I've had some difficulty coming to terms with the Chinese Astrological system... most likely because I have yet to read a book on such things. However, I'd be very appreciative if those out there with more experience and a clearer grasp of the system could read my chart for me? I've had it calculated by some free websites although the results tend to be predominantly numerical and I'm unsure as to how to go about interpreting the answers and then how to go forward and employ the lessons they teach me.
Here is some basic birth data as well as the output of the birth calculator at www.chinesefortunecalendar.com
Birth time: 12:00 (noon) AST (GMT -4). November 14th, 1983
Hour: Day: Month: Year:
Male Water Male Fire Female Water Female Water
Black Dragon Red Horse Black Pig Black Pig
Element Values: Fire: 28, Soil 26, Metal: 0, Water: 266, Wood:112
I believe there may also be information such a 'Inner animal' and 'Secret animal' although I'm unaware how to calculate these and where to find a calculator to output such information for me.
I'd be very interested in any information the Astrologers on these boards could provide as to the significance of the various values in this chart and how to go about balancing them so as to provide a more harmonious, better-lived life.
I'd also appreciate it if anyone could recommend an in-depth, paid-for service from an internet-astrologer resulting in a textual report. I'll consider this if I receive significant information from those here. Also perhaps a good book to allow me to calculate and interpret this information myself?
My most profound appreciations and respect.