|Do you know which animal represents you according to the Chinese calendar? Contrary to the Western astrology, the Chinese calendar is based on the year of birth. Depending on the animal sign of your birth, you might be a shrewd Snake mom or a sharp Sheep Dad. Find out more about yourself as a person and a parent through the calendar. As the Chinese New Year begins in February, those born in January and the first few days of February should correspond with the animal of the previous year as their zodiac symbol.