Chinese Astrology

Chinese Astrology is a horoscope system based on the Chinese calendar and astronomy. It was used to foretell fortunes on Earth according to astronomical phenomena that were thought to be the representation of Heaven’s will. An astronomical phenomenon, or celestial phenomenon, technically represents the locations of planets relative to one another. It's said that one's horoscope at birth is the potential basis of our life changes. In ancient China, people used astrology to predict the grand affairs of the country and the destiny of the emperor. A special astrological government organ was responsible for celestial observation. However, ancient astronomers were mostly astrologers.

Chinese Astrology dates from the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, and became popular during the Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. It was closely related to Chinese philosophy and was greatly influenced by Yin Yang Theory and the principles of the Five Elements (Wu Xing). Like western astrology, there are twelve zodiac signs and the stars in sky are also charted into twelve different locations.

 Chinese Calendar
The early one was a complicated lunar-isolar calendar. It is also called the Agricultural calendar (Nong Li). Each year was divided into 24 solar terms, which were an important guide in ancient agriculture. The more modern Chinese lunar calendar is based on cycles of the moon: crescent, first quarter, full moon and last quarter. Each standard year has 12 moon cycles, while a leap year has 13 moon cycles. Each moon cycle has 28-30 days.

 Chinese Zodiac (Sheng Xiao)
Based on the Chinese calendar that used ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches to represent years, twelve zodiac animal signs were created for a cycle of twelve years: rabbit, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. In traditional astrology and in the practice of divination, the Beginning of Spring, the first solar term of a year, was believed to be the real start of a year. Today, the start of a new animal year falls on the Chinese New Year’s Day. This was first certified by law in 1912. However, there are still folk fortune tellers using the old rule.    
 See Four Pillars of Destiny

 Lucky Numbers
A lucky number is basically associated with homophone principles, based on Chinese pronunciation that sounds similar to Chinese words with bad or good meanings. It is one of the basic concepts of Chinese numerology. Number 0-9 is said to be ruled by corresponding celestial bodies and zodiac signs has their particular numbers too.

 Yin Yang Theory
The concept of Yin Yang originated from people’s attitude toward nature in ancient China. The observation of mutually related and apposite aspects inspired the theory philosophically. Yin Yang Theory had come to pervade every aspect of Chinese traditional culture, including religion, philosophy, calligraphy, architecture and the geographical study of Feng Shui.

 Five Elements (Wu Xing)
This is a concept about substance in ancient China and is usually used in philosophy, Chinese medicine and divination. The five elements refer to metal, wood, water, fire and earth, which were thought to make up the entire world. Ups and downs of these five elements were thought to cause changes in the world, affecting everything in the universe including human destiny. Their interrelationship was determined by their unique properties, generating or overcoming. The proper knowledge of the energy interaction helps the Feng Shui practitioner to arrange energy in a way that is beneficial fto the receiver of the Feng Shui treatment.

 Iching (The Book of Change)
This is the oldest Chinese astrology classic derived from previous knowledge and was the originator of the Iching Ba Gua diagram. It uses symbolic signs to represent Yin and Yang. Combinations of different signs represent the properties of everything and the personalities of all humans on earth.

 Feng Shui
Feng Shui was initially a discipline of geographical surveying widely used to locate a building in an auspicious way. It was used when planning tombs, dwellings and other structures. Feng shui masters in old times relied on astronomy and later the magnetic compass to find a correspondence between the universe and subjects or humans on earth.

 Western Astrology: Introduction to the 12 zodiac signs according to the western horoscope system.

- Last modified on Dec. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Astrology
Asked by Jeanette Dagandan from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 11, 2018 22:01Reply
Would i succeed on my business and love life my birth date i12/18/70
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Answered by Andrew from USA | Dec. 12, 2018 18:12

In 2019, people of Dog sign may face a lot of challenges and it is better to maintain status quo in the career. In financial aspect, investing in aquaculture may bring some benefits. What's more, you will have a pretty good luck in love relationship.
Asked by Julia from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 16:22Reply
Will I ever find happiness? And will I ever trust a man again?
Jan/ 18/1960
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Answered by Jarry from CANADA | Dec. 03, 2018 17:16

Yes, of course you will find your happiness and your fortune in the next year is pretty good in love and relationship. Try to be more confident and active to make more friends and learn to trust others. Best wishes!
Asked by Julia from USA | Dec. 03, 2018 16:12Reply
Could you please tell me what my lucky numbers and colors are? Thank you
My birthday is 01/18/1960
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Answered by Jennifer from BELGIUM | Dec. 03, 2018 17:06

Your lucky numbers are 2 and 3 and the colors are gold, blue and green.
Asked by Kathy from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 03, 2018 16:05Reply
Hi, I m born in 13/03/1984. Will I find a partner comparable with me?
Also starting a business. Will it succeed?
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Answered by David from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 03, 2018 16:40

Hi, according to your future prediction, it has a great opportunity for you to find a well-matched partner. However, your fortune in career aspects may not be so optimistic. Good luck to you!
Asked by Victoria Mbah from COPPELL TEXAS | Oct. 31, 2018 19:48Reply
I am Concerned for careers. Metal Horse Female DOB: 6/9/90.
Wanting to know which career best suits me Nursing, or Law? Nursing doesn’t seem to be working I keep facing obstacles but I am passionate. I enjoy Law and I don’t want to go down wrong career path.
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Answered by Janny from BELGIUM | Nov. 01, 2018 19:37

It's very hard to predict which career is more suitable for you and the only prediction we can see is that you will have a rising tendency in your career in the next year. How to choose your career depends on your interests and majors. Maybe you can consult some professional analysts for help.
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