The year of your birth can help you choose which Dzi stone will be good for you to wear. The Chinese Lunar Calendar names each of the twelve years after an animal. Legend has it that the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from earth. Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived. The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence on personality, saying: “This is the animal that hides in your heart.”

Year of the -
Rat – 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 8, 18,or 21

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac

Ox – 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 8, 18, or 21

Tiger – 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1994
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 8, 18, or 21

Rabbit – 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 3, 4, 9, 13, or 18

Dragon – 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 3, 4, 9, 13, or 18

Snake – 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
The number of Dzi eyes for you is – 3, 4, 9, 13, or 18

Horse – 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
The number of Dzi eyes for is -1, 5, 6, 7, 11, or 18

Goat – 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
The number of Dzi eyes is – 1, 5, 6, 7, 11, or 18

Monkey- 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
The number of Dzi eyes is – 1, 5, 6, 7, 11, or 18

Rooster – 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
The number of Dzi eyes is – 2, 10, 12, 15, or 18

Dog – 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
The number of Dzi eyes is – 2, 10, 12, 15, or 18

Boar – 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007
The number of Dzi eyes is – 2, 10, 12, 15, or 18

Note for Chinese Lunar Calendar vs. Christian Calendar

Please note that generally, the Chinese NewYear starts around 14th or 15th February each year.  If you are born before 15th of Febreary, you actually belong to the animal above the given year.  Example: If you are born on 12th Jan 1971, the year 1971 is indicated as Year of Boar but since you are born before February 15th , you are actually belong to Year 1970 or Year of Dog.  Please adjust accordingly to your date of birth.

If you are critically born in the month of February, it is advisable to consult a Chinese expert or check your birth date against 100 Years Chinese Calendar as the Chinese Lunar Calendar varies slightly each year against the Christian Calendar. Some Chinese years are long and some are short, thus the new year date varies, it is not always fixed on 14th or 15th of February.

There are some Feng Shui Sites provide you the exact convert of your Birth Date or you can use “100Years Chinese Calendar” (search on Google) to define your exact Chinese year (Animal) that you belong to.