|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.
Animals of the Chinese Astrology
The Chinese lunar calendar dates back to the second millennium BC.
Unlike our calendar, which numbers the years progressively from a given
time (the birth of Christ), the Chinese calendar is cyclical. Each cycle
is made up of 12 years; after the 12th year, the cycle is repeated. The
Chinese associate each year of a 12-year cycle with an animal, and they
refer to the years as "the year of the dragon," "the year of the ox," and
so forth. The 12 animals and the years associated with them are often
represented on a circular chart, and for this reason they are known as
animals of the astrology.
The use of the animal names in the calendar led to the development of
Chinese astrology. Astrology can be defined as a pseudo-science linking
human destinies to charts associated with heavenly bodies or the recording
of time. The Chinese believed the characteristics of a given astrology
animal influenced the personality of every person born in that year. They
used this information to create horoscopes, daily predictions based upon
the year of one's birth. Although the reading of horoscopes is popular in
modern Chinese culture, few people take the predictions seriously.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the 12 animals of the
Chinese astrology. In the introductory first lesson, they will see how
animals are often used as symbols. In the second lesson, they will hear
one of several versions of how the 12 animals were chosen. They will then
focus upon a few of the animals in the story and see how they can be used
as symbols of certain human characteristics. In the third lesson, they
will be introduced to the other animals of the astrology, and they will be
given a chart on which they will assign traits to each animal. Then they
will consult a number of websites to find the traits traditionally
associated with the animals, which they will add to their list. Then, they
will come up with a number of ways to compare and contrast the animals in
the list. In the third lesson, they will focus upon the animal associated
with the year of their birth, learning about its traits and discussing
whether or not these apply to themselves and their peers. Finally, each
student will make an acrostic, combining the letters of his or her first
name with adjectives that relate to his or her astrology sign.
# know what a symbol is
# understand that the Chinese calendar is divided into cycles of
12-years, in which each year is represented by an animal
# be familiar with the story explaining the choice of the 12 astrology
# understand that each animal of the calendar symbolizes certain
# know that the Chinese associate the traits of each astrology animal
with people born in that year
# know their own signs within the Chinese astrology
Health ¡§The dead symbol¡¨, ¡§six harm-doers¡¨ with are near, therefore
still had not seen this year the progress, the former already advocates
the battle, also the main illness distress, the latter main spirit is
tired, i.e., Ma Ren, because the long time sleep is insufficient, so that
frequently low-spirited, the resistivity is weak, therefore easily germ
invasion, on the other hand, you receive ¡§the salty pond¡¨ supplementary
influence, nightlife very many, often drinks wine, in addition is moderate
in eating and drinking, sends makes the stomach and forehead Chang Gan is
ill, the health was also worse.
GOAT GOAT Goat--- Born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991,
2003, 2015. The fleeting time flushes Jupiter, the enterprise has the
great achievement hopelessly, moreover the one's horoscope does not have
the lucky star to help transports, concurrently sees the evil star layer
on layer to surround, the situation is more thrilling. This year affects
enterprise's evil star mainly to have ¡§the year old broken¡¨ and ¡§the
crisscross¡¨, demonstrated that your work appears hinders seriously, except
works personally owes smoothly, encounters outside frequently difficult or
does not attain the boss to trust, has the question which in the company
the human affairs disagree, deepened the work difficulty. Moreover, ¡§the
leopard tail¡¨ the star makes you to be absentminded, is unable to
concentrate the spirit manage affairs, affects the performance. The part
works Yang Ren, will be resigned this year by boss, will work attentively
suitably, will guard against early.
Fortune Money The clown has not flushed, all things are not suitable,
the enterprise is hard to bring about, the wealth may not the wild hope
have the important income, a more pessimistic idea is the partial people
links the regular duty also to lose! This year your one's horoscope
presented one ¡§stave¡¨ the evil star, i.e., you the entire method
agglomeration wealth, even if gains the money, also will consume for some
reason, will certainly possibly be you goes shopping spends, but because
also will have the possibility is bets the color to lose, or other
unexpected accidents will use. In brief the fleeting time good luck in
making money is disadvantageous, is requested carefully!