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.The Sheng xiao (Chinese: 生肖pinyin: shēngxiào), better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac, is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle.^ This year of the rat begins a new 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

^ The 12 Animal Zodiac is the most well known system of Chinese astrology .

^ Rabbit - The Rabbit ( 卯 ) is the fourth animal symbol in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
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.It has wide currency in several East Asian countries besides China and Taiwan.^ The Chinese zodiac is also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China.
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.Identifying this scheme using the term "zodiac" reflects several similarities to the Western zodiac: both have time cycles divided into 12 parts, each labels at least the majority of those parts with names of animals, and each is widely associated with a culture of attributing influence of a person's relationship to the cycle upon their personality and/or events in their life.^ Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years.
  • Chinese Zodiac Signs | Compatibility | Year | Feng shui 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.astrovalley.com [Source type: General]

^ Each individual personality is associated with an animal which represents it.

^ The Chinese zodiac divides people into 12 personality types - the 12 animals.
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.Nevertheless, there are major differences: the "Chinese" 12-part cycle is divided into years rather than months; contrary to the association with animals implied in the Greek etymology of "zodiac", actually four of the Western "signs" or "houses" are represented by humans (one such sign being the twins "Gemini") and one is the inanimate balance scale "Libra"; the animals of the Chinese zodiac are not associated with constellations, let alone those spanned by the ecliptic plane.^ Chinese Astrology than just the Zodiac Animals, but this article ...

^ Chinese astrology is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle, while western astrology is based upon the months of the year.
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^ Chinese zodiac sign 2.

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Personalities

.Chinese zodiac signs represent twelve different types of personalities.^ Chinese zodiac sign 2.

^ Here are the twelve signs and their personalities: .
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^ Pig (Chinese Zodiac, in Chinese: 豬) is the twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Pig (Chinese Zodiac) - Chinese Customs 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.nationsonline.org [Source type: News]

.The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below).^ Chinese zodiac sign 2.

^ This is explained by a 'compatibility chart' in the Chinese zodiac.
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^ Pig (Chinese Zodiac, in Chinese: 豬) is the twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac.
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.The following are the twelve zodiac signs in order and their characteristics.^ The twelve divisions are called the Signs of the Zodiac.
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^ The following are the twelve Chinese Zodiac signs in order.
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^ There are twelve Chinese zodiac signs.

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  1. Rat - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, tenacious, intense, meticulous, charismatic, sensitive, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, shrewd.^ Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): .
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    ^ Pig (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): .
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    ^ Monkey (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): .
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    .Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, mendacious, venal, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.
  2. Ox - (Water buffalo in Vietnam) (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): Dependable, ambitious, calm, methodical, born leader, patient, hardworking, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious.^ Patient and methodical, helpful and hardworking.
    • Chinese Zodiac Signs 2009 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): .
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    ^ The Ox: (Birthdays in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009) The Ox is sturdy, hardworking and dependable, with modest tendencies and logical approaches to problems.
    • Personality Characteristics of Your Chinese Zodiac Sign - Life123 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.life123.com [Source type: General]

    .Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
  3. Tiger - (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous.^ This year, the year of the Tiger, Aspect is Yang and Element is Metal.
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    ^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
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    ^ Dog (Yang, Fixed Element Metal)   12.

    .Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, unpredictable, moody.
  4. Rabbit - (Cat in Vietnam) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, flexible.^ Strongpoint: Independent, brave, confident, dynamic, intense, energetic, sacrificing, faithful, attractive, intellectual Shortcoming: Moody, reckless, hot-headed, selfish, impatient, impulsive, opinionated, rebellious .
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    ^ The rat and the cat, who were good friends, were worried because they were poor swimmers.
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    ^ A person born during the year of the rabbit is known to be gracious and kind, sensitive and tender, self-assured, astute and flexible.

    .Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.
  5. Dragon - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, jealous, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal.^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
    • Spiritual Marketing & Spiritual Discovery WEBSITE - Chinese Astrology Information 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.spiritualmarketing.org [Source type: General]

    ^ For instance, the aspect of every other year is either Yin or Yang and is also one of five elements being water, metal, fire, wood and earth.
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    ^ Ox (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): .
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    .Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.
  6. Snake - (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful.^ Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): .
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    ^ Strongpoint: Noble, ambitious, dignified, charismatic, vibrant, magnanimous, expansive, powerful Shortcoming: Ruthless, imperious, judgmental, arrogant, dogmatic, pompous, despotic, intolerant, demandin .
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    ^ Pig (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): .
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    .Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, suffocating, cold.
  7. Horse or also Stallion - (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile - mentally and physically, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded.^ While someone who is born a Gemini is regarded as gregarious, exuberant, and cheerful, then someone who is born under the year of the Horse is both cheerful, popular and loves praises from others.
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    ^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
    • Spiritual Marketing & Spiritual Discovery WEBSITE - Chinese Astrology Information 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.spiritualmarketing.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Horse people are popular, open-minded, witty, cool, talkative, intelligent, strong, and charismatic.
    • Chinese Zodiac: Characteristics Of The 12 Animal Signs 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.articlesnatch.com [Source type: General]

    .Can be fickle, arrogant, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.
  8. Goat, or Sheep or Ram - (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire): Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security.^ The eighth animal who arrived was the artistic Ram Ram Personality The Ram, oddly enough, is thought to be the most feminine sign of the zodiac, perhaps because this is a very creative sign.
    • The Year of the Ram, Chinese Horoscope sign of Sheep 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.gotohoroscope.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Téké - Sheep (Ram or Goat) 10.
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    ^ All manner of creative and artistic activities will probably be what you like most, if you were born in the Year of the Sheep.
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    .Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, weak-willed.
  9. Monkey - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual.^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
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    ^ Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd.
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    ^ Ox (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water): .
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    .Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious.
  10. Rooster - (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible.^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
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    ^ Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd.
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    ^ Five elements The Yin or Yang is broken down into Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal,and Water, ) on top of the cycle of animals.
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    .Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, opinionated, given to empty bravado.
  11. Dog - (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going.^ They are intelligent, sociable, honest, loyal, true, attractive and easy going.
    • Chinese Zodiac: Characteristics Of The 12 Animal Signs 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.articlesnatch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Dog (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal): Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amiable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged.
    • Chinese Zodiac 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A person born during the year of the dog is known to be loyal, honest, intelligent, unpretentious, and affectionate.

    .Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
  12. Pig - (Wild boar in Japan and Elephant in Northern Thailand) (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water): Honest, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent.^ Strongpoint: Honest, intelligent, loyal, fair, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded Shortcoming: Cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
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    ^ Chen (5th Month of Chinese Year/7am to 9am) and DRAGON - (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood): Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal.
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    ^ Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
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    Can be naïve, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.
.In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself.^ Note that Chinese astrology assigns a representative animal to the year of birth, not the month, as in the West.
  • Year of the Ox: Oriental Astrology 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC lifeinkorea.com [Source type: General]

^ The way you act together: How each perceives and experiences the other.
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^ Every year is represented by an animal (sign).
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.It is a common misconception that the animals assigned by year are the only signs, and many western descriptions of Chinese astrology draw solely on this system.^ Note that Chinese astrology assigns a representative animal to the year of birth, not the month, as in the West.
  • Year of the Ox: Oriental Astrology 10 February 2010 13:21 UTC lifeinkorea.com [Source type: General]

^ Western Astrology is very different from Chinese astrology.
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^ Chinese Astrology horoscopes and the animal zodiac .
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.In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month (called inner animals) and hours of the day (called secret animals).^ The inner animal is assigned by the month of birth.

