The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. Unlike Western astrology, it does not look the heavenly constellations or planets to predict one’s destiny. Rather, Chinese astrology deals with divining sciences of the five elements (earth, fire, water, metal, wood), Yin and Yang, Chi, and the cycles of time.
Legend has it that inception of the Chinese zodiac signs began when the Buddha beckoned all the animals to bid him farewell before his departure from the Earth. Only twelve arrived at his summoning, and so those were given a place of honor in a year being named after each.
The year of Sheep 2015 promises to be more calm and measured, because Sheep are a more gentle animal, though sometimes stubborn. Their character is complex, and is whimsical, peaceful, aggressive and sentimental, lazy, pragmatic and unpredictable.
We wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year!
Categories: Life Cycles