A Short History and Legends of Chinese Astrology

HISTORY

Aatrology is one of the most anicent of the Chinese philosophies. It is at least 2,000 years old. Originally, astrology was inseparable from astronomy. The two were considered to be one discipline. China has one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and from very early on practitioners of astronomy/astrology were always present as officials of the im[perial court.

In ancient China, astrology was used to reveal what was expected to happen to a nation. It was not until the beginning of the Christian ear that astrology began to be used to give individual readings. By the Tand dynasty (618-907 A. D.), a whole encyclopedia had been written about the art of giving personal astrological readings.

LEGENDS

The origin of the 12 animals signs of the Chinese astrology is unclear. Chinese legend attributes the creation of the signs to the Yellow Emperor in 2637 B. C. The Yellow Emperor is a semimythical figure in Chinese history. Other legends credit Buddha (c. 563 – c. 48B.C.) with the creation of the 12 – animal cycle. Apparently, he invited all the animals to visit him, but, for some reason, only 12 showed up. To Thank them, Buddha gave each animal a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone throughout history. The years were allocated in the order which the animal had arrived.

From The Little Giant Encyclopedia of the Zodiac

This link takes you to Amazon.com where the book I am and will be quoting from is for sale. This book covers both Astrological Zodiac we usually use for astrology readings and also the Chinese Zodiac. There is a section where they explain how using the two signs together can give you an even better idea of your personal astrology readings. The book cover has changed from red with white lettering to a black and gold with red and white lettering. Both books are exactly the same the gold and black is just an updated cover.

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Astrology of Today – November 4, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – November 4, 2015

Summary:

 

  • The Moon is in Leo until 9:22 PM.
  • The Moon is void until 9:22 PM (since 8:46 PM yesterday).
  • The Moon is in Virgo from 9:22 PM forward (until Saturday, November 7th, at 10:14 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase.
  • A Last Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and a New Moon will occur on November 11th.

Your Weekly Astrology: November 2-8, 2015

Weekly Astrology: November 2-8, 2015

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Astrology of Today – October 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – October 31, 2015

Summary:

 

  • The Moon is in Gemini until 5:09 AM.
  • The Moon is void until 5:09 AM (since yesterday at 10:51 PM).
  • The Moon is in Cancer from 5:09 AM forward (until Monday, November 2nd, at 10:47 AM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
  • A Full Moon occurred on the 27th in the sign of Taurus, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on November 3rd.

Astrology of Today – September 28, 2015

Astrology of Today – September 28, 2015

 


Summary:

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•The Moon is in Aries all day (until Tuesday, September 29th, at 2:56 PM).
•The Moon is waning and in its Full Moon phase.
•A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred last night in the sign of Aries.
•Venus turned direct on September 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
•Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).

Astrology of Today – September 22, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – September 22, 2015

Summary:

This is a day for opening up to new ways of approaching our lives, and especially our relationships and resources.

The Moon is in Capricorn all day (until Wednesday, September 23rd, at 1:51 PM).
The Moon is waxing and in its First Quarter phase.
A First Quarter Moon occurred yesterday, and a Full Moon /Lunar Eclipse will occur on the 27th.
Venus turned direct on September 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
Mercury is retrograde (Mercury is retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).
The Sun will enter Libra tomorrow.

Astrology of Today – September 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – September 12, 2015

Summary:

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•The Moon is in Virgo all day (until Sunday, September 13th, at 10:40 PM).
•The Moon is waning and its Waning Crescent/Balsamic phase .
•A Last Quarter Moon occurred on the 5th, and a New Moon/Solar Eclipse will occur tomorrow.
•Venus turned direct on the 6th and is in its post-retrograde shadow until October 9th.
•Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury will retrograde from September 17-October 9 in Libra).

Astrology of Today – September 4, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – September 4, 2015

Summary:

Ceres and Juno are moving towards a trine in earth signs Capricorn and Virgo, and Jupiter in earthy Virgo is supported by practical, devoted Vesta in Aries today. Both influences contribute to a feeling of satisfaction tending to and nurturing our pet projects, favorite people, and practical concerns or basic needs today.

  • The Moon is in Taurus until 7:47 AM.
  • The Moon is void from 6:20 AM to 7:47 AM.
  • The Moon is in Gemini from 7:47 AM forward (until September 6th, at 1:39 PM).
  • The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
  • A Full Moon occurred on August 29th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur tomorrow morning.
  • Venus is retrograde and heading towards a direct station (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
  • Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury retrograde will occur from September 17-October 9 in Libra).

 

Astrology of Today – September 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Astrology of Today – September 2, 2015


Summary:

Jupiter in challenging aspect with Uranus is a restless influence. We might take risks for the sake of freedom, and should watch that these are not foolish ones. We don’t want to feel boxed in, tied down, or restricted now. This is a time during which we can open ourselves up to new ways of thinking. However, we could also too easily avoid taking responsibility for things that truly matter.
•The Moon is in Aries until 5:01 AM.
•The Moon is void until 5:01 AM (since 12:37 PM yesterday).
•The Moon is in Taurus from 5:01 AM forward (until Friday, September 4th, at 7:47 AM).
•The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase.
•A Full Moon occurred on August 29th, and a Last Quarter Moon will occur on September 5th.
•Venus is retrograde (Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6).
•Mercury is in its pre-retrograde shadow (Mercury retrograde will occur from September 17-October 9 in Libra).