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    Chinese horoscope




    The Chinese horoscope has been used for thousands of years.

    According to a  legend as Buddha was about to leave Earth he invited all the animals

        to visit him on New Year's day. The first twelve to arrive got their own zodiac sign, in order of arrival.

        In Chinese astrology each sign lasts for one year. There is a 12-year cycle.

      1. RAT           

             1948    1960    1972    1984    1996    2008

             This is the first sign in Chinese zodiac. People born under the sign of the rat

             are amusing, intelligent,generous but they can also be critical.

            Some Rats: Wolfgang Mozart, William Shakespeare, George Washington

        2.   OX       

                1949    1961    1973    1985    1997    2009

                 Ox people are cool, patient, reliable, good with their hands. They make excellent parents, loyal partners.

                They can also be bull-headed and lack a sense of humour.

                Some Oxen: Napoléon Bonaparte, Vincent Van Gogh

        3.  TIGER     

              1950    1962    1974    1986    1998    2010

             You  are sensitive, courageous, impulsive, passionate. 

             You can be impatient, obstinate.

             Some Tigers: Dwight Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Marco polo

         4.  RABBIT   

                 1951    1963    1975    1987    1999    2011

              People born under this sign are peace-loving, kind, artistic. They prefer diplomacy to fighting.

             They can be lazy and suspicious

             Famous Rabbits: Marie Curie, Albert Einstein

        5.   DRAGON   

                  1952    1964    1976    1988    2000    2012

              This sign plays a big role in Chinese mythology. People born under this sign are the luckiest of all.

              Strong, ambitious, generous, loyal, they can be violent, impetuous.

              Famous Dragons: Joan of Arc, Sigmund Freud, John Lennon

        6.    SNAKE   

                   1953    1965    1977    1989    2001    2013 

             Snake people are intelligent, wise, subtle, good organizers, deep thinkers.

             They are also proud, possessive, demanding and capable of lying.

             Some Snakes: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln

        7.    HORSE   

                   1954    1966    1978    1990    2002    2014

               People love this animal for its friendly nature, its strength. People born under this sign are cheerful,

               popular, open-minded, hard-working. They can be anxious and lack   stability. 

              Some Horses: Frédéric Chopin, Rembrandt, Davy Crockett       

        8.    SHEEP   

                     1955    1967    1979    1991    2003    2015  

             People born under this sign are artistic and creative, peaceful. They seek security.

            Their imagination leads them to be anxious. They can be pessimistic and complaining. 

            Famous people: Michelangelo, Mark Twain

       9.     MONKEY    

                       1956    1968    1980    1992    2004    2016 

        Monkey people are inventors, problem solvers, sociable, polite, intellectual.

       They can be selfish, cunning, jealous.

       Famous Monkeys: Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Harry Truman

      10.    ROOSTER    

                        1957    1969    1981    1993    2005    2017  

               The Rooster is a hard worker . You are intelligent and generous to friends.

               You can be over zealous and critical.

               Some Roosters: Rudyard Kipling, Groucho Marx, Peter Ustinov


      11.    DOG   

                          1958    1970    1982     1994    2006    2018

             These people are honest and affectionate. They are sociable, open-minded, unpretentious.

             They can be lazy, pessimistic.

             Some Dogs: Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Socrates

      12.    PIG    

                1969    1971    1983    1995    2007    2019

        You are a splendid companion, sincere, tolerant, honest.

        But you are naive and should avoid going into business as you can be easily cheated. 

        Some pigs: Ernest Hemingway, Albert Schweitzer



    The current year is the year 4705 by the Chinese calendar which is based on the cycles of the moon.

    In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls somewhere between late January and

    early February. The Chinese have used the Western Calendar since 1911, but the lunar 

    calendar is still used for some occasions such as the Chinese New Year . 


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    According to legend, who created the Chinese horoscope?
    This is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac
    The Chinese (and generally all Eastern countries,) see this animal, and not the lion, as the king of beasts
    This sign is man's best friend, these people are often unlucky in love
    In western cultures this animal is often badly considered, but in the Chinese zodiac it is very talented.
    In the western zodiac a sign lasts for one month. How long does a sign last in the Chinese zodiac?
    This animal appears both in the Chinese and Western zodiac.
    The 12th and final sign began on February 18, 2007 and ended on February 6,2008, it was the sign of the .

    The next year, which will begin on January 26, 2009 will be the year of the
    People born under this sign like to be noticed, like this animal
    which has a very important thing to do every morning when the sun rises.

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