The Interlaced Square and Compasses: The secret within the secret

“Bro, baka ma-unmasonic conduct ka dyan sa lecture mo!”.

“Ha! bakit” sagot ko. ” Inalam ko lang naman kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng interlaced square and compass. Kung ano tunay na meaning nito dahil wala naman nagturo. Saka sabi ko” Diba ang mga mason ay ‘free thinkers’ carrying the highest level of enlightenment that look up things in many ways – for example the duality principle, day-night, good-bad,..one can not exist without the other like the double headed eagle of the Scottish Rite.”

 

THE CRAFT AND ITS SYMBOLS

 

square and compasses ¨The interlaced Square and Compass has been recognized and accepted as the Masonic Emblem from the begininng of the 18th Century.  The United States Patent Office took note of this in 1873. At that time, there was no letter “G” yet at the center of the interlaced Square and Compass. ¨It was about 1800 that some unknown author added the Letter “G”. To many American masons, the masonic emblem is not complete without this letter at the center. However, in other countries, besides in other languages “God” does not start with letter “G” neither does Geometry. ¨Nonetheless, insofar as Philippine Masonry is concerned, the letter “G” in the middle is an essential part of the Masonic Emblem.

The Square square The Square is a working tool of a mason in constructing churches and  cathedrals during the middle ages.  In Freemasonry, it symbolizes  morality;  symbol of righteousness. It keeps us in touch with God.  To square our actions. compasses

The Compasses

In masonry, Compasses symbolizes Spirituality. To circumscribe our desires and keep our passions within due bounds.

 

The use of Compasses during the middle ages

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Uses of square

 

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To get the perfect square, follow the 47th problem of Euclid or the theorem by Phytagoras, the 3:4:5 rule

Operative Masons

 

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ESOTERIC MEANING OF THE SQUARE AND COMPASS  IN SPECULATIVE MASONRY

However, Masonic authors boldly state that the symbolism of the traditional square and compass of Freemasonry represents sex act.

¨Albert Pike explaining  “The Compass, is the Hermetic Symbol of the Creative Deity, and the Square of the productive Earth or Universe.” [Morals and Dogma , p. 850-1].” Therefore, the Masons look at the compass as the male phallus and the square as the female vulva. The SQUARE, therefore, is a natural and appropriate Symbol of this Earth and the things that belong to it, are of it, or concern it. The Compass is an equally natural and appropriate Symbol of the Heavens, and of all celestial things and celestial natures.

The COMPASS, therefore, as the Symbol of the Heavens, represents the spiritual, intellectual, and moral portion of this double nature of Humanity; and the SQUARE, as the Symbol of the Earth, its material, sensual, and baser portion.”

¨Mackey also wrote about this in his “Symbolism of Freemasonry”. Both Mackey and Pike note that the Hindus represent the solar male principle in nature by the phallus, while the earth female principle is represented by the yoni. The union between these opposing natural forces are exemplified in the symbol of Shiva copulating with Shakti, found in statues in many Hindu Temples.

¨It was the belief of both Pike and Mackey that the square and compass alluded to the same meaning. The sexual act has always been treated as a sacred mystery for this reason. Not only does it reflect the balance of Nature, but it produces new life, which is the Greater Mystery. We all know the mechanical process by which a new life is conceived, but the Mysteries deal with the spiritual process.

¨Albert Pike was certainly not alone in tracing the theology of Freemasonry back to the phallic worship of the pagan cults of the past. In his book Symbolism of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey also observed: ¨Phallus representation of the male sex organ… was venerated as a religious symbol very universally by the ancients. It was one of the modifications of sun-worship, and was a symbol of the impregnating power of that luminary.

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Vatican Obelisk

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Washington DC

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Quezon City Memorial Circle  Obelisk

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Quezon City Memorial Quadrangle bounded by North, West, Timog and East Avenue representing the square

¨Mackey wrote:

¨The Phallus, the male generative organ was represented usually by a column which was surmounted by a circle at its base, intended for the eteis or female generative organ. This union of the phallus and the eteis or vagina … was intended by the ancients as a type of the prolific powers of nature which they worshipped under the united form of the active or male principle and the passive or female principle.

¨Martin Wagner observed:

This creative or generative principle is that mysterious force or energy which renews the earth in springtime, and quickens all animated nature; that energy, force, or power which perpetually dying, renews itself in new, similar yet different forms…. This dynamic, procreative, productive power or energy in nature and especially in man maintaining a perpetual self-identity, Freemasonry conceives of as the divine nature, as the deity immanent in nature, and it is this life force or energy that it deifies, venerates and worships under the name of Great Architect of the Universe.

