Sunday, 12 September 2010

Chinese Birth Signs

Prompted by seeing Bringing the Bones to Life, a project by artist Mark Coreth, details here . A friend mentioned that she was a Tiger and a Leo.

I knew that I was a Capricorn as far as western astrology is concerned, not too much to be excited about there, but had no idea where I fitted in with regards to Chinese tradition, so I thought that I’d better check it out. I had visions of being something powerful and magnificent, yet strangely vulnerable, a rhino perhaps or a blue whale. Imagine my disappointment when I found that I was born in the Year of the Rabbit! Fine creatures though they are, cute, cuddly and a fantastic ingredient for a stew, they really don’t sit well with my own, obviously, inflated vision of me!

It does seem that rabbits do have many redeeming qualities, horoscope wise, but to be honest I care as much about that as I do about being a Capricorn. It’s all nonsense to me. So why do I now feel oddly deflated and completely let down by both eastern and western traditions.

Will I learn to live with it………..probably. Will it forever sit in the back of my mind waiting to hit me on a particularly bad day…………….possibly, or will I forget about it by the end of the week……….most likely.

Catch me on a that bad day to find out!

My photographs or the Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei can be found here.

There is a great deal about the Chinese Horoscope on the internet, but for a quick run down click here.