All You Need To Know About Chinese Zodiac Symbols.
It is so wonderful to have a balance of Chinese zodiac symbols to use with the western astrological signs. It is interesting to study the different horoscopes with respect to birthdates (and times) and find that each of the Chinese zodiac symbols is as close to being correct personality indicators as the western symbols/signs are. It is also interesting to consider how the symbols extend to being used in something other than telling one’s future/luck/personality. My favorite delight with Chinese zodiac symbols, for instance, is playing a game called Mahjong Garden, at http://Pogo.com. Each set won (or completed) yields a reward of one of the Chinese zodiac symbols anthropomorphized and spiritualized.
Alright, let me make one thing clear: There are twelve individual tile arrangements that you play. Each arrangement is in the design of one of the Chinese zodiac symbols. At the successful matching of all tiles on the board, an animated scroll appears, opens, and reveals one of the animals, holding an object that represents a phenomenon or human spiritual characteristic. Here are the Chinese zodiac symbols and their gift, as they appear on Pogo: 1st game—rat is the design and the rat brings the gift of charm or jade, representing perfection 2nd game—ox is the design and the ox brings the gift of optimism or apples, representing education 3rd game—tiger is the design and the tiger brings the gift of understanding 4th game—rabbit is the design and the rabbit brings the gift of humility or oranges, representing good fortune 5th game—dragon is the design and the dragon brings the gift of energy or a green box, symbolizing harmony 6th game—snake is the design and the snake brings the gift of intellect 7th game—horse is the design and the horse brings the gift of popularity or cheer. 8th game—ram is the design and the ram brings the gift of love or the arts 9th game—monkey is the design and the monkey brings the gift of energy 10th game—poultry is the design and the rooster brings the gift of pride or a gold box, representing strength 11th game—dog is the design, and the dog brings the gift of noodles, representing long life 12th game—boar is the design and the boar brings the gift of sincerity.
And with that completed set, you get a whole scroll opening across the screen, that has all of the Chinese zodiac symbols—all the animals. Now if we could only embody all of the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac.
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