relationship with the 12 animal

Asked by b***o | 11/13/2015 6:20:40 PM

What relation between the respective 12 Chinese animal and the time schedule in 24 hours

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N***y 11/14/2015 6:26:52 AM

Hi bengsan,

The traditional Chinese people divided a day which has 24 hours into 12 segments, each two hours are linked with one of the twelve zodiac animals.

The corresponding time period for Rat is 23:00-01:00. It's said during this two hours, rats are most active in seeking food.

The corresponding time period for Ox is 01:00-03:00. It's said during this two hours, Oxen ruminate slowly and leisurely.

The corresponding time period for Tiger is 03:00-05:00. It's said during this two hours, Tigers are most ferocious and hurt prey more.

The corresponding time period for Rabbit is 05:00-07:00. It's said during this two hours, the jade rabbit on the moon is busy pounding medicinal herb according to the tale.

The corresponding time period for Dragon is 07:00-09:00. It's said during this two hours, Dragons are hovering in the sky to give rainfall.

The corresponding time period for Snake is 09:00-11:00. It's said during this two hours, Snakes start to leave their caves.

The corresponding time period for Horse is 11:00-13:00. It's said during this two hours, the sun is overhead, other animals are lying down for a rest, while Horses are still standing.

The corresponding time period for Sheep (Goat) is 13:00-15:00. It's said during this two hours, Sheep(Goats) eat grass and urinate frequently.

The corresponding time period for Monkey is 15:00-17:00. It's said during this two hours, Monkeys are screeching and most lively.

The corresponding time period for Rooster is 17:00-19:00. It's said during this two hours, Roosters return to their coops as it is getting dark.

The corresponding time period for Dog is 19:00-21:00. It's said during this two hours, Dogs are most alert and begin to do their duty to guard houses.

The corresponding time period for Pig is 21:00-23:00. It's said during this two hours, Pigs are sleeping soundly and growing fast.



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