The Chinese Tradition characterizes Nature / The World / Humans as a single interconnected on-going cyclical pattern of movements. This patterning of movement is named ‘Qi’ in the Chinese Tradition and has no English language equivalent.
Due to Qi’s tendency to be cyclical and repetitive in nature (like the unending constant changing of day to night / night to day or the 4 seasons), it becomes possible to name and characterize Qi. Chinese Astrology developed as a means to describe and interact with the on-going flavors of movement (Qi) using imagery and mathematics (e.g. 12 animals / 5 elements).
It is important to understand the imagery of the 12 zodiac animals and 5 elements are simply a metaphoric language describing the intricacies and flavors of change itself;
The real nature of our experience is a constantly unfolding, non-solidified, impermanent, movement of Qi.
Chinese Polestar (Natal) Astrology looks specifically at the Qi of an individual’s character and fate pattern. An individual, having arisen into the world with countless other beings and things at a particular moment when Qi was patterned in a particular way, patterns those individuals accordingly. Using the Polestar Astrological language, we can look at a persons birth time and get a sense of how their patterning is pre-disposed to unfold.