Earthly-branches sentence example
- The Chinese astronomers first created Ten Heavenly Stems (the celestial ch'i and providence) and Twelve Earthly Branches to give some kind of chronological order to the world and allow them to predict earth changes.
- Astrology was difficult for those unschooled to grasp the concept of Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve Earthly Branches, so legend states that the Twelve Animals were used as a substitute for the Twelve Earthly Branches.
- The early Chinese zodiac was called "The Twelve Earthly Branches and Ten Celestial Stems".
- Each new year is generally associated with an animal, which represents one of the twelve Earthly Branches.