Kindred Trines by Annie Wong & Emmie Tsumura | Eleventh House

Kindred Trines by Annieanniewongwong and Emmie Tsumura
Kindred Trines by Annieanniewongwong and Emmie Tsumura
Originating in China and practiced across Asia, the lunar zodiac is all about catching those
moon vibes.

Based on the 12-year orbit of Jupiter, an origin story involving a great race and the possible murder of a cat, individuals are associated with an animal personified by unique human traits, assigned according to the year of birth. In addition to personalized animals, the lunar zodiac also consists of four trines, a grouping of three kindred animals denoting compatibility. If you are lucky enough to roll with the animals in your trine you will be blessed with auspicious and harmonious friendships. Keep this circle close because the race to heaven can’t be won, as the quick-witted Rat has taught us, without the help of others.

This Kindred Trines horoscope reflects on friendship among trine-bonds as we enter the palindromic Metal Rat year, 2020, the inaugural animal of the 12-year cycle. Featuring illustrations by Emmie Tsumura and writing by annieanniewongwong.
 
Originating in China and practiced across Asia, the lunar zodiac is all about catching those
moon vibes.
Based on the 12-year orbit of Jupiter, an origin story involving a great race and the possible murder of a cat, individuals are associated with an animal personified by unique human traits, assigned according to the year of birth. In addition to personalized animals, the lunar zodiac also consists of four trines, a grouping of three kindred animals denoting compatibility. If you are lucky enough to roll with the animals in your trine you will be blessed with auspicious and harmonious friendships. Keep this circle close because the race to heaven can’t be won, as the quick-witted Rat has taught us, without the help of others.

This Kindred Trines horoscope reflects on friendship among trine-bonds as we enter the palindromic Metal Rat year, 2020, the inaugural animal of the 12-year cycle. Featuring illustrations by Emmie Tsumura and writing by annieanniewongwong.
First Kindred Trine: Rat, Dragon, Monkey
Collectively characterized as charming, intelligent and charismatic, RDM (Rat, Dragon, Monkey) can be better imagined as that crew with the flawless footwork, tediously rehearsed, but rolled out at the cipher as if spontaneously choreographed. This trine is that pack of cool kids who brought back the gender neutral crop top and you love them so much you almost hate them. The inner dynamic of this ride-or-die trio sees Monkey become the mediator of conflicts between Dragon and Rat, who when left alone together end up doing stupid shit that either leads to raucous laughter or destructive drama. This year teamwork is key. This year RDM will almost certainly experience challenges in their professional lives and will need to call on one another for support, especially Rat whose eponymous year is particularly unlucky.
 
 
Kindred Trines: Wanton-wonton mouse
 
 
Love is in the air for the Monkey whose earnest desire to Netflix and chill will be satisfied, likely with animals outside of the trine. Attached Monkeys will feel solid in their current relationships and can coast on good vibes thanks to the work done last year. Dragons and Rats, as always, are dangerously flirtatious, especially with each other. But this year those right-swipes may materialize into heartbreak for the little wanton-wonton-mouse and cause our introspective gentle giant to retreat. If in a relationship, rocky times are ahead for the Dragon-Rat pair but can be smoothed out with patient and clear communication. Before replying with a “why you mad tho?” meme to your partner’s text, or sliding that salacious pic in someone’s DMs, take a note from Monkey’s easy-does-it attitude.
 
First Trine: Rat, Dragon, Monkey
Collectively characterized as charming, intelligent and charismatic, RDM (Rat, Dragon, Monkey) can be better imagined as that crew with the flawless footwork, tediously rehearsed, but rolled out at the cipher as if spontaneously choreographed. This trine is that pack of cool kids who brought back the gender neutral crop top and you love them so much you almost hate them. The inner dynamic of this ride-or-die trio sees Monkey become the mediator of conflicts between Dragon and Rat, who when left alone together end up doing stupid shit that either leads to raucous laughter or destructive drama. This year teamwork is key. This year RDM will almost certainly experience challenges in their professional lives and will need to call on one another for support, especially Rat whose eponymous year is particularly unlucky.
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Love is in the air for the Monkey whose earnest desire to Netflix and chill will be satisfied, likely with animals outside of the trine. Attached Monkeys will feel solid in their current relationships and can coast on good vibes thanks to the work done last year. Dragons and Rats, as always, are dangerously flirtatious, especially with each other. But this year those right-swipes may materialize into heartbreak for the little wanton-wonton-mouse and cause our introspective gentle giant to retreat. If in a relationship, rocky times are ahead for the Dragon-Rat pair but can be smoothed out with patient and clear communication. Before replying with a “why you mad tho?” meme to your partner’s text, or sliding that salacious pic in someone’s DMs, take a note from Monkey’s easy-does-it attitude.
Second Kindred Trine: Ox, Snake, Rooster
 
If this trine was in George Orwell’s Animal Farm the story would have actually ended with a socialist revolution. Hard working, modest and grounded in rational thinking, this trio consists of the early-risers, no-bull-takers, and working-through-the-weekend leaders you were blessed to have sat next to when choosing a lab partner in high school. If it wasn’t for them the world would be a Lord of the Flies-cum-Marquis de Sade orgiastic murder mess, so thank this trine of societal order. Seriously. The interpersonal dynamism of this group is best illustrated by imaging a hot sauce company: the dexterous Ox executes the meticulous recipes of the brilliant Rooster, while the sophisticated Snake churns out those compelling ads that convinces you to drop a dollar a dollop with ease. This year, Snakes will have it hard professionally, but will find support from the Oxen and Roosters who will see the fruition of their resilience during 2019’s tumultuous year of the Pig.
 
