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JAPANESE HOROSCOPE – LEARN THE ZODIAC SIGNS FROM THE COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS

All around the world people believe that the arrangement of celestial bodies influences their life and determines the character, and that knowledge about planets and stars helps predict the future. Asian and European cultures differ in many aspects, such as religion and customs. This is also the case when it comes to the calendar and to zodiac signs. If you are curious about a Japanese horoscope, you must read this article.

Japanese blood type horoscope

It is widely believed in the Country of Cherry Blossoms that blood types determines the personality, predispositions and behaviours, as well as relations with others. The origins of this theory are attributed to Japanese professor Takeji Furukawa, who published an article characterising people with specific blood types in 1930. The ketsueki-gata idea is so popular to this day that horoscopes in newspapers and TV shows are based on blood types, and books about this subject are true bestsellers. Besides, blood types are used to choose the right partner. The best couples are made of people with the same blood types, while people with AB blood cells can partner with anyone.

Character according to blood types

40% of the Japanese have blood type A. According to horoscope, they are peaceful, polite, responsible and patient. They do not feel comfortable in large groups of people, they tend to be stubborn and they become stressed easily. People with blood type B are individuals focused on pursuing their own goals. They are guided by reason, and may appear as indifferent and distanced. Type 0 is believed to entail optimism and leadership skills. Those who have it are seen as energetic and open. But they have a problem with punctuality. People with blood type AB combine the features attributed to both A and B, which is why they are considered complicated, unpredictable and eccentric.

Japanese zodiac signs

Japan follows the Chinese astrological system divided into 12 signs (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig). Such division is connected with the Jupiter cycle around the Sun, which lasts about 12 years. Every year is represented by a different zodiac sign and the related characteristics. There are additionally 5 elements, known as Celestial Stems (water, earth wood, fire, metal), which change every year, giving a different spiritual colour to a particular sign.

Animal nature

According to Chinese horoscope, people born under a particular zodiac sign have qualities characteristic of the assigned animals. Rat – it is meticulous, intelligent, clever, ambitious and practical. Its vices are obstinacy and vindictiveness.

Ox – responsible, thorough, generous and caring but also jealous, stubborn and petty.

Tiger – its virtues are: courage, confidence, honesty and thoroughness. Unfortunately, it also tends to be reckless, selfish and impulsive.

Rabbit – it is sensitive, well-mannered, modest and tactful but also shy and prone to hypochondria.

Dragon – noble, ambitious and dignified, vigorous and strong but also ruthless, lordly and arrogant.

Snake – characterised by wisdom and empathy, sharp and honourable. Its negative qualities are seriousness and indifference.

Horse – pleasant, intelligent, independent and cheerful, tends to be restless, fickle and selfish.

Goat – the strengths of this sign are: creativity, generosity and empathy, and vices: irresponsibility and laziness.

Monkey – it is versatile, witty, intelligent and full of life but also headstrong, conceited and manipulative.

Rooster – brave, witty, loyal and hard-working. Its greatest vices are: pretentiousness, tendency not to honour its promises.

Dog – people born under this zodiac sign are honest, loyal and devoted to their loved ones. Still, they can be mean and unpleasant.

Pig – very social, honest and funny. Its greatest vices are: lack of self-discipline and hot-headedness.

Japanese numerology

Legend has it that Hideyoshi’s horoscope originated in the court of the first shogun almost a thousand five hundred years ago. A numerology horoscope assumes assigning the right planet or star to a specific number. To find your Japanese zodiac sign, add all the digits from your date of birth, and keep adding up the digits of the result until you get a one-digit value. Horoscopes and fortune telling have accompanied people for thousands of years. Some are based on ancient traditions and science, and others – on completely new observations. Regardless of their type and origin, even very modern societies want to believe that this will help them take a peek into the future.

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Year Of The Ox 2021 - The 12 Animals Of The Zodiac In Japan

2021 is the Year of the Ox! Learn about the Japanese Zodiac

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The Chinese animal zodiac (eto) was introduced in Japan around the third to the fourth century. It was mainly employed as a way of indicating the day, month, year, time of the day, orientation in space, as well as the order in a sequence of events in a symbolical form.

As there are twelve animals in the zodiac, it is also referred to as juni-shi ("the twelve branches", with juni meaning "twelve" in Japanese), as the cycle rotates every twelve years. The animal of the year changes on January first.

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子 (Ne): Rat
丑 (Ushi): Ox
寅 (Tora): Tiger
卯 (U): Rabbit
辰 (Tatsu): Dragon
巳 (Mi): Snake
午 (Uma): Horse
未 (Hitsuji): Sheep
申 (Saru): Monkey
酉 (Tori): Rooster
戌 (Inu): Dog
亥 (Inoshishi): Wild Boar

Finding the Twelve Zodiac Signs at a Shrine

At Japanese shrines, you will often see a lot of objects related to the twelve animals of the zodiac. For example, at Hakuto Shrine (Tottori Prefecture) you'll find the rabbit, while Gou Shrine (Kyoto) is dedicated to the sign of the wild boar.

These zodiac symbols are often found around shrines throughout Japan, so be sure to look when visiting. If you research the myths and legends regarding the connection between eto and the shrines you will get a sense of just how long their history really is.

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During Hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year), many people purchase omikuji (paper fortune slip). Though many kinds of omikuji exist, the eto-mikuji, which means drawing out the fortune-telling paper for the year you were born in, is one of the most popular.

The paper eto oracles found at Shimogamo Shrine and the Toyokuni Shrine in Kyoto, are placed inside a small ceramic animal-shaped object. After you've had fun reading them, you can look forward to taking this cute item home and placing it in your room. They are of course wonderful souvenirs.

The Twelve Animals of the Zodiac and the New Year

You will encounter objects reminding of the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac especially around the New Year, especially when it comes to writing New Years' greeting cards (nengajo). The Twelve Animal Signs of the Asian Zodiac are incorporated into the New Year postcards and stamps, so it's something that everybody naturally becomes aware of during this time of the year.

