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The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes

40th Anniversary Edition

Theodora Lau, Laura Lau, Kenneth Lau (Illustrator)


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Do you know which of the twelve animal signs you are? Or how the "animal that hides in your heart" influences your outlook on life? What happens in your chart when your Eastern moon sign meets your Western sun sign? The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes answers these questions and more.

For forty years, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes has remained the classic book on the topic, artfully combining the Eastern lunar calendar with Western, solar-based astrology. You'll discover how the five elements, four seasons, and the ascendant sign based on the hour of your birth can affect your personality. Read about the 144 relationship combinations to better understand the compatibility of the twelve lunar signs. This revised edition will delight seasoned astrologers and interested novices alike.

Praise For The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes: 40th Anniversary Edition

"Everything is set out so clearly, is written so well and is so easy to follow that one finds getting into Chinese horoscopes as easy as getting into jeans."
—The Sunday Times, UK

"This book has stood the test of time."
—Prediction Magazine

“Brilliant examination of the Chinese horoscope.”
—Lisa See, author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 

North Atlantic Books, 9781623173739, 480pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

About the Author

THEODORA LAU has authored The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, Best-Loved Chinese Proverbs, The Chinese Horoscopes Guide to Relationships, and Chinese Horoscopes for Your Child. First published in 1979, Theodora's book The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes has been translated into over 17 languages and her books have introduced many topics of Chinese culture to readers all over the world. She was born in Shanghai and later moved to southern California with her husband, Kenneth Lau, whose calligraphy and woodcut illustrations adorn the pages of the book. LAURA LAU, Theodora Lau's daughter, lives in Los Angeles.