Year of the Water Snake
As serious, practically assessed and philosophical nature, this snake is very business-minded. Since she possesses a sharp mind and is calm, practical and sensitive, she easily grasps the difficulties of a task, acts very effectively and mobilizes the good and the bad qualities. However, these things don\’t hinder her to be artistic, very cultivated and inquisitive. This snake is an honest and direct human being in general, who despite the cool impression he makes doesn\’t lack of human qualities. He is also a bit unforgiving.
Month of the Wood Rat
The month of the rat supports the activity and the quest of the human being. All qualities are more strongly influenced by will and intellect. People born in the month of the rat have their feelings better under control - however, occasionally it is so strong that they can hardly break through and it is hard for them to show feelings at all. It is the task of these people to use their willpower to further grow their personality.
The Earth Rooster is the strong day master, which gives people born under it a moderate temper. The earth rooster is honourable, tolerant and intelligent and possesses artistic abilities and a quick mental ability. The earth rooster is popular and because he is passionate the earth rooster is apt for a quick career where he takes a high position. Nayin earth of road foundation. The Qi phase is Sheng (growth & flourish).
The Hour of the Metal Goat
You go through fire for friends who you most often can count on one hand – wrongly so: You are a sociable, hospital person, not really realistic but nonetheless you have everything you need for life. You understand to do well with your superiors; a bit of theatre does simply belong to you. And you act so well that nobody can see through it. And why should one? You do not want to harm anyone.
The meaning of the Chinese Star Sign is not based on the Year Sign only but additionally it is influenced by the Month, Day and Double Hour Sign. It is further influenced by one of the 5 elements. Thus you'll have an endless combination making it nearly impossible for one person to have the same characteristics as the other.
There are 12 Signs in the Chinese Horoscope which repeat themselves every 12 years. Often this sign is wrongly calculated. The Chinese Year does not start with January 1st like ours but on different days in January or February, always on the second new moon after the winter solstice. If you have your birthday in one of those two months it may be absolutely possible that you have always believed to be another sign. Those 12 Star Signs are Dog, Dragon, Goat, Horse, Monkey, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Rooster, Snake and Tiger.
These 12 Star Signs show what inherent character lies within us. What is easy to do and on what we have to work; and where the difficulties lie.
The second important component of the Chinese Horoscope is the element which is also acquainted with the year. Thus the Star Signs repeat themselves along with their according element only every 60 years. There are five elements; Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Every element rules two succeeding years so that you have a 10-year-rhythm. This 60-year-cycle you also find in human life. It mirrors the gap between two generations. And often you'll see that the children get better along with the grandparents than with the parents. The element itself does not simply add an attribute but rather influences the Star Sign. For example the element Earth which stands for stability. Do you have a hectic sign such as the Monkey then this element has a positive influence on it.
The Year Sign with its element shows the personality of a person. The Month Sign shows the more individual. Already given characteristics by the Star Sign with its element are further modified. The Month Sign shows the individual will and the intellect of a personality. The Month Signs are again the 12 animal symbols we already know.
Like before the animal symbol standing for the Day Sign is one of the ones we already know. The Day Sign shows what we feel intuitively before it gets to our awareness. It is a hint into your world of feelings, your inner being and the ability to accept joy and pain and to process it. It also shows how you get in touch with your environment.
After we have now the Year Sign (the inherent character and its possibilities), the element (the basic direction the character is going), the Month Sign (the orientation of the will and the life task) and finally the Day Sign (your world of feelings) we now come last but not least to the Double Hour. The birth hour is very personal and shows your inner self; the self which surrounds you with an aura and which works on your fellowmen. It both makes you congenial or unlikable and passes on the first impression people have of you. This second self is often contrary to your strong conscious self and from time to time the one wants to dominate the other.
The day does not start in China at 0:01 am but already at 23:00. Thus the first double hour lies between 23:00 and 01:00.
Please take into consideration that the Chinese calculate with sun hours. This means that you have to add daylight savings time. If your birth certificate shows a birth hour to a time where daylight savings time was already put in place you have to consider that accordingly. You have to add an hour. For example you were born at 19:58 then the Birth Sign is the symbol for 20:58.
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