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During the New Year season, women and men who were born in the same year as the current juni-shi are called "toshi-otoko" (men), and "toshi-onna" (women). The word "toshi" means year, and "otoko" and "onna" mean "man" and "woman" respectively. It marks a critical turning point in their lives and it feels a little bit special.

2020 is the Year of the Rat (nezumi-doshi in Japanese), so any cards and talismans with illustrations of mice (nezumi) and hedgehogs (harinezumi) are considered auspicious this year. 2021 is the Year of Ox (ushi-doshi) so look out for seasonal greeting cards decorated with cute cows.

The Japanese are not always consciously aware of the zodiac signs. However, it is something that remains rooted in everyday life.

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The Twelve Signs of the Japanese Zodiac

The Japanese zodiac (Juunishi) is divided into 12 blocks with each block containing a group of years. The years in each block are 12 years apart from the previous or following year (in that block only). Each block is given a name of an animal based on the ancient Chinese concept that all time shifts are based on these twelve units. In Japan, the adoption of the twelve-year cycle, with a different animal representing each block, is fairly common.

Those individuals born during a particular year were said to inherit some of the personalities of that year's animal. Have a look below to see what year and animal you are.

Rat (nezumi)

Born 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924, 1912. People born in the year of the Rat are charming, honest, ambitious, and have a tremendous capacity for pursuing a course to its end. They will work hard for their goals. They are easily angered but maintain an outward show of control.

Ox (ushi)

Born 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913. People born in the year of the Ox are patient, mentally alert and when required to speak are skillful. They have a gift for inspiring confidence in others. This allows them to achieve a great deal of success.

Tiger (tora)

Born 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914. People born in the year of the Tiger are sensitive, stubborn, short-tempered, courageous, selfish and slightly mean ... yet they are deep thinkers and are capable of great sympathy for those they are close to and love.

Rabbit (usagi)

Born 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915. People born in the year of the Rabbit are the most fortunate. They are smooth talkers, talented, ambitious, virtuous and reserved. They have exceedingly fine taste and are regarded with admiration and trust.

Dragon (tatsu)

Born 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916. People born in the year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered and stubborn. However, they are honest, sensitive, brave and can inspire trust in most anyone. They are the most peculiar of the 12 signs of the Zodiac cycle.

Snake (hebi)

Born 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917. People born in the year of the Snake are deep thinkers, speak very little and possess tremendous wisdom. They are fortunate in money matters and will always be able to obtain it. They are determined in what they do and hate to fail.

Horse (uma)

Born 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906. People born in the year of the Horse are skillful in paying compliments and talk too much. They are skillful with money and handle finances well. They are quick thinkers, wise and talented. Horse people anger easily and are very impatient.

Sheep (hitsuji)

Born 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907. People born in the year of the Sheep are elegant, highly accomplished in the arts, passionate about nature. At first glance, they seem to be better off than the people born in other years. They are deeply religious and passionate in whatever they do and believe in.

Monkey (saru)

Born 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908. People born in the year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the Zodiac cycle. They are clever and skillful in grand-scale operations and are smart when making financial deals. They are inventive, original and are able to solve the most difficult problems with ease.

Rooster (tori)

Born 2005, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909. People born in the year of the Rooster are deep thinkers and are always busy and devoted to their work. They always want to do more than they are able, and if they undertake a task beyond their abilities, they are disappointed. Rooster people have a habit of speaking out directly whenever they have something on their minds.

Dog (inu)

Born 2006, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910. People born in the year of the Dog have all the fine qualities of human nature. They have a sense of duty and loyalty, they are extremely honest and always do their best in their relationship with other people. Dog people inspire confidence in others and know how to keep secrets.

Boar (inoshishi)

Born 2007, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911. People born in the year of the Boar are brave. They have tremendous inner strength which no one can overcome. They display great honesty. They are short-tempered, yet hate to quarrel or have arguments. They are affectionate and kind to their loved ones.

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ZODIAC CALENDAR & LORE
Kanshi (or Eto) means ZODIAC CALENDAR; Juuni Shi (or Junishi) means 12 Zodiac Animals

Kanshi (or Eto) 干支 = Zodiac Calendar
Jūnishi (Junishi) 十二支 = 12 Zodiac Animals

Origin = China

12 Animals of the Zodiac. Modern papercuts from China.

Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac System.
Known in Japan as Jikkan Jūnishi 十干十二支,
lit. “10 Stems and 12 Branches.” It refers to the
Chinese Zodiac’s 10 stems, 12 animals, and
sexagenary (60-year) cycle. Details below.

Above photo shows modern
Chinese paper-cuts (Jp. = Senshi 剪紙).
Photo Courtesy this J-Site.

spacerThe Chinese Zodiac is part of an elaborate and laborious system based on Chinese astrology, cosmology, and divination. It was calibrated to track the waxing and waning phases of the moon, used as a method for counting years, months, days and hours in the Chinese imperial court and civil calendar, and utilized to forecast one’s future and determine one’s character. Although replaced in modern times by the Gregorian (solar) calendar, the Zodiac is still used today (unofficially) as a popular method of divination in many Asian and Western nations.

The Chinese Zodiac is the preeminent calendar of old-world Asia. Its 60-year (sexagenary) cycle is still of crucial importance to modern art historians, for it helps them pinpoint the date of artwork made in earlier times. Although the Chinese Zodiac is based on a 60-year cycle, most folks only know about the 12-year cycle associated with 12 Zodiac animals.

The Chinese Zodiac differs in many crucial respects from the Western Zodiac, and the two should not be confused. The former is based on a lunar year and five 12-year sub-cycles, while the latter revolves around a 12-month solar year. The Chinese zodiac, moreover, is not equated with constellations, as is the occidental zodiac. However, Chinese astrology does in fact incorporate numerous concepts from the Hellenistic zodiac and from Indo-Iranian astrology, including the Nine Luminaries & the 28 Lunar Mansions.

