The biggest misleading information in Chinese Astrology is the zodiac sign. The most common mistake is when people are assuming that the year of their birth and its zodiac is the determine sign. Nope.
It’s the day you were born.
Here is an example, the chart of the today as I am writing this article 11:37 21 of January 2020
|ELEMENT:||Yang Earth||Yin Water||Yin Fire||Yin Earth|
To make it simple, I ignore the Chinese calligraphy. So what you see is the four pillar of the chart, this is the spine of the chart.
The baby who is born today is still belonging to the year of Yin Earth/Yin Water Boar, even we write 2020. There is two Chinese New Years, the worldwide celebrated Lunar New Year which is celebrated every year in a different day and 4 of February the Solar New year. In BaZi, we use Solar Calendar.
Who was born before 4 of February doesn’t have the same year as who was born after even they both were born in the same Gregorian year. The baby who was born today (21/01/2020) is a Yin Water / Boar in a Yin Earth /Boar Year. Period.
The baby who will born on the 05/02/ 2020 is considered as born of the year Yang Water/ Yang Metal Rat. His zodiac sign is going to be Yang Earth / Tiger. Period.
The problem is, that most of the resource is not detailing this important question. Why? I don’t know.
If the resource encourages people to watch their birth year, has a great chance to be wrong on the first place, now you see why.
And if its right, still has little to do with personal development and personalised prediction.
The second problem, that people learn a false information about themselves and unsurprisingly they will have untrue, unfulfilling predictions / descriptions. Small wonder why they will be disillusioned and distrustful towards astrology.
So please, before you think you may know your Chinese Zodiac, check your birthday on an online calculator and then you can read forecasts accordingly.
Here are some trusted calculators, sometimes you have to create an account
Do you want to know more what is in your birth chart? Choose well your astrologer. Read the related article here.