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Chinese Horoscope -- The 12 Animal Symbols and What They Represent

The basic principle of the Chinese Horoscope is centered on12 animals of the12 year cycle and their representation of the basic nature, characteristics, and attributes of people. The order of their status was decided by a race to cross a river. The Rat finished first, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and the Pig. To compliment these revered animals were the incorporation of Yin and Yang, and the 5 earth elements.

The 12 Chinese Horoscope Symbols

Individuals born under each corresponding symbol are believed to have similar qualities of the animals in more ways than one.

There you have it, the 12 animals of the Chinese Horoscope. Anyone interested to know more about themselves should get a horoscope reading to get a better idea on how to achieve success and fulfillment in their lives.



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