You're An Animal!
by Hope Barrett
WHEN BAD things happen, the erudite Chinese does not look up at the skies and ask "Why?" Instead, he looks at his house, his job, his spouse and decides which of these three is causing the problem. On rare occasions, it is the latter, but the Chinese learned in his astrology would have avoided such an error from the get-go.
Whatever Paula Abdul (1962, Tiger) may sing about opposites attracting, Chinese Astrology advises that there are other ways of learning to grow rather than taking this route to "no-no" land. Chinese Astrology has determined that for every one of the 12 animals in the zodiac, there is a toxic opposite. This is how it breaks down:
Rat <--> Horse
Ox <--> Sheep
Tiger <--> Monkey
Rabbit <--> Rooster
Dragon <--> Dog
Snake <--> Pig
You're An Animal! offers you a vivid and colourful background on how the dynamics of this plays out in real relationships. History may give you a multitude of reasons for what happened to the marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon; author Hope Barrett argues Chinese Astrology offers you the short and precise version: Pig and Snake. Why does Facebook pay so much attention to birthdays? Much can be learned from founder Mark Zuckerberg's Rat personality...
- North Door 37 Publishing, August 2012
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