Most scholars believe the Chinese Zodiac originated well before the Historical Buddha’s birth in India (who was born around 500 BC). In China, the earliest depictions of the 12 Zodiac animals appear in tomb-ceiling paintings dated to 533 BC <source: NY Metropolitan Museum of Art>. China’s Zodiac system grew more elaborate and complex over the centuries, but its importance in China ensured its acceptance elsewhere, and thus it greatly influenced and colored the subsequent development of Buddhist traditions throughout Asia. In China, where Buddhism was introduced in the 1st & 2nd centuries AD, the 12 Zodiac animals became associated with Buddhism’s 12 Heavenly Generals as early as the Sui Dynasty (581-618).

When Buddhism arrived in Japan in the mid-6th century AD, the Japanese eagerly imported both the Buddhist teachings and the Zodiac calendar -- the calendar was officially adopted in 604 AD. In Japan, the Zodiac calendar is known as Kanshi 干支 (also read Eto), and the 12 animals of the Zodiac are known as the Jūni Shi (Juni Shi) 十二支. The Zodiac’s popularity in Japan peaked during the Edo Era (1600-1868 AD), by which time each of the 12 animals were commonly associated with one of eight Buddhist patron protector deities (four guarding the four cardinal directions and four guarding the four semi-directions; the latter four are each associated with two animals, thus covering all 12 animals). At many Japanese temples even today, visitors can purchase small protective amulets or carvings of their patron Buddhist-Zodiac deity. In Japan, the lunar calendar was abandoned in 1872 in favor of the solar (Gregorian) calendar, but even today many temples and shrines continue to use the lunar calendar for important festivals and events. For details, see Zodiac Lunar Trivia in Japan below.   
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SIMPLIFIED ZODIAC CHART (Solar Calendar)

Zodiac
Animal

Buddhist
Patron

Compass
Direction

Year of Birth
For people born in Jan. or Feb., see Caveat

Rat 子

Senju Kannon

N

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Ox 丑

Kokūzō Bosatsu

NE

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger 寅

Kokūzō Bosatsu

NE

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Hare 卯

Monju Bosatsu

E

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon 辰

Fugen Bosatsu

SE

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake 巳

Fugen Bosatsu

SE

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse 午

Seishi Bosatsu

S

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep 未

Dainichi Nyorai

SW

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey 申

Dainichi Nyorai

SW

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster 酉

Fudō Myō-ō

W

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog 戌

Amida Nyorai

NW

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Boar 亥

Amida Nyorai

NW

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

CaveatCAVEAT:There is approximately a one-month disparity between the lunar and solar calendars, so one’s Zodiac sign may differ from that shown above for people born in January or February. For example, say you were born on 19 Jan. 1987. Your sign is not the HARE (as shown above), but rather the TIGER. Why? Because the lunar year back then began on 9 Feb. 1986 and ended on 29 Jan. 1987. People born on Jan. 30 (1987) or thereafter are HARE folk, but people born between Jan. 1 and Jan. 29 (1987) are TIGERS. To determine your exact animal sign and Buddhist patron based on the Chinese lunar calendar, see below lunar chart. Alternatively please click here. To learn more about the lunar vs. solar calendar, click here.

Chinese / Japanese Zodiac Chart = 8 Buddhist Protectors of the Eight Directions and 12 Zodiac Animals
Eight Buddhist Patron Deities
and the 12 Zodiac Animals

Chinese / Japanese Zodiac Chart = 8 Buddhist Protectors, 12 Zodiac Animals, & Sanskrit Seeds
8 Buddhist Patrons, 12 Zodiac Signs, & Sanskrit Seeds
Courtesy Horie Yasutaka (Modern Buddhist Artist)

NOTE: In addition to the Eight Buddhist Deities and 12 Zodiac Animals shown above, there are Zodiac traditions involving other popular Japanese deities. In the list below, we show the Ennichi 縁日 (literally "related day" or "day of connection" and translated as “holy day”) for other deities. Ennichi are thus days with special significance to one particular deity. Saying prayers to this deity on this day is believed to bring greater merits and results than on regular days.

  • Daikokuten (God of Agriculture, Commerce, One of Seven Lucky Gods
    = Kōshi, Kasshi, or Ki-no-e-ne 甲子の日; days of the rat
  • Bishamonten (God of the North, Protector of Buddhism, One of Seven Lucky Gods)
    = Tora no Hi 寅の日; days of the Tiger
  • Benzaiten (Goddess of Water, One of Seven Lucky Gods)
    = Mi no Hi 巳の日 or Tsuchi no Tomi 巳巳の日; days of the Snake
  • Taishakuten (Lord of the Center) = Kōshin no Hi 庚申の日; days of the Monkey
  • Inari Myōjin (Shintō Kami of Rice) = Uma no Hi 午の日; days of the Horse
  • Marishiten (Goddess of Warriors, Wealth, Entertainers) = I no Hi 亥の日; days of the Boar/Pig 

The situation is actually much more complicated. For example, a very auspicious day is the day of the snake in the month of the snake in the year of the snake. Indeed, the founder of the Kamakura Shōgunate -- Minamoto Yoritomo 源頼朝 (1147-1199) -- had a dream in the 12th century on exactly this day, and ordered the construction of a shrine dedicated to the Goddess Benzaiten (who is intimately associated with snakes). The shrine is the still-popular Zeniarai Benzaiten Shrine 銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社 in Kamakura, which is especially popular and reportedly most effective for worshippers on snake days. Nonetheless, not all snake days are auspicious. Some days, like the snake day of the twelve month in the old lunar calendar, are considered unlucky. On this particular day, people were advised not to work the fields or get married. Such bad-luck days, and there are many, are called Kannichi 坎日 in Japanese. 


EXPANDED ZODIAC CHART (Lunar Calendar)
For listings by year from 1924 to 2043, please click here.

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Zodiac Animal
Japanese Language
Official (Common)

Zodiac Animal
Chinese Language
Official (Common)

Hours
of Day

Month
of Year

Compass
Direction

Yin &
Yang

Buddhist
Patron

Fixed
Element

Rat 子 = Shi (Ne, Nezumi)

Zǐ 子 (Shǔ 鼠)

23-1

Nov.

