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 May. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Astrology
Asked by Vibiana from USA | May. 21, 2019 18:35Reply
my marriage is going bad. my birthdate is, 09/26/1966. my husband is, 11/21/1967
we were both born at sunset.
we have been married 27 yrs. we were married 11/27/1992 we married because i was pregnant but now i dont feel like i want to be his wife anymore. we argue all the time but i am afraid to be old alone.
should i continue to be in this relationship?
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Answered by Alexander from SINGAPORE | May. 23, 2019 22:38

Well, first of all, you need to figure out the problems. Sometimes, lack of communication or understanding will lead some problems. If you still love him, you are suggested to have a serious talk with him. The prediction shows that there is no big difficulties in your marriage life.
Asked by Nasim Akhtar from ENGLAND UK | Apr. 23, 2019 21:11Reply
I want to now can you tell the one only I love will he be with me soon yes or no and I want to now
Name nasim Akhtar born 5/9/1970
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Answered by Nancy from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 24, 2019 20:35

Hi, your date of birth is also needed. However, the love compatibility is just a reference in love relationship and if you can be together depends on many aspects.
Answered by Nasim Akhtar from ENGLAND UK | Apr. 26, 2019 02:18

I don't understand stand this answer
Answered by Kinsley from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2019 20:25

Bases on your prediction, 2019 is a lucky year for you to find true love. The person you love may also love your. You need to find a nice chance to express. In addition, you will also meet someone that shares similar interests and values. :)
Asked by TT from CANADA | Mar. 29, 2019 06:30Reply
Hello! My birthday is May 6,2007. Will I Have a bright future?
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Answered by Nelly from CANADA | Mar. 31, 2019 20:21

Yes, you will have a bright future but everything is based on your hard working now. You were born in good time and have many chances to create a better life. Good luck.
Asked by Miss Kitty from USA | Mar. 11, 2019 16:27Reply
He and I are both water pigs. What is our comparability for us?
He's born 01/09/84 and I am born 10/21/83

We are the best of friends. We will do anything for one another. Should we take it a step further?
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Answered by Mandy from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 19:36

Hi, your compatibility is great but may be more appropriate to be good friends. However, this is just a kind of reference and you are suggested to follow your heart. Good luck!
Asked by Miss Kitty from USA | Mar. 11, 2019 13:28Reply
Im born 10/21/83 at 12:50am I am considered a water pig.
The dates I have available for my interview are March 12, 13, & 14 of 2019. I'm pretty confident about any interview that I get the opportunity to receive. However, the job offers a 50% pay increase. I just don't want to blow it.
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Answered by Funny from FRANCE | Mar. 11, 2019 19:46

On 13, you may have a higher chance. Prepare yourself and be more confident. Good luck!
Answered by Miss Kitty from USA | Mar. 13, 2019 16:29

Thank you so much. However there wasn’t anymore times available for today! I was too late! I scheduled it for the 14th tomorrow. Thanks for your quick response. Wish me luck!
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