Fire snake. Metal dragon. Water horse.
These aren't creatures from fiction. They're the unique combos in Chinese astrology that reveal who you are and how others respond to you.
Based on ancient legend and the lunar calendar, the eastern zodiac is represented by 12 animals and 5 elements, making up the 60-year cycle of the calendar.
Chinese Astrology vs. Western Astrology
Western astrology is based on the position of the constellations in relation to Earth.
Chinese astrology is built around the lunar calendar created more than 2,000 years ago. It marked the start of a new year on the new moon before the winter solstice.
Like Western astrology, Chinese astrology has 12 signs but these are represented by animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
The traditional Chinese calendar describes each year in two characters. The lower one denotes one of the 12 animals and the upper one of the five elements: wood, water, earth, and metal. They alternate in a certain order and create a sixty-year cycle, at the end of which the combinations begin to repeat.
Each of the five elements is associated with a planet in the solar system:
- Fire - Mars
- Wood - Jupiter
- Water - Mercury
- Earth - Saturn
- Metal - Venus
2022 Chinese Astrology Report
According to the Chinese astrological calendar, 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger, a noble but impulsive sign.
King of all beasts, the tiger is a symbol of strength, courage, overcoming evil, and good luck. Water, a quiet and restful element, softens the tiger's harsher edges.
A Water Tiger is confident and intelligent. They love to learn and create. Water Tigers don't like to accept help but must learn to let others in, though they should be cautious who they trust. Care should be taken when making big decisions.
What's your Chinese astrology personality?
There's a lot more to Chinese astrology than one animal and one element. Experienced astrologers can create an in-depth profile that examines the symbols corresponding to your day and month of birth too.
You can also find out what the Water Tiger means for your coming year. Just find a professional astrologer who specializes in eastern zodiac to gain insights into your love life, social life, finances, career, and more!
What to ask a Chinese astrologer?
- What should I pay attention to at the beginning of the year?
- What time of the year will be favorable for my private life?
- What aspects of my life will be most lucky in 2022?