 

Sexual Meaning of Masonic Symbols

 

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Square and Compass Allegory

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Square and Compass

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Knnights Templar Commandery

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Rebis, the alchemical symbol of the 32 degree scottish rite freemasonry

The Square represents the female (passive) generative principle, the earth, and the baser, sensual nature; and the Compass represents the male (active) generative principle, the sun/heavens, and the higher, spiritual nature.

¨The Compass, arranged above the Square, symbolizes the (male) Sun, impregnating the passive (female) Earth with its life-producing rays. The true meanings, then are two fold: the earthly (human) representations are of the man and his phallus, and the woman with her receptive eteis (vagina). The cosmic meaning is that of the active Sun (deity, the Sun-god) from above, imparting life into the passive Earth (deity, the earth/fertility goddess) below and producing new life.

WHY FREEMASONRY IS DATED 6016 A. L. (Anno Lucis) the Year of Light

The origin of the Square and Compass History of Sacred Sexuality

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Age of Taurus circa  4000 BCE  or 6016 A.L. ago

  –  Age of the earth/agriculture, materialism, wealth, pleasure, sexuality, physical senses attributes, symbol by the Ox, master of the 3rd veil in royal arch masonry, the ruling planet is Venus, beauty, wisdom and beauty, and SACRED SEXUALITY

The peoples of Sumer  are among the earliest denizens of Mesopotamia. By about 4000 B.C., the Sumerians had organized themselves into several city-states that were spread throughout the southern part of the region. Thesecity-states were independent of one another and were fully self-reliant centers, each surrounding a temple that was dedicated to god or goddess specific to that city-state. Each city-state was governed by a priest king.

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¨In Ancient Mesopotamia, the most prominent female deity was Inanna/Astarte. As early as the Uruk period (ca. 4000–3100 BCE), Inanna was associated with the city of Uruk.   She was the Goddess of Love, Beauty, Pleasure and Sexuality

¨In this period, human connection to the higher being is being practiced through divine feminine or goddess. A goddess is a female deity with supernatural powers in polytheistic religions. Goddesses most often have female characteristics that are apotheosized in their pure form, life-giving, healing and compassion, they have been especially associated with beauty, love, motherhood and in prehistoric religions associated with the Earth, fertility (Mother-goddess cult in prehistoric times).

 

Note:  King Solomon table bearing the Square  symbol of Goddess –  patterned from the temple of Innana/Astarte of Ancient Phoenicia present day Lebanon. Tyre is an ancient phoenician port.

Sacred Marriage

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¨The concept of the sacred marriage originated with the ancients, who typically enacted annual ceremonies to bring fertility and prosperity. The Greeks called it Hieros Gamos.  It is a sexual ritual that acts out or simulates a marriage between a goddess and a god, especially when enacted in a symbolic rite where human participants assume the identity of the deities.The ritual symbolises the concordance of the female and male in the ceremony. Many mythologies describe it as a marriage between heaven and earth. In ancient Egypt, the marriage between Isis and Osiris was considered sacred union of heaven and earth, of yin and yang, of the feminine and the masculine principles.

Sacred Marriage in Sumerian City

¨Sacred prostitution was common in the Ancient Near East as a form of “Sacred Marriage” or hieros gamos between the king of a Sumerian city-state and the High Priestess of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility, and warfare. Along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers there were many shrines and temples dedicated to Inanna. The temple of Eanna, meaning “house of heaven” in Uruk was the greatest of these. The temple housed Nadītu, priestesses of the goddess. The high priestess would choose for her bed a young man who represented the shepherd Dumuzid, consort of Inanna, in a hieros gamos or sacred marriage, celebrated during the annual Duku ceremony, just before Invisible Moon, with the autumn Equinox (Autumnal Zag-mu Festival).

Sacred Marriage Rite in Greek Mythology

¨In Greek mythology the classic instance is the wedding of Zeus and Hera celebrated at the Heraion of Samos, union ritual  of fertility: Another is ancient union of Demeter with Iasion, the main feast on the Eleusinian Mystery cult.

The brief fertilizing mystical union engenders Dionysus, and doubled unions, of a god and of a mortal man on one night, result, through telegony, in the semi-divine nature of Greek heroes such as Theseus and Heracles among others.

¨If the ‘Sacred Marriage Rite’ ever involved human participants the priestess, acting as Inanna, would have engaged in ritual copulation with the king.