^ In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month and hours of the day.
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^ The 'inner animal' is assigned by the month and the 'secret animal' by the exact time of birth.
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.To sum it up, while a person might appear to be a dragon because they were born in the year of the dragon, they might also be a snake internally and an ox secretively.^ Roosters are said to be compatible with those born in the year of the Snake, Dragon and Ox.
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^ To sum it up, while a person might appear to be a dragon because they were born in the year of the dragon, they might also be a snake internally and an ox secretively.
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^ If you were born in the year of the snake, you .
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.In total, this makes for 8,640 possible combinations (60 year cycle (5 elements x 12 animals) x 12 months x 12 times of day) that a person might be.^ Each animal is mystically related to one year in a 12-year cycle.
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^ Assigning each of the five elements to the 12 years creates 60 different combinations that results in a 60-year cycle.
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^ Combined with 5 elements, this makes for 8640 combinations (5 elements, 12 animals, 12 months, 12 times of day).

.These are all considered critical for the proper use of Chinese astrology[citation needed].^ These are said to be critical for the proper use of Chinese astrology.

^ These are all critical for the proper use of Chinese astrology.
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^ These are all are critical for the proper use of Chinese astrology.
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Problems with English translation

.Due to confusion with synonyms during translation, some of the animals depicted by the English words did not exist in ancient China.^ Ever since China has begun to experience an influx of tourists during the New Year season they have started to promote the Chinese New Year animals in a different way.

^ Beging a kind of typical national culture, ShengXiao has been used in some fields which include painting, sculpture, architecture, workmanship, china and so on at the ancient time.
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^ Translates English words to Chinese writing symbols (Kanji).
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For example, 羊 can mean both goat and sheep, but goat is the species that existed in central China before sheep, and goat is the species seen in illustrations, not sheep. .Similarly, 鼠 (rat) can also be translated as mouse, as there are no distinctive words for the two genera in Chinese.^ There are two distinct type of Roosters.
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^ In Chinese Astrology there are no intricate charts to draw up or elusive rising signs to calculate, but there is one tricky aspect to consider.
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^ People born in the mouse year are temperamental, alert, sensitive, open-minded and gentle, More About Chinese zodiac Rat 2.

.Further, 豬 (pig) is sometimes translated to boar after its Japanese name, and 牛 (water buffalo) is commonly thought to be ox.^ Ox: The Ox, sometimes water buffalo, is the second animal in the Chinese Zodiac.
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^ For example, the Vietnamese zodiac is identical to Chinese zodiac except that the second animal is the water buffalo instead of the ox and the fourth is the cat not the rabbit, the Japanese zodiac includes the wild boar instead of the pig, and the Thai zodiac implements a naga in place of the dragon.

^ The animals in the particular order of appearance are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar (pig).
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In the Chinese calendar

Years

.Within the Four Pillars, the year is the pillar representing information about the person's ancestry or early age.^ More about Chinese New Year Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc.
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^ "Tales From the Chinese Zodiac is a series of 12 books about these iconic calendar denizens, starting with The Year of the Dogeach book targets four- to eight-year-olds and stars a baby animal coming of age and learning how to personify the year it represents."
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^ Many are even interested in finding out about the year of the animal in which they were born and then like to look at their characteristics and see if they match their personality.

