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The 12 Earthly branches are an astronomical means of telling time. The ancient Chinese, through the observation of the orbit of Jupiter, divided the celestial sphere into twelve sections, much like the modern Western zodiac. The 12 Earthly Branches are thus what is known as the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.
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Answer The Chinese have a different way of making astrological predictions and do not use the Sun Signs or Zodiac signs as in traditional astrology. The art of Chinese …Astrology is instead based on the 12 animal years and the Five Elements. Chinese astrology is mainly dependent on the order of the 12 animal years, much like the 12 Zodiac signs. As evident by Chinese legends, Lord Buddha himself realized the need for changing the Chinese nation and thus called a meeting of the entire animal kingdom to this effect. This meeting was called on the day of Chinese New Year, which does not fall on the same day each year, but anywhere from mid- January to mid-February. In spite of calling the entire animal kingdom, only 12 animals actually turned up for the meeting. These were, the rat, the ox, the tiger, the cat, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and the pig; in that order. To honor these 12 animals for their attendance, Lord Buddha gave each animal their own year, and also the people born in the same animal year with their individual characteristics and personalities. Thus, the 12 animal years make the starting point of Chinese Astrology. But, in the same manner that a person�s astrological profile cannot be determined by their Sun Sign alone, in traditional astrology; in Chinese Astrology too, it cannot be determined only by the animal year in which a person was born. The next step is to differentiate each person born under the same animal year, and this is done through the Five Elements. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water, are the Five Elements that are read in addition to a person�s animal year, and thus each unique astrological profile is made for every person, based on the techniques of Chinese Astrology. That is a good beginning. Here are some lessor known facts added by gypsystop.com: There are countless fortune telling methods in China. The New Year starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice. Usually in February.They follow the lunar calendar which is 13 months long and each month is marked by the new moon. There are many variations and styles of astrology in the east based on geography and the time period. It is not true astrology in the strictest sense. Chinese astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The Chinese calendar is based on astronomy, numerology and ancient philosophy. The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar combining both the path of the sun and the moon. Originally the 5 planets (elements), the moon and the sun made up the "7 stars". Each of the 7 stars resided in the 4 seasons or directions and made up the "28 lunar mansions". Lunar mansions became very popular in Arabic astrology and in Indian astrology. In Indian astrology they call them the 28 nakshastras. These also make up 28 specific constellations with very detailed stories, legends and omens attached to them. Two other forms of astrology came later: The "Purple Emperor" based on the lunar calendar and the "4 pillars of destiny" based on the solar calendar. Chinese astrology uses a 60 year cycle. It's each of the 5 elements (planets) paired up with each of the 12 zodiac animals in the sky. All of these combine to make the "12 earthly branches". Everything is also assigned a Yin or Yang value. The "10 heavenly stems" come from the Yin and the Yang of each of the 5 elements. If the year ends in an even number the heavenly body is Yang. Odd is Yin. The 4 pillars of destiny reports combine the 10 heavenly stems with the 12 earthly branches. The Lunar Purple Emperor reports combine the "12 palaces" with up to 144 constellations to come up with different life aspects. Their animal astrology is based on astronomy. The Chinese base the 12 animal system off of Jupiter's Orbit. Jupiter is the planet of destiny and is very different from any planet in our system. We are very lucky to only have one Jupiter and that it is so calm. Jupiters are, in almost every solar system we study, whacking other planets into the sun like marbles on a whim, making it hard for them to live for very long and develop life like our planet has. each person is assigned 4 of the 12 animals. Hour, day, month and year. We all have a power animal or year animal, which is the most popular in the west. We all have an inner animal that is based on our month of birth which influences our motivation, love life, compatibility and inner dialogue. Our day animal influences daily activity. And finally, we all have a secret animal based on our time of birth. This last one is considered to be the most powerful influence over who we are.