Sacred Prostitute

¨The so-called ‘sacred prostitute’ or temple priestess was associated with the religions of the Great Mother goddess in ancient times. These temple priestesses became the representatives in physical form of the Goddess and entered into sacred sexual rituals with male worshippers, and this provides evidence of the ‘sacred feminine’ then and now. Sacred or temple ‘prostitution’ was supposedly performed in ancient temples as a fertility ritual that involved the practice of sacred sexual intercourse as part of the religious worship of the Goddess.

Some Babylonian Custom accdg to historian Herodotus

¨The foulest Babylonian custom is that which compels every woman of the land to sit in the temple of Aphrodite and have intercourse with some stranger at least once in her life. Many women who are rich and proud and disdain to mingle with the rest, drive to the temple in covered carriages drawn by teams, and stand there with a great retinue of attendants. But most sit down in the sacred plot of Aphrodite, with crowns of cord on their heads; there is a great multitude of women coming and going; passages marked by line run every way through the crowd, by which the men pass and make their choice. Once a woman has taken her place there, she does not go away to her home before some stranger has cast money into her lap, and had intercourse with her outside the temple; but while he casts the money, he must say, “I invite you in the name of Mylitta” (that is the Assyrian name for Aphrodite). It does not matter what sum the money is; the woman will never refuse, for that would be a sin, the money being by this act made sacred. So she follows the first man who casts it and rejects no one. After their intercourse, having discharged her sacred duty to the goddess, she goes away to her home; and thereafter there is no bribe however great that will get her. So then the women that are fair and tall are soon free to depart, but the uncomely have long to wait because they cannot fulfil the law; for some of them remain for three years, or four. There is a custom like this in some parts of Cyprus.

Connection with the Divine during Sexual Activity

From the very beginning of humanity, sex has been the most natural way to discover our spiritual connection with the Divine. The endorphins released after orgasm instantly send the body into a euphoric state of bliss where the egoic mind is no longer achieving, scheming or efforting to fulfill the demands, dreams and goals of the ego. Through this orgasmic release and spiritual communion with the Divine, the deepest state of trust, love and relaxation is experienced. It is from this space where we can find a true feeling of absolute unshakable inner peace.

When you to resonate in Love , you will vibrate at a higher frequency within your DNA, attracting the cosmic energy allowing you the high level of consciousness of your soul.

¨People who have experienced the hieros gamos agree that this is a unique experience. One person stated that during the hieros gamos, both partners experienced total orgasm – through a physical connection, the other partner experienced perfectly the sexual stimulation the other person was sending in the mind – in short, the partners were both not only reading the other person’s mind, but interacted within that mind – as one unity of cosmic consciousness or  Oneness with God.”

 

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The feeling of “heaven on earth” may indeed be what sex orgasm was all about: the twin souls in heaven, experiencing their divine union on earth.  An instant wherein you can experience oneness with God to fulfill the trinitarian consciousness of the creation. 

The sacred ritual of the Masonic interlaced square and compasses  during opening and closing of the lodge is emblematic of the act of Brotherly Love as Oneness with the Grand Architect of the Universe.

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¨As above, so below.

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Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey  of the  Chinese Lunar Calendar  starts on the New Moon of 8 February  2016  – 27 January 2017.

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Since the Dragon is one of the best friends of the monkey aside from the rat born, maybe this year would be an exciting year for me in terms of financial , business, lovemates, and interests..so i expect a  thrilling rides, but old  chinese annals say that the only  sign who can fool a dragon is the monkey.

“Force and power are the symbols attributed to the Dragon. To the Chinese, the Dragon is born in the most desirable year, blessed by the gods and goddesses in heaven. Possessing magical powers, the versatile Dragon is capable of soaring to the highest heavenly heights or diving to the depths of the sea.
Dragons may devote themselves to a great cause or work, and if so, they will see it through to the end. This talent work two ways, as they can be equally devoted to a bad cause and equally successful in it. Dragons can’t help but win!
This is undoubtedly due to the fact that of all the Chinese signs, those born under the influence of the Dragon are considered the luckiest of all and good fortune simply follows them wherever they go. They have strong karma to lead and succeed. If a Dragon takes action to realize dreams, there is no limit to the heights that can be achieved. Not only that, they also have the Midas touch. It is said that the Year of the Dragon is good for business and all money-making schemes.

Consequently, those born in this year have an inherent knack for attracting money and they generally enjoy financial prosperity. The Chinese say that the Dragon leaves wealth and prosperity in his path. Hence, the Dragon leads the street processions during Chinese New Year. The Dragon brings the Four Benedictions of the East — wealth, virtue, harmony, and long life.

