I've been into astrology for many years, usually preferring the more abundant Western zodiac because it's always been more accurate than the Chinese iI've been into astrology for many years, usually preferring the more abundant Western zodiac because it's always been more accurate than the Chinese in my case. Willing to give it another chance, I figured maybe a new book on the subject, and the fact that besides the yearly animal, it also includes monthly and hourly animals as well, would enlighten me and prove my assumptions wrong. I'm sorry to say that they still don't sound like me at all, except for some aspects of my hourly animal.
As to the writing, at times it was overly complicated and I had to reread to make sure I got it, especially when it had to do with finding my hourly and monthly animals, luckily the chart is easy to understand. The descriptions of the animals aren't very in depth and they're repetitive, so it's not very illuminating and I've read more about them in other books. However, I do like that there are meditations that include a picture to show how it should be properly done and I probably will try it out.
It's a nice book and does help you find out more than your yearly animal, so it's a good starting place for those who are unfamiliar with Chinese astrology, but that's about it....more