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2020: The Year of the Rat

The Astrology of the East is an intricate, complex science that requires a good deal of time and patience to fully appreciate its many intriguing subtleties. The system works on a multiplicity of levels, each fascinating in its own right. As a whole, it offers a wealth of information and invaluable insights into every aspect ...

Emma Lu

The sculpted head of a rat.

Using the Yin-Yang Theory to Pair Animals in the Chinese Zodiac

The Jade Emperor in Heaven held a race to determine the order of months when constructing the Chinese calendar. Thirteen different animals were invited, and 12 made it across the finish line and they form the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese calendar consists of 12 lunisolar years that are associated with these 12 different animals. A ...

Raven Montmorency

Dragon sculpture in a fountain in front of an office building.

Legend Behind How Each Chinese Zodiac Sign Was Chosen

There are numerous legends about how each Chinese zodiac sign was chosen. This is one of the most well-known. A long, long time ago, the Jade Emperor in the heavens was celebrating his birthday. Unfortunately, at that time, there was no way of counting the years, so he couldn’t be sure how old he was. ...


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