2015 is Year of the Sheep and it will arrive on February 4, 2015 in China Standard Time. The first day of Chinese astrology year is the first day of the Tiger month. That is the day of Start of Spring in the Chinese Astrology Calendar. The Start of Spring is the time when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. The Start of Spring in China Standard Time is at 12:00 at noon on February 4, 2015. This day is not the Chinese New Year day. 2015 Chinese New Year Day is on February 19, 2015 in China Standard Time. Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The new moon time is at 7:48 A.M. of February 19, 2015 in China Standard Time.
The Start of Spring in US Eastern Standard Time is at 23:00 P.M. on February 3, 2015, and in the US Pacific Standard Time is at 20:00 P.M. on February 3, 2015. Therefore, the 2015 Sheep year starts on February 3, 2015 in US time zones.
Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animal are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Year of 2015 is Wooden Sheep. Because Wood (tree) is connected to the color of Green. Therefore, 2015 is the Year of Green Wooden Sheep