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Tiger By The Tail

September 1, 2016 , , , ,



I was born in the year of the tiger.  I did not discover this until I was middle aged.  I only knew what I had read on the Chinese restaurant place mats.  The problem with those place mats is the use of western years to measure Chinese years.  Chinese new year falls any time  between January and February, so it does not coincide with our calendar.  I thought I was a rabbit based on this misinformation. I never really felt like a rabbit, so when I discovered the error I was somewhat relieved.  If your birthday falls in December, January, or February you might want to check your animal sign for accuracy.

The reason it is pertinent is that a very large number of people on earth use this system to make decisions.  You might not personally put any stock into Feng Shui or Daoist anything, but since such a large part of the world’s population does, I find it interesting.  Big bucks are invested in Feng Shui for commercial buildings in Hong Kong, one of our big financial centers.  There is a grand tradition and belief in this system.  I don’t really make decisions with it, but do like to study the details.     I feel the same way about western astrology. It is more than superstition because it has a long history and a following.  I like learning about the way the ancients thought.  They thought a lot about the stars, the moon and the sun. Farmers’ Almanac confirms that there is still some thought devoted to the positions of the astral bodies.  I take note of special events in the sky, like today’s eclipse, as a matter of curiosity.

Curiosity may have killed some cats, but I feel I still have a few lives left to devote to everything that sets off my curious streak.  In western astrology I am an Aquarius, a sign known for being aloof.  Tigers are naturally aloof except when we need to kill and eat.  Both of these signs are known as free (perhaps rebellious) spirits.  Both are territorial and will defend the group that surrounds them.  Both can act very swiftly without warning in order to protect the homeland.  Both are perfectly happy being solitary, and don’t really care what others think.  Both appear calm and reserved while being perfectly capable of pouncing on dishonorable players.  Neither is motivated by power or money.  Bravery and unpredictability is our stock in trade.

I am a metal tiger, highly conductive and sharp.  I am a walking razor.  Don’t you watch my size.  I am dangerous!!!!!!!!! Don’t pull my tail.


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September 4, 2016

Good to know.. though my birthday is in August — so I guess don’t have to worry about it. I know lots of Feng Shui peeps. It’s rather complex but I know now a few things (like don’t have your back to the door. )
Love your details on Chinese astrology!


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

September 4, 2016

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