Chinese metaphysics is part of Taoism, a philosophy based on Chi , the principle of Yin and Yang balance and the theory of the 5 elements. The ancient Chinese sciences like I Ching divination, Chinese Astrology, Feng Shui, Face Reading, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, all represent parts of the very same knowledge. For thousands of years the Chinese have been observing nature, researching how it affects the man and his life. Nature is telling us to Change. In this Blog I write for those who do not fear the “Angel of Good Fortune”, Preparation and Opportunities; about Chinese animal signs and the flying stars which are related to the big dipper and influence our homes , surroundings, and ourselves; and the kind of energy that is flying in every year. Know the right places to be; meeting the right people at the right time with the right support received, and the right intention. Take on opportunities well prepared and capture the luck that is coming to you too. Change your life, by jumping on the wave coming your way. You just have to know when and make sure you are prepared to take the risk to change your luck. Prepare yourself and have the courage and confidence to face the unknown. Opportunity is always hidden in the unknown, and having the courage to take calculated risks is the key. Luck or no luck, you need to take action.
In Chinese astrology each year, people and certain orientations born in particular years are influenced by the animal and the element of the year.
In Buddhism, legend says that Buddha summoned all of the animals of the earth to come to him, only twelve animals came to greet him. To honor or remember the animals that came to him, he named a year after each of them. The years were given to them in the order they had arrived: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
How to work out your Chinese Animal sign
For those of you born from the months of January to November you take the year of your birth from the lists below. If you are born in the winter solstice between December the 20th to the 31st , you belong to the following year. For example, someone born on 28th December 1978 might think be a Horse in the Chinese animal sign but in fact the energy of the year has renewed at winter solstice and now become the Sheep/Goat 1979 in the Chinese animal language. You don’t take the New Year Spring Festival dates in February as this is inaccurate. Here are the animals for each year (they repeat after 12 years):
Rat : 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox : 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger : 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit : 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon : 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake : 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse : 1930, 1942, 1954,1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 Sheep/Goat :1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Monkey : 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Rooster : 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Dog : 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 Pig: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007