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October 4, October 12, August 2, August 2, Chinese Zodiac Sign Meanings Below are the Chinese Zodiac signs , and the characteristics that correspond to each one. Water Partners well with: Dragon and Monkey Characteristics: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable.
Earth Partners well with: Snake and Rooster Characteristics: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined Bull Symbolic Meaning here.
Wood Partners well with: Horse and Dog Characteristics: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic Click here for more Chinese symbolic meanings for Tiger.
Sheep and Boar Characteristics: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers, sensitive.
The Chinese zodiac signs run in strict sequence, beginning with the Rat, and followed in turn by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Sheep, . What's your Chinese Zodiac sign? The Chinese Zodiac is a year rotation of animals based on the lunar calendar. Your zodiac determines.
More on Rabbit meanings here. Rat and Monkey Characteristics: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic More on Chinese Dragon Symbolism here. Fire Partners well with: Rooster and Ox Characteristics: Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive Symbolism of Snake here.
Dog and Tiger Characteristics: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong See also Horse symbolic meanings. Boar and Rabbit Characteristics: They worked together to reach their goal and all were rewarded. Dog came in 11th having been distracted by a romp in the water and then finally Pig arrived having stopped for a nap along the way.
Chinese Astrology is based on cycles of time rather than planetary influences as is Western Astrology. Turtle Rabbit Mousedeer Monkey or Pig. The cowherd carries their two sons the two stars on each side of Altair across the bridge to reunite with their fairy mother. Armed with this information we can make decisions that will potentially make our paths smoother, happier. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy this summary on Chinese zodiac sign meanings. Fire Partners well with:
Cat finally arrived 13th, but it was too late. It is said that cats chase mice to this day because of the jealous actions of that first Rat.
Chinese Astrology is based on cycles of time rather than planetary influences as is Western Astrology. Additionally, Chinese Astrology Sheng Xiao has a 12 year cycle whereas Western Astrology bases its system on 12 months. However in Western Astrology , no matter the year, a person born in mid October will always be a Scorpio.
But in Chinese Astrology, your Zodiac Sign depends on the year you were born rather than the month because the 12 year Chinese Zodiac Calendar is a repeating calendar of time. Further, Chinese Astrology is based on a lunar rather than solar calendar and each of the correlating 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs has an associated animal.
As with all types of astrology, the Zodiac Sign under which you were born is said to influence the way your life unfolds in the earthly realms. Armed with this information we can make decisions that will potentially make our paths smoother, happier. And so it is with Chinese astrology and the Chinese zodiac.
Wood has a strong trunk, meaning once you decide something you can stand firm. This element is active with lots of initiative, compassion and imagination.
When wood hits an obstacle it becomes remorseful and stressed out. When you succeed you share that victory.
Feng Shui recommends surrounding yourself with living plants for positive energy. There is no hemming and hawing with this type of person — just speak your mind.
Some of the characteristics you can expect in a fire person include perception, leadership, zeal, vigor and enthusiasm. People regard you as being somewhat eclectic and periodically jealous.
Feng Shui recommends looking to interesting collections that feed your spirit like old coins and artwork. Feng Shui recommends comfortable items that keep you well-grounded in your native element. The Chinese Zodiac portrays metal people as ones with strength, a love of freedom, great communication skills, virtue and the attitude of gratitude. This combination creates the year cycle due to the fewest number of years least common multiple it would take to get from Yang Wood Rat to its next iteration, which always starts with Yang Wood Rat and ends with Yin Water Pig.
Since the zodiac animal cycle of 12 is divisible by two, every zodiac sign can occur only as either Yin or Yang: The current cycle began in as shown in "Table of the sixty-year calendar" below. When trying to traverse the lunisolar calendar, an easy rule to follow is that years that end in an even number are yang, those that end with an odd number are yin.
The cycle proceeds as follows:.
However, since the traditional Chinese zodiac follows the lunisolar Chinese calendar , the switch-over date is the Chinese New Year , not January 1 as in the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, a person who was born in January or early February may have the sign of the previous year.
For example, if a person was born in January , his or her element would still be Yin Earth, not Yang Metal. Similarly, although was called the year of the Horse , anyone born from January 1 to January 26, , was in fact born in the Year of the Snake the sign of the previous year , because the Year of the Horse did not begin until January 27, The start of a new zodiac is also celebrated on Chinese New Year along with many other customs.
The following table shows the year cycle matched up to the Western calendar for the years — see sexagenary cycle article for years — This is only applied to Chinese Lunar calendar. The sexagenary cycle begins at lichun 'about February 4' according to some astrological sources.
Although it is usually translated as 'element' the Chinese word xing literally means something like 'changing states of being', 'permutations' or 'metamorphoses of being'.
The Chinese conception of 'element' is therefore quite different from the Western one. The Western elements were seen as the basic building blocks of matter. The Chinese 'elements', by contrast, were seen as ever changing and translation of xing is simply 'the five changes'.
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