac and how it works. 

Unlike the Western zodiac, which is divided into month-long intervals that change throughout the year, the Chinese zodiac remains fixed on one sign for the entire year. 

For example, say you were born on July 9, 1989. 

  • In the western zodiac, your sign is Cancer. You share this sign with everyone else born on July 9th, regardless of their birth year. 
  • In the Chinese zodiac, your sign is the Snake. You share this sign with everyone born in 1989, regardless of their birth month/date.

But then it gets a little tricky!

How to calculate your Chinese zodiac sign

The Chinese zodiac is based on the Lunar New Year. Instead of beginning the year on a fixed date, such as January 1st, the lunar year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice

Because of that, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year—usually somewhere between the end of January and the beginning of February. 

If your birthday falls within that range, you’ll have to take into account not just your birth year, but also whether your birthday was before or after the start of the lunar new year. 


Luckily, there are online Chinese zodiac calculators to help you figure out your sign. 

Once you’ve identified your sign, scroll down for your Chinese zodiac affirmations. 

Chinese zodiac affirmations for 2024

Now that you’ve figured out your Chinese zodiac sign, let’s look at your Chinese zodiac affirmations for the coming year. 

We encourage you to practice these affirmations whenever you need a boost of confidence, extra positivity in your day, or just a reminder of your natural-born strengths. 

Sign: Rat

Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 

Characteristics: imaginative, quick-witted, charming, resourceful, kind

  • I am able to find creative solutions to my challenges. 
  • I consistently make time for my family and friends. 
  • I take a moment to think things through before rushing in.
  • I am a forward thinker. 
  • I am a confident leader and problem solver. 

Sign: Ox

Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Characteristics: patient, hard-working, dependable, strong, determined

  • I take as long as I need to get the results I want. 
  • I rely on my inner strength to overcome challenges.
  • I allow myself the grace of starting over as needed. 
  • I refuse to stop until I succeed. 
  • I inspire others with my quiet leadership. 

Sign: Tiger

Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Characteristics: adventurous, brave, confident, competitive, trustworthy

  • I enjoy new people, places, and experiences. 
  • I am confident in myself and my abilities. 
  • I always come out ahead. 
  • I am a trusted employee, colleague, and friend. 
  • I am ready to lead the way forward. 

Sign: Rabbit

Years: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Characteristics: kind, responsible, wise, mild-tempered, gentle

  • I spread kindness everywhere I go. 
  • I use my resources to solve any challenges I encounter. 
  • I am able to remain calm under pressure. 
  • I give myself permission to enjoy my free time however I want.
  • I am brave enough to stand up for myself. 

Sign: Dragon

Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Characteristics: warm-hearted, confident, intelligent, enthusiastic, charismatic

  • I warmly welcome new people into my life. 
  • I draw loving friends into my circle easily. 
  • I have the inner fortitude necessary to overcome obstacles. 
  • I speak my truths with kindness and empathy. 
  • I have everything I need to achieve my dreams and desires.  

Sign: Snake

Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 

Characteristics: curious, analytical, wise, enigmatic, understanding

  • I listen to my heart and my head equally. 
  • I am an open book to my family and friends. 
  • I take my time before making decisions. 
  • I silence my thoughts and listen to my heart. 
  • I refuse to let the actions or words of others hurt me. 

Sign: Horse

Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 

Characteristics: talented, animated, generous, energetic, independent

  • I give myself permission to slow down and enjoy peace. 
  • I have all the energy I need to tackle today. 
  • I accept and reciprocate the Universe’s abundant blessings. 
  • I know that resting is just as important as moving forward. 
  • I am a leader, inspiring others with the way I move through life.

Sign: Goat

Years: ​​1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Characteristics: calm, gentle, sympathetic, timid, friendly,

  • I allow my strength to shine through. 
  • I am sensitive to my own needs as well as the needs of others. 
  • I am the best version of myself. 
  • I wield my gentleness as a superpower. 
  • I make myself a priority, too. 

Sign: Monkey

Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 

Characteristics: playful, clever, sociable, curious, humorous

  • I am able to find joy even in challenging situations. 
  • I surround myself with people who make me laugh. 
  • I allow my good nature to carry me through my day. 
  • I am a sought-after friend and colleague. 
  • I bring happiness to those around me. 

Sign: Rooster

Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Characteristics: reliable, observant, consistent, hardworking, brave

  • I bask in the glow of attention and affection. 
  • I trust myself, my intuition, and my observations.
  • I am determined to make my success a reality. 
  • I work hard and have earned my rewards and recognition. 
  • I remain on course through obstacles and setbacks. 

Sign: Dog

Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 

Characteristics: loyal, honest, selfless, prudent, peaceful

  • I give the same loyalty I deserve in my relationships. 
  • I am able to be honest while also being kind. 
  • I keep the peace within myself and with others. 
  • I enjoy strong connections with my friends and family. 
  • I am allowed to prioritize my needs and wants.

Sign: Pig

Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031 

Characteristics: loving, compassionate, persuasive, generous, innocent

  • I am kind and understanding, even when I am frustrated. 
  • I extend the hand of friendship to all I encounter. 
  • I balance my compassion with strong boundaries. 
  • I am relaxed and at ease. 
  • I am able to stand up for myself when I need to. 

Final thoughts

New beginnings, such as the Chinese New Year, are a wonderful time to start a new habit—such as practicing affirmations. 

These Chinese zodiac affirmations speak to your strengths and capabilities, encouraging you to let your true self shine! 

For more affirmations based on your goals and dreams, download the I am app. From career success to finding love, pick which areas of your life could use a boost, set practice reminders, and enjoy the positivity and peace brought on by practicing affirmations. 

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