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Old 30th January 2012, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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According to the Ten Thousand Calendar, babies born before Feb 4 are not considered as Dragons, but Rabbits instead. -AsiaOne

Sun, Jan 29, 2012
AsiaOne

Three newborns were reported by The Straits Times last week to be among the first babies born on Chinese New Year's Day.

Jamie Kao, Tristan Chen and Louise Tan were born on the first day of Chinese New Year, which fell on Jan 23 this year.

But according to the Wan Nian Li or Ten Thousand Years Calendar, they are not considered as Dragon babies, as the new year begins at the start of spring, which falls on Feb 4 this year.

According to The Sunday Times, the calendar is an invaluable reference book used by masters, practitioners and students of fengshui, bazi (four pillars of destiny), Chinese zi wei dou shu Astrology (Purple Star), I-Ching and Date Selection specialists.

It is commonly believed that babies born on or after the first day of Chinese New Year take after the zodiac animal of that new year.

But a letter written to The Sunday Times shed more light on when a Dragon baby is really a Dragon baby.

Social worker Au Hoi Ting wrote: "The Wan Nian Li says that the new year begins at the start of spring. This year, it falls on Feb 4.

"A baby's horoscope is defined by the day of the Spring Festival, and not by Chinese New Year. So babies born on or after Feb 4 are Dragons. Those born before Feb 4 are still Rabbits."

Geomancer Mr John Lok, whom The Sunday Times spoke to, agreed.

He said the Chinese calendar is actually a combination of lunar and solar calendars, based on 12 seasonal festivals.

"The start of the new Chinese zodiac for the year is based on the spring festival," said Mr Lok.

Another geomancer, Ms Adelina Pang, told The Sunday Times: "In the study of fengshui, bazi and astrology, we use the solar calendar. The first day, or li chun, varies each year.

"This year, the Dragon Year starts only on Feb 4 at 1824 hours."

This means that only babies born after that time are considered Dragons.

Most Singaporeans whom The Sunday Time spoke to took the information in their stride.

Housewife Mary Tan, 29, who was born on the second day of Chinese New Year, always thought she was born in the Year of the Dog. She should be a Rooster instead.

"Now that explains why I am an early riser," joked the former teacher.

Relationship manager Gerard Francis, 39, was born on Chinese New Year's Day and was told by his mother that he is a Tiger. He is in fact an Ox.

"She too is a Tiger and I've been told there can't be two tigers on one mountain, yet we get on well. Now this explains why," said Mr Francis.

Mr Vincent Chen, 37, father of one of the first Dragon babies born this year, is saying that he is not fretting over whether his son is a little Rabbit or Dragon.

He said: "My only wish is that he is happy and healthy.

"So, does that mean the sponsors will take back the cash gift of $8,888?"

Source: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2...29-324563.html

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Re: When does the Dragon year really begin?

Indeed. Chinese New Year marks the 1st day of the new year, but not the 1st day of Spring.

There are some years whereby the 1st day of Spring (立春) falls before Chinese New Year.

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