|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.
Stepping into 2009, it is the OX year. The Chinese Zodiac included
animal signs of 12-year cycle which represent a cyclical concept of time.
The rotating cycle of twelve animal signs naming the years in traditional
China. The animal signs for one another in an established order, and are
repeated every twelve years. To find out which year you are born, see how
you will be in 2009.
Rat--- Born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008. Career¡@
This year presents ¡§the Mo Vietnam¡¨ in the one's horoscope and ¡§the
mansion¡¨ the star, the host has the status breakthrough and the big
honored person helps transports, can therefore take into yours work the
new ball game. Every fleeting time ¡§the Mo Vietnam¡¨ sits the life, the
enterprise status must be possible on a yet higher goal. Works the friend,
will obtain the boss honored person in the company to promote, gives you
to give play to one's strong points, even assumes sole responsibility for
an important task good opportunity, if you hope yourself to be able, in
the audiences work together break through, lays foundation which is
promoted, must grasp this rare opportunity well.
Fortune Money Good luck in making money. The Rat person s into the Year
of the Ox, the good luck in making money cannot say lucky. Although the
surface looked that is the coinciding year, but actually hidden concealed
worry. Paid you, will have the raising in salary opportunity this year,
but will add not to be ideal; Always has the investment custom friend, the
careful shoplifting sells lowly loses the wealth, even if earns the meager
profit in the part investment plan, but the whole year counts down is also
loses wins much few; Does business you, although has the guest to resemble
the cloud to come, but always sells well the Ding not prosperous wealth.
In brief, asks the wealth to defend suitably this year is not suitable
attacks, may exempt consumes significantly.
Love into the Year of the Ox, the sub-clown coincides, the host has the
joyful matter occurrence, but was a pity that simultaneously saw makes you
lonely, void ¡§orphaned empty¡¨ the star fly to the one's horoscope, omen
this year your sentimental mixed blessing. Has not had object you, this
year has the opposite sex which the opportunity meets admires, but on love
road the twists and turns layer on layer, difficult to enjoy happily; Had
the object or spouse's you, although two people still love, but this year
everybody will converge little leaves many, makes you to feel void in the
major part time lonely
Health Sickness symbol¡¨ is a main slight illness's evil star, appears
in the Year of the Ox in the Xiao mouse friend's one's horoscope,
indicated that your state of health is bad, the resistivity is weak, easy
to receive disease to invade, the old person wants the special attention
health. This year pays attention to the multi-absorptions to have
nutrition food, every day maintains the sufficient sleep, then may resist
illness. Moreover, ¡§sickness symbol¡¨ enters the life, easy commit evil
spirit, therefore the fleeting time is not suitable visits the sick asks
the mourning, people in mourning food is not suitable eats, in order to
avoid negative effect on magnetic field individual luck.
OX OX OX--- Born in 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009.
Career The personal connection and the enterprise develop cannot
satisfactory at will, the one's horoscope see ¡§the sword front¡¨ this year
in addition, but because this evil star host has the knife light and the
struggle, therefore in the Year of the Ox, you inevitably and between the
colleague has in the company the fierce struggle between two evenly
matched opponents; But unfortunately, you could be the loser. Moreover,
¡§yellow¡¨ evil star Canada is near, makes you to be often absentminded,
works cannot concentrate the spirit, affects the task performance.
However, the fleeting time sees one ¡§the canopy¡¨ the star, indicated that
is engaged in the artistic creation, the publication culture and
entertainment enterprise's Niu Ren, will have the opportunity to display
the talent, advances to the enterprise peak.
Fortune Money The enterprise does not display like ideally, the wealth
income increases with difficulty, in addition has the star to appear
¡§stave¡¨ this year, makes you to be unable to agglomerate the wealth, even
if earns the wealth, also will make you because of certain reasons to
consume completely, so that the wealth will come the wealth to go to
spatial. The investor avoids frying the concept short, before bottom
pouring must consider over and over; Certainly, does not have the full
assurance words, best endures the hand. Moreover, you lack road of the
managing finances, does not understand the management money, so that the
revenue and expenditure inaccessibility balanced.
Love Because ¡§canopy¡¨ appearance, therefore this year you on the
sentimental road are mostly lonely one person, the reason are ¡§the canopy¡¨
already advocate the talent, also advocates lonely. Because married you,
easily the family trivial matters or the children question have the
dispute with the spouse; The honey transports Niu Ren and the lover
gathers little leaves many, makes two person of sentiments by to downturn
thickly; The senior against spouse body owes peacefully, must enter the
hospital diagnosis recuperation; As for has not had object you, this year
is not suitable pursues does not touch the fog state of the water reason,
works is the best plan diligently.
Health The fleeting time violates Jupiter, so-called ¡§the Jupiter
overhead sits, not happy must have the calamity¡¨, advocates Niu Ren this
year matter of the multi-anxiety, also the multi-pressure question, has
¡§the corpse on the ground¡¨ in addition in side, the situation is more
serious, therefore you must momentarily pay attention body's change, the
healthy question cannot lower one's guard. Moreover, ¡§yellow¡¨ the evil
star makes you to be absentminded, when driver public figure or pedestrian
street, easy to have the traffic accident, cannot be unexpected.
TIGER TIGER Tiger--- Born in 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998,
2010. Career The fleeting time one's horoscope sees ¡§the sun¡¨ the star.
¡§the sun¡¨ is a first-level honored person star, can display the
significant boost in yours enterprise future, but because this lucky star
is a masculine gender, therefore the fleeting time honored person many are
a male. This year in company's masculine bosses or boss appreciate your
task performance, has person in charge who the opportunity delegates you
to hold the post of the material item. The opportunity approaches, you are
certainly whole-heartedly, what but was a pity, the fleeting time will
appear in one's horoscope's another ¡§plunders the ghost¡¨ the star to cause
trouble in this time, affects your job morale and obstructs your job
schedule, finally, you will turn diligently make a futile effort, but the
lucky star will bring opportunity, also will drain in vain.
Fortune Money Is the tiger you do not have the wealth star to help
transports, in addition the one's horoscope presents ¡§the sky¡¨ and
¡§swallows falls¡¨ two evil stars, therefore this year your wealth income
extremely inaccessibility is ideal. ¡§sky¡¨ main empty flowered not
gathering wealth, but ¡§swallows falls¡¨ the host to be deceived, represents
in the Year of the Ox, because you some will arise suddenly the matter,
but must consume the great money; At the same time, your purchase wanted
to defeat the reason, often will receive the expenditure in some useless
things, so that was unable to accumulate the deposit. Moreover, will have
the stranger even friend to design this year deceives you the wealth, can
plunder, then all looked at your willpower and the analysis strength.