Find the world’s exclusive services in Chinese Astrology. The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical model of time. Chinese astrology dates back thousands of years. Go beyond the standard sign horoscopes with the unique and exclusive personalized readings, which are based on your individual birth data.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon and is constructed in a different mode than the Western solar calendar. Chinese astrology is a real compliment to your horoscope interpretation that quite different from western astrology. The foundation of Chinese astrology is Yin/Yang, the 12 animals and the 5 elements. Chinese astrology is said by some scholars to be the oldest horoscope system in the world. However if you trace Western astrology back to its Middle East roots, both types are likely to have been born in their current recognisable form around 3000 years BC, however they stem from entirely different beginnings as well as traditions and parts of the world.
There are similarities in that both recognise 12 types of character, (12 animals in this case), are cyclical in nature and incorporate a considerable degree of long observed wisdom. After those traits Chinese astrology is rather different having its roots in classical Chinese philosophy and legend. Unlike Western astrology, Chinese astrology has nothing to do with Planets and their actions. The 12 animals are further ‘flavoured’ by the pervading element of that particular year (elements also revolve as a seperate cycle). It is said that Lord Buddha is responsible for the 12 animals as they were the only ones who came to bid him farewell into the next life. Which sign and element you are or that relates to a place or event is determined by the year that it came into being.