The other zodiac signs also have five elements assigned to them dictated by the birth year. This ring contains the twelve Chinese astrological signs. The zodiac animal signs are based on the Chinese New Year calendar that uses the Lunar Calendar to calculate the birthdates and animals assigned to each in the following order. The Chinese New Year begins the second new moon that occurs after the Chinese winter solstice on or around December This means the New Year could start sometimes toward the end of January or the first couple of weeks in February.
Since the New Year span often includes January birthdates for the following Gregorian Calendar year, a listing needs to provide a range of dates from the beginning of the Chinese New Year to the end of the Chinese New Year. You can find your zodiac animal sign and ruling element by searching the tables below.
Find the year range where your birthday falls. This is your zodiac sign and the element that rules your sign. For ease of reading, the following charts are divided into year segments. The outer circle of a Chinese New Year zodiac chart features a white and black rim.
The lack of effective communication and trust won't bring a happy and relaxing marriage life. For example, if you were born in a fire element year, you should use shades of red and yellow fire colors while minimizing white, gray, green, and brown metal and wood colors. The Chinese zodiac theory says that donating blood in the beginning of the year will help the rooster people escape from the acute diseases. January 28, was a Friday and it was the 28 th day of the year Your "chinese zodiac animal is Rooster" if you are born in of these years: , , , , , , , , and
Each sign will have either a black yin or white yang band to indicate the animal's chi energy. White represents sunlight and masculine yang energy while the black represents moonlight and feminine yin energy. Not only is each astrological sign in the Chinese New Year zodiac chart ruled by an element, but they are also ruled by either yin or yang energy.
There are "Yin" years and "Yang" years for each Chinese zodiac astrological sign. The easiest way to keep this straight is:. Each year has either yin or yang energy as well as an element. You can easily determine these when you follow the chart below. These three signs are said to be intense and powerful individuals capable of great good, who make great leaders but are rather unpredictable.
The three are said to be intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, charming, authoritative, confident, eloquent and artistic, but can be manipulative, jealous, selfish, aggressive, vindictive, and deceitful. The second Trine consists of the Ox , Snake , and Rooster.
These three signs are said to possess endurance and application, with slow accumulation of energy, meticulous at planning but tending to hold fixed opinions. The three are said to be intelligent, hard-working, modest, industrious, loyal, philosophical, patient, goodhearted and morally upright, but can also be self-righteous, egotistical, vain, judgmental, narrow-minded, and petty.
The third Trine consists of the Tiger , Horse , and Dog. These three signs are said to seek true love, to pursue humanitarian causes, to be idealistic and independent but tending to be impulsive. The three are said to be productive, enthusiastic, independent, engaging, dynamic, honorable, loyal and protective, but can also be rash, rebellious, quarrelsome, anxious, disagreeable, and stubborn. The fourth Trine consists of the Rabbit , Goat , and Pig. These three signs are said to have a calm nature and somewhat reasonable approach; they seek aesthetic beauty and are artistic, well-mannered and compassionate, yet detached and resigned to their condition.
The three are said to be caring, self-sacrificing, obliging, sensible, creative, empathetic, tactful and prudent, but can also be naive, pedantic, insecure, selfish, indecisive, and pessimistic. There are many stories and fables to explain the beginning of the zodiac. Since the Han Dynasty , the 12 Earthly Branches have been used to record the time of day. However, for the sake of entertainment and convenience, they have been replaced by the 12 animals.
The 24 hours are divided into 12 periods, and a mnemonic refers to the behavior of the animals:. Earthly Branches may refer to a double-hour period. An ancient folk story [ which? To get there, the animals would have to cross a river. Another folk story tells that the Rat deceived the Ox into letting it jump on its back, in order for the Ox to hear the Rat sing,  before jumping off at the finish line and finishing first. In Chinese mythology , a story tells that the cat was tricked by the Rat so it could not go to the banquet. This is why the cat is ultimately not part of the Chinese zodiac.
In Buddhism , legend has it [ according to whom? To reward the animals who came to him, he named a year after each of them. The years were given to them in the order they had arrived. The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac were developed in the early stages of Chinese civilization ; it is difficult to investigate its real origins. Most historians agree that the cat is not included, as they had not yet been introduced to China from India , with the arrival of Buddhism.
Due to confusion with synonyms during translation, some of the animals depicted by the English words did not exist in ancient China. The Chinese zodiac signs are also used by cultures other than Chinese. The Chinese lunar coins , depicting the zodiac animals, inspired the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins , as well as varieties from Australia , Korea , and Mongolia.
The Chinese zodiac is also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China. However, some of the animals in the zodiac may differ by country. The Japanese zodiac includes the Sheep hitsuji instead of the Goat which would be yagi , and the Wild boar inoshishi , i instead of the Pig buta. The Vietnamese zodiac varies from the Chinese zodiac with the second animal being the Water Buffalo instead of the Ox , and the fourth animal being the Cat instead of the Rabbit.
Unlike China, Cambodians start their new year in April rather than in the beginning of the year. The Cham zodiac uses the same animals and order as the Chinese zodiac, but replaces the Monkey with the turtle known locally as kra. Similarly the Malay zodiac is identical to the Chinese but replaces the Rabbit with the mousedeer pelanduk and the Pig with the tortoise kura. A chart indicating good and bad bloodletting days and when to guard against demons.
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