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The Chinese Zodiac System

The Chinese Zodiac System

Before switching to the regular solar calendar of the western origin, the Chinese used to follow their own calendar which was based on lunar cycles. So, Chinese astrology is based on the conventional lunar calendar, which has twelve cycles of the moon. There are twelve different animals in Chinese zodiac. Each zodiac period consists of full moon cycle, from new moon to full moon. Therefore, twelve full lunar cycles are there in a Chinese Zodiac year. However, one animal stands for a whole year. So, a Chinese cycle goes round for twelve years before starting all over again. Unlike in western system, where your zodiac comes around every year, in the Chinese system you can celebrate your zodiac birthday only once in twelve years. There are several legends associated with the creation of the Chinese calendar. One of them has it that the gods wanted to test which of the animals could reach their position the fastest. So, they asked all of them to compete by swimming through a river. The order of their reaching is reflected in the Chinese zodiac. According to another legend, before leaving earth, Lord Buddha asked the animals to visit him. And when they went to meet him, he named the moon cycles according to the order of appearance of the animals. This makes the Chinese zodiac…

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Basic Understanding of Astrology & Horoscopes

Basic Understanding of  Astrology & Horoscopes

Astrology existed since time began. Through the study of the planets and signs of the zodiac your future can be forecasted and an understanding of your real self can be known. This is commonly known as horoscopes At your exact time of birth all the planets, the moon and sun are in a certain pattern, this can be thought of as a birth chart or natal chart and can be used to discover your personality and pathway. Some see this chart as an interpretation of the life that is to be lived before you and the challenges that you will have to overcome. As your main reason for your existence is to learn and gain experience the birth chart can help explain what these experiences will be. It can also explain lessons to be learned and issues that will need to be faced in certain areas of a person's life. But what ever these may be it is important to remember that all of the lessons and trials you will experience are there to aid you in your growth and further you in life's experience. You will also be able to see strengths that you have to aid you, these strengths are normally in areas you have already mastered and like the new strengths you acquire in this life will…

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Various Trends Of Astrological Predictions

Astrological Predictions are often said to be least connected with reality, however number of people seeking help of astrologers regarding these predictions are increasing. Most of the time despite constant debate on credential of these predictions, they turn out to be true or very near to truth. Well, individual astrological predictions about a person are made on the basis of his/her birth chart. Birth Chart is examined in relation to various planetary movements at present and at the time of the birth of the person to find out their cosmic effect on the person’s life and forecast is made accordingly. Astrological predictions or forecast is an age old practice that was prevalent even in ancient civilizations of Rome and China. Chinese astrology and old Vedic astrology were of great assistance in decision making in those bygone eras. These decisions were rather based on predictions offered by astrologers. Despite a surge in number of forecast seekers, astrology is subdued as a stream that can't make precise predictions instead it could reveal some trends related to your future. But for believers, astrology can surely make absolute predictions as it bases its predictions upon the person's birth chart details and stars. Daily astrological prediction that is also known as daily horoscope offers an insight into future of folks with twelve differing sun signs. A common forecast is…