Chinese horoscope is based on Chinese lunar calendar, wich is the longest chronological record in history of mankind. It dates back to the year of 2637. B.C.
The Chinese horoscope is based on 12 animal signs, each standing for one lunar year. According to the legend, the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from Earth. Only twelve animals came to bid him farewell. As a reward he named a year after each one in the order that it arrived. First came the Rat, then the Ox, the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Each of these animals stand for different qualities, and different quality energies. None of wich is bad or negative, even thou every horoscope sign can demonstrate some character flaws if a person chooses to live a life without working on one self. The qualities of a sign that ruled the year one was born in make a huge impact on that persons life.
Twelve years, one for each horoscope sign, form a small, simple cycle. Set of five small cycles form one complete cycle that takes 60 years. The very first cycle started back in 2637. B.C. The 78th cycle, one we live in right now, started on February 1984, and will end on February 2044.
The lunar year is divided into twelve months of 291 days. Every two and a half years, an intercalary month is added to adjust the calendar. The addition of this month every third year produces the Lunar Leap Year. For easy reference, the beginning of each lunar month is the date of the New Moon marked on the Western calendar.
Our team has completed a set of articles for each and every Chinese horoscope sign for you to enjoy. Even thou we do not offer personalized consultancy we are sure you will find enough information to analyze yourself, your family members and possibly some of your working colegues and maybe even your boss ;). Eather way you are sure to have fun und some good laughs as you discover how easy to understand and come along with we all are. Enjoy!