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SimpleChineseAstrology

TheFascinatingWorldofChineseAstrolgy 1

One
TheRat 19

Two
TheOx 31

Three
TheTiger 43

Four
TheRabbit 55

Five
TheDragon 69

Six
TheSnake 83

Seven
TheHorse 97

Eight
TheSheep 111

Nine
TheMonkey 123

Ten
TheRooster 137

Eleven
TheDog 151

Twelve
TheBoar 163

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TheFascinatingWorldofChineseAstrology
WhenWesternersask,"What'syoursign?"theyarealmostinvariablyreferringtothesystemofWesternastrologythattrackstheinfluenceoftheplanetsandstarson
humanpersonality.ButthereisanotherancientsystemofastrologythatisnotaswellknownintheWestChineseastrology.Wehearaboutit,ifatall,innewspaper
articlesreferringtoChineseNewYear(occurringaroundtheendofJanuaryandthebeginningofFebruary).WehearthatthisyearperhapsistheYearoftheRabbit,
oroftheDragon.Butthereisawhole,complexhoroscopesystembehindthesewords,asystemthatcanunlockmysteriesofthehumanpersonalityandcurrentevents
inanextremelyaccurateanduncannyway.

BasedontheChineselunarcalendar,Chineseastrologyisahighlypoeticsystemofinterpretingbothhumannatureandevents.Itisnotdogmaticorrigidinanysense
itpointsoutthebasiccharacteristicsandelementsthatdefineourpersonalitiesandbehavioraswellasthetimeandplaceinwhichwelive,anditcanleadustoa
greaterunderstandingofourselvesand

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ofhumanityingeneral.Italsoenablesustorealizeourweaknessesinanonjudgmentalwayandmaximizeourstrengths,whileshowinguswithwhomwecanbestget
alongandteachingushowtoliveandworkwithothers.

WhiletheCommunistsinChinahavetriedtostampoutbeliefinChinesehoroscopes,thesystem,likeFengShuiandChiGong,hasbeenpreservedinChinaitself.It
hasalsobeengreatlyadheredtoandadvancedbyoverseasChinese,inHongKong,Taiwan,Singapore,Malaysia,theUnitedStates,andotherareasoftheChinese
Diaspora,wheretheancientbeliefshavebeenpreservedfortheirpracticalwisdom.

OnceyoubecomefamiliarwithChineseastrology,youwillbeamazedbyhowaccurateitcanbewhenyouapplyittoyourselfandthepeopleyouknow.InChina,it
isnotonlyconsideredanancientandexactingsciencebutanartformaswell.WhatispresentedhereisaverybasicintroductiontoChineseastrologythatcanbe
appliednotonlytopeople,butalsotocountries,givinguselementalinsightintonationalattitudesandcharacter.Itisnomerehistoricalorpoliticalcoincidence,for
instance,thattheUnitedStates,bornintheYearoftheFireMonkey(1776),andtheformerSovietUnion,bornintheYearoftheFireSnake(1917),wereinvolved
inaprolonged"ColdWar"thatwasbasedonnervousmistrustandcovertactivities,eachspyingontheotherandtryingtocatchtheiropponentunawareorthatthe
AmericanMonkeyshouldattimesexperience

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communicationbarrierswiththePeople'sRepublicofChina,whichwasbornintheyearofthestubborn,authoritarian,traditional,andrigidEarthOx(1949).

What'sYourSign?

TheChinesehoroscopeisbasedontheChineselunarcalendar,whichismadeupoffivecyclesoftwelveyearseach,withacompletecycletakingsixtyyears.Itwas
introducedbythelegendaryemperorHuangTi,knownastheYellowEmperor,between2700and2600B.C.E.Accordingtolegend,Buddhasummonedalltheanimals
tocometohimbeforehedepartedtheEarth.Onlytwelvecametopaytheirrespects,andtohonortheminreturnhenamedayearaftereachanimalintheorderthat
theyappeared,thusestablishingthetwelveyearcycle:Rat,Ox,Tiger,Rabbit,Dragon,Snake,Horse,Sheep,Monkey,Rooster,Dog,andBoar.

TheVietnamesehonortheRabbitastheCat,butnoChinesesourceidentifiesthefourthanimalofthezodiacastheCat.Accordingtoonestory,whenBuddha
summonedtheanimals,theCatwastobeamongthem,buttheRatfailedtodeliverthemessageandappearedintheCat'splace.AnotherversionhasitthattheRat
deliveredthemessage,buttheCatwassleepinganddidn'twanttomove.YetanotherstorystatesthattheCatwasexcludedbecauseithadcaughtthemousesacred
toMaya,Sakyamuni'smother.

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AccordingtoaChinesesaying,oneoftheseanimalsignsis"theanimalhiddeninyourheart,"anddeterminesthedistinguishingcharacteristicsofyourpersonality,
behavior,andproclivitiesaccordingtotheyearandtimeofdayyouwereborn.

Butthereismuchmoretothesystem.Eachofthetwelveanimalsalsocorrespondstoadirectionandaseason.Also,eachsignisallottedoneofthefiveelementsof
Chinesealchemy(knownasits"fixed"element):Wood,ruledbytheplanetJupiterFire,ruledbyMarsEarth,ruledbySaturnMetal,ruledbyVenusandWater,
ruledbyMercury.Thefiveelementsarefurtherdividedintopositiveandnegativepoles,knowninChineseasYinandYang.Yinisfeminine,darkness,death.Yangis
masculine,light,life.InChineseart,medicine,andphilosophy,everythingisclassifiedunderthesetwopolarities,whicharerepresentedbytheT'aichi,thecircle
dividedintoYinandYang,thedarkandthelight,thesymboloftheoriginsofalllife,the"greatprimalbeginning"ofallthatexists.

ThefixedelementascribedtoeachoftheMoonsignsgovernsitasawholeandaffectsthesign'sbasicattributesforexample,theMonkey,whosefixedelementis
Metal.However,besidesthefixedelement,asecondelementisascribedtoeachyear,anditisthecombinationofthesetwoelementsthatdefinethemakeupofany
givenpersonality(alongwiththesignrulingthetimeofbirth).Theyear1968,forexample,wastheYearoftheEarthMonkey,

T'aichi,thecircle
dividedintoYin
andYang

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whiletheMonkey'sfixedelementisMetal.ThuseachMonkeywillhavecertaindistinguishingcharacteristicsbasedontheelementascribedtotheyearofitsbirth.

Thefollowingchartliststhetwelvesignsandtheirfixedelement,season,direction,andpolarityorstem(positiveornegative).Earth,becauseitissymbolically
composedofalloftheotherfourelements(aswellasrepresentingChina,"thecentralkingdom"),isnotpresentinthischart.

Animal Element Season Direction Polarity

Rat Water Winter North +

Ox Water Winter North

Tiger Wood Spring East +

Rabbit Wood Spring East

Dragon Wood Spring East +

Snake Fire Summer South

Horse Fire Summer South +

Sheep Fire Summer South

Monkey Metal Autumn West +

Rooster Metal Autumn West

Dog Metal Autumn West +

Boar Water Winter North

Thetwelveanimalsignsalsocorrespondwithamonthinthelunarcalendar,andthereforecanbedirectlymatchedwiththesignsoftheWesternzodiac(althoughyour
Chineseastrologicalsigncomesfromthelunaryearyouwerebornin,notthemonth).

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TheRat,belongingtothemonthofDecember,findsitscounterpartinthezodiacsignSagittarius.TheOxinJanuaryequateswithCapricorn.TheTiger,ruling
February,sharesmanyofthecharacteristicsweassociatewithAquarius.TheRabbitandPiscesbelongtoMarch.TheDragonandAriescohabitateinApril.The
SnakeandTaurusareassociatedwithMay.TheHorseandGeminiresideinJune.TheSheepandCancerareakintoJuly.TheMonkeyandLeoreigninAugust.The
RoosterandVirgogovernSeptember.TheDogandLibraarelinkedwithOctober.TheBoarandScorpiocometogetherinNovember.

InChina,certainyearsaredreadedbecauseofthecombinationoftheirelementandsign.AnoutstandingexampleofthisistheYearoftheFireHorse.Women,in
particular(anoldConfucianbias),whoareborninthisyeararesaidtowreakhavocontheirfamiliesandspousesbecauseoftheirunbridledpassions,andintimes
pastafemaleunfortunateenoughtobeborninthisyearmightactuallybekilledasaninfant.

Thelunarcalendardaybeginsat11P.M.,andthetwentyfourhoursofthedayaredividedintotwelvetwohoursegments,eachruledbyoneoftheanimalsigns.Thus
thehoursbetween11P.M.and1A.M.areruledbytheRat,1A.M.to3A.M.bytheOx,andsoon.AsinWesternastrology,thesignrulingyourtimeofbirthisthe
ascendantandhasastronginfluenceonyourpersonality.ADragonbornintheHoursoftheSheepislikelytobemoremodestanddiplomaticthanwemightusually
expectfromthisproud,egotistical,eccentric,andaristocraticanimalsign.A

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courageousanddeterminedSheep,ontheotherhand,wasmorethanlikelybornduringtheHoursoftheDragon.

Thetwelvesignsarealsodividedintoactiveandpassive,orpositiveandnegativenotinanypejorativesense,butintermsofYinandYang(themaleandfemale
energytheChinesebelieveisthegoverningforceintheuniverse).TheRat,Tiger,Dragon,Horse,Monkey,andDogbelongtothepositivestem,whiletheOx,Rabbit,
Snake,Sheep,Rooster,andBoarbelongtothenegative.

GettingAlongwithOthers

Chineseastrologyprovidesmuchinformationaboutwhichsignsmakegoodpartners,lovers,andfriends.Justaswiththepolaritiesofamagneticfield,wheretwo
positivesmakeanegative,YinwillattractYangbutrepelanotherYin,asYangwillattractYinbutrepelanotherYang.Orderandharmonyintheuniverse,aswellas
withinthebody,isbasedonkeepingtheYinandYangindelicatebalance.IntheChinesehoroscope,allconflictingsignsbelongtothesamestem.However,only
thosesignsthataredirectlyoppositeoneanothergenerateanyrepellingforce.WhenyoulookattheTrianglesofAffinity,youwillseehowthreepositiveornegative
signscanactuallybeharmonioustogetherwhentheyare120degreesapart.ADragonMonkeymatch,forinstance,isdeemedahighlycompatibleandbeneficial
union,eventhoughtheybothbelongtothepositivestem.

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IntheChinesehoroscope,eachofthetwelvelunarsignsisassignedacompasspoint.Signsthatformatrianglemakethebestunions.

ThefirsttriangleismadeupofthepositivedoerstheRat,Dragon,andMonkey.Thesearetheselfmotivatedinitiatorsandinnovators,fullofdynamicenergyand
ambition,whoactwithouthesitationordoubt.Theypairupwellwithoneanotherinanycombination,astheyallcomplementeachother'swaysof

AffinityTriangles

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thinkingandoperating.Aswehavealreadyseen,theUnitedStatesofAmericawasbornintheYearoftheMonkey(1776).TheCommonwealthofAustraliawas
bornintheYearoftheRat(1900),andthesetwocountriesnotonlysharemuchincommonbutcontinuetoenjoyongoingfriendlyrelations.ItwastheUnitedStates,
notBritain,thatcametoAustralia'saidduringWorldWarII.

IncompatibilityCircle

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ThesecondtriangleisthatofthedutifulandsteadfastOx,Snake,andRooster.Allthreearedistinguishedbytheirsublimity,constancy,andperseverance.Stalwart
andfixedintheirviews,theyareslowandsteadyintheirmovements,relyontheirownjudgments,andplantheiractionssystematically.Guidedbytheirheadsrather
thantheirhearts,theyareconsideredthemostintellectualofthesignsandliketoactindependently.

ThethirdtriangleismadeupoftheTiger,theHorse,andtheDog.Theyarehonest,open,humanitarian,andidealistic.Theyaresocialanimals,extroverted,energetic,
communicative,generous,impulsive,anddefiantinthefaceofadversityandinjustice.

ThefourthtriangleiscomposedoftheintuitiveandemotionallydrivensignsoftheRabbit,theSheep,andtheBoar.Thesethreeareexpressiveandeloquentin
aestheticandartisticwaysandrelyontheirsensesandfeelingstoguideandmotivatethem.Theyarethoughttobeofcalmerandgentlerdispositionandhavemore
compassionateandsensitivenaturesthantheothersignsofthecycle.Theyaredrawntowardbeautyandthehigheraspectsofloveandadvocatepeaceful
coexistence.

Signsdirectlyoppositeeachother,asshownintheIncompatibilityCircle,areindirectconflict,andanymatchesbetweenthemdonotbodewellforthelongterm.

ThustheRatandtheHorsewillencountertheirgreatestrivalriesandconflictswitheachother,aswilltheOxandtheSheep,theTigerandtheMonkey,theRabbitand
theRooster,theDragonandtheDog,andtheSnakeandtheBoar.

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Signsnotdirectlyoppositeoneanotherwillexperiencecompatibilityorindifferencetovaryingdegrees,somemakingverygoodandcomplementarysecondary
matchesoutsidethethreeprimarymatchesoftheAffinityTriangle,forexample,aDragonandaSnake.Incompatibilityisbasedonsixdegreesofseparation.

HowtheFiveElementsInfluencePersonality

Metal

ThoseborninyearscontrolledbyMetalareambitious,successoriented,determined,andpersevering.Resoluteandunhesitatinginconductandexpression,theyare
guidedbypowerfulfeelings,andattimescanbeunreasonablystubbornandinflexible.Theyhavestrongfinancialacumen(Metalistheelementassociatedwithmoney)
andwilluseittoenhancetheirappetiteforluxuryandpower.Willfulandopinionated,theyneedtolearnthevalueofcompromiseanddesistfromrigidlyinsistingon
alwayshavingthingsentirelyontheirownterms.

Water

PeopleborninyearsruledbyWaterarefluid,liketheirelement.Theypenetrateratherthandominate,andlikeariverorstream,areabletowearawayanyobstacles
intheirpaththroughtheir

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quietandindomitableperseverance.Theyareskillfulcommunicators,abletotransmittheirideasandinfluenceothers.Intheirnegativestatetheycanbetoo
conciliatoryandpassive,andoverreliantonthesupportofothers.Tosucceed,theymustlearntobemoreassertiveandactivelyusetheirpowersofpersuasionto
turntheirdreamsandvisionsintoreality.

Wood

ThosebornundertheWoodelementaresaidtopossesshighmoralstandardsandadvocateconsistentgrowthandrenewal.Theyareextremelyselfconfidentand
progressive,withexecutiveabilitiesthatenablethemtotakeonlargeandcooperativeventures.Becauseoftheirgenerosityandinnateandsympatheticunderstanding
ofothers,theyareabletogeneratesupportandfinancialbackingforwhatevertheyundertake.Theirmaindrawbackisanenthusiasticandoverconfidenttendencyto
takeontoomuchandthusriskaccomplishingnothing.

Fire

Peoplebornundertheinfluenceofthiselementarenaturalbornleaders,charismaticanddynamicinspeechandaction.Adventurous,ambitious,impulsive,and
undauntedbyrisk,theyhavethegreatestcapacitytoinspireothersandrealizetheirgoals.Theirforcefulnessandambition,however,canalsoworkagainstthem,and
theycanbecomeselfish,inconsiderate,andrestlesswhenunabletogetwhattheywant.Thewarmthand

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brightnessoftheFireelementnaturallydrawspeopletothem,butitcanalsobedestructivewhennotkeptundercontrol.

Earth

ThosebornundertheEarthelementareknownfortheirpragmaticandconservativenatures.Theyareprudentwiththeirfinancesandarecapableplannersand
administrators.Reliableandmethodical,theyarenotgiventoexaggerationorembellishment,andcanbeexpectedtopresentthingssimplyastheyare,oratleastas
theyseethem.Onthenegativeside,theycansufferfromacertainlackofimaginationandadventurousness,andcanbetoocriticalandoverlyconcernedwith
protectingtheirowninterests.

UsingThisBook

Togofurther,youneedtofindyoursignbyreferringtothetableonthefollowingpageswhichdetailsthelunaryearsforeachsign.

Tousethesystemasafortunetellingdevice,youcanreadthefirstsectionofeachsignitdetailsthegeneralcharacteristicsofaparticularyearthatareapplicablefor
everyone.Forinstance,theyear2000istheYearoftheDragon.Byreadingwhattheyearwillbelike,youwillgaininsightsintogeneralforcesandtendencies.

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Sign LunarYear Element

Rat January31,1900toFebruary18,1901 Metal(+)

Ox February19,1901toFebruary7,1902 Metal()

Tiger February8,1902toJanuary28,1903 Water(+)

Rabbit January29,1903toFebruary15,1904 Water()

Dragon February16,1904toFebruary3,1905 Wood(+)

Snake February4,1905toJanuary24,1906 Wood()

Horse January25,1906toFebruary12,1907 Fire(+)

Sheep February13,1907toFebruary1,1908 Fire()

Monkey February2,1908toJanuary21,1909 Earth(+)

Rooster January22,1909toFebruary9,1910 Earth()

Dog February10,1910toJanuary29,1911 Metal(+)

Boar January30,1911toFebruary17,1912 Metal()

Rat February18,1912toFebruary5,1913 Water(+)

Ox February6,1913toJanuary25,1914 Water()

Tiger January26,1914toFebruary13,1915 Wood(+)

Rabbit February14,1915toFebruary2,1916 Wood()

Dragon February3,1916toJanuary22,1917 Fire(+)

Snake January23,1917toFebruary10,1918 Fire()

Horse February11,1918toJanuary31,1919 Earth(+)

Sheep February1,1919toFebruary19,1920 Earth()

Monkey February20,1920toFebruary7,1921 Metal(+)

Rooster February8,1921toJanuary27,1922 Metal()

Dog January28,1922toFebruary15,1923 Water(+)

Boar February16,1923toFebruary4,1924 Water()

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Sign LunarYear Element

Rat February5,1924toJanuary24,1925 Wood(+)

Ox January25,1925toFebruary12,1926 Wood()

Tiger February13,1926toFebruary1,1927 Fire(+)

Rabbit February2,1927toJanuary22,1928 Fire()

Dragon January23,1928toFebruary9,1929 Earth(+)

Snake February10,1929toJanuary29,1930 Earth()

Horse January30,1930toFebruary16,1931 Metal(+)

Sheep February17,1931toFebruary5,1932 Metal()

Monkey February6,1932toJanuary25,1933 Water(+)

Rooster January26,1933toFebruary13,1934 Water()

Dog February14,1934toFebruary3,1935 Wood(+)

Boar February4,1935toJanuary23,1935 Wood()

Rat January24,1936toFebruary10,1937 Fire(+)

Ox February11,1937toJanuary30,1938 Fire()

Tiger January31,1938toFebruary18,1939 Earth(+)

Rabbit February19,1939toFebruary7,1940 Earth()

Dragon February8,1949toJanuary26,1941 Metal(+)

Snake January27,1941toFebruary14,1942 Metal()

Horse February15,1942toFebruary4,1943 Water(+)

Sheep February5,1943toJanuary24,1944 Water()

Monkey January25,1944toFebruary12,1945 Wood(+)

Rooster February13,1945toFebruary1,1946 Wood()

Dog February2,1946toJanuary21,1947 Fire(+)

Boar January22,1947toFebruary9,1948 Fire()

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Sign LunarYear Element

Rat February10,1948toJanuary28,1949 Earth(+)

Ox January29,1949toFebruary16,1950 Earth()

Tiger February17,1950toFebruary5,1951 Metal(+)

Rabbit February6,1951toJanuary26,1952 Metal()

Dragon January27,1952toFebruary13,1953 Water(+)

Snake February14,1953toFebruary2,1954 Water()

Horse February3,1954toJanuary23,1955 Wood(+)

Sheep January24,1955toFebruary11,1956 Wood()

Monkey February12,1956toJanuary30,1957 Fire(+)

Rooster January31,1957toFebruary17,1958 Fire()

Dog February18,1958toFebruary7,1959 Earth(+)

Boar February8,1959toJanuary27,1960 Earth()

Rat January28,1960toFebruary14,1961 Metal(+)

Ox February15,1961toFebruary4,1962 Metal()

Tiger February5,1962toJanuary24,1963 Water(+)

Rabbit January25,1963toFebruary12,1964 Water()

Dragon February13,1964toFebruary1,1965 Wood(+)

Snake February2,1965toJanuary20,1966 Wood()

Horse January21,1966toFebruary8,1967 Fire(+)

Sheep February9,1967toJanuary29,1968 Fire()

Monkey January30,1968toFebruary16,1969 Earth(+)

Rooster February17,1969toFebruary5,1970 Earth()

Dog February6,1970toJanuary26,1971 Metal(+)

Boar January27,1971toFebruary15,1972 Metal()

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Sign LunarYear Element

Rat February16,1972toFebruary2,1973 Water(+)

Ox February3,1973toJanuary22,1974 Water()

Tiger January23,1974toFebruary10,1975 Wood(+)

Rabbit February11,1975toJanuary30,1976 Wood()

Dragon January31,1976toFebruary17,1977 Fire(+)

Snake February18,1977toFebruary6,1978 Fire()

Horse February7,1978toJanuary27,1979 Earth(+)

Sheep January28,1979toFebruary15,1980 Earth()

Monkey February16,1980toFebruary41981 Metal(+)

Rooster February5,1981toJanuary24,1982 Metal()

Dog January25,1982toFebruary12,1983 Water(+)

Boar February13,1983toFebruary1,1984 Water()

Rat February2,1984toFebruary19,1985 Wood(+)

Ox February20,1985toFebruary8,1986 Wood()

Tiger February9,1986toJanuary28,1987 Fire(+)

Rabbit January29,1987toFebruary16,1988 Fire()

Dragon February17,1988toFebruary5,1989 Earth(+)

Snake February6,1989toJanuary26,1990 Earth()

Horse January27,1990toFebruary14,1991 Metal(+)

Sheep February15,1991toFebruary3,1992 Metal()

Monkey February4,1992toJanuary22,1993 Water(+)

Rooster January23,1993toFebruary9,1994 Water()

Dog February10,1994toJanuary30,1995 Wood(+)

Boar January31,1995toFebruary18,1996 Wood()

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Sign LunarYear Element

Rat February19,1996toFebruary6,1997 Fire(+)

Ox February7,1997toJanuary27,1998 Fire()

Tiger January28,1998toFebruary15,1999 Earth(+)

Rabbit February16,1999toFebruary4,2000 Earth()

Dragon February5,2000toJanuary23,2001 Metal(+)

Snake January24,2001toFebruary11,2002 Metal()

Horse February12,2002toJanuary31,2003 Water(+)

Sheep February1,2003toJanuary21,2004 Water()

Monkey January22,2004toFebruary8,2005 Wood(+)

Rooster February9,2005toJanuary28,2006 Wood()

Dog January29,2006toFebruary17,2007 Fire(+)

Boar February18,2007toFebruary6,2008 Fire()

TakenfromtheChineseTenThousandYearsLunarCalendar.

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One
TheRat

ChineseName:Shu
Direction:North
FixedElement:Water
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Sagittarius
Color:Reddishbrown
Flower:Daisy
Fragrance:Sandalwood
Tree:Oak
Birthstone:Emerald
LuckyNumber:11
Years:1948,1960,1972,1984,1996,2009,2021

TheYearoftheRat

Ayearofopportunityandgreatbounty,inwhichfortunescaneasilybemade.Atimetomakelongterminvestments.Venturesbegunthisyearwillbesuccessful
however,itisimportanttoavoidtakingunnecessarychancesorrisks.Successthis

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yeardependsonbeingprudentanddiscriminatingthenallwillgowell.

