|About Ancient Chinese Birth Charts
What Were They?
Of course, the Chinese place great importance on a person's birth sign,
and some couples plan their child's conception so that the baby is born in
the year of one of the most desirable astrological signs. The Chinese have
also been actively interested in the gender of their children, and to this
end, the ancestors studied the seasons and the phases of the moon to learn
how they might affect the sex of a baby conceived on any given date.
Eventually, patterns were noted, and all the info was compiled into a
chart that could basically predict the sex of any child according to its
date of conception.
Rather than leave fate up to itself, couples began using the chart to
choose the best possible dates for conceiving a child of the desired sex.
The ancient Chinese birth charts proved accurate enough that their use
Why Were They Developed and Used?
In ancient Chinese culture, and still to some extent this day, boy
children have been viewed as more desirable. Yes, this seems sexist, but
here are the thoughts that provoked the preference. Boys are typically
stronger and ready to help provide for the family at an earlier age than
girls. Sons were viewed as a way to bring greater fortune to the family.
On the other hand, while daughters were necessary to keep family lines
generating, they were largely viewed as more of a drain on the family
fortunes because they would take everything invested into their care with
them when they moved in with their husbands' families.
Today, China's large population dilemma and "one child rule" continues
to force potential parents to carefully consider whether they want to have
a son or a daughter.
Are They Still Relevant Today?
Actually, Chinese birth charts are still in use today. Only now, people
from all over the globe consult them in an effort to guess the sex of
their unborn child or plan the gender before birth.
Many people view this activity as more of a parlor game than a real
scientific tool, however, others take it more seriously. Some enthusiasts
even claim the charts are up to 93% accurate. What you need to keep in
mind that they can only truly be guaranteed to be 50% accurate when there
are only two choices available. Still, the results have proven impressive
enough that the charts remain in use to this day.
Discovery of an Ancient Birth Chart
Archaeologists have actually uncovered what is believed to be one of
the earliest, if not the original, Chinese birth chart. The discovery was
made in an ancient tomb near Beijing that had been buried for over 700
years. This wonderful find and piece of Chinese history is currently
housed at the Beijing Institute of Science.
Check a Chinese Birth Chart for Yourself
Whether you are currently expecting a baby and you'd like to try to
figure out the child's sex, or you want to figure out the most likely time
to conceive a boy or girl, you can consult the birth chart. Just visit our
LoveToKnow Horoscopes article Chinese Birth Gender Chart. While there's no
way to guarantee the accuracy of the prediction, it is a lot of fun to
speculate about your future child's gender. Just don't invest in a lot of
pink or blue baby clothes and you shouldn't wind up too disappointed.
DRAGON DRAGON Dragon--- Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,
1988, 2000, 2012. Career Is the dragon you, obtains ¡§the moon¡¨ in the Year
of the Ox the star to sit the life, represents in the work to have the
feminine honored person to promote, gives you to display the talent the
opportunity. However, the fleeting time and sees ¡§passes through the
rope¡¨, ¡§suddenly¡¨ and ¡§cancels the god¡¨ and so on evil stars, the
development perhaps difficult like people's desires. ¡§passes through the
rope¡¨ to have passive and the negative characteristic, ¡§suddenly¡¨ easy
move of right and wrong rumor, but ¡§cancels the god¡¨ to cause the
troublesome matter to be even more hard to solve, these evil star military
order you fall into the enterprise predicament, needs you to run out the
difficulty by the strong will.
Fortune Money This year you obtain ¡§the moon¡¨ star assisting, the money
good luck in making money originally should depend on the enterprise to
progress have the addition, what a pity, the fleeting time one's horoscope
sees another ¡§the sheep edge¡¨, actually makes your good luck in making
money to attack greatly. ¡§sheep edge¡¨ already main blood light, also the
host suffers unexpected financial losses, in other words, even if you can
°÷ gain the wealth, this evil star will also make the root of trouble to
consume your money, will make your wealth to come the wealth to go to
spatial. The fleeting time good luck in making money does not decide
repeatedly, asks the wealth not to be easy, to make you easy to strive for
various gambling, implores slightly by great, but the result is certainly
difficult from the wish.
The Chinese Zodiac differs from the Zodiac of the West. Unlike Western
astrology, which follows the cycles of the sun, Chinese Astrology follows
the cycles of the moon. A complete cycle of sixty lunar years is made up
of five - twelve year cycles. This twelve-year cycle is sometimes called
"The Yellow Road of the Sun".
