The Chinese Zodiac started in ancient China and was then introduced to Japan. It first started as a sign to show orders. Later, it was replaced by animals. The Chinese Zodiac, also called "Earthly Branches", indicates time, moon, and directions. It is an essential factor in Four Pillars of Destiny. Let us show you the hidden implications and boundless energy that these animals suggest. And find out what animals are hidden in your Natal chart!
Some say, the order of these animals were decided by which animal came first to the Buddha for the New Year's greetings. There is also a famous story why a cat is not included in the 12 animals. The story is, a mouse asked a cat the date when to visit the Buddha. The cat replied a day later than the actual date. The cat was not included because of this lie. And because of this, cats chase mice.
It is said that Chinese character of the Zodiac animals represents the growth of plants. A brief introduction of the meaning of these animals:
Meaning water, sign of starting a new life.
Meaning soft soil, sign of sprouting but too cold to grow further.
Meaning tree, sign of spring and plants growing.
Meaning plants and flowers, sign of flowers blooming and green field.
Meaning huge mountain and earth, sign of green trees and blooming flowers, thunder storms, and dramatic changes.
Meaning a flare, sign of plants ending their growth.
Meaning a burning flame or sun, sign of plants at their end.
Meaning soft soil, sign of fruits bearing with a lot of flavor.
Meaning steel, sign of fruits hardening, a need for one last push.
Meaning manufactured metal, sign of ripe fruits at their limit.
Meaning mountain and earth, sign of plants withering.
Meaning rain, dew, and pond, sign of a new birth being planted.