.The following table shows the 60-year cycle matched up to the Western calendar for the years 1924–2043 (see Sexagenary cycle article for years 1804–1923).^ Each unit represents a year in the Zodiac calendar, and the 60-year cycle is known as the sexagenary cycle.
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^ In that year the first 60-year cycle started.
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^ Pregnancy Calendar Table of the lunar calendar and Chinese zodiac The following table shows the 60 year cycle matched up to the Western calendar for the years 1924 - 2043.
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  Year Associated
Element
Heavenly
Stem
Earthly
Branch
Associated
Animal
Year
1924–1983 1984–2043
1 Feb 05 1924–Jan 23 1925 Yang Wood Rat Feb 02 1984–Feb 19 1985
2 Jan 24 1925–Feb 12 1926 Yin Wood Ox Feb 20 1985–Feb 08 1986
3 Feb 13 1926–Feb 01 1927 Yang Fire Tiger Feb 09 1986–Jan 28 1987
4 Feb 02 1927–Jan 22 1928 Yin Fire Rabbit Jan 29 1987–Feb 16 1988
5 Jan 23 1928–Feb 09 1929 Yang Earth Dragon Feb 17 1988–Feb 05 1989
6 Feb 10 1929–Jan 29 1930 Yin Earth Snake Feb 06 1989–Jan 26 1990
7 Jan 30 1930–Feb 16 1931 Yang Metal Horse Jan 27 1990–Feb 14 1991
8 Feb 17 1931–Feb 05 1932 Yin Metal Goat Feb 15 1991–Feb 03 1992
9 Feb 06 1932–Jan 25 1933 Yang Water Monkey Feb 04 1992–Jan 22 1993
10 Jan 26 1933–Feb 13 1934 Yin Water Rooster Jan 23 1993– Feb 09 1994
11 Feb 14 1934–Feb 03 1935 Yang Wood Dog Feb 10 1994–Jan 30 1995
12 Feb 04 1935–Jan 23 1936 Yin Wood Boar Jan 31 1995–Feb 18 1996
13 Jan 24 1936–Feb 10 1937 Yang Fire Rat Feb 19 1996–Feb 06 1997
14 Feb 11 1937–Jan 30 1938 Yin Fire Ox Feb 07 1997–Jan 27 1998
15 Jan 31 1938–Feb 18 1939 Yang Earth Tiger Jan 28 1998–Feb 15 1999
16 Feb 19 1939–Feb 07 1940 Yin Earth Rabbit Feb 16 1999–Feb 04 2000
17 Feb 08 1940–Jan 26 1941 Yang Metal Dragon Feb 05 2000–Jan 23 2001
18 Jan 27 1941–Feb 14 1942 Yin Metal Snake Jan 24 2001–Feb 11 2002
19 Feb 15 1942–Feb 04 1943 Yang Water Horse Feb 12 2002–Jan 31 2003
20 Feb 05 1943–Jan 24 1944 Yin Water Goat Feb 01 2003–Jan 21 2004
21 Jan 25 1944–Feb 12 1945 Yang Wood Monkey Jan 22 2004–Feb 08 2005
22 Feb 13 1945–Feb 01 1946 Yin Wood Rooster Feb 09 2005–Jan 28 2006
23 Feb 02 1946–Jan 21 1947 Yang Fire Dog Jan 29 2006–Feb 17 2007
24 Jan 22 1947–Feb 09 1948 Yin Fire Boar Feb 18 2007–Feb 06 2008
25 Feb 10 1948–Jan 28 1949 Yang Earth Rat Feb 07 2008–Jan 25 2009
26 Jan 29 1949–Feb 16 1950 Yin Earth Ox Jan 26 2009–Feb 13 2010
27 Feb 17 1950–Feb 05 1951 Yang Metal Tiger Feb 14 2010–Feb 02 2011
28 Feb 06 1951–Jan 26 1952 Yin Metal Rabbit Feb 03 2011–Jan 22 2012
29 Jan 27 1952–Feb 13 1953 Yang Water Dragon Jan 23 2012–Feb 09 2013
30 Feb 14 1953–Feb 02 1954 Yin Water Snake Feb 10 2013–Jan 30 2014
31 Feb 03 1954–Jan 23 1955 Yang Wood Horse Jan 31 2014–Feb 18 2015
32 Jan 24 1955–Feb 11 1956 Yin Wood Goat Feb 19 2015–Feb 07 2016
33 Feb 12 1956–Jan 30 1957 Yang Fire Monkey Feb 08 2016–Jan 27 2017
34 Jan 31 1957–Feb 17 1958 Yin Fire Rooster Jan 28 2017–Feb 18 2018
35 Feb 18 1958–Feb 07 1959 Yang Earth Dog Feb 19 2018–Feb 04 2019
36 Feb 08 1959–Jan 27 1960 Yin Earth Boar Feb 05 2019–Jan 24 2020
37 Jan 28 1960–Feb 14 1961 Yang Metal Rat Jan 25 2020–Feb. 11 2021
38 Feb 15 1961–Feb 04 1962 Yin Metal Ox Feb 12 2021–Jan 31 2022
39 Feb 05 1962–Jan 24 1963 Yang Water Tiger Feb 01 2022–Jan 21 2023
40 Jan 25 1963–Feb 12 1964 Yin Water Rabbit Jan 22 2023–Feb 09 2024
41 Feb 13 1964–Feb 01 1965 Yang Wood Dragon Feb 10 2024–Jan 28 2025
42 Feb 02 1965–Jan 20 1966 Yin Wood Snake Jan 29 2025–Feb 16 2026
43 Jan 21 1966–Feb 08 1967 Yang Fire Horse Feb 17 2026–Feb 05 2027
44 Feb 09 1967–Jan 29 1968 Yin Fire Goat Feb 06 2027–Jan 25 2028
45 Jan 30 1968–Feb 16 1969 Yang Earth Monkey Jan 26 2028–Feb 12 2029
46 Feb 17 1969–Feb 05 1970 Yin Earth Rooster Feb 13 2029–Feb 02 2030
47 Feb 06 1970–Jan 26 1971 Yang Metal Dog Feb 03 2030–Jan 22 2031
48 Jan 27 1971–Feb 14 1972 Yin Metal Boar Jan 23 2031–Feb 10 2032
49 Feb 15 1972–Feb 02 1973 Yang Water Rat Feb 11 2032–Jan 30 2033
50 Feb 03 1973–Jan 22 1974 Yin Water Ox Jan 31 2033–Feb 18 2034
51 Jan 23 1974–Feb 10 1975 Yang Wood Tiger Feb 19 2034–Feb 07 2035
52 Feb 11 1975–Jan 30 1976 Yin Wood Rabbit Feb 08 2035–Jan 27 2036
53 Jan 31 1976–Feb 17 1977 Yang Fire Dragon Jan 28 2036–Feb 14 2037
54 Feb 18 1977–Feb 06 1978 Yin Fire Snake Feb 15 2037–Feb 03 2038
55 Feb 07 1978–Jan 27 1979 Yang Earth Horse Feb 04 2038–Jan 23 2039
56 Jan 28 1979–Feb 15 1980 Yin Earth Goat Jan 24 2039–Feb 11 2040
57 Feb 16 1980–Feb 04 1981 Yang Metal Monkey Feb 12 2040–Jan 31 2041
58 Feb 05 1981–Jan 24 1982 Yin Metal Rooster Feb 01 2041–Jan 21 2042
59 Jan 25 1982–Feb 12 1983 Yang Water Dog Jan 22 2042–Feb 09 2043
60 Feb 13 1983–Feb 01 1984 Yin Water Boar Feb 10 2043–Jan 29 2044

