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  • Track 11 The Chinese Zodiac

  • The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12 year cycle, each year of which is named after a different

  • animal that imparts distinct characteristics to its year.. Many Chinese believe that the

  • year of a person's birth is the primary factor in determining that person's personality traits,

  • physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his or

  • her lifetime. The following short summaries give the basic characteristics of each sign.

  • The Rabbit is the luckiest of all signs. People born under this sign are often talented and

  • articulate. They are affectionate yet shy. They seek peace throughout their lives.

  • The Year of the Tiger produces aggressive courageous people. They can be very candid

  • yet they themselves are on the sensitive side.

  • Those who have the sign of the Ox are bright patient people who are inspiring to others.

  • They can be happy by themselves, yet make outstanding parents.

  • Those born in the year of the Rat are ambitious yet honest. They are prone to spending freely

  • and seldom make lasting friendships.

  • Eccentric passionate people are born under the Dragon sign. Their lives are often complex

  • and they have an abundance of good health. The year of the Snake produces wise and intense

  • people who are likely to have physical beauty which in turn can make them vain and high

  • tempered.

  • Those born during the year of the Horse are usually popular and attractive to the opposite

  • sex. They are often ostentatious and impatient. They need to be around other people.

  • People born under the sign of the Sheep are elegant and creative. They are somewhat timid

  • and prefer anonymity.

  • Those with the sign of the Monkey are very intelligent and are able to influence others.

  • although they are easily discouraged and disappointed. They are enthusiastic so achieve and accomplish

  • many things, The Rooster represents a pioneer in spirit, someone devoted to work who quests

  • after knowledge. They can sometimes be selfish and unorthodox.

  • People with the Dog sign are loyal and honest and work well with others. They are generous

  • but can be stubborn and often selfish. The Boar is a wild pig. The sign stands for

  • being noble and chivalrous and having life long friends, yet these individuals often

  • have marital strife.

  • In conclusion, the Chinese Zodiac maintains that the animal ruling the year in which you

  • were born exercises a profound influence on your life. As the Chinese say, "This is the

  • animal that hides in your heart."

Track 11 The Chinese Zodiac

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