Chinese Zodiac and Chinese Astro

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					Chinese Zodiac and Chinese Astrology
The Chinese Astrology Calendar and the Chinese Zodiac

. These animals are representative of the rotating twelve year cycle that is the core of the Chinese zodiac. It's likely that you've heard of a specific
year being the According to tales, these were the animals that appeared before Buddha (or the Jade Emperor, depending on which story you are
referencing) when they responded to an invitation. The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac correspond to the animals' arrival order. Stories and legends
characterizing each animal's pilgrimage differ slightly, but the predominant order is the following: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram,
monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

The understanding that most have of the Chinese zodiac doesn't usually go far beyond what they read on the paper place mats that cover the tables of
their favorite Chinese restaurants. But really, there is so much more to understand and know about this ancient doctrine that dates back more than two
thousand years. The Chinese zodiac is used as a guide to make a determination about the very best and most ideal matches between individuals in
both romance and business. Each of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals has specific animals with which they are thought to be most compatible. Chinese
astrology compatibility is used to make a determination regarding people's best romantic match. It's also essential to consider that there are other
aspects of Chinese astrology beyond which animal represents you, that also are considered important in making a determination regarding those who
are most compatible.

The Chinese zodiac calendar doesn't only deal with the 12 animals of the zodiac, but also has additional relationships that are more complicated and
complex. Additionally with the 12 animals, the Chinese Zodiac also includes 5 elements: wood, water, fire, metal and Earth. These 5 elements are
connected with the 5 core planets: Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. The connections that are presented by the 5 elements and the animals
actually combine to create the 60-year cycle of the signs of the Chinese zodiac. This rotation, and the sun and moon positioning, Yin and Yang, a
person's date and time of birth, and directions are all used to help understand a person's future in more detail than simply using the zodiac animal as a
guide. While the Chinese zodiac signs are important and essential, the way the Chinese zodiac elements interact should be used in order to establish
a complete understanding of a person. To totally understand the Chinese Zodiac, it is imperative to also understand the relationships between all the
elements, something that most people are not going to get from a general overview of the Chinese zodiac.

Chinese astrology can be dated back more than two thousand years to ancient Chinese astronomy. The predictions of Chinese astrology horoscope
charts are dependent upon the Chinese calendar built by these ancient Chinese astronomers. After some time, astrologists in China made an intricate
organization of beliefs regarding how the celestial bodies effect people's day to day lives. The Chinese zodiac and the zodiac animals result from
Ancient Chinese astrology.

About the Author
Jason C. is a writer for, who researches and investigates the Chinese zodiac, additionally with specific ways that the
elements work together to learn about compatibility in people .