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.

TERM OF THE DAY

Waxing Moon

The moon is waxing when it is growing from new to full. This period makes up the first half of the lunar calendar. During this time, the moon will pass through approximately six of the astrological signs. There is much folklore about what activities to do and not to do during a waxing moon.

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