Cat women

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 February, 2010, 12:00am

Some men are reluctant to marry women born in a Year of the Tiger as they believe them to be fierce and domineering. This belief is clearly not true, otherwise all women born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and this year would, or will, make poor wives. If such a statement were true, then those women born in the snake years would be venomous and those born in a Year of the Pig would be slobs. It would be wrong to call off an engagement based on such fallacies.

These ideas became prevalent due to a misguided tendency to apply characteristics associated with the Chinese zodiac animals to individuals born in their years. To ascertain the suitability of a potential life partner, their entire astrological chart should be considered - including the time, day, month and year of birth - either through the paht chee (eight characters of birth) system or the zi wei dou shu (emperor or purple star astrology) method.

The paht chee method provides an indication of one's relationship to one's spouse and the compatibility of two individuals based on their mutual positive or negative elements. The latter system is an indicator of marriage luck and personal thinking with regard to relationships.

If you are, indeed, married to an aggressive, dominating woman born in a year of the striped cat, you are merely unlucky - you have not been bitten by the tiger.