|Chinese Astrology and Calendar
Chinese Astrology is an art form developed and refined thousands of
years ago. The signs and their relationship to time define a person's
behavior, surroundings and fortunes.
Here are the Chinese Zodiac Characters and the year they represent:
Character: Yin-Yang Years:
Tiger Yang 1926,1938,1950,1962,1974,1986,1998,2010,2022
Rabbit Yin 1927,1939,1951,1963,1975,1987,1999,2011,2023
Dragon Yang 1928,1940,1952,1964,1976,1988,2000,2012,2024
Snake Yin 1929,1941,1953,1965,1977,1989,2001,2013,2025
Horse Yang 1930,1942,1954,1966,1978,1990,2002,2014,2026
Sheep Yin 1931,1943,1955,1967,1979,1991,2003,2015,2027
Monkey Yang 1932,1944,1956,1968,1980,1992,2004,2016,2028
Rooster Yin 1933,1945,1957,1969,1981,1993,2005,2017,2029
Dog Yang 1934,1946,1958,1970,1982,1994,2006,2018,2030
Pig Yin 1935,1947,1959,1971,1983,1995,2007,2019,2031
Rat Yang 1936,1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2008,2020,2032
Ox Yin 1937,1949,1961,1973,1985,1997,2009,2021,2033
Did you know? Be careful in determining your Chinese birth year.
Because the Chinese year does not start on January 1, people born in
January or early February must check to see when the Chinese New Years
falls i their birth year to determine their birth sign. Most people are
not aware of this and most likely have determined the wrong Chinese birth
year and sign for themselves.
The Chinese calendar is different from the Gregorian(or western)
calendar which begins each year on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
The Chinese calendar based upon the (lunar)cycles of the moon and as a
result, starts on a different date each year, between January 21st and
February 19th. The lunar calendar repeats over twelve years.
Each of the twelve years on the lunar calendar is designated with an
animal. In good astrological fashion, the animal representing the year you
were born defines much about your personality and characteristics. This
Chinese Zodiac, like it's Western counterpart comprising the science of
astrology(zodiac signs) and horoscopes, it even goes so far as to tell you
best relate with or who you should marry.
The twelve animals and the year they represent(moving forward) are:
Fortune Money The lucky star offers Switzerland, the enterprise goes
smoothly, the wealth income is very ideal, the monkey person who works
even has the extra Chinese pear-leaf crabapple bonus, but is the strange
good news; If you are do business, this year's turnover may record the
good rise. However, the lucky star only benefits the wealth, moreover the
fleeting time one's horoscope has not had the unexpected wealth star,
therefore you are not suitable hoped that has the day to fall the
unexpected wealth, only suitably plays the house sparrow or Liuhecai in
the jubilation day small note is joyful, but gambles may not by any means
that by against has loses. Moreover, the fleeting time main monkey person
has the lost object and anticipated suffers unexpected financial losses
the event, must therefore record the wealth not to be possible tightly to
reveal the eye.
Love Besides ¡§purple micro¡¨ the star main fleeting time is propitious,
brings joyful and the smooth matter for you, moreover also has one ¡§the
celestial or imperial pleasures¡¨ the star, the host has the jubilation
matter. Married you, the family residence is prosperous this year, will
have a baby the happiness, but the masculine monkey person actually will
sink into the wine and women the enticement, also but will therefore have
the dispute, the opinion with the husband or the wife. The honey
transports you, is together with the lover very harmoniously, warm happy,
makes other people to envy, if the bilateral love is mature, may consider
to conclude the marriage, organizes the family together. If you were still
unmarried, congratulates you! You will find the ideal object in this year,
enjoys the happy love life.
Health Although you have the first-level big lucky star to stay and
defend one's post the Year of the Ox, but the helpless evil star number
many, the part will attack the health, in addition works this year bustles
about, the body easy to feel exhausted; Partial masculine monkey person,
because the nightlife sends the command to rest excessively much the
insufficiency, as well as are excessively many because of the tobacco and
liquor causes the respiratory tract resistivity to weaken, easily
bacterial infection, if can ascertain the question in advance, then must
take the adequate measures, reduces treats with courtesy, maintains
senselessly the diet is balanced, arranges the time to make the movement
as far as possible, is sick the opportunity to reduce naturally, body on
peace and good health.
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.