Months and solar terms

.Within the Four Pillars, the month is the pillar representing information about the person's parents or later years in life.^ Four Pillars chart is based on a person's date, time and place of birth.
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^ A horse year person born in the daytime will be spirited, his life activate and burdened with work.
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^ In total, this makes for 8,640 possible combinations (five elements x 12 animals in the 60 year cycle (12 x 5 = 60) , 12 months, 12 times of day) that a person might be.
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.Many Chinese astrologers consider the month pillar to be the most important one in determining the circumstances of one's adult life.^ Chinese Zodiac CONSULTATIONS for HOME By far 2008 Chinese Zodiac most important place to Chinese Zodiac is your home!
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^ By far forecast 2007 and Chinese Astrology most important place to feng shui is your home!
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^ The most important day is the Chinese New Year's Day (CNYD).
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.The 12 animals are also linked to the traditional Chinese agricultural calendar, which runs alongside the better known lunar calendar.^ The months - the inner animals The 12 animals are also linked to the traditional Chinese agricultural calendar, that runs alongside the better known lunar calendar.
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^ Chinese zodiac animals The 12 animal forms of the Chinese zodiac.
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^ The 12 animal forms of the Chinese zodiac.
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.Instead of months, this calendar is divided into 24 two week segments known as Solar Terms.^ Instead of months, this calendar is divided into 24 two week segments known as Solar Terms.
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^ The months - the inner animals The 12 animals are also linked to the traditional Chinese agricultural calendar, that runs alongside the better known lunar calendar.
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^ Each animal is linked to two of these solar terms for a period similar to the Western month.
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.Each animal is linked to two of these solar terms for a period similar to the Western month.^ Each animal is linked to two of these solar terms for a period similar to the Western month.
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^ The months - the inner animals The 12 animals are also linked to the traditional Chinese agricultural calendar, that runs alongside the better known lunar calendar.
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^ Instead of months, this calendar is divided into 24 two week segments known as Solar Terms.
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.Unlike the 60 year lunar calendar, which can vary by as much as a month in relation to the Western calendar, the agricultural calendar varies by only one day, beginning on the Western February 3 or 4 every year.^ Unlike the 60 year lunar calendar, which can vary by as much as a month in relation to the Western calendar, the agricultural calendar varies by only one day, beginning on the Western February 3rd or 4th every year.
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^ Again unlike the cycle of the lunar years, which begins with the Rat, the agricultural calendar begins with the Tiger as it is the first animal of spring.
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^ Following is the Hunnish or Turkic Bulgarian Pagan zodiac calendar, distinctive from the Greek zodiac but much in conformity with the Chinese one: Kam-Boyan Calendar.
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.Again unlike the cycle of the lunar years, which begins with the Rat, the agricultural calendar begins with the Tiger as it is the first animal of spring.^ The Chinese lunar calendar has a sixty year cycle.
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^ That is why the rat is the first year of the animal cycle, the ox second and the pig last.
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^ The next year is the Year of the Rat beginning from Feb.
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.As each sign is linked to a month of the solar year, it is thereby also linked to a season.^ As each sign is linked to a month of the solar year, it is thereby also linked to a season.
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^ Each animal is linked to two of these solar terms for a period similar to the Western month.
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^ Each of the elements are also linked to a season (see above), and the element that shares a season with a sign is known as that sign's fixed element.
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.Each of the elements is also linked to a season (see above), and the element that shares a season with a sign is known as that sign's fixed element.^ Each of the elements are also linked to a season (see above), and the element that shares a season with a sign is known as that sign's fixed element.
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^ Ranking order :  Tenth Hours ruled by the ROOSTER :  5 pm - 7 pm Direction of its sign :  Directly West Season and principal month :  Autumn - September Corresponds to Western sign :  Virgo Fixed Element :  Metal Stem :  Negative .
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^ As each sign is linked to a month of the solar year, it is thereby also linked to a season.
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.In other words, that element is believed to impart some of its characteristics to the sign concerned.^ In other words, that element is believed to impart some of its characteristics to the sign concerned.
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^ It gives a report that includes the positive and negative characteristics of each sign, your lucky colors, months and seasons, gemstone, element, energy, ruling planet and compatibility with other signs.
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^ Since a Chinese character has different elements, or morphemes, and most Chinese names mean something, there were some ways to avoid tattoo words for ordinary people.
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.The fixed element of each sign applies also to the year and hour signs, and not just the monthly sign.^ The fixed element of each sign applies also to the year and hour signs, and not just the monthly sign.
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^ However, those unfamiliar with the use of the Chinese lunar calendar usually just assume that the signs switch over on Jan 1 of each year.
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^ Each of the elements are also linked to a season (see above), and the element that shares a season with a sign is known as that sign's fixed element.
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.It is important to note that the fixed element is separate from the cycle of elements which interact with the signs in the 60 year cycle.^ It is important to note that the fixed element is separate from the cycle of elements which interact with the signs in the 60 year cycle.
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^ The fixed element of each sign applies also to the year and hour signs, and not just the monthly sign.
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^ The 60-year cycle consists of two separate cycles interacting with each other.
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Season Lunar Month Fixed Element Solar Longitude Solar Term Western Date
Spring 1st–寅(yin) Tiger Wood 314° 立春 lìchūn Feb 04–Feb 18
329° 雨水 yǔshuǐ Feb 19–Mar 05
2nd–卯(mao) Rabbit Wood 344° 啓蟄 qǐzhé (驚蟄 jīngzhé) Mar 06–Mar 20
春分 chūnfēn Mar 21–Apr 04
3rd–辰(chen) Dragon Earth 14° 清明 qīngmíng Apr 05–Apr 19
29° 穀雨 gǔyǔ Apr 20–May 4
Summer 4th–巳(si) Snake Fire 44° 立夏 lìxià May 5–May 20
59° 小滿 xiǎomǎn May 21–June 5
5th–午(wu) Horse Fire 74° 芒種 mángzhòng Jun 06–Jun 20
89° 夏至 xiàzhì Jun 21–Jul 06
6th–未(wei) Goat Earth 104° 小暑 xiǎoshǔ Jul 07–Jul 22
119° 大暑 dàshǔ Jul 23–Aug 06
Autumn 7th–申(shen) Monkey Metal 134° 立秋 lìqiū Aug 07–Aug 22
149° 處暑 chùshǔ Aug 23–Sep 07
8th–酉(you) Rooster Metal 164° 白露 báilù Sep 08–Sep 22
181° 秋分 qiūfēn Sep 23–Oct 07
9th–戌(xu) Dog Earth 194° 寒露 hánlù Oct 08–Oct 22
211° 霜降 shuāngjiàng Oct 23–Nov 06
Winter 10th–亥(hai) Pig Water 224° 立冬 lìdōng Nov 07–Nov 21
244° 小雪 xiǎoxuě Nov 22–Dec 06
11th–子(zi) Rat Water 251° 大雪 dàxuě Dec 07–Dec 21
271° 冬至 dōngzhì Dec 22–Jan 05
12th–丑(chou) Ox Earth 284° 小寒 xiǎohán Jan 06–Jan 19
301° 大寒 dàhán Jan 20–Feb 03

Days

A different animal rules each day. .Within the Four Pillars, the day is the pillar representing information about the person him/herself - his/her adult and married life.^ Four Pillars chart is based on a person's date, time and place of birth.
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Hours

.The Chinese zodiac is also used to label times of day, with each sign corresponding to a "large-hour" or shichen (時辰), which is a two-hour period (24 divided by 12 animals).^ The 12 zodiac animals .
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^ The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years.

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It is therefore important to know the exact time of birth to determine it. .The secret animal is thought to be a person’s truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour.^ Chinese Zodiac Animal Descroptions According to Chinese astronomy, a person's destiny can be determined by the posi...
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^ Chinese year of birth that determines your Chinese animal sign as ...

^ Most people familiar with 2008 astrology Chinese Zodiac, which is determined by 2008 astrology individual's birth year, and gives a brief and interesting explanation of 2008 astrology person's character.
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.As this sign is based on the position of the sun in the sky and not the time of your local clock, it is important to compensate for daylight saving time.^ Monkey year, which was at the same time a Earth year ?your Chinese animal sign ...

^ You may not have much time for your own projects or activities, but you do earn quite a few points with the most important people in your life.
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.However, some online systems already compensate for daylight saving time, and astrologers may compensate your time for you oblivious to the fact that you've compensated it yourself, leading to an inaccurate reading.^ A lot of the time you will have to depend on yourself.
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^ However, you must remember not to get complacent and not do anything that is against your conscience.
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.Within the Four Pillars, the hour is the pillar representing information about one's kids or late age.^ You will also neglect your love one if you are working till late hours.

  • 23:00 - 01:00: 子 rat
  • 01:00 - 03:00: 丑 ox
  • 03:00 - 05:00: 寅 tiger
  • 05:00 - 07:00: 卯 rabbit
  • 07:00 - 09:00: 辰 dragon
  • 09:00 - 11:00: 巳 snake
  • 11:00 - 13:00: 午 horse
  • 13:00 - 15:00: 未 sheep
  • 15:00 - 17:00: 申 monkey
  • 17:00 - 19:00: 酉 rooster
  • 19:00 - 21:00: 戌 dog
  • 21:00 - 23:00: 亥 pig

Four Pillars

.The Four Pillars method can be traced back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), and is still much used in Feng Shui astrology and general analysis today.^ Space, weather, astrology, and pseudo-geomagnetism are basic components of feng shui.
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^ In ancient times as well as today, Feng Shui , pronounced in English as ("fung shwee") or ("fung shway"), was known as "Kan-Yu" which means 'The Law of Heaven and Earth.
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.The Four Pillars or Columns chart is called such as the Chinese writing causes it to fall into columns.^ Four Pillars chart is based on a person's date, time and place of birth.
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.Each pillar or column contains a stem and a branch - and each column relates to the year, month, day and hour of birth.^ People will meet the year of their birth (Benming Nian) considered in relation to the 12 Terrestrial Branches which starts with the Chinese lunar New Year.
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^ Chinese calendar uses 2008 astrology first day of 2008 astrology first month of Tiger month as 2008 astrology first day of a year, which was initially adopted by 2008 astrology Shiah dynasty ( 2008 Horoscope ).
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^ Since the systematization of the Tibetan calendar in 1027 AD, The first day of the first month became fixed as the New Year.
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.The first column refers to the year animal and element, the second to the month animal and element, the third to the day animal and element, and the last to the hour animal and element.^ The combination of the animals qualities make you a unique individual - you are no longer just a snake - say - but maybe a snake year (year) tiger (month) horse (time of day).

^ To them, the new Moon can occur on the last day of the previous month according to their local USA time.
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^ Chinese New Year day, use the new animal name ...

