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Sunday, June 12, 2005

   Chinese Zodiac
I know that many people like the manga “Fruits Basket”. In the story line there is a family cursed with the Chinese Zodiac plus the cat the family’s last name is Souma (also spelled Sohma). And the one’s cursed with the Chinese Zodiac Animals change into the animal that they are cursed with when they are hugged by the opposite sex. Because, of this fact they speck of the Chinese Zodiac many times in the manga. So I made a list of the Chinese Zodiac (12 of the animals). I wrote all the animals names in four languages for fun and also Chinese Zodiac. They are in order ENGLISH, CHINESE, JAPANESE, and KOREAN. ^_^ “” !! PLEASE NOTE!! ””^_^ #1*The Zodiac years start on Chinese New Year that is not on January 1st almost all if not all times because the Chinese new year is based on the moon so for a example the Chinese year of 2004 (year of the Monkey) started on January 22, 2004 (Chinese New Years) not on the first second of the first day of the first month of 2004. Oh,are the animal pictures cute, or what! Yes, I know very well I’m insane! ^_^

Chinese Zodiac, 中国黄道带, 中国の黄道帯, 중국12궁도

Chinese Zodiac Legend

One day a long time ago the king of heaven (the Jade Emperor) wished to have a formal party with guest. His guest would be the animals and to be fun the Emperor would make the first 12 animals to come to the party have a race. And the 12 winners of the race would become the 12 animals of the 12 year cycle. The 12 animals would be in the order of the way they came to the party. All the animals wanted to be first in line to the party not because the king was a great party maker but because they were all a little greedy and wished to be first in line in the year cycle but, the boar who was a little lazy and did not care who was first. The cat was a sound sleeper and it was hard to wakeup fast for him so he asked his dear friend to the rat wake him up. The cat and rat were best of friends and they loved each other a lot. The rat never woke the cat and betrayed his friend. When the race though the river to the palace began the rat jumped on the ox because the ox was a great swimmer and he, the rat had never learned how to swim. The ox did not know the rat was on in till the end of the race when the rat jumped off to win the race. The rat became first in the cycle but the rat hated himself for being not smart for not waking the cat, betraying his friendship with him and cheating in the race. All 12 the 12 animals that were in the race had a wonderfully great time at the party. The 12 animals that were in the party were in order by who won the race were the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and the boar. The cat never came to the party and never would. Even though the rat was sorry for himself he never said sorry to the cat and the cat never forgave the rat. The rat and the cat still hate each other today and the Chinese Zodiac is still not cerebrated with the cat and the cat is still though as a scum of the animals.