N

Yang 陽

Senju Kannon

Water 水

Ox 丑 = Chū (Ushi)

Chǒu 丑 (Niú 牛)

1-3

Dec.

NE (U)

Yin 陰

Kokūzō

Water 水

Tiger 寅 = In (Tora)

Yīn 寅 (Hǔ 虎)

3-5

Jan.

NE (L)

Yang 陽

Kokūzō

Wood 木

Hare/Rabbit 卯 = Bō (U, Usagi)

Mǎo 卯 (Tù 兎)

5-7

Feb.

E

Yin 陰

Monju

Wood 木

Dragon 辰 = Shin (Tatsu, Ryū)

Chén 辰 (Lóng 龍)

7-9

March

SE (U)

Yang 陽

Fugen

Wood 木

Snake 巳 = Shi (Mi, Hebi)

Sì 巳 (Shé 蛇)

9-11

April

SE (L)

Yin 陰

Fugen

Fire 火

Horse 午 = Go (Uma)

Wǔ 午 (Mǎ 馬)

11-13

May

S

Yang 陽

Seishi

Fire 火

Sheep, Ram 未 = Bi (Hitsuji)

Wèi 未 (Yáng 羊)

13-15

June

SW (L)

Yin 陰

Dainichi

Fire 火

Monkey 申 = Shin (Saru)

Shēn 申 (Hóu 候)

15-17

July

SW (U)

Yang 陽

Dainichi

Metal 金

Rooster, Cock 酉 = Yū (Tori)

Yǒu 酉 (Ji 鸡)

17-19

Aug.

W

Yin 陰

Fudō

Metal 金

Dog 戌 = Jutsu (Inu)

Xū 戌 (Gǒu 狗, Quǎn犬)

19-21

Sept.

NW (L)

Yang 陽

Amida

Metal 金

Boar, Pig 亥 = Gai (I, Inoshishi)

Hài 亥 (Zhū 猪, Tún 豚)

21-23

Oct.

NW (U)

Yin 陰

Amida

Water 水


NOTE: In the directions column, NE (U) denotes the upper northeast direction, while NE (L) denotes the lower northeast direction. Same system for the other semi-directions. It was probably in Japan’s Edo Period (1603 - 1867 AD) when the 12 zodiac animals were each associated with one specific patron Buddhist deity, the Eight Buddhist Patron Protector Deities. I’m not sure when this system was actually adopted, but the eight include four guarding the four cardinal directions and four guarding the four semi-directions. The grouping likely originated in China. Why not assign 12 patron deities instead of eight? The most plausible reason involves Chinese Taoism, Feng Shui 風水 (geomancy), and divination, for there are eight interrelated symbols (or trigrams) in Chinese cosmology called the Bā Guà (Chn. = 八卦, Jp. = Hakka). Each consists of three lines and each is associated with either the yin or yang principle. The eight trigrams symbolize the unceasingly changing balance of forces and are used in divination. For details, see Divination below.

Zodiac chart as reproduced by Philipp Franz von Siebold (1831).
Zodiac Chart
As reproduced by Philipp Franz von Siebold.
Nippon Archiv zur Beschreibung von Japan. Leiden (1831 CE)
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Lunar (Old) Versus Solar (New) Calendar
The lunar calendar (zodiac calendar) is based on the waxing and waning of the moon. There are 29 to 30 days per lunar month, with approximately a one-month disparity between the lunar and solar calendars. In Japan, the lunar calendar was abandoned in 1872 in favor of the solar, but even today many temples and shrines continue to use lunar dating for important festivals and events. In the lunar calendar, the new moon (1st of the month), the half-moon of the first quarter (7th or 8th), the full moon (15th), and the half-moon of the last-quarter (22nd or 23rd), are considered sacred days and known as Hare-no-hi 晴れの日. All other days of the months are known as Ke-no-hi 褻の日. Until modern times, Japan’s most important festivals were almost always held on Hare-no-hi days. People in former times believed the day began and ended from sunset to sunset, so festivals were normally held from the eve of the festival (yoi matsuri 宵祭り) into the daylight hours of the main festival day (hon matsuri 本祭り) -- with festivities ending at sunset on the main festival day. Thus, Hare-no-hi festivals typically lasted only 24 hours, from sunset to sunset.

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Hare-no-hi 晴れの日
Sacred Days in Lunar Calendar

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New Moon
New
Moon

Half Moon, 3rd Quarter
Half Moon
1st Qrt.

Full Moon
Full
Moon

Half Moon, 1st Quarter
Half Moon
3rd Qrt.

 

1st

7th or 8th

15th

22 or 23

 

 

 

 

 

Today, however, the situation is more complicated, for the lunar calendar is used by some locations, while the solar calendar is used by others. The three methods used today for dating important festivals and events are:
  1. One month is added to the lunar calendar. For example, if a festival occurred on May 1st in the lunar calendar, it will occur on June 1st using the solar calendar.
     
  2. The lunar calendar is still used to calculate the equivalent solar date. If the festival occurred on May 1st in the lunar calendar, it will be held on/about June 1 in the solar calendar.
     
  3. No change. If the festival occurred on May 1 in the lunar calendar, it will occur on May 1 in the solar calendar. 

Scroll, Twelve Zodiac Animals, by Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799). In private collection of US collector.
Scroll, Twelve Zodiac Animals,
by Nagasawa Rosetsu 長沢芦雪
(1754-1799), 18th century.
In private collection of US collector.
Provenance: Erik Thomsen, Europe

spacerIs the Asian Zodiac Based on Constellations?
The Asian zodiac is not based on constellations, as is the Western (Greek/Roman) zodiac. The Asian calendar is based on the twelve yearly phases of the moon, known as the twelve-month lunar year (each month lasting between 28 to 31 days). The Western (Greek/Roman) calendar is based on the annual path of the sun through twelve star constellations, known as the solar year. East Asia’s calendar is also based on the Twenty-Eight Constellations or 28 Moon Lodges, which added greater precision.

