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The Chinese Zodiac

Hello everyone, hope you are all enjoying the day, its beautiful here. I can’t believe it is almost fall already. Before we get started, we here at Miracles n Magic want to take a moment to remember all those who lost there lives 9 years ago today during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center & all those brave soldiers who fought for our freedom. And now, we are going to talk a little about the Chinese Zodiac. Hope you enjoy!

The oldest calender comes from the Orient & it is still used throughout the Far East. It is based on a 12 year cycle instead of the 12 month cycle, that we use. Tradition teaches that the Chinese Zodiac began over 4000 years ago. Buddha was about to leave Earth, He called to all the animals to say goodbye. Only 12 arrived, so he awarded them with the gift of a year. They would be the animals that were to hide in the hearts of the people born during that year. The 5 elements (Fire, Water, Metal, Earth & Wood) are also part of that system.

Every the element & animals rulers return. For example 2000 was the Year of the Metal Dragon, as was 1940, and the year in 2060 he will make his return. The calender years that end in the numbers 6 & 7 are ruled by Fire, 0 & 1 are ruled by Metal, 2 & 3 are ruled Water , 8 & 9 are ruled by Earth & 4 & 5 are ruled by Wood.

The Crafty Rat was the first to arrive at Buddha’s little party, hitching a ride on the strong Ox. Rat then jumped over the Ox’s head to be the first to arrive at Buddha’s feet. The other fall into order that I will list below. Because e almost missed the party by arriving late the Boar will forever dread tardiness & always watch the clock. Here is a list of each of the animals in order & a little about there personalities.

Rat — dynamic, charming, argumentative, observant
Ox — confident, industrious, conservative, faithful
Tiger — lovable, honorable, moody, adventurous, dramatic
Rabbit — gracious, modest, creative, healthy, secretive, lucky
Dragon — (the only fantasy or mythical creature in the parade) vibrant, magnanimous, sentimental, noble, magical
Snake — amusing, intuitive, intelligent, resilient, fashionable
Horse — willful, logical, generous, leading, pragmatic, opportunist
Sheep — gentle, altruistic, compliant, candid, kindly, tolerant
Monkey — inventive, improvising, energetic, self-assured, competitive
Rooster — astute, proficient, meticulous, communicative, loyal
Dog — devoted, honest, dogmatic, sensitive, anxious, athletic
Boar — temperamental, prompt, sensual, impulsive, discriminating

Well that’s it for today, hope you enjoyed it. As always if you have any questions feel free to email us at miraclesnmagic@hotmail.com, and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as possible.

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