The Guide to Chinese Horoscopes: The Twelve Animal Signs * Personality and Aptitude * Relationships and Compatibility * Work, Money and Health

The Guide to Chinese Horoscopes: The Twelve Animal Signs * Personality and Aptitude * Relationships and Compatibility * Work, Money and Health

by Gerry Maguire


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This is a simple yet comprehensive guide to using the ancient Chinese system of horoscopes in order to do your own readings. Much more is involved than just the twelve famous animal signs. Gerry Maguire Thompson shows how the animal-year sign cycle is enmeshed with a repeating cycle of the five elements, and how this in turn is modified by the hour-of-birth cycle. Yin and yang forces also play a part in the system, which has a classic beauty of design, yet is supple enough to embrace the multiplicity of human experience.

The book includes extensive year charts, followed by a 14-page section for each animal sign, covering personality and aptitude traits, as well as tendencies and potential outcomes with regard to leisure, career, health, money and family life. A separate section covers the relationship potential for each sign, giving helpful scores for every possible combination, with an ingenious graphic chart offering an at-a-glance summary.

The last major section enables you to work out upcoming astrological influences for years to come, helping you to make decisions, deal with change, and cope with other life challenges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780283951
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 544,365
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gerry Maguire Thompson is a highly successful author, teacher and motivational speaker, whose books include The Shiatsu Manual and Feng Shui Astrology for Lovers. Shuen-Lian Hsaio, who has acted as Consultant, is a Chinese herbalist and Feng Shui Master who lives in Taiwan.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

How to Use This Book 10

Introduction: About Chinese Astrology 12

The History of Chinese Astrology 14

The Five Elements 16

Yin and Yang 19

Your Astrological Make-up 20

1 The Twelve Animal Signs 28

Introducing the Twelve Animal Signs 30

The Rat 32

The Ox 42

The Tiger 52

The Rabbit 62

The Dragon 72

The Snake 82

The Horse 92

The Sheep 102

The Monkey 112

The Rooster 122

The Dog 132

The Pig 142

2 Relationships and Compatibility 152

Factors in Compatibility 154

The Rat in Relationships 156

The Ox in Relationships 159

The Tiger in Relationships 162

The Rabbit in Relationships 165

The Dragon in Relationships 168

The Snake in Relationships 171

The Horse in Relationships 174

The Sheep in Relationships 177

The Monkey in Relationships 180

The Rooster in Relationships 183

The Dog in Relationships 186

The Pig in Relationships 189

3 Prospects Over Time 192

Year Influences and Your Birth Signs 194

The Year of the Rat 196

The Year of the Ox 198

The Year of the Tiger 200

The Year of the Rabbit 202

The Year of the Dragon 204

The Year of the Snake 206

The Year of the Horse 208

The Year of the Sheep 210

The Year of the Monkey 212

The Year of the Rooster 214

The Year of the Dog 216

The Year of the Pig 218

Conclusions 220

Index 221

Author's Acknowledgments 224

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