Myanmar Zodiac Signs
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Table of Contents
- What are Myanmar Zodiac Signs?
- How is it important in Burmese life?
- Meaning of Myanmar zodiac signs
- Personality/Attributes of the Garuda:
- Personality/Attributes of the Tiger:
- Personality/Attributes of the Lion:
- Personality/Attributes of the Tusked Elephant:
- Personality/Attributes of the Elephant (no tusks):
- Personality/Attributes of the Rat:
- Personality/Attributes of the Guinea Pig:
- Personality/Attributes of the Dragon:
What are Myanmar Zodiac Signs?
Myanmar Zodiac signs are the traditional astrological system. It was invented by the ancient monks. They created this system by combining their knowledge of the cosmic world and their observations of the skies and the animal kingdom.
This ancient branch of astrology is called Mahabote. It is translated to mean “little vessel” or “little key”. The meaning is probably because Mahabote is a smaller branch-off from the larger Hindu astrological system.
Unlike Western astrology, the Myanmar astrology system has only eight zodiac signs. Eight is considered as scared number. It is said the number eight reflects harmony in energy: deflecting imbalance and ever perpetuating congruence.
There are four essential elements in Myanmar astrology and all of them relate to number eight:
♦ Eight Planetary Energies: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and a secret Burmese planet named Rahu.
Rahu is unique that it is not a planet, but a conceptual celestial presence. Literally defined, Rahu is the point of intersection between the earth, sun and moon at the time of eclipse.
♦ Eight Days of the Week
In order to have one extra day, the ancient Myanmar monks split Wednesday in half making two days: Wednesday morning (12:01 a.m to 12:00 p.m.) and Wednesday afternoon (12:01 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.).
♦ Eight Cardinal Directions: North, South, East, West, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest.
Each direction vibrates in its own distinct symbolic energy. According to your day of birth, your direction should prove beneficial for you.
♦ Eight Burmese Zodiac Animal Signs: Elephant with and without tusk, Rat, Garuda, Lion, Tiger, Dragon and Guinea pig.
Despite the animals of the zodiac have been existed for thousands of years, people are not clear why these animals were selected. But it is true that the animals are reputed to demonstrate parts of the universe. The animal signs do give a rough idea of the typical traits seen in individuals born under the zodiac sign.
How is it important in Burmese life?
The purpose of the Burmese Zodiac Signs Reading is to provide information on the nature and disposition of an individual. This reading is extremely detailed in the information that you are provided. When knowing about the sign, people will be appropriated direction in the life. This helps you to make yourself into a better human being and to know your way of working.
The Myanmar zodiac signs have very important role in life of Burmese people. Astrology is big business and astrologers are everywhere. Any Burmese people know their sign and use it to get advice from astrologers for every events in life. Astrologers will base on each people’s sign and advise them in naming for their children, deciding an auspicious date for a wedding, starting a business or going to a new job….
In Burmese temples, there are shrines with the animals symbolizing each day of the week around the base. The people will find the shrines according to the day of birth, donate the flowers and pour water over the Buddha in the shrine. It is believed to provide good luck in the future. In addition, they can go to pray at the direction corresponding to their sign and at other directions depending on the advice of an astrologer.
Meaning of Myanmar zodiac signs
In fact, astrological reading bases on many elements such as geographic location, polarities, houses, times, planets, stars, gems, deities, anatomy, and much more. Basically, information about your zodiac animal signs influences your overall personality. To determine your zodiac animal signs, all you need is the day of the week you were born.
Day of Week Born: Sunday
Zodiac animal sign: Garuda (a mythical bird in Buddhism and Hinduism)
Ruling Planet: Sun
Ruling Direction: Northeast
Personality/Attributes of the Garuda:
You are so kind and generous that some people may think you are stupid. You love a big challenge and always try your best go reach the goal. You are energetic, and rarely allow life to get you down. You often take the role of cheerleader for others as you naturally motivate and inspire them.
Day of Week Born: Monday
Zodiac animal sign: Tiger
Ruling Planet: Moon
Ruling Direction: East
Personality/Attributes of the Tiger:
You are very intelligent, detailed, strong and patient, but only to a point. You do not want people taking advantage of you or wasting your time. You like to set goals and succeed. You respect laws, and take responsibility for your actions.
Day of Week Born: Tuesday
Zodiac animal sign: Lion
Ruling Planet: Mars
Ruling Direction: Southeast
Personality/Attributes of the Lion:
You are a crusader, a natural leader, and a noble person. You have a sense of honor and dignity and don’t like to compromise. You can be strong-willed and opinionated, but you are usually correct in your assessments. You’ll take on any challenge, especially if you are standing up for the underdog
Day of Week Born: Wednesday Morning
Zodiac animal sign: Elephant (with tusks)
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Direction: South
Personality/Attributes of the Tusked Elephant:
You are unpredictable and enthusiastic. You can fly close to the flame, sometimes getting burned in your thirst for action that often has an element of danger. You are spontaneous and people love you for your passion. You like to control your life and live independently.
Day of Week Born: Wednesday Afternoon
Zodiac animal signs: Elephant (no tusks)
Ruling Planet: Rahu
Ruling Direction: Northwest
Personality/Attributes of the Elephant (no tusks):
Your contradictory nature can make people hard to figure out. You like to do your business privately person but you are excellent at promoting yourself and your works. You like taking action if you are sure for the outcome. You are very successful (especially in business) and you are able to accomplish achievements on your own terms.
Day of Week Born: Thursday
Zodiac animal sign: Rat
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Direction: West
Personality/Attributes of the Rat:
You are intelligent and know how to seize opportunities which come your way. You can be introverted and quite, but you will not stop when it comes to getting what you want. You are focused and driven (sometimes overly so) and have a knack for getting ahead.
Day of Week Born: Friday
Zodiac animal signs: Guinea Pig
Ruling Planet: Venus
Ruling Direction: North
Personality/Attributes of the Guinea Pig:
You are naturally artistic and creative. You always have fabulous ideas but hesitate to pick one. You go in many different directions, so it is hard to complete. You are easy to get bored of doing same things. You are loving, sympathetic and sensitive to others which make a wonderful friend.
Day of Week Born: Saturday
Zodiac animal sign: Dragon
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Direction: Southwest
Personality/Attributes of the Dragon:
You are philosophical and understanding. You are self – confident and have a great sense of humor that attract people naturally. You prefer to work independently as you believe you are the master of your own destiny.