TheRatPersonality

Ratsareknowntobehardworkingandthrifty,shrewdandveryadroitathandlingandhangingontotheirmoney.Alertandlevelheaded,theyaregiftedwith
foresight,keenintuition,andfinebusinessacumenthatismatchedequallybytheirinstinctforselfpreservation.TheRat'scraftinessisproverbialinChina,andthey
alwayscheckouttheterrain,markingthepossibledangersandescaperoutes,beforeenteringintoanydealortransaction.

Althoughtightwiththeirmoney,Ratsaregenuinelycaringsoulswhodonottaketheirrelationshipslightly.Theyaretruesentimentalistswhocherishtheirfamilies,
friends,andassociates,andarepronetogetentangledinothers'affairsbecauseoftheirstrongemotionalattachments.Althoughquietandreservedonthesurface,they
areactuallyeasilyagitatedandfullofnervousenergy,whichtheyareabletocontain,sincetheyarenotlackinginselfcontrol.Whatirritatesthemthemostisidleness
andwasteoftimeandresources,aswasteinanyformiscontrarytotheirownindustriousnatures.

Ratsarehighlyadaptablesurvivorswithaninnatesenseofdanger.Theyarealsoadeptatrecognizingandseizingopportunity,

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withlittleornoreservationsaboutusingconfidentialinformationortakingadvantageofanother'sweaknessesormistakes.Theyperformverywellunderpressure,and
areoftenattheirbestwhenfacedwithacrisis.

Theirsisacharming,bright,outgoing,andhighlysociablepersonality.Theyhaveaforthrightandhonestmannerandenjoypartiesandlargegatherings.Theyhavea
remarkableeyefordetail,anexcellentmemory,andarehighlyinquisitiveandverygoodatgatheringinformationfromandaboutothers,althoughtheyareexpert
guardiansoftheirownsecrets.Ratsaresaidtomakefinedetectivesandwriters.RaymondChandler,WilliamShakespeare,LeoTolstoy,CharlotteBront,Jules
Verne,TrumanCapote,andJamesBaldwinallwerebornintheYearoftheRat.

ThefemaleRatwillbeaparagonofthriftandfrugality,foreverrecyclingoldclothes,makingmealsfromleftovers,andstretchingthefamilybudget.However,asa
mother,shefindsitvirtuallyimpossibletodenyherchildrenanything.Ratsofbothsexesaresuperbhomemakersanddotingparents.

ThetimeofdayinwhichheorsheisbornplaysavitalroleintheRat'slife.ARatborninthenightwillleadamorehecticlife(thenightbeingthetimeofrodentactivity
andfeeding)thanonebornduringthecalmhoursofdaylight.

Whennegative,Ratscanbeterriblegossipsandbusybodies.Theirgreatestpitfallswillbetheiravariceandambition,wantingtoomuchtoosoon.

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TheRatwillbeprimarilyattractedtopeopleoftheDragonandMonkeyyears.EquallycompatiblewiththeRatarepeoplebornintheyearsoftheOxandtheSnake,
aswellasthosebornintheyearsoftheTiger,Dog,Boar,orRat.RatswillcomeintoconflictwiththosebornintheYearoftheHorse,andshouldavoidmarryinga
Rooster.AmarriagewithaSheepisalsoilladvised.

Ratchildrenwilltalkearlyandhaveverycharmingdispositions.Heorsheisveryaffectionateandloving,likestoeat,andlovesgroupactivities.Theyrevealtheir
calculatingnaturesveryearlyinlife.Withotherchildren,theyareeithernurturingordominating.Itwillalsobeveryhardtocheatthemoutofgettingtheirfairshareif
notthebiggestportionofthepie.Theyareextremelypossessiveofparentsandfriends,andcanbepronetojealousywhentheyfeeltheyarenotbeinggivenenough
attention.Ratchildrenareavidreaders,anddemonstrateanuncommonprecocitywiththewrittenandspokenword.

TheFiveTypesofRats

MetalRat1960

TheseareintenselyemotionalandidealisticRats,althoughnotasromanticasRatsofotherelements.Vividinspeechandaction,

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theyadvancethemselvesbymovingamongtherichandpowerful.Theylovedramaandcanbebothsensualistsandmoralistsatthesametime.LikeallRats,theylove
moneybutwillnothoardit,astheyknowtheycanalwaysmakemore.Theyarewiseinvestorsandmostlikelyathleticallyinclined.

WaterRat1912,1972

TheseRatsareverytraditionalandconservativeintheiroutlookandbehavior.Theyhaveexcellentinsightandareskilledcommunicators,butmaynotbediscriminating
aboutwhomtheytalkto.Theyare,ontheotherhand,calculatingandshrewd,andknowhowtopleasethoseinapositiontoaidandadvancethem.Theyarevery
concernedwiththeacquisitionofknowledgeandhighereducation,andwillbeadeptatexpressingthemselvesviathewrittenword.

WoodRat1924,1984

ProgressiveandexecutivetypesofRatwhoknowwhattheywantandhowtogetit.Securityisimportanttothem,asaretheirprinciples.Goodcommunicators,they
exudeselfconfidenceandpracticalknowhowandreadilyfindsupportfortheirventures.

FireRat1936,1996

GenerousandadventuroustypesofRatwhoaredynamicintheiroutlookandgiventotheperformanceofgallantandaltruistic

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acts.Energeticandidealistic,theyareindependentandverycompetitiveanddonotliketofeelconstricted.Theyfollowthedictatesoftheirhearts,andtheirfortunes
canbemercurialiftheyaretooimpulsiveorimpatient.

EarthRat1948,2008

ThesepracticalandrealistictypesofRatwillmatureearlyandareverythoroughintheirwork.Happinessandcontentmentarefoundinorder,discipline,security,and
purpose.Theyareveryconcernedwiththeirreputationsandpublicstanding.Theybasetheiractionsonthetriedandtrue,rarelytakinganychances,asaresultof
whichtheirfortunesincreaseslowlybutsteadily.Onthenegativeside,theycanbepronetostinginess.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

Acombinationthatmakesfora''pure"signadoubleRat.Agoodwriterwithacharmingpersonalitywhomayalsobesomewhategotistical.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AveryseriousandploddingandcautiousRatwhononethelessstillpossessestheRat'scharmandappeal.

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TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Anaggressiveoverachieverwhomayhaveanimperiousmanner.ThegenerousandrestlessTigerwillbeinconstantconflictwiththeRat'sthriftyways.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

Anastute,watchful,calculating,mildmannered,andsoftspokenRatwhowillbedifficulttogetaroundordefeat.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

TheDragon'swillfuldeterminationcombinedwiththeRat'stalentformakingmoneywillmakethisindividualverysuccessfulinbusiness.Heorshewillbeexpansive
andgenerous,sometimesexcessivelyso.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

AslyandcharmingRat,withalloftheSnake'squietallure,sexappeal,andinstinctforhiddendangers.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

AmoredaringRat.TheHorse'scapriciousnessmaycausehimorhertoleadadramaticandturbulentlifeinbusinessaswellasinlove.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

Thiscombinationispronetobesentimental.Bothsignsare

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brilliantopportunistsandexpertatcurryingfavorsfromthoseinpower.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

AlesssentimentalRatwithabrilliantsenseofhumor.Anextremelyenterprisingcombinationofacutebusinessacumenandwiliness.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Veryintelligentandcapable,butpronetobevainglorious.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

TheRat'sneedtoaccumulatewealthisindirectoppositiontotheDog'shumanitariandesireforopennessandfairmindedness.However,thiscombinationcan
produceawriterwhoisakeenandauthoritativesocialcritic.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

ARatwhoisgreatlyinhibitedbytheBoar'smoralreluctancetotakeadvantageofeveryopportunity.

TheRat'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

AmostauspiciousyearfortheRat,withexcellentprospectsinbothbusinessandromance.

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TheYearoftheSnake2001

Illnessorfinanciallosscouldcastapalloverthefirsthalfofthisyear,buttheRat'sluckwillreturnastheyeardrawstoaclose.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Thisisadifficultyear,astheHorsestandsindirectoppositiontotheRat.TheRatcouldbecomeentangledinlawsuitsorbeforcedintodebtifheorsheisnotcareful,
andtheirlovelivescouldalsosuffer.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

OpportunitiespresentthemselvestotheRatthisyear.TheRatisabletorealizesomefinancialsuccessorcareergains,althoughthesewillinvolveacertaindegreeof
changeorupheavaliftheyaretobeimplemented.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Agoodyearwithnoserioustroubles.TheRatshouldassiduouslyrefrainfrombreakinganyfriendshipsorpartnershipsintheMonkeyyear,asthefuturerepercussions
willproveunavoidable.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

AllsortsofcelebrationsareinstorefortheRatthisyearnewpartnerships,marriage,businesssuccess.AhecticbutverygoodyearinwhichRatsmustbecarefulto
avoidinjury,astheywillbedistractedbytheirbusyschedules.

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TheYearoftheDog2006

Badluckcomesinthreesthisyear,andtheRatmaybeunabletoactinanywaytoinfluencetheoutcome.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

ExcessivedemandsaremadeontheRat'stimeandmoney,andbusinessprogressisslow.Illnessescoulddevelopcomplications,andthereisthepossibilityoftheloss
ofmoneyorbelongings.AtimefortheRattobeonguardandconsolidate.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Naturally,averyprosperousyear,markedbypromotions,achievement,andunexpectedgains.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Ayearfilledwithmorethantheusualburdensandresponsibilities,butthereareindirectbenefitsgleanedfromthegoodfortuneofothers.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Notagoodyearforanyspeculativeventure.TheRatmaybeforcedtoactagainstbetterjudgment,andthereisthepossibilityofthelossofafamilymemberorclose
associate.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Althoughthisisacalmandquietyear,theRatmustbecareful

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withmoney.Heorshewillmakenewcontactsinbusiness,andthereisthepossibilityofaddingnewmemberstothefamily.

SomeFamousRats

LouisArmstrong,LaurenBacall,JamesBaldwin,MarlonBrando,CharlotteBront,TrumanCapote,JimmyCarter,RaymondChandler,PrinceCharles,Maurice
Chevalier,AaronCopland,DorisDay,GerardDepardieu,RichardDreyfuss,KeirDullea,AlbertFinney,JaneFonda,ClarkeGable,DennisHopper,PopeJohnPaul
II,PhilipKaufman,GeneKelly,MachikoKyo,T.E.Lawrence(LawrenceofArabia),HenryMancini,LeeMarvin,HarpoMarx,ThomMount,WolfgangAmadeus
Mozart,SidneyPoitier,JacksonPollock,JulietteProwse,YvesSt.Laurent,GeorgeSand,RodSerling,WilliamShakespeare,LeoTolstoy,SpencerTracy,Jules
Verne.

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Two
TheOx

ChineseName:Ni
Direction:NorthNortheast
FixedElement:Water
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Capricorn
Color:Darkblue
Flower:Chrysanthemum
Fragrance:Shalimar
Tree:Pear
Flavor:Sweet
Birthstone:Lapislazuli
Luckynumber:1
YearsoftheOx:1949,1961,1973,1985,1997,2009,2021

TheYearoftheOx

Ayearinwhicnsuccesscanonlybeachievedthroughdiligenceandconscientiouseffort,whilepoliticsanddiplomacyaretreatedwithindifferenceatbest.The
conservativeOx

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favorsdisciplineandtraditionalways.Conflictscanariseasaresultofmiscommunicationandinflexibilityorstubbornness.Gainswillbemadethisyear,butonly
throughconventionalmethodsandnotwithouthardwork.

TheOxPersonality

ApersonbornintheYearoftheOxwillbecalm,reliable,andpatient.Whiletheyareoftenstubbornandbiased,theyarealsoresoluteandfearless.Theyare
traditionalandmethodicalandadheretofixedpatternsofthoughtandbehavior.Thismakesthemappearpredictableandunimaginative.ThesturdyanddutifulOxen
donotrelyonluckorguile.Theiraccomplishmentsarealltheresultofsheertenacityandploddingandsystematicdetermination.Theypossessaquietdignityanda
strongmoralsense,andaregenerallyrespectedandlikedfortheirhonesty,rectitude,andlackofpretension.Theyaresuperselfreliant,loathtoaskothersforhelp,
andneverresorttounfairmeanstoattaintheirgoals.Theybuildthingstolast,includingtheirfamilies,andwillworkdiligentlytoensurethecontinuedsurvivaland
prosperityoftheiroffspring.Asprovidersandheadsoftheirhouseholds,theirwordislaw,andtheywillnottolerateinsolenceorrebellion,althoughtheyareextremely
proudoftheirfamiliesandcareforthemagreatdeal.ThegovernmentofthePeople'sRepublicofChinawasestablishedin1949,the

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YearoftheEarthOx.SincethenChinahasprogressedslowlyandsteadilythroughhardworkanddedicationtoherpeople,whileatthesametimedissidence,
questioning,andprotesthavebeenmetwithauthoritarianintolerance.MaoTsetung,aSnake,achievedvictoryintheYearoftheOxOxandSnakearefound
togetherintheTriangleofAffinity.

AnOxbornduringthedaywillbemoreaggressiveandactivethanonebornatnight,whileawinterOxwillhaveaharderlifethanoneborninthesummer.

Oxenhavestrongconstitutionsandarerarelysick.Theyareproudanduncompromisinganddisdainfulofweakness.Whennegative,theycanlackcompassionandbe
unapproachable,rigid,andnarrowminded.

Oxencanbenaiveandawkwardinmattersoftheheart.Theirpractical,downtoearthnaturehaslittlesenseoftherefinementsofromanceandseduction,andthey
cannotfullyunderstandthesnaresandenticementsoflove.Becauseoftheirtraditionalways,bothOxmenandwomenwillinsistonlongcourtships.Bothareslowto
openupandrevealtheirtruefeelings,butoncecommittedtheyaresteadfastandresponsible.

Oxwomen,likeallOxen,arepractical,nononsensetypeswhoruntheirhouseholdsaccordingtoastrictregimenandseetoitthatalltasksareperformedthoroughly
anddutifully.Theymaynotbeparticularlydemonstrativewiththeiraffections,buttheymakeidealpartners:honest,reliable,andhardworking.

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Oxenhavelonganddetailedmemoriesandcannurturegrievancesformanyyears.AwoundedOxcanbecomesullenandmorose,andonewhohassuffered
disappointmentinlovemaybecomeabroodingandsolitarysoulandwithdrawintohisorherworkasadefenseagainsteverbeinghurtagain.Ontheotherhand,they
willinsistonalwayssettlingtheiraccounts.Nodebtswillbeleftunpaidorfavorsunrewarded.Therewillbenogreatverbaldisplayswordsmeanlittletothepractical
Oxit'sactionthatcounts.

Becauseoftheirlegendarypatience,Oxenareslowtoanger,butwhentheydogetangry,watchout.Theyarechargingbullsorbuffaloimpossibletoreckonwith
orwithstand.Donottrytobeamatadoryou'llonlygetgored.Simplykeepoutoftheirwayuntiltheyhavecalmeddown.

TheresplendentandflamboyantRoostermakesthebestmatefortheOx,fillingtheirliveswithcolorandlight.Theybothhaveahighregardforauthority,efficiency,
andduty.ThesereneandprudentSnakeandtheindefatigableandsympatheticRatmakeequallygoodpartners,andlovetheOxforhisorhersturdinessand
reliability.AnotherOx,Rabbit,Dragon,Horse,Monkey,andBoarwillalsobecompatible.AnOxwillexperiencebitterclasheswiththerebelliousTigerandthefickle
Sheep,andtheDogmayfindthemdull,slow,humorless,andsetintheirways.

Oxchildrenarecharacteristicallystoicandtough.Theyareinclinedtotalklate,usephysicalmeanstosettletheirarguments,

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andbeadamantaboutthepreservationoftheirprivacy.Thesechildrenwelcomedisciplineandfixedroutines,whichgivesthemamuchneededsenseofsecurity.
Havingataciturnandseriousnature,theydonotreadilyshowtheirfeelings,noraretheyinclinedtojokearound.Theyareextremelynaiveaboutthewaysoftheworld
andinthisregardrequiretheadviceandprotectionoftheirelders.Theyhaveremarkablepatienceandperseverance,andarereliableandresponsible.

TheFiveTypesofOxen

MetalOx1901,1961,2021

TheseOxenareoffewwords,buttheyarecapableofbeingclearandeloquentinexpressingwhattheywant.Theyareveryintense,resolute,anddetermined,andwill
havestrongclashesofwillwithanyonewhodisagreeswiththeirviewsorstandsintheirway.Obsessedwithachievingtheirgoals,theycanbeaggressiveandarrogant.
Failureofanysortisanathematothem.Peopleofextraordinarystamina,theycanworkdayandnight,andrequirelittlesleep.Theyarenotveryaffectionatebynature
andcouldhavescholasticorartisticinclinations.Theyareveryresponsibleandcanbereliedupontokeeptheirword.Whennegative,theycanbeextremelystubborn,
narrowminded,andvengeful.

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WaterOx1913,1973

TheseareamoreflexibleandopenmindedtypeofOxen,althoughstillconservativeintheiroutlook.Shrewdandastuteanddrivenbyrelentlessambition,theycan
concentrateonmorethanonegoalatatimeandworkwellwithothers.WaterOxenwillcalmlyandpatientlybidetheirtime,waitingouttheoppositionastheyquietly
andmethodicallyworkatwearingthemdown.

WoodOx1925,1985

Thesearelessrigidandmoreconsiderate,fairminded,andimpartialOxenwhoalsopossessmanyofthesocialgraceslackingintheOxenofotherelements.Although
stillpronetoconservatism,theyareopentoandcanevenembracenewandprogressiveideas.Theycanreactwithmorealacritythanothersofthissign,andthis,
combinedwiththeirsteadfastnessandopenness,canmakethemcapableofamassinggreatwealthandachievingprominence.Theyunderstandtheimportanceof
coexistenceandteamwork.

FireOx1937,1997

Thesecombustiblebovinesaredrawntopowerandprestige.FireenhancesboththeOx'stemperanddesireforcontrol.Blindedbytheirinnatesenseofsuperiority,
theyhaveatendencytooverestimatetheirownabilitiesandeliminateanyoneoranythingtheydeemasinappropriateoruselesswithout

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properlyassessingtheirtrueworth.Theycanbeharsh,outspoken,andinconsiderate,althoughtheyareatheartfairandhonest.Forcefulandproud,theyarecapable
ofwagingtotalwaragainsttheirfoes.

EarthOx1949,2009

TheslowestbutthesurestofalltheOxen.Practicalandhardworking,theyseeksecurityandstabilityandwillendurehardshipandsufferingwithoutcomplaintto
achievetheiraims.Stolidandpersevering,theywillstandfirmandrefusetorelinquishanygroundgained.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

TheseOxenareimbuedwiththeRat'ssentimentandcharm.TheywillbemoretalkativethanmostandhavetheRat'sabilitytohoardmoney.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

A''pure"Oxstolid,dedicated,selfcontrolled,slow,conservative,obstinate,regimented,anddisciplined.Distinctlylackingimaginationandasenseofhumor.

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TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

TheTigergivesthisOxamorelivelyandengagingpersonality.Thecombinationofthesetwofierceanimalsignscanalsomakeforavolatiletemper.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

ThisisadiscreetandgenteeltypeofOx,withmorerefinedtastesandlackingtheOx'susualproclivityforstrenuouswork.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Acombinationofimmensestrength,power,andambitionthatcanbeopinionatedandimplacable.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

Bothsignsareextremelysecretive,andtheSnake'sinfluencecouldimbuethisindividualwithacunningstreaknotusuallyassociatedwiththestraightforwardOx.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

AlivelyandhappyOxlikeFerdinandtheBull,wholovedtosnifftheflowers.ThecapriciousandrestlessHorsewillmakethisOxlesssteadfastandreliable.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

AtenderOx,possiblywithanartisticsideandlenientattitudes.Heorsheisbusinessminded,receptivetoothers,andknowshowtousetheirtalentstomakemoney.

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TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Anastute,slyandjovialOx,whomayevenhaveawrysenseofhumorandadazzlingsmile.NoproblemwillbetoogreatforthisOxtoovercome,andneitherwillhe
orshetaketheirproblemstooseriously.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Dutifulbutcolorful,theseOxenarepronetoargumentandtheuseofrhetorictoachievetheirgoals.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

Asternmoralist,possiblywithapuritanicalstreakthatisatleastalleviatedbytheDog'sdesireforfairmindedness.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

Althoughconservativeanddemanding,thisisamoreaffectionateOxwhosehardworkingtendencieswillbematchedbytheBoar'ssensualnatureandloveofgood
food.

TheOx'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Ayearmarkedbymanychangesandunexpectedtroubles.Oxenwillhavetoworkhardbutwillbeabletofurtherthemselvesthroughthehelpofinfluentialpeople.

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TheYearoftheSnake2001

Averygoodyear,inwhichOxenareboundtomakemoneyandenjoythemselves,althoughtheymustbealerttothepossibilityofbetrayalandavoidany
misunderstandingswiththeirassociates.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Adifficultyear,inwhichOxenmayexperienceunhappinessinloveorfinancialsetbacks.Illnessduetostresscouldalsogreatlyhindertheirprogress,andtheycould
bepronetoaccidents.Theirtroubleswillstarttoeasewiththeadventofautumn.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Aslowyear.NoillnessorquarrelsbothertheOxen,althoughtheymustbecarefulasthereisthepossibilityoflosswheretheyhadexpectedgain.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Aluckyyearwiththepotentialforprosperousnewventuresandpartnerships.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Successandhappinesscontinue,althoughtheOxmustbeonguardagainstbeingswindledandmustnotbethrownoffbalancebysomestrangeorunexpected
occurrence.

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TheYearoftheDog2006

TheOx'spathsareclearedofobstacles.Anyproblemsthatdoariseareactuallysmallerthantheyatfirstappear.However,theOxmaybeforcedtotraveland
experienceseparationfromalovedone.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Abusybutmixedyear,inwhichOxenmayexperiencesomeproblemsinbothworkandfamilylife.Thesetroubles,though,areactuallyminor,andonthewholeOxen
farequitewell.

TheYearoftheRat2008

ThisisaluckyandprosperousyearfortheOx,andtheywillhavemuchtocelebrate.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Agoodyearformarriageortheformationofnewpartnerships,althoughtheOx'splansmaysuffersomeunexpecteddelays.Problemsaresmall,butmayinvolvesome
unwantedtravelorentertaining.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Adifficultyear,inwhichtheOxmeetswithoppositionfrommanyquarters.Ayeartobepatientandperseveringandnottakeunnecessaryrisksordrasticaction.

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TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Progressissteadythisyear,althoughtheremaybesadnewsconcerningafriendorfamilymember.

SomeFamousOxen

WillyBrandt,HarryBridges,RichardBurton,CharlieChaplin,JoanChen,GaryCooper,TomCourtenay,SammyDavis,Jr.,WaltDisney,GeraldFord,AbelGance,
AdolfHitler,EmperorHirohito,DustinHoffman,SirAnthonyHopkins,RockHudson,AlanLadd,HedyLamarr,BurtLancaster,VivienLeigh,ClaudeLelouch,
PatriciaNeal,JawaharlalNehru,PaulNewman,RichardNixon,SamPeckinpah,TyronePower,RobertRedford,VanessaRedgrave,SirRalphRichardson,Peter
Sellers,RodSteiger,LeeStrasberg,MargaretThatcher,VincentvanGogh,GoreVidal.

