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Chinese Zodiac Symbol � Rat #1
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The ancient Chinese people developed a sophisticated science of astrology that continues to have a profound influence in China today. Rooted in the fundamentals of Taoism, it evolved into a system vastly different from Western astrology. Rather than determining personality by the time of year in which you were born, Taoist astrology focuses on the year itself to determine one's character. The years form a twelve-year cycle of signs, each named after an animal. Each lunar year is depicted by a characteristic animal trait; your birth year determines your dominant animal sign. The 12 animals that appear on the Chinese Zodiac calendar include rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar.
Chinese Zodiac Symbol - Rat: Those born in the Zi years are clever and bright, ambitious, having broad interests and strong ability in adapting to the environment and able to react adequately to any changes. They are quick-witted, full of ideas and adept in understanding others. They are gifted in many ways, and have an easy going manner. The females are particularly clean in habit, and good at house-keeping. They are active and pleasant, tactful and fantastic, and are able to grasp opportunities. Those Sheng Xiao belonging to the Mouse are acute in perception, could do everything and manage well in multiple ways. They seem to have interests in everything and hope to participate in doing it and really do it very well. In love, although they are fit to the opposite sex, but are also easily involved in romantic affairs.