.Within the 'Four Pillars', the Year column is the information about your ancestor or early age.^ A lot of last year's difficulties, if you think about it, boiled down to a lot of fiddly little details getting in the way of you realizing your dreams.
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^ A discreet friend is trying to drop some crucial information about your potential new sweetie without resorting to gossip.
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^ This is a great lens on chinese astrology Reply JaguarJulie JaguarJulie Feb 13, 2009 @ 7:36 am An interesting lens -- I'd like to learn more about the information in your Yin and Yang module; i.e.: If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal.
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.The Month column is the information about your parents or growing age.^ Click on your months sign to learn about that sign.
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^ A discreet friend is trying to drop some crucial information about your potential new sweetie without resorting to gossip.
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.The Day column is the information about you (upper character) and your spouse (lower character) or adult age.^ You want to have a forecast/fortune telling about your future?
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^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac is no like other astrology, the 2008 Chinese Zodiac can tell you about your fortune in past, present and future.
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Four Animal Trines

First Trine

.The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.^ Zodiac Rat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Ox Prediction 2008 Zodiac Tiger Prediction 2008 Zodiac Sheep Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dragon Prediction 2008 Zodiac Snake Prediction 2008 Zodiac Horse Prediction 2008 Zodiac Goat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Monkey Prediction 2008 Zodiac Rooster Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dog Prediction 2008 Zodiac Pig Prediction .

^ Race long with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions while discovering the origin of the Chinese Zodiac.
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^ RAT. OX. TIGER. RABBIT/ HARE. DRAGON. SNAKE. HORSE. SHEEP. MONKEY ...

These three signs are intense and powerful individuals, capable of great good or great evil. They make great leaders, but the three may have different approaches. Frustrated when hampered, these signs are ruled by highly potent energy and unpredictability. At their worst, Rats are ruthlessly power-hungry, vindictive, and Machiavellian; Dragons are inflexible megalomaniacs and narcissists; and Monkeys are destructive manipulators and hedonists. .They are intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, charming, authoritative, confident, eloquent and artistic.^ Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water): Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd.
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They can also be tyrannical, bombastic, prejudiced, deceitful, imperious, and ruthless.

Second Trine

.The second trine consists of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster.^ They are in order as follows: the rat , ox , tiger , rabbit , dragon , snake , horse , sheep (ram or goat), monkey , rooster , dog , and boar (pig).
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These three souls conquer life through endurance, application, and slow accumulation of energy. .Although each sign is fixed and rigid in opinions and views, they are geniuses in the art of meticulous planning.^ Although they might appear rigid and slow, a kind and active mind is beneath.
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.They are hardworking, discreet, modest, industrious, charitable, loyal, punctual, philosophical, patient, and good-hearted individuals with high moral standards.^ Horses are adventurers at heart, but they do have sharp minds and good abilities for managing money.

^ They have a calm appearance and strong heart, but they lack patience and independence.
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They can also be self-righteous, vain, critical, judgmental, myopic, narrow-minded, and petty. They are also natural leaders, but are better natured than the first trine.

Third Trine

.The third trine consists of the Tiger, Horse, and Dog.^ They are in order as follows: the rat , ox , tiger , rabbit , dragon , snake , horse , sheep (ram or goat), monkey , rooster , dog , and boar (pig).
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.These three signs seek a true lover, and are like-minded in their pursuit of humanitarian causes.^ They also possess a great sense of humour.Tigers like people, involvement, and dedication to humanitarian causes.

Each is a gifted orator and excels at verbal communication. Relationships and personal contact are of highest priority and each one seeks their intimate soul mate. .Idealistic and impulsive, the Tiger, Horse and Dog follow the beat of their own drummer.^ Zodiac Rat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Ox Prediction 2008 Zodiac Tiger Prediction 2008 Zodiac Sheep Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dragon Prediction 2008 Zodiac Snake Prediction 2008 Zodiac Horse Prediction 2008 Zodiac Goat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Monkey Prediction 2008 Zodiac Rooster Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dog Prediction 2008 Zodiac Pig Prediction .

^ They are in order as follows: the rat , ox , tiger , rabbit , dragon , snake , horse , sheep (ram or goat), monkey , rooster , dog , and boar (pig).
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Defiant against injustice, these three signs wilt without large amounts of physical affection and loyal support for causes. They are productive, enthusiastic, independent, engaging, dynamic and honorable. They can also be rash, rebellious, quarrelsome, hot-headed, reckless, anxious, moody, disagreeable, and stubborn. .Although these three signs are loyal, they can be very protective when lied to.^ Monkeys must be careful in romance, although clear sighted, they are very critical and lose interest in anyone they can't consider their peer.

.The three signs do not enjoy being told what to do, but will listen when it is a person they love or trust whole-kindheartedly.^ Likewise, a person born under this sign will lead a tranquil life, enjoying peace, quiet and congenial environment.
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^ When the time is right, Dogs work long and hard, but they know how to relax, and enjoy their home and loved ones.

^ They enjoy a tranquil life and love a quiet evening at home.

Fourth Trine

.The fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat and Pig.^ Compatible Animals: Rabbit, Horse, Pig Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A year where the Goat zodiac clashes with Tai Sui.
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^ They are in order as follows: the rat , ox , tiger , rabbit , dragon , snake , horse , sheep (ram or goat), monkey , rooster , dog , and boar (pig).
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The quest for these three signs is the aesthetic and beautiful in life. Their calm nature gives them great leadership abilities. They are artistic, refined, intuitive, and well-mannered. These souls love the preliminaries in love, and are fine artists in their lovemaking. .The Rabbit, Goat (or Sheep) and Pig have been bestowed with calmer natures than the other 9 signs.^ Zodiac Rat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Ox Prediction 2008 Zodiac Tiger Prediction 2008 Zodiac Sheep Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dragon Prediction 2008 Zodiac Snake Prediction 2008 Zodiac Horse Prediction 2008 Zodiac Goat Prediction 2008 Zodiac Monkey Prediction 2008 Zodiac Rooster Prediction 2008 Zodiac Dog Prediction 2008 Zodiac Pig Prediction .

^ Compatible Animals: Rabbit, Horse, Pig Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A year where the Goat zodiac clashes with Tai Sui.
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These three are compassionately aware, yet detached and resigned to their condition. They seek beauty and a sensitive lover. They are caring, unique, self-sacrificing, obliging, sensible, creative, empathic, tactful, and prudent. They can also be naive, pedantic, insecure, cunning, indecisive, and pessimistic.

Zodiac origin stories

.The 12 Zodiac animal signs (生肖 shengxiao) are, in order, the rat, ox (or cow), tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat (or sheep), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig (or boar).^ Year of the Rabbit / Zodiac Sign .

^ Year of the Rat / Zodiac Sign .

^ The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below).
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.There are many legends to explain the beginning of the zodiac.^ The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so.
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One of the most popular reads, in summarised form, as follows:
.The rat was given the task of inviting the animals to report to the Jade Emperor for a banquet to be selected for the zodiac signs.^ Chinese Zodiac Chinese Culture Center: Chinese twelve animal signs, horescope, lunar calendar ...

