Chinese zodiac dating
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In imperial Chinese times there were astrologers who watched the sky for heavenly omens that would predict the future of the state, but this was a quite different practice of divination from the popular present-day methods.
Chinese Astrology is the divination of the future from the Chinese calendar, which is based on astronomy, and ancient Chinese philosophy.
The Western elements were seen as the basic building blocks of matter.
The Chinese ‘elements’, by contrast, were seen as ever changing and moving forces or energies – one translation of xing is simply ‘the five changes’.
In particular, Chinese Astrology is based on the sexagenary cycle of 60 years that has been documented since the time of the Shang Dynasty at the latest.
This basic cycle has been constructed from two cycles: the 10 heavenly stems (the five elements in their yin and yang forms) and the 12 earthly branches, or the 12-year cycle of animals referred to as the Chinese zodiac.
For example, the Summer Triangle is the trio of the cowherd (Altair), the weaving maiden fairy (Vega), and the “tai bai” fairy (Deneb).
The two forbidden lovers were separated by the silvery river (the Milky Way).
The Chinese animal zodiac also operates on a cycle of months or ‘moons’ and of hours of the day.
The Chinese zodiac refers to a pure calendrical cycle; there are no equivalent constellations like those of the occidental zodiac.
Suixing was associated with Sheti and sometimes called Sheti.
A laborious system of computing one’s fate and destiny based on one’s birthday and birth hours is still used regularly in modern day Chinese astrology to divine one’s fortune.
The 28 Chinese constellations are quite different from the 88 Western constellations.