Thursday, November 29, 2007

Zodiac, Chinese Astrology, and Days of the Week

Signs of the Zodiac —

Chinese Astrology—

What does it mean to be born on Saturday? Here's a traditional English nursery rhyme that predicts your life based on the day of the week you were born:
  • Monday's child is fair of face [pretty or handsome]
  • Tuesday's child is full of grace [moves well; may be a good dancer]
  • Wednesday's child is full of woe [sad; many troubles]
  • Thursday's child has far to go [will travel; has many plans and projects]
  • Friday's child is loving and giving
  • Saturday's child works hard for its living
  • But the child that is born on the Sabbath day [Sunday]
  • Is bonny [pretty] and blithe [happy], and good and gay [very happy; no worries]
Note! The word gay used to be different from what it means today. When this poem was written, it meant happy and cheerful.

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