12 Chinese Zodiac Animals 2016
This is definitely the year for Monkey Business where one monkey meets another brings unpredictability! Nevertheless, there will be surprising developments and opportunities awaiting for our Monkey friends. Do keep calm, stay positive and keep a steady pace for our dear Monkey friends.
We shall take a look at the overall Fortune Forecast of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals 2016 & some Feng Shui Cures for each Chinese zodiac sign. It is definitely good to know if the Chinese Zodiac Animals is compatible with the Monkey & if the energy is smooth & calm in the year 2016.
If Fire Monkey 2016 is not a smooth year for your ZODIAC, what can you do to protect & counteract along the way. Refer to the below information on the fortune of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals 2016.
The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals, also referred to as Sheng Xiao, is in accordance to a 12 year cycle that relates each year to an animal. Zodiac is historically very similar to western astrology, where the 12 year cycle represents 12 circle of animals. Each year is related to an animal & its significant attributes in accordance to the 12 year cycle.
The Chinese Zodiac Animals are used for calculating years & is still adopted by chinese. It is very similar to how the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches are used for counting years.
The order of the 12 animals is based on each animal’s personality & the system originated in the Han Dynasty. The timing counter works along the number 12: one Ji equates to 12 years, one year has 12 months, one day has 12 time periods named as Shi Chen in Chinese.
The 12 animal signs traditionally begins with the rat & as follows. It is calculated with the correlation with Chinese lunar calendar. There are 12 full moons within one year which is associated with astronomy. Hence, Each animal sign related to an earthly branch, so the animal years were called Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Pig.
In very brief explanation, the Earthly Branches (地支) represent the Chinese system of telling the time.
This system was created by recording the observations of the orbit of Jupiter. Ancient Chinese Astronomers divided the Celestial Circle into 12 even parts. They adopted the method of following the orbit of Jupiter to derive the number of the orbit to 12 years. Jupiter was associated with η Boötis.
The 12 years of the Jupiter cycle also lead to the 12 months of the year, 12 animals, directions & Chinese timing in the form of double hours. When a Branch is used for a double hour, the listed periods are meant.
12 Chinese Zodiac Signs Table