From the ancient days, people created calendar in order to count years, months, days, and hours. Furthermore, astrology signs calendar can be used to forecast one’s future and predict one’s characteristic. Despite the fact that it may be entertaining, yet be less scientifically sound, more and more people are interested in studying its mysterious secrets. While the Western people have their own calendar, the Eastern people also have their own system. What are the similarities as well as the difference between these two calendars? Let’s see!
Eastern Astrology Signs Calendar
In old-world Asia, the Chinese Zodiac is the preeminent calendar which has dominated from 533 BC until now. It was originated based on Chinese astrology, cosmology, and divination. Chinese Zodiac includes “10 stems, 12 animals” with a sexagenary (60-year) cycle. 12 animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal takes turn to dominate each year with one of the ten stems. The cycle for a couple of Stem-Animal is 60 years. 12 animals not only stand for a year, but also stand for 12 months, 365 days, and 24 hours. Everybody is supposed to possess the character of the animal that dominates the year he/she was born. It can be utilized to choose the lucky day for wedding, funeral, traveling, construction, starting a business, opening shops, and so on. Nowadays, Chinese Astrology Signs Calendar is still being used in many Asian and Western countries as a useful method of divination.
Western Astrology Signs Calendar
European people, on the other hand, originated Zodiac Horoscope. Being similar to Chinese Zodiac, there are 12 symbols (things, animals, human being or semi-human being) in Western Astrology Signs Calendar. These 12 zodiacs take turn to dominate each month in one year. Aries (Ram) (20/3 – 20/4), Taurus (Bull) (20/4 – 20/5), Gemini (Twins) (20/5 – 21/6), Cancer (Crab) (21/6 – 22/7), Leo (Lion) (22/7 – 23/8), Virgo (Virgin) (23/8 – 22/9), Libra (Balance) (22/9 – 23/10), Scorpio (Scorpion) (23/10 – 22/11), Sagittarius (Archer) (22/11 – 21/12), Capricorn (Goat) (21/12 – 20/1), Aquarius (Waterman) (21/1 – 18/2), Pisces (Fishes) (18/2 – 20/3). People are supposed to possess the unique characteristic according to the zodiac that they were born under. Astrologers can also predict one’s future based on his/her Zodiac.
Despite the difference in geology and culture, both kinds of astrology signs calendar play an important role in astrology, meteorology, and divination. Astrology has been, and still remain, a source of fun and fascination for people all over the world and of varying cultures.
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