The Other Sidethe Goats Duality

In contrast to their many admirable attributes, unenlightened Goats can be irresponsible, undisciplined, and unreliable. An impulsive Goat can easily squander a small fortune or run up astronomical expenses. Dysfunctional Goats are dissatisfied, malcontent, and not good at making decisions. They prefer to be followers and will complain bitterly when matters don't go their way. Self-indulgent and inconsistent behavior represents the Goat's energy being directed in its most unproductive form....

The Goat Woman

When Sheri floats through a door, one is first struck by her grace and elegance. This gentle and feminine lady is enchantingly beautiful and has an aura of innocence surrounding her. Like her Horse sisters, Sheri loves to mix socially, enjoys great popularity, and is a favorite guest at any party. Her live and let live attitude relies on others for stability and support. Sheri, like many Goat women, has been fortunate financially. However, her handling of money has been nothing less than...

Summary

Thoughtful Rabbit, thank you for being such a good friend When we need hot soup or a sympathetic ear, you are always there. This world can seem overwhelming to your delicate sense of balance. Know that you are stronger than you think you are. Push past the fear, which can immobilize you. Your sense of virtue can lead you down the road of perfectionism, which may derail the course of friendships and love. Flowers may bloom again, but remember that a person never has the chance to be young again....

The Famous and the Infamous

Some well-known Rats include Antonio Banderas, Hugh Grant, Ozzy Osbourne, David Duchovny, Alan Alda, Samuel L. Jackson, Al Gore, Sarah Vaughan, Joan Jett, Vanessa Redgrave, Daryl Hannah, Richard Simmons, Howard Dean, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Penn, Cameron Diaz, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Jules Verne, Charlotte Bronte, Truman Capote, T.S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, Margaret Mitchell, Racine, George Sand, Defoe, Jules Renard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Amadeus Mozart, Louis Armstrong, Irving Berlin,...

Your Birth Time Companion

By this chapter, you may have recognized your own traits, as well as the traits of others symbolized by the 12 astrological signs and the 12 combinations of elements. The 12 animal symbols used to predict and explain the characteristics of each year are also used to predict and explain the influence of the day and nighttime hours in which you were born. Each animal sign influences a two-hour period of a 24hour day. One's companion hour also modifies and shades the personality. This is your...

The Durable Ox Chou the Head Honcho

February 19, 1901 to February 7, 1902 Metal Ox February 6, 1913 to January 25, 1914 Water Ox January 25, 1925 to February 12, 1926 Wood Ox February 11, 1937 to January 30, 1938 Fire Ox January 29, 1949 to February 16, 1950 Earth Ox February 15, 1961 to February 4, 1962 Metal Ox February 3, 1973 to January 22, 1974 Water Ox February 20, 1985 to February 8, 1986 Wood Ox February 7, 1997 to January 27, 1998 Fire Ox January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2010 Earth Ox Polarity yin (negative) Sign order...

Gifts and Capabilities

Tigers are playful, adventurous in the extreme, and always courageous. They are also deeply sensitive and public-spirited. Here one finds a soul who will always stand with friends and family during hard times. During a crisis, a Tiger will travel long and far to reach a loved one in trouble. According to Chinese legend, once provoked to rage, the Tigers are so fierce that only someone who does not care whether they live or die can combat them. The humanitarian Tiger is thought to be protective...

Water

The Water element represents the last and final period in the 60-year cycle between the ages of 48 to 60, and this stage is characterized by the powers of reflection, sensitivity, and persuasiveness. The nature of Water is that of feelings and emotions. Water descends, seeks out, and fills low places, especially the hearts of the disheartened and needy. Those born into the Water element are guided by their feelings and the need to communicate. The Water element endows one with a lucid and quick...

The Noble Tiger Yin the GoGetter

February 8, 1902 to January 28, 1903 Water Tiger January 26, 1914 to February 13, 1915 Wood Tiger February 13, 1926 to February 1, 1927 Fire Tiger January 31, 1938 to February 18, 1939 Earth Tiger February 17, 1950 to February 5, 1951 Metal Tiger February 5, 1952 to January 24, 1963 Water Tiger January 23, 1974 to February 10, 1975 Wood Tiger February 9, 1986 to January 28, 1987 Fire Tiger January 28, 1998 to February 15, 1999 Earth Tiger February 14, 2010 to February 2, 2011 Metal Tiger...

