Chapter 9: (complete)
Introduction to the Chinese Astrology
The chinese astrology doesn't require calculations,
therefore it is easier to use but far less precise in its information.
Nevertheless, if all the 5 paths and combinations are checked the outcome
will be the same as with all the details from the western astrology. There
are even some advantages within the chinese way. The animal symbols they
use are a good help for anyones imagination and the 5th elements are just
To combine western and chinese Astrology
is essential for a complete interpretation of any Horoscope, also to understand
the spirit of countries and towns. (Check the list for global positions,
and the chapter 5 x 12 years for more about this).
Notice: The 5 elements the chinese use
since thousands of years are slightly different to the 4 western ones.
Why that is so has been a major question for me. Why 5? What kind of element
is metal supposed to be? What about wood?
Well, all this questions found answers
with the time. Earth, fire and water are in both parts of the globe the
same. Metal, described as "enemy" of wood, could only be the strong winds
that uproot trees sometimes or break branches off, therefore metal must
Wood, meant as everything that grows on
earth, in all its amazing diversity, could only be the creative element
spirit. Spirit is so far known as the "holy" spirit in the bible but not
as an element.
My thoughts went further along this way:
If we humans create something new, where does it come from? From a idea!
From a dream. From our brain in general!! Which one of the known 4 western
elements is responsible for our ability to think? None! There was always
an element missing! The 5th element!
It is spirit that enables us to think,
dream, imagine and therefore to create, just like mother nature does. Think
about this, use your amount of the element spirit to check it out. With
whatever you may come up, in this book i'll name the chinese element metal
oxygen and the chinese element wood spirit.
I may add my final thoughts about the
I am certain there is actually even a
6th element. time! Because whatever has been created, never mind if it
was a nest by a bird, a computer by humans or a new kind of plant by mother
nature itself, each one of these creations have got a limit. Time.
But here i have to stop. More to this
issue can be found here
One other result of my element studies
has to be acknowledged too. If the chinese have the element fire in summer,
which is perfectly logical, why do some ancient astrology books still tell
us Cancer is a water sign, all though it arises in the fire of summer,
or (as another example) Capricorn is a earth sign, all though it arises
in the wet and cold winter?
I did vote for logic about this question.
That means, the determination of which element belongs to which western
signs is given by the season it comes up and nothing else! Detailed information
follows in each chapter of the 5 paths, also about the seasons for the
Here now the basics on how to use the chinese
Astrology, to get the maximum of information out of it.
The 5 Paths
Year - and its Element
Season - and its Element
(One of the 28 Moon houses)
Double-Hour - and its Element
will be indicated by the Ascendants position in the western Horoscope,
for example: 6º
For easier understanding i use here for
all the following combinations the same fictive birth time as example;
1955, July 15, 02 h 20 m.
The combinations herefore are:
/ Symbol of the Year
/ Symbol of the Day
= Fire Ox (July is a summer month).
of the Year / Western Symbol
= Goat / Cancer.
of the Day / Western Symbol
= Ox / Cancer.
of the Year / Double Hour
= Goat /Bull
of the Day / Double Hour
= Ox / Bull
To get started here are the tables for
the years and their elements.
The Years and the Elements.
TIME has naturally NO particular season!
Element on Element.
Minor No direct
ruled by) become...)
over...) nourished by...)
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complete table of elements here
This table could show you for instance
that you would perhaps be better off with a person born in a wood-year
-if you are born in a fire-year- than if you have someone born in a water-year
around you. But, try to think about that person too. Born in a wood-year
he (or she) might prefer an earthier companion. Or try to think what would
be best for you if you would be a very aggressive person born in a fire-year.
Wouldn't it be wiser for you to have a water-person, or at least someone
born in a earth-year around, just to cool your temper down a bit?
a graphic display of the new circle of elements here