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Originally posted by OrphenFire
I like the Chinese zodiac. It's fun (:
I'm a Dragon. My sister is a Tiger.
I have an Ox son, and a Tiger son.
That's about it. =/
Originally posted by Acidtastic
Maybe it's set up by some types, you hear of bloodlines and stuff, so it could be a way of fine tuning what ever the hell it is they're doing.
Or it could just be astrology, we might attract certain signs to themselves just by our behaviour.
I've never looked into zodiac signs before, but both myself and my partner are snakes. One fire, one earth.
Originally posted by LeSigh
How common is this?
My dad's a rooster, my mom's a rat, my sister's a goat, and my husband and I are dragons.
Originally posted by Insomniac
A lot of Dragons replying to this thread... My wife and I are both dragons too! Coincidence surely?
Regarding the family in the OP, it could be deliberate but to breed to order like that would take a bit of luck. But, if you believe that there are advantages to be gained by being born at a specific time then why not give it a go?
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
What do they call that? Planned parenthood?? It doesn't seem to be much of a conspiracy, no real guarantees about how the kids would turn out. I am a Dragon but am reasonably sure that was not planned for, in fact I can fairly well guarantee my mom would have been much happier if I had come along a few years later instead, but, well, stuff happens.
Odd that last night my only Tiger-year girlfriend popped into a dream. I hadn't thought about her in years.
If it is all a sinister plot I don't think I would be very worried about it. I always thought the world might be a better place if everyone was like me though.
Originally posted by obnoxiouschick
So what about the elements.
They rotate wood, fire,earth,metal,and water taking 60 years for the 12 yrs cycle to repeat.
I am a wood tiger but my cousin with the same exact birthday but 12 yrs younger is a fire tiger. We aren't the same.
I don't agree with planning things of this nature out like that. It wouldn't work. It's manipulation and forcing things like that brings bad karma.
So for example we have 4 members in the family with the same day. One of my sisters is the first pregnant and says hey it's on that day. I don't know for sure but I suspect she tried calculating when to conceive to get that date since it would be brown nosing to my father since he's one of the 4 (I'm another). She ended up miscarrying. I said it was because you weren't supposed to mess with it. It just happens, you can't make it happen.
And it you know the Tiger then you can understand why I didn't mess with it. I ended having a monkey and a cat/rabbit. The monkey messes with the tiger soooooo much. Maybe I should've planned it.
Originally posted by obnoxiouschick
reply to post by coyote66
You think that's weird.
Yes 4 people in my family all on the same day which is actually also on a cusp between 2 signs.
And I have 4 others my husband, his twin and 2 cousins on Christmas Eve (which is also a cusp date).
The cusps have a blend of both signs so people that have them are pretty balanced.
So I think trying to get an exact date is harder and we aren't supposed to mess with it.
But in terms of the Chinese astrology, it is easier to plan the year and if you want a specific sign it's not that hard to do. I think it is better to just leave it alone altogether.
Originally posted by coyote66
hmm, funny, you trying to influence me here, somehow?
how easy is it to plan a specific zodiac sign and a specific chinese astrology sign all together? i mean you can fail the whole month to fertilize. it also depends on the female ripeness and stuff....
if this happens, it means they have to wait another 12 years, or just abandon the specific zodiac sign, and just produce a child of a specific chinese sign instead. although a artificial breeding in a lab comes also to mind... :/edit on 11-10-2012 by coyote66 because: (no reason given)