The 12 Earthly Branches of the Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac is of thousands of years old and easily predates its Western counterpart. Even today, millions of believers across the globe consult the Chinese Zodiac regularly. While Western Astrology based upon the months of the year, and Chinese Zodiac is represented based upon the year on Chinese lunar calendar years in the cycle. Your sign is determined by the year in which you were born (to be accurate, you must use a Chinese calendar). Each symbol and those born under it represented by one of the 12 animals and ascribed a set of attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.
Legend said that Buddha chose the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. He invited those animals to visit him. Only 12 came to him, the first 12 to arrive will to be selected with a year named represent after each one. Buddha used those animal sign to describe the human personality and named a year after each one in the order based by their arrived: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and the Pig. Buddha honoured each by using them to represent the phases of the Zodiac. "This is the animal that hides in our heart."
The Chinese believe the animal ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence on personality. One of the most exciting uses of the Chinese Zodiac is exploring the compatibility of signs. That is, which couple will make good lovers? Friends? Partners? There are 12 animal zodiac signs in the Chinese year zodiac with each year ruled by a single symbol. To find out which Chinese zodiac sign you are. Use the birth date and year below to discover the different signs that matched you,
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