Says famed author Isaac Asimov in Words from the Myths (1963) about the Western zodiac: "The heavens contain thousands of stars. These are 'fixed stars' since, unlike the planets, they do not change position with respect to one another. They form patterns that do not change, night after night and year after year. Shepherds and farmers, in prehistoric days, studied these patterns because they served as a calendar. The sun moves against the background of the stars and different stars are visible at night at different times of the year. The easiest way to handle the situation was to divide the stars into convenient groups which are nowadays called 'constellations' (from Latin words meaning 'with stars'). Then one could say that when one constellation rose in the east at sunset, it was harvest; the rising of another at sunset would indicate planting time and so on. The most important constellations in this connection would be those through which the sun actually passed on its path across the sky. There are twelve of these. The reason for the twelve is that the phases of the moon were also used to keep time. The moon went through its phases twelve times [per year] while the sun traveled through the constellations once. In other words, there are twelve months to the year and the sun spent one month in each of twelve constellations.The natural way of telling one constellation from another is to notice the pattern of stars in each one. It was inevitable that as time went on, people would begin to make complicated pictures out of these patterns. Eight stars arranged in a 'V' might seem to resemble the head of a bull with its horns. Stars arranged in a 'C' might suggest first a bow, and then an archer. As a result, many of the constellations are now pictured as animals or people. In fact the circle of twelve constellations through which the sun passes in its travels contains so many imaginary animals that it is called the 'zodiac' from Greek words meaning 'circle of animals.' The Greeks inherited most of these constellation-pictures from the Babylonians. What they then did was either to change the pictures to fit their own myths, or else invent myths to explain the pictures." <end quote, pp. 44-45>  

 

Zodiac Trivia in Japan

  • spacerToshi Otoko 年男 and Toshi Onna 年女. The “partial” Zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, each year associated with a particular Zodiac animal. Every 12 years, the Zodiac sign under which one is born comes around again. When this occurs, that is, when one’s Zodiac sign is the same as the current year, men are called Toshi Otoko and women are called Toshi Onna.

  • Kanreki 還暦, or 60th Birthday Celebration. The “full” Zodiac is based on a 60-year cycle (five 12-year sub-cycles). When one reaches sixty years of age, the 60th birthday is called kanreki -- the recognition of one’s “second infancy.” The Japanese term kanreki 還暦 literally means “return 還” and “calendar 暦.” Phrased differently, the cycle of life returns to its starting point after 60 years, and as such, kanreki celebrates that point in a one’s life when one’s personal calendar has returned to the calendar sign under which one was born. Friends and relatives are traditionally invited for a celebratory feast on one’s 60th birthday, and it is customary for the celebrant to wear a red hood and red vest. These clothes are usually worn by babies and thus symbolize the celebrant’s return to his/her birth.
     
  • In Chinese Zodiac cosmology, odd numbers are considered auspicious, and hence, major festival days and celebrations were held on odd days. This is known in Japan as Gosekku 五節句 (lit. = five seasonal festivals). The five main Japanese festivals of the old lunar calendar are:

    1. First month, first day = Kochōhai 小朝拝, New Year Celebration.
    2. Third month, third day = Kyokusui no en 曲水の宴, Drinking Around a Rolling Stream.
    3. Fifth month, fifth day = Tango no sekku 端午の節句 or Boys' Festival.
    4. Seventh month, seventh day = Kikkouden 乞功奠 or Tanabata 七夕 Festival.
    5. Ninth month, ninth day = Chōyō no en 重陽の宴 or Feast of Chrysanthemuns.

    Says JAANUS: Over the centuries several of the festivals have changed dates, for instance the seventh day after the New Year had been celebrated as Jinjitsu 人日 and the third month festival became the Hinamatsuri 雛祭 or Doll Festival. Documents reveal that paintings of the gosekku were produced in the Heian period. Among examples from the Edo period, Sakai Hōitsu's 酒井包一 (1761-1828) five hanging scrolls dated to 1827 (Ōkura Shūkokan 大倉集古館, Tokyo) are well known. The popular celebrations were often depicted by artists of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e 浮世絵). The gosekku were a popular pictorial theme in Edo period art. <end quote JAANUS>

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DATE OF ARTWORK. As a method for dating, the 60-year Zodiac cycle is crucial to modern art historians, for it helps them date artwork from much earlier times. To wit, the online dictionary JAANUS says this: “The zodiac system is important in art history for dating artwork. For example, according to the halo inscription on the bronze statues of Shaka Nyorai (Historical Buddha) and his attendant at the Daihōzōden 大宝蔵殿 (part of Hōryūji Temple 法隆寺), the statues were made in the year of Boshi 戊子 for Japanese Minister Soga 蘇我. Since the statues are in the very early Asuka 飛鳥 style and the Soga clan flourished until the mid-7th century AD, the year of Boshi can be pinpointed to 628 AD.” <end JAANUS quote>

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12 Zodiac Animals -- photo courtesy of http://homepage1.nifty.com/sojusha/gazou/49-231(160).gif spacerZODIAC COMPONENTS
The Zodiac is based on a number of important Chinese systems of thought that were transmitted to Japan along with Confucian, Taoist, and Buddhist philosophies between the 6th and 8th centuries AD. The main components are discussed in order below, followed by a calenderic chart that combines all these elements for the years 1924 through 2043:

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TEN STEMS or TEN HEAVENLY STEMS. The ten stems are a cyclic numeric system that date back to China’s Shang Dynasty (1600 - 1046 BC). They correspond to the ten days of the ten-day week used by Shang rulers (these days relate to ten suns that appeared in a ten-day cycle in ancient Chinese mythology). The stem names also appear in the names given the early Shang kings. The ten are combined with the 12 zodiac animals (the “12 Branches,” see below) to form 60 two-symbol units. Each unit represents a year in the Zodiac calendar, and the 60-year cycle is known as the sexagenary cycle. The cycle was repeated ad infinitum for counting years in China. In Japan, the sexagenary system was adopted in 604 AD by Empress Suiko, and is known as Jikkan Jūnishi 十干十二支 (literally “10 stems and 12 branches”). The current 60-year cycle started in 1984. Alternate readings (names) for the ten stems were derived by combining the Five Elements with yin-yang dualism, yielding ten “alternate” combinations. For a complete listing of the 10 stems and 12 branches, see lunar charts below.

