In our Western astrology, the astrological sign is given by the month of birth and the ascendant according to the place and time of birth. On the other hand, in Chinese astrology, the sign is assigned in relation to the year of birth. For the ascendant or “the traveling companion” of the Chinese signs, it is also the hour that defines it.

The “calculation” of the ascendant in western astrology is a bit complex. Indeed, since the place of birth is included in this calculation, it is impossible to guess. It is necessary to enter to know all the information to be able to know its ascendant. For Chinese astrology, only the time is taken into consideration. This hour of birth represents solar time. But before defining this schedule, it is necessary to carry out a slight calculation beforehand. If you were born in winter, you have to remove 1 hour from the schedule. If you were born in summer, you have to subtract 2 hours.

What is your Chinese ascendant?

The time slots correspond to the Chinese daily 12 hours. Each 120-minute segment bears the name of a symbolic animal of Chinese astrology.

11:01 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. = Rat time

01:01 a.m. to 03:00 a.m. = Ox time

03:01 a.m. to 05:00 a.m. = Tiger time

05:01 to 07:00 = Chat time

07:01 to 09:00 = Dragon time

9:01 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. = Snake time

11:01 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. = Horse time

1:01 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. = Goat time

3:01 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. = Monkey time

5:01 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. = Rooster time

7:01 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. = Dog time

9:01 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. = Pig time

So, if you were born in July at 10:37 a.m., you have a Serpent ascendant. If you were born in January at 6:56 p.m., you are a Coq ascendant.

Chinese astrology: how to know your ascendant?

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Maria T.
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