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.

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

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 to 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 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.

It is a chart composed of the month of pregnancy and mom's age, which is used to predict the sex of the fetus.

Introduction to the 12 zodiac signs according to the western horoscope system.

- Last modified on Dec. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Astrology
Asked by Kay Baker from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 13, 2020 19:08Reply
Hi there can you help me to activate my career, I am a tiger born 1962
and I need some tips to help boost it along. We live in a north facing house and our bedroom is in the west.

Thank you in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by Ryan from NETHERLANDS | Feb. 15, 2020 17:32

According to the prediction, you will meet several lucky stars that can provide some necessary help. In addition, here under are your lucky elements for your reference:

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4
Lucky Colors: grey, blue, white, orange
Lucky Flowers: cineraria, anthurium
Lucky Directions: south, east, southeast
Asked by Bob from USA | Feb. 10, 2020 11:00Reply
Bob b/d 23aug1936 - Nila b/d 10 mar1958
What's are chances of being compatible... I'm a Leo Virgo she's a Pisces... Any future problems of
any kind
Answers (1)
Answered by Arthur from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 15, 2020 17:31

Don't worry. Your relationship develops through lasting attraction between each other. Both of you like to cooperate to make life better. You both are good at associating, and enjoy a high reputation in life circus.
Asked by Morich from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 11, 2020 19:46Reply
Marry for Goat 28 October 2991 at 3.12pm born Australia Goat 7 December 1991 at 8.16am born Thailand
I born October 28, 1991, Fiance 7 December 1991 Goat, We would like to get marry in November 2020, please give us a few best dates to choose in November, many thanks. from Morich
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Answered by Coral from DENMARK | Jan. 13, 2020 01:10

Here under are the lucky dates for you:
Nov. 03, Nov. 09, Nov. 11, Nov. 15, Nov. 17, Nov. 21, Nov. 29
Asked by Morich from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 01, 2020 21:39Reply
I born October 28, 1991, Fiance 7 December 1991 Goat, in 2020 What day & month best to get married?
This year or next year is best to get married for us.
Thank you for your kindness

Morich and Nipanan
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Answered by Xavier from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 02, 2020 21:58

Well, each month has several lucky dates for you to get married. Thus don't worry. You can pick up your favorite months. The I can find auspicious dates.
Answered by Morich from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 11, 2020 19:32

Would like to get marry in November 2020, please give us a few best days, many thanks
Answered by Xavier | Jan. 12, 2020 19:36

Nov. 03, Nov. 09, Nov. 11, Nov. 15, Nov. 17, Nov. 21 and Nov. 29 are the auspicious dates for you.
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