Legend has it that Chinese Astrology and the order of the twelve animals that define it wasdetermined thousands of years ago by Lord Buddha himself. According to ancient scripts,Buddha realised that the Chinese nation needed a reorganisation. So on the occasion of theChinese New Year (which occurs on different dates from mid-January to mid-February), Buddhacalled upon the entire animal kingdom for a meeting. But only twelve animals (rat, buffalo, tiger,rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar) showed up for this meeting.Buddha then honoured them in the order of their arrival by endowing upon them with a year of their own. From then on, each successive year of the Chinese calendar bore that character of theanimal that gave it a name and so, those born in specific animal years are marked by the natureof their natal animal.Yet, all people born in the same animal are not the same literally and do differ from each other incertain aspects. These differences are determined by the various elements of Wood, Fire, Earth,Metal, and Water. Each of these elements distinguishes one person of the same animal from theother.InChinesesystem of astrology,each year begins early in the calendar year on a new moon and
relates to one of the twelve animals. Their qualities "animate" the year and colour it with their distinct natures.Therefore you may find yourself born in the year of Rat or a horse or even a dragon as the loresays it. People born in a particular animal year share certain common traits in the same manner as people born in common zodiac do. Chinese astro help in Lunar Chinese gender predictionsThus it is necessary to know not only about the astrological relevance of different types of animals which represent the years but also about the methods used to predict the future in
Chinese Lunar calendar
- which is used for gender prediction (to determine the sex of achild/baby as male or female) is a popular tool inChinese Astrologyand believed world wide.
Chinese astrology, our universe consists of five basic elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fireand Earth . Everything, including humans,in the universe must have a relationship with these fiveelements. So the five elements are applied not only to every physical thing in the world, but alsoto the Colors, Directions, Seasons and Sounds,Years, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes andSeconds of the Chinese Calendar.These elements, calculated from the date of birth and time,gives valuable insights in addition to their animal signs into the psyche of the person concerned,their inherent tendencies and their personalities in general .
The Five Elements Chart