According to Chinese astrology, the
year of birth tells your age but also indicates a certain phase or aspect
of sixty year circle of time.
In Chinese system of astrology, each
year begins early in the calendar year on a new moon and relates to one
of the twelve animals. Their qualities "animate" the year and colour it
with their distinct natures.
Therefore you may find yourself born
in the year of Rat or a horse or even a dragon as the lore says it. People
born in a particular animal year share certain common traits in the same
manner as people born in common zodiac do.
Thus it is necessary to know not only
about the astrological relevance of different types of animals which represent
the years but also about the methods used to predict the future in chinese