Chinese Astrology: Exploring the Eastern Zodiac explains our "natural endowment" or "inner being"-our personality from the beginning. This 5,000-year-old art paints a remarkable picture of personality and potential using the archetypes of the 12 signs of the ancient Eastern zodiac. While each one of us possess some qualities of all 12 signs, we each have a dominant sign and birth element. Be prepared for some "ah ha!" moments as you explore this ancient art and gain insight into the characters of those you meet along life's path. You may notice interesting similarities to your friends and family, and you may never look at yourself the same way again. This is a timeless system that is as pertinent today as it was many centuries ago. In a book that will fascinate both devotees of Western astrology and those who have never even checked their horoscopes in the newspaper, you'll learn * The twelve signs of the Eastern Zodiac and what they tell you about yourself and others. * The Five Elements, and how your birth element influences your destiny. * Chinese love signs, karmic connections, and the secrets of soul mates. * Your Chinese birth hour "companion"-your other self. 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 lives in the high desert of Southern California with her menagerie of pets.