TEN STEMS (Jp. = Jikkan 十干)

 

Japan (Chinese) Reading

STEM

ASSOCIATIONS

1. Kō (Jiǎ)

 甲

yang, wood

2. Otsu (Yǐ)

 乙

yin, wood

3. Hei (Bǐng)

 丙

yang, fire

4. Tei (Dīng)

 丁

yin, fire

5. Bo (Wù)

 戊

yang, earth

6. Ki (Jǐ)

 己

yin, earth

7. Kō (Gēng)

 庚

yang, metal

8. Shin (Xīn)

 辛

yin, metal

9. Jin (Rén)

 壬

yang, water

10. Ki (Guǐ)

 癸

yin, water


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12 Zodiac Animals - photo courtesy of www.metmuseum.orgspacerTWELVE BRANCHES, TWELVE ANIMALS
The 12 branches (animals) are combined with the above 10 stems to form 60 two-symbol units. Each unit represents a year in the zodiac calendar, and the 60-year cycle is known as the sexagenary cycle. The twelve branches correspond to the twelve stations Jupiter passes through in one revolution around the sun, which were in turn associated with the 12 animals. At the same time, each Zodiac animal represents one year of a twelve-year cycle, a day in a twelve-day cycle, a two-hour period in each day, and a compass direction. Says the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: “The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are well-known symbols associated with forecasting people's futures and determining their character. By the 4th century BC, they were well established in Chinese thought. The earliest depictions appear in ceiling paintings from a tomb dated 533 BC. During the Tang dynasty, pottery representations of these symbols were placed in tombs, reflecting the court's fascination with divination and astrology.”  <End quote by Metropolitan Museum of Art. The above photo of the Twelve Zodiac Animals comes from the museum as well; Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 19th century; Nephrite; Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902>  

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TWELVE BRANCH ANIMALS / SIGNS (Jp. = Jūnishi 十二支)
 Each of the 12 is also associated with hours in the day, months of the year, compass direction, others.

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Zodiac Animal
Japanese Language
Official (Common)

Zodiac Animal
Chinese Language
Official (Common)

Hours
of Day

Month
of Year

Compass
Direction

Yin &
Yang

Buddhist
Patron

Fixed
Element

1

Rat 子 = Shi (Ne, Nezumi)

Zǐ 子 (Shǔ 鼠)

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Japanese zodiac 1993

Japanese horoscope

                                                                                                                 The 12 signs of the Japanese zodiac

                                                                                                                                        Ten - 干支

In Japan, many people believe that the year of a person's birth, to some extent affects his character, and it may even be useful to consult an astrologer if someone should find love.

On the other hand, being interested in someone else's sign can often be a polite way to find out their age. If we give credit to this theory, it is not surprising that many women choose not to give a direct answer.

In addition to their amazing customs, the Japanese are different from the rest of the world with astrology and the things they believe in, the signs of the Japanese horoscope are a perfect invitation for all people who want to know what the predictions for their life are.

The Origin Story of the Zodiac

The origins of the Japanese Zodiac beliefs are derived from the Chinese concept of the zodiac and the adoption of the twelve-year cycle.

A long, long time ago God decided to gather 12 animals in order to create the zodiac.
He asked the animals to meet on January 1st letting them know that the selection would be in accordance with the order in which they were arriving.

During the talk, the cat was late and asked the mouse what was going on.

The mouse replied that the animals were going to meet on January 2nd for the selection of the animals of the zodiac.

When the date arrived, the animals began to move for the meeting, of all the animals the cow was the slowest of all, so he decided to get up very early to start the road and arrive on time. The mouse took advantage of the fact that the cow left early and climbed on the back of the cow, upon arriving in front of the God who had summoned them, the mouse jumped from the cow's back to be the first animal to arrive.

Then came the cow, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the sheep, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the wild pig.

 

 

When the cat arrived, he realized that he had been deceived by the mouse and that is how he began to chase the mouse to this day swearing that he would never forgive the mouse for his deceit.

 

 

 

   

After reading this story, would you like to know what is your sign? Then you can find what it is your friends sign too.

 

Mouse/Rat

Born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032

The people of the year of the mouse are people with a lot of intuition and stealthy attitude, they are very good leaders and it is very difficult to deceive them. They are very charismatic and passionate people, they like money and power very much, they are very observant and live in the pursuit of perfection. Two very famous people from Japan born in the year of the mouse are Crown Prince Naruhito and Emperor Meiji.

 

Cow/Ox

Born: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033

People born in the year of the cow are very serious and modest, in addition to that every time they embark on a new project they do not give up until they complete their goal, but at the same time, they are usually closed-minded and do not like to listen to opinions. They know the meaning of a promise, and they are very patient. One of Japan's famous characters of the year of the cow is Mario from Super Mario Bros. Now we know why he doesn't mind going through 8 worlds until he manages to rescue the princess.

 

Tiger

Born in 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1988, 2010, 2022

The people of the year of the tiger follow their impulses to give into their emotion, whether its to make friends or to make a work group and even when they want to take revenge in some situations. They are very competitive; they don't give up, and they really like the feeling of winning. They are usually rebellious. A very famous character from Japan that is of the year of the tiger is Hello Kitty although she is never fighting or is not a rebel, perhaps for being a very happy and cheerful cat.