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Three
TheTiger

ChineseName:Laohu
Direction:EastNortheast
FixedElement:Wood
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Aquarius
Color:Red
Flower:Carnation
Fragrance:Jasmine
Tree:Sycamore
Birthstone:Ruby
LuckyNumber:7
YearsoftheTiger:1950,1962,1974,1986,1998,2010,2022

TheYearoftheTiger

Atumultuousandvolatileyear,oftenoneofconflict,disaster,andevenwar(theFirstWorldWareruptedintheYearoftheTiger).Itisalsoatimeofboldnessin
whichnothingisdonequietlyoronasmallscale.Goodandbadaretakento

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theirextremes,andpeopleactimpulsivelyandindramaticandoftendrasticways.Tempersflare,andrelationshipsandagreementswillbeeasilybroken.Ontheother
hand,itisavigoroustime,atimeofchangeinwhichrenewedvitalitycanbeinjectedintofailingorlaggingventures.ThesearingheatoftheTigeryearwilltouch
everyone,butitwillgraduallydiminish,andtheyearwillendfarmorequietlyandpeacefullythanitbegan.

TheTigerPersonality

InChina,theTigerrepresentspower,passion,andderringdo,andisreveredastheguardianagainstthethreemainperilsthatcanafflictahousehold:fire,thieves,and
ghosts.

Tigersareimpulsive,energetic,dynamic,andvivacious.Restlessandreckless,theyarehungryforactionandthriveonbeingthecenterofattention.Quicktempered
andoutspokenabouttheirfeelings,theyareequallyaffectionateandgenerous,andpossessesawonderfulsenseofhumor.Theycan,however,havesuspicious
natures,whichmakesthemeitherpronetowaveringindecisivenesslikeacautious,stalkingcatorgiventoimpulsiveandrashaction.Theseseemingcontradictions
arethetwomainshortcomingsintheTiger'slife.

LiketheirfriendtheDog,Tigersaretruehumanitarians.Theyareloversofchildren,art,music,finedining,conversation,andanythingthatstimulatestheirsensesor
imaginations.

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Theirenergy,curiosity,andenthusiasmcanseemboundless.Theyhavehugeegos,andallthefameandsuccessintheworldwillmeannothingtothemiftheiregosare
damaged.Theycanoverlooklargerissueswhilethesmallestslightwillenragethem.Whenhinderedordefeated,theycanbecomeroaringtyrants,themeanestand
pettiestofalldespotswhowillgotoanylengths,eventoburningtheirownhousesdown,togetrevenge.Theywillstalktheirpreyrelentlessly,andhellhathnofuryas
aTigerscorned.Whenjealous,theycanbeoverpossessiveandquarrelsome.

Rebelliousandadventurous,neithermaterialisticnorsecurityconscious,allTigersmusthaveoneperiodintheirlivesinwhichtheygettoactouttheirimpulsesand
expressandfindthemselves,whetheritbebycrossingadesertoranoceanorlivingtheBohemianlifeinParisorNewYorkorTangiers.Intheiryouth,theywill
passionatelypursuethefulfillmentoftheirdreams.Romanticbynature,theyneedtolivelifetothefullest.Attheirpositivebesttheyaregenerous,warm,and
sympathetic.Attheirworst,theyareselfish,implacable,obstinate,andunreasonable.

Whendepressed,Tigerswillrequirecopiousamountsofsympathyandattention.Don'tholdback.Theygenuinelyneedit,theywillbeexceedinglygrateful,andyou
willbeamazedathowquicklytheyrecoverandproceedundauntedontheirchosencourse,inspiteofwhateveradviceyoumayhavegiventhemtothecontrary.

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Thefemaleofthissigncanbeasleekandelegantfeline,acharmingandvivacioushostessbutremember,sheisaTigress,andalthoughherclawsmaybehidden,
theyaresharpandatthereadyshouldshebecrossedortaunted.Althoughanadventuress,sheisalsoawonderfulanddevotedmother.Caring,protective,and
nurturing,shewilldelightinheroffspring,astheywillinher.Theywillbeentrancedbyherbrilliantsmileandherwarmandgenerousnature.Shelovestoentertain
them,doteonthem,andeducatethem.Althoughitmayappearthatshespoilsthem,thisishardlythecase.Sheseestoitthattheylearntheirlessonsandfollowthe
rules.

TheloyalandreasonableDogmakesanexcellentmatchfortheTiger,appreciativeoftheTiger'sadventurousandgenerousspiritandabletoadviseandrestrainthe
Tigerinpracticalways.TheHorsemakesjustasgoodapartner,sharingtheTiger'slustforlifeandloveofaction,whilethehonestandsanguineBoarwillbring
securityandstabilitytotheTiger'sotherwisevolatileexistence.Rat,Sheep,Rooster,andanotherTigerwillalsomakegoodmatchesfortheTiger.

Ofalltheanimalsigns,TigersshouldavoidtheMonkey.ThisquickwittedandelusiveTricksterofChineselegendcannothelpbuttauntandenragetheTigerand
mayeventakeasadisticdelightindoingso.TheTigerwillbenomatchfortheMonkey'sguile,andwillsufferasaresult.AunionwiththeSnakeisalsoilladvised.
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wheretheTigerisrambunctiousandforthright,theSnakeissilentanddeadly.TigerscouldalsoexperiencebitterclasheswiththestubbornandauthoritarianOx,
whosehornsarecapableofwoundingthemseverely.

Tigerchildrenaretalkative,inquisitive,andfullofenergy,capableofbeinglovingandaffectionatelittlecubsandhyperactiveanduncontrollableterrorsatthesame
time.Bright,charming,andconfident,theireagernessandcuriosityareboundtogetthemintotrouble,fromwhichattimestheymayhavetoberescued.Butdon't
worry,theywillsurvive.Theyjusthavetofindthingsoutforthemselves.Theyexpresstheiremotionsopenlyandloudly,soyou'llalwaysknowwhattheyarefeeling.
Theymaydominatetheirlessaggressivepeers,buttheyarealsowarm,affectionate,generous,andhighlygregarious.Theymustbetaughttoholdtheirtempersin
checkatanearlyage,andgiventherightamountofdiscipline,love,attention,andunderstanding,theTigerchild,althoughattimesdrivingyoutodistraction,canbea
sourceofutterandlastingdelight.

TheFiveTypesofTigers

MetalTiger1950,2010

Passionateandaggressive,MetalTigersareutterlysureofwhat

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theywantandwillbetirelessandevenruthlessaboutgettingit.Selfcenteredandostentatious,aspectacleuntothemselves,theyprojectaglamorousimage.Their
actionscanbesudden,unorthodox,andradical.Theylovetoactindependentlyandcanbeoverlyconfidentandoptimisticintheirexpectations.Theyareconstantonly
tothemselvesandtheirdesirestheirhungerandcuriositycanlackdiscernment,andtheycanbeequallysusceptibletobothgoodandbadstimuli.

WaterTiger1902,1962,2022

Openmindedrealistswithcalmernatures,whoaredrawntonewideasandexperiences,theseTigerscanbeexcellentjudgesofthetruth,fortheyhavekeenintuitive
andcommunicativeabilities.Theycanbeindecisiveorprocrastinatewhereactioniscalledfor,althoughtheyarecapableofgreatconcentrationoncetheyapply
themselves.

WoodTiger1914,1974,2034

TheWoodelementgivestheseTigersanevendisposition.Theyareaffable,practical,andimpartialintheirjudgments.Charmingandsocialanimals,theyareadroitat
bringingpeopletogetherandatmanipulatingthemtogetwhattheywant.Theirloyalty,though,isprincipallytothemselves,andnooneisindispensable.Theycanbe
lackinginselfdisciplineandhaveatendencytoshirkresponsibility.

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FireTiger1926,1986

FireTigersarehighlyunpredictableandrestlesscreatures,fullofvolatileandboundlessenergy,whoseactionsareboundtobedramaticandforcefulandeffective.
Charismatic,theatrical,andevenmoreexpressivethanTigersofotherelements,theyhavestrongleadershipqualities.Theyarealsoextremelygenerousandoptimistic.
Passionateandsensual,theyliveforthepresentandembraceeverythingintheirlivesonahighlypersonalbasis.

EarthTiger1938,1998

ThesearemorepracticalandlesssentimentaltypesofTigerwhorarelyallowtheiremotionstocloudtheirjudgments.Truthisimportanttothem,asarestatusand
recognitiontheyworkdiligentlytoachievebothandarenotinclinedtotakerisksoractonimpulse.Theirrelationships(thiscanincludemarriage)tendtobemore
utilitarianinnature,andattimestheycanappearasmercenaryandinsensitive.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

AnexcitableTigerwholovestoargueforthesakeofargument,afighterwithalovingandsentimentalnature,butperhapslessgenerouswhenitcomestomoney.

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TheHoursoftheOxlA.M.to3A.M.

ThismaybeacalmerandmoredisciplinedtypeofTiger,butwithanextremelystubborn,opinionated,andwillfuldisposition.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

A''pure"Tigerrestless,vivacious,colorful,expressive,independent,andgiventointensemoodswings.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

TheRabbitmakesthisTigerlessimpetuousandimpatientandmoreinclinedtocautionandgoodjudgment,withagentlerdisposition,althoughheorsheisbyno
meanstimidorlackluster.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

AcolorfulanddrivenTigerwhocouldsoartogreatheightsbecauseoftheDragon'shighstandardsandambition.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

TheSnakeimpartswisdomandguiletothisTiger,makinghimorhermoreinclinedtowatchfulreticencebeforestriking.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Bothsignsherearerestless,easilystirred,andlikelytoshunresponsibility,althoughthehorsemayimpartacertainpracticalitytotheTiger'sderringdo.

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TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

Potentiallylessaggressive,giventoquietobservation,withartisticinclinations,butstillcapableofbeinginordinatelyjealousandpossessive.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Apowerfulcombinationofstrengthandguile,muscleandintelligence.Ifthetwosignsarebalanced,thisisanindividualwhowillgofar.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Tigerswithacolorfulflairnotthattheydon'thavethatalreadywhomakeapointofbeingheardnotthattheydon'tdothatalready,either.Theyhaveasharpand
discerningeye,atleastwhereothersareconcerned,andnooneisleftoffthehook.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

AmorereasonableTigerwhoisimbuedwiththeDog'sopenmindednessandsenseoffairplay,althoughthisbigcat'stonguemayattimesbeassharpasitsclaws,
especiallywhenattackedorwounded.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

TheTiger'simpetuousnessiscombinedwiththeBoar'snaivet.Aneasygoingandcontentedcreaturewhononethelesscouldbecomevindictivewhenthwartedorthe
goinggetsrough.

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TheTiger'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Unhappinesscouldcomeastheresultofseparationfromalovedoneorthebreakupofapartnership.Itwillbehardtoraisemoney,andTigerscouldbepersuadedto
makeunwiseinvestments.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

Progressissteadythisyear,althoughwithnosignificantgains.Neitherarethereanysignificantlosses.TheTigers'maintroubleswillcomefrommembersofthe
oppositesex.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Averygoodyearinwhichmoneycomeseasilyandgreatgainsareinstore.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

TherearenoseriousproblemsthisyearTigerscouldfindthemselvespreoccupiedwithdifficultnegotiations,tensionsatwork,andfamilydisputes.Theycouldalso
sufferthelossofsomepersonalbelongings.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Adifficultyear,inwhichTigersexperiencemanysetbacksandirritations.Atimetoavoidconfrontationsandlegaldisputes.

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TheYearoftheRooster2005

Problemsloom,butTigersshouldnotgiveintoanxiety,ashelpcomesfromunexpectedsourcesandnewfoundfriends.

TheYearoftheDog2006

Aprotectedtime,althoughTigerswillhavetoworkhardiftheyaretobesuccessfulandwillfeelfrustratedbythelimitationsthatareplaceduponthem.However,luck
comesthroughthesupportofinfluentialpeoplewhoaidthemintheirplans.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Theprosperitythatmarksthebeginningofthisyeardoesnotlast.Tigersmustbewaryofnewassociatesandhighriskventures.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Adifficultyearforbusiness.Moneyishardtocomeby,andTigersmustavoidactingonimpulse.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Afrustratingyear,inwhichTigersmayfindtheirplansandaspirationshinderedorblockedbysomeoneinauthority,leadingtoquarrelsandmisunderstandings.Atime
forTigerstocurbtheirimpatienceandtemper.Theirtroubleswillpassiftheycanmaintainacoolheadinthefaceofadversity.

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TheYearoftheTiger2010

Thisisnotagoodyeartotakeanyrisks.Tigersmayfindthattheyhavetospendmoneyratherthanmakeit,butarefortunateinthatotherscometotheiraidwhen
theyneedit.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Agoodyearforbothbusinessandromance,andTigerswillfindcontentmentintheiroverallachievements.

SomeFamousTigers

PierreBalmain,LudwigvanBeethoven,SimonBolivar,EmilyBront,RogerCorman,CharlesdeGaulle,GiscardD'Estaing,VittorioDeSica,IsadoraDuncan,
MargueriteDuras,DwightD.Eisenhower,QueenElizabethII,SirAlecGuinness,HughHefner,HoChiMinh,JohnHouseman,NormanJewison,JessicaLange,
GypsyRoseLee,KarlMalden,GrouchoMarx,VictorMature,MarilynMonroe,PhilipNoyce,RudolphNureyev,OliverReed,DianaRigg,JohnSchlesinger,Romy
Schneider,JeanSeberg,CybillShepherd,TennesseeWilliams,StevieWonder.

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Four
TheRabbit

ChineseName:T
Direction:East
FixedElement:Wood
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Pisces
Color:Grey
Flower:Rose
Fragrance:Shalimar
Tree:Poplar
Birthstone:Sapphire
LuckyNumber:4
YearsoftheRabbit:1951,1963,1975,1987,1999,1211,2023

TheYearoftheRabbit

AtranquilyearatimetorestandrecuperateaftertheturmoilandupheavalsoftheyearoftheTiger.Peoplewillbeinclinedtoavoidanyunpleasantness,andgood
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diplomacy,andgentlepersuasionwillbetheruleoftheday.Lifewillmoveataleisurelypacewhileatthesametimemoneycanbemadewithoutstrenuouseffort.

TheRabbitPersonality

TheagileHaresleapoverorsliparoundanyobstaclesintheirpaths.Theyhaveremarkableresilience,enablingthemalwaystorecoverfromwhatevercalamitiesmight
befallthem.InChinesemythology,theRabbitorHareisthesymboloflongevity.InChinesepaintings,theyareoftendepictedwithalargevat,inwhichtheyare
preparingtheelixiroflife.TheRabbitissaidtoderiveitsessencefromthemoon,andthestoryoftheHareintheMoonisoneofthefamous"lostlegends"ofChina.
TheMoonRabbitisamajorfigureintheChineseMidautumnFestival.TheWesternEasterRabbitistheproductofasimilarbeliefintheMoonRabbitfrompre
Christiantimestheeggisasymboloffertility.TheRabbitorHarehasancientanduniversalassociationswiththeEasterseason,orspringequinox,andtheChinese
calendarisalwaysarrangedsothatthespringequinoxoccurswithintheRabbitmonth.

TheRabbitisregardedasoneofthemostfortunatesignsintheChinesehoroscope,deemedthemostlikelytofindhappinessandcontentmentinlife.Thoseborn
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epitomeofgraciousness,goodmanners,kindness,soundjudgment,refinement,andaestheticism.Theyarelikelytolivetranquillives(dependingonthehouroftheir
birth)inaquietandpeacefulenvironment.Theyhaveartisticnaturesandareloversofbeauty.Thearealsoextremelyluckyinbusinessandmonetarytransactions,
adroitatmakingdealstotheirownadvantage.Sophisticatedandselfindulgentandloversofleisure,theircreaturecomfortsareveryimportanttothem,andthey
alwaysputtheirowndesiresfirst.Theyvaluethemselvesaboveallelse,andwilldiscardanythingoranyonetheyfindtoodemandingorupsettingtothemuchvalued
tranquillityoftheirexistence.Theyloathediscomfortofanysort.Infact,securityandcomfortcouldbecomeanobsessionwithsomeRabbits.Althoughkindand
consideratetotheirlovedones,theycanberuthlessintheirdealingswithoutsidersandcandemonstrateafiendishcunning.Theyareinscrutablenegotiatorswhose
thoughtscanbeimpossibletoread.Althoughtheyappeardocileonthesurface,theirgentleandunobtrusivemannerconcealsastrongwillthatquietlyandmethodically
pursuesitsgoalswithcautionanddiscretion.

Attheirworst,Rabbitscanbeoverlysensitiveandimaginative.Theywillalwaysbedisarminglycivilandpolite,eventotheirworstenemies,whileconcealingadark
andbroodinganimosity.Privateandhighlysecretive,theycanresorttosubversivemeanstobringdownanyonetheyfeelisathreat.JosephStalin

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andFidelCastroarebothRabbits.Rabbitsalsohaveatendencytohedgearoundissuesandshifttheblameontoothers.

Rabbitshaveanacutedistasteforconflictorconfrontationofanysort.Theyareatheartavowedpacifists.Theydon'tunderstandwhypeoplecan'tsimplybepolite
andgetalong.Theyarealsoequippedwithanacuteandagilesenseofknowinghowtostayoutofharm'sway.Theyareultimatesurvivalists.Asfriends,theywill
certainlylendyoumoneywhenyouneedit,butdonotcountonthemforanythingmore.They'recertainlywillingtotakeyoutotheriverjustdon'taskthemtoswim
acrossitwithyou.Theyarepronetobemoody,andcanappearwithdrawnorevencompletelydetachedfromthosearoundthem.

Attheirbest,Rabbitsaresophisticated,urbane,andintelligent,sympatheticlistenersandmarveloushosts.Theyalsohaveaknackforaccuratelyrememberingdetails
thatothersmightoverlookorforget.Theyareextremelythorough,andoftenmakegoodscholars.Theywillbeadmiredandsoughtafterfortheirimpeccablemanners,
graciousness,wit,soundadvice,andrefinedtaste.Theirinnatedetachmentandselfassurancemakesthemtolerantandnonjudgmentaltheybelievein"Liveandlet
live,"andlivingissomethingtheyknowhowtodowell.Theyhavegreatfinesse,andareexcellenthostsandentertainers.

ThefemaleRabbitiscomposedandveryfeminine.Sheisgentle,considerate,andunderstanding,andherfriendsfindherwarmanddelightfulandveryenergeticand
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thethingsshelikestodo.Sheloves,indeedneeds,tobepampered,andthemanshemarrieswillberequiredtoprovideherwiththeluxuriesandsecurityshebelieves
sheneedsaswellascatertohermoresullenmoods.

Rabbitchildrenaresweet,obedient,andeventempered.Theyareeasytodisciplineandareabletoquietlyconcentrateononethingattime.Theyareverysensitiveto
themoodsoftheirparentsandtheemotionalclimateofthehousehold,andknowinstinctivelyhowtoacttoprotectthemselvesandnotmakeanywaves.Theyareable
tomasktheirfeelings,andattimesmaybedifficulttoread.Theywillnotbeopenlydefiant,butthisdoesnotmeantheyarenotwillful.Theyknowwhattosayanddo
togettheirwayorbargainforabetterdeal.Theylearntheirwayaroundpeopleandproblemsatanearlyage,andcandealphilosophicallywithanysetbacksthat
cometheirway.

TheRabbitwillmakethebestofallpossiblematcheswithapersonbornintheyearoftheSheep.Theysharemuchincommon,andwillmakealastingandvery
successfulunion.Thesensual,easygoingBoarandthehonest,fairmindedDogwillmakeequallygoodpartnersfortheRabbit.TheRat,Ox,Dragon,Snake,Monkey,
oranotherRabbitwillmakegoodsecondarymatches.TheRabbitshouldavoidanyrelationshipwiththeRooster,whosevanityandharshcriticismtheRabbitwillfind
intolerable.RabbitswillbeequallyunimpressedbytherashandimposingTiger,andexacerbatedbythetemperamentalandcapriciousHorse.

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TheFiveTypesofRabbits

MetalRabbit1951,2011

TheseRabbitsarephysicallyandmentallystrongerthanRabbitsofotherelements.Theyhaveunwaveringbeliefintheirownjudgmentsandabilities,arelesslikelyto
compromise,andaremoreinclinedtoassumeresponsibilityandshowinitiativeinwork.Metalmakesthemhighlypreoccupiedwiththeirgoalsanddesires.Theyare
especiallycunningandambitious,whichiswellmaskedbytheircoollogicandintelligence.Althoughoftenindifferenttotheopinionsofothers,theyareopenlymoved
bybeautyandanywellexecutedformofcreativeexpression.Theyareardentloversanddevotedworkersandcanbeinclinedtodarkmoods.

WaterRabbit1903,1963,2023

Empathicswithemotionalandfragilenatures,WaterRabbitsarehighlysensitivetotheirenvironmentsandthethoughtsandfeelingsofothers.Asaresult,theycannot
bearanyformofconflict.Ontheotherhand,theyareabletounconsciouslytransmittheirideastoothersanddrawthemtothem,andareoftensurprisedbythe
supporttheyreceive.Intheirnegativemoods,theycandwelltoomuchonpastinjuries,indulgeinselfpity,beplaguedbydarkimaginingsthatmakethemhighly
suspiciousofothers'motives,andbecomeincommunicative.

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WoodRabbit1915,1975,2035

ThisisadoubleWoodsign(WoodistheRabbit'sfixedelement),thatcouldproducegenerousandsympatheticRabbitswhoattimesmaybetoocharitableand
permissivefortheirowngood,allowingotherstotakeadvantageofthem.Theythriveincorporateorinstitutionalsettings,wheretheywillsteadilyanddiplomatically
climbtheladderofsuccess.Becauseoftheirdesiretofitinandnotoffend,theymayhedgeorhidebehindbureaucraticredtape,oftenhurtingthemselvesaswellas
othersasaresult.Theymustlearntobemoredecisiveanddiscriminatinginordertoprotectthemselves.

FireRabbit1927,1987,2047

FiremakestheseRabbitstemperamental,demonstrative,andaffectionate,althoughtheyarestillabletomasktheiremotionswiththeRabbit'soutwardguiseof
detachment.TheyarereputedtohavemorestrengthofcharacterthanRabbitsofotherelements,andtheyaregiftedwithleadershipqualities,butthesetooare
temperedbydiplomacyandmoderation.Innegotiationstheywilluseindirectmethods,suchasgobetweensandsecretliaisons,inordertogetthedealdone.Attimes
theymaybeoutspokenandemotional,but,likeallRabbits,confrontationisthelastthingtheydesire.Whennegative,theycanbeeasilyangeredorhurtandproneto
neurosis.

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EarthRabbit1939,1999

EarthmakestheseRabbitsserious,steadfast,andconstant,andlessinclinedtoberuledbytheiremotions.Theydeliberatebeforetheymove,andtheiractionsare
alwayswellcalculated.Theyareintrovertedcreatureswhoturninwardtodealwiththeirproblems.Theyarematerialisticandprimarilyconcernedwiththeirownwell
being,althoughtheywillrecognizeandstrivetoovercometheirflaws.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

AlivelyandaffectionateRabbit,shrewd,informed,andlessindifferenttoothers.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

TheOximbuesthisRabbitwithmoreauthority,steadfastness,andstrengththanonemightotherwiseexpectfromthenormallytimorousHare.

HoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

AmoreaggressiveandquickwittedRabbit,imbuedwiththeTiger'simpulsiveenergywhileatthesametimeabletokeepitundercontrol.

