Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe

Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe

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Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe
Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe

Every ancient culture has observed the changing seasons and made correlations with the constellations and the planets in order to plan harvests and predict events. The zodiac predictions you are likely familiar with are the sun signs in western astrology, which originated in ancient Babylon. Everyone usually knows what constellation the sun was in when they were born, as traditionally the sun stays in that constellation for about a month according to the Western zodiac. But what about the mysteries contained in other zodiacs? Below we examine the zodiacs of the Hindus, Chinese, Celts and Mayans.

The Chinese Zodiac

Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe - The Chinese Zodiac
Mysterious Zodiacs From Around the Globe – The Chinese Zodiac

The true Chinese zodiac is also more complicated than what you may have already read about it. There are different signs for the time you were born, and also where you were born. But like with all the zodiacs, there is a belief that we hold similar personality traits with the generation we were born into, and each year does seem to take on a personality. Just look at how 2016 was perceived as such a terrible year, yet 2015 wasn’t experienced that way – what makes each year unique? The Chinese zodiac can produce clues. So what was the Chinese zodiac sign the year you were born?

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Dragon:        2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
Charismatic, eccentric

Snake:           2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
Philosophical, decisive

Horse:           2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
Strong, intelligent

Goat:           2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
Calm, Sensitive

Monkey:      2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
Quick-witted, lucky

Rooster:        2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
Energetic, flamboyant

Dog:                2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
Loyal, courageous

Pig:                 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971
Philanthropic, sociable

Rat:                 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
Artistic, adaptable

Ox:                   2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
Stubborn, steady

Tiger:              2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
Leader, confident

Rabbit:         2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
Diplomatic, empathic

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