China is the world’s largest populated country. Most of Chinese follow Buddhism. People speak the Chinese language and their culture also follows Chinese tradition. The modern people also speak the English language to communicate with non-natives of China. However, Chinese culture is as vast as the country. Chinese people also believe in astrology. Chinese culture consists of Chinese astrology and zodiac signs. The Chinese horoscope has the zodiac signs which relate to animals and these are 12 in number.
Five natural elements consider in it. These are the earth, water, wood, fire, and metal. Hence, astrologers believe that these have a great impact on zodiac signs. In short, Chinese astrology conducts as the depiction on a circular chart of 12 different animals. These animals represent the 12 years rotating cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. The zodiac signs predict the traits of a person for future ambitions like career, education, etc.
History of the Chinese horoscope
Similarly, the astrological history of the country’s zodiac signs has unclear tales. The one historical mythology considered as that Buddha invited the animals to participate in a race. The prize conducted as the position of animals on the Zodiac calendar of China. Hence, the race was started between animals and the first 12 animals have appeared on china’s zodiac calendar. So, rat crossed the river first and had the first position on the calendar. Likewise, other animals got their position on this calendar. This calendar came in existence for more than 5000 years. But the Chinese zodiac signs have thousand years old existence. So, it would be considered by the early Chinese legends and astrologers that zodiac signs came in the 2nd millennium.
Chinese zodiac signs according to birth year
Furthermore, this astrology best described as an art form. It has a belief in the people that birth date, day, month and year reveals the personality characteristics of a person. Hence, the positions of the various celestial bodies have a great impact on Earth and human beings. The zodiac signs in China include birth years primarily. As per your birth year, your zodiac sign is described. The 12 specific signs with birth years include the following animals-
- Rat- 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
- Ox- 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
- Tiger- 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
- Rabbit- 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
- Dragon- 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
- Snake- 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
- Horse- 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
- Goat- 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
- Monkey- 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
- Rooster- 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2013
- Dog- 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
- Pig- 1947, 1959, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
More specifically, Feng shui plays a specific role in Chinese astrology. The Feng Shui remedies work for good luck charms, love attractions, wealth-money, career, and health. It includes different kinds of products which heal your problems. The zodiac signs in Chinese astrology have great importance for the Lunar year calendar 2019.
The lunar year in Chinese culture as per the Chinese astrology
In short, a Chinese calendar does not look like a Georgian calendar. The New Year in China starts between 21st January to 20th February with the new moon. Hence, moon day considers on 5th February. In 2019, the lunar year conducts as the Pig year. Therefore, after the moon day, rest of the days are celebrated as Lanterns festival. So, the night lanterns festival ended on the 15 days later on full moon night. Hence, a full month dedicated to happiness and joy.
Importance of Lunar year with Chinese zodiac signs
The Chinese lunar year has its own specific importance. It is celebrated with Chinese religious rituals. On that day, they remember their ancestors and loved ones with great respect and love. They memorize them for the present and future good family fortune. The decoration and other preparations start on prior a month. Therefore, the family celebrates this New Year as a huge function. This family celebration on the New Year’s Eve is known as “surrounding the stove” or weilu. The arrangement of special dinner included for this New Year for the spirits of ancestors.
Similarly, another special New Year custom includes married couples. They give a red money packet to each other. This red money packet called “lucky money”. This lucky money also calls as “Lay see” in the Chinese language. Hence, people have faith in it and they told that this “Lay see” considers being good for both receiver and giver. People enjoy this lunar year time as a great time. They do a lot of shopping and decorate their houses.
The shopping for the New Year starts one month before. People buy new clothes, gifts, food items, and decoration material. They clean up their houses. Windows and doors get new paints. Chinese people believe that this chases away their bad luck on New Year. They design their houses with red stripes, namely- Chun Lian. These stripes carry various wishes for happiness, prosperity and healthy long life. These wishes write on the red stripes. A traditional dish of china is offered to everyone called “Jai”. The dish includes root or fibrous vegetables like lotus seeds, black moss seaweed, dried bean curd, ginku nut, etc.
Why do people believe in astrology or zodiac signs?
Furthermore, white color does not consider during the whole function. It conducts as unlucky on function. A white food item “Tofu” is also avoided. Above all, it may consider that Chinese astrology is almost similar to the Indian astrology. There is a difference between astrological zodiac signs and lunar year. The existence of Buddhism also diverted from India to China. The mythology looks more in this country.
Hence, Chinese horoscope is quite different from other countries. The similarities count to be only for future predictions. So, Chinese horoscope has its own specific value for the local public. People believe in the horoscope and zodiac signs to overcome their problems. The factor is common in China and other most developed countries. So, most of the people choose their future ambitions as per the zodiac signs and astrology.