|The Chinese Zodiac is thousands of years old and easily predates its Western
counterpart. Even today, millions of believers across the globe consult the Chinese Zodiac
While Western Astrology is based upon the months of the year, Chinese
Astrology is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle.
Your sign is determined by the year in
which you were born (to be accurate you must use a Chinese calendar). Each
sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve
and are ascribed a set of
attributes the Chinese believe comprise the nature of each particular animal.
Legend has it the 12
animals of the Chinese Zodiac were chosen by Buddha. When
Buddha was near death he invited all the animals to visit him. Only 12
came: the rat,
ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
For visiting him, Buddha honored each by using them to represent the 12
phases of the Zodiac.
One of the most interesting uses of the Chinese Zodiac is exploring the
chinese astrology compatibility of signs.
That is, what is your chinese astrology romance compatibility? Which duos
will make good lovers? friends? partners? Business partners? Use the chinese
astrology tools below to discover how different chinese
astrology signs match, to find your sign, to find out
your chinese zodiac characteristic, or to learn more about any of the 12