Monday, January 19, 2009

Understanding your Chinese zodiac sign...

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: the Dragon.

The fabric of Chinese culture is intrinsically woven with the Chinese Zodiac Symbols; they permeate countless Chinese legends, and are a rich source of wisdom as well as of entertainment.

Here you will find a "crash course" on the Chinese Zodiac Symbols: Each video tutorial provides a quick introduction into the main traits and characteristics of each sign.

On the second session of this post, you will be presented with all the Zodiac symbols written in Chinese.

After the videos, you have a summing up of all the animals for astrological signs for Chinese astrology.

If you know of other YouTube videos on the Chinese zodiacs, please let me know.


Dates and Traits of each of the Chinese Zodiac Symbols

This amazing collection of videos is brought to us by the folks of Expert Village.

The presenter (sorry, I just can’t get her name right...), gives us brief explanations of the traits pertaining to each Chinese Zodiac Symbol. She does go a little but too quickly, though; therefore, I wrote a summary of each Chinese zodiac sign at the end of this post.

Highly educative and a must-watch!

1 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Rat

2 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Ox

3 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Tiger

4 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Rabbit

5 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Dragon

6 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Snake

7 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Horse

8 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Sheep

9 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Monkey

10 - Chinese Zodiac Signs: The Rooster

11 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Dog

12 - Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Pig

Writing the Chinese Zodiacs

This next presentation will show you the zodiac symbols written in Chinese and teach you the strokes necessary to write them.

It was uploaded by crazyhanyu (Cool name! :-).

Summing up...

Here you have a list with all the animals for astrological signs for Chinese astrology:

Chiense Zodiac Symbols: The Rat.Dates: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008...

Strengths: Systematic, meticulous, charismatic and charming.

Weaknesses: Selfish, judgmental and scheming.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Ox. Dates: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009...

Strengths: Calm, patient, a hard worker.

Weaknesses: narrow minded, strict, demanding.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: the Tiger. Dates: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 210...

Strengths: Daring, vigorous, sincere.

Weaknesses: quick-tempered, reckless, selfish.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Rabbit. Dates: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011...

Strengths: Kind, amiable and elegant.

Weaknesses: Detached, moody and opportunistic.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Dragon. Dates: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012...

Strengths: Vigorous, self-confident and noble.

Weaknesses: Demanding, dogmatic and brash.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Snake. Dates: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013...

Strengths: Wise, sensual and shrewd.

Weaknesses: distrustful, loner and not communicative.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Horse. Dates: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014...

Strengths: Cheerful, perceptive and agile both physically and mentally.

Weaknesses: arrogant, rude and stubborn.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Sheep. Dates: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015...

Strengths: Sympathetic, shy and gentle.

Weaknesses: Pessimistic, indecisive and a complainer.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Monkey. Dates: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1943, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016...

Strengths: Motivator, inquisitive and innovative.

Weaknesses: Cunning, manipulative and snobbish.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Rooster. Dates: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1944, 1957, 1969,, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017...

Strengths: Neat, organized and decisive.

Weaknesses: Critical, egotistical and opinionated.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Dog. Dates: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018...

Strengths: Loyal, attractive and unpretentious.

Weaknesses: Pessimistic, a worrier and a tad judgmental.

Chinese Zodiac Symbols: The Pig. Dates: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019...

Strengths: Honest, humble and sociable.

Weaknesses: naive, over-dependent and fatalistic.

Feng Shui and the Chinese Astrology

Fancy throwing an oriental party? First, learn the tips on how to do it from Chinese Astrologer, Ting-Foon Chik. On this YouTube video, she takes us on a learning journey on how to use Chinese Zodiac Symbols to prepare a great and energy-balanced party, from decoration to food:

Books on the Chinese Zodiac Symbols

The YouTubers

All these videos posted are thanks to the wonderful work done by the following YouTubers:

Chinese Zodiac Symbols with the Expert Village.
Expert Village

Chinese Zodiac Symbols with Foon Chic

Chinese Zodiac Symbols with Crazyhanyu

For more information on the Chinese Zodiac Symbols, visit these sites:

1 - Want to know more about Chinese Astrology? Visit Chinese Zodiac for an overview of what the Chinese Horoscope is all about.

2 - I found to be very thorough in their descriptions of the Chinese Zodiac. Tell me what you think about it…

3 - Ningtiger's wonderful blog offers us an introduction on Chinese Astrology and brief explanations on the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. Pay her a visit and discover how the Chinese Horoscope works.

4 - Most of the photographs on this blog comes from Stock-XCHNG, one of the best sites for free (and paid) photos on the Web. Their archive of photos is astounding!

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