Combining Chinese Taoist astrology, Western zodiac astrology, and birth destiny cards to develop your innate talents and transform your negative traits
• Includes charts to discover your Chinese animal year, your Western zodiac sun sign, your moon sign, and your birth destiny card as well as those of your friends, lovers, relatives, and colleagues
• Provides insightful and accurate descriptions for each animal year, zodiac sun sign, and birth card as well as each year and sun sign combination and each sun and moon sign combination
• Offers career suggestions based on your innate gifts and relationship advice on which animals, sign combos, and birth cards to seek out and which to avoid
With your first breath of life, you take in the energy pattern radiated by the sun, moon, and stars at that moment in time and space. This internal energy pattern underlies your persona--your behavioral patterns, personality traits, and life’s path. Understanding these underlying patterns enables you to balance and transform your negative traits and highlight and develop your innate talents.
Blending Eastern and Western astrological methods, Master Mantak Chia and William Wei explain how to identify the five key patterns of your internal energy persona based on the year, month, and day of your birth. Including charts to discover your Chinese animal year, your Western zodiac sun sign, your moon sign, and your birth destiny card, they explore how each of these astrological profiles interact to build your unique persona and provide profoundly accurate descriptions for each year and sun sign combination, each sun and moon sign combination, and each birth card. Each description also includes career recommendations to best utilize your innate gifts and relationship advice on which animals, sign combinations, and birth cards to seek out and which to avoid. Not only useful for personal insight and self-development, this new astrological approach can also be used to understand the underlying energetic personality patterns of your lovers, friends, relatives, and colleagues.
The twelve Western zodiac months have celestial sign names: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. The twelve Oriental years have animal sign names: Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. In both cases the astrological sign name refers to the character of people named under its influence. Everyone has a Western “month” sign and a Chinese “year” sign. Each sign is complementary to the other, and each Western sign also interacts with its corresponding Chinese sign.
Taken together, these correspondences show us more about the individual than the individual signs can on their own. If someone is born in Pisces and is also born in a Snake year, they were born in the month of the Rabbit and the year of the Snake. A Pisces (Rabbit)-Snake is very different from a Pisces (Rabbit)-Horse or Pisces (Rabbit)-Tiger. Recognizing these East/West interactions will help you to refine your understanding of yourself and others, showing you how to get along better with your friends and family. PISCES (RABBIT) MONTH COMBINED WITH SNAKE YEAR
The way this combination sees the world is too deep to share with mere mortals. They are profound and intuitive in addition to being able to focus clearly with a vision of the future. It’s as though the Pisces-Snake has been placed on planet Earth through some cosmic error. They are wizards masquerading as simple humans. Pisces-Snakes seems normal enough superficially. However, they are otherworldly philosophers at heart. They are not really suited to doing things in the fashion of other people, which leads them to be either unemployed or unhappy. They’re not complainers, though they find mankind in rather dire straits in modern times. They could, perhaps, be content as a fortune-teller or shaman, but job openings in those categories are rare.
Romance: This combination has friends galore, but generally they gather at the home of the Pisces-Snake. This stick-the-in-mud approach to socializing often turns the mates of Pisces-Snakes off. Pisces-Snakes are a paradigm of being faithful and loving in a relationship.
Relationships: To be avoided in this combination are Virgo-Monkeys and Gemini-, Virgo-, and Sagittarius-Tigers. At the top of the list for love and marriage are Taurus-, Cancer-, and Capricorn-Roosters. Additional fine choices are Cancer- and Capricorn-Buffalos.
Family Life: Pisces-Snakes, for themselves alone, do not need material possessions at all. They are perfectly capable of living in one very sparsely furnished room. They are loving parents, but because of their extreme sensitivity find child rearing painful at times. The Pisces-Snake is the quintessential homebody, recognizing the importance of home and family.
Tendencies: Pisces-Snakes are good with people and are capable of hard work. As bosses, they are good-hearted but are frequently taken for granted and used. The Pisces-Snake is multitalented and able to do a vast array of jobs. Sometimes they do not want to leave their home and family when they come of age, but if they receive a good education the leave-taking is easier. PISCES (RABBIT) MONTH COMBINED WITH HORSE YEAR
In this combination the Pisces helps guide the Horse to become a more humble individual. Normally Horses go trotting off looking out for themselves and being terrifically autonomous. The Pisces influence makes this combination more aware of its psychic and humanistic qualities. In the end Pisces-Horses are extremely nice people, in fact, they are too nice, tending to put their own needs and desires on the back burner. They simply overdo it when it comes to helping others. Somewhat shy and introverted, Pisces-Horses have terrific potential if they are able to find a partner or friend who can help them reach their destiny. They are very gifted individuals who just happen to need help finding their way from darkness to light. They would choose popularity over autonomy.
Romance: Partners of the Pisces-Horse should never exploit their incredible adoration and love. They are totally reliable and loyal if treated well and not taken for granted. Their love is not especially effusive because they are inclined to be shy. But they do worship and have the highest regard for their partner.
Relationships: Pisces-Horses will probably not do well with Rats, especially Gemini-, Sagittarius-, or Virgo-Rats. Sagittarius- or Gemini-Monkeys are very bad choices. The best choices for love and romance are Libra-, Scorpio-, and Capricorn-Tigers; Taurus-, Scorpio-, and Capricorn-Dogs; or Taurus- or Capricorn-Rams.
Family Life: Pisces-Horses tend to live in their own minds, so what surrounds them is of little consequence. They are excellent parents who enjoy doing things with and for their children. They want to understand children in general and realize that being with them is the best way to accomplish that. They are not stay-at-home people. In fact, the Pisces-Horse is odd in the home department. They actually prefer to be at other people’s abodes. They are not materialistic and have no interest in impressing other people.
Tendencies: There is little chance of this combination ever becoming a boss. At most they might hire a teenager to mow their lawn or someone to type up the new novel they have written. They are not a bit fussy or pushy with other people. The Pisces-Horse is a person from another world and as such does not care much for chasing money. Instead of business, at which they are terrible, they would rather be involved in the arts. Their shyness and desire to not get involved with trivial pursuits does not detract from their aptitude as creative thinkers.
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and the Universal Healing Tao training center in northern Thailand and is the author of 50 books, including Taoist Foreplay, Inner Smile, Cosmic Fusion, Sexual Reflexology, and the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.
William U. Wei began his studies with Mantak Chia in the early 1980s and is a Senior Instructor of the Universal Tao who has taught with Mantak Chia in over 30 countries. He is the coauthor of Living in the Tao and Sexual Reflexology.
“This might seem like an odd topic for these two Taoist superstars to invest their time in, but there is much esoteric information provided along with the day–to–day aspects. The premise behind the book is that the better we understand our birth ‘imprint’ the easier it will be to develop into the spiritual being we are meant to be. Whether your goals are lofty or mundane, there is plenty in the book to keep your interest. Buy it for fun and study it when you are ready.”
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