A few readers have asked about another extensive astrological system, the Oriental or Chinese system of philosophy and living. This framework for knowing yourself and others has been studied and researched for thousands of years, possibly more than the western style of interpreting the stars. Just for a glimpse into a study that could literally take years to even begin to apply its lessons, let’s give you a quick list of which signs correspond to each other. Use this list to find online references for Chinese astrology, and continue building your ‘this is what I am’ self-knowledge. If you’re going to the beach, buy a few books on the subject and don’t forget the sunscreen. Those few hours spent studying the characteristics of a Goat, for example, may lead you to an entirely new career or mate.
Aries: March 21-April 19 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Dragon
Three matching characteristics: Constantly on the go; likes the spotlight, quick thinker.
Taurus: April 20-May 20 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Snake
Three matching characteristics: Stubborn; considers new ideas carefully, likes luxury.
Gemini: May 21-June 21 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Horse
Three matching characteristics: Very busy socially; wants things moving and changing, can’t stand routine.
Cancer: June 22-July 22 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Goat
Three matching characteristics: Devoted to home and family; tight with money, protective of those in the home.
Leo: July 23-August 22 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Monkey
Three matching characteristics: Can chat with anyone; likes for people to look up to him or her, problem-solver for others.
Virgo: August 23-September 22 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Rooster
Three matching characteristics: Helps the loved one’s career from behind the scenes; a born teacher, abundant flair and style.
Libra: September 23-October 22 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Dog
Three matching characteristics: Loyalty valued above all other things; always has a favorite cause, analytical.
Scorpio: October 23-November 21 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Pig
Three matching characteristics: Strong-willed; keeps secrets unto death, truth is the only path.
Sagittarius: November 22-December 21 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Rat
Three matching characteristics: thinks on his/her feet; own personal philosophy, at home with a window-washer or prime minister.
Capricorn: December 22-January 19 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Ox
Three matching characteristics: Taskmaster extraordinaire; never forgets a wrong, work is first and foremost.
Aquarius: January 20-February 18 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Tiger
Three matching characteristics: A born leader; destiny controls them instead of the other way around, friends by the hundreds.
Pisces: February 19-March 20 / Corresponds to the Chinese Sign of the Hare (or the Cat)
Three matching characteristics: Cautious when his/her life changes; doesn’t seek public applause, excellent organizer for friends.
Two systems for studying human nature certainly provide you with many more insights. Take notes while studying. There will be a test later on the material. – MZ