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You might be aware of something called a spirit animal, an animal that defines your spirit in the form of something more primal and natural. However, there is also something called a birth animal.

Birth animals are part of a much more elaborate idea called Chinese astrology. Each of our birth months has an animal to represent it, and each one means something different. What’s your birth animal?

January 01 – 09 ~ Dog

January 10 – 24 ~ Mouse

January 25 – 31 ~ Lion

February 01 – 05 ~ Cat

February 06 – 14 ~ Dove

February 15 – 21 ~ Turtle

February 22 – 28 ~ Panther

March 01 – 12 ~ Monkey

March 13 – 15 ~ Lion

March 16 – 23 ~ Mouse

March 24 – 31 ~ Cat

April 01 – 03 ~ Dog

April 04 – 14 ~ Panther

April 15 – 26 ~ Mouse

April 27 – 30 ~ Turtle

May 01 – 13 ~ Monkey

May 14 – 21 ~ Dove

May 22 – 31 ~ Lion

June 01 – 03 ~ Mouse

June 04 – 14 ~ Turtle

June 15 – 20 ~ Dog

June 21 – 24 ~ Monkey

June 25 – 30 ~ Cat

July 01 – 09 ~ Mouse

July 10 – 15 ~ Dog

July 16 – 26 ~ Dove

July 27 – 31 ~ Cat

August 01 – 15 ~ Monkey

August 16 – 25 ~ Mouse

August 26 – 31 ~ Turtle

September 01 – 14 ~ Dove

September 15 – 27 ~ Cat

September 28 – 30 ~ Dog

October 01 – 15 ~ Monkey

October 16 – 27 ~ Turtle

October 28 – 31 ~ Panther

November 01 – 16 ~ Lion

November 17 – 30 ~ Cat

December 01 – 16 ~ Dog

December 17 – 25 ~ Monkey

December 26 – 31 ~ Dove

If You’re A…


Dogs are very loyal and sweet people. They are always looking for a way to better the lives of those around him or her, and they will stop at no ends to do so. You might not realize it, but dogs constantly look for a way to help, even when they go unnoticed. These people are very similar in this way, and they demonstrate extreme integrity.


 Mice are a bit mischievous, but you are also very attractive to other people. Of course, rats aren’t typically viewed as an attractive animal, mouse month people are very attractive and have many friends. They also love coming out of their comfort zone to have a little bit of fun, and sometimes it might get a little crazy.


Lions are extremely strong and proud. Sometimes their pride might get in the way of their logic, but that doesn’t make them any less wise. They are very wise people, and they always protect the ones they love. Don’t mess with a lioness and her cubs, it won’t end well. These people are also very outdoorsy and they love to go camping, hiking, or swimming, they would much rather spend their time outside in the sun than inside the house all day, much like a feline.


Cats are very self-caring, and they do not need help from anyone. Their independence might even get in the way of some helpful tips and advice. They learn things on their own, usually through trial and error.


Turtles have very kind hearts and are solemn. They do not spit out their opinions or beliefs at people because one of their biggest beliefs is that everyone is entitled to their own thoughts. A turtle wouldn’t get revenge on anybody, even someone who did them extremely wrong. In fact, they probably don’t even want to. They are always the bigger person in the situation.


Doves are bringers of good luck. They are very happy people and bring positive energy wherever they go. They are great people to have in your life too. No matter what may happen to them they seem to always remain cheerful, happy, and resilient. They are also very organized.


Panthers are very strong and have immense prowess. Panthers are extremely powerful in both physique and mental capacity. They are very mysterious and strike interest in random strangers. Some people even want to be more like them. They are patient and caring but are not afraid to write you out of their life if you’re toxic. They also are known for making it known not to mess with them, so be wise when it comes to double crossing a panther.


Monkeys are very hyper people. They love being around others and they love to go to parties. They are celebrators at heart and they are very joyful. People adore them because they lift the energy so positively. They also like to keep themselves safe, and if they are involved in any drama they panic widely.