Uncle Yum Cha's

CH'ING DYNASTY WISDOM

 

The Animal Corresponding to the Hour of Your Birth and other Essential Information You Should Have before Entering into A Relationship with Anyone!!

BUT FIRST A FEW CHOICE PROVERBS

I don't fear heaven, I don't fear earth; I only fear foreign-devils speaking Chinese.

Where there is no wind, the grass does not move.

He who rears the silkworms seldom wears the silk.

A whistling woman and a crowing hen; neither is good for gods nor men.

Ten Buddhist nuns, nine are bad; the odd one out is doubtless mad.

Paper cannot hold fire.

If you marry a chicken, you follow a chicken; if you marry a duck, you follow a duck

A frog at the bottom of a well sees only the sky.

Men without gods get along right well; gods without men tumble down pell mell.

Ten matchmakers, eleven liars.

A pagoda is known by the length of its shadow; a virtuous man by the number of his enemies.

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Traditional Chinese hours are actually double hours, i.e., 120 minutes. This is because the Chinese use the same 12 animals for hours of the day that they use for years in the 12-year cycle. Each animal therefore represents 120 minutes of the day. Discover which animal is your birth animal.

If you were born between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Rat

If you were born between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Ox

If you were born between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Tiger

If you were born between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Rabbit

If you were born between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Dragon

If you were born between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., you were born in the Hour of the Snake

If you were born between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Horse

If you were born between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Goat

If you were born between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Monkey

If you were born between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Rooster

If you were born between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Dog

If you were born between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., you were born in the Hour of the Boar

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Before you choose to marry anyone it is essential that you compare your year, month, day and hour of birth. If the matchmaker says these do not match and the marriage would not be auspicious, you have two choices. You can either accept her decision or cross her palm with silver so that she might find a way to alter her decision.

And, don't forget, now that you know the animals in order, the years follow the same sequence: Each year has an animal's name and this continues for 12 years then the cycle begins again. Five times 12 is 60 years and represents one Cycle of Cathay. A very important birthday, indeed. If you are turning 60, congratulations. So, anyway, let us say you know that 1942 was the Year of the Horse as was 1954 as was 1966 as was 1978 as was 1990 as was 2002. Now just find your animal by checking in the same order as for the hours of birth.

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