Monthly Archives: February 2018

FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY®: 2018 Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog

2018 – Chinese Year of the Yang Earth Dog

Bringing Golden Age Feng Shui to the West. ™ Water Dragon Inc. –  Kathleen I. Kimball (Kik)

2018 Animal Sign Forecast: DOG [Joey Yap] – YouTube

2018 The Year of the Yang Earth Dog

What is Chinese Astrology? When is Chinese New Year?

by Michele Duffy, BTB M.F.S., of SPACE AS MEDICINE Feng Shui

Asian astrology is based on astronomy, philosophy, and traditional calendars, and is the divination of the timing of the future. In particular, it is based on a 60-year cycle documented since the time of the Chinese Shang Dynasty (1760 – 1520 BCE). This foundational cycle combines two cycles — the 10 heavenly stems (the five elements of water, wood, fire, earth & metal in their yin or female and yang or male forms) plus the 12 earthly branches, or the 12-year cycle of animals, referred to as the Chinese zodiac (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit/Hare, Snake, Dragon, Horse, Ram/Sheep, Monkey, Rooster/Chicken, Dog, and Pig).

The Chinese animal zodiac also operates on a cycle of months (the 12 animals each rule one of the 12 months) or “moons,” and of hours of the day (12 animals rule two-hour periods each, adding up to a 24-hour day).

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