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24 Solar Segments of Chinese Astrology Calendar

The Chinese calendar divides the year into 24 solar segments using the sun positions on the tropical zodiac. The 24 solar segments points include 12 monthly boundary points of Chinese astrology and 12 monthly boundary points of western astrology. The first month of the Chinese astrological year is the Tiger month. The first day of Tiger month is the Start of Spring. It's a date that the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. The Start of Spring falls around February 4 every year.

In western astrology, Pisces is the time of the sun entering 330th degrees on the tropical zodiac. The name of the Chinese solar segment is Rain Water. For more detailed information about 24 solar segments of the Chinese Astrology Calendar, you can read the Theory of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

The Four-Pillars, a.k.a Ba-Zi, Chinese astrology uses 24 solar segments to build the Chinese astrology birth chart without using the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Chinese Calendar combines the lunar calendar, solar calendar, and stem-branch calendar.

This Page can list the dates and times of 24 Solar Segment from the Chinese Astrology Calendar. Therefore, the dates of Clear and Bright, Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Start of Spring, Start of Summer, Start of Autumn, and Start of Winter can be found from here.

The Chinese astrology months are the solar times, not the lunar times. For more information, please read the FAQ page.

The 24 solar segments points could fall on different days in different time zones. If you don't know your time zone, please check the world time zones.

Find Dates and Times of 24 Solar Segments

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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics began on February 4, 2022, which is the date of the 'Beginning of Spring'. The Opening Ceremony started with a spectacular 'Beginning of Spring' sequence. It counted down from Rain Water, Awakening of Insects, Spring Equinox, Pure Brightness, Grain Rain, Start of Summer, Grain Buds, Grain In Ear, Summer Solstice, Minor Heat, Major Heat, Start of Autumn, End of Heat, White Dew, Autumnal Equinox, Cold Dew, Frost Descent, Start of Winter, Minor Snow, Major Snow, Winter Solstice, Minor Cold, Major Cold, and then Beginning of Spring.


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