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The Stimulating Dragon
Romance for the Dragon is never simple, with one crazy state of mind following another, creating a series of highs and lows in his love life. There are two types of Dragon lovers: those who fall in love and commit themselves to a serious relationship when they are fairly young, and those who tend to be loners and perhaps never marry at all. In general, the former enjoy a stable and satisfactory married life while the latter flirt from one love affair to another, never really giving any of them a chance to develop.

Since Dragons are not prone to marrying young, many committed bachelors and spinsters are born under the influence of this sign; truthfully, the Dragon may be happier alone. In any partnership Dragon folk will first and foremost seek an intellectual rapport, because these people get as much of a charge from mental stimulation as they do from having sex. Of course they bring to any relationship their own inimitable touch of magic and that Dragon element of good fortune. But the male Dragon is perhaps happier in love than his female counterpart, for this, being a strongly masculine sign, often produces dominant women who tend to take over the relationship and rather blindly tread all over the sensitivities of their partners.”

From  ://www.holymtn.com/astrology , the Chinese perpetual calendar lays out each year together with that year’s animal sign, its element and its masculine or feminine principle. .this is a good reference.

ANIMAL
YEAR
FROM – TO
SYMBOL ELEMENT ASPECT
1900 31 January 1900 – 18 February 1901 Rat Metal
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1901 19 February 1901 – 7 February 1902 Ox Metal
1902 8 February 1902 – 28 January 1903 Tiger Water
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1903 29 January 1903 – 15 February 1904 Rabbit Water
1904 16 February 1904 – 3 February 1905 Dragon Wood
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1905 4 February 1905 – 24 January 1906 Snake Wood
1906 25 January 1906 – 12 February 1907 Horse Fire
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1907 13 February 1907 – 1 February 1908 Sheep Fire
1908 2 February 1908 – 21 January 1909 Monkey Earth
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1909 22 January 1909 – 9 February 1910 Rooster Earth
1910 10 February 1910 – 29 January 1911 Dog Metal
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1911 30 January 1911 – 17 February 1912 Pig Metal
1912 18 February 1912 – 5 February 1913 Rat Water
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1913 6 February 1913 – 25 January 1914 Ox Water
1914 26 January 1914 – 13 February 1915 Tiger Wood
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1915 14 February 1915 – 2 February 1916 Rabbit Wood
1916 3 February 1916 – 22 January 1917 Dragon Fire
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1917 23 January 1917 – 10 February 1918 Snake Fire
1918 11 February 1918 – 31 January 1919 Horse Earth
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1919 1 February 1919 – 19 February 1920 Sheep Earth
1920 20 February 1920 – 7 February 1921 Monkey Metal
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1921 8 February 1921 – 27 January 1922 Rooster Metal
1922 28 January 1922 – 15 February 1923 Dog Water
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1923 16 February 1923 – 4 February 1924 Pig Water
1924 5 February 1924 – 24 January 1925 Rat Wood
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1925 25 January 1925 – 12 February 1926 Ox Wood
1926 13 February 1926 – 1 February 1927 Tiger Fire
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1927 2 February 1927 – 22 January 1928 Rabbit Fire
1928 23 January 1928 – 9 February 1929 Dragon Earth
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1929 10 February 1929 – 29 January 1930 Snake Earth
1930 30 January 1930 – 16 February 1931 Horse Metal
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1931 17 February 1931 – 5 February 1932 Sheep Metal
1932 6 February 1932 – 25 January 1933 Monkey Water
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1933 26 January 1933 – 13 February 1934 Rooster Water
1934 14 February 1934 – 3 February 1935 Dog Wood
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1935 4 February 1935 – 23 January 1936 Pig Wood
1936 24 January 1936 – 10 February 1937 Rat Fire
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1937 11 February 1937 – 30 January 1938 Ox Fire
1938 31 January 1938 – 18 February 1939 Tiger Earth
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1939 19 February 1939 – 7 February 1940 Rabbit Earth
1940 8 February 1940 – 26 January 1941 Dragon Metal
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1941 27 January 1941 – 14 February 1942 Snake Metal
1942 15 February 1942 – 4 February 1943 Horse Water
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1943 5 February 1943 – 24 January 1944 Sheep Water
1944 25 January 1944 – 12 February 1945 Monkey Wood
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1945 13 February 1945 – 1 February 1946 Rooster Wood
1946 2 February 1946 – 21 January 1947 Dog Fire
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1947 22 January 1947 – 9 February 1948 Pig Fire
1948 10 February 1948 – 28 January 1949 Rat Earth
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1949 29 January 1949 – 16 February 1950 Ox Earth
