History of Chinese Astrology

19 Chinese astrology is an old art of telling a fortune of a person interpreted by knowing the real date of a person’s birth. It uses charts of the sun and a prominent planet that allows practitioners to make a life chart and horoscope of a person whose fortune is to be determined. It is common with western astrology and the Chinese style is thought to be useful for predicting the potential and character of a person for a successful happy life.

Different forms of ancient astrology have existed since early human civilization along the valleys in China’s mainland. However, some parts of mythology might have existed earlier predating the first human settlements. Archeological findings about 5500 years back suggest that early Chinese rituals and Zodiac were already developed and was already known.

Early myths and history of Chinese show that horoscopes were prepared at Emperor Huang Ti’s court. He was considered to be the first true emperor of China and lived 4500 years ago in the 26th Century. The first written horoscope included 12 zodiac signs which dated from the Shang dynasty written on a tortoise shell.

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Chinese Hanging Lanterns Symbolism of The Colour Black

18Although Chinese lanterns were predominantly used at important parts of the year for celebrations, they are more than just decorative pieces. Since 250 B.C. hanging lanterns have symbolised important events such as birth, death, imminent danger and even social status.

At one point in history, during the Cultural Revolution, hanging lanterns were banned in China. Today however, Chinese lanterns are once again the aesthetic compliment to a wide variety of ceremonies and celebrations – their popularity has grown beyond China to add extra sparkle to any special occasion worldwide.

Usually made of delicate rice paper and bamboo ribbing, Chinese lanterns are hung from the ceiling and lit from the inside to create a warm glow. They are also sometimes released to float up into the sky as a mark of festivities underway.

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The Unique Handicrafts of Chinese Cloisonne

17Chinese Cloisonne, also known as the birth pinch of copper wire enamel, is a unique handicrafts combination of porcelain and copper, the manufacturing history can be dated back to the Yuan, it is very popular in Ming Jingtai years, from1450 to 1456, and because many of them used with blue, so called it cloisonne.

Cloisonne is a famous traditional handicraft, and it has 600 years of history in China, which combines history, culture, art and traditional crafts in it with a unique, elegant, exquisite luxury. It is famous for a unique national style and the profound national meaning. Cloisonne is an important variety of the metal crafts in China. Cloisonne copper production system with a first child, followed by craftsmen in the above painting, and then copper.

Cloisonne, lacquer, jade and ivory, known as the Beijing Four famous crafts, it is a bright pearl in arts and crafts world.

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Chinese Baby Names Ceremonies Are Exceptionally Incredible to Explore

16Baby names ceremonies are differently celebrated in every country. Chinese names also showed the eminent ceremony of hundred days after the birth of a baby. In general Chinese people never name their babies before the birth of a infant.

Certainly China is the country that is eminently famous for its traditional values or beliefs. In the context of family planning Chinese people generally adapt late marriages on an average and even plan late child bearing. In china people at large consider to give birth to one child. Couples may have second baby in exceptional cases, but must wait several years after the birth of the first child. The birth of a child is vital in every country but in china it is celebrated as a hundred day celebration. Chinese people believe that child names determine the baby’s future. Chan, chen, shen etc. are popular Chinese boys names and tao, chow, mee etc. are popular girl names.

Baby naming ceremony is unique in Chinese names context

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Chinese Horoscope And Five Elements

15People who like studying metaphysics and numerology must be very interested in Chinese horoscope and the five elements. In fact Chinese astrology and five elements are very scientific sometimes, they can accurately tell your fortunes and give you a hand out of the trouble. Hard to explain but really amazing, what are these five elements? Ancient Chinese saints believe that the five elements Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, are everywhere in between heaven (sky) and the Earth.

To understand it in modern science, the Five Elements refer to five types of basic particles of matter. Five Elements theory pervades all Chinese medical, spiritual and esoteric thought as a method of explaining the relationship between the physical and metaphysical worlds. The five elements have been part of Chinese culture almost from the beginning. Interestingly, few people outside the Asian world understand the importance of the five elements, especially how each relates to the workings of the Chinese Zodiac.

But there are mutual promotion and restraint between the five elements. Wood is the strongest in spring, Fire is the strongest in summer, Earth is the strongest during the season transitions, and so forth. Their element relations are conducive, beneficial, congenial, friendly, supporting and generating. Water generates Wood (trees), Wood generates Fire, Fire generates Earth – Fire can help to produce dust, Earth generates Metal – Earth can help mineral (Metal) to form, Metal generates Water – Metal can hold Water.

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