What is your chinese zodiac?
27 Oct 06
Mine is dog. The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar. In traditional China, dating methods were cyclical, cyclical meaning something that is repeated time after time according to a pattern. A popular folk method which reflected this cyclical method of recording years are the Twelve Animal Signs. Every year is assigned an animal name or “sign” according to a repeating cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. Therefore, every twelve years the same animal name or “sign” would reappear.
23 Jan 07
I have heard of chinese zodiac and also know stories of many people who believe in chinese zodiac....what is it actually? is it so powerfull? do you know anyuthing of that or can you suggest any nice book to rerer so that any layman can follow chinese zodiac...i am just curious on this...
• United Kingdom
29 Oct 06
I'm a monkey 1980. My partner is a dragon, we're supposed to be really good together! My kids are a rabbit and a rooster. The oldest was born in 2000 which was the year of the dragon but he was born before the start of the Chinese new year so he's a rabbit(1999) and the baby was born in 2005.
• United States
26 Oct 06
excuse me but there was no buffalo in the Chinese zodiac, I do Chinese astrology and there is no buffalo, so who ever told you that was WRONG. the 12 signs are RAT, OX, TIGER,RABBIT,DRAGON,SNAKE,HORSE,SHEEP,MONKEY,ROOSTER,DOG,BOAR. where did you get buffalo???????