|Understanding Chinese Astrology
Fortune cookies are fun, but Chinese astrology is much more intricate
and satisfying than any feel-good sentence on a piece of paper. For almost
five thousand years, people have looked for guidance in this system, based
on the movement of heavenly bodies, the Chinese calendar, and its cycle of
Chinese astrologists focus on a person's birthday and birth hours in
analyzing their fate and destiny. Yet for the most part, this type of
astrology is used to uncover information about the lifestyle, character
and emotional state of a person. Let's explore this timeless tradition,
used every day by millions of people.
The use of Chinese astrology precedes 2637 BC, when it was officialized
under the rule of Emperor Huang Ti. It emerged and developed alongside the
Chinese writing system, and was soon conjoined with some tenets of Eastern
philosophy, particularly the beliefs elaborated by Confucius, Lao-tse and
the Yi Jing.
Yet the roots of Chinese astrology lie in astronomy. In China, the
ancients didn't look at the sky in the same way that their Western
counterparts did. Instead of 88 constellations, the Chinese had only 28,
each with different names. Amid these constellations, five planets were
seen as being of particular significance: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars,
and Saturn. Each planet was said to represent a major element of life:
metal (gold), wood, water, fire, and earth, respectively.
The way that the stars are laid out in relation to the sun, the moon,
the comets, and the Chinese zodiac signs were said to determine the
destiny of the person born under them. To understand this notion more
clearly, the Chinese zodiac system requires some explanation.
Health This year's many work load , needs you deals with by the very
big spirit and the physical strength, withstands the pressure is also
heavy, the serious influence sleep innate nature, accidentally will lose
sleep, so that the rest insufficiency, the physical condition variation,
the resistivity is been insufficient, increases is sick the opportunity.
Moreover, because the sentiment transports not ideally, the association
mood also comes under the influence, feels frequently depressed, this is
the psychological problem purely luckily, if can the relaxation, the
question then be possible to be easily solved.
PIG PIG Pig--- Born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007,
2019. The fleeting time sees ¡§the white fox¡¨, the host has the study
abroad sightseeing or the remote travel matter. Xiao Zhu you, have this
year are sent to the overseas business trip opportunity, but works
laboriously, actually does not have the extra pay. For all that but the
work which the boss sends down, you must complete diligently, complete
your work, defends own post, only then may exempt incurs the human the
words to redicule about. The notice you do not have the lucky star in the
Year of the Ox to look, make the villain to change prevail, makes many
prevent departures to you, so long as but you work insist the full
strength in meditation, will then not have the too major problem.
Fortune Money The fleeting time sees ¡§the tian gou¡¨ in the one's
horoscope. ¡§the tian gou¡¨ is one affects your money expenditure the evil
star, it will make your money overspending, will lose the fiscal budget.
This year you will have the unforeseen expense, first is in the family has
the water and electricity project question, must spend the repair; Next is
or in the family the old person is sick, needs the anxious money to treat
an illness; Also has the relatives and friends to lend money to you,
afterward ¡§Liu Bei borrows Jingzhou, as soon as goes not to turn head¡¨;
Certainly also has, because must arrive at the outside areas traveling to
pay the travel expense. In brief, various disbursements, the major part
beside yours budget, makes your whole year the finance to lose balanced.
Love Is the pig you are warm, is kind to the human, is very good with
the opposite sex relations. However, your sentiment transports this year
actually has not seen has pleasantly surprised. Married you, this year the
money question often because has the small dispute with the spouse; The
honey transports the male and female love not to increase not reduces,
light; If you were still unmarried have not had the object, and in
February has the opportunity in lunar calendar in first lunar month to
know the new opposite sex, if cannot grasp the opportunity, will then
continue to turn in a blank examination paper this year, needed the
patience waiting next year.
Health Because ¡§the tian gou¡¨ enters the life, the host has the damage,
the traffic accident, disease and the operation. This year old person
easily because of sickness, but must be hospitalized the inspection and
the treatment; Altair and Vega easily because of gynecology department
disease, but needs to have a surgery; The driver public figure easy to
live the traffic accident, light, then the vehicle harms others
peacefully, the heavy piece of body receives creates, must be hospitalized
section of short periods. Moreover, this year your sleep serious
insufficient, when often feels is unable to withstand wearily, the tell on
health, also affects during the day the task performance.
