The year in which he is born marks the basic character of the person, but the time in which he is born determines the way in which the others see it, or the image he presents to others. To determine the time, it should be remembered that the Chinese schedule divides the day into 12 double hours. The first hour, for the Rat, is counted from 23:00 hours, until 0:59 of the following day. The full day is as follows:
23:00 at 00:59 hours, Rat. The name of this Chinese time is Tzu. And usually, these people are nice, friendly and easy to get along with. The person with the hour Rat is considered by others, as active, reliable, hardworking and successful, although he has his difficult moments, since he has a strong temperament.
1:00 to 2:59 hours, Buffalo, in Chinese is called Ch’ou. This type of person has a balanced thought and has feet on the ground. The others consider it scholarly and reliable, but also somewhat prejudiced. When they are young they are considered a bad omen, but with age that is removed.
3:00 to 4:59 hours, Tiger. This time is known as Yin. People born at this time have a lot of enthusiasm and self-confidence. The others see in them a positive and very strong personality, which at times tends to be too exuberant. So sometimes, family life is a bit difficult for them.
5:00 a.m. to 6:59 p.m., Rabbit. This time is known as Mao, and people influenced by this time are usually sensitive and timid, so do not let the world see what they really are, in other words, act to please others. As they mature, they often overcome this small lack of personality.
7:00 to 8:59 hours, Dragon, this time is known as Ch’en. Dragon time is often associated with an independent, original and picturesque personality. The excess of self-confidence these people have may become intolerable to others.
9:00 a.m. to 10:59 p.m., Snake. This hour is known by the name of Zu, and marks a great talent, although, because people born at this time seem very controlled, they can become difficult to understand by others. The reaction of others to the hour Serpent is radical, are accepted or rejected immediately. They form excellent friendships when they both accept each other.
11:00 a.m. to 12:59 p.m., Horse. People born in the Wu hour, give the impression to others of being open, pleasant, happy and very fortunate. These individuals are extroverted, but can become very stubborn.
1:00 p.m. to 2:59 p.m., Goat. At this time it is called Wei.j. People who are influenced by this hour are very modest, so they do not impose themselves on others, who see them as silent and withdrawn, but obviously sensitive. Although they are sometimes too reserved, they feel better in company than alone.
3:00 p.m. to 4:59 p.m., Mono. In Chinese at this time he is known as Shen. These people often have many friends, because of their lively, active and talkative nature, but they can also make them more boring.
5:00 p.m. to 6:59 p.m., Rooster. The natives of this hour, known in Chinese as Yu, have great elegance and glamor in their movements, so they usually attract others with ease. However, they have the flaw that they are not very patient with those with a poor understanding. In addition it is often difficult for them to get along with others in their youth, because they always want to impose their rules.
7:00 p.m. to 8:59 p.m., Dog. The Chinese name of this hour is Hsu. Depending on the point of view, others can see in the person born at this time, someone stable and reliable, others can see someone calm and funny, and there are also those who see him as unimaginative fools. These people are very dedicated to their work, sometimes to the degree of exaggeration and always reach out to those who need it.
9:00 p.m. to 10:59 p.m., Pork. This time is known as Hai. These people seem withdrawn, but in reality it is a screen to hide a great interest, education and intelligence, which is not always recognized at the beginning. They tend to have few friends, but they are always warm and never spiteful.