Chinese, Asian Astrology Articles

People Born in the Chinese Zodiac Sign of the Rat

The Chinese Zodiac consists of twelve animal signs, which the Earth moves through in a twelve-year cycle. This zodiac also moves through a twenty-four year elemental cycle. The ruling element changes every two years. Each year is ruled by one animal sign, and by one biannual element, either Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, or Fire. Each animal sign is also ruled by its primary element, and assigned to a 'trine', or group of three. The Rat is the first sign in the Chinese … [Read more...]

Elements Of Chinese Astrology

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 recognizable form around 3000 years BC, however they stem from entirely different beginnings as well as traditions and parts of the world. The 12 animals are further flavored by the pervading element of that particular year (elements also revolve as a … [Read more...]