Chinese Astrology : History and Zodiac Animals

Chinese astrology has been elaborated almost 5000 years ago during the Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) and flourished during the Han dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). It is closely related to Chinese philosophy. It is associated with the theory of three harmonies of heaven, earth, and water.

This astrology is based on a 12-year mathematical cycle, in which each year is represented by an animal symbol. These 12 Chinese zodiac animal symbols are the very foundation of Chinese Astrology. These zodiac animal symbols include:

Most of the time, Goat may also be termed as Sheep, whereas the Pig may also be termed as Boar.

The symbol of these animals is assigned specific years, and hence it’s one’s year of birth that essentially decides one’s Chinese Sign. However, apart from the years, other chronological elements, including months, days, and hours are also assigned to these 12 animal symbols.

Apart from the aspect mentioned above, the central part of this Chinese astrology includes the balance theory of Yin-Yang, Wu Sing teachings, and five elements – metal, wood, fire, earth, and air. According to the principles of Chinese astrology, all of these aspects can define a person’s past, present, and future. They can be used to develop robust and accurate predictions of a person’s characteristics and the end.

Let’s proceed to know the details of Chinese Astrology.

History of Chinese Astrology

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Best Matches for the 12 Zodiac Signs

  • Rat: Rat, Ox,
  • Dragon, or Monkey
  • Ox: Rat, Snake, or Rooster
  • Tiger: Horse, Dog, or Pig
  • Rabbit: Goat, Dog, or Pig
  • Dragon: Rat, Monkey, or Rooster
  • Snake: Ox or Rooster
  • Horse: Tiger, Goat, or Dog
  • Goat: Rabbit, Horse, Goat, or Pig
  • Monkey: Rat, Dragon, or Dog
  • Rooster: Ox, Dragon, or Snake
  • Dog: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse, or Monkey
  • Pig: Tiger, Rabbit, or Goat


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