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The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac 2013

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The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac

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12 Zodiac Animals
Chinese astrology is an ancient astrology, and one of my passions in life.
There are a few legends of how the Chinese zodiac came about, I have chosen:
The Jade Emperor

Jade-Emperor

The Jade Emperor ~ The Emperor Of Heaven.
A very long time ago in China the Jade Emperor decided he wanted to find a way of measuring time. After spending some time thinking about it he went outside and asked the animals of the land to gather round him. He told them there was to be a race, a swimming race, and the first 12 animals to get across the river would each have a year of the zodiac named after them. Of-course there was a great deal of excitement among the animals as they lined up on the river bank eagerly awaiting the race to begin.

The Symbol of the Rat The Zodiac symbol of the Ox

The Rat and the Cat who were good friends were worried as they were not good swimmers and smaller than the other animals taking part. So, being clever (especially the Rat) they decided to ask the Ox for some help. The Rat and Cat explained to the Ox their predicament and asked him if he would be so kind as to let them ride on his back. The Ox having a kind nature didn’t think twice about helping them and let them sit on his big strong back.

Off they all went, splashing, kicking and in some cases swimming. The Rat and Cat having a great view of the race from the position of the Ox’s back saw that the Ox was in the lead and were very excited. Ratty, however, had something else in mind, and as they approached the finish line he pushed the Cat off of the Ox’s back and into the river! He then jumped onto Ox’s head and nimbly ran onto the river bank thus winning the race.

The Jade Emperor was very pleased and told the Rat that the first year of the Zodiac would be named after him. Of-course, this left the Ox in second place by the clever slyness of the Rat.

The Zodiac symbol of the Tiger

Then up on the river bank came the Tiger, and he was awarded 3rd place for his efforts.

The Zodiac symbol of the Rabbit

Next was the Rabbit. Who hopped up to the Emperor surprisingly dry. He had found some stepping stones and a floating log to carry him to the bank, the Emperor told him he would be the 4th sign of the Zodiac.

The Zodiac symbol of the Dragon

The Emperor looked up into the sky and he saw a Dragon coming down to land. Confused by this he asked the Dragon how it came that he didn’t win the race as he could fly and swim. The Dragon explained to the Emperor that he had to make it rain as some animals needed some water, and along the way he saw a Rabbit struggling on a log, so he blew a puff of wind so as to make the log float towards the river bank. this was very commendable of the Dragon and he was awarded the 5th sign of the Zodiac.

The Zodiac symbol of the Horse The Zodiac symbol of the Snake

The Emperor could hear hooves coming towards him, and waited to see the Horse approach, but before the Horse could get there a snake slithered round the legs of the Horse causing the Horse to rear up and thus allowing the Snake to slither into 6th place! The poor Horse had to be satisfied with being 7th.

The Zodiac symbol of the goat The Zodiac symbol of the MonkeyThe Zodiac symbol of the Rooster

Next the Emperor saw a raft carrying three passengers came towards him, these were the Goat, the Monkey and the Rooster. They explained to the Emperor how they had all helped one another to get to the river bank. The Jade Emperor was very impressed by this and awarded the Goat 8th place, the Monkey 9th and the Rooster would be the 10th Zodiac animal.

The zodiac symbol of the Dog

After them came the Dog. The Emperor once again was surprised knowing that the Dog was one of the best swimmers in the race, so he asked the Dog why he was so late. His answer was quite simply that the water was so lovely and clean and fresh that he had to take a bath in it. He was to have the 11th year named after him.

The Zodiac symbol of the Boar

So, only one place left in the Zodiac and the Emperor waited wondering when the last animal would emerge from the river. All of a sudden he heard some grunting and the Boar walked up to him. The Emperor asked why it was that he took so long in getting to the river bank, and the Boar explained that he was hungry and so stopped for some food, and after eating he felt sleepy so he had a snooze. The Jade Emperor was still pleased with the Boar and told him he the 12th Zodiac year would be named after him.

You may remember the Cat, who earlier on in the race was pushed into the river by his “friend” the Rat. Well, by the time he scrambled up the river bank it was too late to claim a place in the Zodiac. This made the Cat very cross with the Rat, and Cat’s and Rat’s haven’t got on ever since!

From then on the Chinese Zodiac has always followed the 12 signs named after these animals.

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6 Responses to “The Story Of The Chinese Zodiac”

  1. 1
    nour Says:

    HI
    I’m a gemini woman . I’m too temperamental . I’m too romantic too . I’m 23 years old . Every time , I try to make friend the relation ship split . I’ve tried to make relation ship with Leo , Libra , pisces . What do you advise me to do

  2. 2
    Midnight Says:

    Maybe You have some astrological infuelnces if you are temperamental and emotional, I am an air sign and I cant figure out why I am insecure and emotional as well, not to mention the insane and obsessive jealousy.

    Gemini like You go well with aquarius, and gemini obviously as friends or more, and sometimes they agree well with taurus.

  3. 3
    jenny Says:

    so i was like totaly on the fone wit my bffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffyestreday and well she said that i’m a LOSER how rude!!!!!right so aniwais we kept talking, but i was getting so iritated that out of nowhere just totally random i’m just like you’re the loser and then she’s like no you are and then i’m like no you are and then she’s like no you are and then i’m all like nuhu, you are the loserand with that i hung up[*actually she hung up, but i’m trying to sound cool here*]and we haven’t talked since. that’s a really good reason not to talk, i know. i see her everyday at the diner where we work i mean we both need the money being 37 years old and each of us has 2 childs, neither of us can quit and just to make her feel worse i am now dating her ex-huband well, i was so then i broke up with him and now i am having an affair wit her current 20 year old boyfriend and right now he’s in the other room in my apartment on the phone with her breaking up with her!!!!!don’t mess with me because i’ll mess with you right back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yupp, that’s me classy jenny!!!!!!!i’m totally making her life terrible and i love it!!!

    -jenny bravo

  4. 4
    ryan Says:

    Jenny what year were you born and what day and month were you born?!

  5. 5
    Jo Says:

    Would you be so kind in doing the Aries-Goat profile for astrology?

  6. 6
    Angela Says:

    Hi my name is Angela and I am a 32 year old Gemini Earth Horse and am completely in love with my 33 year old Cancer Fire Snake. Was married for 13 years to an Aquarian Fire Dragon and then had a short but very intense relationship with a Scorpio Wood Rabbit. I have never felt so secure and loved in all my life as I am right now. I feel like I can finally breathe and find my true self finally. I feel like I have struggled all of my life to not take on other bits and pieces of others personalities. Always a great chameleon. I felt as if I actually lost bits of me with the other two men. I want to find the true me and my Cancer Fire Snake is helping me to do that after all these years. We fit so well together and are planning to get married. :o)

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