The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: 40th Anniversary Edition

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Overview

Do you know which of the twelve animal signs you are? Or how the "animal that hides in your heart" influences your outlook on life? What happens in your chart when your Eastern moon sign meets your Western sun sign? The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes answers these questions and more.

For forty years, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes has remained the classic book on the topic, artfully combining the Eastern lunar calendar with Western, solar-based astrology. You'll discover how the five elements, four seasons, and the ascendant sign based on the hour of your birth can affect your personality. Read about the 144 relationship combinations to better understand the compatibility of the twelve lunar signs. This revised edition will delight seasoned astrologers and interested novices alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623173739
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Edition description: Anniversar
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 491,684
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

THEODORA LAU has authored The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs, The Chinese Horoscopes Guide to Relationships, and Chinese Horoscopes for Your Child. First published in 1979, Theodora's book The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes has been translated into over 17 languages and her books have introduced many topics of Chinese culture to readers all over the world. She was born in Shanghai and later moved to southern California with her husband, Kenneth Lau, whose calligraphy and woodcut illustrations adorn the pages of the book. LAURA LAU, Theodora Lau's daughter, lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Preface: Self Discovery through Chinese Horoscopes xiii

How to Use This Book xvi

Tables xx

Table 1 The Lunar Signs from 1924 to 2043 xx

Table 2 The Exact Lunar Years from 1924 to 2044 xx

Table 3 The Interaction of the Five Elements xxv

Table 4 The Animal Signs and Their Fixed Elements, Seasons, and Stems xxvi

Table 5 Ascendants: The Twelve Animal Signs and Their Hours xxvi

Table 6 The Months of the Lunar Signs and Their Matching Solar Astrological Signs xxvii

Special Section: Long and Short Lunar Years and the Influence of the Li Chun xxviii

Special Section: Understanding the Five Elements xxviii

Special Section: The Influence of the Moon's Four Phases xxxv

Acknowledgments xli

Chapter 1 The First Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Rat 1

The Rat Personality 2

The Rat Child 10

The Five Different Rats 11

Compatibility and Conflict for the Rat 13

The Rat and Its Ascendant Relationships 18

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 22

The Seasons of the Rat 26

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat 28

Chapter 2 The Second Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Ox 29

The Ox Personality 30

The Ox Child 37

The Five Different Oxen 38

Compatibility and Conflict for the Ox 41

The Ox and Its Ascendant Relationships 46

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 50

The Seasons of the Ox 55

Famous People Born in the Year of the Ox 57

Chapter 3 The Third Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Tiger 59

The Tiger Personality 60

The Tiger Child 66

The Five Different Tigers 67

Compatibility and Conflict for the Tiger 70

The Tiger and Its Ascendant Relationships 76

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 80

The Seasons of the Tiger 84

Famous People Born in the Year of the Tiger 86

Chapter 4 The Fourth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Rabbit 87

The Rabbit Personality 89

The Rabbit Child 95

The Five Different Rabbits 96

Compatibility and Conflict for the Rabbit 99

The Rabbit and Its Ascendant Relationships 104

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 108

The Seasons of the Rabbit 113

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rabbit 115

Chapter 5 The Fifth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Dragon 117

The Dragon Personality 118

The Dragon Child 125

The Five Different Dragons 126

Compatibility and Conflict for the Dragon 129

The Dragon and Its Ascendant Relationships 135

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 138

The Seasons of the Dragon 143

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dragon 145

Chapter 6 The Sixth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Snake 147

The Snake Personality 148

The Snake Child 154

The Five Different Snakes 155

Compatibility and Conflict for the Snake 158

The Snake and Its Ascendant Relationships 164

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 168

The Seasons of the Snake 173

Famous People Born in the Year of the Snake 175

Chapter 7 The Seventh Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Horse 177

The Horse Personality 178

The Horse Child 186

The Five Different Horses 187

Compatibility and Conflict for the Horse 190

The Horse and Its Ascendant Relationships 196

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 199

The Seasons of the Horse 204

Famous People Born in the Year of the Horse 206

Chapter 8 The Eighth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Sheep 207

The Sheep Personality 208

The Sheep Child 214

The Five Different Sheep 216

Compatibility and Conflict for the Sheep 218

The Sheep and Its Ascendant Relationships 225

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 229

The Seasons of the Sheep 233

Famous People Born in the Year of the Sheep 236

Chapter 9 The Ninth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Monkey 237

The Monkey Personality 238

The Monkey Child 245

The Five Different Monkeys 246

Compatibility and Conflict for the Monkey 249

The Monkey and Its Ascendant Relationships 255

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 259

The Seasons of the Monkey 264

Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey 266

Chapter 10 The Tenth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Rooster 267

The Rooster Personality 268

The Rooster Child 277

The Five Different Roosters 278

Compatibility and Conflict for the Rooster 281

The Rooster and Its Ascendant Relationships 288

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 292

The Seasons of the Rooster 297

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rooster 300

Chapter 11 The Eleventh Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Dog 301

The Dog Personality 302

The Dog Child 308

The Five Different Dogs 309

Compatibility and Conflict for the Dog 312

The Dog and Its Ascendant Relationships 318

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 323

The Seasons of the Dog 328

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dog 330

Chapter 12 The Twelfth Sign of the Lunar Cycle-The Boar 331

The Boar Personality 332

The Boar Child 338

The Five Different Boars 340

Compatibility and Conflict for the Boar 343

The Boar and Its Ascendant Relationships 349

When Moon Signs Meet Sun Signs 353

The Seasons of the Boar 358

Famous People Born in the Year of the Boar 360

Chapter 13 Choosing Wedding Dates by the Lunar Almanac 361

The Four Seasons and the Phases of the Moon 362

Chapter 14 Relationship Combinations 365

The Rat's Relationships 366

The Ox's Relationships 370

The Tiger's Relationships 375

The Rabbit's Relationships 380

The Dragon's Relationships 386

The Snake's Relationships 391

The Horse's Relationships 396

The Sheep's Relationships 401

The Monkey's Relationships 406

The Rooster's Relationships 412

The Dog's Relationships 417

The Boar's Relationships 422

Index 429

About the Authors 435

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