Welcome to the legend of Chinese zodiac. Chinese 12 zodiac signs are from Chinese Stem-Branch calendar. The Stems are Yin Yang Five Elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth The Branches are the zodiac animal signs, which are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. That is a cycle of 60. Click on above 12 Chinese zodiac icons will display Chinese zodiac information of the personality, compatibility, fate, destiny, career choices and relationship.
Chinese zodiac calendar is different from Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese zodiac calendar is not only using the lunar calendar, but also the solar calendar. The Stems and Branches are from the solar calendar. The Branches are 12 animals.
2017 is Year of the Rooster and it will arrive on February 3, 2017. The Chinese New Year Day is on January 28, 2017. This is because Chinese New Year is from Chinese Lunar calendar. Chinese Zodiac signs are from Chinese Astrology Calendar.
What Is Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Sheng Xiao 生肖 (“birth resembling” literally) is also known as Chinese Zodiac. 12 animals, each with unique characteristics, were chosen to represent the years. Every person born in the year of the assigned animal is said to have personalities and traits resembling that animal. The 12 animals in Chinese Zodiac are: Rat 鼠, Ox 牛, Tiger 虎, Rabbit 兔, Dragon 龍, Snake 蛇, Horse 馬, Sheep 羊, Monkey 猴, Rooster 雞, Dog 狗, and Pig 豬. For Chinese Astrology and Horoscope analysis, the 12 zodiac animals are also assigned to the month, day and hour. Read More About Chinese Zodiac for details.
This site provides the zodiac analysis of personality, compatibility, fate, and career choices. It describes how you perceive yourself, or how others perceive you at a glace. Although it may seem very general, its purpose is to provide the tendency of your perfections and flaws, friends and foes, and the future trend.
Solar vs. Lunar – The Biggest Misconception About Chinese Zodiac
You may find many websites about Chinese Zodiac. But you may not know
most of them have a common mistake of using Lunar New Year to determine
a person’s Zodiac Animal. The result will be wrong for people whose
birthday is around the Lunar New Year, which is in January or February.
So it is important to know that Chinese Zodiac is based on Solar
Terms節氣, not Lunar New Year. Read Chinese
Zodiac Year Cutoff to learn more.
What Is Your Zodiac Animal
Did you know it is more common for Chinese to ask “what is your Zodiac Animal” than “how old are you”? It is a much more polite way to ask, and it is more acceptable when asked. You may be surprised that people are willing to tell you his/her Zodiac Animal but not the age, even though we know it is very easy to look up the Zodiac Animal and figure out the age – unless someone looks more than 12 years younger or older than his/her age. Give this a try next time.
To find your Chinese Zodiac Animal and get a free complete analysis, click here.
Origin of Chinese Zodiac