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Chinese Almanac Photos



Does your character follow the animal you were supposedly belong



The Chinese Almanac photos are taken in Penang in one of our famous temple. But have you ever wondered how these animals become symbols of Chinese horoscope? How did these twelve animals become the Chinese Almanac or Zodiac signs? One may ask?


Well, as the legends goes, Buddha called all the animals to meet him before departing from this world. Twelve obedient animals came to pay their last respects and for that, they are remembered till this day.


The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time.


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The animal ruling the year of your birth exercises a profound influence on your life. It is thought that each Chinese Astrology Sign embodies its Animal's characteristics, as seen by Eastern eyes, in the people born that year.


So a person will be cunning or tenacious or whatever their sign is. Each Chinese Horoscope Sign comes in five flavors so to speak and they are: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth.


So instead of a sign lasting only 30 days or so, Chinese signs last a year and each is repeated once every 60 years. Check for incompatibility here.


The magnificent twelve formed the Chinese Almanac or Zodiac in the order they arrived. And you know what, it is also said that we bear resemblance to the animal ruling the year.Chinese Almanac Photos


The system of the twelve year cycle of animal signs was built from observations of the orbit of Jupiter. Chinese astronomers divided the celestial circle into 12 sections.


As the sayinggoes, "This is the animal that hides in your heart." Happy checking.


The above stone monuments can be seen in Kek Lok See Temple, next to the huge statue of Goddess Of Mercy. Did you ever wondered why the cat, the only domesticated animal was left out? :) I will tell you soon.



Chinese Alamanac Rat

Number One : RAT

Year: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Greatest Affinity : Dragon, Monkey

Greatest Enmity : Horse


Chinese almanac cow

Number Two : OX

Year: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Greatest Affinity : Rooster, Snake

Greatest Enmity : SheepChinese Almanac Photos


Chinese almanac tiger

Number Three : TIGER

Year: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Greatest Affinity : Dog, Horse

Greatest Enmity : Monkey


Chinese Alamanac Rabbit

Number Four : RABBIT

Year: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Greatest Affinity : Sheep, Boar

Greatest Enmity : Rooster


Chinese Almanac Dragon

Number Five : DRAGON

Year: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Greatest Affinity : Rat , Monkey

Greatest Enmity : Dog


Chinese almanac snake

Number Six : SNAKE

Year: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Greatest Affinity : Ox , Rooster

Greatest Enmity : BoarChinese Almanac Photos


Chinese almanac Horse

Number Seven : HORSE

Year:1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Greatest Affinity : Tiger, Dog

Greatest Enmity : Rat


Chinese Almanac Goa

Number Eight : GOAT

Year: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Greatest Affinity : Rabbit, Boar

Greatest Enmity : Ox


Chinese almanac monkey

Number Nine : MONKEY

Year: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Greatest Affinity : Dragon, Rat

Greatest Enmity : TigerChinese Almanac Photos


Chinese Almanac Rooster

Number Ten : ROOSTER

Year: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Greatest Affinity : Ox, Snake

Greatest Enmity : Rabbit


Chinese Almanac Dog

Number Eleven : DOG

Year: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Greatest Affinity : Tiger , Horse

Greatest Enmity : Dragon


Chinese Almanac Boar

Number Twelve : PIG

Year: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Greatest Affinity : Rabbit, Sheep

Greatest Enmity : Snake


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