Philosopher's Tool Box
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The Chinese zodiac, also known as Shengxiao, is a system that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. This system is deeply rooted in Chinese folklore, astrology, and cultural traditions, and it plays a significant role in various aspects of Chinese life. The Chinese zodiac is believed to have originated over 2,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty and has since become an integral part of Chinese culture.
Signficant Events in Dragon Years:
In 1952, the Korean War erupted, pitting the communist North against the capitalist South in a proxy war that involved the United States and China.
In 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin incident provoked the escalation of the Vietnam War, another ideological conflict that divided the region and the world. In 1976, a massive earthquake struck Tangshan, China, killing hundreds of thousands of people and exposing the fragility of the Maoist regime.
Vladimir Putin was born in 1952, and rose to power in 2000, both Dragon years.
This Dragon Year is also the Xuan Kong flying star it is the 9th and last 20 year period of a 180 year cycle.
Interesting wood seems to be interchanged with aether on that pentagram. 5 equates to destined paths and fate.
Additional information on historic events pertaining to the Wood Dragon Year which occurs every 60 years...
Mar 27 1964 the US experienced the most powerful earthquake in history in Alaska with a 9.2 magnitude.
The Niigata earthquake of June 16, 1964 had a magnitude of 7.5 and caused severe damage to many structures in Niigata Japan. (Niigata recently experienced a 5 mag eq on January 4th).
60 years before that, in 1904, a ''Japanese anti-Russian satirical map titled "A Humorous Diplomatic Atlas of Europe and Asia" portraying ''Russia as an octopus with grasping tentacles'' was produced. This was also the year of the beginning the Russo-Japanese War.
That info about Russia is very interesting.