What Is The Gemini Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao, is based upon a 12-year long Chinese calendar cycle, with each year in the cycle having an animal sign.
In the traditional Western astrology zodiac system, each individual year is broken up into several types of zodiac sign. Gemini is the sign of ‘the twins’ – Castor and Pollux from Greek mythology, who could only be defeated in a contest by each other.
In terms of a Chinese Gemini zodiac equivalent, there is no clear equivalent for Gemini in the lunar calendar derived Chinese system because it’s structured differently, but there are signs that have similar attributes. Many students of the two systems consider the Tiger and the Horse to be similar to the Western Gemini sign – this is questionable, however, because the personality traits of the two Chinese symbols are slightly different. There are, however, some Gemini-like traits found in the Snake and Rat personalities. However, most experts take the Horse as the Gemini equivalent on balance.
The Western Equivalent To Chinese Zodiac Horse
Gemini people are considered to be quite talkative, and they like to talk about intellectual things. They enjoy probing people and learning as much as possible. In contrast, the Tiger and the Horse tend to talk too, but are not always forthright.
The Chinese system is based on the year of birth, but the traditional Western zodiac is based on the month and the position of the planets at the time of the person’s birth.
It’s interesting to know that for all zodiac symbols except for Capricorn and Aquarius, regardless of the date the Chinese year began in the year of your birth, you will be the Chinese sign associated with that year. For someone who is an Aquarius, the animal will be the year before the year of your birth. A person who was born in December and a Capricorn will have the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with their birthday, but someone born in January will be considered to belong to the symbol of the year before.
Once you understand that, you understand that the Chinese and Western systems are rather different in how they are worked out, and what they are based on. Both systems have a lot to offer and can tell a person a lot about themselves. Sometimes, the zodiac signs can be contradictory, but that does not mean that they are incorrect. There are usually some insights in both Gemini and The Horse that you can take a lot from. That’s why it’s important that you learn as much as you can about all the zodiac symbols that are associated with you and your horoscope as a Gemini person.