Why do you need to use time zone for Chinese Five Element Horoscope? Firstly, Chinese Astrology is an application of Yin Yang system. Yang is connected to the Sun, male, hot, and daylight. Yin is connected to dark, female, cold, and night. The calendar of Chinese Astrology is based on the Sun. Chinese astrological months are derived from the positions of the Sun in the sky. For example, Tiger month, a.k.a. Start of Spring, begins from the time when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. Tiger month ends at the time when the sun enters 345th degree. The Tiger Month began on February 4, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. China time zone. However, Tiger Month began on February 3, 2019 at 19:15 p.m. US Pacific Standard time zone.
2019 is the year of Chinese zodic Pig and starts at the Tiger month. Before Tiger month, It's Cow month of the Dog year. If a person was born on February 4, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. in China, then he was born in the Cow Month of the Dog Year. If the person was born in US Pacific time zone at the same time, then his birth month is Tiger and birth year is Pig. That's why we need the time zone to get the correct Chinese Astrology birth chart.
When a person was born on the boundary of Chinese astrological time units (Year, Month, Day and Hour), then we need to calculate the accurate birth time using time zone, city longtiude and true solar time. We teach you how to calculate correct birth time using logitude by hand.
Three ways to find your time zone.