Sunday, 20 April 2014
In the limited time I have these days, I searched high and low for any signs of the zodiac that I hadn't already posted. I'm having to show the Year of the Horse stamp from Taiwan but at least this time it's on a different postcard, one that shows all the Chinese signs of the zodiac, running right to left, top to bottom:
We tend to think the signs are allocated to years in Chinese astrology but in fact they are also assigned to months, days and hours. The year sign is how you appear to others, the month is how you are internally, the day sign is how you really are, and the hour denotes your secret self.
The card shows a paper cut-out silhouette. Chinese paper-cutting has been listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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