is based upon a twelve year lunar cycle. Native zodiac sign is determined by the year in which he/she were born. Each sign and those born under it, are represented by one of twelve animals. The twelve animals are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. These 12 animals represent the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac. 12 Chinese Zodiac signs are associated with Five Elements Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth so each animal can be converted into Five Elements. Chinese Astrology uses the balance theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements to predict people future. If these Five Elements are balanced, you will be lucky. When they are out of balance, cause you trouble.
Legend Behind Twelve Animal Zodiac Sign
Twelve animals of the were chosen by Buddha. When was near death he invited all the animals to visit him. Only twelve came: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. For visiting him, Buddha honored each by using them to represent the twelve Zodiac of Chinese Lunar year.
2011 ~ Year of Metal Rabbit
According to Chinese Astrology Calendar 2011 is the Year of Metal Rabbit and it will start on