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A Thai divination manual (phrommachat), containing horoscopes based on the Chinese zodiac

The British Library

The British Library

In 19th-century Siam, people would have consulted a divination specialist (mor doo) on matters of love and relationships. This divination manual contains horoscopes based on the Chinese zodiac, including drawings of the animals in the 12-year cycle. Most interestingly, the manuscript describes lucky and unlucky constellations for couples, taking into consideration their characters as well as their horoscopes. It would appear that a hot-tempered couple would have a better chance of living happily together than a demonic male and an angelic female.

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  • Title: A Thai divination manual (phrommachat), containing horoscopes based on the Chinese zodiac
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Siam
  • Type: Manuscript
  • Original Source: Or 4830
  • Rights: Public Domain. For more information visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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