|Chinese Astrology Characteristics
Are you a Pig, a Dog or perhaps even a Rat? Determining your Chinese
astrological sign begins with the year of your birth, but that doesn't
tell the entire story of who you are, what you're like and what destiny
holds in store for you. Let's take a closer look at the other components
that unite to make you unique.
Your Birth Year Animal Sign
Chinese astrology operates on the concept of twelve animal signs and
five elements that pair up on a rotating basis to form a complete sixty
year cycle. Each animal of the Chinese zodiac represents specific years
within this sixty year cycle, and each carries distinct characteristics
that influence the personalities of people born within a given year.
For example, if you happen to have been born between January 25, 1963
and February 12, 1964, you would belong to the Rabbit zodiac sign. As
such, you would have a tendency to be quiet yet confident and care a great
deal about others. You might feel quite sensitive to what goes on in the
world around you, and also display a certain level of creativity.
Your birth year zodiac sign is considered your outer animal, the way
the world perceives you.
Now, let's talk about the elements. According to the Chinese
astrological system, there are five elements that also contribute certain
extra characteristics that add more dimension to your personality.
Basic characteristics of each element include:
* Water: Strong communication skills and intuition
* Wood: Strong nurturing instincts coupled with imagination and
* Fire: Passionate by nature, intelligent and also ready to spring into
* Metal: Very dependable and useful to have around, especially in a
* Earth: Very grounded and reliable; a balanced personality
Using our previous example of a Rabbit born between 1963 and 1964, the
element assigned to that year in the sixty year cycle was Water, making
these people Water Rabbits. The Water element intensifies the Rabbit's
ability to communicate, as well as his powers of intuition. Pair these
characteristics with Rabbit's caring nature and you have a good listener
who is very understanding of other people's issues.
Yin and Yang Animals
In addition to the basic characteristics of each sign, colored by the
influence of an element, every Chinese astrological sign is further
governed by an energy force that is either Yin or Yang. Yang is male
energy and closely associated with the sun, while Yin energy is distinctly
feminine and associated with the moon. Together, these two forces complete
each other and bring balance to the universe.
People born in odd years are Yin, and people born in even years are
Yang. For this reason two Water Rabbits can still have slightly different
natures depending on whether their birth date falls in 1963 or 1964.
Monthly and Hourly Animal Signs
Stay with us, we're not finished yet. In addition to all we've learned
above, your Chinese astrological characteristics are also influenced by
the month and hour in which you were born. The following chart shows how
each month and certain hours of the day are also ruled by a particular
animal sign that contributes it's own characteristics to your overall
Chinese Astrological Signs by Month and Hour Sign Month Hours
Ox January 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Tiger February 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Rabbit March 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Dragon April 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Snake May 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Horse June 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sheep July 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monkey August 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rooster September 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dog October 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pig November 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rat December 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
If you happen to be born on the exact hour that marks the cusp between
two signs, you could drawn on characteristics from both. Note that the
zodiac sign attributed to the month you were born represents your inner
animal, the way you perceive yourself. The zodiac sign of your birth hour
represents the qualities you secretly aspire to develop.
The Big Picture
As you can see, there really is so much more to your Chinese astrology
characteristics than your basic animal zodiac sign. When you consider all
of the possible combinations, there are over 8,640 unique horoscope
personalities possible. Color that combination with your own life
experience, and there really is no one exactly like you!
Love Regardless of being unmarried, the honey is transporting or the
married friend, this year on love road peach blossom bright presently, the
reason is the fleeting time one's horoscope presents one ¡§the red mythical
bird¡¨ the star. ¡§the red mythical bird¡¨ the star moves, unmarried you will
meet the ideal companion in this year, will form the happy couple with
great speed. The honey transports the men and women, the love life is very
satisfied gratifyingly, the partial tiger person will conclude the
predestined match in the Year of the Ox, the part continues the pleasure
which will enjoy the racket to tow. Married you, grow day by day with
spouse's sentiment, but must pay attention with other opposite sexes
maintains the suitable distance, in order to avoid stirs up the spouse to
Health Although the fleeting time has one ¡§unluckily¡¨ star to affect
you, but has not gotten sick the star to arrive at the harassment luckily,
therefore looks like all year round, because except that the enterprise
does not one's liking but accidentally feels depressed outside, no matter
the old person perhaps the young people, the health is approximately good,
if can reduce the senseless pressure, avoids nonessential worrying, then
the body and the energetic condition are more ideal.