Kindred Trines: hot sauce rooster
 
 
But Roosters and Oxen will need to be patient with each other, especially with the latter’s forthright honesty and the former’s micromanaging tendencies. Together you are each other’s best ally in new professional ventures. Romantically, this love triangle sees Ox and Snake vying for the attention of the Rooster, who will have the whole zodiac wrapped around their delicious Feng Zhao this year, however, for those monogamous practicing Roosters: don’t be baiting a Becky with the good hair just because you can; keep the hot sauce at home. It’s best for Snakes to prioritize self-love before any romantic foray either in new or pre-existing relationships. Meanwhile, busied Oxen will miss clear signs of attraction or affection from potential or attached lovers. Best to take a break from the grind (both kinds) and catch a vibe with your trine buds this Metal Rat year.
 
Second Trine: Ox, Snake, Rooster
If this trine was in George Orwell’s Animal Farm the story would have actually ended with a socialist revolution. Hard working, modest and grounded in rational thinking, this trio consists of the early-risers, no-bull-takers, and working-through-the-weekend leaders you were blessed to have sat next to when choosing a lab partner in high school. If it wasn’t for them the world would be a Lord of the Flies-cum-Marquis de Sade orgiastic murder mess, so thank this trine of societal order. Seriously. The interpersonal dynamism of this group is best illustrated by imaging a hot sauce company: the dexterous Ox executes the meticulous recipes of the brilliant Rooster, while the sophisticated Snake churns out those compelling ads that convinces you to drop a dollar a dollop with ease. This year, Snakes will have it hard professionally, but will find support from the Oxen and Roosters who will see the fruition of their resilience during 2019’s tumultuous year of the Pig.
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But Roosters and Oxen will need to be patient with each other, especially with the latter’s forthright honesty and the former’s micromanaging tendencies. Together you are each other’s best ally in new professional ventures. Romantically, this love triangle sees Ox and Snake vying for the attention of the Rooster, who will have the whole zodiac wrapped around their delicious Feng Zhao this year, however, for those monogamous practicing Roosters: don’t be baiting a Becky with the good hair just because you can; keep the hot sauce at home. It’s best for Snakes to prioritize self-love before any romantic foray either in new or pre-existing relationships. Meanwhile, busied Oxen will miss clear signs of attraction or affection from potential or attached lovers. Best to take a break from the grind (both kinds) and catch a vibe with your trine buds this Metal Rat year.
Third Kindred Trine: Tiger, Horse, Dog
If the sultry crooning of Lana del Rey and the old school angst of a Rage Against the Machine song had a baby, you’d get the glorious monstrosity that is the Tiger-Horse-Dog trine. This perpetually galloping four-legged trio is kept busy by impromptu adventures, and staying high off endorphins or their own self-enlightenment in an endless search for love, happiness and deeper meaning. The inner dynamic of this group is tender like the perfect dysfunctional family: the loyal and kind-hearted Dog seeks affirmation from the maternal Tiger, whose determination and confident independence is the only thing that can tame, even temporarily, the wild freedom-seeking stallion. While these wanderlusting animals often head in different directions, with the arrival of the Metal Rat, it’s best for Horses to tread near their trine pals since the forecast for this year is clouded with loneliness and doubly difficult challenges across the horoscope board.
 
 
Kindred Trines: LDR and RATM
 
 
On the other end, our feline and canine friends will continue to enjoy the upward professional momentum from the previous year. As long as Tiger and Dog stick to the same path they’ve been paving, and the Horse keeps modest and moving, this auspicious trio will have sore paws from round after round of high-fives. Romantically, both Tiger and Dog will feel fulfilled fostering old friendships and building stronger bonds with partners, which is good news for their Horse buds, who can use some cheer and company on their way to this quiet town.
 
Third Trine: Tiger, Horse, Dog
If the sultry crooning of Lana del Rey and the old school angst of a Rage Against the Machine song had a baby, you’d get the glorious monstrosity that is the Tiger-Horse-Dog trine. This perpetually galloping four-legged trio is kept busy by impromptu adventures, and staying high off endorphins or their own self-enlightenment in an endless search for love, happiness and deeper meaning. The inner dynamic of this group is tender like the perfect dysfunctional family: the loyal and kind-hearted Dog seeks affirmation from the maternal Tiger, whose determination and confident independence is the only thing that can tame, even temporarily, the wild freedom-seeking stallion. While these wanderlusting animals often head in different directions, with the arrival of the Metal Rat, it’s best for Horses to tread near their trine pals since the forecast for this year is clouded with loneliness and doubly difficult challenges across the horoscope board.
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On the other end, our feline and canine friends will continue to enjoy the upward professional momentum from the previous year. As long as Tiger and Dog stick to the same path they’ve been paving, and the Horse keeps modest and moving, this auspicious trio will have sore paws from round after round of high-fives. Romantically, both Tiger and Dog will feel fulfilled fostering old friendships and building stronger bonds with partners, which is good news for their Horse buds, who can use some cheer and company on their way to this quiet town.
Fourth Kindred Trine: Rabbit, Goat, Pig
 
