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Chinese Zodiac Project

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Maya Greally

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The Chinese Zodiacs By Chien and Maya The Zodiacs In Conclusion Chinese Characters Questions What is your zodiac? Origins The 12 Zodiacs How it Works What You Should Know During the Han Dynasty, when the zodiacs were first put to use, their order was chosen according the animal’s personalities and their living habits. Ancient astronomers noticed that there were 12 full moons in one year, so much of the calendar is based on 12. This is why there are 12 animals. The 12 animals also correspond to the 12 earthly branches. Rat (Zishi)
Ox (Choushi)
Tiger (Yinshi)
Rabbit (Maoshi)
Dragon (Chenshi)
Snake (Sishi)
Horse (Wushi)
Ram (Weishi)
Monkey (Shenshi)
Rooster (Youshi)
Dog (Xushi)
Pig (Haishi) The Chinese zodiacs are very similar to the ten heavenly stems and twelve earthly branches, which is a Chinese calendar system. The zodiacs were originally created to count the years, as the commonly used Christian calendar was not in use at the time. The Rat Rats are smart, successful, and are popular among others. They are also clever, thoughtful, kind and very clean. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: zi
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): shui (water)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: southeast, northeast
Lucky Colors: blue, golden, green; Avoid: yellow and brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3; Avoid: 5, 9
Lucky Flowers: lily, African violet, lily of the valley The Ox A person born in the year of the ox is careful, hard working, and takes things steadily. They’re very introspective and hold their values highly. However, they’re poor at communication and are very obstinate. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: chou
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: southeast, due south and due north
Lucky Colors: blue, red, purple; Avoid: white, green
Lucky Numbers: 9, 1; Avoid: 3, 4
Lucky Flowers: tulip, evergreen, peach blossom The Tiger Earthly Branch of Birth Year: yin
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): mu (wood)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: south, east, southeast
Lucky Colors: blue, grey, white, orange; Avoid: golden, silver, brown, black
Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 4; Avoid: 6, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: Cineraria Tigers are intelligent, well respected, valiant and trusted by others. They have a strong sense of themselves but may put themselves before others. They may disrespect authority and can make hasty decisions. The Rabbit People born in the year of the rabbit are soft-spoken, friendly, kind, sensitive, modest, and hate arguing. They also hate having a dull life, and often like to spice things up. As a result of this, they often cannot delve deep into themselves and are very extroverted. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: mao
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): mu (wood)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south
Lucky Colors: red, pink, purple, blue; Avoid: dark brown, dark yellow, white
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 7, 8
Lucky Flowers: snapdragon, flower of fragrant plantainlily, nerve plant The Dragon The Snake The Horse The Ram The Monkey The Rooster The Dog The Pig Earthly Branch of Birth Year: chen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: west, north, northwest
Lucky Colors: golden, silver, hoary; Avoid red, green, purple, black
Lucky Numbers: 1, 7, 6; Avoid 9, 8, 3
Lucky Flowers: bleeding heart vine, larkspur Earthly Branch of Birth Year: si
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: northeast, southwest and south
Lucky Colors: red, light yellow, black; Avoid: white, golden, brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7; Avoid 1, 6, 5
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold People who are dragons are very smart, excitable, lively, and don’t let a challenge get them down. They are very romantic but do not often give true love. Since they are so efficient in work they often give criticism. Snakes have a good temper and are
incredibly passionate. They hate to fail
but have sympathy for anyone else
who does. However they get jealous
easily and will often have relationship
problems. If you’re extroverted, people like you, you like to entertain, are cheerful and not stubborn than you were probably born in the year of the horse. Horses are also not able to be constrained, though, and usually have very bad tempers. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wei
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: golden, coffee
Lucky Numbers:3, 9, 4; Avoid: 7, 6, 8
Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, alice flower Ram are usually very kind hearted, polite and tender. They often have symmetrical features. They don’t openly show love but they enjoy compliments from family and friends. They’re shy too, which means they don’t have many friends. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: shen
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): jin (metal)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: north, northwest, west
Lucky Colors: white, golden, blue; Avoid: red, black, grey, dark coffee
Lucky Numbers: 1, 8, 7; Avoid: 9, 2, 5
Lucky Flowers: chrysanthemum People born in the year of the monkey are very versatile, lively, hard working and creative. Due to this, they are very good at solving problems. This also will make them arrogant and causes them to mouth off to anyone who doubts or offends them. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: you
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): jin (metal)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: west, southwest, northeast
Lucky Colors: golden, brown, brownish yellow, yellow; Avoid white green
Lucky Numbers: 7, 5, 8; Avoid: 3, 9, 1
Lucky Flowers: gladiola, impatiens, cockscomb Roosters are very deep thinkers and have lots of self respect. They keep themselves busy and neat, making sure they do not fall behind other people. They’re also very conceited and arrogant, having emotions that swing from high to low. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: xu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): tu (earth)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: east, southeast, south
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: rose, oncidium, cymbidium orchids People who are dogs are very straight foward, courageous, loyal, stubborn, and fall in love easily. They’re also very sharp tongued and unreliable when it comes to relationships. They often flaunt themselves. Earthly Branch of Birth Year: hai
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): shui (water)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: southeast, northeast
Lucky Colors: yellow, grey, brown, golden; Avoid: red, blue, green
Lucky Numbers: 2, 5, 8; Avoid 3, 1, 9
Lucky Flowers: hydrangea, pitcher plant, marguerite Pigs are chivalrous, gallant, frank, and do whatever they want to. They are optimistic and not afraid of obstacles. They rarely lie unless necessary. Pigs easily fall into traps because they are very trusting. What were the twelve heavenly stems and the ten earthly branches used for? An ancient Chinese calendar system What was a commonly used number based on the moon used in ancient China? 12 Name at least six of the twelve zodiacs.
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