Tao & Astrology
Taoism has long been associated with Feng Shui (Chinese geomancy), alchemy and astrology. Strictly speaking, these are not Taoist practices, but they have been practiced on an advanced level for thousands of years in Taoist Temples and institutions. All these traditions share concepts of Yin and Yang, balance and the need for humans to work within nature's framework.
Before going on, I want to explain the horoscope's relative unimportance in your fate, even for believers. There are three influences on your life; heavenly, earthly and human. Your choices create the human influence. Earthly influence relates to the circumstances you are in which are also partly under your control. Feng Shui can help control this influence too.
There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. Each sign lasts a year. Each one has its own characteristics and personality. The following chart will tell you what your Chinese star sign and elements are. Click the animal name to go to a summary of its characteristics:
Now, thinking of people you live or work closely with, here is a chart of the compatibility of different animal types. They are ranked from very incompatible: to neutral: to very compatible:
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