Some say Chinese astrology has it's foundations in the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures of 5,000 years ago.
Others say Chinese astrology began around 2600 B.C. with the Yellow Emperor, who introduced the
lunar calendar. Most say Chinese and Asian astrology and horoscopes combine the stars, the moon,
birth dates with the I Ching (as well as one's astrological sign).
Legend has it that Buddha summoned all the animals before he departed from Earth. Only twelve came.
The Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar.
As reward for
honoring Buddha's request, these twelve were granted a form of immortality by becoming the
twelve astrological signs. Some think the biggest difference between the western
and Chinese Zodiacs is the names for the astrological signs.
That's really not true.
One of the biggest differences between western astrology and eastern astrology is that western astrology
grants more influence to the sun where eastern astrology grants more influence to the moon. Perhaps
the truth lie in between. "East is east, and west is west, and never the
twain shall meet ... ", except where you're standing. I guess you could say, truthfully, that one person's east is another's west, eh?
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