chinese astrology 101…

since uso na naman ang mga feng shui pag sumasapait ang bagong taon, magshe-share lang ako ng mga konting nalaman ko about chinese astrology…

chinese astrology is far different from western astrology, which is yung alam nating astrology about constellations.  sa chinese kasi eh mga animals ang nasa kanilang zodiac signs.  may mga kwento tungkol sa mga pinagmulan ng mga signs na ito, tulad ng kwento tungkol sa isang karera ng mga hayop para mag-report sa isang emperador, at ito ang pagkakasunod-sunod ng mga hayop na siya ring order ng animal zodiac signs sa chinese astrology:

1.  Rat : Forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, charismatic, hardworking, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, mendaciousvenal, selfish, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, scheming.

2.  Ox : Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.

3.  Tiger : Unpredictable, rebellious, colourful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish.

4.  Rabbit : Gracious, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, astute, compassionate, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, lazy.

5.  Dragon : Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal. Can be arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, eccentric, grandiloquent and extremely bombastic, prejudiced, dogmatic, over-bearing, violent, impetuous, brash.

6.   Snake : Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, ambitious, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious.

7.   Horse : Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile mentally and physically, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.

8.    Ram : Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, determined, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, wise.

9.    Monkey : Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, cunning, jealous, suspicious.

10.  Rooster : Acute, neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, opinionated.

11.   Dog : Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, dogged. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.

12.   Pig : Honest, simple, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naive, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

actually, may kwento pa nga kung bakit mortal na magkaaway ang pusa at daga na may kinalaman kung bakit nasa unang pwesto ang rat, pero mahaba yun, hehehe.  anyhaus, kaya diyan nanggaling yung year of the snake, year of the blah blah and stuff, hehehe.  next naman, yung limang elemento.  heto sila in order:

Wood

§  The East(東)

§  Spring(春)

§  Azure Dragon(青龍)

§  The Planet Jupiter (木星)

§  The Colour Green(緑)

§  Liver(肝) and gallbladder(胆)

§  Generous, Warm, Persuasive, Co-operative, Seeks to Expand and Grow.

§  Idealistic, Ethical, Enthusiastic, Seeks to Explore

Wood Governs the Tiger (strongest wood), Rabbit, Dragon (weakest wood)

 

Fire

§  The South(南)

§  Summer(夏)

§  Vermilion Bird(朱雀)

§  The Planet Mars(火星)

§  The Colour Red(赤)

§  Circulatory system & Heart(心)

§  Dynamic, Humanitarian, Enterprising, Adventurous, Restless

§  Competitive, Leadership Skills, Strong, Single-minded, Loves a good laugh

Fire Governs the Snake, Horse (strongest fire), Ram (weakest fire)

 

Earth

§  Centre(中)

§  Three Enclosures, Change of seasons

§  The Yellow Dragon(黄

§  The Planet Saturn(土星)

§  The Color Yellow(意)

§  Digestive system, Spleen(脾) and stomach(胃)

§  Powerful, Wise, Patient, Militaristic, Prideful, Prudent, Stable, Reliable, Hard-working, Ambitious, Stubborn, Seeks to Conquer

§  Disciplined, Rigid, Controlling, Tenacious, Logical, Governed by Service and Duty to Others

Earth Governs Dragon, Sheep, Dog and Ox. It is the central balance of the elements and can lend qualities to all 12 animals as well.

 

Metal

§  The West(西)

§  Autumn(秋)

§  White Tiger(白虎)

§  The Planet Venus(金星)

§  The Colour White(白)

§  Respiratory system & Lungs(肺)

§  Determined, Self-reliant, Unyielding, Strong, Tenacious, Forceful

§  Reserved, Needs Personal Space, Sophisticated, Seeks pleasure, caring, respectful

Metal Governs the Monkey (strongest metal), Rooster, Dog (weakest metal)

 

Water

§  The North (北)

§  Winter(冬)

§  Black Tortoise(玄武)

§  The Planet Mercury(水星)

§  The Colour Black(黑)

§  Skeletal(骨)/Excretory System & Lungs

§  Secretive, Self-destructive, Charming, Intuitive, Deceptive, Passive-Aggressive, Compassionate, Sensitive, Creative

§  Flexible, Addictive, Manipulative, Compliant, Eloquence, Intellectual, Betrayal

Water Governs the Rat (strongest water), Ox, Pig (weakest water)

kaya minsan eh may naririnig tayo na year of the earth rat, year of the something dahil sa mga elements na yun. so merong 60 possible combinations ng elements at animal signs.  pero since mahirap i-memorize, heto ang isang way para mapadali ang pag-determine ng element ng isang year:

>  If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal.

>  If the year ends in 1 it is Yin Metal.

>  If the year ends in 2 it is Yang Water.

>  If the year ends in 3 it is Yin Water.

