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Paperback The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: Third Edition Book

ISBN: 0062733702

ISBN13: 9780062733702

The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: Third Edition

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The most complete book about Eastern astrology ever written, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes explores the personality traits of twelve animal signs of the Chinese zodiac--from the sentimental but crafty rat to the captivating, unpredictable tiger--and the influence of elemental signs of metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. 25 charts.

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Excellent information

This book contains excellent information about yourself and those who surround you. By using it wisely, you will be able to understand people and the why they do the things they do or think the way they do.

Very refined and thoughtful

This is the best book I have read on Chinese Astrology. The author has a very advanced ability to describe the nuances of each Chinese sign. I highly commend her for her work.

The best book on Chinese Horoscope you can buy

This is the best book I've read on Chinese Horoscope. I've had this book for over 10 years and have constantly brought an updated version of it because all my friends were borrowing it and then kept it for themselves. The introduction of the book is extremely important. Most people just read their horoscope based on the animal they are under, but not realizing that there are many factors that will influence their personality. It's all described in the front of the book. For example, your year, month, hour and even place of birth will influence your personality. You may be born under the year of the Boar, but if your month, hour and place of birth is ruled by the Rat, you will have some personality trait of the Rat. Finding elements of fire, water, wood, earth and metal that influences your personality is also very important. This book describes all of these as part of the introduction of this book.


I have only recently been elightened by the wisdom of Chinese astrology and I found this book to be very honest and real. There seem to be certain elements in Eastern astrology which are missing in the "Western" version: together they seem to make a person feel more "whole"! The knowledge of being an Earth Boar, for instance, has brought many insights about myself (and how I relate to others): it has given me invaluable insight into the way others perceive me. Before, I simply thought of myself as a wild, roaming happy-go-lucky Sagittarius. But the combo of Sag/Earth Boar is much more enlightening and satisfying (because it hits home): happy to know that I'm more grounded than I previously thought: a rather naive, fun-loving humanitarian type who sometimes eats and drinks a wee bit too much (!) Well, if the shoe fits....

In depth, yet accessible

I found this book to be a good combination of in-depth yet accessible information about Chinese astrology. It gives what I've found to be quite accurate information about the various animal sign of your year of birth, while getting more detailed with information about the other influences under which you are born. It's quite easy to read and follow, and entertaining as well. I would definitely recommend it. (And Lau should rewrite those awful placemats you find at the Chinese restaraunts. For years I thought I was a dragon but I'm not!)
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