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The Difference between the Chinese Zodiac and the Western Zodiac Sign

The Difference between the Chinese Zodiac and the Western Zodiac Signdiv image

Zodiac Sings are so common nowadays.  Lots of us are believers in it. Some people use it to find luck, love compatibility, and even have an idea about their fate. But do you know that there are different kinds of Zodiacs? Yes! There is. Some of these zodiacs are the Western Zodiac Signs and the Chinese Zodiac Signs.

Many people are unaware that these two zodiac signs are two different tools for horoscopes.

All they know is that these two zodiacs complement each other. And, if you have encountered a scene where two people are talking about their horoscope. Below is a typical encounter.

So, what is your zodiac sign if you ask a random person? He will simply respond as Sagittarius if he is a Sagittarius. And there is always a follow-up question. What year? Then, if he was born in the year of the Snake, the response is automatic. He will say the year of the Snake.

Now, if you are one of those people who are unaware that there are various types of Zodiacs, let's learn it here. We’ll talk about the difference between the two most popular ones.

Different Core Foundations

A life path number is your unique combination of numbers that help determine what type of person you are and what desires of the heart, soul, and mind are kept.

Western Zodiac Sign
The Sumerian and Babylonian Empires established the Western Zodiac. It is very well-known in Western countries. This ancient tradition is almost 5,000 years old too. That's so old. Right. It only means that the accuracy of this tool has been tested and perfected over the years. It has a total of twelve Zodiac signs. Their names came from Greek mythology. And they say that the farmers in the West were the first to use astrology to forecast the future of things, like weather and annual harvest.

Chinese Zodiac Sign
Let's also learn about the Chinese Zodiac. This Zodiac also originated in the Babylonian Empire. It has a 60-year cycle. It is nearly as ancient as the Western Zodiac. As a result, it is as accurate as Western astrology.
It has twelve signs too. According to Chinese Culture, the Chinese royal, the jade emperor, used it to help him rule effectively. They use it to attract positive energy and to repel negative omens.
Furthermore, the Chinese Zodiac signs were from Chinese mythology. The plot revolves around the Jade Emperor organizing a race. The first 12 animals to arrive and cross the river will be given a slot in the zodiac sign. And because the rat is clever, he came in the first place. As a result, the Chinese zodiac sign sequence is in the order of "The Great Race" winners.

Western Zodiac signs are rooted in constellations and stars. Western astrology's 12 zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The Chinese 12 signs, on the other hand, are named after the traditional animals of the Chinese Empire. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig are the Chinese signs.
And these signs are now well-known as your Chinese horoscopes and Western horoscope.

The animal sign in these Zodiac Sign
In Western Astrology, Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Virgin, the Scales, Scorpion, Centaur, Sea-Goat, Water Bearer and Fish, are the animals of the western zodiac.
The Chinese Zodiac animals are, in order, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
Thus, there are two similar animals in this zodiac. These are the Ram and Goat, Bull and Ox.

The Western Zodiac sign has four elements: water, fire, air, and earth. These signs are also associated with your personality traits.

However, in the Chinese zodiac, there are five elements involved. These elements are water, metal, fire, wood, and earth. And one of each element has a corresponding psychological characteristic too.

Time Frame
The Western Zodiac sign pattern is into months. So, if you will look at what is your zodiac sign using western astrology. You will use your birthday and birth month to determine which zodiac sign you are.

If you were born between April 20th to May 20th, then your sign is Taurus. This tool predicts your daily horoscope using the Solar Calendar.

On the contrary, the Chinese Zodiac, its pattern is in years. So, if you use Chinese Astrology to determine your zodiac sign, you will need your birth year. And if you were born in 1989, then your sign is Snake.

In predictions, Chinese Astrology uses the Lunar Calendar in making your daily horoscope. But, since 1911, they adopted the Western Calendar too. Only uses the Chinese calendar or Lunar Calendar on special occasions.

The method of Predicting Horoscope
Western Astrology uses modes in predicting your horoscope. They are fixed, mutable, and cardinal. So, there are four zodiac signs in each modality. These three modalities are the way you express your energy. And these signs are:

Fixity refers to inertia, which includes maintaining the status quo and persevering with tasks. Mutability is adapting to changing circumstances. And Cardinality denotes the beginning of actions and interactions.

Furthermore, Chinese Astrology heavily focuses on the lunar phases of birth. These four phases are New Moon, Waxing Moon, Full Moon, and Waning Moon. These phases express your personality.

If you are now seeking what is the best divination tool to use. The best advice that I can give you is to use both so that you can have a better understanding of yourself.