Unlike Western astrology which focuses on the birth month, the Chinese system considers the birth year to be the key to understanding personality and predicting the future.
According to legend, Buddha invited the entire animal kingdom to visit him on New Year's Day, but only twelve animals attended the occasion. To show his appreciation, he decreed that from that day forth each year would be named for one of these animals and bear characteristics of its animal namesake.
With an emphasis on love, compatibility and relationships, the Chinese Horoscopes series includes one book for each animal and also explores personality profiles, predictions and gift suggestions for each sign.
The full-color illustrations and detailed study of each animal-year also make Chinese Horoscopes a guide to modern living and loving and the perfect gift.