Know Chinese Horoscopes From Chinese Zodiac Stamps
The new Ox year will begin on 26 January 2009.
I specially make this full list of Chinese Zodiac stamps for you. These collections include many elements of Chinese traditional art. I hope it’s helpful to know better about Chinese culture.
The Chinese lunar calendar has a sixty year cycle. According to the Chinese horoscope, The 60-year cycle consists of two separate cycles combining with each other. The first is the cycle of ten heavenly stems, namely the Five Elements which make up all matter (in order Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) in their ip Yin and Yang forms. The second is the cycle of the twelve Zodiac animal signs or Earthly Branches . They are in order as follows: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The current cycle began in the year 1984.
Chinese ancestors believed that a person’s destiny can be determined by the position of the major planets at the person’s birth along with the positions of the Sun, Moon and comets and the person’s time of birth and Zodiac Sign. So the Zodiac Sign animal is believed to be the main factor of each person.
1984 and 1996 “Year of the Rat” stamp
2008 “Year of the Rat” stamp
1. Rat (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Water):
Colours: Black, red, white
Corresponding western sign: Sagittarius
Meticulous, intelligent, shrewd, charismatic, charming, ambitious, practical, industrious, eloquent, artistic
Controlling, obstinate, venal, resentful, manipulative, mendacious, vindictive, power-driven, critical
Are you a RAT?
1985 and 1997 “Year of the Ox” stamp
2009 “Year of the Ox” stamp
2. Ox (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Water):
Colors: Yellow, blue
Corresponding Western sign: Capricorn
Responsible, dependable, honest, caring, honourable, intelligent, industrious, practical
Petty, inflexible, possessive, dogmatic, gullible, stubborn, critical, intolerant, materialistic
Are you an Ox?
1986 and 1998 “Year of the Tiger” stamp
3. Tiger (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Wood):
Corresponding western sign: Aquarius
Independent, brave, confident, dynamic, intense, energetic, sacrificing, faithful, attractive, intellectual
Moody, reckless, hot-headed, selfish, impatient, impulsive, opinionated, rebellious
Are you a Tiger?
1950,2010– Metal Tiger
1987 and 1999 “Year of the Rabbit” stamp
4. Rabbit (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Wood):
Color: Green, peach
Corresponding western sign: Pisces
Strongpoint：Sensitive, tactful, well-mannered, hospitable, modest, diplomatic, artistic
Shortcoming: Indecisive, gossipy, hypochondrial, naive, timid, gullible
Are you a Rabbit?
1951,2011– Metal Rabbit
1988 and 2000 “Year of the Dragon” stamp
5. Dragon (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Wood):
Colors: Black, Gold
Corresponding western sign: Aries
Noble, ambitious, dignified, charismatic, vibrant, magnanimous, expansive, powerful
Ruthless, imperious, judgmental, arrogant, dogmatic, pompous, despotic, intolerant, demandin
Are you a dragon?
1940,2000– Metal Dragon
1989 and 2001 “Year of the Snake” stamp
6. Snake (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Fire):
Corresponding western sign: Taurus
Wisest of all the chinese horoscopes, profound, clever, charming, logical, intelligent, creative, compassionate, discreet, honorable
critical, anxious, calculating, intense.
Are you a snake?
1941,2001– Metal Snake
1990 and 2002 “Year of the Horse” stamp
7. Horse (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Fire):
Corresponding western sign: Gemini
Lovable, witty, free-spirit, enthusiastic, independent, creative, optimistic, flexible, popular
Anxious, fickle, defiant, tactless, selfish, gullible, inconsistent, quick-tempered, rebellious
Are you a horse?
1930,1990– Metal Horse
1991 and 2003 “Year of the Sheep” stamp
8. Sheep (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Fire):
Color: Light blue
Corresponding western sign: Cancer
Creative, empathetic, generous, compliant, wise, beautiful, romantic
Irresponsible, anxious, lazy, self-pitying, capricious, indecisive, insecure, gullible
Are you a Sheep?
1931,1991– Metal Sheep
1980 and 1992 “Year of the Monkey” stamp, 1980 year of Monkey stamp is the first Zodiac stamp of China. It’s worth 20,000 times value of its original price now.
2004 “Year of the Monkey” stamp
9. Monkey (Yang, 1st Trine, Fixed Element Metal):
Color: White, Violet
Corresponding western sign: Leo
Inventive, versatile, humorous, generous, intelligent, witty, lively, independent, charming
Manipulative, opinionated, conceited, egotistical, capricious, superficial, meddling, careless
Are you a Monkey?
1981 and 1993 “Year of the Rooster” stamp
2005 “Year of the Rooster” stamp
10. Rooster (Yin, 2nd Trine, Fixed Element Metal):
Color: White, black
Corresponding western sign: Virgo
Brave, enthusiastic, witty, loyal, hardworking, intelligent, meticulous, generous, talented
Self-Involved, materialistic, overly-romantic, pretentious, vain, bossy, fussy, blunt
Are you A Rooster?
1921,1981– Metal Rooster
1982 and 1994″Year of the Dog” stamp
2006 “Year of the Dog” stamp
11. Dog (Yang, 3rd Trine, Fixed Element Metal):
Color: Navy blue
Corresponding western sign: Libra
Honest, intelligent, loyal, fair, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded
Cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.
Are you a Dog?
1910,1970– Metal Dog
1983 and 1995 “Year of the Pig” stamp
2007 “Year of the Pig” stamp
12. Pig (Yin, 4th Trine, Fixed Element Water):
Color:dark green and blue
Corresponding western sign: Scorpio
Caring, hospitable, intelligent, wise.
shy, Materialistic, short tempered, vulnerable, gullible.
Are you a Pig?
1911,1971– Metal Pig
since the Chinese zodiac follows the Chinese traditional (lunisolar) calendar, the switch over date is the Chinese New Year.
So, Do you find your Zodiac animal signs? Do you belevie Chinese Horoscopes?
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