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Chinese Zodiac Sign and it´s importance

Legends, folklore and mythological anecdotes are the enduring parts of an age-old Chinese culture that is as old as 5000 years. These significant issues are the basic aspects of Chinese zodiac as well! The twelve important animals that represent the Chinese zodiacal system are perhaps the most unique in the world. It is a very rare and unusual combination of earthly animals and their significance in relation to the Chinese zodiacal system is an amazing invention! Deeply in relation with Chinese mythology, these animals are the most enduring creatures on the planet with an ability to influence your life and career.

The legendary animals of the Chinese zodiacal system are rat, buffalo (ox), tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Most treatises and texts agree on one common point: that these animals make up the heavenly signs or the basic 12 equal sectors of the Chinese zodiac, where all these animals came down to earth in response to an invitation. When these animals appeared after the invitation, they were given their due place in the Chinese zodiacal system as an immortal reward. The origin of these animal signs is an interesting story and the Chinese still believe that it is perhaps the greatest thing to have happened in their history.

As the history suggests us, the Chinese legends provide us a number of versions of how these animals appeared on earth and in what manner they became the part of a great zodiacal system. Chinese zodiacal system with its stupendous animals is almost four thousand years old! Two lines of legends exist in the Chinese mythology that tells us how these animals entered the zodiacal system. One line suggests that Lord Buddha invited them to celebrate the occasion of departure from this mortal world. While the other informs us that it was the almighty Jade Emperor, who invited these majestic animals to attend a birthday party.

Another myth suggests us that all these great animals got their invitation to attend a big feast hosted by an erstwhile emperor. One legend even suggests that all the animals got an invitation to participate in a racing event. The top twelve winners of that race were the twelve animals that are occupying the Chinese zodiacal calendar right now. In that race, the first one to cross the finishing line was the rat followed very closely by other animals like the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and finally, the pig.

Just like any other conventional zodiacal system (Hindu or Roman), even the Chinese system relies on the exact order of the appearance of these animals. It may have some special significance to most of us and the truth may come out only after conducting an exhaustive research on the origin of these animals. Whatever the legend and myth attached to these animals are, few things are certain: that these animals can influence the way in which we live and the manner in which we behave and act with others. In all, the twelve great animals of the Chinese zodiacal system are imperial and majestic! We can rely on the religious and social significance of these animals and lead a life full of bliss and contentment.

 

Year of the Boar

Hai is the twelfth significant sign of the Earthly Branches. Its animal representation and significance is the Boar or pig. In Chinese tradition and culture, the boar is related to the factors of fertility and virility. To bear many children in the year of the Boar is known to be very fortunate and favorable, for they will be extremely happy, prosperous and honest.

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Year of the Dog

Dog Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Dog is the most trustworthy and intelligent 12-year cycles of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac calendar connected with the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Dog is related to the earthly branch symbol. The character given here actually refers to the actual animal while the character refers to the zodiac animal.

General Personality:

The dog is perhaps the most lovable and trustworthy animal. A person

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Year of the Dragon

Dragon Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Dragon is the only well-known mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac system. In China, dragons mean immense strength, virility, daringness, health, harmony, peace and good luck; dragons placed on tops of roofs can drive away demons and evil spirits. The Year of the Dragon is related to the earthly branch symbol.

General Personality:

The Chinese dragon is an amazing and a majestic creature. It is magnificent and

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Year of the Horse

Horse Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Horse is the seventh of the 12 animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Horse is always associated with the earthly branch symbol of and horse is an animal that signifies action and work.

General Personality:

Extremely independent and highly confident of their innate abilities, people born under this sign can give a lot to people by helping

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Year of the Monkey

Monkey Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Monkey is one of the most significant 12-year cycles of animals that make its appearance in the Chinese zodiac system related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Monkey is related to the earthly branch symbol.

General Personality:

The monkey is possibly the most active and agile animal in the animal kingdom. In addition, a very versatile animal possesses immense energy. People who are born under

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Year of the Ox

Ox Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Ox is one of the well-known 12-year cycles of mortal animals, appearing in the annual Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly and mortal branch character. In the Vietnamese zodiac sign language, the water buffalo takes the position of the ox.

General Personality:

The year 2009 is the year of Ox and this year is very dependable, calm and average. People born

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Year of the Rabbit

Rabbit Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Rabbit is the fourth significant animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac system. As per the traditional Chinese astrology methods, the Rabbit is very calm and quiet, reserved, introspective, retrospective, thoughtful, fortunate and lucky. The Year of the Rabbit is related to the earthly branch symbol.

General Personality:

People who are born under this sign are extremely cordial, mild mannered, diplomatic and conservative. They can

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Year of the Ram

Ram Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Ram or Sheep is the eighth significant sign of the 12-year cycle of Chinese animals, which appear in the Chinese zodiac calendar. The Year of the Sheep is related to the earthly branch symbol. As per Chinese traditions, people who are born under this sign are truly artistic and creative; however, these characters may not be true with all rams.

General Personality:

Ram is the most

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Year of the Rat

Rat Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Rat is a protector and symbol of material and mortal prosperity. It is an animal associated with immense wealth, riches, charm, and discipline, yet also related to aggression, courage, death, destruction, war, the occult and darkness, mystery, and violence. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Rat is related to earthly and mortal branch. In many regions of the world, a year of this

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Year of the Rooster

Rooster Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Rooster or Cock is one of the meek and stubborn 12-year cycles of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac calendar related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Rooster is related to the earthly branch character.

General Personality:

The people who belong to this sign have the ability to observe things very carefully. The most amazing thing with them is that they are always right

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Year of the Tiger

Tiger Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Tiger associated with good and favorable fortune, extreme power, and fierce royalty, is considered both fearful and respectful. Everyone rushes forward to seek his or her protection and wisdom. In general, the Chinese view this symbol as the king of the jungle while this sign is related to the branch symbol.

General Personality:

These people are very tough and they are very difficult resist! They are very

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Year of the Snake

Snake Chinese Zodiac personality:

The Snake or a serpent is one of the well-known and recognized 12-year cycles of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac of the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Snake is related to the earthly branch symbol.

General Personality:

No one can match the wisdom and intelligence of a snake born individual! He or she is the smartest and enigmatic person of all and most philosophers, theologians

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