by Masahiro Tsurumoto
From the back of the book - "Are you an Affectionate Tiger? A Romantic Koala? An Elegant Pegasus? Find out what animal you are with Charanavi (character + navigation, pronounced kare-uh-nah-vee), a fun communication tool to explore your own personality and find out more about your family, friends and coworkers."
My family had fun sitting around the dining room table finding out what animal characters describe us. My husband and 3 of my four children are monkeys and I am a Lovable Wolf. (Emphasis on lovable!) My oldest daughter is a Black Panther and so is her husband and both of her children. They are the only ones out of my family who belong to the Sun group, all the rest of us belong to the Earth group.
As with all things 'superstitious' some of the traits hit the nail on the head, but others don't seem to fit at all. The descriptions are always a bit ambiguous. For example: a description of the Earth group that is so me is "I like to be in my own world." I love my alone time and need LOTS of it. The description also applies to Candleman, but in his case I think it applies because he is often occupied in his mind and misses what's going on around him. A description that does not fit as comfortably is "I aim to be a wealthy person." I don't want to be wealthy, I just want enough money to have a comfortable house and travel a lot. Hmmmm. . . maybe it does kind of apply.
I just reread the Lovable Wolf description and it fits me to a tee. Weird! One thing that we thought was fun was each animal description also includes a 'Success & Luck' chart. For 2008 it says that I tend to waste my time, energy and money. I know many who would agree with that! Next year jumps from a 2 to a 5 and says I need to make my move while in good health. If I put a lot of stock in this stuff I would be planning my move to Portland that I keep threatening to do. I'd also be worried that my health was going to decline rapidly thereafter. On the other hand, 2014 hits the 10 mark and "I'll be successful in everything!" Hope I live that long.
You can see how much fun this book is. It's also very easy to find out your group and animal.