^ In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality.
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^ The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat, and there are many stories about the Origins of the Chinese Zodiac which explain why this is so (see below).
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The cat was a good friend of the rat, but the rat tricked him into believing that the banquet was the next day. The cat slept through the banquet, thinking that it was the next day. When he found out, the cat vowed to be the rat's natural enemy for ages to come.
A variation tells that the cat had asked the rat to wake him up the day of the Race. The rat agreed, but on the said day, he did not wake the cat in his greed to win. When the cat finally woke up and got to the racing ground, he found the race to be over. The cat then swore revenge upon the rat.
Interestingly, the cat does make it into the Vietnamese Zodiac, in place of the rabbit (see below).
Another popular legend has it that a race was used to decide the animals to report to the Jade Emperor.
The cat and the rat were the worst swimmers in the animal kingdom. .Although bad swimmers, they were both intelligent.^ Although they are gullible, they are actually quite intelligent and know how to take care of their own.

They decided that the best and fastest way to cross the river was to hop on the back of the ox. The ox, being a naïve and good-natured animal, agreed to carry them across. However, overcome with a fierce competitiveness, the rat decided that in order to win, it must do something and promptly pushed the cat into the river. Because of this, the cat has never forgiven the rat, and hates the water as well. After the ox had crossed the river, the rat jumped ahead and reached the shore first, and it claimed first place in the competition.
Following closely behind was the strong ox, and it was named the 2nd animal in the zodiac. .After the ox, came the tiger, panting, while explaining to the Jade Emperor just how difficult it was to cross the river with the heavy currents pushing it downstream all the time.^ Being delightful hosts, Tigers go all out to see that you have a good time.

But with powerful strength, it made to shore and was named the 3rd animal in the cycle.
Suddenly, from a distance came a thumping sound, and the rabbit arrived. .It explained how it crossed the river: by jumping from one stone to another in a nimble fashion.^ It attempts to explain why one person's fortune is so different from another's.
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Halfway through, it almost lost the race but the rabbit was lucky enough to grab hold of a floating log that later washed him to shore. For that, it became the 4th animal in the zodiac cycle. Coming in 5th place was the dragon, flying. Of course, the Jade Emperor was deeply curious as to why a strong and flying creature such as the dragon should fail to reach first. .The mighty dragon explained that he had to stop and make rain to help all the people and creatures of the earth, and therefore he was held back a little.^ Looking back, it really helped me to make an appropriate decision.
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Then, on his way to the finish line, he saw a little helpless rabbit clinging onto a log so he did a good deed and gave a puff of breath to the poor creature so that it could land on the shore. .The Jade Emperor was very pleased with the actions of the dragon, and he was added into the zodiac cycle.^ The Chinese Lunar New Year is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2008 Horoscopes, when the Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac.
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^ Since the zodiac animal cycle of 12 is divisible by two, every zodiac sign can also only occur in either yin or yang: the dragon is always yang, the snake is always yin, etc.
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As soon as he had done so, a galloping sound was heard, and the horse appeared. Hidden on the horse's hoof is the snake, whose sudden appearance gave the horse a fright, thus making it fall back and giving the snake the 6th spot, while the horse placed 7th.
Not long after that, a little distance away, the sheep, monkey, and rooster came to the shore. .These three creatures helped each other to get to where they are.^ Being creatures of action, they motivate others, too.

The rooster spotted a raft, and took the other two animals with it. Together, the goat and the monkey cleared the weeds, tugged and pulled and finally got the raft to the shore. .Because of their combined efforts, the Emperor was very pleased and promptly named the goat as the 8th creature, the monkey as the 9th, and the rooster the 10th.^ They are in order as follows: the rat , ox , tiger , rabbit , dragon , snake , horse , sheep (ram or goat), monkey , rooster , dog , and boar (pig).
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The 11th animal is the dog. His explanation for being late—although he was supposed to be the best swimmer amongst the rest—was that he needed a good bath after a long spell, and the fresh water from the river was too big a temptation. For that, he almost didn't make it to finish line. Just as the Jade Emperor was about to call it a day, an oink and squeal was heard from a little pig. The pig got hungry during the race, promptly stopped for a feast and then fell asleep. .After the nap, the pig continued the race and was named the 12th and last animal of the zodiac cycle.^ The second is the cycle of the twelve Zodiac animal signs or Earthly Branches .
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^ Since the zodiac animal cycle of 12 is divisible by two, every zodiac sign can also only occur in either yin or yang: the dragon is always yang, the snake is always yin, etc.
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^ Compatible Animals: Rabbit, Horse, Pig Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A year where the Goat zodiac clashes with Tai Sui.
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The cat finished too late (thirteenth) to win any place in the calendar, and vowed to be the enemy of the rat forevermore.
.Another popular story was when the Jade Emperor told the animals that he would be using animals to represent the years.^ The Chinese years are represented by animals, what animal year is it this year?

^ The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years.

^ These placemats list the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals and the years that they represent, characteristics and compatible animals.
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So when the rat heard about this, he went straight to his best friend the cat. At once the cat thought "I should have a rest so that I will be in my best form to run to the signing post." So the cat asked the rat to wake him up when the day came. So he agreed. .When the day came, the rat realized that he probably wouldn't get to the signing post as fast as the others so instead of waking the cat he left him sleeping.^ Rats know how to keep a secret, if it's their own, but they are adept at finding out what others try to keep to themselves, and Rats wouldn't be above using the information if it were to their benefit.

Whilst going running, the rat met up with the ox. He thought to himself "Ox is the fastest, strongest animal!" So the little mouse played a trick on the ox. He asked the ox if he would like to listen to him sing. The rat opened his mouth but said nothing. "How was that?" he asked the ox and of course he replied ."Sorry little rat, I didn't hear you."^ BB Community, wah… so long didn’t hear from you and suddenly see you write so long comment, I really feel so touching.
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The rat told the ox to let him jump onto his back so that he could sing it more clearly, and the ox agreed. Soon without knowing, the ox was walking to the signing post, forgetting the rat on his back. .When they reached there, the mouse jumped off and claimed first place.^ There will be no reasoning with them, so get out of their way until they cool off.

