|The Chinese animal signs
are a 12-year cycle used for dating the year. They represent a cyclical
concept of time, rather than the western linear concept. The Chinese Lunar
Calendar is based on the cycles of the month, and is constructed in a different
fashion than the western solar calendar. It is the longest chronological
record in history, dating from 2600 B.C., when Emperor Huang Ti introduced
the first cycle of the zodiac.
The Chinese Lunar Calendar
names each of the twelve years after an animal. Legend has it that Buddha
summoned all the animals to come to him before he departed from earth.
Only twelve came to bid him farewell and as a reward he named a year after
each one in the order they arrived.
The Chinese believe the animal
ruling the year in which a person is born has a profound influence on personality,
saying: "This is the animal that hides in your heart." So depending on
your particular year of birth, you may be a rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon,
snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog or pig.
Year 2006 is the year of
the Dog. Among the zodiac animal, Dog individuals are the most humanitarian.
A person born in the year of the Dog is honest, intelligent and straightforward.
He has a deep sense of loyalty and a passion for justice and fair play.
Born with an innate sense
of decency and a need for equilibrium in a chaotic world, he strongly denounce
injustice and wrongdoing. His warmth, empathy and genuine interest in others
win him many close friendships.
November is the month of
the dog individual. His time is from 7:00 PM to 8:59 PM. His direction
of orientation is west-northwest and his color is light yellow.