1950 17 February 1950 – 5 February 1951 Tiger Metal
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1951 6 February 1951 – 26 January 1952 Rabbit Metal
1952 27 January 1952 – 13 February 1953 Dragon Water
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1953 14 February 1953 – 2 February 1954 Snake Water
1954 3 February 1954 – 16 February 1955 Horse Wood
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1955 24 January 1955 – 11 February 1956 Sheep Wood
1956 12 February 1956 – 30 January 1957 Monkey Fire
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1957 31 January 1957 – 17 February 1958 Rooster Fire
1958 18 February 1958 – 7 February 1959 Dog Earth
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1959 8 February 1959 – 27 January 1960 Pig Earth
1960 28 January 1960 – 14 February 1961 Rat Metal
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1961 15 February 1961 – 4 February 1962 Ox Metal
1962 5 February 1962 – 24 January 1963 Tiger Water
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1963 25 January 1963 – 12 February 1964 Rabbit Water
1964 13 February 1964 – 1 February 1965 Dragon Wood
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1965 2 February 1965 – 20 January 1966 Snake Wood
1966 21 January 1966 – 8 February 1967 Horse Fire
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1967 9 February 1967 – 29 January 1968 Sheep Fire
1968 30 January 1968 – 16 February 1969 Monkey Earth
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1969 17 February 1969 – 5 February 1970 Rooster Earth
1970 6 February 1970 – 26 January 1971 Dog Metal
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1971 27 January 1971 – 15 January 1972 Pig Metal
1972 16 January 1972 – 2 February 1973 Rat Water
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1973 3 February 1973 – 22 January 1974 Ox Water
1974 23 January 1974 – 10 February 1975 Tiger Wood
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1975 11 February 1975 – 30 January 1976 Rabbit Wood
1976 31 January 1976 – 17 February 1977 Dragon Fire
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1977 18 February 1977 – 6 February 1978 Snake Fire
1978 7 February 1978 – 27 January 1979 Horse Earth
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1979 28 January 1979 – 15 February 1980 Sheep Earth
1980 16 February 1980 – 4 February 1981 Monkey Metal
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1981 5 February 1981 – 24 January 1982 Rooster Metal
1982 25 January 1982 – 12 February 1983 Dog Water
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1983 13 February 1983 – 1 February 1984 Pig Water
1984 2 February 1984 – 19 February 1985 Rat Wood
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1985 20 February 1985 – 8 February 1986 Ox Wood
1986 9 February 1986 – 28 January 1987 Tiger Fire
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1987 29 January 1987 – 16 February 1988 Rabbit Fire
1988 17 February 1988 – 5 February 1989 Dragon Earth
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1989 6 February 1989 – 26 January 1990 Snake Earth
1990 27 January 1990 – 14 February 1991 Horse Metal
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1991 15 February 1991 – 3 February 1992 Sheep Metal
1992 4 February 1992 – 22 January 1993 Monkey Water
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1993 23 January 1993 – 9 February 1994 Rooster Water
1994 10 February 1994 – 30 January 1995 Dog Wood
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1995 31 January 1995 – 18 February 1996 Pig Wood
1996 19 February 1996 – 7 February 1997 Rat Fire
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1997 8 February 1997 – 27 January 1998 Ox Fire
1998 28 January 1998 – 15 February 1999 Tiger Earth
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1999 16 February 1999 – 4 February 2000 Rabbit Earth
2000 5 February 2000 – 23 January 2001 Dragon Metal
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2001 24 January 2001 – 11 February 2002 Snake Metal
2002 12 February 2002 – 31 January 2003 Horse Water
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2003 1 February 2003 – 21 January 2004 Sheep Water
2004 22 January 2004 – 8 February 2005 Monkey Wood
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2005 9 February 2005 – 28 January 2006 Rooster Wood
2006 29 January 2006 – 17 February 2007 Dog Fire
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2007 18 February 2007 – 6 February 2008 Pig Fire
2008 7 February 2008 – 25 January 2009 Rat Earth
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2009 26 January 2009 – 13 February 2010 Ox Earth
2010 14 February 2010 – 2 February 2011 Tiger Metal
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2011 3 February 2011 – 22 January 2012 Rabbit Metal
2012 23 January 2012 – 9 February 2013 Dragon Water
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2013 10 February 2013 – 30 January 2014 Snake Water
2014 31 January 2014 – 18 February 2015 Horse Wood
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2015 19 February 2015 – 7 February 2016 Sheep Wood
2016 8 February 2016 – 27 January 2017 Monkey Fire
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2017 28 January 2017 – 15 February 2018 Rooster Fire
2018 16 February 2018 – 4 February 2019 Dog Earth
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2019 5 February 2019 – 24 January 2020 Pig Earth