CHINESE ZODIAC PLACEMAT. LACE TABLECLOTH.
Chinese Zodiac Placemat
- The Sheng xiao , better known in English as the Chinese Zodiac , is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It has wide currency in several East Asian countries besides mainland China and Taiwan.
- organization of the calendar into 12-year cycles, each represented by an animal associated with specific personality traits. The animals include: rat, ox, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, cock, dog, and pig.
- A placemat is a protective table pad usually made of paper, plastic or cloth for restaurants and households. Asian-style placemats may feature thin slats of bamboo or colourful beads. The term is derived from the mat being put at a person’s “place” (chair) at a table.
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Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac
Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac explains our “natural endowment” or “inner being”-our personality from the beginning. This 5,000-year-old art paints a remarkable picture of personality and potential using the archetypes of the 12 signs of the ancient Eastern zodiac. While each one of us possess some qualities of all 12 signs, we each have a dominant sign and birth element. Be prepared for some “ah ha!” moments as you explore this ancient art and gain insight into the characters of those you meet along life’s path. You may notice interesting similarities to your friends and family, and you may never look at yourself the same way again. This is a timeless system that is as pertinent today as it was many centuries ago. In a book that will fascinate both devotees of Western astrology and those who have never even checked their horoscopes in the newspaper, you’ll learn * The twelve signs of the Eastern Zodiac and what they tell you about yourself and others. * The Five Elements, and how your birth element influences your destiny. * Chinese love signs, karmic connections, and the secrets of soul mates. * Your Chinese birth hour “companion”-your other self. Shelly Wu has been called the “Dear Abby” of Chinese astrology. Her horoscope columns and feature articles have appeared in A. Magazine: Inside Asian America, The Rainbow News, Psychic Interactive, and Your Stars magazines, and featured on the Associated Press, ABC News, the BBC, and the Wireless Flash news services. Ms. Wu teaches Chinese Astrology at the Online College of Astrology and lives in the high desert of Southern California with her menagerie of pets.
A collaged serving tray made as a Christmas gift. The collage is made of Chinese ephemera — joss paper, newspapers, game pieces, reproduction coins, stamped images I got in a swap, fortunes, lucky red envelopes, a Chinese zodiac placemat, a bit of text from a Spanish-Chinese dictionary, magazine cutouts, and various other bits and bobs. There are a few non-Chinese elements — the butterfly, the hand pointing, the black and white trellis bits, a teeny tiny button, a picture of a shell, some beads — but most items are real Chinese things. I designed the collage so that everything that has eyes is looking at the butterfly, and everything that points is pointing at it. It was really fun to do. Then I covered the collage in epoxy resin — it took about 16 ounces of resin to get a nice smooth finish that completely covered everything.
This is a terrible picture, but the resin was so shiny that I had a very difficult time photographing it without glare. It’s not so yellow and dim in real life — the colors are much more vibrant.
Chinese Dinner and The Zodiac
Our family as characterized by the Chinese Zodiac. What a mix! This placemat is from the chinese restaurant Jonna and I always go to. I keep making a mental note to blog this and never have yet, so I grabbed the placemat and set it on my desk to remind me.
chinese zodiac placemat
Are you and your partner always quarreling, for no apparent reason? Could it be that one of you is a Dragon and the other a Dog?
If you were looking for a creative person to work for you, would it help to know their birth year? Someone born in the Year of the Monkey would be a strong choice.
Were you born in the Year of the Rooster? Maybe it’s no surprise that your closest friends are a Horse and a Rabbit.
The Chinese Horoscopes Guide to Relationships is a fascinating guide to the secrets of the astrological system that has been practiced in China for years. By identifying the people in your life–business associates, family members, teachers, friends, lovers, and spouses–through their respective signs, you will gain valuable insight into their personalities and aptitudes, their quirks and proclivities. More important, you will discover how your own sign and its traits affect how you get along with others born under different signs. At long last, you will have the astrological explanations as to why you can be so compatible with one person yet so completely at odds with someone else.
Theodora Lau was born in Shanghai and lived with her husband and two children in Hong Kong before moving to California, where she is presently settled. She is the author of The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, now in its third edition.