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The Luckiest Birthdates for Every Chinese Zodiac Sign

You'll have good fortune if you were born on these days—but even if you weren't, they're still the luckiest days of the month for you.

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The luckiest birthdates

In Chinese astrology, the year you were born dictates your sign—not the month. You can figure out your Chinese zodiac sign here, along with what the next year has in store for you. For each sign, certain days of the month are particularly significant—they could be the best day for, say, meeting someone special or investing.

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Rat: 4th, 13th, 30th

For the rat, the 4th, 13th, and the 30th days of every month are the most auspicious. Find out your top career strength, based on your zodiac sign.

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Ox: 13th, 27th

People born under the sign of the ox are extremely hard-working and looking to solve the next problem, according to Chinese astrology expert and tai chi master Sharon Smith. On the 13th and 27th, their strong nature will earn them good things and high esteem. Here’s how to make more money, based on your zodiac sign.

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Tiger: 4th, 16th, 27th

Tigers are confident, competitive, and brave. Their qualities come together to create and greater chances for success and wealth on these days of the month. Check out these lucky New Year’s traditions from around the world.

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Rabbit: 26th, 27th, 29th

With three lucky days each month, the Rabbit gets extra chances at good fortune. Thanks to their ability to connect with other people, a Rabbit’s relationships—family, friend, and romantic—will grow on these days. Here’s what your zodiac reveals about your health.

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Dragon: 1st, 16th

Ostentatious, inspiring, and a flair for the dramatic—”Dragons are very dazzling and creative,” Smith says. In Chinese culture and legends, dragons are a highly revered creature. Although they’re already held in high regard, Dragons can expect their lucky days to deliver the chance to prosper in their professional life. If you don’t know what to get your friend or family member for their upcoming birthday or the holidays, here’s the ultimate gift guide for every zodiac sign.

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Snake: 1st, 23rd

The antisocial Snake can use their auspicious days to develop personal relationships—a boon, considering Snakes like to “live by their own rules,” explains Smith. These two days offer an opportunity to grow and step into the spotlight to experience the kind of positivity and optimism they often lack.

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Horse: 5th, 20th

According to Smith, horses are creatures that are “part of the human landscape,” having played a huge part in humanity’s development and prosperity. Smith also says they are connected to the element of fire, so they can be very lively and enduring. That is why their hard work and power will be recognized on these particular days. Want to get a pet? Here’s the best pet for every zodiac sign.

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Sheep (Goat): 7th, 30th

On these days, the gentle and kind sheep zodiac signs will find themselves in even deeper harmony with the world around them. Their relationships will blossom and their quiet dignity will be embraced by others. Learn about your favorite chore, based on your zodiac.

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Monkey: 4th, 14th

Monkeys can be zany, eccentric, and fun. Smith says. “The Monkey stirs things up and makes things happen.” On their luckiest days, they’ll make gains in their careers and social lives—plus they’ll get to be the center of attention. Here’s how to decorate for the holidays, according to your zodiac.

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Rooster: 4th, 26th

Much like Dragons, Roosters are flamboyant and independent. They are trendsetters and trailblazers who will see their success in business and their notoriety soar on their lucky days. For more luck, try out the things lucky people do that you don’t.

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Dog: 7th, 28th

“Dogs are warm, they connect with people,” Smith says. Dogs want to be with others to help them connect to their humanity, she explains. On these days, Dogs will experience even more good fortune in their social life. Check out the perfect houseplant for you, based on your zodiac sign.

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Pig: 17th, 24th

Smart and brave, Pigs will receive extra recognition on these days for their tendency to be respectable and professional. They’ll have a better chance of promotion or some other advancement in their careers. For more good fortune, always keep these lucky items in your home.

Taylor Markarian
Taylor Markarian is a regular contributor to Reader's Digest's Culture, Advice, Travel and Pets beats. She is also a music journalist who has contributed to Alternative Press, Loudwire, Revolver, Kerrang! and more. Markarian is the author of the book, 'From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society', which analyzes the evolution of punk and mental health. She holds a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.

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