More About Chinese Astrology
The foundation of Chinese Astrology is Yin/Yang, the 12 animals and the
Chinese Astrology is said by some scholars to be the oldest horoscope
system in the world. However if you trace Western Astrology back to its
Middle East roots, both types are likely to have been born in their
current recognisable form around 3000 years BC, however they stem from
entirely different beginnings as well as traditions and parts of the
There are similarities in that both recognise 12 types of character,
(12 animals in this case), are cyclical in nature and incorporate a
considerable degree of long observed wisdom. After those traits
Chinese0Astrology is rather different having its roots in classical
Chinese0philosophy and legend. Unlike Western Astrology, Chinese0Astrology
has nothing to do with Planets and their actions.
The 12 animals are further 'flavoured' by the pervading element of that
particular year (elements also revolve as a seperate cycle). It is said
that Bhudda is responsible for the 12 animals as they were the only ones
who came to bid him farewell into the next life.
Which sign and element you are or that relates to a place or event is
determined by the year that it came into being.
Chinese Astrology is concerned with nature and its traits, the signs
progress year by year whereas Western Astrology cycles monthly.
The consideration of Yin and Yang is a very great influence upon this
subject, Yin being passive, female and receptive while Yang is agressive,
male and exploratory.
The various permutations of these 2 essential forces in nature, places,
organisations, events and humanity and the quest to achieve balance so
that both operate together in harmony rather than opposing or canceling
each other out are an essentialy Oriental viewpoint and quest, they form
the basis of many Far Eastern traditions and other influences in Chinese
Society such as Feng Shui.
The 12 Animal Signs are : Rat, Ox, Tiger,Rabbit (or Cat), Dragon,
Snake, Horse, Goat (or Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. The animal
ruling year in which you were born has a profound influence on your life.
As the Chinese say, "This is the animal that hides in your heart"!
There are 5 elements : Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, each adding
a nuance of almost tactile character to the animal sign.
Chinese0Astrology is based on the Chinese0calendar year of your birth
or the year of an event. There are also many more nuances involving the
month and day.
Love The fleeting time does not have the peach blossom star, but has
not flushed is love evil star, therefore Yang Ren transports in Year of
the Ox love does not calculate is too bad, is only because you display the
mind frequently this year absent minded, even if is together with the
companion time, also imitates resembles the soul to tour the universe,
makes the companion intense discontented, thus affects everybody
sentiment. The original Yang Ren disposition is very tame, but because
this year comes under Jupiter's influence, therefore the temperament
becomes bad, makes one feel that is not easy to be together, also makes
the companion to have the complaint, suitable self-criticism.
Health Is flushing Jupiter's year, the health is also general. Age big
Yang Ren, must pay attention to the bodily change, do not think that the
small problem creates disaster insufficient, this is possibly the big
sickness omen, therefore is sick must go see a doctor immediately, may not
delay. If your age were still young, then this year sees the sleep
insufficiency or the sleep innate nature is unsatisfactory, even if rests
on the bed also difficult to go to sleep, sends the lucky day
low-spirited, affects when the working efficiency, also drops the
MONKEY MONKEY Monkey--- Born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980,
1992, 2004, 2016. Career This year you will obtain ¡§purple micro¡¨, ¡§dragon
Germany¡¨ and ¡§the honored person¡¨ and so on big lucky star illuminate the
one's horoscope, enterprise's development will be crown of the numerous
year in which one was born as represented by an animal public figure,
nobody can and. Works you offer suggestions to the boss, obtain the
admission, has the opportunity to give play to one's strong points, makes
the impressive result, has laid the foundation which is promoted, but,
your achievement actually draws on other people to be jealous, even has
the villain to create the disturbances behind you, hinders progress which
you work, you have the agile response and the different average man's
insight luckily, can °÷ before the accident occurs completes the
deployment, made itself to pass the crisis safely.