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The 12 East meets West Astrological Personality Portraits Books. Each book offers invaluable insights into our very souls. Full color illustrations of our commissioned art are featured in every book. Dozens of images relating to the Eastern Animal are combined with the Western Star signs each title explores.
2020 is a year of the Gold Rat, starting January 25th, 2020 and lasting until February 11th, 2021. According to Chinese astrology, the year of their birth sign will bring people bad luck. Therefore, Rats are cautioned to be extra careful to avoid misfortune in their lives in the year of their birth sign.
The Year of the Rat is the first zodiac sign in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Why first? Because the rat won a race to be the first According to legend, the rat used his wits to cheat in order to come in first! The Jade Emperor held a race to decide on the order of the zodiac animals. Clever rat asked the ox to carry him cross the river and jumped down before the ox crossed the finish line. So that is how the rat won the race and became the first of the zodiac animals.
As the sun moves around the sky it forms a large circle over the course of a year. The circle, divided into its twelve parts, passes through what are known as constellations, which are visible in the night sky. Each part is called a constellation. The Western Astrology signs are named for these twelve constellations we can see in the night sky during the year. The constellations are named according to their shape, which are made by connecting bright stars with lines.
Astrologists divide the year into 12 periods; during each period, the sun is in a different constellation. The 12 western astrology signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. These different sun signs of the zodiac influence our characteristics and personality traits, based on the period the person is born in.
About the Author
Ruth May-Hoffman spent years collecting and interpreting valuable stories and detailed interpretations about not only the Western Zodiac signs and the Eastern Animal signs. More importantly, she shows us how the two combine to make up the true Astrological Personality Portrait. Ms May-Hoffman has a considerable background in the arts. She selected 6 highly renowned, gifted artists to create the paintings featured in our books and other gift items. You can find out more about the artists by reading our Artist page.
East meets West offers unique, breathtaking, original artwork in all our perfect gifts – full-color prints, posters, and notecards, or books. Just look at just a sample of the amazing images we have for you. You can see Tiger-Pisces, Dragon-Cancer, Dog-Gemini and more combinations. Only by looking at both Eastern Animal and Western Star Signs do we find the TRUE personality portrait of each individual. Explore our Shop to find the ones you are looking for. They really are The Perfect Gift. Remember, if you don’t know the signs: Find Your Combined Signs