The chillest of chill, envision this trine as a gentle cloud passing through a summer sky that children in playgrounds wave to. They are the ones who show up to the potluck with a roast big enough to feed the whole party, replying with a simple smile to a torrent of gratitude. Bound by a dedication to beauty and creativity, compassion for others and spreading good vibes, the company of Rabbit, Goat and Pig is so genuinely pleasant your face may hurt from how much they make you smile. The inner dynamics of this cozy trine sees the resilient Goat and enthusiastic Rabbit taking turns caring for one another, and encouraged by the warmth and wisdom of the Pig. The Metal Rat year smiles pleasantly on Rabbit and Pig and will reward their ambition to rise to new challenges with positive outcomes. Rely on your trine buds to coach each other on speaking up and breaking shy spells, which will accompany the many opportunities coming your way.
 
Kindred Trines: Gentle clouds
 
 
Romantically, the Bunny and the Boar are the babes of 2020, captivating the entire zodiac with their irresistible and inherent charm. Paired up Pigs will be as cute as those otters holding hands, while the attention directed to attached Rabbits might also attract the jealousy of their partners. Our hooved friends, however, can expect to weather a shadier forecast both romantically and professionally. But do not fret, the patient Goat is mad skilled in traversing difficult terrain, so while it will be a rocky year, there isn’t a mountain this nimble climber can’t scale. Keep in mind that while the path is narrow, the journey is not a solitary one. Among the frenzy the Metal Rat will bring this year, your trine kin will be among the cliffs with a picnic spread waiting for you.
 
Fourth Trine: Rabbit, Goat, Pig
The chillest of chill, envision this trine as a gentle cloud passing through a summer sky that children in playgrounds wave to. They are the ones who show up to the potluck with a roast big enough to feed the whole party, replying with a simple smile to a torrent of gratitude. Bound by a dedication to beauty and creativity, compassion for others and spreading good vibes, the company of Rabbit, Goat and Pig is so genuinely pleasant your face may hurt from how much they make you smile. The inner dynamics of this cozy trine sees the resilient Goat and enthusiastic Rabbit taking turns caring for one another, and encouraged by the warmth and wisdom of the Pig. The Metal Rat year smiles pleasantly on Rabbit and Pig and will reward their ambition to rise to new challenges with positive outcomes. Rely on your trine buds to coach each other on speaking up and breaking shy spells, which will accompany the many opportunities coming your way.
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Romantically, the Bunny and the Boar are the babes of 2020, captivating the entire zodiac with their irresistible and inherent charm. Paired up Pigs will be as cute as those otters holding hands, while the attention directed to attached Rabbits might also attract the jealousy of their partners. Our hooved friends, however, can expect to weather a shadier forecast both romantically and professionally. But do not fret, the patient Goat is mad skilled in traversing difficult terrain, so while it will be a rocky year, there isn’t a mountain this nimble climber can’t scale. Keep in mind that while the path is narrow, the journey is not a solitary one. Among the frenzy the Metal Rat will bring this year, your trine kin will be among the cliffs with a picnic spread waiting for you.

Emmie Tsumura

Emmie Tsumura is a Toronto-based cultural producer, primarily working in illustration and graphic design. Guided by research into Japanese folk tales, her work documents an ongoing process of negotiating Japanese settler/colonial identity, and relationships to the urban environment. She aims to build a socially-engaged practice, exploring art activism and solidarity within a fast and furiously forgetful urban and mass media landscape. | emmie-tsumura.format.com

annieanniewongwong

annieanniewongwong is a writer, multidisciplinary artist, and a human being born in the Chinese Canadian diaspora. Working with myth, ghosts, and sometimes her mom, @annieanniewongwong is the instagram-alter ego of Annie Wong, who you will not find in Canadian Art, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, or Performance Research, but in the basement of Chinatown Centre snacking on duck hearts and giving tarot card readings. | anniewong.co
 

Emmie Tsumura

Emmie Tsumura is a Toronto-based cultural producer, primarily working in illustration and graphic design. Guided by research into Japanese folk tales, her work documents an ongoing process of negotiating Japanese settler/colonial identity, and relationships to the urban environment. She aims to build a socially-engaged practice, exploring art activism and solidarity within a fast and furiously forgetful urban and mass media landscape. | emmie-tsumura.format.com

annieanniewongwong

annieanniewongwong is a writer, multidisciplinary artist, and a human being born in the Chinese Canadian diaspora. Working with myth, ghosts, and sometimes her mom, @annieanniewongwong is the instagram-alter ego of Annie Wong, who you will not find in Canadian Art, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, or Performance Research, but in the basement of Chinatown Centre snacking on duck hearts and giving tarot card readings. | anniewong.co