There are 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac. They are in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Pig. They cycle in that order through…out time. There's a really cool website that talks all about them. They have cool videos and tools. It's www.ming-man.com They have really cool videos. You can see their sample videos in their Video Library at www.ming-man.com/player (you'll need to open a free account) You can also check out their free short videos on their youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/mingmanproductions#p/u/0/gBQ2_AuNhAk&fmt=18
Numerous cause it can be considered the basics of all classes of divinity-such as scrying, tarot cards palm reading and even mathematics itself The American federation of astr…ologers has a catalog of hundreds of topics
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I don't really know what year, so I just find the Chinese astrology for Water DOG The Water Dog is the gentlest and most intuitive of the species. You tend to be popular and… at home in group settings. It's also probable you are a good communicator, using the spoken or written word and sometimes both. Although you hold firm to your opinions, you are willing to listen to the views of others. Flexible Water makes you less stubborn than other Dog sign people. for another you can go to http://www.onlinechineseastrology.com/
To answer your question, yes Chinese Astrology is reliable. Let me explain why: Chinese Astrology, more properly known as The 4 Pillars System, The 4 Pillars of Destiny, or …BaZi has been around for thousands of years. It, much like many other Chinese Philosophical systems bases itself on the same universal principals that are used all throughout Chinese culture. These principals include Yin-Yang (or the concept of duality) which is the origin of the binary system that all of our electronics work on today, the 5 elements, the concept of the body and soul and even one the concept of a consciousness. One of the most interesting parts of Chinese Astrology (and many other Chinese Philosophical Systems) is the way in which they have been kept alive through history. See, thousands of years ago, when these theories were developed, the people of Ancient China were not aware of the idea of religion. As time went on, and religion was introduced, these philosophies were protected and carried forward by the Taoists. But, because the Taoists acted effectively as the "custodians" of many Chinese Philosophies, and because Taoism is a religion, these theories too were explained religiously. Now, for the first time, the Philosophies of Ancient China are being restored to the way they once were. I found a website called Ming Man at www.ming-man.com. They have begun creating videos that beautifully explain everything there is to know about Chinese philosophy, and they do so in an upbeat, easy to understand way using graphically rich animations. It's worth checking out and they offer free videos on their website www.ming-man.com/player (you'll need to open a free account) and on their youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/mingmanproductions#p/u/0/gBQ2_AuNhAk&fmt=18
The Chinese Astrology,or Shenxiao in Chinese language,has a very long history,which can date back to 2000BC. It is too old that no body knows exactly in which year.But all C…hinese people are born with it and are used to it.
Contrary to its detractors concerted opinion, Astrology is not superstition. Superstition is more akin to: "If I break a mirror, I will have 7 years bad luck." or …"If a bird flies into my house, someone will die." or "If I step on a sidewalk crack, I will break my mother's back." or "When It's Christmas and the weather is warm, it will be cold at Easter." Those are superstitions. Astrology is not superstition. Not even close. Astrology is a language. It exists. Like Estonian or French. It just plain exists. Like hard boiled eggs or chutney. Now, for some, languages that they do not know and are unable to read or converse in, constitute a sort of threat. When we hear friends chatting in a language that we don't know and we are present, we almost automatically imagine that they are talking about us. This is a kind of natural paranoia. We cannot understand. So we feel threatened or left out and perhaps even targeted as a victim. Astrology, like any language, does have to be learned in order to be used. That's why some people are astrologers and other have other learnèd professions such as doctors. An astrologer might tell you that your Sun in Leo means that you tend to want to be in the spotlight, but if your rising sign is Pisces, that Leo need for the spotlight might be mitigated. This sort of "diagnosis" is not unsimilar to when a Dr tells you that the lump on your arm looks like a cyst, but if the tests come out positive, it might be something more serious. He looks at the cystic physical evidence, but he also digs further to find out if it might be something more dangerous. Now the language of Astrology has been much squelched and derided by a sector of the population we refer to as "scientists" or , in any case, people who believe that science (another language) is the pathway to understanding every human ill - including mental, emotional and physical ailments - and to conquering and refining and owning whatever commodity it available to man. (Space flight for example or improved hard boiled eggs) But squelching a language doesn't always put it out of existence. And Astrology has survived the giant squelch of science and remains a means of communication between peoples and a method of both diagnosing and better understanding the human condition. Astrology is not in competition with science. It's just there alongside it the way that TV is there alongside the Internet. The two media must co-exist. They cannot afford to be at war. The Internet will win. It's bigger. And younger. TV knows that the way that Astrology knows that it must coexist with science because if there was a war between them Science would win. It's bigger. And younger. Nonetheless, there is wisdom in what it ancient. So Astrology continues to exist. Some people study it and are able to use it in their work and daily lives. Other people don't study it sufficiently to become astrologers. But they dabble and they enjoy dabbling. Other people (most people) consult astrologers. They