The Chinese zodiac sign is popular throughout the world. As it is well known and consists of the following signs: Rat, Tiger, Ox, Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Snake, Sheep (Ram or Lamb), Rooster, Dog, Monkey, Pig (Boar).
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Traditional astrological symbols, which are based on chinese astrology, distributed in almost all countries of the East Asian region, although each of them underwent slight transformation. In compiling the East zodiac calendar should be borne in mind that the beginning of the year in this horoscope is not fixed. It comes at the end of January or early February and the official start of the lunar year.
Proper preparation of traditional horoscope is occupation rather complex, suggesting a good knowledge of astrology and the relevant literature. Man, compiling characterization and prediction of events, must be considerate, astute and well versed in principles calculations because they include many important aspects: symbolic animal year, month and date of birth, the element of the animal, and a fixed element and in the chinese zodiac calendar is divided not only on animals, but also on the elements (metal, water, wood, fire, earth).
The Chinese system of astrology encompasses more than a thousand years, and people around the world have always believed that it is one of the oldest sections of East philosophy. East calendar has 12 zodiac signs depending on the year of birth, while in traditional western astrology, depends on month of birth.
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Signs of animals - the main aspect of the Eastern calendar. Signs are not based on the location of stars, as in Western astrology, and the year of birth. Each animal is highlighted his year. There are 12 animals and they always appear in the same order (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep (lamb or ram), Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig (boar)). A total of 12 zodiacal signs have long been studied.
But every time there are new comments and additions to this well-known theme. Surprising facts found in the culture of ancient China. Cycle 12 was there more difficult in Europe and do not always coincide with our usual notions. Modern astrology is well aware the Chinese circle 12 animals, the respective years 12-year cycle. But the annual cycle for some reason unknown. And until now there are disputes about how the European zodiac signs match the chinese astrology signs.