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What are the 12 earthly branches in Chinese Astrology?
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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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
As of 2016 the next year of the Horse will begin Feb 17, 2026-Feb 5, 2027. It will be the year of the Yin Fire Horse.
1. The Rat symbolizes activity and charm. 2. The Ox is the most dependable of all the Chinese zodiac signs. 3. The adventurous and courageous Tiger is a born leade…r. 4. Above all else the Rabbit is a peacemaker. 5. Above all else the Dragon is a visionary with grandiose goals. 6. Depth and charisma make the Snake a formidable presence. 7. The Horse is most likely adventurous, fun loving and enjoy the outdoor as well as a variety of sports. 8. Of all the signs, the Sheep symbolizes altruism and the female persona. 9. The Monkey symbolizes fun and versatility. 10. The candid Rooster will tell you what's on their mind. 11. Of all the signs the Dog symbolizes honor and justice. 12. The Pig, the last sign of the Chinese zodiac, is clear evidence of the old saying, "nice guys finish last." You are honest, good hearted and present a kindly face to friends and strangers alike. Your affection is genuine, and your love has no bounds.
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.
2013 will be the Chinese year of Snake
As friends very but as couple not really.
An astrologer is a person who studies astrology.
Dog, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Ram, Rat, Rooster, Snake, and Tiger.
Astrology is the practice of the interpretation of how the movement of the Sun, Moon, planets and sometimes asteroids can influence events and human behaviour. Aspects, an…gles and houses are also used.
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
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An astrologer is a person who helps people by predicting their future and giving consul based on studying the placements of the planets and stars in relation to earth. An …astrologer traditionally advises his clients on what to expect in their immediate and long-term futures.
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
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Yi (1, 一), er (2, 二), san (3, 三), si (4, 四), Wu (5, 五), liu (6, 六), qi (7, 七), ba (8, 八), jiu (9, 九), shi (10, 十), shi yi (11, 十一), shi er (12, 十二)….
In Chinese astrology, the signs that are compatible with the dog are the tiger, the horse, and the rabbit. The signs that the dog should avoid are the ox, the dragon, the shee…p, and the rooster.