>  If the year ends in 4 it is Yang Wood.

>  If the year ends in 5 it is Yin Wood.

>  If the year ends in 6 it is Yang Fire.

>  If the year ends in 7 it is Yin Fire.

>  If the year ends in 8 it is Yang Earth.

>  If the year ends in 9 it is Yin Earth.

based yan sa yin and yang concept ng mga chinese.  pero sa totoo lang eh hini talaga enero 1 ang simula ng isang chinese year? naka-base kasi ang kanilang year sa buwan, or yung kanilang lunar system, kaya meron silang 13 months.  so medyo may conflict kung anong chinese animal sign mo kapag ipinanganak ka ng january o february dahil hindi talaga constant kung kailan ang start ng chinese new year.  kaya gumawa sila ng tinatawag na sexagenary cycle calendar o isang 60 year cycle na kalendaryo para maging guide sa chinese new year:

 

 

Year

Associated

Heavenly

Earthly

Associated

Year

 

1924 – 1983

Element

Stem

Branch

Animal

1984 – 2043

1

Feb 05 1924 – Jan 23 1925

Yang Wood

Rat

Feb 02 1984 – Feb 19 1985

2

Jan 24 1925 – Feb 11 1926

Yin Wood

Ox

Feb 20 1985 – Feb 08 1986

3

Feb 12 1926 – Feb 01 1927

Yang Fire

Tiger

Feb 09 1986 – Jan 28 1987

4

Feb 02 1927 – Jan 21 1928

Yin Fire

Rabbit

Jan 29 1987 – Feb 16 1988

5

Jan 22 1928 – Feb 08 1929

Yang Earth

Dragon

Feb 17 1988 – Feb 05 1989

6

Feb 09 1929 – Jan 28 1930

Yin Earth

Snake

Feb 06 1989 – Jan 26 1990

7

Jan 29 1930 – Feb 16 1931

Yang Metal

Horse

Jan 27 1990 – Feb 14 1991

8

Feb 17 1931 – Feb 05 1932

Yin Metal

Ram

Feb 15 1991 – Feb 03 1992

9

Feb 06 1932 – Jan 24 1933

Yang Water

Monkey

Feb 04 1992 – Jan 22 1993

10

Jan 25 1933 – Feb 13 1934

Yin Water

Rooster

Jan 23 1993 – Feb 09 1994

11

Feb 14 1934 – Feb 02 1935

Yang Wood

Dog

Feb 10 1994 – Jan 30 1995

12

Feb 03 1935 – Jan 23 1936

Yin Wood

Boar

Jan 31 1995 – Feb 18 1996

13

Jan 24 1936 – Feb 10 1937

Yang Fire

Rat

Feb 19 1996 – Feb 06 1997

14

Feb 11 1937 – Jan 30 1938

Yin Fire

Ox

Feb 07 1997 – Jan 27 1998

15

Jan 31 1938 – Feb 18 1939

Yang Earth

Tiger

Jan 28 1998 – Feb 15 1999

16

Feb 19 1939 – Feb 07 1940

Yin Earth

Rabbit

Feb 16 1999 – Feb 04 2000

17

Feb 08 1940 – Jan 26 1941

Yang Metal

Dragon

Feb 05 2000 – Jan 23 2001

18

Jan 27 1941 – Feb 14 1942

Yin Metal

Snake

Jan 24 2001 – Feb 11 2002

19

Feb 15 1942 – Feb 03 1943

Yang Water

Horse

Feb 12 2002 – Jan 31 2003

20

Feb 04 1943 – Jan 24 1944

Yin Water

Ram

Feb 01 2003 – Jan 21 2004

21

Jan 25 1944 – Feb 11 1945

Yang Wood

Monkey

Jan 22 2004 – Feb 08 2005

22

Feb 12 1945 – Feb 01 1946

Yin Wood

Rooster

Feb 09 2005 – Jan 28 2006

23

Feb 02 1946 – Jan 21 1947

Yang Fire

Dog

Jan 29 2006 – Feb 17 2007

24

Jan 22 1947 – Feb 09 1948

Yin Fire

Boar

Feb 18 2007 – Feb 06 2008

25

Feb 10 1948 – Jan 28 1949

Yang Earth

Rat

Feb 07 2008 – Jan 25 2009

26

Jan 29 1949 – Feb 15 1950

Yin Earth

Ox

Jan 26 2009 – Feb 13 2010

27

Feb 16 1950 – Feb 05 1951

Yang Metal

Tiger

Feb 14 2010 – Feb 02 2011

28

Feb 06 1951 – Jan 25 1952

Yin Metal

Rabbit

Feb 03 2011 – Jan 22 2012

29

Jan 26 1952 – Feb 13 1953

Yang Water

Dragon

Jan 23 2012 – Feb 09 2013

30

Feb 14 1953 – Feb 02 1954

Yin Water

Snake

Feb 10 2013 – Jan 30 2014

31

Feb 03 1954 – Jan 23 1955

Yang Wood