Animals of the Chinese Astrology
How does the Chinese calendar work? What are the 12 animals of the
zodiac and how were they chosen? What traits are associated with them? How
are the animals used as symbols? What is your animal sign, and what traits
does it represent?
Gather together seven or eight pictures of animals/insects/birds from
picture books or magazines. Try to include an owl, a bee, an ox, and
others commonly associated with specific adjectives (i.e., wise as an owl,
busy as a bee, strong as an ox, sly as a fox, slippery as an eel, etc.).
Download the chart in Lesson 3 and make copies for each of your students.
Review the information in the introduction. They provide additional
data about the Chinese calendar, Chinese astrology, and the
characteristics associated with the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Read
"What is Chinese Astrology?" at the site entitled "Chinese Astrology: An
ancient viewpoint on temperament and personality" . It includes one of the
many versions of the story about how the 12 zodiac animals were chosen.
"Twilight Zone's Chinese Horoscope" is another good source on Chinese
Astrology. Click Search and type in "Chinese Astrology." Next click
"Chinese Horoscopes." When this page comes up, scroll down to "Twilight
Zones Chinese Horoscope" and click on it. Download the home page and make
copies of the picture of the 12 zodiac animals for your students. Then
click on "Chinese Horoscope Signs and Their Corresponding Years" and
download the chart of zodiac years and animals. Make copies for your
students. When you access the pages of "Chinese Astrology," notice that
some of the language is rather mature for young students. As you click on
the pages of specific animals, select a few short excerpts you will read
aloud to your students. Focus on the images of the animals. During this
lesson plan, the online materials should, if possible, be presented to the
students by means of computer-projected images on a large screen. They can
also be presented at individual computer stations or to small groups
Assign the 12 animals to one or two students, depending on class size.
Using the information gathered for the chart, have them make a large
poster, with a drawing of the animal, recent years associated with it, and
adjectives it symbolizes.
Make animal bookmarks. Download and make copies of the zodiac animals
at "Zodiac Animals" . Assign an animal to each student. Have the student
cut out the picture of that animal and paste it on the top of a strip of
oak tag. Below the picture he should write three or four adjectives
describing that zodiac animal. The bookmark can be laminated to make it
HORSE HORSE Horse--- Born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990,
2002, 2014. Career The fleeting time meets ¡§the year ghost¡¨, ¡§the dead
symbol¡¨, ¡§the six harm-doers¡¨ and so on evil stars, and sees ¡§month
Germany¡¨ the honored person, may forecast this year when the work is
unable to concentrate the spirit frequently, in addition in company's
human affairs struggled had still not subsided, various person was not
willing to coordinate, to complete on oneself post mutually the work,
finally ¡§the year ghost¡¨ then had an opportunity, enabled your enterprise
to sink into the stationary state first, then carried over your boss's
dissatisfaction, therefore the horse person was doomed to want to receive
the blame. Before the matter worsens luckily, your fleeting time honored
person appears promptly, solves the entanglement continuous problem for
you, integrates the mal orbit yours work.
Fortune Money Although ¡§consumes greatly¡¨ has gone, but also has
¡§slightly consumes¡¨ is in front of the goal, therefore Ma Ren was still
bad in the Year of the Ox good luck in making money. The first enterprise
has not been suitable, not merely cannot the wild hope wealth income
increase, feared last year's unluckiness not to go, this year has the
situation which reduced salaries, therefore only could hope can preserve
the position, every month had the grain to leave is then good; The next
unexpected wealth cannot ask, even if the small note is also doomed to
need to do business at a loss. The income opens the source to be hopeless,
but you could not control your purchase desire, when had the salesman to
your fine talk several, you will not be able to endure the enticement, the
anxious need's thing will not have bought down, sends your finance is
always been unable this year to achieve balanced.
Love This year Ma Ren the one's horoscope appearance ¡§the salty pond¡¨,
indeed a little opposite sex reason, but must pay attention, this
constellation will bring peach blossom by no means true marriage affinity,
but will be confused your opinion chaotic sentiment inexorable fate,
therefore unmarried you, even if will know you in the Year of the Ox to
think that the good object, the result only will also be sentiment of the
fog water, the sentiment flower opens the sudden drawdown suddenly, cannot
be long-time. Married or had object you, also has the opposite sex
initiative close, brings a spot new stimulation on yours love road, but
how choices, but also looked at your will and self-made ability.