What do we mean by a horoscope?
An astrologer’s diagram of the relative position of planets, stars and other such celestial entities and the prediction of incidents which are based on these astrological calculations is known as a horoscope. Birth chart or natal chart is another name for horoscope.
What is a Chinese Horoscope?
Popularity is the other name of Chinese horoscopes and everyday millions and millions of individuals, scattered throughout the world, cast a glance at their Chinese horoscopes in order to know what their fate has decreed. You can avail yourself of annual, monthly, weekly and daily varieties of Chinese horoscopes.
There is one to suit every need. You can approach your personal astrologer to prepare your Chinese horoscope. Free/paid Chinese astrology websites are also a good source of getting hold of your Chinese horoscope. Human beings have this unquenchable thirst to have knowledge about the future and what fate has pre-ordained for them.
This is the secret of the popularity of Chinese horoscopes since ancient times. You need to submit the exact time, date and place of your birth to your astrologer or to the astrology websites to get an accurate Chinese horoscope.
Intricacies of a Chinese Horoscope
The 12 months of the year are taken in to account by the occidental zodiac practice. A Chinese horoscope is both similar and dissimilar to the western zodiac. The foundation of a Chinese horoscope rests on a 12 year lunar cycle.
An individual’s Chinese animal sign can be found out by the year of his birth. Like, if you were born in 1984 you will belong to the YEAR OF THE RAT or simply, you are a RAT sign, according to Chinese astrology. Follow the Chinese luni-solar calendar if you want accurate readings.
Even an ignorant layman can now understand that the Chinese astrological system is thoroughly complex and hard to follow. If the Indian jyotish shastra is an ancient science, then the Chinese astrological system/horoscope is a celebrated art form.
12 different animals stand for The 12 signs in the Chinese horoscope and those born under each sign. Each of the horoscopic signs imbibed or received the personality traits and natural attributes of each animal, as laid down by the Chinese astrological rule.
According to Chinese folklore, amidst the celebrations of the CHINESE NEW YEAR, Lord Buddha realized the imminence of his death. On his invitation, only 12 animals turned up to pay him a farewell visit.
They were the horse, snake, dragon, tiger, ox, rat, rabbit, monkey, sheep/goat, pig, rooster and dog. The Enlightened One bestowed honor on these 12 animals by dedicating the 12 sections of the Chinese horoscope in the names of the 12 animals.
YIN YANG; EARTH, FIRE, WATER, METAL AND WOOD.
Don’t think you are a RAT wholly. You might have the secret characteristics of a DOG and the internal traits of a TIGER. A total of 8640 combinations and permutations for each individual can exist.