Burmese Astrology remains very popular in Myanmar and everybody knows their own signs for month, year, and especially day of birth. Myanmar astrology is based on the day of the week ... There are eight signs (the extra one is for
Wednesdays) - Mon, Tues, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun. A child’s name and personality are based on birth sign. Each of the eight day signs also corresponds to a cardinal point and at temples one can go to pray at the point (north, north east, south, south east,
etc.) corresponding to one’s sign and at other points depending on the advice of an astrologer.
The exact origins of the eight animals of Myanmar astrology - the Garuda, Tiger, Lion, Elephant,
Tuskless Elephant, Rat, Guinea Pig and Dragon - remain a mystery. Nevertheless, these animals are important in Myanmar astrology. They are much more than general signposts to the
day and to the possible good or bad times ahead for us all. The eight animals of the Myanmar astrology are considered to be a reflection of the
universe itself. Before you begin to cast your Myanmar horoscope, check your day of birth. Why not finding out which sign you are before coming to Myanmar and
surprise your local guide?!
Sunday Born (names: Aung, Aye, Ei, Ohn)
Sunday is the day of the GARUDA (galoun), the mythical king of birds. The northeast direction is your own and lucky direction. Sunday is the day of the Sun. You are very definite in purpose and energy and go-ahead spirit is in your mind and in your soul. You are very stubborn. Anything that is difficult and laborious interests you. Too good and too generous to others is not good for you; people will take advantage of that. According to Myanmar believe Sunday Born are mostly blessed with luck!
Monday Born (names: Cho, Khin, Kyaw, Kyin)
Monday is the day of the TIGER. The east direction is your lucky direction. Monday belongs to the Planet Moon. In character your patience, perseverance, and solidarity are outstanding. You are always reliable. You are very ambitious. Your aim in life is to make success of things. Monday born are supposed to be very bright and alert!
Tuesday Born (names: Cid, Nyi, San, Zaw)
Tuesday is the day of the LION. The southeast direction is your lucky direction. Tuesday belongs to the Mars. You want to do work with some prestige and dignity attached to it. You are a natural self-promoter. Your idealism motivates you to seek challenges and to dedicate yourself to great and worthy causes. You attract people because of your honour and strength of character. In Myanmar it is widespread that Tuesday born have a "sharp tounge"...
Wednesday Morning Born (names: Shwe, Ye, Yin, Yu)
Wednesday is the day of the ELEPHANT. The south direction is your lucky direction. Wednesday belongs to the Mercury. In character you are hasty in temper, impulsive, independent, and you desire to be your own master. People here claim that Wednesday morning born are unpatient...
Rahu (Wednesday afternoon Born; names: Lay, Lin, Lwin, Win)
One born in the afternoon of Wednesday is called Rahu born. Rahu is the ascending node of the Moon, the day of the TUSKLESS ELEPHANT. The northwest direction is your lucky direction. You are a person who has a wide circle of acquaintances, but few close associates, as you do not make friends easily. You want to do work with some prestige and dignity attached to it. You are a natural self-promoter. You idealism motivates you to seek challenges and to dedicate yourself to great and worthy causes. You attract people because of your honour and strength of character. In character you are hasty of temper, impulsive, independent, and desire to be your own master. Your aim in life is to make a success of things. BUT Wednesday afternoon born are even more unpatient - that's what they say here!
Thursday Born (names: Moe, Myint, Po, Phyu)
Thursday is the day of the RAT. The west direction is your lucky direction. Thursday belongs to the Jupiter. Serious-minded in your approach, you quietly go about whatever you have to do. Ambition is your driving force. Your aim in life is to make a success of things. You are very ambitious. Thursday born? It is also said that they are patient!
Friday Born (names: Than, Thein, Thida, Thun)
Friday is the day of the GUINEA PIG. The north direction is your lucky direction. Friday belongs to the planet Venus. Sensitivity is one of your best virtues, and you empathize with the difficulties of others. You have the restless nature, and dislike being tied to any situation. Try to raise your performance to your full potential. You can show your abilities and talent favourable. It is believed that
Friday born are quite talkative!
Saturday Born (names: Dwe, Htet, Ni, Nan)
Saturday is the day of the DRAGON. The southwest direction is your lucky direction. Saturday belongs to the Saturn. You are naturally very intelligent and quick-minded.
You tend to be very hard-working, and this should bring you various rewards.
You will probably find it very difficult to work in a group or a team.
Try to be patient, you will become the leader of the group. In Myanmar most parents
don't want their first child born on Saturday - as they believe it will bring "unluck" to their
(Excerpts copied from Myanmar Information Committee, Yangon (1999))
1999 Myriam Grest Thein