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    Constructed Response The Chinese zodiac “十二生肖” is lunar cycle with one of twelve animals-rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and boar-corresponding to each year. The Chinese calendar starts on February 1st instead of January 1st. It is believed that four thousand years ago, the Chinese created the system. Another theory is that they divided a 24-hour day into twelve periods, “with the first period starting from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.” (Chinese Link 60), and each animal would be most active during one of them. It is believed people who are born under the same animal have the same characteristics with that animal. Chinese people will ask for a person’s animal sign in order to determine their age and personality traits. Superstitious couples will marry if their animal signs are compatible and plan pregnancies so their child will be born a certain year. The Chinese Zodiac plays an important role in Chinese culture.…

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    Cat’s and mice liked each other once but that never lasted. In the legends “Cat and Rat Chinese Zodiac” and “How Mice and Cat’s became enemies” the mouse does something that gets the cat mad. In the first legend Cat and Rat are in the race to see who can be in the Chinese Zodiac, But there can only be 12 animals. On the way they take a ride on Ox so they don’t have to swim in the water. Well half way through Rat says there is fish in the water so Cat gets up and looks but Rat is so selfish he…

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    From day one I have been an Ox described by the Chinese zodiac as a person who can make a clear distinction between right and wrong. Similar to the ox, I am cautious, industrious, patient and honest. Additionally, I would characterize myself as someone who has integrity, persistence, and diligence. As a child who grew up in a small neighborhood to a middle class family, I always strived to help people just as my parents who served as my role models. My hard working parents were brought up in…

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    Before I take a meditation class, I haven’t thought about the meditation. Now, I know it changed me many things, so I wanted to tell my family about it. My mother have a insomnia. She sleep about 3~4 hours at night and about one hours in the afternoon. She used said she sleep well but she always walk around in house all night. By Chinese zodiac sign, she is the year of the dag. That’s why she cannot sleep and take care of a house. I am the year of the mouse, so I like to get out and walk…

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    depend on it to do so. During every cycle we can see the moon in full, but most importantly, we can see the stars. Several centuries ago mankind looked at those very same stars that we gaze at today. From earth we can only see a very small portion of the constellations around us, yet even in 3000 BC the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was discovering mountains of knowledge about the world above them. It was then that the Babylonians discovered the twelve prominent constellations and created…

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    small governing sceptre in the hands of the starry hosts in service to God’s established law. The impact of constellations on earthly affairs was a common practice long before horoscopes were printed in fashion magazines. Ancient traditions have held the movement of the constellations in high regard as having influence over earthly weather and seasonal changes. While the Pleiades, Orion, and Bear constellations are familiar constellations within Greek Mythology, Mazzaroth remains the most…

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    Sun Sign Research Paper

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    Your Sun sign or just plainly "sign" is associated with many stereotypes these are typically the first thing a person hears about before learning Astrology. Here are some of the most popular ones. Sign? Sun Sign? In Western Astrology, the Sun goes in and out of the 12 signs of Zodiac about once a month. If you do not know your Sun sign or are right on the edge and aren't sure, do a quick search. I don't mean to offend- they're all explained below. Aries: Foolish and Impulsive Summed Up…

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    Virgo Research Paper

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    The constellation I have chosen as my favorite is Virgo (The Virgin), for the simple fact that it is my zodiac sign. I do not know much about the constellation except for a few bits of information, like the fact that it is the second largest constellation that can be seen in the sky. The creation myths of virgo is another piece of information I know from previous research. Virgo is associated with a few different Greek and Roman myths of different goddesses. She is sometimes considered to…

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    Andromeda Research Paper

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    I have chosen the Andromeda constellation as my favorite because I have always loved the story of Andromeda. The constellation is named after Princess Andromeda, bride of Perseus from Greek mythology. She was used as a sacrifice to save her kingdom from a dreaded sea monster sent by Poseidon. She was rescued by Perseus who slew the beast. In mythology, Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the North African kingdom of Aethiopia. Her mother unwisely boasted…

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    How do zodiac and astrologic readings work with Identical twins in The United States? Does being born in the same place, minutes apart seal them with the same fate? I have been fascinated with zodiac signs and horoscopes and the science behind it all for years. Being a Twin myself, though not identical, I’ve always wondered and questioned the zodiac chart system and how it could pertain to both me and my twin brother. I mean, certainly my horoscope couldn’t be exactly the same as his.…

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