Understanding the Chinese Lunar Calendar

The first cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar was introduced in 2637 BC and originated with Emperor Huang Ti. The complete calendar cycle consists of sixty years, broken into five twelve year cycles. Currently we are in the 78th sixty year cycle which began February 2, 1984 and ends in the year 2044 bringing in the new millennium.

The Chinese saying "this is the animal that hides in your heart" is coined from the strong belief that the animal that rules the year of your birth has a tremendous impact on who you are, what your character traits are and who you should team up with, greatly affecting your life.

This year's celebration is all about the Boar, the twelfth sign in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Are you a boar? If not what animal hides in your heart? And how do those characteristics influence your life? Online Calendar and Characteristics

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