A certain animal represents each year during the Chinese New Year. The
twelve animals are: The Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse,
Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Legend tells us that when Buddha lay on his deathbed, he asked the
animals of the forest to come and bid him farewell. These 12 were the
first to arrive. The cat, as the story goes, is not among the animals
because it was napping & could not be bothered to make the journey. Based
on the order of their arrival, Buddha gave each animal a year of its own,
bestowing the nature and the characteristics of each to those born in that
animal year. However, this is only one version of the legend. In certain
far Eastern countries, the cat is the astrological symbol instead of the
Rabbit. The animal year in which you were born profoundly influences your
life. The Chinese say, "This is the animal that hides in your heart".
In addition to the twelve animals of Chinese astrology there are also
five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal and water). A Chinese horoscope is
divided into interlocking sets of the numbers ten and twelve. (e.g. ten
Heavenly Stem signs and twelve Earthly Branch signs). These three systems
are used for counting and classifying the years: The Ten Heavenly Stems,
The Twelve Earthly Branches and The Twelve Animals. The ancient principle
of Yin and Yang (negative and positive forces) is also very much involved
in charting a horoscope.
Astrology is an integral part of everyday life in China. A Chinese
person always knows his or her animal sign. Life decisions are made
according to astrology, especially when seeking guidance about whom to
marry and when. It is also to guide as to when to conclude financial
agreements, begin journeys, start building a new home, and even where to
bury the dead.
Love Long Ren transported in Year of the Ox love with last year is
similar, but ¡§the canopy¡¨ has gone luckily, therefore the situation
slightly improved the extension. Married you, the time which gathers with
the husband or wife increase, so long as two people can °÷ by the
sincerity, love Italy care mutually, the marriage still might maintain a
happiness. Unmarried has lover's you, appointment's time were more than
last year, is together is also quite harmonious, happily, the bilateral
sentiment was also happy, is warm. However, had still not had love object
you, the predestined match, on love road as before is this year lonely a
Health In the Year of the Ox health has no serious problem, the whole
year safe, have no major disaster not to get sick. However, the dragon in
November body resistivity is bad in lunar calendar in August, often feels
the mind to be restless, also on chromatophilic catching cold cold,
although is the small question, but still needed several weeks to be able
to convalesce thoroughly. Young dragon sleep is serious insufficient, when
during the day work the spirit concentrates with difficulty, affects the
performance, if does not know the self-criticism improvement, in the
second half of the year the health will be worse.
SNAKE SNAKE Snake--- Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989,
2001, 2013. The fleeting time ¡§three¡¨, ¡§the golden sedan chair¡¨ two big
lucky stars meet by chance, has greatly asks to acquire fame, seeks for
profit the swift and fierce tendency which profits. ¡§three¡¨ the host plans
matters may become, the big advantage enterprise, goes to work this year a
race, if offers to boss has mind filled with the development important
matter, decides can obtain the approval, and obtains in the company
various departments to coordinate mutually, the plan can implement
implements, after end of mission, is promoted raises in salary the nature
to be hopeful. However, the one's horoscope simultaneously sees ¡§the
official symbol¡¨ and ¡§flies the symbol¡¨ the evil star, will affect your
judgment, makes you to make a mistake in the work, light, is scolded boss,
the heavy piece annoys official of the mishap must, cannot be unexpected.
To learn more about Chinese Astrology, please refer to the following
resources for the animal sign that you were born under and other Chinese
RABBITS RABBITS Rabbit--- Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987,
1999, 2011. Career Because this year one's horoscope is short of the lucky
star protection, not merely all does not have the boost, the command is in
all directions the rabbit you are difficult in the work to have the
breakthrough, even hinders layer on layer, works twice the result with
half the effort. In the Year of the Ox, sees only ¡§imprisons the prison¡¨,
¡§the disaster ghost¡¨ and so on evil stars to stay and defend one's post
the one's horoscope, unscrupulous. ¡§imprisons the prison¡¨ the host to have
the official non-, the penalty event, will represent your this year
because official business will make a mistake draws on troublesome, light
is punished the boss, the heavy piece will stir up the lawsuit event, must
by the legal way solution. But ¡§the disaster ghost¡¨ the host has the
accident breakage, works makes a futile effort, in other words, regardless
of your how the pain, is this year difficult to have the important