Happy Losar – Tibetan New Year!
People often talk about Chinese Astrology and Chinese Zodiac Signs, but the idea of one sign/one birth year stretches right across Asia.
In Vietnam, the Ox becomes the Water Buffalo and the Rabbit becomes the Cat. In Japan, the Pig becomes the Boar. In Tibet, the Rooster becomes the Bird.
When I began researching Oriental astrology I quickly realized that the twelve famous sign cycles of the Dragon, Sheep, Pig and so on – all had matching cycles in the West. Not only does Jupiter take 12 years to return to a sign, from New Moon to New Moon it takes 29.5 days. So, we have about 12 New Moons a year. Chinese New Year falls on a New Moon. Tibetan New Year falls on a New Moon.
Lunar New Year or Asian New Year has a ‘twelve’ pattern and in the West we also use a ‘twelve’ pattern. The two systems agree with each other.
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