Off topic: 31st January - Chinese New Year
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Arthur Borges
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Jan 28, 2003

That\'s when everyone\'s celebrating here in China. Yes it\'s a sheep year, not particularly in any colour. Also called a goat yeaer.

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Noel Castelino
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This means that my grand-daughter ... Jan 28, 2003

... Abigail, born on 3rd January 2003, has just missed the sheep/goat year. Is this a good thing ?



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Noel


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Arthur Borges
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Astrology and Horse Sense Jan 29, 2003

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On 2003-01-28 23:12, Ngmc wrote:

... Abigail, born on 3rd January 2003, has just missed the sheep/goat year. Is this a good thing ?



Noel







At heart, the astrological signs are neither good nor bad, but essentially a vast classification system of personality types with rules for estimating how they combine.



Chinese astrology has 12 signs and goes by the year and hour of birth. The traditional Chinese day consists of 12 x 120min. hours starting at 11 pm. Each takes the name of an animal in the same order as the years do.



Moreover it uses 28 astral bodies, including not only the star Vega but -- wait for it guys: two black holes too.



In addition, each sign comes with one of five alchemical alchemical elements (fire, metal, earth, water, wood) which may be either yin or yang.



In light of the above, you will see that most people are trying to read H.H. Munro with a Berlitz phrasebook when they generalise about astrological types. For horse women, they have the reputation being soft-hearted and should therefore be married off as young as possible.



More seriously, it\'s worth having a birth chart done to establish your daughter\'s talents, personality type and obtain relevant child-rearing advice.



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Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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It depends... Jan 29, 2003

She then gets the characteristics of the preceding lunar year\'s animal (horse). But she does get older much quicker...she is 1 year old the day she is born, then turns another year older on Chinese New Year, so she\'ll be 2 before she\'s a month old as far as the (traditional) Chinese view is concerned!!



If you search \"Chinese zodiac\" I\'m sure you will find many commentaries on the qualities a person born under any particular sign supposedly has.


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Noel Castelino
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Thanks... Jan 29, 2003

It must be a good thing -- I don\'t see how it can be otherwise. As for getting older more quickly, we\'ve always been a bit precocious in my family ))

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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Happy New Year! Jan 29, 2003

Let it be a good one! Any predictable characteristics?



Jacek


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