Happy New Year!
Do you know of Chinese Zodiac?The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar. You can use the zodiac calculator to search for your Chinese zodiac animal sign. Select your Gregorian date of birth, and you'll reveal your date of birth according to the lunar calendar, together with your sign.
2015 is the Year of the Sheep and 2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey starts from Feb. 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and lasts to Jan. 27, 2017.
|Hours / Time Period||Description|
|Rat||Zi Shi: 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.||This is the time rats actively seek food.|
|Ox||Chou Shi: 1 to 3 a.m.||This is the time that oxen ruminate.|
|Tiger||Yin Shi: 3 to 5 a.m.||Tigers hunt prey and display fiercest nature.|
|Rabbit||Mao Shi: 5 to 7 a.m.||The Jade Rabbit on the moon is busy pounding medicinal herb with a pestle.|
|Dragon||Chen Shi: 7 to 9 a.m.||Dragons are hover in the sky at that time to give people rainfall.|
|Snake||Si Shi: 9 to 11 a.m.||Snakes start to leave their burrows.|
|Horse||Wu Shi: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.||With the sun high above, other animals are lying down for a noon break while the unconstrained horse is still vigorous.|
|Sheep||Wei Shi: 1 to 3 p.m.||It is said that if sheep ate grass at this time, they would grow stronger.|
|Monkey||Shen Shi: 3 to 5 p.m.||Monkeys become lively.|
|Rooster||You Shi: 5 to 7 p.m.||Roosters return to their roost as it is dark.|
|Dog||Xu Shi: 7 to 9 p.m.||Dogs begin to carry out their duty to guard entrances.|
|Pig||Hai Shi: 9 to 11 p.m.||All is quiet and pigs are sleeping soundly|