Chinese Zodiac Fact

Chinese Lunar Calendar of the Zodiac is the longest record in history, dating from 2600BC, when the Emperor Huang Ti was ruling. The Chinese Lunar Calendar has a cycle of 12 years named after a animal the animals in order are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and the pig. The Chinese New Year is not on January 1st because the The ancient Chinese calendar is a lunar calendar. The ancient Chinese calendar is composed of Tian Gan (heavenly stems) and Di Zhi (earthly branches). The combinations of 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches make up the years, days and hours. One day was divided into 12 periods, called Shi Chen, and each Shi Chen is 2 hours. Later the animals would not only be signs of the years but also of the day or Di Zhi (12 earthly ranches). The animals are arranged rat first and boar last because it is in the order that the animals are doing something special in the day.
Chinese Zodiac Signs (animals)
鼠#Rat, 鼠, ラット, 쥐
*YEARS1*: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
*QUALITIES: charming, royal like, aggressive, opportunistic, generous, likely to succeed, pack rat, critical, sentimental, leader, energetic, economic, step by step, hardworking, gambling, enterprising spirit, presenting to others, self made, protecting, Self-employed, inspired for art, hides and protects self from world, fast learner, smart, good at science, not the kindest of fellows, first
*COMPATIBLE WITH: dragons, monkeys, and oxen
*JOB: business helper, business leader, sales, government leader, artist, banker, financer, engineer or (and) business owner
*HOURS: Zi (11 pm to 1 am). At this time the rat is most active.
*POLITICAL PARTY: liberal and federalist
*MONTH / SEASON: December / winter
*STYLE: elegant, classical, modern at heart and city style
牛#Ox (water buffalo), 黄牛, ウシ, 소
*YEARS1*: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
*QUALITIES: original, intelligent, quiet nature, hidden, trustworthy, likely to succeed, cool, silent, fierce temper (at times), loving, quiet, successful, working from poor to rich, rich & powerful, kind to all people of all races, Conservative, eloquent, slow but effective, deep thinker, not religious (at times), Handsome or beautiful, mathematical, peace maker, hardworking,
*COMPATIBLE WITH: snake, rooster, and rat
*JOB: farmer, rancher, garden keeper, homemaker, surgeon, general, banker, hair dresser, leader, or (and) inventor
*HOURS: Chou (1 am to 3 am). The ox is chewing its cud. *POLITICAL PARTY: traditionalist and conservative
*MONTH / SEASON: January / winter *STYLE: natural, country and cool
虎#Tiger, 老 虎, トラ, 호랑이는
*YEARS1*: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034
*QUALITIES: lucky, hot headed, magnetic character, always changing, open, rebels, attractive, colorful, vengeful, vital, cautious, inconsistent, romantic, pubic, ordering, rude (at times), attractive, adventuresome, propagandist, Handsome or beautiful, free spirited, adventuresome, fast but tired very fast, has a artist mind when want to, traveler, independent,
*COMPATIBLE WITH: horse, dog, dragon
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: snake, monkey
*JOB: secret agent, manger, leader, artist, explorer, airline film maker, or (and) homemaker
*CORRESPONDING WESTERN SIGN: Aquarists-water bearer
*HOURS: Yin (3 am to 5 am). The tiger is looking for food. “Violent”
*POLITICAL PARTY: swing vote (no party)
*MONTH / SEASON: February / winter
*STYLE: independent and creative
兔#Rabbit, 兔子, ウサギ, 토끼
*YEARS1*: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035
*QUALITIES: humble, creative, optimistic, sentimental, avoids conflict, refined, discrete, gifted, careful calculating, Smart, peaceful, materialist, honest, political, lives alone, respectable, Romantic, placid mood, has brains, saves money and knows its vale, mathematical, trustworthy, honoring, traditional, teaching, respecting, luckiest of all the animals
*COMPATIBLE WITH: ram, ox, boar, and rat
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: rooster, tiger, snake, and horse
*JOB: diplomat, attorney, lawyer, college professor, judge, nurse, friend, or (and) actor
*HOURS: Mao (5 am to 7 am) before sunrise the jade rabbit is on the moon
*MONTH / SEASON: March / spring
*STYLE: clean, refined, colorful, and fun
龍#Dragon, 龙, 竜, 용
*YEARS1*: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2024, 2036
*QUALITIES: romantic, wise, lucky, vitality, generous, sincere, tenacious, fearless, ambitious, fast lifestyle, angering easily, unyielding, firm, perfectionist, Suspicious, wishful, manger, kind but a leader, trying, loves when loved, religious, stands out, business like, bad temper, somber (many times), not very open or public, confident, logical, wise (at times), traditional`
*COMPATIBLE WITH: snake, rat, monkey, rooster
*JOB: doctor, writer, publisher, business leader, business helper, politician, priest, film director, or (and) medical researcher
*HOURS: Chen (7 am to 9 am) time the dragon produces cloud and rain
*POLITICAL PARTY: traditionalist and some what conservative
*MONTH / SEASON: April / spring
