Date Selection (擇日), Metaphysics (易学)

Western Horoscope and the Chinese Seasonal Segments (24 節氣)

The Western Astrology, the Zodiac or the Constellations are divided into twelve signs, each occupying approx. 30° of celestial longitude.

The Constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

This 12 signs form a celestial coordinate system, or more specifically an ecliptic coordinate system, which takes the ecliptic as the origin of latitude and the Sun’s position at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude.

Meaning, where the sun is, this is Constellation of reference. In other words, if the sun is at Aquarius, in the night sky (opposite to where the sun position) we could see Constellations like Cancer and Gemini as well as Orion.

Reference it to the chinese system, each Constellation span across 1 Jie Qi (節氣). Each Jie Qi (節氣) span around 30.4 days. This info is then place on the LuoPan (羅庚), each Jie Qi (節氣) taking 15 degree position, aligning to the 24 mountain for 太阳到山盤 application for auspicious date.

Both the Western and Chinese system in this aspect shares some similarities of using the sun as an object of reference to read the energy for each celestial block.

Aquarius 21 January – 19-Feb
大寒 1月19-21日交节
立春 2月3-5日交节

Pisces 20 February – 20-Mar
雨水 2月18-20日交节
惊蛰 3月5-7日交节

Aries 21 March – 20-Apr
春分 3月20-22日交节
清明 4月4-6日交节

Taurus 21 April – 21-May
谷雨 4月19-21日交节
立夏 5月5-7日交节

Gemini 22 May – 21-Jun
小满 5月20-22日交节
芒种 6月5-7日交节

Cancer 22 June – 22-Jul
夏至 6月20-22日交节
小暑 7月6-8日交节

Leo 23 July – 22-Aug
大暑 7月22-24日交节
立秋 8月7-9日交节

Virgo 23 August – 23-Sep
处暑 8月22-24日交节
白露 9月7-9日交节

Libra 24 September – 23-Oct
秋分 9月22-24日交节
寒露 10月7-9日交节

Scorpio 24 October – 22-Nov
霜降 10月23-24日交节
立冬 11月7-8日交节

Sagittarius 23 November – 21-Dec
小雪 11月21-23日交节
大雪 12月6-8日交节

Capricorn 22 December – 20-Jan
冬至 12月21-23日交节
小寒 1月5-7日交节

(二十四節氣歌)
春雨惊春清谷天,
夏满芒夏暑相连,
秋处露秋寒霜降,
冬雪雪冬小大寒.