Chinese Zodiac Animals and Elements

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Chinese Zodiac , Animals and Elements.
HowStuffWorks recently offered readers
a crash course on the Chinese zodiac. .
Sometime before 1000 B.C.E., the Chinese
developed a complex astrological system
that divided the year into 24 parts. .
The Chinese zodiac follows
Jupiter’s orbit… Jupiter takes
12 years to orbit the sun.
This is called the ‘great year.’ , Virginia Loh-Hagan, Author of 'Chinese Zodiac,'
via HowStuffWorks.
The Chinese zodiac follows
Jupiter’s orbit… Jupiter takes
12 years to orbit the sun.
This is called the ‘great year.’ , Virginia Loh-Hagan, Author of 'Chinese Zodiac,'
via HowStuffWorks.
The cycle repeats every
5 great years. Every 60th
year is a golden year, Virginia Loh-Hagan, Author of 'Chinese Zodiac,'
via HowStuffWorks.
12 animals each represent
a year in a 12-year cycle. , Rat: creative, innovative, imaginative
Ox: stable, hard-working.
12 animals each represent
a year in a 12-year cycle. , Rat: creative, innovative, imaginative
Ox: stable, hard-working.
Tiger: authoritative, intense, courageous
Rabbit: popular, compassionate, family-minded, Dragon: energetic, fearless
Snake: charming, smart, introverted.
Tiger: authoritative, intense, courageous
Rabbit: popular, compassionate, family-minded, Dragon: energetic, fearless
Snake: charming, smart, introverted.
Tiger: authoritative, intense, courageous
Rabbit: popular, compassionate, family-minded, Dragon: energetic, fearless
Snake: charming, smart, introverted.
Horse: independent, hard-working
Rooster: attentive, emotional, hard-working , Ram: shy, kind
Monkey: fun, energetic.
Dog: patient, faithful, Pig: loving, honest.
Dog: patient, faithful, Pig: loving, honest.
Five elements also
divide the Chinese calendar:, Metal: structure
Water: emotion
Wood: growth
Fire: leadership
Earth: stability.
Combining the five elements with the 12 zodiac
animals creates 60 different combinations
that represent a complete 60 year cycle.

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