*STYLE: natural color, informal and simple
蛇#Snake, 蛇, ヘビ, 뱀
*YEARS1*: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
*QUALITIES: beautiful, romantic, funny, intuitive, wise, silly, lazy (at times), royal like, untruthful, two minded, emotional, saves money, charming, strategist, daring, very open, public, inner-inferiority feels, hides true self, unique, either rich or poor, really a kind and loving person in the inside (most times) self-infatuated
*COMPATIBLE WITH: ox, rooster
*JOB: teacher, writer, fashion designer, actor, interior designer, or (and) lover
*HOURS: Si (9 am to 11 am). The snake is active
*MONTH / SEASON: May / spring
*STYLE: formal, classic, modern, colorful
馬#Horse, 马, 馬, 마필
*YEARS1*: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
*QUALITIES: popular, good at sports, ambitious, independent, attractive, rude (at times), Adventuresome, controlling, fast, inconsistent, idealist, harmonizing, depressed, energetic, depressed, saying and doing the same, speeding even when sick, inhibiting feeling, handsome or beautiful, fun (at times), finds it easy to meat people, acts before thinks, loves when loved
*COMPATIBLE WITH: ram, snake, tiger
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: rabbit, rat, ox
*JOB: writer, publisher, pro-sport player, actor, fashion designer, teacher or (and), pro-sport speaker
*HOURS: Wu (11 am to 1 pm). The horse is most powerful
*MONTH / SEASON: June / summer
*STYLE: modern, formal, and fast
羊#Ram (sheep), 山羊, ラム, 램
*YEARS1*: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
*QUALITIES: nature lover, elegant, creative, sensitive, worrier, good friend, somber, peaceful but attacking, interesting, weakness is the heart, stubborn, reliable, faithful, pessimistic, modern, somber, taker not giver, good sleeper, self-infatuated, patience but impatience also, creative thinker all the time,
*COMPATIBLE WITH: horse, snake, boar
*JOB: Actor, friend, or (and) lover, artist, lawyer, cook, business helper, or (and) Business owner
*HOURS: Wei (1 pm to 3 pm). The time the goat is eating grass
*POLITICAL PARTY: swing vote (no party)
*MONTH / SEASON: July / summer
*STYLE: traditional, elegant, but informal
猴#Monkey, 猴子, 猿, 원숭이
*YEARS1*: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
*QUALITIES: Mischievous, high spirited, bright, friendly, fun, and opportunistic (at times), patience, lovely, never self-infatuated, strong willed, all ways sorry, creative thinker, acting more than saying, retentive memory, self-marketing, magic changer, costing habit, depressed, sad, loving, kind, scared that one’s self is not good
*COMPATIBLE WITH: dragon, dog
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: tiger and boar
*JOB: business leader speaker, business owner, government leader, or (and) politician
*HOURS: Shen (3 pm to 5 pm). The monkey is most active
*POLITICAL PARTY: liberal, believer of fairness
*MONTH / SEASON: August / summer
*STYLE: elegant, formal, creative
雄#Rooster, 雄鸡, オンドリ, 수탉
*YEARS1*: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
*QUALITIES: dreamy, serious, speak your mind, logical, extravagant, rude (at times), kind, not a sweater, knowledgeable, good actor, likes sports, successful, attacking, eloquent, traveler, inferiority complex (depressed)
*COMPATIBLE WITH: horse, dragon
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: rabbit, snake, dog
*JOB: writer, philosopher, thinker, artist or (and) inverter
*HOURS: Qiu (5 pm to 7 pm). The rooster goes back to its coop
*POLITICAL PARTY: thinks things out (no party)
*MONTH / SEASON: September / fall
*STYLE: traditional, extravagant, and elegant
狗#Dog, 狗, 犬 , 개
*YEARS1*: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
*QUALITIES: wise, loyal, inspire confidence, chooses well, trustworthy, fun, critical (at times), broad-mined, seeker, week, very public, upright, assisting, friendly, diplomatic, open, depressed at times with self, very open, (some times a) pervert, silly (at times)
*COMPATIBLE WITH: horse, snake, monkey, boar
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: rooster, ox, ram
*JOB: teacher, writer, activist, secret agent, psychiatrists, artist or (and) lover
*HOURS: Xu (7 pm to 9 pm). The dog begins to keep watch
*POLITICAL PARTY: swing vote (no party)
*MONTH / SEASON: October / fall
*STYLE: traditional, colorful
猪#Boar, 公猪, 雄豚, 멧돼지
*YEARS1*: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
*QUALITIES: gallant, confident, very sincere, honest, pure, mean and innocent (sometimes) shy, hot tempered, persistent, two minded, emotional, logical, noble, things of today and not tomorrow, dreamer, careless calculator, conservative, beautiful or handsome, silly (at times)
*COMPATIBLE WITH: Rabbits, sheep, tiger
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: Snake, monkeys, other boar
*JOB: religious leader, lover, government leader, priest, teacher, nurse, and (or) researcher
*HOURS: Hai (9 pm to 11 pm). All is quiet, and the pig is sleeping
*POLITICAL PARTY: very conservative
*MONTH / SEASON: November / fall
*STYLE: country, creative, homemade style

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