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Updated 2013-02-05 20:52:04
In China the White Rabbit is dressed in pure white fur, with red eyes. While the rabbit is a symbol of elegance, beauty and purity.
Rabbits have a great vitality and a high degree of fertility. He is ready to mate at any time, hot rabbit while the rabbit is lust and fertility. Thus, the rabbit represents regeneration, Spring. In the West, a rabbit and colored eggs are the mascot of Easter. In China, the rabbit is a symbol of attractive people, the rabbit is the new life and symbol of prosperity. The Year of the Rabbit gives people the opportunity to make a fortune.
The characters of the Chinese people of the sign is just like a bunny rabbit himself. With a sensitive hearing and vision, the Rabbit is able at any time to detect the slightest movement around, and if it seems the signs of distress, any danger, he would slink away at lightning speed. Therefore, there is the old Chinese saying “In Quiet as a sleeping child, the Movement as a rabbit fleeing”. Thus, the rabbit symbolizes a high degree of vigilance and vulnerability to panic. For the ability of the rabbit hole to dig complex, it is given the capacity for change and intervention in emergencies.
Zodiac signs in the rabbit came in fourth, it is the branch Mao of the ancient twelve Earthly Branches (DiZhi in Ganzi) called as rabbit Mao. In antiquity there is the battle flag of the God Bunny Dingmao, its role is to protect soldiers from rabbit sign during the war. The rabbit is a symbol of the moon, probably in the eyes of the ancients, the dark spots on the moon gleaming like rabbits popping. While the rabbit is considered animal Yin, or female animal, China, Africa, Egypt, Greece, Celtic and other cultures associate the rabbit and the Menstrual Reprodeuction.
In China, the rabbit is a symbol of longevity. In Taoist philosophy, the immortal rabbit can produce the elixir of life. Under the laurel the rabbit jigsaw pieces of plants and minerals with a mortar to prepare drugs. And later, the rabbit became a symbol of the pharmaceutical industry.
In Buddhist legend, the Buddha's previous life, when he was still a normal human being, he traveled to meditation and ritual practice outside. In the forest he had nothing to eat, he is starving and dying. With the bravery, the rabbit jumped into the fire, turning himself into cooked meat palatable to save the life of Buddha. To express their gratitude and the memory to the rabbit, Buddhists are vegetarians. Thus, rabbits are known to be faithful to the Saviour of the Universe, and a symbol of self-sacrifice.
In Christian paintings, one can see all three rabbits, ears form a triangular diagram to represent the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In paintings of the Virgin Mary, it is seen at his side stood a rabbit, a symbol of control over lust.
In Greek mythology, the rabbit is the pet of the god of love Aphrodite, and closely linked to the fertility of women.
So from every point of view, the year of the rabbit is a harbinger of peace, the year of good health and happiness.
The age is calculated on the Chinese Lunar Year, Gregorian year is probably a year ahead between January and March. Age thus obtained is valid for the native born after Chinese New Year. If you were born before this date, you will have one year less.
Each Chinese Year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar possesses an animal sign. Your Chinese Sign is simply the one of the Chinese Lunar Year at the moment of your birth.
In effect, in the Chinese Horoscope, The Zodiac Signs are annual, that are represented by 12 animals. And each 12 years make a complet set of chinese zodiac cycle. Each animal is a member of the Dizhi (地支), or the Earth Branches:
According to your birthdate and birthplace, your personal portrait can be plotted. So we can decribe your life way, here the so called "Life Book".
We don't take into account the time difference of the timezone of your birthplace compared to the Beijing timezone (CUT+8 or GMT+8), we have an accuracy of 24 hours at the maximum.
Here is a list of Chinese Sign and dates of Chinese Nea Year in the nearest years.
One can find the first citation of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the ancient book 《Book of Songs, Shijing, 诗经》 on 1000 BC..
The entropologues attribute these signs to the animalism: the worship of animals.
How are ordained animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig ?
It was once the Yellow Emperor selects 12 animals to be custodians of the palace. The cat says to the rat to register him as a candidate. Unfortunately, the rat has forgotten, the cat has never been chosen, since then the cat and rat become enemies.
Among the candidates there is the elephant. With its small size, the rat has entered the trunk of the elephant, the elephant ran as soon. Among the remaining animals, they first chose the buffalo as their leader.
The rat is very intelligent, he climbs on the back of the buffalo, the pig is also cons, then the rat was placed first, while the pig is the last.
The tiger and the dragon are not happy, for consolation, the tiger is named king of the mountains, and the dragon king of the sea, they are placed after the rat and buffalo.
The white rabbit does not accept this arrangement, he claims a race with the dragon. In the end result, he is plced before the dragon.
Then the dog does not accept the result, in a fit of rage, he bit the white rabbit. As a punishment, it is placed before the last.
The snake, horse, goat, monkey and rooster were engaged in combat as one by one, each has earned its place as the result. Finally we reached the classification of the 12 zodiacal animals of the Chinese Zodiac Signs.
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