In order to understand Chinese Astrology better, one needs to understand the various terms and philosophies associated with it. For example, when one needs to see the general outlook for the whole year, he or she would need to consult the PahtChee Chart. The PahtChee Chart is created based on the Four Pillars of Destiny which is, in turn, based on a person’s birth data – the hour, month and year of birth.
You also have to understand that the Chinese Astrology is based on five elements – water, earth, wood, fire, and metal. These five elements are also known as the heavenly stems. Chinese Astrology also relies on the 12 animals of the zodiac sign
. These signs are also known as the earthly branch. These animals include the Monkey, the Dragon, the Rooster, the Rat, the Snake, the Ox, the Pig, the Dog, the Tiger, and the Sheep, the Rabbit, and the Horse.Feng Shui
also groups these animals into four seasonal trinity combinations. The presence of one group in a family can spell abundance for them. For example, Dragon, Rabbit, and Tiger form what is known as the Spring Seasonal Trinity. The Wood Element as well as the East direction is closely associated with this group. The Summer Seasonal Trinity, on the other hand, is made up of the Snake, Horse, and Sheep, and is closely associated with the Fire element and the South direction. Monkey, Rooster, and Dog make up what is known as the Autumn Seasonal Trinity which is strongly associated with the Metal element and the West direction. Lastly, Ox, Rat, and Boar make up the Winter trinity which is associated with the Water element and the North direction.