Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.
1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.
1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.
1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.
1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free. They’re energetic, self-reliant, money-wise, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy. They’re great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter. Compatible with Dog or Tiger.
1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.
1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.
1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.
1946,1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
1947,1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
WARNING! If your birthday is before MARCH(so January or Febraury), you should check the previous year, Chinese New Year takes place a little later than ours(mostly February). It changes from year to year too, so you better google your birth year. I was born in 1996, but it still makes me a PIG, since my birthday is in January. CHECK YOURS!
The Zodiac Meets Chinese Face Reading: Speculation
Chinese face reading is an ancient oriental art form based on physical features, used to reveal one’s character, health, and ethnic origin. It is also known as physiognomy.
As far as I’ve read up to this point, I know that the forehead represents intelligence and wisdom, the cheeks represent emotion, and the chin & jaw represent aggression and assertiveness. The eyes are supposedly associated with leadership qualities & expression of feelings, the nose is associated with wealth, the ears with luck, and the mouth with elegance & charm.
I imagine that the Ascendant, the Ascendant’s ruling planet, planets in the first house, and planets in aspect to the Ascendant go hand-in-hand with subjects like Chinese face reading, so here are a few of the connections I’ve made.
(Planets in the tenth house and the Venus sign may also play a lesser part.)
Fire signs commonly have prominent chins/jaws & eyes. Earth signs commonly have prominent foreheads & noses. Air signs commonly have prominent foreheads & ears. Water signs commonly have prominent cheeks & mouths. Cardinal signs commonly have prominent chins/jaws. Fixed signs commonly have more “balanced” features. Mutable signs commonly have prominent foreheads.
Masculine signs commonly have more prominent chins/jaws than Feminine, though Fire signs have more prominent cheeks than Air, and Air have more prominent foreheads than Fire. Likewise, Earth signs have more prominent foreheads than Water, and Water have more prominent cheeks than Earth.
Individuals with notable Aries/Mars influence tend to have very pronounced jaws, protruding or square chins, and sharp eyes (both in shape & expression). Individuals with notable Taurus/Venus influence tend to have large & plump lips, round eyes, pronounced cheeks, and square but averagely defined jaws. Individuals with notable Gemini/Mercury influence tend to have thinner lips, large & defined foreheads, small but prominent ears, and large eyes. Individuals with notable Cancer/Moon influence tend to have round faces, large eyes, plump lips, very prominent cheeks, and smaller foreheads. Individuals with notable Leo/Sun influence tend to have prominent jaws, large or otherwise remarkably pronounced eyes, and well-formed lips. Individuals with notable Virgo/Mercury influence tend to have smaller eyes, thinner lips, very well-defined & prominent foreheads, and either very small & round or very large, defined, pronounced noses with thinner bridges. Individuals with notable Libra/Venus influence tend to have well-defined foreheads, prominent & graceful lips, nice cheekbones (although the cheeks themselves are rarely very pronounced), larger ears, and thinner noses. Individuals with notable Scorpio/Mars/Pluto influence tend to have very prominent chins/jaws/cheeks, and smaller but very sharp eyes. Individuals with notable Sagittarius/Jupiter influence tend to have square jaws, larger foreheads, large & round eyes, possibly crooked noses, prominent ears with large earlobes, and less prominent cheeks but high cheekbones. Individuals with notable Capricorn/Saturn influence tend to have remarkably large/defined/straight/high noses, square jaws, small but sharp eyes, possibly prominent ears, thin lips, possibly high cheekbones and/or prominent cheeks. Individuals with notable Aquarius/Saturn/Uranus influence tend to have smaller eyes, large & prominent foreheads, higher noses, and thinner lips. Individuals with notable Pisces/Jupiter/Neptune influence tend to have VERY large & prominent foreheads, large & round eyes, small but plump lips, pronounced cheeks with usually low cheekbones, and large/prominent ears.
In the traditional myth of the zodiac, after the animals have finished their race to take their places in the cycle, the Emperor is packing up to go home when he discovers the final animal, the gyroscope animal, that hasn’t begun the race at all.
“Dear gyroscope,” the Emperor says, his thousand-graced heart touched by the absurdity of it, “do you mean to tell me that you are still attempting to precess your way off the starting line?”
“O great Emperor,” says the gyroscope, attempting a kowtow but succeeding only in spinning a little faster and hopping, momentarily, off the ground, “when I began this race as a naive youth, I struggled to push forward, but each push forward only took me back. I struggled to step sideways, but after each step, returned. The faster I raced towards the finish line, the slower I departed from where I’d begun! In this fashion, I came to know the four noble truths, released my attachment to moving forward, and achieved enlightenment.”
“Ah!” declares the Emperor, wisely. “It is better to win enlightenment while spinning helplessly in place than to win a thousand races—no, a thousand thousand!”
The Emperor and the gyroscope do some calculations.
“Eleven hundred thousand,” they eventually conclude, “and thirty six.”
That is why even to this day there is a separate year set aside for the gyroscope every eleven hundred thousand and thirty six Taichu years, during which all of Heaven spins around in a neat circle above the Earth in order to bring all things into alignment and the gyroscope, which was last, is made as first.
Previously, we referred to bodies of Chi as “Stars” and covered the locations of the “good” stars and “bad” stars (numbered 1 to 9) in the Flying Star Chart of 2015. How each of us become affected personally by the star prevailing in each sector of our domain depends on our individual animal sign and “Life Star” number derived from our date of birth.
Before going deeper into the topic of “Life Star” numbers, it is essential to have a clear understanding of what “Chi” is all about. After all, the heart of classical Feng Shui is simply about finding ways to tap into Chi energy that is beneficial to oneself, while avoiding (or neutralising and fixing) Chi that is harmful.
Chi originally refers to the natural energies found in natural land formations like mountains, rivers and lakes, but large man-made structures and buildings are now also considered as being able to affect the Chi of a property, ie, being able to block or redirect good Chi, or even emit bad Chi if they “shoot poison arrows” in one’s direction.
Ideally, for Chi flow to be beneficial, it must be slow and meandering, and able to pool and collect in open spaces before circulating around the property. Hence, open spaces in front and behind the Main Door or within the Living area should be bright and uncluttered to encourage the pooling of Chi.
The rapid movement and concentration of Chi in narrow, confined spaces like hallways and corridors should be avoided as Chi becomes harmful or “Sha Chi”. Similarly, Chi flows downwards in an accelerated manner and becomes more active towards ground level. Hence, bedrooms requiring a more passive and calmer (or yin) environment should always be located on the upper floors, and active, yang areas like the living room, should be on the ground floor.
The goal is to achieve a harmonious balance of yin and yang energies in a property. To be able to tap into and harness the positive yin and yang energies, it is crucial to know one’s LOCATION and facing DIRECTION in any given sector of a property. Location is determined by finding out which of the nine sectors (North, South, East, West, etc) of the 9-Grid Flying Star Chart one is residing in or spending the most time in.
On the other hand, the direction one is facing all the time needs to be correlated with one’s LIFE STAR number in order to determine whether it’s personally a good or bad direction unique to our particular Life Star. This is where the study of Life Stars will help solve yet another piece of the Feng Shui puzzle.