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TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

A''double"or"pure"Rabbit.Aphilosophicalpacifistwhorarely,ifever,takessides.TruebelieversinBuddhist"nonaction,"theyknowhowtotakegoodcareof
themselves.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

AmbitiousandhardnosedRabbitswhoareabletoinspireandcommandotherstocarryouttheirplans.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

Selfsufficient,reflective,andmutableRabbitswhoarehighlyintuitiveandsensitivetotheirsurroundings.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Amoreoutgoing,selfconfident,andspiritedRabbit,withahappydisposition.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

Generous,sympathetic,andtolerantRabbitswhoarecapableoflovingothersasmuchasthemselves.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

AmischievousandconnivingRabbit,fulloflaughterandtricks.TheRabbit'scooldiplomacyandfinesseismatchedwiththeMonkey'scharmandguileamaster
dealmakerandescapeartist.

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TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

GiventheRabbit'ssensitiveinsightandtheRooster'sjudgment,thiscombinationhasaneloquencethatdemandsattention.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

MoreinvolvedandmoralistictypesofRabbit,whoseacutesensitivitycoupledwiththeDog'ssenseofjusticecouldmakethemmoreaggressiveandoutspokenon
socialissuesandthewelfareofothers.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

TheBoar'seasygoingwaysandgregariousnesscouldmaketheseRabbitslessselfishandmoreconcernedwiththewelfareofthosearoundthem,especiallyintermsof
theirownselfinterest,andaslongasthoseothersarereadytoadapttoandnotdisruptthecomfortoftheirsurroundings.

TheRabbit'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Amixedyearmoneywise,Rabbitswillbereasonablyhappyandbusyathome.Theycouldmakepowerfulnewfriends,andtheirgainswilloutweightheirlosses.

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TheYearoftheSnake2001

DifficultiescomeatRabbitsfromseveraldirectionsthisyear,anditwillbehardforthemtomakeanytangibleprogress.Achangeofresidenceoranewjobare
distinctpossibilities,andtheymaybefacedwithsomeunplannedexpenses.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Agoodyear,inwhichluckcomesfrommeetinginfluentialandhelpfulpeople.Lossesarerecouped,andtherecouldbemuchtravelingandentertaining.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Aprosperousyear,inwhichplansgosmoothlyandmuchisaccomplished.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

FinancialdealsandcontractscouldbetrickythisyearormeetwithunexpecteddelaystheRabbitshouldbewaryofbeingbetrayedbyacloseally.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Adifficultyearbesetbyproblemsathomeandatwork.Rabbitsshouldnottrytoactindependently,butseekthehelpofotherstosupportthem.Theirtribulationswill
beovercome,butnotwithoutanxietyandfrustration.

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TheYearoftheDog2006

Gainswillbemadeandproblemssortedout,althoughRabbitsmaywellbethetargetofcriticismbysuperiorsorhinderedinsomewaybythosearoundthem.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Rabbitsshouldavoidmakingpromisesorcommitmentsthisyear,asunforeseendifficultiesarelikelytocomeatthemasthoughoutofthinair.Theymustbevery
realisticandcautiousandtakethenecessarystepstoprotectthemselves.

TheYearoftheRat2008

AcalmyearfortheRabbit,withnoproblemsorsurprises.Progressissteady,althoughnotparticularlyfruitful.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Rabbitscouldfacesomehealthproblemsthisyearastheresultofanxietyandthelossoforseparationfromalovedone.Theyarebesetbydisappointmentsandhard
workthatbearslittlefruit.Ayeartolielowandnottrytoimplementanymovesorchanges.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Adistastefulanddisturbingyear,inwhichRabbitsmustexercisemorethantheirusualcautiontoavoidconflictsanddis

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putes.Theymustalsobewarywheremoneyandinvestmentsareinvolved.Gainswillbemadetowardtheendoftheyear.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Amostauspiciousyear.Financialgains,promotions,recognition,andunexpectedbenefitsareforeseen,alongwithhappydevelopmentsandcelebrationsathome.

SomeFamousRabbits

HarryBelafonte,IngridBergman,ClaudiaCardinale,FidelCastro,FrancisFordCoppola,AlbertEinstein,PeterFalk,DavidFrost,CaryGrant,JomoKenyatta,
NancyKwan,GinaLollobrigida,AliMcGraw,HenryMiller,FranceNuyen,DavidRockefeller,KenRussell,GeorgeC.Scott,BenjaminSpock,JosephStalin,Meryl
Streep,QueenVictoria,JohannesVorster,OrsonWelles,ZhangYimou.

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Five
TheDragon

ChineseName:Long
Direction:EastSoutheast
FixedElement:Wood
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Aries
Color:Gold
Flower:Rose
Fragrance:EauVerte
Tree:Sequoia
Birthstone:Ruby
LuckyNumber:2
YearsoftheDragon:1952,1964,1976,1988,2000,2012

TheYearoftheDragon

Anexpansive,combustible,energetic,andexhilaratingyear,inwhichcautionisthrowntothewindandgrandioseschemesandventuresareembarkedupon.
Everythingand

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everyoneistouchedthisyearbytheDragon'sindomitablespiritandcolossalambitionanddaring.Moneywillbeeasilyobtained,asbigspendingandspeculationwill
betheruleoftheday.Thisisindeedatimetoact,asgreatthingscanandwillbedone,butwemustalsobecautiouslest,likeIcarus,weflytooclosetothesunand
comecrashingdownonmeltingwings.Fortunesaswellasdisasterswillcomeinhugewaves,andtemperswilleruptaspeopleandevennationsrebelagainst
constrictionsandinjusticeofeverysort.AsthereisnothingmediocreabouttheDragon,successesaswellasfailureswillbemanifestedonagrandscale.

TheChineseregardthisasamostauspiciousyeartolaunchanewbusiness,getmarried,orhavechildren,asthemightyandbenevolentDragonistheharbingerof
happinessandgoodfortune.

TheDragonPersonality

InChina,theDragonisthesymboloftheemperororYangmaleenergy.TheDragonistheguardianofwealthandpower.LikeitscloserelativetheSnake(often
referredtoas"thelittleDragon"),theDragonisakarmicsign,andthosebornintheDragonyeararesaidtowearthe"hornsofdestiny."

Proud,aristocratic,eccentric,egotistical,andextremelyforthrightanddirect,Dragonswillestablishtheirgoalsandideals

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quiteearlyinlife.Theysethighstandardsforthemselvesandhavethepotentialtoaccomplishgreatthings.Theypossesslittletonoselfdoubt,andarecourageous,
individualistic,andpioneering.Inspiredbytheirowngrandioseandcolorfulvisions,whatevertheyattemptwillbeeitherstupendous,trailblazingsuccessesordramatic
failures.Forthemthereisnosafeormiddleroad,onlyvictoryordeath.Whatevertheirchosenpath,theymustfollowit,regardlessoftheconsequences.Theywere
bornwithamissioninlife,anditistheirdestinytofulfillit.Zealousandimpetuous,fullofvitalityandstrength,Dragonsareveritablestorehousesofdynamicenergy.
However,theymustlearntotempertheirearlyenthusiasm,astheycouldruntheriskofseeingeverythingburnuplikeameteor.

Whileheorshemaybemagnanimous,strong,anddecisive,thestraightforwardandtruthfulDragonisdistinctlylackingincunningorguile.Inasense,Dragonsregard
suchwaysasbeneaththem,andintheirprideandaloofnesstheymayneglecttopayattentiontothesubversiveordeceitfulwaysofthosearoundthem.Theyoperate
onstrengthandtruthalone,andcannotunderstandwhyothersdon'tdothesameandmeetthemfairandsquare.Oftenthisisbecausetheycanintimidate,evenwhen
theydon'tmeanto,forinadirectconfrontationtheDragonisincontestable,anindomitablechampionofthejoust,achivalrousbutunbeatableopponent.

Strongtemperedandoftenaragingseaofemotionswhencrossed(theseaistheDragon'sancestralhome),Dragonsare

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justasquicktoforgiveandforgetoncetheyhaveletoffsteam(orsmoke).Theycanbebreathingfireonyouoneminuteandthentenderlydressingyourwoundsthe
next,believingthatyouhavelearnedyourlessonor,attheveryleast,thattheyhavebeenheard.Althoughimperiousanddogmatic,theyareathearttruebelieversin
personaldignity,individualfreedom,andhumanrightskingsorqueenswhoknowthattoruleistoservealthoughitmayattimesappearthattheybelieve
themselvestobeabovethelaw.Filialandgenerousbynature,whateverdifferencesorconflictstheymayhavewiththeirfamiliesorfriendswillbeimmediatelyset
asidewhentheycallforhelp.Dragonsseldomwaverorlie,anditwillbehardforyounottoplaceyourconfidenceinthem.Theyareopenpeople.Youcanreadthem
likeabook.Itisdifficultforthemtohidetheirfeelings,andtheyrarelytrytodoso.Whyshouldtheybother?Theiremotionsaregenuineandstraightfromtheheart,
andwhentheysaytheyloveyou,youcanbesuretheymeanit.

BeingdiplomaticandsoftspokencanbedifficultfortheDragon.Shouldtheybelongtothelessrefinedtype,theirdirectapproachcanappearasbrusqueandeven
abrasive,offendingandantagonizingpeoplewhoseethemasegocentricandarrogant.Inspiteofthisshortcoming,theirpresenceandmagnetisminspireandmotivate
thosearoundthem,andtheywillhaveagreatnumberofadmirerswhosupportandbelieveinthem.Theirgreatestpitfallsareoverconfidenceintheirownabilitiesand
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sourcesbeforeadmittingtofailure.Theyneedtolearnwhentoretreatandwhentoguardtheirflanks.

ThefemaleDragonistheEmpressDowagerherself,thearchetypalmatriarchaswellaswomanwarrior,abuilderandburnerofcities(JoanofArcwasaDragon).
Sheistotallyemancipatedandindependentminded,andconsidersherselfequaltoanyman,ifnotbetter.Sheisaregal,straightforward,andpracticalindividualwho
isstrictlytothepoint.Thisaspectofherpersonalitywillbeexpressedinherdress,whichwillbeelegantinitssimplicity.Sheseldombotherswithunnecessary
adornmentthebrillianceofherbeingismorethanenoughtotellyouwhosheis.

Dragonchildrenarehighspirited,energetic,fearless,forceful,andemotionallyintense.Theyarelikelytowanderoffdauntlesslyintosnakeinfestedwoodsorstart
swimmingacrosstheriver,unabletocomprehendthepanictheyarecausingamongtheadultswatchingoverthem.Theyestablishtheirprinciplesandidealsatanearly
age,andactaccordinglytoprovetheirworth,bothtothemselvesandtotheirparentsandteachers.Theywillhaveinnumerableidolsandrolemodelsastheygrow.
Theirdreamsofgreatnessarerealandtangibletothem,andtheireffortstoperformandimprovethemselvesaresincereandshouldbeencouragedandpraised.Their
selfesteemisextremelyimportanttothem.Theiremotionsareintense,andridiculecanhurtthemdeeply.Thesechildrenare,afterall,theirownworstcritics.They
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makeamistakethey'llbethefirsttoseeit.Dragonchildrenwereborntoleadandexcelatwhatevertheydo,andtheyareselfreliant,proud,andabsolutelytrueto
theirideals.

TheDragonwillbeattractedfirstandforemosttothecharmingandirresistibleMonkey,whoseguileandwitareaperfectcomplementtotheDragon'sbravehearted
honestyandpower.TheMonkeylikewisewillbedrawntotheDragon'smajesty,strength,anddynamicenergy.TheMonkeyisthewisecourtjesterandadvisorto
theDragonking(orqueen).Theywillfindadeepaffinityandmutualloveandunderstanding,andmakeahappyandsuccessfulteam.ADragonRatunionwillbe
equallyaswinning,andtheDragonwillalsomakeagoodmatchwiththewise,alluring,andserenelyelegantbutpracticalSnake,whowillbeabletoquietlytemperthe
Dragon'sexcesses.

Ox,Tiger,Rabbit,Sheep,Horse,Boar,andanotherDragoneachmakegoodsecondarymatches.OnlytheDogwillmakeamiserablematchfortheDragon.The
DogwillbehighlycriticalandmistrustfuloftheDragonandcastacynicalpalloverhisorhergrandiosedesigns.

TheFiveTypesofDragons

MetalDragon1940,2000

ThisisperhapsthemostdeterminedandstrongwilledofalltheDragons,whovalueshonestyandintegrityaboveallelseagreatvirtuebutonewhichcanalsomake
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overlycritical.Theymaybefanaticalabouttheirbeliefs,andtheyareabletointimidatelessaggressiveorweakerindividualsintosubmittingtotheirwill.Theyare
decidedlyactionorientedandcombative,andwillstaketheirlivesontheirconvictions.Whennegative,theycanbeexcessivelyselfimportantandstubborn,andwill
goitalonewhenothersrefusetoaccepttheirleadership.

WaterDragon1952,2012

Waterhasacalmingandbeneficialeffect,makingtheseDragonslessimperious,egotistical,andpowerhungrythanDragonsofotherelements.Theirsisa''liveandlet
live"philosophy.Theybelievefirmlyinindividualfreedomanddignityand"Tothineownselfbetrue."Theyhaveformidablewillpowerandarecapableofmarketing
theirideaswithceaselessdedication.Keenandintuitiveobservers,theyknowwhenandwheretoapplyforceandaresubsequentlyverysuccessfulnegotiators.
Tolerantandliberalminded,theycanacceptrejectionordefeatwithoutrancor.Theyareprogressive,expansive,growthoriented,andpatientintheiroutlookand
knowhowtoactwiselytoachievetheirgoals.Theirfundamentalflawisthattheycanbeoverlyoptimistic,tryingtoaccomplishtoomuchatoncewhilerisking
everythingintheprocess.

WoodDragon1904,1964,2024

TheseDragons'everyactionwillbeguidedbywellthoughtoutlogic.Theyaregoodatformulatingandapplyingtheirideas

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andatdevelopinginnovativeandrevolutionaryconcepts.LessfierceanddomineeringthanotherDragons,theyworkwellwithothersandareabletocompromise
whenitistotheiradvantage,butcanbepronetoendlessandtiresomedebatewhenopposed.LikeallDragons,theyareproud,outspoken,andfearlesswhen
challenged.

FireDragon1916,1976,2036

Themostcompetitive,aggressive,anduprightofalltheDragons,theyhavetremendousenergycoupledwithazealousnessthatcanvergeonthefanatical.Theyhave
greatleadershipqualities,butthesecanbeblemishedbytheirtendenciestobemartinetswithMessiahcomplexes.Inspiteofthis,theyareopenandhumaneand
impartialseekersofthetruth,abletoinspireotherstosoarwiththemtogreatheights.Whennegative,theycanbeshorttempered,ruthlesslyambitious,intolerant,and
inconsiderate.

EarthDragon1928,1988

Thesegregarious,executive,andautocraticDragonsarenonethelessfairmindedandopenandappreciativeofotherpointsofviewevenwhentheydon'tnecessarily
agreewiththem.Earthmakesthemrealisticandobjective.Theyhaveaproclivitytosubjugateothersandadesiretobeincontroloftheirenvironments,buttheyare
alsoreasonableandlessdictatorialthanDragonsofotherelements.Theyaretirelessworkerswhowilllaborincessantlytoimprovetheirtalentsandmaximizetheir

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potential.Thesearistocraticindividualsarequiet,strong,andcourageousandlessinclinedtotemperamentaloutbursts.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

TheDragon'sinnategenerositymaybetemperedbytheRat'sfrugality,andtheRat'scautionandsentimentalandaffectionatenaturemaymakethisindividualinclined
tobesubjectiveandindecisive.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

Astolid,slowmovingDragon,whocanbeextremelystubbornandforcefulwhenchallengedorcrossed.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

TheTigermakesthisDragonimpulsive,restless,impatient,andgeneroustoafault.Thispersonmaybesuspiciousandindecisiveaswell,andcouldberecklessand
evenhysterical,butheorshewillbeacompulsiveworker.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

ThesequietanddebonairDragonsaregiventoreflectionbeforetheyact.Herestrengthanddiplomacyarewellblended.Maybemoreluxurylovingthanmostother
Dragons.

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TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

HeorSheWhoMustBeObeyed.Animperiousandcommandingindividualwhodemandsattentionanddevotion.Hisorherwordisanimperialorevenreligious
edict,nottobequestioned.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

PreciseandsecretiveDragonswhoploteverymovetheymake.TheSnake'scharmandquietalluremaskstheirintensityandruthlessambition.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

TheHorse'scapriciousselfishnessmayoverridetheDragon'sgenerosityandsenseofduty.Agregariousandfasttalkinghighstakesgambler.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

AnunderstandingandmodestDragonwhoknowshowtogetthingsdonewithoutapplyingbruteforce.Agoodnegotiatorwithartisticinclinations.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Wittyanddazzlingcourtjestersbutdon'tletthemfoolyou.Theyareaformidablecombinationofstrengthandguile,theTricksterswhoseethroughalllies.

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TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Acolorful,imaginative,andfearlessDragonwhoseprideisimmeasurableandwhomayhaveacertainpreeningvanity.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

Apractical,downtoearthbutgoodhumoredDragon,butwhomayhaveanastybiteoracidtonguewhenattacked.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

Awarmhearted,sensual,andgenerousDragon,whowillbeadevotedandfaithfulfriend.

TheDragon'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Anexcellentyear,inwhichsuccesscomeseasily.Dragonscouldacquirebothfameandfortune.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

TheluckoftheDragonyearcontinues,althoughtheymayencountersomeminoroppositionandexperienceromanticproblemsashomelifeisneglected.

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TheYearoftheHorse2002

Ayearmarkedbyuncertaintyandunpleasantsurprises,althoughproblemswillberesolvedifDragonsdonotoverreact.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Progressismoderatewithnosignificantgainsincareerorfinances.Homelifeispeacefulandfreeofdisruptionoranynegativedisturbances.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Progressisforeseenincareerandfinances,butDragonsmuststillbecarefultoavoidlegalentanglements.Thereisthedangerofbrokenfriendshipsorromanticstrifeif
theDragonistooheadstrong.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Ayearmarkedbygoodnews,recognition,financialgain,andsocialadvancement.

TheYearoftheDog2006

Adifficultyear,filledwithunexpectedproblemsandhindrancesinwhichDragonsmustbecarefultoavoidconfrontingtheirenemies.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

LuckshinesonceagainontheDragon.Businessorfinances

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showmixedresults,buttheDragonencountersfewmajorproblems,andfamilylifeistroublefree.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Averygoodyearforbothbusinessandromance.Nomajorproblemsathomeoratwork,althoughDragonsmuststillbecareful,asonebaddealwoulddepletetheir
resources.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Althoughprogressismoderate,thisisstillafortunateyearforDragons,astheyareprotectedfromthenumerousconflictsandtroublesthatseemtosurroundthem.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

TheDragons'plansareblockedorhamperedbyothers,andtheyfinditdifficulttogetanythingsubstantialaccomplished.Theirhomelivesarealsodisturbedbysad
newsorthelossordepartureofalovedone.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Agoodandcalmyear.Astabletimeinwhichfairprogressinbusinessisforeseen.TheDragons'domesticlifeispeacefulandstable,althoughtheycouldexperience
someminorhealthproblems.

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SomeFamousDragons

BernardoBertolucci,ShirleyTempleBlack,RosemaryClooney,JimmyConnors,JoanCrawford,ChenKaige,BingCrosby,SalvadorDali,WillemdeKooning,Kirk
Douglas,GlennFord,FranciscoFranco,JeanGabin,JackieGleason,GrahamGreene,ChGuevara,MarkHamill,LawrenceHarvey,SterlingHayden,Edward
Heath,TrevorHoward,JoanofArc,EarthaKitt,StanleyKubrick,JohnLennon,PeterLorre,GabrielGarcaMarquez,WalterMondale,RogerMoore,Jeanne
Moreau,YehudiMenuhin,GregoryPeck,TonyRichardson,AnthonyQuinn,HaileSelassie,FrankSinatra,RingoStarr,MaeWest,HaroldWilson.

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Six
TheSnake

ChineseName:Sh
Direction:SouthSoutheast
FixedElement:Fire
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Taurus
Color:Lightblue
Flower:Camellia
Fragrance:Musk
Tree:Palm
Birthstone:Opal
LuckyNumber:3
YearsoftheSnake:1965,1977,1982001,2013

TheYearoftheSnake

Thisyearappearstranquilonthesurface,butinactualitymanyofthedisastersandcalamitieswhoseseedsweresownduringtheexcessesoftheYearoftheDragon
manifestthemselvesintheYearoftheSnake.TheSnakelikestoresolve

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conflicts,andifnopeacefulsettlementcanbereached,thentheSnakewillattack.(Japan'ssneakattackonPearlHarborwasintheYearoftheSnake,andAdmiral
Yamamotoexpressedhisfearthattheyhad"awakenedasleepingdragon.")Itis,however,amostauspiciousyearforcommerce,industry,science,technology,and
thearts.Solutionsandcomprisesarereached,withagreatdealofthoughtfulnegotiationandmistrust.Itisalsoavigoroustimeforcourtship,romance,andscandalsof
everysort.Musicandtheaterflourish,andsophisticatedeleganceistheruleoftheday.Thisisayearmarkedbyunpredictability.TheSnakeappearstomoveslowly,
butoncerousedhestrikeslikelightning.

TheSnakePersonality

ThisisthemostenigmaticandmysticalsignoftheChinesezodiac,endowedwithinnatewisdomandamysteriousallure.Itissaidthatthemostbeautifulwomenand
powerfulmenarebornunderthissign.BoththeSnake'sthinkingandemotionsrunverydeep.Intheirrelationshipswithotherstheycanbepossessiveanddemanding,
andtheywillneverforgiveapromisebrokenorawrongdone.Oncerousedtoangertheirhatredcanbeviciousandunrelentinganditissilent,cold,anddeadly.The
Sicilianadage,"Revengeisadishbestservedcold,"musthavebeencoinedbyaSnake.

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Aboveall,thecharismaticSnakehasaprofoundsenseofresponsibilityandenduringpurpose.LiketheircousintheDragon,theyareborntoleadandsoartogreat
heights.

Snakesarebynatureskepticalandmistrusting,andinclinedtobesomewhatsuperstitious.LiketheDragon,theirsisakarmicsign,anditistheirdestinytopayalldues
andsettleallscoresbeforetheyleavethislife.Theycanbedeeplyreligiousandevenpsychicor,ontheotherextreme,totallyhedonisticandmaterialistic.Money
comeseasilytothem,andtheyarerarelybotheredbyfinancialwoes.Snakescanalsobequitegenerous,buttheycanberuthlessineliminatinganyonewhostands
betweenthemandtheirgoals.

ThereisnoanticipatingaSnake'snextmovetheyareconstantlycalculatingandplotting.Theyarehighlysecretiveandverycarefulaboutwhattheysay.Shrewdand
prudent,theyareadeptinbusinessandfinancialtransactionsandcanalsomakeexcellentpoliticians.Theyunderstandanddesirepower,andbeneaththeiroutward
cloakofserenityarealwaysalertandonguard.Theirphilosophicalbentallowsthemarefinedsenseofhumoraswellasconsiderablegraceunderpressure.Intimesof
adversity,theycanbereliedupontoremaincalmandmaintaintheirpresenceofmind.Theydealwithmisfortunewithacalmassuranceandintrepidity.Theyare
remarkablyresilient.Intheeventofacatastrophe,theyareabletoshedtheirskinsandreemergewithanewandevenmoreresplendentone,almostasifbymagic.

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Snakesofbothsexesarecharacteristicallyblessedwithbeautifulcomplexions.Undertheircooldemeanors,theyarehighstrung,finelytunedindividuals.Astheykeep
theiremotionsinwardandhidden,thetensiontheyfeelaffectstheirdigestiveandnervoussystems,andtheycanbepronetostomachulcersandotherdigestive
ailments.

ThefemaleSnakeismoreoftenthannotasleek,serene,andenticingbeauty,sensuous,graceful,andlanguidinhermovementsandmanner.Sheisconfident,
collected,andpoised,andhereffectcanbequietlymesmerizing.Shewilllovejewelryaslongasitistherealthingandhertastesaresophisticatedandsingularly
elegant.Sheisfullyawareofhermysteriousallureandauraofsexualintrigue.Equalityofthesexesisnotanissuewithher.Hersisanancientfemalepowerthe
snakegoddesspersonifiedandshehasnoneedtocompetewithmenwhenitissoeasytoenticethemintodoingherbidding.

LikeallSnakes,sheadmiresthepowerandinfluencethatcomewithmoneyandwillhavehighstandardsforamate.Ifherhusbandhasnotyetattainedhergoals,she
willdedicateherselftoseeingthathedoes,workingbehindthescenes,dressingthepart,playingtheperfecthostess,offeringshrewdadvice,andexercisingher
hypnoticcharm.

AllSnakesarepassionatelovers,withreputedlystrongsexualappetites.Infact,theypursueallobjectsoftheirdesirewiththesamecovetousfervor.Theyoften
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insatiablelustforpowerorfameleaddangerouslivesfullofintrigueandexcitement.

Snakechildrenarereticent,pensive,intelligent,andalert.Theyknowwhattheywantandareverypracticalinestablishingtheirgoals.Theyarecarefulandattentive
andknowhowtoavoidtrouble.Secretiveandbrooding,theyhidetheirpainandarecapableofbearinggrudgesforalongtime.Theyareoftenmisunderstood
because,beingSnakes,theyareenigmaswhorefuseorfailtocommunicatesuccessfullywiththosearoundthem.However,theyarecharismatic,andotherchildren
willlooktothemforleadership.GiftedwithahighIQandanaturalaptitudeforlearning,aSnakeisabletodisciplinehimselfandhasremarkablefocus.

TheSnakewillmakethebestpartnershipwiththestalwartandreliableOX,theaudaciousandcolorfulRooster,andtheillustriousandstraightforwardDragon.Rat,
Rabbit,Sheep,andDogoranotherSnakewillallmakegoodsecondarymatches.

TheSnakeandtheBoararediametricallyopposedtoeachother,andsuchaunionisilladvised.WheretheSnakeissecretive,polished,sophisticated,andcomplex,
theBoarismundane,straightforward,andsimplistic.Thesetwowillneverunderstandeachother,andtheirconflictswillbedeepandlonglastingtheyarenatural
enemies.ThedefiantandwillfulTigerwillclashwiththeSnake'ssecretiveanddiscerningways,andtheywillbemutuallysuspiciousofeachother.ThewilyMonkey
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theSnakewithitsownformofcunning,andthetwoarelikelytoengageinanongoingcloakanddaggerwar,eachtryingtocatchtheotherunaware.TheSnakewill
experiencecoldanddistantrelationsatbestwiththefickle,impulsive,andequallydemandingHorse,whosecapriciouswayswilloffendtheSnake'srefinedandsubtle
sensibilities.SnakeswillfindHorsesloud,selfish,arrogant(whichtheydonotfindtheDragon,forallofitsgrandiosesoundingoff)andevenstupidintheirways.

TheFiveTypesofSnake

MetalSnake1941,2001

ThemostsecretiveandelusiveofalltheSnakes,mistrustfulofothersandgiftedwithacalculatingintelligenceandstrongwillpower.Metalmakesthemcraveopulence
andluxury,andtheywillbesteadfastintheirdevotiontotheacquisitionofwealthandpower.Theymovewithgreatstealth,andarenotaboveusingunderhanded
meanstosubduetheiropponents.Theycanbepossessiveanddomineering,butalsogenerousandcooperative.

WaterSnake1953,2013

AcharismaticSnakewithgreatmentalabilities,insightfulness,powersofconcentration,andbusinessacumen.Shrewd,practi

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cal,andmaterialistic,butalsowellreadandartistic,theyareadroitatmanagingbothpeopleandfinances.Calmandunperturbedonthesurface,theseSnakes'
emotionsrunverydeeptheyhavelongmemoriesandcanharborlifetimegrievances.

WoodSnake1905,1965,2025

WoodcombinedwiththeSnake'sfixedelementofFirewillmaketheseindividualsshinelikeaflame,attractingratherthanpursuingthepeopleandobjectstheydesire.
Theirtastesandhabitswillbeexpensive,andtheywillcraveadmirationandapproval.Bothemotionalandfinancialsecurityareimportanttothem,andtheywillwork
hardtoachievelastingsuccess.Theiraffections,also,areconstantandenduring,althoughtheywilldemandcompleteintellectualfreedom.Theyhaveanalmost
propheticunderstandingofthecourseofeventsandoftheirowntimeandplaceinhistory.

FireSnake1917,1977

Firegivestheseindividualsgreatcharismaandenergy,withanauraofconfidentleadership.Theyhaveastrongdesireforfame,wealth,andpower,andcanbe
uncompromisingandrelentlessinthepursuitoftheirgoals,whichtendtobeveryhigh.Theyareardentandsensualandcanbeexcessivelyjealous.Theyloveandhate
withthesameintensity,andaresuspiciousbynatureandoftenquicktojudgeandcondemn.

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EarthSnake1929,1989

Warmandspontaneous,EarthSnakesareprincipledandreliableandformslowandcorrectjudgments.Theyrelyontheirownopinionsandintegrityandrefusetobe
intimidatedbythecrowd.Disarminglygracefulandcharming,theywillhavemanyadmirersandwillbeintenselyloyaltotheirfriends.Theyarehardworking,
organized,andfrugalwithmoney,andknowhowtosettheirownlimitsandoperatesuccessfullywithinthem.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

AnaffableandcharmingSnake,withtheRat'ssentimentalityandloveofmoney,couldbearealgogetterandhustler.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AveryformidableSnaketheOx'sstaminaandstubbornwillpowerareconcealedbytheSnake'shypnoticcharmandelusiveness.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Awarmandversatileindividualwhoisalsohypersuspicious.

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TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

Agenial,debonair,wellmanneredSnake,adeptatmakingdealsbutawithpoisonousbiteconcealedbeneathagenteelexterior.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

HerewisdomandpowercometogethertheSnakewillcommittotallytowhatevercauseheorsheadopts.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

AnelusiveyetenchantingcreatureofgreatenigmaandintriguepossessiveandrelentlessoncethisSnakebitesontosomethingitwillneverletgo.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Thiscombinationmakesforahumorous,charming,andhighlyamorousindividual.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

AnartisticSnakewithexpensivetastescapableofgreatcunningbeneathagentleandfriendlydemeanor.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Guile,wisdom,glamour,charm,andwitarecombinedinanindividualwhoisvirtuallyimpossibletoresist.

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TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Aplumedserpent,knowledgeableandpersistent,withanobsessivedesireforpowerbeneaththosecolorfulfeathers.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

PossiblyaslightlylesssecretiveandforthrightSnake,withtheDog'sstrongmoralsense.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

AhedonisticandsensualbonvivantwhocouldbesomethingofagoodwilledDionysus,butstillshrewdwhendealingwithothers.

TheSnake'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Adifficultyear,inwhichtheSnakewillbethesubjectofviciousgossipfromjealousassociates.Howeverthetroubleswillbeoverbysummer,andwithwintercomes
goodnews.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

Problemsinromanceandbusinessareforeseenalongwiththepossibilityofaminorbodilyinjury.TheSnake'sachievementsmaynotmatchtheirexpectations,and
theymustremaincalmtoavoidtrouble.

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TheYearoftheHorse2002

Anenergeticyearmarkedbysuccess,althoughtheSnake'shealthmaybeaffectedbyproblemsandworries.Thesetroubles,though,areonlytemporary.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Lifewillbecalmandleisurely,withnogreatgainsorlossestospeakof.Thereisthepossibilityofsadnewsathome.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Agoodyear.Thesnakeswillfindhelpwhereheorsheneedsit,althoughsomeadverseconditionsandconflictsstillcauseanxiety.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Amostauspiciousyear,inwhichfantasticachievementsandadvancescanbeforeseen.

TheYearoftheDog2006

Opportunitiespresentthemselvesandnewideasmeetwithapprovalandsupport,althoughtheSnakemayexperiencesomeminorhealthproblemsandcouldbethe
victimofarobbery.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

TheSnakemayexperiencesomelegalproblemsortheseparationfromaclosefriendorlover.Financiallossescouldstemfrompoorjudgment.

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TheYearoftheRat2008

AnactiveanddramaticyearfortheSnakebothgoodandbad.Financialgainswilloutweighlosses,andnewopportunitieswillpresentthemselves.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Snakeswillfaceobstaclesandchallengestotheirdecisionsthisyear,althoughthingswillproceedmoderatelywelliftheyquelltheirobstinacy.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Ayearmarkedbymanyirritations,inwhichaSnakemaybepulledintoconflictsofhisorherownmaking.TheSnakemustavoidsenselessactsofrevengeandbe
opentohelpfromothers.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Abusyandmoderatelyhappyyear.NumerouscommitmentskeeptheSnakeoccupied,andmoneycomesandgoesinequalamounts.

SomeFamousSnakes

BurtBacharach,JohannesBrahms,JulieChristie,ClaudetteColbert,IndiraGandhi,GretaGarbo,J.PaulGetty,GongLi,AudreyHepburn,HowardHughes,Grace
Kelly,JohnF.

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Kennedy,CaroleKing,AbrahamLincoln,MaoTsetung,FerdinandMarcos,AnnMargaret,DeanMartin,SarahMiles,RobertMitchum,GamalAbdelNassar,
JacquelineKennedyOnassis,PabloPicasso,EdgarAllanPoe,JeanPaulSartre,FranzSchubert,BarbetSchroeder,DaltonTrumbo.

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Seven
TheHorse

ChineseName:Ma
Direction:South
FixedElement:Fire
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Gemini
Color:Black
Flower:Narcissus
Fragrance:Wildflowers
Tree:Whitebirch
Birthstone:Topaz
Luckynumber:8
YearsoftheHorse:1954,1966,1978,1990,2002,2014

TheYearoftheHorse

Ahighspirited,hectic,andadventurousyear.Anexhilaratingtimeofrecklessandimpulsiveactionandrisktaking.Thisyearpeopleareconfident,carefree,whimsical,
capricious,andromantic,andeverythingproceedsatanenergeticifnot

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frenziedpace.Thingsaredoneonthespurofthemoment.Althoughchargedandexciting,energiesarealsotaxedandnervesfrayedbytheceaselessmomentumand
unpredictableshiftsinthewind.Goodhumorandoptimism,however,prevail.Oldboundariesarebroken,andtheworld'seconomycouldexperienceaboomperiod.
Thisisanexcellenttimetolaunchnewventuresandboldlygowhereyouhavenevergonebefore.

ThefilmindustryissaidtoberuledbytheHorse,andwhenyoulookatthelistoffamousHorsesyouwillbesurprisedtoseehowmanyareoutstandingsuccessesin
themoviebusiness.

TheHorsePersonality

ThosebornintheYearoftheHorseareenergetic,unpredictable,independent,athletic,andwarmlyappealing.Theyexudearawanimalsexappealratherthan
classicalgoodlooks.Impetuousandselfreliant,theyarebynaturerestlessadventurers,andseemtobealwaysonthemove.Openmindedandflexible,theycan
appraiseasituationastutelyandareexpertmanipulators,skillfulinbusinessaswellasinlove,andadeptathandlingmoney.Theyareextremelyselfcenteredandcan
havevolatiletempersalthoughtheymayforgettheirownexplosiveoutbursts,othersdonot,forwhichHorsescanloserespectandcredibility.Theycanbeparticularly
petty,petulant,andinconsiderate

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insatisfyingtheirowncapricesandcanbeforgetfulandabsentminded.

Horsesloveactionandfanfare.Althoughtheylackbothstabilityandperseverance,theyarequickwittedandquicktoact,agileinbothmindandbody,andassuch
aremastersofimprovisationandcanjuggleseveralactsatoncewhileholdingtheirowninallofthem.Resentfulofanylimitationsimposedontheirfreedomand
nonconformistsatheart,Horseswillkeepoddandscatteredhours.Wheninspired,theycanworkfordayswithoutsleeping.Theyoftenfindithardtocalmdown,and
themoreagitatedtypesmaysufferfromboutsofinsomnia.

Horsescannotstandanykindofrestraint,andthisincludestheiremotions.Theyneedtoexpressthemselves,andifforcedorobligedtoexerciseselfinhibitionwill
openlyrebel.

Horsearenotknownfortheirconstancyandperseverance.Theycanbeextremelyfickle.Theyfalleasilyinandoutoflove,andwillmostlikelyhavemanyamorous
liaisonsbefore,andif,theysettledown.Nonetheless,theanimated,passionate,andimpetuousHorseisreputedtobeverysusceptibletotheperilsofromance,and
theycaneasilyloseeverythingoncetheyfallmadlyinloveandarelikelytohavemanyaffairsormarriagesthatendunhappily.

ThefemaleHorsewilltendtotakeherromanticinvolvementslightly.Likehermalecounterpart,shelovestoroamfreelyacrossthewide,openplain.Shewilleitherbe
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placidmareorthemanetossingnostrilsflaringfirebrand,oracombinationofboth,butinallthreecasesshewillbepert,saucy,occasionallyskittish,andextremely
nimblebothphysicallyandmentally.Sherequiresexperthandling.Herhomeismerelyawaystationwhereshecanreplenishherselfbeforetakingoffagain.Andwhen
shegallopsawaydonotchaseafterherthatwillonlydriveherfurtherafield.IfsheistrulyyourHorse,shewillcomebacktoyouingoodtime,mostlikelywhenyou
leastexpectit.

ItisbelievedthataHorseborninthesummerwillleadabetterlifethanoneborninthewinter.ThebestandmostfruitfulstageintheHorse'slifecomesinmiddleage,
whentheyarematureandexperiencedenoughtoaccepttheshacklesofresponsibility.Horsesofbothsexesarepronetoacquirewealthbutnotsecurity,duetotheir
peripateticnatures,andtheiroffspringwillmostlikelynotbenefitdirectlyfromanyoftheHorse'sachievements.

TheChinesebelievethattheunbridledpassionsoftheHorsewillbegreatlyincreasedwhenheorsheisbornintheyearoftheFireHorse.(ThelastFireHorseyear
was1966,andthenextwillbein2026.)Accordingtolegend,theFireHorsewreakshavocwhereveritgoes,andmanyagoodmanhasbeenruinedbytheinsatiable
anduncontrolledpassionsofawomanborninthisyear.ThemaleFireHorse,however,isconsideredmorefortunate,ashisdriveandenergymaybringhimdistinction
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TheHorsewillmakethebestpartnershipswiththeTiger,Dog,andSheep.Dragon,Snake,Monkey,Rabbit,Boar,Rooster,oranotherHorseallmakegood
secondarymatches.

HorsesshouldavoidarelationshipwiththeRat,whowillbehighlycriticaloftheirmercurialways,andtheycouldcomeintodirectconflictwiththestubbornand
unyieldingOx,whowilldemandaconsistencytheHorseisincapableofproviding.

Horsechildrenarepassionate,boisterous,mercurial,andhighlyenergetic.Theyhaveagreatloveoftheoutdoorsandrequireplentyofexercise,andareinclinedto
roamfarafield,althoughtheywillalwaysbeabletofindtheirwayhome,especiallyatmealtimes.Theirrestlessandcuriousnatureswillkeepthemconstantlyoccupied,
andtheywillrebelagainstanyrestrictionsthatareplaceduponthem.Withtheiradventurousspirits,theyareinclinedtogetthemselvesintodangeroussituations.Many
Horsechildrenarebornlefthanded.Theyarefastlearnersandliketogetthingsdonequickly.Theyalsotendtobedisobedientandwillfullystubborn.Horsechildren
requiredisciplinetolearntobridletheirtempersandimpulsiveness.

TheFiveTypesofHorses

TheMetalHorse1930,1990

Abold,unruly,engaging,andimpetuousHorsewhoishighlyamorousandveryattractivetotheoppositesex(SeanConnery

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isaMetalHorse).Theyhavefinemindsandkeenintuitionandcanbehighlyproductive.Theyhavegreatpowersofrecuperationandaninsatiablehungerfornew
experiencesandchallenges.TheyarealsomoreselfcenteredandstubbornthanHorsesofotherelements.Whennegative,theycanhaveanirrationalneedfor
freedomandwillshuncloserelationshipsoutoffearofbeingentangledorrestricted.

TheWaterHorse1942,2002

Thesehighlynomadicindividualsarecheerful,elegant,andgiftedwithfinebusinessacumen.Theyareconcernedwiththeirownwellbeingandcomfort,butareatthe
sametimehighlyadaptableandadjusteasilytochange.Theyaregoodcommunicatorsandaregiftedwithawonderfulsenseofhumor.Theycanalsobeextremely
fickle,changingtheirmindsoften.TheyaremorerestlessthanotherHorses,andpronetotravelandchangeresidencesfrequently.Whennegative,theycanbehighly
pretentiousandinconsistentanddemonstrateanappallinglackofconsiderationforothers.

TheWoodHorse1954,2014

ThesearemorereasonableandlessimpatientHorseswhoareabletodisciplinetheirmindsandthinksystematically.Theywillhavehappydispositionsandbehighly
gregariousandgoodconversationalists.Theirinterestsaremanyandvaried.They

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areathleticandhardworking.Progressiveandunsentimental,theycaneasilythrowouttheoldinordertowelcomethenew.

TheFireHorse1906,1966,2026

TheHorse'sfixedelementisFire,sothisisadoubleFiresigntheseindividualsareextremelypassionate,flamboyant,hotblooded,andexcitable.Theyhavesuperb
intellectsandgreatpersonalmagnetism,andrelyonsheerwillpowertogetwhattheywant.Theyareinconsistentandeasilyboredandrequireagreatdealofvarietyin
theirlives.Theyhavegreatflairandcharm,buttheirmanyfacetedpersonalitiesalongwiththeirprofusionofthoughtsandfeelingscanmakethemextremelyvolatile.
Theycanbeskillfulnegotiatorsandproblemsolvers,althoughtheyarecapableofbeingveryargumentative.

TheEarthHorse1918,1978,2038

TheseHorsesareslowerandprecise,pronetobemorelogicalandlessdecisive,butalsohavehappyandcongenialdispositions.Earthmakesthemlessabruptand
restless,abletoconsiderallsidesofaquestionbeforetheyact.Theyhavegoodnosesforinvestmentsandaremorethanabletobringdyingbusinessesbacktolife.
Theirinnateequinecapriciousnesscanmanifestitselfovertrivialthings,andtheycanhavetroublemakinguptheirmindstheycandriveawaiterinarestaurantmad.

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InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

AnaffectionateandcompanionableHorse,imbuedwiththeRat'stalkativecharmandsentimentalism,whoisverygoodatacquiringanddealingwithmoney.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

Amoreserious,reliable,andconsistentHorse,whoislessruledbyhisorherpassionsandnotsoinclinedtofalldeliriouslyinloveonthespurofthemoment.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Alacrityandskillareexpertlycombinedwithderringdo.TheTigerisfearlessalthoughsuspicious,andtheHorsereliesonitsuncannyintuitionandabilitytoimprovise.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

Amoderate,genteel,anddebonairHorse.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Agallopingstallionwhocan'tstoprunning.Anaturalbornwinnerwithavolatiletemperandatendencytooverreacttoeverything.

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TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

TheSnakelendswisdomanddiscernmenttotheHorse,makingitmovemoreslowlybutwithagreaterassuranceofsuccess.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Ahighlyenergeticbutgracefulanimalbutwithaskittishnature,possiblyselfcentered,conceited,andcapricious.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

TheSheeptamestheHorse,makingitalittlemoreconsiderateandharmoniouswithoutquellingitsfire.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Apowerfulcombinationofagility,swiftness,andguile.Fastmoversandfasttalkers,thisHorsewillbedifficulttocatchorpindown.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

AhighlyperceptiveHorsewitharadiantdisposition,blessedbytheRooster'sdauntlessoutlookonthelife.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

Amorereliable,faithful,andhonestHorse,whoisatthesametimepronetobeimpatient,critical,andeasilyagitated.

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TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

TheBoarmakestheHorsemoresteadfastandcooperativeand,attimes,perhapsalittletooeasygoingandcomplacent.

TheHorse'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Anunsteadyandunsettlingtime,inwhichHorsesarebesetbyworriesthattrytheirpatienceandcausetheirhealthtosuffer.Problems,though,arenotasbadasthey
atfirstseem,andthedamageisnotnearlyasgreatasexpected.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

TheHorsewillexperiencedifficultieswithassociatesandfriends,whiledelaysarecausedbyunforeseenobstacles.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Aprosperousyear,inwhichplansareeasilyrealizedandrecognitionandadvancementbringmuchhappiness.However,Horsesmustbecareful,astheyare
susceptibletocontagiousdiseases.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Amoderateyearwithnoseriousproblemsbutwiththepossibilityofachangeofresidenceoralongjourney.

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TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Aluckyyearmarkedbyunexpectedgains.Horsesmustbewaryoffreakaccidentsandtherecouldbesomesadnews,butnothingthatwillaffectthempersonally.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Goodnewsathome,butminorproblemsatworkcouldhamperprogress.Theycouldtendtobeeasilyupsetandshouldtrytoremaincalm.

TheYearoftheDog2006

AgoodyearforHorsesinacademicorcareerterms,althoughtheymayfacealawsuitorsufferfromthedepartureofalovedone.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Horsescouldsucceedacademicallyoracquireamuchsoughtafterjoborposition.Alovedonemaydepart,oralawsuitinvolvingthefamilymayarise.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Adifficultyearmarkedbymoneytroublesandunhappyromanticentanglements.Horsesmustbecarefultoavoidconfrontations,especiallywiththelaw,andrefrain
fromlendingorborrowingmoney.

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TheYearoftheOx2009

Horseswillhavetoworkhardthisyeartoachievetheirgoals,buttheywillbeincontrolandsomefinancialgainsareforeseen.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Horseswillentertainalotandaccrueadditionalexpenses.Disputesorseveredrelationshipsarepossibleasaresultoflosingtheirtempers.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Thisisaluckyyearfinancially,andHorsescanexpectgoodnewsornewmembersaddedtotheirfamilies.Theywillencounterfewproblemsorobstacles.

SomeFamousHorses

NeilArmstrong,PearlBailey,EllenBarkin,IngmarBergman,LeonardBernstein,LeonidBrezhnev,MichaelCrichton,SeanConnery,JamesDean,LesleyAnne
Down,RobertDuvall,ClintEastwood,RobertEvans,ChrisEvert,HarrisonFord,JerryGoldsmith,BillyGraham,UlyssesS.Grant,GeneHackman,RitaHayworth,
PattyHearst,WernerHerzog,WilliamHolden,JohnHuston,JamesEarlJones,GenghisKhan,PaulMcCartney,AgnesMoorehead,AlbertoMoravia,Otto
Preminger,

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Rembrandt,TheodoreRoosevelt,RobertoRosselini,AnwarSadat,MartinScorsese,SterlingSilliphant,AleksandrSolzhenistyn,RobertStack,JosephvonSternberg,
BarbraStreisand,RaquelWelch,AnnaMayWong,VivienWu.

