Chinese Zodiac

Definition of Chinese Zodiac

This astrology system from China is based on a 12 year cycle. There are twelve animals and five elements in the system. The attributes of each animal affect the year associated with that animal as well as the people born in that year. The elements follow a five year cycle. The 12 Chinese zodiac animals are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The five Chinese zodiac elements are metal, wood, fire, water and earth.

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Ephemeris

An ephemeris is a map of the planets. Because the planets are in constant motion, that map is going to change constantly. Ephemerides come in either midnight or noon versions, and show you where the planets are (or were for a date in the past or will be for a date in the future) at either midnight or noon GMT.

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