Goddess Signs - Which one are you? Written by: Angelica Danton Review by: Cyann
Seeing title, and reading information about this book, I wanted to have high hopes as to its contents. There are so few good books combining Chinese Astrology with almost anything else. Alas, as often happens, I was let down.
The author does seem a good job of making ties between Chinese Astrology and goddesses, moon phases and planets, and some of herbs, at least on surface, but like most books one can find involving this ancient tool, it is ill researched.
It errors just as many others before it, and many after I am sure, in stating that a persons Chinese Astrological sign is related to year in which they are born. This is incorrect. It does allow that a Chinese New Year does not start on same day each year so that you must not look at only year, but full date of when you were born, if born near change of calendar year. It, however, leaves it at that, stating that this is how you find your Chinese Astrologic Sign.
Now anyone who has any real interest in Chinese Astrology is going to see same errors I did in this. The Year is not your personal Chinese Astrological sign. That is a truthful as saying a person is just an Aquarius and following those little horoscopes you can find in most papers or online. Any good Astrologer will tell you to avoid those, and any good Chinese Astrologer will tell you to avoid using year as your sign.
To obtain your Chinese Astrological sign you need information similar to that which is required for other Astrological Charts. Your birth date, month, year, time, place, etc. This book, however, does not take any of that into account and only focuses, incorrectly, on year.