The Rat Woman

She also holds the title of the thriftiest woman in her family. Each purchase she makes and every penny she spends will have a useful and well-considered purpose. Despite having a handsome trust account and a steady income, Jan worries about her financial future. Her sharp eye for detail gives her a distinct advantage both professionally and personally, but she is not made for hard physical work. Her fortunate financial position can be attributed to her acute...

The Heavenly Stems With the Earthly Branches

While each sign of the Chinese Zodiac repeats every 12 years, the specific combination of animal sign (Earthly Branch) and element (Heavenly Stem) occur only once every 60 years. In addition to the 12 animal signs, traditional Chinese astrology or Chinese chance, as it is sometimes called, is modified or flavored in a different way by each of the five basic elements. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water constitute these five elements, or courses. The interrelationships between these basic...

The Symbolic Parable

According to legend, the order of the 12 signs of Chinese astrology was determined by Buddha. Upon celebration of the Chinese New Year (which falls on different dates, from mid-January to mid-February), all of the animals in the kingdom were invited, but only 12 creatures attended. The first animal to arrive was the intellectual, talkative Rat, who was aggressive enough to jump off the back of the Ox, and thus the first to arrive. The next to come was the hardworking Ox, followed by the active...

Chinese Love Signs Karmic Connections

Eastern sages have known for millenniums that certain souls seek each other out. Powerfully drawn together by what some people call chemistry, or that certain something, specific signs act as magnets to one another. These unusual attractions are sometimes unex-plainable. Some examples of these karmic connections include a strikingly handsome man happily married to a simple, somewhat physically unattractive woman a brilliant and well-educated woman happily betrothed to an uncomplicated man with...

The Industrious Rooster

January 22, 1909 to February 9, 1910 Earth Rooster February 8, 1921 to January 27, 1922 Metal Rooster January 26, 1933 to February 13, 1934 Water Rooster February 13, 1945 to February 1, 1946 Wood Rooster January 31, 1957 to February 17, 1958 Fire Rooster February 17, 1969 to February 5, 1970 Earth Rooster February 5, 1981 to January 24, 1982 Metal Rooster January 23, 1993 to February 9, 1994 Water Rooster February 9, 2005 to January 28, 2006 Wood Rooster January 28, 2017 to February 15, 2018...

The Hour of the Rabbit

The well-mannered Rabbit rules signs born between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., just as the sun is rising. The personality of someone born during this time will be more moderate, reflective, diplomatic, and discreet. The well-mannered Rabbit has strong artistic instincts and may influence the individual to collect art and antiques. The essence of the Rabbit personality is detachment. Those born during Rabbit hours require more privacy, tranquility, and peacefulness. Favorable companions for the Rabbit are...

The Rooster Woman

Margie is a woman who is either hot or cold, but never lukewarm. Despite her petite physical stature, her magnatism and intense presence are 6 feet tall. She has the power to bewitch and hold others spellbound. Come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly, is the attraction (with reservations) aura that Margie exudes. But this femme fatale is fully aware of her disquieting demeanor. Her voice is sensual and deep. Her striking auburn hair is piled high atop her head and at times resembles a...

The Pig Woman

Jen is perhaps the most sincere and honest woman one will ever meet. Compassionate, forgiving, and truthful, she is a conscientious wife and loyal friend. She is exceedingly frank, yet speaks with the sincere conviction of a child. She lives in the country and loves long walks in the quiet forest. Her home is well separated from her neighbors so as to provide her with necessary peace and privacy. While Jen is a charming and remarkable woman, her gentle and accommodating personality often seems...

The Dragon Woman

All eyes are fixed on Deborah when she enters a room. Strikingly beautiful and radiating self-confidence, she is fully aware of her effect on those around her. Her stunning auburn hair cascades down her back and she carries herself with an air of distinction and dignity. Blessed with good health and vital life Qi, Deborah is resilient, busy, and excitable. Short-tempered and impatient, she wisely chooses to channel her intense energy through t'ai chi and qi gong. Philosophy and physical...