are the clients or the patients or the consultees who come to people like me for advice and information about their astrological charts: Who am I? What should I do about my mother-in-law's interfering in my marriage? How can I get a divorce and keep my children? Why do I not have self-confidence? Where am I making my mistakes and why do I keep making them over and over again? What some skeptical people (the Science-blinded or prejudiced) don't know is that the answers to all of those questions are sitting right there in peoples' astrological charts. Moreover, just because most people don't know how to read their charts and don't speak the language or know how to interpret the letters (symbols), doesn't mean the answers are not there. They are. Astrology never lies. I have watched it tell me and my clients the truth over and over and over again, thousands of times. A client writes and asks me why she cannot seem to get a husband. She's young and beautiful and accomplished and owns her own home. Yet, she has nobody to share it with. What should she do? I find out her birth date, time and place (sometimes she sends me a photo as well) and I do her chart. First thing I note is that she is more accomplished than she let on in her query letter. I know already that she is president of her own company. But she is also an Aries with Leo rising and she was born in a Rooster year. This woman is what my mother used to call "a tough cookie" and a multitalented cookie at that! She doesn't bend easily. She is not soulful and won't listen to whining - even her own. She wants to be in the spotlight (Leo rising) and she is indeed in her own spotlight all the time. She's also a Rooster which is one of the most successfully non-flexible signs out there. Rigidity lurks in this woman's chart and has already done some damage to her private life. But... I look further and...Eureka! This young woman has the Moon in Cancer. She is longing for a home and children and a man to share it with. But, because the Aries and the Rooster and the Leo got a hold on her soul (Moon) when she was still very young, she followed them to her own multimillion dollar successful oblivion. She learned how NOT to share and she made her fortune by being ruthless and firm in her opinions. (Aries/Rooster w Leo rising) It gets better. I dig a bit deeper and what do I find? This woman has Venus in Taurus! NB: I know. I know. You just don't get it when we tell you that there's a planet in some sign or other about which you know less than zero. Why? Because we are speaking to you in a language which is foreign to you. And this time it is about YOU. But we are not trying to hide anything. You can learn the language too. Nobody is stopping you. So our young woman has Venus in Taurus. This means (for some astrologers and we are not all alike. Just like doctors... Get a second opinion) that she equates love with sensuality and earthiness and posssesion. So, she is hunting for sensuality, earthiness and ownership and she is only finding pin stripe suits and striped ties and executive trappings. Why? Because here she is, the president of a thriving software company, owner of her own 3000 sq ft. house and two luxury cars, 35 years old and beautiful and she cannot find a husband - someone to love and be loved by and make a family and a life with. So? She's too strong by half. And she is moreover "attracted" to the wrong kind of suitor. She has always thought she needed "someone like me." A major player. A boss person. A leader of men (and women). Balderdash! Two bosses in the same household? Ouch. She needs either a steadying, long-suffering Ox or a lovely, languorous Snake or even a tempestuous Tiger - born in Gemini or Leo or perhaps Sagittarius because she has Mercury (her communication planet) in Sagittarius. And those guys she should be looking for are not necessarily world beaters. They might be teachers or poets or musicians or even weedy scientists who leave their brains in the laboratories when they come home at night. They should not be head honchos. She is the head honcho. She needs soul. So she should find someone with extra soul to share. Need I say more? Astrology simply never lies! ©SuzanneWhite/Suzannewhite.com2006 P.S. Following her personal astro consultation, our heroine started looking for Mr. Right in all the "right" places. She is now successfully married to a brilliant Gemini/Ox (a laid back communicator type) who writes books for a living. He loves to cook and help with the kids. They have a nanny and some household help. Madame goes to her job every morning after taking the children to school. Papa pipes and slippers into his office and hits the computer for a few hours before dressing and driving to the supermarket to do the family shopping. You see? Astrology works! sw Source: http://www.onlinechineseastrology.com/content-detail.aspx?ID=258
The month animal for September is Rooster (lasting from the September 8th to October 8).
The years of the pig are 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2015.
There is no such thing as a lucky year for all 12 signs in Chinese astrology. The luck of a sign is determined by the sign itself,the year,plus the relationship between the …sign and the year. For example,in a given year,a Rat person (a person who was born in the year of Rat) may be very lucky,while it in the mean time could be disaster for Ox person.
There are 12 earthly branches in Chinese astrology. These are often referred to as the Chinese zodiac or the 12 animal signs. They include: Tiger, Rabbit (Cat), Drag…on, Snake, Horse, Sheep (Goat), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox
Chinese Astrology has 12 signs like western astrology does, but the Chinese name whole years after their signs, whereas western Zodiac signs only last for a month.
12:Chinese astrology have 12 signs 60:It has 60 sub-categories (sub-shenxiao),making a 60-year cycle. Year and hour:Chinese zodiac signs are used to record years and hours…. Sequence:The sequence of the 12 signs/animals is decided by a Great Race.Different versions:Each country has their own 12 signs of Chinese Zodiac/astrology. Three:3 countries share the same Chinese astrology signs:China,Japan,Korea.
Chinese astrology is determined by the one animal per year as opposed to one sign per month. Therefore, there the two astrological systems are not comparable.