 

Rabbit

Born: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035

People of the year of the rabbit are usually sweet, tender and can be said in a few words that they are kawaii. But sometimes they are reserved, though regarded with trust. They hate conflicts, as well as difficult situations. Another feature they have is that they are very sentimental and always try to see the positive aspects of life, although sometimes they build their own fantasy world. Two celebrities from Japan who were born in the year of the rabbit are Kumamon and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

 

Dragon

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

People born in the year of the dragon are unique, original, as well as ambitious in the sense of self-improvement. They are also charismatic- nothing stops them from achieving their success, when others think that something is impossible or simply cannot, they do anything to achieve it. They feel very strong and powerful with extraordinary self-confidence and a quick-temper, and never forget to help the weakest. Two famous people from Japan of the year of the dragon are ASIMO and Shigeru Miyamoto who is considered the father of video games because, at a time when nobody knew how to route the market, he knew how to do it and took control.

 

Snake

Born in 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2011, 2013, 2025

The people of the year of the snake think things well before speaking and are also very thoughtful people, but when they are going to give their opinion, they become frivolous and distant making their words very precise.

They reach their goals, even if they do not reach them directly because they always look for the right moment to reach them, they are usually very wise, distrustful and logical. A very famous person from Japan who is of the year of the snake is Hayao Miyazaki, he is reputed to be distant from people and sometimes he is taken as an unfriendly person, but this really is because he surely wants to be focused on his work without distractions.

 

Horse

Born: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038

People born in the year of the horse do not like to work for other people because they appreciate their freedom very much, they do not like ties, they like unforeseen change and never let opportunities pass, although sometimes they tend to be a bit imprudent. They are people of free, charismatic and elegant spirits. One of the famous people of Japan-born in the year of the horse was Oda Nobunaga Daimyou (an important feudal lord).

 

Sheep

Born: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039

People born in the year of the sheep are very artistic and creative people always seeking other people. Sometimes they are a little insecure of themselves, but they are also noble and generous. A famous person in Japan born in the year of the sheep is Akira Toriyama, author of Dragon Ball.

 

Monkey

Born in 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

People of the year of the monkey can only be happy when they are in constant movement and with a lot of stimulation, they are very curious, versatile and intelligent, but sometimes they are conniving and calculating, though this makes them excellent problem solvers.

They are very funny and love carefree life, this sometimes seems arrogance, but it's just simplicity. They are very witty and inventive, but they get bored very fast and are always in search of something new. A very famous character from Japan who is of the year of the monkey is Doraemon who is intelligent but also sometimes a little cheater.

 

Rooster

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

People of the year of the rooster do not accept advice and are extremely independent, they trust themselves 100%, they are very organized and precise, but sometimes they suffer from ignoring the advice of others, they always defend the rights of other people, they are very brave and resourceful. One of the very famous people in Japan born in the year of the rooster was Murasaki Shikebu, a famous novelist.

 

Dog

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

Those born in the year of the dog constantly change their mood and like to be abroad in contact with nature even one of their best activities is to read books in a park. They are protectors of their family and their friends are very loyal, honest, intelligent, eloquent and protectors of the weak with a strong sense of duty. A famous person from Japan born in the year of the dog is Suzuki Shinishi, musician and inventor of the Suzuki method for children to learn to play the violin, the piano among other instruments.

 

Boar/Wild pig

Born in 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

People born in the year of the wild boar are very intelligent and enjoy the study, they love the good things in life especially eating and resting, they are specialists in being happy even for the simplest things in life. Sometimes they may seem lazy but the reality is that they know when and how to rest. They are tolerant, sensitive and optimistic, always happy and relaxed. A famous person in Japan of the year of the wild pig was Kawabata Yasunari, a writer who marked history in 1968, as he was the first Japanese to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Is there a lot of similarity with you and your Japanese zodiac sign? (干支 - Ten)

 

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Your Personality According to Your Asian Zodiac and Blood type!

Japanese Birth Year Animals

were originally adopted from Chinese astrology following the arrival of Buddhism in Japan in the mid-6th Century AD. Although this lunar calendar has since been replaced by the solar (Gregorian)  calendar in everyday use, it is still used by many Japanese temples and shrines for important events and retains its role in the practice of divination throughout Asia and much of the western world.

Here we give a brief introduction to Japanese birth year animals followed by a description of the personality traits associated with each one.

 

Introduction to the Japanese Zodiac calendar

This information has been extracted from the popular A-to-Z Photo Dictionary of Japan's Buddhist & Shinto Deities by Mark Schumacher, an independent scholar of Japanese Buddhist statuary.

Based on the lunar cycle, this complex astrological system was devised to mark the date and time in the Chinese imperial court and civil calendar, and as a means of determining one’s character and forecasting one’s future.

The Chinese Zodiac calendar, and by extension the Japanese astrological system (known as kanshi), is far more elaborate than popular western assumption allows. Japanese Zodiac animals (juni shi) are not only assigned by year, but also by month (‘inner animals’), by day (‘true animals’) and by hour of the day (‘secret animals’).

So a Dragon may be a Snake internally, an Ox truly, and a Sheep secretly. In total, Japanese astrology allows for 103,680 possible combinations (60 year cycle (5 elements × 12 animals) × 12 months × 12 days × 12 periods of the day).

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To get a better understanding of the complexity of the Japanese Zodiac system, check out Schumacher’s detailed guide: Zodiac Calendar and Lore.

 

The 12 Japanese birth year animals

In contrast to the Chinese system, the Japanese Zodiac includes the Mouse instead of the Rat, the Wild Boar instead of the Pig, and the Sheep instead of the Goat.

What is your Japanese birth year animal?

 

Japanese birth year animals
Birth year animal kokeshi dollsfromThe Japanese Shop

 

Personality traits associated with each Zodiac animal

Source: Thought Co.

1. Mouse

Forthright, tenacious, intense, meticulous, charismatic, sensitive, intellectual, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, and shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, envious, mendacious, venal, obstinate, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, and scheming.

2. Cow

Dependable, ambitious, calm, methodical, born leader, patient, hardworking, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, dogmatic, hot-tempered, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.

3. Tiger

Unpredictable, rebellious, colorful, powerful, passionate, daring, impulsive, vigorous, stimulating, sincere, affectionate, humanitarian, generous. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody.

