Friday, October 8, 2010

Heavier is BETTER

While researching the title for my April YA release, Weight of Bones, I discovered something I didn't know--Chinese Astrology is really, really cool!!!

There are several different systems in Chinese astrology and one of those includes, yes, the weight of bones.

Other Chinese Astrology Systems
There are other comparable systems of Chinese Astrology but they are not as well known as Ba Zi of Zi Wei.

In addition to the 12 Animals Zodiac, there are two other simplified systems of Chinese Astrology that is found in the Tong Shu or Chinese Almanac. They are the Emperor’s Poem of the Four Season and Weight of Bones.

The Emperor’s Poem takes the season and hour of birth to give a reading in the form of a Poem. The Weight of Bones system assigns a weight to each of the year, month, day and hour of birth. The individual weights are added together and a reading is given for the combined weight. Heavier is better!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, my mistake. I found the interview regarding the agent. Left another comment on your fabulous book cover post. All the best.