Japanese Astrology Signs
All around the world, different people from different countries and cultures believe that the stars and planets have an effect on human nature, behaviour and personality. The celestial bodies can help to predict a person’s character, the future and many more aspects of life and nature. As you may know, the Asian and European beliefs are quite different and this is especially the case when it comes to the calendar and the signs of the zodiac.
The Japanese zodiac (Juunishi), it is characterised by 12 blocks where each block pertains to a particular group of years that people are born in. Each of the 12 blocks is given a particular animal’s name which is representative of that block and the person’s born within those years. People that are born in a particular block’s year are said to have some of the personalities and characteristics of that block’s animal. We will now take a look at all 12 blocks as well as each animal it represents and the typical characteristics.
Rat – Nezumi
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, 1924 and 1912
Typically speaking, people who are born in the year of the rat are very hard working and tend to be focused on their own goals. They become easily angered, however, they tend not to immediately show that they are angry. Some general traits of these persons include being charming, ambitious, honest and extremely goal oriented.
Ox – Ushi
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937, 1925, 1913
People who are born in the year of the Ox tend to achieve a great deal of success in their lives. This is mainly due to the fact that they have the ability to inspire others into action and speak quite skillfully when they so desire. Typically speaking, they are very alert and patient, which makes them masters of observation.
Tiger – Tora
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938, 1926, 1914
Most people who are born in the year of the tiger are very smart, courageous, short-tempered and can be quite stubborn. However, despite these traits, they have the capability to be very sensitive, loving and sympathetic to the people they love or care about.
Rabbit – Usagi
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915
People who are born in the year of the rabbit have excellent taste and are regarded and trusted a great deal. They are typically very lucky and tend to be smooth talkers. Other characteristics include virtuous, ambitious, reserved, talented etc.
Dragon – Tatsu
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940, 1928, 1916
These persons are the most strange compared to the other signs in this zodiac. While they are very healthy and full of energy, they can be short tempered and stubborn. They are also brave, sensitive, honest and have the ability to inspire trust.
Snake – Hebi
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917
People who are born in the year of the snake are quite good with money and always know how to get it. They are very determined in their goals and dislike failure to a high degree. They tend to be deep thinkers and are quite wise but are not talkative.
Horse – Uma
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906
Those that are born in the year of the horse are easily angered and quite impatient. However, they are very skilled with money, give a lot of compliments and sometimes talk too much. They are also very wise, talented and cheerful.
Sheep – Hitsuji
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907
Those born in the year of the sheep are very religious and are very passionate about nature. They tend to be quite talented in the arts, elegant and most may initially appear to be more fortunate than other signs in this zodiac.
Money – Saru
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932, 1920, 1908
Those born in the year of the monkey are known as the geniuses of the Japanese zodiac. They are very inventive and original people who have the ability to solve the majority of problems. They also are able to make smart financial deals and capable of running large operations.
Rooster – Tori
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2005, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909
Persons that are born in the year of the rooster are very devoted to their work and tend to always be busy. They are very deep thinkers and always try to do more than they may be able to do. They are also direct speakers and tend to say what’s on their mind as opposed to keeping it in.
Dog – Inu
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2006, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934, 1922, 1910
These people are very loyal and have a strong sense of duty. They have the ability to keep secrets and generally inspire a great deal of confidence in others since they have some of the best qualities of human beings.
Boar – Inoshishi
This block refers to people who are born in the following years: 2007, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935, 1923, 1911
People who are born in the year of the boar are known to have a great deal of inner strength and are quite brave. They typically are short tempered yet they dislike quarrelling. They are also known to be very kind and loving and well as very honest.
In closing, we have just looked at Japanese astrology and in particular the Japanese zodiac. So, if you’re interested in learning more, be sure to continue reading and researching to find the knowledge you desire.