astrology, the year of birth tells not only your
age but also indicates
a certain phase or aspect of a sixty year circle of time.
has it that
Chinese Astrology and the order of the twelve
that define it was determined thousands of years ago by Lord Buddha
himself. According to ancient scripts, Buddha realised that the
Chinese nation needed a reorganisation. So on the occasion of
the Chinese New Year (which occurs on different dates from mid-January
to mid-February), Buddha called upon the entire animal kingdom
for a meeting. But only twelve animals (rat, buffalo, tiger, rabbit,
dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar) showed
up for this meeting.
Buddha then honoured them in the order of their arrival by endowing
upon them with a year of their own. From then on, each successive
year of the Chinese calendar bore that character of the animal
that gave it a name and so, those born in specific animal years
are marked by the nature of their natal animal.
Yet, all people born in the same animal are not the same literally
and do differ from each other in certain aspects. These differences
are determined by the various elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal,
and Water. Each of these elements distinguishes one person of
the same animal from the other.
system of astrology,
each year begins early in the calendar year on a new moon and
relates to one of the twelve animals. Their qualities "animate"
the year and colour it with their distinct natures.
you may find yourself born in the year of Rat or a horse or even
a dragon as the lore says it. People born in a particular animal
year share certain common traits in the same manner as people
born in common zodiac do. Chinese astro help in Lunar Chinese
it is necessary to know not only about the astrological relevance
of different types of animals which represent the years but also
about the methods used to predict the future in
Chinese Lunar calendar
- which is used for gender prediction (to determine the sex of a
child/baby as male or female) is a popular tool in Chinese
Astrology and believed world wide.