The Chinese zodiac is globally known by a large number of people for quite a number of reasons. Many of us get to hear that ‘This is the year of this animal’. It makes you wonder as to why people are dedicating their year to an animal. The people of China and East Asian countries use Chinese Zodiac. It helps them to decide which animal to honor of the 12 animals. Many of us are familiar with the Western Zodiac or the 12-month chart which contains star signs like Aries, Pieces, and Gemini. People use these signs to understand themselves, to predict their future. If you can understand these western zodiac signs then you will also be able to understand these Chinese Zodiacs as well. The person’s nature and fate are decided upon by the animals. The Chinese also use the chart as a guide throughout their lives.
The Basics Of Chinese Zodiacs:
After getting a fair idea about the Chinese Zodiac, we will know how these zodiacs influence the life and culture of the Chinese. The 12 animals cycle through the 12-year chart. Each animal represents a year and is again started once the 12th animal is reached. Every animal has a certain characteristic that is related to the people that are born during that year and share its attributes. The year in which you are born and the animal that is under follows under that year will tell you how you should live to achieve the goals that you want in your life. People use these zodiac signs to predict their future, career, health and many more things.
The Four Pillars Of The Chinese Zodiac:
With the help of these zodiac signs that fall under the year in which you were born will tell a lot about yourself. It will help you get a true understanding of your whole career, about your fortune and your character. Apart from that, using the year of birth the four pillars also use the month, day and hour are used which is followed even by the Western Zodiac.
Animals That Falls Under The Chinese Zodiac:
With your four pillars being decided you will get to know as to how these animals affect your life. The rat represents the first animal of the cycle. The rat represents the ability to adjust to any kind of situation. The second animal which falls in the cycle is the Ox which is China’s unbreakable spirit. However, oxen are hard-working and honest. The tiger is the third animal that falls in the cycle represents lordliness, they are brave and ambitious. The rabbit is the fourth animal in the cycle which represents good luck and longevity. The dragon is the fifth animal. It is the most reserved animal in Chinese culture and represents great fortune. The Snake is the sixth animal which is believed to have the power of divination. The snakes are cunning, witty. There are other animals also that complete the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac.