George Tang Chinese Astrologer

Beautiful Chinese Astrology Summarised

Chinese astrology in one form or another has been with us for over 3000 years. Ever since then, Chinese astrology has played an important part in the lives of Asian people. The Chinese culture is one where people strongly believe in spirituality and mysticism. It therefore follows that they would be interested in astrological forecasting and what it may offer them in following their life path.

At the very beginning when first Chinese astrology came into being there arose the concept of the 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches. This basis to provide a chronology against which astrological forecasting could be mapped. This has given rise to what we today refer to as the Chinese animal zodiac. This zodiac contains 12 animals - the pig, the dog, the horse, the Dragon, the rabbit, the snake, the tiger, the monkey, the rooster, the sheep, the rat and the ox.

For everyone their Chinese Zodiac sign can be calculated from the year of their birth. This is a cycle that repeats every 12 years and it is therefore easy to work out what animal zodiac applies to you and when is the next time that animal will come to prominence in the year. That said, you must take care because the Chinese lunar New Year can occur annually at different times between January 21 and February 20. You must therefore factor in whether you were born before or after the Chinese New Year in order to properly calculate your zodiac sign.

There is of course much more to the Chinese Zodiac and we have covered so far. For example, each animal will also fall either under yin or yang. Which one of these apply is based on the number of claws, hoofs or toes that that animal possesses. For example, if you take the snake it has no feet so has no toes and therefore is an even number zero it is attributed the classification of yin. The the dog by contrast has five toes per limb, an odd number and therefore is categorised as yang.

Another characteristic that applies to the Chinese Zodiac are the five elements. Each element brings its own characteristics to the astrological table. The five elements are would, fire, earth, metal and water. Each one of these elements has other characteristics associated with it. Would, for example, has an association with the colour green a shape of rectangular a season of spring and the direction of East.

My name is George Tang and it is the beauty and intricacy described above along with many other Chinese astrology characteristics that first drew me to this ancient art. Although originally born in Hong Kong I now live in London and work as an astrology consultant specialising in Chinese interpretations. If you would like to know more about Chinese astrology and in particular your horoscope for a given year then why not visit my website George Tang Chinese Astrology.