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 Fire Snake
This birth-month gives inner strength. The strength of the thoughts and the will of people, born in the month of the Snake can virtually move mountains. This strong willpower must take an appropriate direction of course, because it can do just as much damage as good. The task of the people born in the month of the Snake is to use their willpower for their personality's development without letting others suffer.
The Wood Monkey is the very weak day master of today which makes people born under it not a steady person. At first the Wood Monkey seems unimposing but develop quickly and become extrovert and sociable, performance driven and active. The Wood Monkey can be a good host and entertainer because he is able to express himself very well, is mentally agile, charming and is a good listener. Nayin: water of the river head. The Qi phase is Gue (totally vanished).
The Hour of the Wood Pig
Are you so good out of stupidity you ask yourself sometimes? But that cannot be because your intelligence is extraordinary. No, you still want to help when you see that you are used. It is important for you that there is indeed need. Your empathy seems to be endless. You try to surround your tender soul with bristles and people who you could fall in love with and you could lose you try to avoid. You foresee instinctively that you could burn in the bright fire.
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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