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Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:45 pm

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The Chinese zodiac
The origin of the twelve signs of the chinese zodiac
The twelve animals in the cycle derive from a legend about Buddha who invited all the animals to join him for New Year's Day. Only twelve animals went to see Buddha. As a reward he promised to name a year for each one in order of their arrival, these were the rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, cock, dog and boar.

Actually the ox would have been the first to arrive but the rat sat on his back and jumped off just before they arrived and therefore was first. This also explains why e.g. the dragon appears only in the fifth place. Another legend has it that Buddha invited the animals on the day he was to leave the earth and only 12 animals showed up.

The doctrine of the twelve signs of the zodiac emerged during the Han dynasty which makes it more than 2000 years old. The signs of the zodiac are also widespread in China's neighbouring countries.

Some remarks concerning the year dates of the chinese calendar
The Chinese lunar year doesn't match the solar year.

The Chinese New Year's Eve is usually celebrated at the end of January or in February. According to the Chinese lunar calendar a person who was born in January 1974 wasn't born in the year of the tiger but in the year of the ox. The Chinese horoscope isn't used for fortunetelling but provides information about a person's character, talents or biases.
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:47 pm

Chinese Zodiac - The 12 Animals


Year of the Rat
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008




Year of the Ox
1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009




Year of the Tiger
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010




Year of the Hare
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011




Year of the Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012




Year of the Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013




Year of the Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014




Year of the Sheep ( goat, ram)
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015




Year of the Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016




Year of the Rooster
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017




Year of the Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018




Year of the Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
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When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:48 pm

The Year of the Rat

Chinese zodiac
The Year of the Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
A person born in the Year of the Rat is said to be clever and intelligent. They are self-confident and have an optimistic outlook on life. They work hard to reach their goals and are considered perfectionists. When it comes to money matters they are rather careful even stingy and usually don't lend money. They match persons born in the Year of the Dragon, the Year of the Monkey or the Ox.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:49 pm

The Year of the Ox


Chinese zodiac

The Year of the Ox 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
The Year of the Ox Persons born in the Year of the Ox are diligent, patient and rather remain silent. They are consequent and reliable as friends. But they are easy to irritate and tend to be stubborn and obstinate. Best matches are persons born in the Year of the Snake, the Rat or the Cock.
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When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:50 pm

The Year of the Tiger

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Tiger 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Tigers are sensitive, emotional and thoughtful persons. But they also tend to be impatient. Others pay them respect but they sometimes get into conflicts of authority with elder people. They sometimes delay important decisions which leads to the result that they often have to decide in a rash and hasty way.

But they also have the guts take risks and are very success- oriented. Tigers are distrustful but also stand for courage and fortitude. They are born leaders. Their matches are Horses, Dragons and Dogs.
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When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:51 pm

The Year of the Hare

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Year of the Hare 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Persons born in the Year of the Hare are talented and ambitious. They are popular with anybody and good entertainers which often makes them the centre of attention. Even though they are liked they are rather pessimistic, insecure and are afraid of changes. They almost never lose their temper and are very good-natured. In the business world however they are smart and make the right decisions according to instinct. Nevertheless they are no gamblers. Hares are known for their sense of art and for that reason often have beautiful homes. They match persons born in the Year of the Sheep, Pig or Dog.
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When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:52 pm

Year of the Dragon

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
The dragon used to be the symbol of the Chinese emperor. The emperors throne was called the "Dragon throne" and according to the Confucian ideal the whole earth should be influenced in a positive way by the shining example of the emperors life. People born in the Year of the Dragon are in good health, bursting with energy, long-living, easy to irritate, impatient and obstinate.

On the other hand they are dependable, honest, brave and beam with self- confidence. They are perfectionist and demand the same from others. They always make an effort to let their positive features show trough but sometimes overdo their role as the shining examples. In life Dragons are strong- minded and successful whatever they do. Among the twelve signs of the zodiac they are considered the most eccentric personages. They are compatible with persons born in the Year of the Rat, the Cock, the Snake or the Monkey.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:52 pm

Year of the Snake

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
People born in the Year of the Snake are considered profound and wise. Problems are solved by means of brain and logic instead of deciding according to one's instinct. They are fortunate in money matters but are also penurious and don't lend money.

They tend to be egoistic while feeling sympathy for others and helping the less fortunate. They don't have much confidence in others and take matters into their own hands anticipating that they will be solved. Best matches are persons born in the Year of the Ox or the Hare.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:53 pm

Year of the Horse

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Persons born in the Year of the Horse are liked in general. They are always good-humoured, handle money well and make long term plans for their lives.

They are wise an have an artistic disposition. Even though they have an enormous sex appeal they' re weak when it comes to dealing with the other sex. They tend to be impatient and passionate when it comes to things disturbing their daily routine. The match persons born in the Year of the Tiger, Dog or Sheep.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:54 pm

Year of the Sheep (goat,ram)

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Sheep ( goat, ram) 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
People born in the Year of the Sheep are characterized by their kindness and good nature. They have talents in the field of art and are elegant. They are thoughtful, shy and pessimistic.

Even though they are not eloquent they get behind their position with emphasis and passion. The match persons born in the Year of the Hare, the Pig or the Horse.
To my critics
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When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:55 pm

Year of the Monkey

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Persons born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be intelligent, clever and flexible. They're very inventive and therefore solve problems easily. Monkeys have sanity and reason and are eager for knowledge.

They don't put tasks into cold storage but tackle a problem right away which makes them successful. That also leads to them looking down on others and makes them tend to be overweening. Best matches are those born in the Year of the Monkey or Rat.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:56 pm

Year of the Rooster

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Those born in the Year of the Cock are thoughtful and very able people. They tend to take too many tasks at once and therefore are often stressed and disappointed when they fail a task.

Most of the times they are eccentric and have problems to get along with others because they are too aggressive. Very often they are mavericks and though they are said to be adventurous they are rather fearful. They match those born in the Year of the Ox, the Snake or the Dragon.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:57 pm

Year of the Dog

Chinese zodiac
Year of the Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018
Persons born in the Year of the Dog have a lot of characteristics considered positive in China e.g. loyalty, honesty, friendliness, reliability and discretion. They're not into experimenting and are rather conservative. On the other hand they are eccentric, headstrong and even egoistic.

They don't care about wealth and money but are always generous. They have high moral demands and often criticise others for their mistakes. They match persons born in the Year of the Horse, the Tiger and the Hare.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby bjr » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:58 pm

Year of the Pig


Chinese zodiac
Year of the Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019
Persons born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and born sqiures. They put their whole energy in everything they do. They pursue their goals without wasting a thought of giving up. They often are fortunate in their ventures and reach their goals. When it comes to friendship they are quite choosy but once they made friends the friendship is everlasting and they are loyal friends.

They are eager for knowledge and usually well informed. They are not very talkative though and avoid discussions and arguments. They match persons born in the Year of the Rat or Sheep.
To my critics
When I'm in a sober mood, I worry, work and think,
When I'm in a drunken mood, I gamble, play and drink,
But when my moods are over and my time has come to pass,
I hope I'm buried upside down, so the world may kiss my ar*e
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Re: Chinese Zodiac

Postby perrito » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:18 pm

My mother always said I was a little monkey............she was right :lol:
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