Thursday, February 03, 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!!!!

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Coming 2011 year of the metal Rabbit is the third earth branch year and is the seventh heavenly stems year.2011 Hsin Mao year is the twenty-eight cycle in the sixty-year cycle of the Chinese astrology's heavenly stems and earth branches cycle. The Hsin Mao 2011 year symbolizes sensitivity, prudence and wealth earned with hard work. 2011 year is a dutiful, family oriented and dependable year. 2011 year of the metal Rabbit, may show his love in terms of how hard he can work for the loved ones. Now in 2011 year of the Rabbit you may not express your feelings in words but make up it by deeds.
Astrology is one of the earliest Chinese arts, most people in the West today are familiar with its 12 animal signs, but it has been influencing the lives of the Chinese centuries ago. Chinese horoscope is based upon philosophical or even mathematical conception of existence, though today it no longer plays such an important role in affairs of state, and yet it still absorbs the interest of millions of people all over the world.
Chinese invented a system named Jikkan Junishi (literally 10 stems and 12 branches). The 10 heavenly stems referred yin-yang principles and the elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The 12 earthly branches included 12 animals: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and wild boar.

The 10 stems and 12 branches were used together to create a cycle of 60 two-symbol combinations. The complex calendar, called the sexagenarian cycle.

Typically the calendar is depicted in a line, but when written out in a circle, the symbols are also used to note the time of day and directions. For example, the period between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. corresponds roughly to the hour of the rat and points north. The horse indicates a two-hour interval around midday and points south.
I am actually a wood rabbit born in 1975, yes that makes me 36 this year, I'm proud and has no problem with getting old, hahaha!!! Anyways if you are interested in Chinese astrology there are many websites that offer information with regards to these, you an simply make a google search and find tons of information.

Good luck on your search and Kung Hei Fat choi!!!

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