^ After the ox had crossed the river, the rat jumped ahead and reached the shore first, and it cleverly claimed first place in the race!
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The ox following and the rest.
When the cat woke up and found out about this, he was furious. He swore that he would always hate the rat. They were enemies from then on.
.In Buddhism, legend has it that Buddha summoned all of the animals of the earth to come before him before his departure from this earth, but only twelve animals actually came to bid him farewell.^ Legend has it that 2008 astrology Lord Buddha summoned all 2008 astrology animals to come to him before he departed from earth.
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^ Legend has it that Buddha invited all 2008 astrology animals on 2008 astrology earth to a party.
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^ Legend has it that Buddha invited all the animals on the earth to a party.
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.To reward the animals who came to him, he named a year after each of them.^ Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in 2008 astrology order they arrived.
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^ The Chinese Lunar Calendar of 2008 Prediction names each of 2008 astrology twelve years after an animal.
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^ Each Chinese sign has a different animal name and corresponds to a period equivalent to a period of one Chinese calendar year.
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.The years were given to them in the order they had arrived.^ Only 12 turned up, and to honour them Buddha named a year after each one in 2008 astrology order they arrived.
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^ Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in 2008 astrology order they arrived.
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^ Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived.
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.The legend of the Zodiac Race, of course, is by far the least credible of all explanations of the origin of the Chinese zodiac.^ By far Chinese Zodiac 2008 and Feng Shui Master most important place to feng shui is your home!
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^ Most people familiar with 2008 astrology Chinese Zodiac, which is determined by 2008 astrology individual's birth year, and gives a brief and interesting explanation of 2008 astrology person's character.
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^ Chinese Zodiac CONSULTATIONS for HOME By far 2008 Chinese Zodiac most important place to Chinese Zodiac is your home!
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Because the "twelve earthly branches" which correspond with the zodiac, was already in existence as early as the Zhou era, long before the advent of Buddhism. .A parallel decimal set of symbols called "ten heavenly stems", corresponding with yin-yang dualism and the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) was in existence in the Shang dynasty as the stems were part of Shang rulers' names.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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^ The Chinese Calendar, called the yin-yang and 2008 Astrology, is a luni-solar calendar.
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^ Action Put a metallic five element pagoda near you.
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.The order of 12 Chinese zodiac animals was based on the number of toes/hooves, alternating between even and odd numbers.^ Chinese Zodiac is the extract of the 5,000 years Chinese traditional wisdom and is proven to be still worthful even in today's world.
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^ Chinese zodiacal signs run within a (Chinese calendar) year based system.
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.Rat was the first because unlike other animals of the Chinese zodiac which all had the same number of toes/hooves on each leg, rat has four toes on the front legs and five on the rear legs, so it was selected to be number one.^ Astrology 2008 Horoscope 2008 Horoscopes Horoscope 2008 Horoscopes 2008 Astrology 2008 2008 Forecast 2008 Prediction rat Year Forecast rat Year Prediction Chinese Horoscope 2008 Chinese Horoscopes 2008 Chinese Astrology 2008 2008 Chinese Zodiac Fortune Telling 2008 Feng Shui Master 2008 2008 Chinese Horoscope .
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^ Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.
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^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac is no like other astrology, the 2008 Chinese Zodiac can tell you about your fortune in past, present and future.
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Ox is second with four hooves on each leg, and tiger is the third three with five toes, hare is the fourth with four toes, dragon is next in line with five fingers on its claw, while snake ranks number six because it lacked any legs and zero is an even number, etc.
The Zodiac, or the "twelve earthly branches" is probably devised together with the ten heavenly stems. .However, according to Derek Walters, British scholar and author of several related books, there is no historical evidence for the 12 animals correlation with the Earthly Branches prior to the late Tang or early Song eras.^ But there is no breakthrough in romance luck this year because of severe mood and emotional disturbance.
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Susan Whitfield asserts that it was not until the Qin Dynasty that the 12 animal cycle was imported along the Silk Road from Buddhist peoples in Khotan, Sogdiana, and India.[3]
.As a duodecimal numeral system, the twelve earthly branches is probably evidence for trade between early tribes that later contributed to the Chinese civilization on the one hand, and the Mesopotamian civilization, which perfected duodecimal arithmetics, on the other.^ Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes 2008 astrology Chinese believe comprise 2008 astrology nature of each particular animal.
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^ Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals, and are ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.
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^ You only need to know 2008 astrology year of your birth in order to find out which one of 2008 astrology twelve Chinese signs you are.
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.The Chinese zodiac, though not entirely identical with the Greek zodiac, nonetheless shares with it the duodecimal system and the idea of using animals as numerical symbols.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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^ Chinese zodiacal signs run within a (Chinese calendar) year based system.
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This is a hint for the triangular relations between early Chinese, Mesopotamian and Greek cultures.
.When the Bulgars, an early Turkic tribe within the Hun tribal federation that invaded Europe at the end of the Roman Empire, brought with them the very same Chinese zodiac.^ Proud, aristocratic and very direct, the Dragon-born establishes his ideals early in life and demands the same high standards and perfection from others that he has for himself.
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^ Chinese zodiacal signs run within a (Chinese calendar) year based system.
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This is a probability that the Chinese zodiac is of northern Chinese origin, commonly shared among Altaic and northern Chinese tribes.
.Currently, the Thai and Tibetans use the same zodiac with slight modification, probably due to millennia of contact with the Chinese civilization.^ The current Chinese calendar uses the first day of the first month of Tiger month as the first day of a year, which was initially adopted by the Shiah dynasty (2008 Horoscope).
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^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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Chinese zodiac in other countries

.The Chinese zodiac signs are also used by cultures other than Chinese.^ Chinese Zodiac Signs 2009 .
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^ The Monkey is the sign of the inventor, the improvisor, and the motivator in the Chinese zodiac; a charlatan capable of drawing everyone to him with his intimate guile and charm.
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^ Your sign is determined by the year in which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar).
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.For one example, they usually appear on Korean New Year and Japanese New Year's cards and stamps.^ Only 12 turned up, and to honour them Buddha named a year after each one in 2008 astrology order they arrived.
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^ Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in 2008 astrology order they arrived.
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^ Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after each one in the order they arrived.
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.The United States Postal Service and those of several other countries issue a "Year of the ____" postage stamp each year to honour this Chinese heritage.^ Other Fortune Telling Services: @ Full Life Fortune Telling Report Annual Fortune Telling Report Lucky Chinese Name Home Feng Shui Report @ All Feng Shui Services .
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^ Other Fortune Telling Services: @ Full Life Fortune Telling Report Annual Fortune Telling Report Lucky Chinese Name Home Feng Shui Report .
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.However, those unfamiliar with the use of the Chinese lunar calendar usually just assume that the signs switch over on January 1 of each year.^ For those who are not in a relationship, there is also a strong sign that you will meet the right person this year.
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^ Your sign is determined by 2008 astrology year in which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar).
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^ A few days after the Formosa Ball, on what was officially New Years Day by the Chinese calendar, William Darcy was in Shanghai.
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.Those who are serious about the fortune telling aspect of the signs can consult a table, such as the one above.^ For those who are not in a relationship, there is also a strong sign that you will meet the right person this year.
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^ How to determine if you need a Fortune Telling Consultation?
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^ Relationship Be careful about rumors that will rock those who are already in relationships.
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.The Chinese zodiac animals were used also in the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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.The Chinese zodiac is also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac is no like other astrology, the 2008 Chinese Zodiac can tell you about your fortune in past, present and future.
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^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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However, some of the animals in the Zodiac may differ by country.

East Asia

The Korean zodiac is identical to the Chinese one. .The Vietnamese zodiac is almost identical to Chinese zodiac except that the second animal is the water buffalo instead of the ox, the fourth animal is the cat instead of the rabbit.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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^ Compatible Animals: Rabbit, Horse, Pig Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A year where the Goat zodiac clashes with Tai Sui.
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The Japanese zodiac includes the wild boar instead of the pig. The Thai zodiac includes a naga in place of the dragon. .Furthermore, the Thais reckon that the new year starts, not at Chinese New Year, but at Songkran (now celebrated every 13 April) when the zodiac animal is considered to be changed for that year.^ The Chinese calendar differs from the Western calendar - The beginning of a Chinese new year changes every year, on dates ranging between late January and late February.
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^ The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle, each year of is named after a different animal that has distinct characteristics of its year.
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Bulgars, Huns and Turkic people

.The European Huns used the Chinese Zodiac complete with "dragon", "pig". This common Chinese-Turkic Zodiac was in use in Balkan Bulgaria well into the Bulgars' adoption of Slavic language and Orthodox Christianity.^ The 2008 Chinese Zodiac uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) to predict people's future.
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^ Hares are well mannered and seldom use harsh words or foul language.

