Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Chinese zodiac - patterns and compatibility

(This was written by Ron, but posted by Andrea)

While I was growing up, a magazine (Time, I think) ran an article on the 12 year chinese zodiac. At the time, I was disappointed to discover that I belonged to the year of the snake. Since then, I've gotten over it. At the homeschool-along, entries are interesting items about China or chinese culture. Today, I spent a bit of time at wikipedia, reading up on chinese zodiac. One of the things I learned was that the chinese zodiac in the magazine article was a simplified westernized version.

One of the things I vaguely remembered from my reading long ago was that the chinese zodiac included a short general description of the character and compatability suggestions. A google search landed me on a chinese zodiac page. This had the applicable years for each animal in the zodiac, the general descriptions and the compatabilies listed.

Since I'm a bit of a geek for patterns, combinations, etc., I decided to make a compatibility chart. I grabbed a piece of paper and made a matrix (table) that I could check off. I noticed a pattern in the checks. Does the following show off the patterns?

Compatability Pattern

Here I've added the remaining compatiblity lines:

Compatability Pattern

Now, don't run off and get a divorce if there isn't a line between your animal and your spouse's animal. It only says most compatible. If it's any comfort, there isn't a line between Andrea and I.


  • Hey! My husband and I have a line. That was fun. I love the graphs.

    By Blogger Kara, at 11:56 AM  

  • There's a great blog on the chinese new year here:

    By Blogger Andrea, at 3:53 PM  

  • Hi!

    Here is a great site in the following link. It has daily horoscopes, Chinese astrology, astrology report, love horoscopes, I ching predictions, Chinese calendar, Feng Shui, horoscpe compatibility, Chinese zodiac compatibility, tarot, and even tell you how to use horopscpe to seduce a man or achieve weight loss!! Amazing!

    Horoscopes & Chinese Astrology by horoscope

    By Blogger alfren, at 3:41 AM  

  • great graph!
    chinese signs also have western counterparts...

    By Blogger Jon Bolt, at 5:21 AM  

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