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Eight
TheSheep

ChineseName:Yang
Direction:SouthSouthwest
FixedElement:Fire
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Cancer
Color:Lightgreen
Flower:Narcissus
Fragrance:Appleblossom
Tree:Dogwood
Birthstone:Sapphire
LuckyNumber:12
YearsoftheSheep:1955,1967,1979,1991,2003,2015

TheYearoftheSheep

Acalmyear,inwhichthingsprogressslowlybutsteadily.TheSheep'sloveofharmonypromotespeacefulcoexistence.Duringthisyear,peoplewillbemore
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andcaringtowardfamilyandlovedones.CreativeventuresandtheartswillflourishundertheSheep'sinfluence.Ontheotherhand,peoplecanbecomeoversensitive
andnervousaboutminorproblemsandeasilydiscouragedandhypercritical.

TheSheepPersonality

TheSheepisnature'sspecialchild,uponwhomfortunesmiles,butitisalsoagrazingcreatureverymuchinneedofawatchfulandprotectiveshepherd.

TheSheepisthemostfemininesignoftheChinesezodiac,andisknownforitsgentleandcompassionateways.Sheepareextremelysympatheticandunderstanding,
andgenerouswiththeirtimeandmoney.Unlessinfluencedbyamoreaggressiveanimalrulingthetimeofbirth,theyarelikelytobemildmanneredandevenshy.But
theirmettleisnottobeunderestimated.Beneaththatsubduedexteriorliesaninnerdeterminationandquietresolve,andtheycanrespondpassionatelyandfirmlywhen
threatenedorarebentonachievingsomegoal.Attheirpositivebest,theyarerighteous,sincere,artistic,fashionable,andhighlycreative.Attheirworst,theycanbe
intenselyemotionalanddarklypessimistic.

TheChinesebelievethatSheepareblessedbygoodfortunebecauseoftheirloveofpeace,innatekindness,andpurityofheart.Theirsistheeighthsign,thenumberof
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comfortinChinesenumerology.ThusSheepwillalwayshavethethreeessentialsinlifefood,clothing,andshelterandtheywillalwaysfindpeopletoassistthem.
Otherscareforthemagreatdeal,andtheyhavefantasticluck.Thingssimplyseemtocometotheminheritancesfromrelatives,expensivegiftsfromadmirers,the
patronageandsupportofrichandpowerfulpeople.LiketheirfriendtheRabbit,theyknowhowtoingratiatethemselvestopeopleandaremastersofthesoftsell.
Theyhavegreatpassiveenduranceandarealwaysabletoobtainwhattheywantwithoutforce.Theyalsoknowhowtoplacateorevadetheirenemiesorrallyothers
tocometotheirdefense.

Inspiteofalltheirluck,Sheeparefundamentallyworryingpessimistsliabletopredicttheworst.Misfortunecanaffectthemdeeply.Theyalsofinditveryhardtodeny
themselvesanythingandtendtolivebeyondtheirmeansandhavedifficultyhandlingfinances.Theyhaveexpensivetastesandaninclinationtooverspend.Theycanbe
vagueandindecisivetoavoidconflict,andmaybecriticizedforfailingtotakeafirmstand.Theirobliqueapproachandindirectspeechcanbeinfuriating,andtheyare
pronetoselfpityandbehighlytheatricalabouttheirwoes.Theirmoodsaremanyandvaried,andtheycanfinditimpossibletobeobjective.

Sheepcravelove,attention,andapproval.Appreciationoftheirtalentswillmakethemblossomspectacularly,andtheycanbehighlycreative.Theyunderstandand
appreciatebeautyandhavediscriminatingtastesandadiscerningeye.

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ThefemaleSheepisextremelyfeminineanddecidedlycoquettisharealdamselorSouthernbelleandisveryconcernedwithbothhercostumingandpersonal
hygiene.Sheisthemistressoffemininepersuasion,subtlytwistingarmsinthemostengaging,flirtatious,andcajolingmannerwhilefeigningfragilityandvulnerability.
Shewillopenlyshowherfavoritismtothoseshedeemsasspecialandsimplyignoretheunworthyorunacceptable.

Sheepneedstrongandloyalpartnerstosupportthem.TheoptimisticTiger,Horse,andBoarwillreadilycomplementthemandmakethebestunions.Rabbit,Dragon,
Snake,Rooster,oranotherSheepwillmakegoodsecondarymatches.TheSheepwillbeabletofindharmonywithanyofthem.

TheRatwilldisapproveoftheSheep'sextravagantwaysandlackofselfdenial,andtheSheepwillnotfindanysympathyfromthesternandunyieldingOxorthe
practical,nononsenseDog.

Sheepchildrenarelovablelittlelambswhowillbethoroughlypettedandspoiled.Highlysensitive,theyshowartisticinclinationsatanearlyageandareloversof
beauty,music,andpoetry.Theycanbeextremelydependentandneedful,andfindithardtodoanythingfororbythemselves.Theyhatebeingcriticizedorteased,
andrequireloadsofsympathyandunderstandingwhentheirfeelingsarehurt.Theycanwithdrawintoamagicalworldoftheirowntoinsulatethemselvesfromthe
crueltiesoftheworldaroundthem,andcanharbormorbidfearsthatattimescanevenmakethemill.Atschooloratplaythey

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seekoutmoredominantchildrentoprotectthem.Home,security,andcomfortareveryimportanttothem.Theywillalsobeextremelykindandcompassionateabout
thesufferingofothers,includinganimals,andtheiraffectionsandgenerosityareboundlesstothosetheylove.

TheFiveTypesofSheep

MetalSheep1931,1991

TheseSheephavegreatfaithintheirownabilitiesandahighdegreeofselfworththatenablesthemtoputupabravefronttomasktheiracutesensitivityand
vulnerableego.Theyseekbeautyinallitsformsandareveryconcernedwithbalanceandharmonyintheirdailylives.Domesticandfinancialsecurityareextremely
importanttothem.Theycanfindtheiremotionshardtocontain,andarecapableofbeingpossessive,jealous,andoverlyprotectiveofthosetheylove.

WaterSheep1943,2003

TheseveryappealingandpopularSheephavemanysupportersandadmirerstheyarealsoinnatelyopportunistic.Theyseekoutpeopletheycandependonandoften
takethepathofleastresistance.Meekandimpressionable,theywillabidebythemajorityruleorthosewhohaveapowerfulinfluenceoverthem.

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Theymixwellwithpeopleandreadilyabsorbtheideasofothers,butarefearfulofchangeandprefertoclingtowhattheyknow.Theyhaveatendencytofeel
rejectedandpersecutedwhenthingsdonotgotheirway.

WoodSheep1955,2015

Leisurely,goodhumored,thoughtful,andcompassionateSheepwithhighmoralprincipleswhocanbeoverwhelmedbythemisfortunesofothers.Asaresult,theyare
inclinedtotheperformanceofgooddeedsandactsofkindness.Theyhavecompletetrustinthosetheybelievein,aresentimental,andstrivetoplease.Moneyseems
toalwayscometothemfromunexpectedsources.Theycapitulatetooeasilywhenchallenged,inthenameofkeepingthepeace.

FireSheep1907,1967,2027

TheseenergeticandaggressiveSheepcanbeforthrightandoutspokenwhenchallengedoroffended.TheyaremorecourageousthanmostSheepaboutfollowingtheir
hunches,andwilltaketheinitiative.Theyhaveanalluringpersonalgraceandagreatabilitytodramatizeratherthaninvent,makingthemexpertpeddlersofideas
suchasmovieproducersandagentsemphasizingstrongpointsandglossingoverweaknesses.Theiremotionalism,though,canmakethemappearirrational.They
liketoentertainlavishlyandcanoverextendtheirfinances.Whennegative,theycansuccumbtowishfulthinkingand

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grandiosedreamswithoutacknowledgingthebenefitstheyhavealreadyaccumulated.

EarthSheep1919,1979

TheseoptimisticandselfreliantSheepliketomaintainadegreeofindependenceinspiteoftheirstrongemotionalattachments.Earthmakesthemconservative,
cautious,responsible,andhardworking,although,asSheep,theywillstillfinditdifficulttodenythemselvestheluxuriestheyregardasbarenecessities.Theywillgo
outoftheirwaytohelpfriendsinneedandcanbecomeoverlydefensiveandevenneuroticwhencriticized.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

Acraftyopportunistwithanemotionalandselfindulgentdisposition,whileatthesametimesteadyanddependable.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AreliableandconservativeSheepimbuedwithsomeoftheOx'ssturdinessandauthority.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

AtemperamentalandvolatileSheeptheTiger'simpetuositycombineswiththeSheep'sfancifulandingratiatingways.

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TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

AnunobtrusivebutcunningSheep.Heorshewillfeigngenerosityandconcern,butdonotcountonthemforanythingthatinvolvespersonalsacrificeorinconvenience.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

ThesedeterminedSheeparedrivenbythecourageoftheirconvictionsandhaveagreatneedforadulationandrespect.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

Selfassured,competent,secretive,andclearheadedSheepwhocanmakeuptheirownmindsandkeeptheirthoughtsandfeelingstothemselves.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

AnenergeticandflamboyantSheep,withatasteforthegoodlife,whowillmakemoneyinordertospendit.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

AselfassuredSheepwhoismorelikelytotakedecisiveaction,andwhohastheMonkey'shumorousandpositiveoutlook.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Sheepbrimmingwithideasthatnevermaterializewhoneedotherstoputtheirtalentstouse.

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TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

AmorerationalandsensibleSheepwhoisabletocopewithrealityandlessinclinedtoselfpityormoroseness.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

SympatheticSheepwhoarealwaystherewhenyouneedthemandexpectthesameinreturn.

TheSheep'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

AlthoughSheepareinvolvedinnumerousdisputes,theyfacenomajorbattlesordisastersandwillemergerelativelyunscathed.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

AyearinwhichSheepattainprestigeandpopularity.Theyarelikelytotravelandseetheirfinancesincrease,althoughsomebadnewsmaytemporarilydelaytheir
progress.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Aprosperousyear,withnomajorproblemsathomeoratwork.Sheepmaysufferfromaminorillnessorinfection.

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TheYearoftheSheep2003

Surprisinglyenough,thisisnotaparticularlygoodyear.ProblemsandcomplicationsmiretheSheep'splansanddepletetheirresources.Ayeartobepracticaland
relinquishanygreatexpectations.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Abusyandrewardingyearofrecognition,promotion,andpersonalfulfillment.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

AyearmarkedbyentertainingandexpensesthattaxtheSheep'sbankaccountandcausedomesticdisputesandconflict.Atimetobecarefulwithfinances.

TheYearoftheDog2006

Adistressingtime,inwhichSheephavetocopewithdebtsandromanticorfamilytroubles.Theyshouldtrytobeoptimisticandconservativeintheirbehavior.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

AyearofrecoveryaftertheattacksandwoundsoftheDogyear.TheSheep'ssituationmaystillbesomewhattenuousorunstable.Theywill,however,gainaccessto
fundsthatwerepreviouslywithheldorunattainable.

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TheYearoftheRat2008

Averygoodyear,inwhichgainsareforeseenfromunlikelysourcessuchasgambling.Successinbusinessandromance.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Adifficultyear,markedbyfinancialtroubles,quarrels,andmisunderstandings.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Sheepwillhavetoworkhardthisyeartokeepupwiththecompetition.Newandbeneficialcontactsareindicated,alongwithsometroublewithrelatives.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Sheepmakegainsfinanciallyandatworkbutmayexperienceanupheavalathomehealthproblemsmaybecausedbyaccidentalinjuries.Overallgainsoutweigh
losses.

SomeFamousSheep

IsabelleAdjani,MuhammadAli,MigueldeCervantes,RobertDeNiro,JohnDenver,DinoDeLaurentis,CatherineDeneuve,AngieDickinson,BobbyFisher,Jennifer
Jones,Michelangelo,JamesMichener,RitaMoreno,LeonardNimoy,SirLaurenceOlivier,BarbaraStanwyck,RudolphValentino,GeorgeWallace,AndyWarhol,
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Nine
TheMonkey

ChineseName:Hu
Direction:WestSouthwest
FixedElement:Metal
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Leo
Color:Yellow
Flower:Dandelion
Fragrance:Jasmine
Tree:Sycamore
Birthstone:Tigereye
LuckyNumber:10
YearsoftheMonkey:1956,1968,1980,1992,2004,2016

TheYearoftheMonkey

Anextremelyprogressiveandoptimisticyearofgambling,improvisation,innovation,andinvention,inwhichnothingseemsimpossible.''Thegame'safoot!"isthe
enthusiasticcrythatresoundsthroughouttheyear.Politics,diplomacy,business,

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andfinanceareallengagedinhighstakesgamesofchanceinwhichtheplayerstrytooutsmartandoutbluffeachother.Withalltheexcitementandactivity,itwillbe
hardtoknowwhoiswinning.Stockswillsoarinafrenzyofspeculationandcompetition,andthosewhoarequickandalertareboundtoreaphugedividends.Thisis
notayearforthetimidorslowwitted,astheshrewdandcunninglyplayfulTrickmasterMonkeyseestoitthatthewinnersfindthemselveslaughingallthewaytothe
bank.

TheMonkeyPersonality

InthepopularChineseclassic,JourneytotheWest,SunHuTzu,theMonkeyKing,representshumanfailingsthatcanberedeemed.TheMonkeyisacreature
giftedwithhumanintelligencealongwithman'scapacityfortrickeryanddeceit.

Monkeysarewarm,buoyant,andspontaneous,oftenwithradiantsmilesandhumorousandmischievoustwinklesintheireyes.Youcannothelpbutbedelightedby
theircompany,andtheyareexpertatmakingthemselveslikableandindispensable.Theyarecapableofgreatconcentrationandhardwork,andwiththeirsuperb
intelligence,insightfulness,andremarkableskillstheyarecertainlyagreatassetwhentheyareonyourside.

TheMonkey'sinimitableguileandcharmarelegendaryinChinesefolklore.ThisisthesignnotonlyoftheTricksterand

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improviser,butofthemotivatorandinventor.Withtheirkeeninsight,Monkeysmakeexcellentcritics.Theyareclever,quickwitted,innovative,highlyflexible,and
fastlearners,abletoreadilyabsorbinformationandsolvecomplexproblemswithease.Theycanbeexcellentlinguists.Theyhaveawrysenseofhumorandakeen
senseoflife'sironiesandcontradictions.

Monkeyshavelivelypersonalitiesandgreatjoiedevivre.Theydelightnotonlyintheworldaroundthem,butunabashedlyintheirownclevernessand
accomplishments,anditiscertainlydifficulttobegrudgethemtheirchildlikejoyinthemselves.Instinctivelybrilliantstrategistswhoaresupremelyconfidentintheir
abilities,theyareundauntedbychallengeinfacttheydelightinitandareliabletobesuccessfulatwhatevertheyundertake.Theyarehighlycompetitiveand
extremelygoodathidingtheirfeelingsandplanningtheirmoves,abletooutmaneuvertheiropponentswithsurefootedgraceandfinesse.Theyrelyonskillandmental
agilityratherthanonbrutestrength.PerhapstheGreekheroOdysseus,renownedforhiscunning,wasaMonkey.Intheirpursuitofmoney,success,andpower,their
prowessisunmatchable,andtheyareforeveralerttoeveryopportunity,whichthey'llinstantlyrecognizeinstantlynomatterhowwellitishidden.

NeverlietoaMonkey.Mastercharlatansthemselves,theywillseethroughyoustraightaway.Oddlyenough,theyholdtruthandobjectivityinhighregard.Monkeys
areimmenselysociablecreatures,withanunshakablebeliefinthemselves,and

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theywilltakegreatcaretodisplaygoodmanners,politeness,andquietdignityinordertoingratiatethemselvestothosearoundthem.

Whennegative,theycanbeextremelyvain,selfish,andegotistical,withtoohighanopinionofthemselves,utterlyselfabsorbed,andtotallyconvincedthattheyare
smarterandwiserthaneverybodyelse.Theycanbeactuallytoosmartfortheirowngood.Theydonothaveenoughrespectforothers,nordotheyvaluetheir
conquests.BecauseeverythingappearstocometoMonkeyseasilyandeffortlessly,theycanhaveaninflatedsenseoftheirownentitlement,takepeopleforgranted,
andloseinterestquickly.Theycanalsobemercenaryintheiroutlookandbehaviorandaremastersofrevenge.

Theirwilywaysandcleverpersonalitiescanmakeotherssuspectthemandnotcompletelytrustthem,andtheyareoftenmisjudgedorfalselyaccused.

Admonitions,accusations,reprimands,andinsultsareallsimplywateroffaduck'sbacktotheMonkey.Theywilleitherignorethemorfindthemhighlyamusing,the
productofothers'foibles,lackofinsight,orspitefuljealousyoftheirtalentsandwelldeservedgoodfortune.Thisdoesnotmeanthattheyrefusetoacceptcriticism.
Oncethey'vehadtimetothinkaboutittheywilldotheirbesttorectifythesituationonlydon'taskthemtolosefacebyadmittingtoanyofit.Monkeysarealways
strivingtoimprovethemselves,andifthingsarebadtheyknowthattheycanalwaysmakethembetter.Theydohaveconsciences

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andcanbehitwithsuddenboutsofcharityandgenerosityinthenameofatonement.

Monkeysareintellectualswithacutememoriesandinsatiablecuriosity.Noproblemistoogreatforthem,andifnosolutionisreadilyapparent,theywillinventone.If
thatdoesn'twork,theywillsimplymoveon.Theirgeniusisnotonlyinventivebutpractical,andyouwon'tfindthemwastingtheirtimeonlosingpropositionsorinfutile
struggles.Theyareatheartrealistsandmastersofselfpreservation,whowillnothesitatetotaketheeasiestwayoutofanunfavorablesituation.Whencorneredor
trapped,theyresorttounscrupulousmeanstoescape.

Thoughtheybynomeanslackcredibility,oneoftheMonkey'smainshortcomingsisthattheycanyieldtooeasilytotemptationwhiledevisingmeansandinventing
argumentstojustifytheiractions.

ThefemaleMonkeyisoftenalively,stimulating,andcaptivatingbeautywhoisafashionabledresserandquitevainaboutherhair.Sheischeerful,selfassured,
efficient,resourceful,andindependent,alwayscapableoftakingtheinitiativeandactingonherownbehalf.Sheishighlyobservantandcalculating,andcanbequitethe
snoopbutisveryguardedaboutherownpersonalaffairs.Youwon'tfindhergivinginformationawayforfree.Sheisverycompetitiveanddrivenbyincentives,and
willworkhardwhensheseesreasonenoughtodoso.TheMonkeywomanoftenhasverysensitiveskin,andshecanbruiseeasilyorcanbreakoutinarashwhenshe
usestoomuchmakeup.She

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choosesherwordscarefullyandisveryadeptatgettingherway.Sheisasuperbjudgeofcharacter,andcanbequitesnobbishandcritical.

TheMonkeywillmakethebestofallpossibleunionswiththeDragon.TheDragonwillbedrawntotheMonkey'ssparkleandsuperiorwit,whiletheMonkeywillbe
attractedtotheDragon'smajestyandambition.Thesetwowillneverbeboredwitheachother,andtherewillbemutualloveandrespect.TheRatlikewisewillseek
outtheMonkeyforitsingenuity,andthetwowillshareastrongaffinity.Ox,Rabbit,Horse,Sheep,Rooster,Dog,andBoarwillallmakegoodsecondarymatches.
TwoMonkeyscouldgetalongfairlywelliftheyarenottooenviousandcompetitivewitheachotherandcanlearntoworktogether.

TheTigerandtheMonkeywillexperiencesevereclashesofpersonality,andtheSnake,withitsownbrandofwisdom,willbeforeversuspiciousoftheMonkey.

Monkeychildrenarejovial,mischievous,curious,andverycompetitive.Thereareconstantlydriventoimprovethemselves,andpridethemselvesontheirabilityto
acquireknowledgeandlearnnewskills.Theykeepthemselvesbusywithcountlessactivities,andcantakeonseveralsubjectsatonceandmasterthemall.Ambitious
andconniving,theyhaveaselfishstreak.Nevercontentwithwhattheyhave,theywillregardthepossessionsofotherswithacovetouseye,whileatthesametime
refusingtosharewhatistheirs.Whentheydoshare,they

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carefullyweighwhattheyaregettingbackinreturn.Theyareoblivioustoanyrulesorrestrictionsplaceduponthem,butitisvirtuallyimpossibletobeangryforvery
longwiththeseclever,charming,resourceful,andbrighteyedlittleimps.

TheFiveTypesofMonkeys

MetalMonkey1920,1980

TheseMonkeysareverystrongwilled,constant,andindependent,andaredrivenbytheirneedforfinancialsecurity.Hardworkingandverypractical,theywillprefer
toruntheirownbusinesses,holdontotheirsavings,andmakewiseinvestments.Theyhavelivelydispositionsandpassionateandwarmnatures,andareardentand
demonstrativeinlove.Positiveandveryconvincing,theycansellthemselvestoalmostanyone.Whennegative,theycanbeexceedinglyvain,proud,andselfcentered.

WaterMonkey1932,1992

WaterimbuestheseMonkeyswithagreatersenseofpurposeandcooperation,andtheyareabletomotivateotherswiththeirflairandoriginality.Bothproficientand
patientinthepursuitoftheirgoals,theyunderstandtheartofcompromiseandknowhowtoworkaroundobstaclesratherthanwastetime

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andenergytryingtoovercomethem.Theyarealwaysabletopresentthingsinthebestpossiblelight,andasaresulttheirideasmeetwithlittleresistance.Theyhave
secretivebutkindnatures,butarealsolikelytobemoreeasilyoffendedthanMonkeysofotherelements.Whennegative,theycanbeindecisive,evasive,anderratic.

WoodMonkey1994,2004

ThesearerestlessMonkeyswithpioneeringspirits,whoarealwaysonthelookoutforgreenerpastures.Theyleapatnewchallengesanddonottakesetbackslightly.
Theymaintainhighstandardsandareconstantlysearchingforanswersandstrivingtoelevatethemselvesabovetheirpresentsituations.Theyarehighlyintuitiveand
keenlyawareofeverythingthatisgoingonaroundthem,withuncannyabilitytoforeseethecourseevents.Orderedandresourceful,theyarerarelygivento
exaggerationorspeculation.

FireMonkey1956,2016

ThesearethemostforcefulofalltheMonkeys.Selfassuredanddetermined,FireMonkeysareexpressiveandtruthfulwiththeiremotionsandhaveakeeninterestin
theoppositesex.Theyhavegreatvitalityandfertileimaginations.Theyareultracompetitiveandveryambitiousandwillstrivetobethetopintheirprofessions.They
canalsobeexceedinglyjealousandsuspiciousthatothersaredeceivingthem.Theyareluckyinspecula

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tiveventuresandrelishpowerandcontrol.Whennegative,theycanbestubborn,opinionated,andveryargumentative.

EarthMonkey1908,1968,2028

AreliableMonkeywithawarmbutcalmandcollectednature.EarthMonkeysvaluetheirintegrityandarehonestandstraightforward.Theyarelikelytobewellread
intellectualsoracademicallyinclined.Theyaregenuinelykindandlovingtothosetheycareforandgiventoperformingselflessactsofcharity.Theyareconscientious
andcapableofachievingdistinctionasaresultoftheirthoroughnessanddevotiontoduty.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

ThiseffervescentandcharmingMonkeysavorslife'scornucopiawhilehangingontohisorhermoney.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AmorerigidandstraightlacedMonkeywhoislessinclinedtotrickeryandcajolery.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Anexuberant,selfconfident,andimpulsiveMonkeywhoiswaryofothersandunwillingtotakeadviceoracceptdefeat.

