chinese astrology

During Zhou (1046–256 BC) and during the Han dynasty, Chinese astrology was established (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD). In the Han era, traditional Chinese culture was formalised in the familiar elements. Philosophical theory of yin-yang, five theoretically elementary, the concepts of the sky and earth and the Confucian morals. Chinese medicine, divination, astrology and alchemy were officially established.

Chinese astrology says that the fate of a person can be decided with respect to the positions of the sun, the moon, the comets, the person’s time of birth and the zodiac sign on the place where the main planets come into being at birth. From observations of the Jupiter orbit the System for the twelve year period of animal signs was built up. After the Jupiter sunset, Chinese astronomers broke into twelve parts the celestial circle and rounded it to 12 years. The constellation Sheti is aligned with Jupiter and it’s called Sheti occasionally.

In modern Chinese astronomy it is still regularly used in modern-day astrology. It is to divine one’s fortune to compute one’s fate and destiny based on birthday, season of birth and hours of birth, or Zi Wei Dou Shu (free from birth), z everyday life and astrology of the Purple star. There is a very different constellation from the west of Chinese 28, Xiu.


The belt of Orion is known by the term Shen or the trio of semigods, “Happiness, Fortune, Longevity” (Happiness, fortune, longevity). Xuan Wu (modern) is referred to as the seven northern constellations. The spirit of the northern sky, or Water Spirit in Taoism, is also known as Xuan Wu. Apart from the astrological readings of the celestial bodies, several fairy tales are based on the stars of sky.


The Summer Triangle, for example, is the cowherd trio (Altair), the weaving maiden fairy (Vega), and the fairy “tai bai” (Deneb). The Silver River divided the two prohibited lovers (the Milky Way). The birds form a bridge across the Milky Way every year. On the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese calendar. The cowherd brings two sons over the bridge to reunite with her fairy mother – two stars on either side of Altair. Chaperon are those two everlasting lovers.

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