Understand the Basics of Chinese Astrology for Baby Gender
Know that Chinese astrology signs, which are based on 12 animals, are determined by the year of your birth. The 12 animal signs are the Dog, Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Pig, Ox, Rabbit, Rat, Rooster, Sheep, Snake and Tiger. Each year has its own animal sign, with the same animal sign recurring every 12 years. For instance, 2000 was the Year of the Dragon.
If you look up into the sky, you may see the twinkling stars and colorful planets and sigh in awe. In reality, the heavens up high in the sky have more of an impact on our destiny than we ever really recognize. If you think about it, the planets have been there longer than any of us can even fathom, so why wouldn’t they have an influence on our destiny?
The animals of the Chinese Zodiac are integral not only to feng shui, but to all aspects of good fortune in the home. Each of the twelve animals represents the Earthly Branches, and are associated with specific compass directions and elements. Each animal has its own corresponding range of compass directions as well as a corresponding element, and each has two “friends” who are their lucky allies, other people who give them an extra advantage when they’re in your life. The allies are:
· Sheep, Rabbit and Boar
· Horse, Tiger and Dog
· Snake, Ox and Rooster
· Dragon, Rat and Money
You can discover who your lucky allies are by looking at the people around you and finding out the year of their birth, which will reveal their animal.
From the first time that humans looked toward the sky and began to chart the movement of the sun, moon and the planets, men have been assigning meaning to what they saw. It wasn’t enough to simply record where the sun moved, when an eclipse happened or when a planet was brightest, complex and varying stories and myths were given to each celestial event to help explain things that were happening in the observer’s own life. If crops failed, it was blamed on the stars. If war broke out, it was blamed on the stars. Let’s take a look at ten of the heavenly bodies that astrologers assigned meaning to and what each body meant.
· The Sun – Not only was the sun the easiest body to see in the sky, it provided light, warmth and life. Most cultures saw the sun as a life giver, not vengeful or angry, but almost judgementless. A benign and powerful giver of life and wellness.
Ever since humans looked toward the sky for some kind of meaning to life and answers to the big questions, astrology has been a part of many people’s lives. The fact that essentially every culture has, at different times, looked towards the stars for understanding speaks to the universal nature of astrology.
As it evolved from one end of the globe to the other, it took on a different significance and gravity. Some cultures used it to determine laws and punishments, others for love and spirituality. The growth of astrology is marked with peace, war, abundance and famine. Human history can be charted with the history of astrology. Here are a few interesting facts about the history of astrology.