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TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

AlessmischievousandfarmorecautiousandrestrainedtypeofMonkey,whoishighlyintuitiveindealingwithandassessingothers,oftenuncannilyso.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Highlyambitiousanddriven,thisMonkeytakesonmorethanheorshecanhandle.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

AnelusiveandsecretiveMonkeywhoisamasterescapeartist,giftedwithapenetratingintellectandalmostpsychicpowers.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Thishighlycapriciousindividuallacksperseveranceandtrustworthinessandplaysentirelybyhisorherownrules.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

Aromanticdreamerwithanacquiescentnature,butalsoconnivingandopportunistic.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

The"double"or"pure"Monkeywillbesupremelyoptimistic,charming,convivialandveryquickonhisorherfeet.TheultimateTricksters,theycangetawaywith
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TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Thisadventurous,colorful,andunconventionalindividualisquitecapableofrealizinghighaspirations.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

AMonkeywhoisemotionallydetached,butwithawryandsatiricalsenseofhumorcoupledwithastrongsenseofreality.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

ThisfarlesssecretiveordeceitfulMonkeycanbereliedontokeephisorherwordandupholdtheirendofthedeal.

TheMonkey'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Troublesandunsettleddifferencescouldbeasourceofdistractionthisyear.Monkeysmayhavetospendtheirownmoneytoimplementtheirplans.Gainsaremadein
knowledgeortechnicalskillsthatcanbeputtolateruse.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

Monkeysreceiveassistanceandsupportfromfriendsandsuperiors.Goodtimesareindicated,althoughtherecouldbesome

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domesticdisputes.Monkeysshouldavoidconfrontationsatallcosts.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Monkeysarebesetbyfrustrationsandworriesthisyear,buttheirproblemswillworkthemselvesoutiftheyareacquiescentandremaincalmandlowertheir
expectations.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Abusyyearinwhichmoneyiseasilymade,althoughMonkeysarefacedwithunforeseenexpenses.Theywillbenefitfrommeetingnewandpowerfulpeopleandwill
havetotravelorentertainmorethanusual.Someminorillnessordomesticunhappinessisindicated.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Anexcellentyear,inwhichMonkeyswillmakefantasticprogress.Achievement,recognition,andhappinessareallindicated.Withallthisexcitementandoptimism,
Monkeysmustbecarefulnottooverexertthemselves.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Astableandmoderateyear,inwhichMonkeyswillhavetheresourcestheyneedtopushtheirplansthrough.Homelifecouldbeneglectedduetotoomany
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becarefulnottooverextendthemselvesorunderestimatetheopposition.

TheYearoftheDog2006

Adifficultyear,markedbydisappointments.Peoplebreaktheirpromisesandplansgoaskew.Monkeycouldsufferlossesintheirinvestmentsandshouldnotlend
money.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Monkeyswillbefacedwithbusinessdisputesandfinancialorlegaltroubles.Problemswillbesolvedbutonlyaftermuchcompromising.Monkeyswillhavetomake
somedifficultconcessionsandeventoleratetheinsultsofenemies.Thisisayearinwhichtheyshouldtrustnoone,includingtheirbestfriends.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Aluckyandprosperousyear,inwhichmoneycomesfromunexpectedsourcesandnewmembersareaddedtotheMonkey'sfamily.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Pleasuresandprofitsarelimitedthisyear,andthelossofsomepersonalbelongingsisindicated.Familyliferunssmoothly,buttheMonkeymaybeforcedtotravelor
sufferfromsomechronicillness.

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TheYearoftheTiger2010

TheMonkeyisveryvulnerablethisyearandmaybeforcedtoflee,travel,orborrowmoney.Ayeartolielowandwait.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Agoodyear,astranquillityisrestoredathomeandatworkandnewopportunitiespresentthemselves.TheMonkeyreceiveshelpfromunlikelysources,although
gainswillbemodest.

SomeFamousMonkeys

MiltonBerle,JacquelineBisset,MontgomeryClift,BetteDavis,CharlesDickens,MichaelDouglas,FredericoFellini,PaulGauguin,MelGibson,RexHarrison,Mick
Jagger,LyndonJohnson,EdwardKennedy,DavidLean,LeonardodaVinci,WalterMatthau,ToshiroMifune,JohnMilton,MaureenO'Hara,PeterO'Toole,Valerie
Perrine,NelsonRockefeller,EleanorRoosevelt,OmarSharif,JamesStewart,GeneTierney,FrancoisTruffaut,HarryTruman,BaiYang,AndrewYoung.

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Ten
TheRooster

ChineseName:Ji
Direction:West
FixedElement:Metal
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Virgo
Color:Violet
Flower:Chrysanthemum
Fragrance:Myrrh
Tree:Oak
Birthstone:Topaz
LuckyNumber:6
YearsoftheRooster:1957,1969,1981,1993,2005,2017

TheYearoftheRooster

Abuoyantandoptimisticyear,butalsoprecariouslybalanced,forthecolorfulRoosterispronetononsensicalschemesandtoflauntingitsauthority,whichcansetoff
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endlessnumberofpettydisputes.Peopletendtobeostentatiousandselfconsciousabouttheirimageanddissensionanddebatesonallfrontscomeaboutasaresult
oftheRooster'sproclivityforargument.Thereismuchloudtalkfortalk'ssakethatseemstogonowhere,andpeoplearepronetotakeoffenseatthesmallestslight.
Simplethingsaremadetoappearcomplicated,andpeoplefindthemselvesexpendingmaximumeffortforminimumreturn.However,therearenorealconfrontations
ordamagedone.Thisisayeartobepracticalandconservativeandrefrainfromspeculativeventures,thenwewillgetbywithoutrealhardship.

TheRoosterPersonality

Quixoticandeccentric,theRoosterispossiblythemostmisunderstoodsignoftheChinesezodiac.Outwardlycolorfulandselfassured,theyareathearttraditional
andconservative.TheRoosterborn,especiallythemen,willtendtobeattractiveandoftendashinglyhandsome.Roostersstrutaboutwithpreeningdignity,andeven
theshyestofthisgroupcanbedistinguishedbytheirfinefeathersandregalbearing.TherearetwodistincttypesofRooster:thosewhoareextremelytalkativeand
thosewhoaresolemn,withdrawn,andobservant.AllRoostersareneat,upright,decisive,organized,alert,andverydirect.Theylovetoargueanddebate,andcanbe
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anappallinglackofdiscretionandlittleregardforthefeelingsofothers.Theycanalsobecompletelyblindtotheirownfaults,andwhencriticizedbyothersareunable
totaketheirownmedicine.

Adeptatexpressingthemselvesinbothspeechandwriting,Roosterslovetoshowhowknowledgeabletheyareandrecounttheiradventuresandaccomplishments.If
youjoinoneoftheminadebate,bepreparedforalongargumentthatmayleaveyouexhausted.Foralltheirbraggadocio,however,Roostersarenotnearlyasself
assuredastheyappear.Theyareconstantlyinneedofaffirmationandarethereforehighlysusceptibletoflatteryandtheirowndelusionsofgrandeur.Whennegative,
theycanbeegoistic,vain,harshlyopinionated,andabrasive.

Theyareveryadroitathandlingmoneyandarenaturalexpertsinaccounting,budgeting,andorganization.Ifowedmoney,Roosterswillcollect.Infact,Roostersare
mastersofefficiencywholovetakingondifficultassignmentsanddemonstratingtheirexpertise.

AllRoostersareperfectionistsandtirelessworkers.Theyhaveakeeneyefordetail,butarealsopronetointellectualortheoreticalflightsoffancythatmaketheir
ideassimplyinapplicableinanyrealorhumanterms.Theirdreamsareoftenfarfetchedandoverambitious,and,asaresult,theyareboundtoexperiencemany
disappointmentsinlife.Theymustlearntocomedowntoearthandrealizethatitisnottheircockcrowthatmakesthesunrise.Theyare,however,extremelybrave
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dauntlessunderduress,sincereintheirdesiretohelpothers,andgenerallywellmeaningintheirendeavors.

ARoosterbornatdawnwillbetheloudestandmosttalkativeofthelot,whilethosebornatnightaretheexactoppositeserious,selfcontained,evenwithdrawnand
uncommunicative.

Roosterslovetoattractattention.Theywilldresssharplyandhaveatendencytooverdecoratetheirhomesoroffices.Theyareextremelyimpressedbymedals,
awards,andhonorarytitlesofallkinds,andwilldotheirbesttocollectsomeoftheirown.Meticulousandcompetent,withstrongadministrativeabilities,anatural
passionforwork,andadrivingwilltosucceed,mostRoosterswillbesuccessfulearlyinlife.Optimisticanddauntless,theywillneverchangetheircourseofaction
oncetheyhavesetthemselvesuponit,nomatterwhatpeoplesayoreveniftheyareinrealitychargingwindmills.LikeDonQuixote,theyinsistondreamingthe
impossibledream.Ironicallyenough,someoftheirgrandioseschemesdoworkout,andmanymillionairesarebornintheYearoftheRooster.Roostersarealways
abletofindmoney,ofteninthemostcommonormundaneplaces.AccordingtoaChinesesaying,''Chickenscanalwaysfindfood,eveninthehardestground."

ThefemaleRooster,orHen,willtendtobemoredowntoearthandfarlesspretentiousandambitiousthanhermalecounterpart.Sheisalsomoreadaptableandfares
farbetterinsocialsituations.Sheisextremelyefficientandhardworkingandhasatremendousamountofenergy.Routineappealstoher,and

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sheishighlycapableandproductive.Dutifulandcareful,shecouldexcelinanyworkrequiringconcentrationandprecision,aswellasmakingapatientandthorough
teacher,awatchfulandprotectivemother,oranattentiveandsolicitouswife.Preciseandorderly,withanarsenalofremediesforeveryillnessandadetailedlistof
thingstodo,shecanbehelpfulandnurturingtotheextreme,withatendencytoharponissueswhileremindingyouwhatisnextonherbusyschedule.Thisisbecause
shecaresandistheretohelp.Shetakesherresponsibilitiesseriouslyandenjoysthepowerandauthoritythattheyconfer.

RoosterswillmakethebestmatchwiththewiseandvenerableSnakeorthesturdyanddowntoearthOx.TheywillbothlovethebrightnessoftheRooster's
dispositionanddauntlessoutlookonlife.DragonswillfindboththeRooster'sdirectnessandgrandioseschemesverymuchtotheirliking,andwillappreciatethe
Rooster'soutgoingenergyandambition.Tiger,Sheep,Monkey,andBoarmakegoodsecondarymatches.

TheRoosterwillnotfindharmonywiththesensitiveandpeacelovingRabbit,whowillbeutterlyoffendedbytheRooster'sglaringdirectness,lackofdiscretion,and
harshcriticism.TheRatwillfindtheRoosterarrogantandaloof,andthetwowillcomeintodirectconflict.TheDogwilldisapproveofandevenresenttheRooster's
struttingwaysandflightsoffancy.

Roosterchildrenwillbeneatandorderly,intelligentandprecise,goodstudentsandfastlearners.Theirparentswillfindthemverydemanding,butalsodependableand
selfdisciplined.

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Toughandindependent,theyarenotalwayscryingforhelp.Theywillbeamazinglydiscerningcriticsandverystraightforwardandfactualaboutvoicingtheiropinions.
Theirmindsarepureandtheyloathehypocrisy,andwillbethefirsttopointoutanyinconsistenciesorflawsinyourbehavior.Theywillbeastonishedandconfusedif
yougetangryatthem.Theywere,afterall,simplytellingyouthetruth.

TheFiveTypesofRoosters

MetalRooster1921,1981

TheseopinionatedandheadstrongRoostershaveanoverridingneedforrecognitionandfame.Theyarealsoverypracticalandindustriousandcoulddazzleothers
withtheirbrilliantpowersofdeduction.Theymaybeoverlyfastidiousabouttheirpersonalimageandoverlyconcernedwithorderandhygieneintheirenvironment.
Theyaregiftedandhighpoweredorators,inclinedtosimplyshoutdowntheiropponents.Althoughconcernedwithmaterialwealth,theyfindfulfillmentinserviceto
humanityandmaybepassionatelycommittedtoinstitutingsocialreformsforthegoodofall.

WaterRooster1933,1993

AmorereasonabletypeofRoostergiventoclearthinkingandpracticalityandabletorecognizeanimpossiblesituationor

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insurmountableobstacle.Theyhavetremendousenergyandinitiativeandareproficientwritersandspeakers,abletoinspireactioninotherstoexpeditetheirprogress.
Theyareintellectualswithaloveofculture,andtheywillalsohaveverystrongscientificleanings.Whennegativetheycanbeoverlyobsessedwithperfectionand
procedures,makingthembureaucraticandmiredintrivialities.

WoodRooster1945,2005

AmuchlessstubbornandopinionatedRoosterwhoismoreconsiderateofothersandhasawideroutlookonlife.Nonetheless,beingRoosters,theystillhavea
tendencytocomplicatematters,beoverlyregimental,andharshtonguedwhencrossed.Woodmakesthemprogressoriented,andwiththeRooster'svirtuesof
integrityandhonestytheywillbeexcellentperformersinwhatevertheydo.Openmindedandfair,theyarecapableofgivingunselfishlyofthemselvesforthewelfare
ofothers.

FireRooster1957,2017

Extremelyvigorousandhighlymotivated,theseareRoostersofstrongprincipleswhoareutterlysinglemindedintheirpursuitofsuccess.Fanaticalabouttheirbeliefs,
theycanbeinflexibleandhighlytemperamentalandoverdramatic,buttheyaretotallyethicalandprofessionalintheirdealingswithothers.Theyhaveverystrong
managerialandleadershipabilitiesandcouldprojectquiteadynamicandauthoritativepublicimage.

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EarthRooster1909,1969,2029

Theseefficient,analytical,accurate,andprobingRoostersdigdeepforthetruth,arejudiciousabouttheirwork,andareextremelysystematic.Theycancutthrough
thebramblesandgettotheplainandsimplefacts.Theyareundauntedbyresponsibilityandcanbedogmaticandmissionaryintheirzeal.Hardtaskmastersandcritics,
theyaretirelessworkerswhowillreaptherewardsoftheireffortsiftheirgoalsarepractical.

InfluenceoftimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

ARoosterimbuedwiththeRat'scharm,curiosity,andconviviality.Stillargumentativebutwithdecisivelymorepleasantmanners.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AmoredowntoearthRoosterbutharshandheavyhandedwhenputinapositionofauthority.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.Mto5A.M.

Animpulsive,supremelyoverconfident,andattimesincoherentRoosterwhocanbehighlyexcitableandchangeable.

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TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

Quietandefficient,withanelementoftheRabbit'scunning,andlesslikelytobeharshortroublesome.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Afastidious,assertive,andfearlessRoosterwhowillplowthroughtheoppositionandrefusetorelinquishpower.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

AconsiderablymoredetachedandsecretiveRoosterwhomayevenhaveacertainamountofdiscretionwhenitcomestovoicingpersonalopinions.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

AflamboyantandcolorfulbutmorepracticalandagileRoosterwithsharpreflexesandtheabilitytoimplementplansthatcanactuallyreaphighdividends.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

AlessassertiveandegotisticalRoosterwhomayhaveatouchoftheSheep'scoybashfulnessandmorerefinedandconsiderateways.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

Acrafty,alert,andcongenialRoosterwhoispurposefuland

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adeptatmakingdealsanddoesnottakehimorherselfsoseriously.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

A"double"or"pure"Roosterwhosefastidiousness,obsessiveefficiency,andharshcriticismmaybetoomuchformostpeopletotolerate.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

Afairminded,idealistic,andlessopinionatedbutcalculatingRoosterwhocouldbepronetoboutsoferraticorcantankerousbehavior.BoththeRoosterandtheDog
areknownfortheirsharptongues.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

Amoresensual,generous,andunselfishRoosterwhoisincapableofdishonestyandwhowillinsistonhelpingyouwhetheryouwantitornot.

TheRooster'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Aprosperousyearmarkedbygainsandsuccess.Abirthoramarriagewithinthefamilyarehighlyprobable.

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TheYearoftheSnake2001

Nolargemonetarygainsareforeseenthisyear,butRoostersareabletomaintaintheirpositionanddiminishanylossesorexpenses.Thereisthepossibilityofbeingthe
victimoffreakaccidentsormaliciousgossip.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

TheRoosterencountersmanyobstaclesthisyearandwillbeforcedtomakeunwillingcompromises.Althoughtheworkisbesetbyquarrelsanddisputes,thereis
goodnewsregardingfamily.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

TheRoosterreceivesgoodnewsandadvancementincareerandlifeisquieterandmoresettled.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Financialproblems,businessfailure,orpersonalsufferingofsomekindarepossiblethisyear.AyearforRoosterstobecautiousandinvestigateeverythingthoroughly,
astheyarepronetomakeerrorsinjudgment.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

ProblemsaresolvedwitheaseandtheRoostermakesamagnificentcomebackafterthedifficultYearoftheMonkey.

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TheYearoftheDog2006

Althoughgainswillonlymoderatethisyearlosseswillbeminimal.PlansgosmoothlybuttheremaybesomeunhappinessorfrustrationintheRooster'spersonallife.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Roostersareplaguedbyunexpecteddifficulties,hindrances,andsetbacksandtheymustnotbemisledbysocalledgoodnewsortheadviceoffriendsbutbewary
andprudent.

TheYearoftheRat2008

AdifficultyearinwhichmoneyishardtocomebyandtheRoosterfindslittletonoassistancefromfriendsorassociates.Troublesathomeandminorhealthproblems
areindicatedastheRoostermustgoitalonetosolvehisproblems.

TheYearoftheOx2009

AgoodyearinwhichtheRoosterregainslostpowerandreceivesassistancefromfriends.Lossofbloodisindicatedthisyear,andtheRoostermustbecarefulto
avoidinjuryfromsharpobjects.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Afruitfulyearwherebusinessandmoneyareconcerned.ThingsgoaccordingtoplanalthoughtheRoostermayfacesomeworriesortroublesathome.

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TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Roosterscouldlosemoneythisyearastheyarepronetomiscalculations.Thisisnotatimetotryandactindependentlybutseekthesupportandassistanceofothers.

SomeFamousRoosters

AlbertR.Broccoli,GroverCleveland,AlexanderDubcek,PaulGallico,AndreiGromyko,AlexHaley,KatherineHepburn,EltonJohn,EliaKazan,DeborahKerr,
JayneMansfield,YvesMontand,PopePaulIV,JaneRussell,JessicaTandy,PeterUstinov,RachelWard.

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Eleven
TheDog

ChineseName:Gou
Direction:WestNorthwest
FixedElement:Metal
Stem:Positive
WesternSign:Libra
Color:Turquoise
Flower:Calendula
Fragrance:Balsam
Tree:Cherry
Birthstone:Ruby
LuckyNumber:9
YearsoftheDog:1958,1970,1982,1994,2006,2018

TheYearoftheDog

Thisis,inasense,theyearoftheunderdog.LibertyandequalityarestaunchlyadvocatedbytheDog,whosesenseofjusticeandfairplayleadtomajorconfrontations
anddissent,withtheweakerpartiesemergingvictorious.Controversial

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issuesareaddressed,andchangesinstigated.Peoplearelessmaterialisticandmoreidealisticintheiroutlookandpronetoperformingcharitableactsandchampioning
worthycauses.TheDog'sresolutenessbringsaboutclashes,upheavals,andrebellionsagainsttyrannyandoppression,buttheDog'sgoodsenseandlargessealso
ensuresthatpeaceandstabilityarereinstatedoncethenecessaryreformshavebeenmade.

Thiscanbeaworryingyear,butwiththeDogonguardthereisactuallynorealcauseforalarm.TheChinese,though,feartheYearoftheMetalDog,whichissaidto
bringwarandcalamity.

TheDogPersonality

PeoplebornintheYearoftheDogarewarm,idealistic,honest,straightforward,andintelligent,withadeepsenseofloyaltyandapassionforjusticeandfairplay.
Oftentheyprotecttheinterestsofothersmoreavidlythantheirown.Theyareamiable,animated,andunpretentious,andexudeastrongsexualappeal.Egalitarianand
democratic,theywilllistentoreasonandknowhowtogetalongwellwithothersandmeetthemhalfway.Theyhaveanobleandaltruisticcharacterandastrongsense
ofduty.Peopletrustthemandholdtheminhighesteem,makingthemgoodalthoughoftenreluctantleaders.

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OftenDogswillbebornintoagoodfamily.Iftheyaren't,theywillmanagetoelevatetheirstatusinlifewithoutdenyingtheirfamiliesorconcealingtheirorigins.

Dogscanbepronetoboutsoferraticandcantankerousbehaviorinwhichlittlethingsseemtoirritatethemtremendously.Inclinedtopessimismandacertaindegreeof
paranoia,theyexpecttroublewherethereisnoneandcanworryunnecessarily.However,theirpredictionsdooccasionallycometrue,asDogshaveanaturalguardian
instinctforimmediatelyspottingafriendorfoe,thegoodandthebad.Theyalsohaveatendencytocategorizepeopleaccordingtothesedistinctions.IntheDog's
mindtherearenograyareas.Youareeitherwiththemoragainstthem,anallyoranenemy.Theirdecisiontotrustornottrustyouwillbeafinalone.Ifyouareamong
thechosenfew,thenyouareindeedfortunate,astheDogisanimmenselyloyalfriendandallywhowillnothesitatetocometoyouraidordefense.Andasmuchas
theyareloyal,theyexpectthesameinreturn.Besidesinjustice,disloyaltyandcowardicearethethingstheydespisethemost.

Althoughtheycanattimesbepugnaciousandquarrelsome,Dogsrarelyifeverresorttounderhandedmeanstowinafight.Theyfighttheirbattlesintheopen,meeting
theenemyfacetoface.Butgenerallyspeaking,Dogsonlyattackwhenchallengedontheirhomeground.Whilegenuinelywarmandgenerouswiththeirfriends,they
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theydislike.Practicalandveryrealistic,theyarefearlessandoutspokenandcanhavearazorsharptongue.Whennegativetheycanbebelligerent,argumentative,
rigidlyopinionated,andextremelycynicalandcaustic.Ifhurtortakenadvantageof,theycanretaliatefiercelyandwithoutmercy.

ThefemaleDogoftenhasawarmandlastingbeauty.BrigitteBardotandSophiaLorenareexamplesofherglamorousandenduringappeal.Sheformsherfriendships
slowly,gettingtoknowyoualittleatime,soundingyououtwhilesheseesifyoumeetwithherapprovalandpossessthequalitiesshedeemsappropriatetoforma
loyalandlastingfriendship.Shecanbeabruptandimpatientwhencrossed,butonthewholesheiscaringandattentivetotheneedsofothers.Herhusbandand
childrenwillfindherafriendandallywhoiscooperativeandunbiasedandwhoisneitherpossessivenorinterfering.Shewillenjoyoutdooractivitiessuchas
swimming,hiking,andtennis,andwilllovetodanceandattendparties.

DogswillbemostcompatiblewiththeTigerandtheHorse.Rat,Rabbit,Snake,Monkey,Boar,oranotherDogmakegoodsecondarymatches.TheRoosterandthe
Dogwillhavedifficultyunderstandingoneanother,andtheDogwillnotbeabletotoleratetheindecisiveandselfindulgentSheep,whowillfindtheDogcallousand
insensitive.DragonandDogwillcomeintodirectconflict,astheDogwillbehighlycriticaloftheDragonandtheDragonwillbeenragedbytheDog'sderisionofhis
grandschemes.

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Dogchildrenhavecheerfulandharmoniousdispositions.Naturalbornrealists,theyexpectlittleofothersandaccepttheirparentsforwhoandwhattheyare.They
haveakeensenseofhumorandanamazingclarityofperceptionandareforthrightandcandid.Confidentandloyal,theyknowhowtostandupforthemselvesandare
veryprotectiveofotherfamilymembers.Theyarereasonableandcooperativewhenaskedtohelparoundthehouse,andalthoughtheyinsistonacertaindegreeof
independence,theywillstayclosetohome.Whenoffendedorhurttheycanbecomebelligerentandrebellious,buttheirangersubsidesquicklyandtheywillregain
theirreasonandinnerequilibrium.

