Chinese Astrologyis 1 of the old civilisation which has restructured theastrology based on 12 zodiac & 5 key elements of universe & involved over a timeperiod with different changes in theenvironment.Chinese Astrology is characterized by a rare measure of all the five elements.
Thebirth year does not just represent your age! the year of birth indicates a certain time or aspect of a sixty-year cycle of time. 3 systems are used for calculating and classifying different years: They are ten Heavenly Stems, the twelve Earthly Branches and the twelve Animals.
The correctt origins of the twelve animal system are not known. However, legend has it that, once upon a time, the Jade King was bored, having nothing much to do in the Heaven. He did not know was happening on Earth, as he had servants completing his wishes and desires. He decided that he wanted to watch the animals in the earth so he sent word to his advisors to get him twelve animals ) The advisor first sbrought the Rat, telling him to come with the cat. The Rat's did not ttell cat because of jealousy
Further invitations were sent on to the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Ram, the Monkey, the Rooster and the Dog,and were told to be present in the palace. When they gathered in front of the king, he found that they wereonly eleven, instead of twelve as he had requested. The king sent his slavet down to Earth to get a twelfth animal. The servant ran into a man who was carrying a Pig, and he accidently grabbed it and delivered it to the king.