Samurai: Design Your Own Symbol
The imagery on a samurai’s armor expresses that samurai’s identity and source of inspiration or empowerment. Is there an image you connect with most?
The zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle and each year is linked to an animal. It’s believed that the animal that rules your year of birth influences your personality. It’s sort of like astrology. Do you know what your animal is? It depends not only on the year in which you were born, but which date as well (in fact, even the hour of your birth is of utmost importance!). Discover your animal and see if the description is accurate.
We used the lunar calendar to determine your zodiac animal, as it’s popularly done today. Historically, however, they were based on the Chinese solar calendar (at the start of Li Chun or spring). Intrigued? Read more on this site.
We also followed the Chinese zodiac animals. In other countries that celebrate the Lunar New Year, they have different animals in their cycle. Vietnam, for instance, has a cat, instead of the rabbit, as a zodiac animal.