4. Rabbit

Gracious, good friend, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. Can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic, stubborn.

5. Dragon

Magnanimous, stately, vigorous, strong, self-assured, proud, noble, direct, dignified, eccentric, intellectual, fiery, passionate, decisive, pioneering, artistic, generous, loyal. Can be tactless, arrogant, imperious, tyrannical, demanding, intolerant, dogmatic, violent, impetuous, brash.

6. Snake

Deep thinker, wise, mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful. Can be loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, self-doubting, distrustful, mendacious, suffocating, cold.

7. Horse

Cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, earthy, perceptive, talkative, agile, magnetic, intelligent, astute, flexible, open-minded. Can be fickle, arrogant, childish, anxious, rude, gullible, stubborn.

8. Sheep

Righteous, sincere, sympathetic, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, mothering, peaceful, generous, seeks security. Can be moody, indecisive, over-passive, worrier, pessimistic, over-sensitive, complainer, weak-willed.

9. Monkey

Inventor, motivator, improviser, quick-witted, inquisitive, flexible, innovative, problem solver, self-assured, sociable, artistic, polite, dignified, competitive, objective, factual, intellectual. Can be egotistical, vain, arrogant, selfish, reckless, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative, cunning, jealous, suspicious.

10. Bird

Neat, meticulous, organized, self-assured, decisive, conservative, critical, perfectionist, alert, zealous, practical, scientific, responsible. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.

11. Dog

Honest, intelligent, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, attractive, amicable, unpretentious, sociable, open-minded, idealistic, moralistic, practical, affectionate, sensitive, easy going. Can be cynical, lazy, cold, judgmental, pessimistic, worrier, stubborn, quarrelsome.

12. Boar

Honest, gallant, sturdy, sociable, peace-loving, patient, loyal, hard-working, trusting, sincere, calm, understanding, thoughtful, scrupulous, passionate, intelligent. Can be naïve, over-reliant, self-indulgent, gullible, fatalistic, materialistic.

 

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1993 Chinese Zodiac - Water Rooster

Which type of Rooster are people born in 1993 Chinese Zodiac year?

According to Chinese zodiac, 1993 has the Rooster sign, and it is the Water element based on Chinese Five Elements. Therefore, people born in 1993 are the Water Rooster.

Referring to Gregorian calendar, the Water Rooster year starts from January 23, 1993 to February 9, 1994, and those people who born from January 1 to January 22 in 1993 belong to the Water Monkey.

 

Lucky Signs for 1993 Water Rooster

 Lucky Numbers: 4, 9

 Lucky Colors: gold, white
 

2021 Horoscope for Water Rooster Born in 1993

In general, 2021 is a good year for Water Roosters. They needn’t handle demanding workload or the complex interpersonal relationships. Also, many of them are free from financial problems this year. Noticeable change may occur in their love relationship. Single people are likely to meet their perfect match in 2021.

Water Roosters born in 1993 can efficiently finish their work assignments in 2021, owing to their accumulated experience in the previous years. Also, according to the Rooster fortune prediction in 2021, their optimistic attitude and helpfulness make them a popular figure in the company. So, they will have many opportunities to build positive interpersonal relationships. Anyway, it is as little as possible for them to suffer layoff or salary reduction.

Many of them are satisfied with their monthly income and are able to use it wisely, so there is no way for them to feel cash-strapped. In other cases, if some people want to earn more to cover more expenditures, they may consider buying financial products under the professional people’s guidance. 

The Rooster fortune in 2021 shows that their best news may be the end of singlehood this year. Even the fickle people may change their personalities and treat their companion with utmost sincerity. In addition, some married men born in 1993 will pay more attention to career this year, and this needs their wives’ great understanding.

Considering the age, it is inevitable for Water Roosters to attend various social occasions in 2021, so they should be wary of the excessive alcohol consumption. Besides, it is suggested to have vitamins or more exercises to boost metabolism.

 See more about Rooster Fortune in 2021
 

Personality Traits of the 1993 Chinese Zodiac Water Rooster

People born in 1993 year of the Rooster are very clever and quick-witted. No matter what kind of difficulties they encounter, they can always come up with solutions quickly. They are warm-hearted, full of love and compassion, so they like animals very much and often help people when they are in trouble. In addition, they are imaginative since an early age. Therefore, they like wonderful things like fairy tales, fables, and so on, and they have a beautiful expectations for the future.

However, the Water Rooster are self-centered and born with pride. They are often strict with others but not themselves. They often help others, but they also want to get rewarded from them. Moreover, they are very sensitive and don’t like criticism from others.

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 The Water Rooster have a relatively good fortune in career. For office workers, they will not encounter many setbacks in the workplace, and they are easily appreciated by leaders, so they can display their talents well. And if they grasp the opportunities well, they may work abroad, which can lay a better foundation for future development. For entrepreneurs, although there will be basically no twists and turns on the way to start a business, it still requires some efforts to achieve better development. It is suggested that they take part in more parties and activities, so that they can make more friends and maybe get some big orders.

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 The wealth fortune is pretty smooth in their life. For office workers, wages are basically on the average level. After accumulating some money, they will have a larger expenditure, so it is difficult for them to save money. For entrepreneurs, although the development of the enterprise is good, there are not too many big orders and income. And remember that they must be cautious before investing, and never invest at will, which is likely to lead to a big loss.

 The 1993 Rooster people will experience some ups and downs in love. It is not very easy for them to meet the right person, so that they need to go through several relationships before they finally get married. After marriage, because of their busy career, they may neglect their lover, so they often quarrel with them. Therefore, it is suggested that they should communicate with each other in time and spend more time with their spouses in their spare time.

 See more about Rooster's Love Compatibility

 

They need to be careful of the harm caused by chronic diseases. Some bad living habits such as staying up late, drinking, smoking and irregular diet are very harmful to their health. Therefore, they must develop a good living habit and arrange their work and life well, otherwise they will have serious health problems.


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