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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: New Page Books (September 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564147967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564147967
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shelly Wu has been called the "Dear Abby" of Chinese astrology. Her horoscope columns and feature articles have appeared in A. Magazine: Inside Asian America, The rainbow News, Psychic Interactive and Your Stars magazines, and featured on the Associated Press ABC News, the BBC and the Wireless Flash news services. Ms. Wu teaches Chinese Astrology at the Online College of Astrology and has maintained the popular Website, since 1995. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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About Shelly Wu

Like most of those born into a year of the defending Dog, Shelly Wu spent a fair amount of her childhood fighting bullies -- taking up the gauntlet for the picked-on and the friendless.

She no longer scuffles with bullies, but her soapboxes still run high. She believes "In the perception of the smallest is the secret of clear vision; in the guarding of the weakest is the secret of all strength." - Lao Tzu

Shelly's horoscope columns and feature articles have appeared in A. Magazine: Inside Asian America, The Rainbow News, The Tea Leaf, Psychic Interactive, Your Stars, InTouch and LIFE magazines. Her articles have been featured on the Associated Press, ABC News, the BBC, and the Wireless Flash news service.

In 1995, Shelly's website premiered in a new realm called the "Internet" and since that time has become a definitive source of information. Ms. Wu currently teaches Chinese and Mesoamerican Astrology at the International Academy of Astrology, is the author of the bestselling books Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac, Chinese Sexual Astrology: Eastern Secrets to Mind-Blowing Sex,The Karma Sutra: Sex, Love and Relationship Zen and The Definitive Book of Chinese Astrology.

Those who have met Shelly say she has a certain 'spark' that is unmistakable. Using an eclectic mixture of metaphysics and astrology, she has a gift for encouragement -- her best role being that of moral supporter. Shelly confesses "I only believe in meaningful coincidences...I've been to the top of life's mountain and face down in it's valleys, and I believe that happiness and misfortune walk the same street." Shelly Wu lives and loves in the mountains of northern California with her menagerie of pets and can be heard on radio talk shows worldwide.
To Write to Shelly:
shellywu(at)chineseastrology.com
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Visit her website at: www.ChineseAstrology.com

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 27, 2005
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"Each animal designation is a symbolic archetype and represents specific behavioral psychology. It could perhaps be called the Myers-Briggs personality inventory of Eastern philosophy. Each personality style fulfills an essential place in the balance of the universe." -Shelly Wu

In Eastern philosophy, spirit is known as Qi or chi, which is life force energy. The yin/yang symbol is the visual representation of Qi, which is the blending of heaven and Earth, male and female, fire and water, aggression and passivity, giving and receiving. One Yang and one Yin are called "Tao", which means "the way". Taoism is an ancient philosophy created by Lao Tse that teaches awareness of natural cosmic cycles and the blending of Yin and Yang, which results in balanced, harmonious living.

Applied to Chinese Astrology, Qi is the marriage of divine spirit with human personality. Each of the 12 animal archetypes is a mixture of positive and negative attributes. Positive traits such as loyalty, forgiveness, perseverance, and compassion reflect the alignment of personality with spirit (Qi). Negative traits such as bitterness, anger, jealousy, and possessiveness reflect a great separation between human personality and spiritual essence. In fact, author Shelly Wu says: "The greater the gulf between spirit and personality, the darker one's character."

Chinese Astrology - Exploring the Eastern Zodiac provides a comprehensive overview of the 12 archetypal temperaments embodied in the animal signs, and what they tell you about yourself and others. At the beginning of the book, Wu provides several pages of charts, so you can find your animal sign and element in a matter of seconds.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Johanna Michaels on September 4, 2005
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This book is a lot of fun to read and is very insightful. I've already had to buy an extra copy because my friends keep borrowing it. One of the most interesting points for me was Chinese astrology's deep ties to eastern philosophy. I also really enjoyed the artwork at the beginning of each sign chapter (check-out the Dragon on page #69 and the Monkey on page #117). This is an entertaining and interesting book that clearly illuminated the subject for me. I laughed out loud at her description of the Rat man turning his "irked wife's kitchen" into a mad-professors laboratory. Wow, does that shoe ever fit...You rock Shelly!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Batts on April 3, 2007
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I would recommend this book to anyone truely interested in learning about themselves or others in regards to chinese astrology.It covers a lot of information and gives good insite to your animal and natural element and how they can be used to enhance your life.It compares each sign with other signs in positive and negative areas.I am sure there are other good books out there on this subject but this is one I keep on my desk and study.It has helped me understand myself and that knowledge has enriched my life by approaching life in a new way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donna on December 25, 2013
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I brought this book one day to work and everyone look at it, before you know it everyone became interested and was fascinated how the book was so accurate more then the western zodiac very impressive !!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dooker835 on January 9, 2014
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helped me better understand how my man thinks, so our arguments are more like discussions, it's more productive. eye opening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kirsten M Marks on December 5, 2013
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i love astrology book and shelly wu is by far the greates in my opinion. she goes deeper into the subject for our further understanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CJ Middlebrooks on December 3, 2013
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This one is my Astrology Bible LOVE LOVE has everything you want to know in there.
Perfect book.
You cant go wrong here
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GL Cinnamon on January 31, 2012
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This book provides the basics about the animals signs and how they interact. It is very well written and easy to follow. I suggest you purchace it along with another of her book's "The Definitive Book of Chinese Astrology" because they go hand in hand. Think of it as Step one and Step two. Yes, you can stop at Step one, and if you read the whole book, you'll want to proceed to Step two.
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