Why the Moon Wanes: Moon Journals
In this activity, observe the different moon phases, learn about the lunar calendar, and research some Hindu traditions and celebrations.
To support the health and safety of our community, we are temporarily closed. Here’s what to expect when we reopen.
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.