Chinese Astrology Romance Compatibility- Useful Tool or Entertainment Only?

Let’s face it, all of you guys out there have at some point in your life had a woman, whether she be your romantic partner or not, who’s eyes glazed over when she came to the section in her magazine that compares astrological signs of lovers and friends to see just how compatible you may be!  Of course it may have made you chuckle, but in some cultures, particularly in the Far East, the use of Chinese astrology romance compatibility charts are referenced as a helpful tool in determining the fate of ones relationships! And where that magazine article may have made you giggle when your girl shrieked with delight to see that her Aquarius personality is perfectly suited for you, an Aries, our friends in the East take quite seriously the influence the heavens have over the fate our relationships!

Chinese astrology dates back to over 2000 years before Christ and amazingly, nothing much has changed about it over the years. Unlike western astrology, which uses a person’s day of birth to determine what is known as their “sun sign” (i.e. Aquarius, Aries, Virgo, Leo, etc…), eastern astrology focuses on not only on the day, but the YEAR of an individual’s birth. There are 12 “signs” in all for both types of astrological systems, but the Chinese use certain animals when calculating a persons report. The animals representing the different personalities in the Chinese Zodiac are the Rat, the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. You can find your sign by simply matching your date of birth to the corresponding animal, and in determining your compatibility with your mate; you’ll need their birth date as well.

Each animal has certain personality attributes that, according to the Chinese Zodiac chart, correspond to those of the individual that share it’s sign. Like with anything, there are certain signs that are best suited for relationships when paired together just as there are those that are doomed for failure, (again, this is according to the chart, not necessarily to be applied as a rule). For example, a person who falls under the sign of a Dragon has a very good chance at a happy romance with a partner who is a Rooster, but certainly not with the Monkey! Different signs carry different levels of connections with all of the other signs and where some signs may not be suited for a romantic relationship with another, they may find lasting friendships. Interestingly enough, when looking at my own sign during my research for this article and using past relationships as a reference point, I was amazed to see just how accurate some of the  information in the Chinese Zodiac was!

Using Chinese astrology romance compatibility may prove to be not only fun, but could actually be used as a helpful tool when applied to your romance! That’s not to say that everything written in the chart is accurate pertaining to your individual relationships but the tool has been around for thousands of years and is still used in the same way to this very day, so there must be something to it, right? If you apply it in a healthy way, where it may not be wise to break it off with your not so compatible Horse partner if you are a Snake, (according the astrology), it may give you a little insight as to why they are who they are and help you to understand them and relate to them better overall! So, when it comes down to it, I’d have to say that Chinese astrology is both, a useful tool and fun entertainment, but don’t take my word for it! Find out what type of animal you are and see for yourself!

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