TheFiveTypesofDogs

MetalDog1910,1970,2030

MetalistheDog'sfixedelement,sothisisadoubleMetalsign.TheTibetanscallthisparticularcombinationthe''IronDog"andregarditapprehensively.Itwilleither
beverygoodorverybad.

TheseDogswillbeunswervingintheirconvictionsandcandevotetheirlivesselflesslytowhatevercausetheychoosetotakeon.Sternandprincipled,theirloyaltywill
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andtheywillhavestrongpoliticalviews.Theytakemattersveryseriously,especiallywhentheyconcerntheaffairsoftheirownheartsortheirloyaltytotheircountry.
Neverindecisive,theywillchooseasideandstickwithitandcanresorttoextrememeasuresinthenameoftheirconvictionsandloyalties.Theycanberuthlesswhen
attackedandhellbentontheannihilationoftheirenemies.

WaterDog1922,1982,2042

AhighlyintuitivetypeofDogwhowillbedifficulttodeceiveandwhohasamorereflectiveandsympatheticnature.Theywillhaveatendencytobelenientwith
themselvesaswellasothersandarepronetoindulginginwildspreesandotheractsofselfgratification.Theyarenonethelessabletocontaintheiremotionsbeneatha
calmandverycharmingdemeanor.Goodlistenersandsoundcounselors,theyarefluidintheirexpressionandfatedtobesurroundedbymanyfriendsandadmirers.
ThefemaleWaterDogisoftenastrikingandalluringbeauty.AvaGardnerisanoutstandingexampleoftheWaterDoginallherglory.

WoodDog1934,1994

Thesegregarious,charming,andwarmheartedDogswillformcloseandlastingrelationshipsinspiteoftheirfundamentalwarinessofothers.Althoughattractedto
moneyandsuccess,theywillnotbeovertlymaterialisticandwillseekintellectualstimulationandworkhardtoimproveanddevelopthemselves.

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Theyhaverefinedtastesandaresociallygracefulwithastrongaptitudefordealingwithlargenumbersofpeoplefromvariouswalksoflife.Energetic,cooperative,and
verypopular,theWaterDogishappiestwheninvolvedinapartnershiporsomepowerfulaffiliation.

FireDog1946,2006

AdramaticandcharismaticDogwithgreatmagneticcharmwhowillbeveryattractivetotheoppositesex.Independentandcourageous,theyarecreativeandpurein
theirexpressionandnotatallafraidofgettinginvolvedwithothers.Theycanbedefiantandopenlyrebelliouswhenforcedtoactagainsttheirwill,andareconstantly
seekingnewadventuresandexperiences.Theyareveryfiercewhenattackedandwillnotmakethreatsthattheycannotcarryout.Withtheirdrivingwillpower,
honesty,faith,andidealismtheyareabletoovercomeobstaclesandsucceedingreatanddaringendeavors.

EarthDog1958,2018

Thesepractical,secretive,quiet,andlesssentimentalDogsvaluetheirindividualityandselfrespect.Theymoveslowlybutpurposefullyandseldomdeviatefromtheir
fixedscaleofvalues.Goodfightersandsurvivors,theyarerealistswhoarenevercompletelysubduedbydefeatorblindedbyvictory.Theyarepronetobe
overachieverswhodemandextremeloyaltyanddedicationfromothers.

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InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

AlovingbutnotsogenerousDogwhoiscarefulwithmoney.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

AbluntandplainspokenDog,conservativeandaustere,whosehonestyandtruthfulnessareunquestionable.

TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Energetic,passionate,andcourageous,thisDogcouldbeevenmoreimpatientandcriticalthanmost.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

ApeacelovingDogwhowillalsocarefullyconsidertheprosandconsbeforechoosingsides.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Adogmaticidealistwithhighmoralstandardsandaspirationswhocouldachievemuch.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

ThesemoresilentandbroodingDogsarenotadversetocompromisingtheirsenseofjusticeandfairplaytoattaintheirgoals.

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TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

Analert,nimbleDogwithlightningresponsesandasunnyandfriendlydispositionwhowillblithelymoveonifyouaretooimposingordemanding.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

AkindheartedandsympatheticandlesscriticalDog,artisticandpessimistic,withakeensenseoffairplay.

TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

CharacterandingenuitycometogethertoformasparklingandamusingDogwithalivelywitandapliableconscience.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

TheseDogsareverycompetentandanalyticalbutpronetopreaching,andpreachingtheydoadinfinitumwithouteverseemingtogettothepoint.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

OpenheartedDogswithhonestnatures,foreveralertanddefendingtheirterritorywhilelookingforwrongstoright,soulstosave,andjustcausestofightfor.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

ThesesensuousandemotionallydrivenDogswilltakethecriticalmoralhighgroundwithotherswhilerefusingtodenytheirownindulgences.

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TheDog'sProspectsinComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Adifficultyear,inwhichDogswillbeconstantlyatwarwiththecompetition,andpeopletendtotakeadvantageoftheirweakposition.Theycouldalsobesusceptible
toinfections.Goodnewscomeswiththewinter.

TheYearoftheSnake2001

Averygoodyear.Althoughtheymayhavetoworkhard,Dogswillreceiveduerecognitionandrewardsfortheireffortsandwillbenefitgreatlyfromtheadviceand
supportoffriendsandassociates.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Anexpansiveandprogressiveyearmarkedbypromotionsandfinancialgains.However,thereisthepossibilityofunhappynewsathomeorthelossofsomepersonal
belonging.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Dogsarehoundedbyanxietyandworriesthisyear,buttheycanpreventlossesandresolveconflictsiftheyarepatientandcarefulwiththeirwords.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

Ahecticandbusyyear,butnotnearlyasfruitfulasitfirstappears.

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Extraexpenditures,travel,orachangeofresidenceareindicated.Therewillbegoodnewsathome,andtheDogwillattractnewandimportantpeople.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

HealthandromanticproblemsbesettheDogthisyear,andtherecouldalsobetroublewithsuperiorsorthegovernment.Friendsarenotparticularlysympatheticor
helpful,andDogsfindithardtocollectmoneyowedtothem.

TheYearoftheDog2006

AquietandprotectedyearinwhichtheDogwillseesomeadvancesincareerbutwithnosignificantlylargeprofitsorreturns.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Somegainsthroughspeculationsorinvestmentsarepossible,butDogswillbefacedwithdelaysandadditionalexpensesthatdiminishtheiroverallprofits.Dogscould
cultivatenewandinfluentialfriendsandmakenewcontacts.

TheYearoftheRat2008

AgoodyearfortheDog,markedbybusinesssuccessesorprofitsfrominvestments.TheDogcouldexperiencesomedomesticproblemspossiblywithchildren
andshouldrefrainfromlendingmoney.

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TheYearoftheOx2009

Ayearofuncertaintiesandmisunderstandings,inwhichDogsmustavoidconfrontationsandmakinghastydecisions.Theymayhavetomakesomedifficult
concessionsorbefacedwithadditionalexpenses.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Amoderatelyhappyyear,withnoseriousdisputes.Dogswillbefacedwithsomeromanticquarrelsortroublesbuttheywillultimatelybeinconsequential.Netresults
willbemixed,andfamilyandfriendswillmakeexcessivedemandsontheirtimeandenergy.

TheYearoftheRabbit2011

AgoodyearforDogstogointobusinessorlaunchanewventure.Problemswillbesolvedwithminimumeffortandfewcomplications.

SomeFamousDogs

JamesAgee,BrigitteBardot,CharlesBronson,CarolBurnett,PierreCardin,Cher,ChouEnlai,BillClinton,SirWinstonChurchill,AvaGardner,HerbertHoover,
SophiaLoren,NormanMailer,GoldaMeir,LizaMinnelli,RalphNader,DavidNiven,ElvisPresley,ItzhakRabin,OliverStone,FranoisMariedeVoltaire.

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Twelve
TheBoar

ChineseName:Zhu
Direction:NorthNorthwest
FixedElement:Water
Stem:Negative
WesternSign:Scorpio
Color:Purple
Flower:Callalily
Fragrance:Ambergris
Tree:Acacia
Birthstone:Moonstone
LuckyNumber:5
YearsoftheBoar:1947,1959,1971,1983,1995,2007,2019

TheYearoftheBoar

Ayearofplentyandgoodwillforall,imbuedwithafeelingofabundance,contentmentandsecurity.Peoplemakenewfriendsandentertainalot,andareinvolvedin
charitableandsocialfunctions.Businessandindustrythrive,but,giventhe

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Boar'sindecisivenature,peoplehesitatetotakefulladvantageofthetime.Thetolerant,sensual,andindulgentBoarfillseveryonewithasenseofwellbeing,
extravagance,generosity,andchivalry.Lifeisforliving,andlivingwell.Peoplemayalsofindthemselvesregrettingimpulsiveactsofgenerosity.Ayeartobewaryof
excessandexerciseprudenceinmoneymatters.

TheBoarPersonality

Boarsareknownfortheirhonesty,simplicity,andperseverance.LiketheRabbitandtheSheep,theyseekpeaceandharmonyintheirexistence.Physicallystrong,
courageous,sensual,andgallant,theycanapplythemselveswholeheartedlytotheirworkandbereliedupontobringwhatevertheystarttocompletion.Withtheir
bountifulsupplyofenergy,theywillworkhardandplayhard.Considerate,generous,andloyal,theymakelastingfriendshipsandenjoysocialgatheringsofallkinds.
Theylovetothrowpartiesandentertain,andwallowgloriouslyinthecompanyoffriendsandlovedones.Whennegative,theirwantonpursuitofpleasurecanleadto
debaucheryandevendepravity.Unabletocontaintheirenormousappetites,theycanbeeasilycorruptedanddebasedbythosewhoknowhowtoexploittheir
weaknesses.

ThegenialBoariscompletelytrustworthy.Theyrarelypossessesulteriormotivesandattimescanbetooinnocentand

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naive,makingiteasyforotherstotakeadvantageofthem.However,fortunetendstofavorthembecauseoftheirhonest,kind,andgivingnatures.Althoughquick
tempered,theyhateconflictofanykindandwilldotheirbesttoplacateoraccommodatetheiropponents.Asfriends,theywillbetheretohelpwhenyouneeditthe
most,andwhateveryoudoforthemtheywillbesuretopayyoubackdoubly.Althoughmaterialisticbynature,theylovetosharewhattheyhave,takinggenuine
pleasureinseeingothersenjoythebountyoftheirlabors.Theyarevirtuallydefenselessagainstdeception,andasaresultareofteneasilypartedfromtheirmoney.

Theyareamorousandsensuouscreaturesdrivenbystrongpassions,andhaveextraordinaryvigorandstamina.Whentheylove,theylovewiththeirwholeheartand
donotknowhowtoconcealtheiremotions.Asaresult,theyareoftenhurt,andthewoundcanlastforyears.Ontheotherhand,theycanbeincrediblythick
skinnedtheBoarhasatoughhideandcandismissinsults,accusations,andotherunpleasantnesswithalaughorcasualshrugandgoabouttheirbusiness.
However,whenpushedtoofartheycanrespondwithsavagepowerandbeformidableopponents.

Becauseoftheirinabilitytosay''No"tothemselvesaswellastotheirfriendsandfamily,Boarsarelikelytoexperiencebankruptcyoritsnearequivalentatleastonce
intheirlives,buttheyhaveremarkablepowersofrecuperationandalwaysmanagetomakebrilliantcomebacks.Theyneverseemtotake

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calamitytooseriously.Thesecretoftheirsuccessliesintheirdauntlessfaith,courage,generosity,andresilience.

ThefemaleBoarisverypersonableandmodest.Althoughsheloveswithcompleteabandonment,shewilltendtodoitquietlyandevensecretly,worshipingsomeone
fromadistancewithpassionatedevotionwithoutthepersonknowingit.Shewilldevoteallofherenergytotheonesshelovesanddemandlittleinreturn.Sheis
extremelytrustingandremarkablypureinherexpression.LikeallBoars,shewillbeeitherincrediblycleanandneatorveryuntidy.

BoarsmakethebestunionswiththeRabbitortheSheep.Rat,Ox,Tiger,Dragon,Horse,RoosterandDogallmakegoodsecondarymatches.TwoBoarstogether
arelikelytofindeachothertoosimilarandboring.BoarsshouldavoidboththeSnakeandtheMonkey.ThehonestandsimpleBoarwillbenomatchfortheircunning
andguile.WiththeSnake,especially,theBoarwillexperiencedeepanimosityandlastingconflict.

Boarchildrenaredependable,selfreliant,anddetermined.Physicallystrong,theyareabletocopewithpainandsufferingwithoutcomplaining,andtheyare
courageousinthefaceadversity.Theyarenoteasilydiscouragedordepressed.Theyhavepassionatenatures,anditisvirtuallyimpossibleforthemtobedetachedor
casualintheiraffections.Iftheylovetheirparents,theywillworshipthegroundtheywalkonifnot,theywillreproachthemselvesfortheirlackofdevotion.Theywill
requirelittleattention,althoughtheymustfeelassuredthatthesupport

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theyneedistherewhenrequired.Theycantakereproachinstride,andsetbacksonlyinstillthemwithrenewedvigor.Boarchildrenputtheircompletestrengthand
dedicationintoanyoftheirundertakings.Theyareutterlyblindtoanyfaultsinthosetheyloveandareintenselyloyaltotheirfriends.

TheFiveTypesofBoars

MetalBoar1911,1971,2051

TheseBoarsareproudandpassionate,withexcessiveappetitesandoverwhelmingsentiments.Intenseanddomineering,theyareveryextrovertedandsociable.
Openlydemonstrativewiththeiraffections,directandtrusting,theycanoverestimatetheirfriendsandunderestimatetheirfoes.Forcefulandhighlyambitious,with
immensepowersofendurance,theywillnotconcededefeatwithoutafightandcanbeviolentintheirangerandbedangerousenemies.

WaterBoar1923,1983

Diplomatic,cordial,peaceful,andperceptive,WaterBoarsunderstandpeople'ssecretdesiresandareadroitatbargainingwiththeiropponents.Theyalwayslookfor
thebestinpeople,oftenrefusingtorecognizeorbelieveinevilintentions,andhaveadeepfaithintheirownbeliefsandintheirlovedones.

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Theyarehighlygregariousandgiventostrongandpassionateoutpouringsofloveandaffection.Whennegative,theycanbeobsessedwithsexandpronetoexcessive
drinkandothersensualindulgesattheexpenseofothers.

WoodBoar1935,1995

Althoughexpertmanipulatorsofpeopleforpersonalgain,WoodBoarsarenonethelessextremelykindheartedandlovetohelpothersandgetalongwitheveryone.
Greatpromotersandpersuasivetalkers,theyareadeptatgettingfinancingfortheirbusinessdealsandwilltakeonambitiousventures.Theylovetoentertainandbring
peopletogether,butcanbeindiscriminateaboutwhomtheyassociatewith.

FireBoar1947,2007

FireBoarsarecourageousanddrivenbypowerfulemotions.Theyareintrepidandoptimistic,believingentirelyintheirownabilities,havenofearoftheunknown,and
willtrytheirhandatalmostanythingandsucceedagainstoverwhelmingodds.Theyareextremelyenergeticandverysensual.Theyaremotivatedbyloveandwill
accumulatewealthinordertoprovideforthosetheycarefor.Theyareextremelygenerous,eventostrangers.TheseBoarswillprefermanufacturingorlabororiented
enterprisessuchasbuildingandconstruction,astheyenjoyemployinglargenumbersofpeople.Theyarealwaysablegatherpeoplearoundthemtoparticipateinboth
theirvirtuesandtheirvices.Whennegative,theycanbestubborn,willful,

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andbullying,butgenerallytheyhavegreatlargesseandaredecidedlyunprejudiced.

EarthBoar1959,2019

EarthBoarspossessgreatwillpowerandpatienceandwillsteadfastlyworktowardagoaluntiltheyattainit,withanextraordinarycapacitytoendurestressand
shoulderburdens.Peaceful,happy,andverysensible,theyknowhowtobenefitthemselveswithoutdepletingothers.Theyhaveagreatloveoffoodanddrinkanddo
notworrymuchabouttheirproblems.Theirambitionsarealwaysreasonable,andtheyareabletofindmaterialsuccessandsecurity.EarthBoarsarekindand
thoughtfulfriendsandreliableassociateswhoseektranquillityanddomesticharmonyintheirlives.

InfluenceofTimeofBirth

TheHoursoftheRat11P.M.to1A.M.

ThesearehighlysociableBoarswhoareastutewithmoneyaswellasintheirassessmentstheyknowhowtocultivatebeneficialrelationships.

TheHoursoftheOx1A.M.to3A.M.

StrongtemperedandopinionatedBoarswithprecisehabitstheyaremoreincontroloftheirsensualappetites.

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TheHoursoftheTiger3A.M.to5A.M.

Bighearted,daring,athletic,andimpulsiveBoarswhoareguidedbytheiremotionsandareveryopentotheinfluenceofothers.

TheHoursoftheRabbit5A.M.to7A.M.

TheseBoarsarenotnearlyasobligingastheypretendtobeandwillnotshoulderanymoreburdensthantheyhaveto,butarenonethelesseasygoingandmakegreat
partyanimals.

TheHoursoftheDragon7A.M.to9A.M.

Stronganddutiful,theseBoarsaredevotedwholeheartedlytotheirlovedones.Bothsignsaredirect,strongbutinnocent.

TheHoursoftheSnake9A.M.to11A.M.

ThesearestealthyandmoresecretiveBoarswithfewerscruplesabouttakingwhattheywant.

TheHoursoftheHorse11A.M.to1P.M.

TheseBoarsaremoreselfishandinconsiderate,whichactuallyservestotempertheBoar'sexcessivegenerosityandnaivet,makingthemabletomorereadilyprofit
fromtheirdealingswithothers.

TheHoursoftheSheep1P.M.to3P.M.

Sentimentalandcompassionate,theseBoarsareeasilyduped.Theywillworkhardforothersandareoverlygenerous.

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TheHoursoftheMonkey3P.M.to5P.M.

TheseBoarsarenoteasilytricked,astheMonkeyprotectsthemfromtheBoar'sinnocenceandnaivet.Theirfriendlyexteriorconcealsacalculatinggreed.

TheHoursoftheRooster5P.M.to7P.M.

Wellintentionedbutimpractical,theseBoarsarequixoticandwilltakeontremendoustasksthatreaplittletonoreward.

TheHoursoftheDog7P.M.to9P.M.

TheseBoarshavesoundjudgmentandarelesssensualandindulgent.Theyareintolerantofdeceitandwillberelentlessintheirrevengeonthosewholietothem.

TheHoursoftheBoar9P.M.to11P.M.

Honest,straightforward,loyal,sturdy,energetic,generous,andsensuousBoars.

TheBoar'sProspectsforComingYears

TheYearoftheDragon2000

Boarswillgainrecognition,therespectoftheirassociates,andthesupportofpowerfulpeople,butmayfacesomehealthproblemsorthelossofsomepersonal
belongings.

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TheYearoftheSnake2001

Ahectic,busy,andunsettlingyear,withmoderatesuccess.Therewillproblemswiththeoppositesexandsomesadnewsathome.

TheYearoftheHorse2002

Agoodandprosperousyearforfamilyandcareer.Boarsshouldavoidspeculationorentrustingfundstoothers.Benefitsformerlywithheldbecomeavailable.

TheYearoftheSheep2003

Financesareatastandstill,buttherewillgainsthisyearintheformofknowledge,training,orcareerdevelopment.

TheYearoftheMonkey2004

AlthoughBoarsmaysufferfinanciallossesanddomesticandpersonalproblems,theywillbeabletoborrowmoneyandfindpeoplewhocanhelpsolvetheir
problems.

TheYearoftheRooster2005

Boarsmustbepatientwithdifficultandcomplexnegotiations.Progressishamperedorinterrupted,andobstaclesrequiretimeandefforttoovercome.Homelife,
however,remainscalmandsupportive.

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TheYearoftheDog2006

Aspirationswillbefrustrated,asdifficultiesariseoutofpasterrorsorneglect.Boarsmustbecarefulaboutwhomtheyrelyonandbeopentoconstructivecriticism.

TheYearoftheBoar2007

Lifewillbestableandtherewillbesomeprogressandgain,althoughBoarscouldexperienceconflictatworkorathome.Theremaybesomechronichealth
problems.Winterbringsnewfriendsandopportunities.

TheYearoftheRat2008

Ayearofuncertainties,inwhichBoarsarebesetbyworriesthathindertheirprogress.Workandhomelifeareunsettled,andtheremaybelosseswhereBoarshad
expectedgains.

TheYearoftheOx2009

Agoodyearforbusiness,inwhichprospectsarereadilyapparentgamblescouldpayoffhandsomely.Therecouldbesomeromanticorfamilytroublesor
complications.

TheYearoftheTiger2010

Boarswillencounterdifficultiesthisyearthattheymayhavetofacealonetheymaybeburdenedbyunexpectedexpensessuchasfines,legalfees,ortaxes.

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TheYearoftheRabbit2011

Therearesomefinancialgainsthisyear,andhomelifeispeacefulandhappy,withaconsiderableamountofsocializingandentertaining.

SomeFamousBoars

WoodyAllen,JulieAndrews,LucilleBall,HumphreyBogart,MariaCallas,AlCapone,ChiangKaishek,ErnestHemingway,CharltonHeston,AlfredHitchcock,
HubertHumphrey,KingHussein,AndrewJackson,HenryKissinger,LeeKuanYew,FieldMarshalMontgomery,MerleOberon,PrinceRainierofMonaco,Claude
Rains,SirTerenceRattigan,RonaldReagan,FranoiseSagan,RoySchneider,RobertTaylor.

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ToLearnMore
Followingaresomegoodresourcesifyouwanttogofurtherinyourknowledge:

PaulCarus.ChineseAstrology.LaSalle,IL:OpenCourt,1974.

E.A.CrawfordandTeresaKennedy.ChineseElementalAstrology.NewYork:Signet,1990.

PaulaDelsol.ChineseAstrology.NewYork:HipporeneBooks,1972.

JeanMichelHuondeKermadec.TheWayofChineseAstrology:TheFourPillarsofDestiny.London:Unwin,1983.

ManHoKowk.ChineseAstrology:ForecastYourFuturefromYourChineseHoroscope.Boston:C.E.Tuttle,1997.

LauKwok.SecretsofChineseAstrology:AHandbookforSelfDiscovery.NewYork:TonguBooks,1994.

T.C.Lai.AnimalsoftheChineseZodiac.HongKong:HongKongBookCenter,1979.

TheodoraLau.TheChineseHoroscopes'GuidetoRelationships:LoveandMarriage,FriendshipandBusiness.NewYork:MainStreetBooks,1997.

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AbouttheAuthor
DamianSharp,anAsianstudiesscholar,wasborninAustraliaandcurrentlyresidesinSanFrancisco,California.TheauthorofSimpleFengShui,heistherecipient
oftwoLiteraryFellowshipAwardsfromtheAustralianCouncilfortheArts.Hiscollectionofshortstories,WhenAMonkeySpeaks,waspublishedin1994.Mr.
Sharpadaptedthetitlestoryofthecollectionforascreenplaywhichisindevelopmentforamotionpicture.HisshortstorieshaveappearedintheChicagoReview
andtheDenverQuarterly,andhehaswrittenforTheSohoWeeklyNews,RiceMagazine,andCaliforniaMagazine.

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