Following is the Hunnish or Turkic Bulgarian Pagan zodiac calendar, distinctive from the Greek zodiac but much in conformity with the Chinese one:

Torè calendar

Names of years
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  1. Kuzgé—[Year of] Saravana
  2. Shiger (Syger)—Artom (Taurus)
  3. Kuman (Imén)
  4. Ügur—Tiger Myachè Ügur—Tiger
  5. Taushan—Rabbit
  6. Samar—Dragon Birgün (Bergen, Birig, Baradj)- Dragon
  7. Dilan—Snake
  8. Tykha—Horse
  9. Téké—Sheep (or Goat)
  10. Bichin, Michin—Monkey
  11. Tavuk—Rooster, Hen (also written tağuk—ğ is pronounced as v in Turk.^ Compatible Animals: Rabbit, Horse, Pig Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A year where the Goat zodiac clashes with Tai Sui.
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    ^ Compatible Animals: Tiger, Goat, Rabbit Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast Even with the many evil stars present, there still lies rays of luck visible.
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    ^ Compatible Animals: Tiger, Goat, Dog Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A good star appears.
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    verbs döğmek and öğmek)
  12. It—Dog
  13. Shushma—Pig (many mistake it as boar though)(Turk., Russ. "Kaban"—Translator's Note, also cognate of Turkish şişman, "fat")
.In Kazakhstan, an animal cycle similar to the Chinese is used, but the dragon is substituted by a snail (Kazakh: улу), and tiger appears as a leopard (Kazakh: барыс).^ The current Chinese calendar uses the first day of the first month of Tiger month as the first day of a year, which was initially adopted by the Shiah dynasty (2008 Horoscope).
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^ Chinese calendar uses 2008 astrology first day of 2008 astrology first month of Tiger month as 2008 astrology first day of a year, which was initially adopted by 2008 astrology Shiah dynasty ( 2008 Horoscope ).
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^ Compatible Animals: Tiger, Goat, Dog Your Luck In Year 2009 Overall Forecast A good star appears.
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In popular culture

.In the anime series Fruits Basket, the Chinese Zodiac revolves around thirteen members of a family transforming into the animals of the Chinese zodiac (including the cat) when they are embraced by anyone of the opposite sex.^ Chinese Zodiac Members Login .
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.Sufjan Stevens made an instrumental album based on each animal of the Chinese zodiac for his 2001 album Enjoy Your Rabbit.^ Chinese Zodiac CONSULTATIONS for HOME By far 2008 Chinese Zodiac most important place to Chinese Zodiac is your home!
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In Digimon Tamers, they only serve Zhuqiaomon.
In the 2000 tv show Jackie Chan Adventures, Jackie goes in searching for the 12 talisman that has the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
In the video game The World Ends With You, each brand of clothing was based on a different zodiac member, including a special 13th brand based on the cat.

References

  1. ^ Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pp2-8, 30-5, 60-4, 88-94, 118-24, 148-53, 178-84, 208-13, 238-44, 270-78, 306-12, 338-44, Souvenir Press, New York, 2005
  2. ^ http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/5EBasic.htm
  3. ^ Whitfield, Susan, The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith, p233, Serindia Publications Inc, Chicago, 2008. ISBN 1932476121

Sources

  • Shelly H. Wu. (2005). Chinese Astrology. Publisher: The Career Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56414-796-7

See also


Simple English

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12 animals of the Chinese zodiac
The Chinese zodiac is a cycle of 12 animals. Each animal represents one year. People are associated with the animal for the year that they are born. The 12 animals in order are: the rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, chicken, dog, and pig. Zodiac animals can also represent hours of the day and directions. Although it is called the Chinese zodiac, this system is also used in several other countries in Asia such as Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

Contents

Personality

Chinese believe that each zodiac animal has a personality, and people born in the same year may be similar. [1]

Rat
years: 1984, 1996, 2008
Honest, freedom, hard working, charming. Can be selfish, ruthless, controlling, scheming.

Ox
years: 1985, 1997, 2009
Smart, calm, patient, inspiring, modest. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, demanding, rigid.

Tiger
years: 1986, 1998, 2010
Aggressive, rebellious, strong, daring, generous. Can be restless, clumsy, hot-temper, impatient.

Rabbit
years: 1987, 1999, 2011
Kind, sensitive, elegant, artistic, cautious. Can be moody, shy, lazy, opportunistic.

Dragon
years: 1988, 2000, 2012
Strong, proud, direct, eccentric, show off. Can be arrogant, violent, brash, controlling.

Snake
years: 1989, 2001, 2013
Wise, graceful, calm, mystic, shrewd. Can be a loner, bad communicator, possessive, distrustful.

Horse
years: 1990, 2002, 2014
Cheerful, popular, talkative, witty, earthly. Can be fickle, rude, gullible, stubborn.

Goat
years: 1991, 2003, 2015
Righteous, honest, shy, artistic, understanding. Can be moody, a worrier, a complainer, and or too soft.

Monkey
years: 1992, 2004, 2016
Witty, curious, flexible, sociable, smart. Can be vain, clumsy, trickster, snobbish.

Rooster
years: 1993, 2005, 2017
Neat, organized, alert, scientific, responsible. Can be critical, egotistical, rough, opinionated.

Dog
years: 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Honest, smart, loyal, sense of justice, affectionate. Can be lazy, cold, stubborn, quarrelsome.

Pig
years: 1995, 2007, 2019
Simple, hard working, strong, peace-loving, trusting. Can be naive, gullible, materialistic, clingy.

The Hours


In the old days, China and Japan used a 12 hour system to tell the time of day and night (unlike the 24 hour system used today). The 12 hour system divides the day of 24 hours into 12 hours, each of which has a sign of the zodiac:

Midnight to 2am is the hour of the rat.
2am to 4am is the hour of the cow.
4am to 6am is the hour of the tiger.
6am to 8am is the hour of the rabbit.
8am to 10am is the hour of the dragon.
10am to 12 noon is the hour of the snake.
12 noon to 2pm is the hour of the horse.
2pm to 4pm is the hour of the goat.
4pm to 6pm is the hour of the monkey.
6pm to 8pm is the hour of the chicken.
8pm to 10pm is the hour of the dog.
10pm to midnight is the hour of the pig.

Directions


The Chinese and Japanese would call the different directions (North, Northeast, Northwest, East, South, Southeast, Southwest, West), based on the names of the zodiac animals.

1. Rat (Water, North)
2. Ox (Earth, North-Northeast)
3. Tiger (Wood, East-Northeast)
4. Rabbit (Wood, East)
5. Dragon (Earth, East-Southeast)
6. Snake (Fire, South-Southeast)
7. Horse (Fire, South)
8. Goat (Earth, South-Southwest)
9. Monkey (Metal, West-Southwest)
10. Chicken (Metal, West)
11. Dog (Earth, West-Northwest)
12. Pig (Water, North-Northwest)

References

  1. Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pp. 2–8, 30–5, 60–4, 88–94, 118–24, 148–53, 178–84, 208–13, 238–44, 270–78, 306–12, 338–44, Souvenir Press, New York, 2005

Other websites

Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Zodiac
Basic Chinese Zodiac
Wikipedia Chinese Zodiac


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