The Monkey Woman

When Laura enters a room she brings many women with her. She is a multifaceted soul containing multiple personas and paradoxes. Alternating between innuendo and candor, flexibility and stubbornness, Laura is a kaleidoscope of impulses, emotions, and opinions. This extraordinary woman seeks to expand her knowledge base and stimulate her razor-sharp mind. Romantically, Laura has experienced a tug-of-war between her intellect and her emotions. While she had no difficulty acquiring a Ph.D., this...

The Rabbit Woman

Stylishly dressed, her conservative business suit sports a feminine lace camisole peeking from the lapel. Her beautiful eyes and flawless skin are but two of her exquisite features. Despite her awesome femininity, this lady is pragmatic and makes use of reason. Her artistic perceptions and sense of discretion are amazing, as is her advice, which is time-tested and practical. In spite of her competence, Cara is perfectly content in a creative role and prefers...

The Snake and Love

Snake souls are sensual and impassioned lovers. Their method of seduction is an arousing mixture of attractiveness, sensuality, and intuition. Snake souls have a magical quality of well-mannered charm, fascinating insights, and irresistible sexuality. In love, Snakes are both jealous and possessive, craving sleepless nights of passionate caresses and intimate secrets. This is a lover who desires to be totally merged with their partner, knowing the most intimate details of their lover's soul....

The Rabbit

Joey's psychological world is a private one. Others identify him by his friendly, jovial personality, strewn with humorous tidbits and amusing antidotes. He is a welcome guest at any party or social function and Joey thrives in these social situations where he is more than glad to sing, play the flute, and entertain his comrades. Joey is a one-man show. Physically, he is of short stature, and his soft-spoken and cautious mannerisms may go unnoticed. He prefers to keep a low profile until he...

The Other Sidethe Rabbits Duality

In contrast to their many admirable attributes, unenlightened Rabbits can be aloof, secretive, and easily offended. Rabbits run from being forced to choose sides or make difficult choices. As one of the most sexual of the signs, disturbed Rabbits are capable of being downright libertine in their debauchery and perversions. Leisure activities are enjoyed as long as they don't feel the responsibility for either the planning or the outcome. Rabbits hate to take the blame for plans gone awry or...

The Rat

Whether tinkering with a new hobby or researching the details on an obscure scientific phenomenon, Tim leaves no stone unturned. He aims to do things correctly, or not at all. But, like his Tiger brothers, today's passion is not necessarily tomorrow's pursuit. Tim becomes an instant expert on any subject he tackles, and his projects can turn his humble home into a mad professor's laboratory. Highly intelligent and curious, Tim excels at exhaustingly dissecting and reproducing scientific and...

Tiger Man Chinese Astrology

Whether disassembling the undercarriage of a car to rescue a trapped kitten or dodging bullets as an implanted war reporter, Ray is the personification of energy and nobility. He is blessed with a natural advantage over others and possesses an authoritarian presence. No doubt here who is in charge. Ray actively searches for new revolts and adventures. Lulls, relaxation, and inactivity make him squirm and the tempo of his life is fast, fearless, and exhausting. Not surprisingly, Ray's favorite...

Auspicious Careers

The best career choices for the Rat include salesperson, technical writer, art or film critic, business owner, pawnbroker or antique dealer, financial lender, politician, musician, philosopher, or scientist. Rats will also make excellent managers, bosses, and business owners. Many journalists and writers are found under this sign. In addition, some of the most successful salesmen and women are Rats. Commercial traveler, legal or financial expert, and broker are also natural career choices for...

What Is Chinese Astrology

To know a man's character, See what he does, Mark his motives, Examine in what things he rests. The Eastern Zodiac is perhaps the oldest known horoscope system in the world. Ancient writings have been dated as early as the fourth millennium B.C., many of which have been well-preserved and can be found in the monasteries of Tibet, China, and southeast Asia. In ancient China, the spiritual teachers of the time were responsible for maintaining the stability and the well-being of the population....