Horse

Jan 31 2014 – Feb 18 2015

32

Jan 24 1955 – Feb 10 1956

Yin Wood

Ram

Feb 19 2015 – Feb 07 2016

33

Feb 11 1956 – Jan 29 1957

Yang Fire

Monkey

Feb 08 2016 – Jan 27 2017

34

Jan 30 1957 – Feb 17 1958

Yin Fire

Rooster

Jan 28 2017 – Feb 18 2018

35

Feb 18 1958 – Feb 06 1959

Yang Earth

Dog

Feb 19 2018 – Feb 04 2019

36

Feb 07 1959 – Jan 27 1960

Yin Earth

Boar

Feb 05 2019 – Jan 24 2020

37

Jan 28 1960 – Feb 14 1961

Yang Metal

Rat

Jan 25 2020 – Feb. 11 2021

38

Feb 15 1961 – Feb 04 1962

Yin Metal

Ox

Feb 12 2021 – Jan 31 2022

39

Feb 05 1962 – Jan 24 1963

Yang Water

Tiger

Feb 01 2022 – Jan 21 2023

40

Jan 25 1963 – Feb 12 1964

Yin Water

Rabbit

Jan 22 2023 – Feb 09 2024

41

Feb 13 1964 – Jan 31 1965

Yang Wood

Dragon

Feb 10 2024 – Jan 28 2025

42

Feb 01 1965 – Jan 20 1966

Yin Wood

Snake

Jan 29 2025 – Feb 16 2026

43

Jan 21 1966 – Feb 08 1967

Yang Fire

Horse

Feb 17 2026 – Feb 05 2027

44

Feb 09 1967 – Jan 29 1968

Yin Fire

Ram

Feb 06 2027 – Jan 25 2028

45

Jan 30 1968 – Feb 15 1969

Yang Earth

Monkey

Jan 26 2028 – Feb 12 2029

46

Feb 16 1969 – Feb 05 1970

Yin Earth

Rooster

Feb 13 2029 – Feb 02 2030

47

Feb 06 1970 – Jan 25 1971

Yang Metal

Dog

Feb 03 2030 – Jan 22 2031

48

Jan 26 1971 – Feb 14 1972

Yin Metal

Boar

Jan 23 2031 – Feb 10 2032

49

Feb 15 1972 – Feb 02 1973

Yang Water

Rat

Feb 11 2032 – Jan 30 2033

50

Feb 03 1973 – Jan 23 1974

Yin Water

Ox

Jan 31 2033 – Feb 18 2034

51

Jan 24 1974 – Feb 10 1975

Yang Wood

Tiger

Feb 19 2034 – Feb 07 2035

52

Feb 11 1975 – Jan 30 1976

Yin Wood

Rabbit

Feb 08 2035 – Jan 27 2036

53

Jan 31 1976 – Feb 17 1977

Yang Fire

Dragon

Jan 28 2036 – Feb 14 2037

54

Feb 18 1977 – Feb 06 1978

Yin Fire

Snake

Feb 15 2037 – Feb 03 2038

55

Feb 07 1978 – Jan 27 1979

Yang Earth

Horse

Feb 04 2038 – Jan 23 2039

56

Jan 28 1979 – Feb 15 1980

Yin Earth

Ram

Jan 24 2039 – Feb 11 2040

57

Feb 16 1980 – Feb 04 1981

Yang Metal

Monkey

Feb 12 2040 – Jan 31 2041

58

Feb 05 1981 – Jan 24 1982

Yin Metal

Rooster

Feb 01 2041 – Jan 21 2042

59

Jan 25 1982 – Feb 12 1983

Yang Water

Dog

Jan 22 2042 – Feb 09 2043

60

Feb 13 1983 – Feb 01 1984

Yin Water

Boar

Feb 10 2043 – Jan 29 2044

ayan, so kung may mga conflicts, just consult the table.  hehehe.  so ayan, medyo magulo yung basics ng chinese astrology pero keri lang, hehehe.  saka na ako mag-aaral ng advanced nito, tsaka yung sa western.  hehehe.  pero nasa atao ang lahat, ang hula eh hula lang, kaya nga hula eh, hehehe.  :)

taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_astrology

2 Responses

  1. Therefore, I’m from the year of the metal horse.

  2. 5. Dragon : Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, zealous, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, ambitious, generous, loyal. Can be arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, eccentric, grandiloquent and extremely bombastic, prejudiced, dogmatic, over-bearing, violent, impetuous, brash

    eto lang nauha ko..
    year of the horse ao pero sabe mo year of he dragon. alrightyyyy.
    pero naguluhan ako kase parang math, andameng fields. YAYY!

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