Chinese Astrology: What’s So Different About It?
The twelve zodiac signs form the basis of our regular astrology but Chinese astrology is more about animals than the sun and planets.
Just like regular astrology, Chinese astrology is also classified according to the date of birth but its cycle renews every twelve years, making it more dynamic and somewhat more complex as compared to basic astrology.
Chinese astrology is based on the concept of balance of five natural elements:
The year of the animal
The theory of Chinese astrology is governed by twelve animals that range from the rat to the rabbit. Each person is related to one animal, and once that animal is known, it is easy to understand the traits of that person.
The compatibility theory
To find the compatibility between two people, you need to know their respective animals. If the animals are natural adversaries or have conflicting traits, then the couple is considered to be incompatible.
Whatever we do has an astrological linking. Chinese people believe that there is no event in life that is not governed by astrology. It is not surprising that a wedding can be called off in Chinese culture if a rat woman is found incompatible with a horse man.
The basic objective of Chinese astrology is to find out who we are and how we can be happy. Since the animal of your birth (be it rat or pig) determines the essence of your personality, you can know and understand yourself better, which is certainly a path to happiness.
Damage control and prosperity
Once you know your Chinese zodiac sign, you can understand yourself better and find ways to make improvements. There are many people who cannot find true happiness in life. A large part of the secret to happiness lies in astrology and following the right lifestyle.
The number of signs for both Chinese astrology and traditional astrology is twelve. The former is based on animals while the latter on sun signs and planets. While one identifies personalities based on animal traits, the other is more celestial and classifies them according to planetary positions.
Chinese astrology has been practiced over several centuries and is among the most ancient sciences. You can try to understand your personality and make appropriate changes to live a better life. Given your definite attributes, you can fashion your life around ways that would bring you success.