Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Synastry and love in Chinese astrology, Part I

By Raphael Simons via Astroblog, 19 October 2013



In the Chinese system called Batzu, astrological compatibility is shown by the signs of your year and day of birth against the signs of the year and day of the birth of your partner. In the Nine Star system compatibility is shown by comparing your year, month and tendency stars to those of your partner. This article discusses compatibility through the Batzu system. Following articles will discuss the individual signs in Batzu, and the Nine Star system.

There are twelve signs in Batzu. They are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. In judging compatibility we compare year to year signs, and day to day signs. There are other factors to consider, but these are the basics.

Rat is a yang Water sign. The easiest signs for Rat are Dragon and Monkey. Rat also gets along with Pig, Rooster, Ox, and Tiger. Rat's Flower of Romance is Rooster. The signs most challenging for Rat are Sheep, Horse, and Rabbit. Sheep and Rat have a complicated relationship that may or may not work well depending on the dependability of Rat and the tolerance of Sheep, Rat being the Star of Romance for Sheep.

Ox is a yin Earth sign. The easiest signs for Ox are Snake and Rooster. Ox also gets along with Rat, Dragon, and Snake. The Star of Romance for  Ox is Horse but these can have discord because Horse moves too fast for Ox, and Ox can be stubborn. The signs most challenging for Ox are Sheep and Dog.

Tiger is a yang Wood sign. The easiest signs for Tiger are Horse and Dog. Tiger also gets along with Pig, Rabbit, and Rat. The Star of Romance for Tiger is Rabbit (yum). The signs most challenging for Tiger are Snake, Monkey, Rooster, Dragon, and Sheep.

Rabbit is a yin Wood sign. The easiest signs for Rabbit are Sheep and Pig. Rabbit also gets along with Dog, Tiger, and Snake. The Star of Romance for Rabbit is Rat, but these clash so the relationship between them tends to become complicated with the tricky Rabbit side stepping the aggressive Rat. The signs most challenging for Rabbit are Rooster, Dragon, and Rat.

Dragon is a yang Earth sign. The easiest signs for Dragon are Rat and Monkey. Dragon also gets along with Rooster, Sheep, Snake, and Horse. Dragon's Star of Romance is Rooster. The signs most challenging for Dragon are Dragon, Rabbit, and Dog.

Snake is a yin Fire sign. The easiest signs for Snake are Ox and Rooster. Snake also is attracted to Monkey, although this is a complicated relationship in which both can harm one another if they don't understand one another. Snake also gets along with Horse, Sheep, Dragon, and Dog. Snake's Star of Romance is Horse. The signs most challenging for Snake are Tiger, and Monkey.

Horse is a yang Fire sign. The easiest signs for Horse are Tiger and Dog. Horse also gets along with Sheep, Snake, Rabbit, and Dragon. The Star of Romance for Horse is Rabbit. The signs most challenging for Horse are Horse, Ox, and Rat.

Sheep is a yin Earth sign. The easiest signs for Sheep are Rabbit and Pig. Sheep also gets along with Horse, Dragon, Snake, Monkey, and Rooster. The Star of Romance for Sheep is Rat. But, Sheep and Rat can clash. Sheep and Rat are both adventurous, but they can harm one another if Rat arouses mistrust in the Sheep. The signs most challenging for Sheep are Rat, Ox, and Dog.

Monkey is a yang Metal sign. The easiest signs for Monkey are Rat and Dragon. Monkey also gets along with Snake, but unless these two understand one another they can cause one another trouble. Other signs Monkey gets along with are Sheep, Ox, Dog, and Rooster. The Star of Romance for Monkey is Rooster. The signs most challenging for Monkey are Pig, and Tiger.

Rooster is a yin Metal sign. The easiest signs for Rooster are Snake and Ox. Rooster also gets along with Dragon, Monkey, Sheep, Rat, and Pig. The Star of Romance for Rooster is Horse. The signs most challenging for Rooster are Rooster, Dog, and Rabbit.

Dog is a yang Earth sign. The easiest signs for Dog are Horse and Tiger. Dog also gets along with Rabbit, Snake, and Monkey. The Star of Romance for Dog is Rabbit. The signs most challenging for Dog are Rooster, Dragon, Ox, and Sheep.

Pig is a yin Water sign. The easiest signs for Pig are Sheep and Rabbit. Pig also gets along with Tiger, Rat, and Rooster. The Star of Romance for Pig is Rat. The signs most challenging for Pig are Pig, Monkey, and Snake.

Challenges can bring out great opportunities for self-development; relationships between incompatible people are not entirely useless. On the other hand, we must note that even if there is compatibility between two people their internal personal issues may make the relationship a challenge. There is no easy answer to this.

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