Whoa boy! Yes of course symbolism and mythology were interwoven into everyday life in 'every' society and its natural that they use the World around them rather than the false celebrity culture and worship of false gods that exists today. If I were to strip your clothes off, Frags, and suck out all the useless knowledge you've learnt over the last 30 yrs or so and handed you over to some tribe existing amidst pure Nature then you'd soon return to the same Source in which we all appeared from. Its true to say that Chinese astrology still survives. Now I'm not going to dismiss it out of hand without careful study but my criticism of Chinese beliefs - as a whole not just astrology - lies in the sheer insularity of their ideas. And insularity breeds strange ideas which go largely untested. Thus we have Chinese medicine, Feng Shui, Acupuncture and whilst bit and pieces of these ideas and beliefs have some merit they have never truly been tested until very recently. Now in contrast...if you compare it with what 'we' commonly know as Astrology..it began in Sumaria travelled through the East and arrived in Egypt and was then further refined when it arrived in Greece (at which point it was carefully anotated). So rather than being stuck in some unchanging backwater, never developing or being added to or removed according to usefulness and worth it just never really developed. Whereas what we know of Astrology has been refined from the very dawn of time.