The value of fourth and fifth factors are shared by most of cultural systems
over the world. From the first to third factors, Chinese have their unique
perspectives and these perspectives have been affecting the Chinese for
thousand years. In certain degrees, most Chinese are influenced by fatalism.
However, the Chinese are not negative fatalists. We believe, although we cannot
alter the congenital fate (Ba Zi, Birth Date), we can promote or improve our
destiny through Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope, Fortune Telling) approach.
Chinese astrology is related to the Chinese calendar, particularly its 12-year
cycle of animals (Chinese Zodiac Sign), and the fortune-telling aspects
according to movement of heavenly bodies across the Chinese constellations in
the sky and individual's
Ba Zi. These interact each other to affect the individual
destiny from time to time.
The two main branches of Chinese Fortune Telling (Chinese Astrology, Chinese
Horoscope), they are:
The Zi Wei Dou Shu, which builds and studies a chart containing dozens of
The Ba Zi, or The Four Pillars of the Destiny, which studies the polarity
Yin/Yang and the elements of the Year, Month, Day and Hour of Birth.
Naming Study is another kind of Chinese
Fortune Telling (Chinese Astrology, Chinese Horoscope). To Chinese, the
name is never a simply code. A good name assigned to a person according to his
Ba Zi can promote his good destiny as well as offset his bad luck. On a bad
inconsistent to one's
Ba Zi can deteriorate one's bad luck and counteract his
good luck. If someone is being encompassed by unlucky stuffs, he may try to look
into his name whether is conflicting to his
Ba Zi, if so he can look for a
Fortune Teller's (Feng Shui
Master) opinion for alteration of his name.
Chinese cultures worldwide have a rich history in Chinese Astrology
(Chinese Horoscope) and
spiritual methods of influencing the world around them. Everywhere is no
exception, and Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope) abounds in world.
Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope) methods vary widely, from the well-known Feng Shui
(geomancy) to the, Zi Wei Dou Shu, Bazi, I Ching (divination by eight diagrams)
to divination by features of the face. There is even Chinese palmistry - similar
and yet very different from it's Western counterpart. In the links above we have
basic details on the most common forms to be found in Taiwan.
For the tourist, Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope) is a fantastic way to have a truly
unique Chinese experience. Night markets, especially the fixed, main ones, offer
a variety of different fortune tellers. Additionally, sometimes they can be
found with tables set up on the street. Some, especially those specializing in
areas particularly important to weddings and business (like Feng Shui) have
offices. For most tourists, the easiest way to find a fortune teller is to visit
one of the night markets, preferably with a local to assist in translating. The Chinese use of fortune sticks, known as ‘Chien Tung’, is considered the
oldest known method of Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope). The Chinese perform this ritual
not as a "fortune-telling game" for self amusement, but as a historically
practiced and religious art. It is generally said that a person’s future becomes
his past through the present: the successful man is one who understand well what
has happened, experiences acutely what is happening, and comprehends what is
indicated in the future.
The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls somewhere between late January and early February. The Chinese have adopted the Western calendar since 1911, but the lunar calendar is still used for festive occasions such as the Chinese New Year. Many Chinese calendars will print both the solar dates and the Chinese lunar dates.
The Chinese Astrology
(Chinese Horoscope) method of ascertaining the future is based upon a
long known correlation of human and natural events and is accomplished
symbolically by means of fortune sticks. Using both hands, the fortune teller holds a bamboo or leather container
containing numbered sticks and shakes it, causing one of the sticks to rise and
fall out. The number on the stick is cross-referenced with ancient texts to
obtain a fortune.
These fortunes are generally short poems or rhymes and generally indicate the
possibilities and general conditions which lie ahead, not specific details about
events. This in turn helps people order their lives to meet or prepare for those
conditions. The particular Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope) indicates but does not
guarantee your future. Just as a road signs points your way, but you must decide
and travel the route yourself. These Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope) make great gifts and are fabulous coffee table
conversation pieces. Chinese Astrology (Chinese
Horoscope) is located at www.FengShuiFortuneTelling.com. So come and see what lies in your future with
Chinese Astrology (Chinese Horoscope).