The 12 Chinese Animals is the recipient of the silver medal (Body-Mind-Spirit category) of ForeWord Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards ceremony.
It is also the recipient of the gold prize (Enlightenment/Spirituality category) in the 2011 Living Now Book Awards ceremony.
The Chinese horoscope holds the key to a better understanding of self and others, and to living a life of harmony.
Not just the year of birth, but also the month, day and hour have significance in true Chinese astrology. Master Zhongxian Wu explains how to find your power animal symbols, and how to learn from their wisdom. By fully understanding what each animal signifies, and how they relate to the major hexagrams of the Yijing, he shows that they can help you to find inner peace and live in harmony with family, friends, the wider community, and with nature. Using the wisdom of the twelve animal symbols as a guide, you will learn how to better understand your personality, and make choices that profoundly influence your health, relationships, career, and finances, allowing you to live up to your greatest potential.
Making the wisdom of the twelve Chinese animals accessible to the Western reader for the first time in its relationship with the Yijing, this book will be an illuminating read for anyone interested in understanding themselves and their life patterns better, Chinese astrology, and the Yijing.
Acknowledgments. Introduction: The Wisdom of 12. I. Numerological Meanings of 12. II. Chinese Astrology and 12 Animal Symbols. III. Eight Trigrams, 12 Tidal Hexagrams, and the Cycle of Nature. The Beginning: Finding Your Animals. The Animals. 1. Rat and Fu (Rebirth). 2. Ox and Lin (Deliver). 3. Tiger and Tai (Balance). 4. Rabbit and DaZhuang (Prosper). 5. Dragon and Guai (Transform). 6. Snake and Qian (Strengthen). 7. Horse and Gou (Copulate). 8. Goat and Dun (Retreat). 9. Monkey and Pi (Break). 10. Rooster and Guan (Observe). 11. Dog and Bo (Peel). 12. Pig and Kun (Flow). Afterword: Living in Harmony.
“This book offers a way to understand and experience ancient wisdom and mysticism in order to live a harmonious and joyful life. It is an excellent text book! I love the last passage – “My life is in my hands and not controlled by Fate.” In order to capitalize on this truth, we all need teachers. Master Wu’s book says to me, We all can achieve true autonomy, living in harmony by understanding the ancient teachings of interpersonal and intrapersonal connection with the celestial and terrestrial movements. I highly recommend this book for searchers and practitioners of the Dao.”
-Dr. Alex Feng PhD, OMD, LAc, Founder Zhi Dao Guan, The Taoist Center, Oakland, CA