Chinese Zodiac Signs


The Stunningly True Chinese Astrology

Chinese Astrology is one of the very oldest practice in the known universe. Built on a twelve year lunar cycle it differs from the western astrology which is based on the months of the year. Each individual year is based on the sign of a particular animal. It is generally believed that Lord Buddha called all the animals to visit him on his death bed. He noticed that only twelve came to visit him so he very generously made them individually in charge of a particular year as the zodiac. Therefore we notice that people born on a particular year have certain characteristics of the zodiac animal which represents his or her birth year.

Chinese astronomy was encouraged during the Han Dynasty and therefore it helped the Chinese astrology to grow as well. One’s destiny is determined by the birth season, birth day and also his or her hour of birth. The positions of the planets are also calculated but the most important planet of them all is the Jupiter. So, according to the Chinese Astrology the fate of a human being is attributed to the Zi Wei Dou Shu of the modern Chinese Astrology.

The Chinese Astrology is based on the Yin Yang or the five elements. The five elements are the Water, Metal, Wood, Fire and the Earth. The exclusiveness of the Chinese Astrology is attributed to the fact that it tells us which other animal sign is compatible with us.