Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog (Feb 16)

February 15, 2018

For 2018 the dog is associated with the element, Earth and the dog is yang in terms of ying and yang. Earth dogs never give up and have stubborn personalities. They aren’t always in touch with the things going on around them but they always have respect for others and their opinions. They know that by working as hard as they can they will make it in the world.

Men who are born in the year of the dog are genuine and get straight to the point. They have their own opinions and feel it is their duty to correct others when opinions don’t match their own! They also have strong family values and their stubbornness fades when it comes to keeping harmony within the family unit.

Women born in the year of the dog are known to be cautious. They lack trust and are indifferent towards people they don’t like. However, they are extremely protective when it comes to family and friends. They love to be around nature, are independent and work hard, never giving up until success is achieved.

When it comes to relationships dogs are most compatible with rabbits, tigers, and horses. Rabbits are very kind and lend support which is very attractive to a dog. Tigers provide reassurance when needed most and they depend on a dog’s loyalty. When it comes to horses, dogs have a mutual understanding with them. Dogs are least compatible with dragons, ox and goats.

Green, red and purple are lucky colours for dogs, along with the numbers 3, 4, and 9. Unlucky colours are brown and blue, with 1, 7, and 8 being unlucky numbers.

When it comes to careers dogs are good at obeying and following orders. They always try their best when given a task and make a big effort. They like to do things to the best of their abilities and therefore fit in well in a competitive environment. At the same time, they are willing to stay in supporting roles in the background, helping others where they need it most.

Overall dogs are healthy but they sometimes mask their symptoms. They need to pay attention to what they eat as they often turn to unhealthy food! They are constantly busy with work which can lead to stress. Exercise is recommended along with breaks when necessary!

Many festivals will be taking place around the world to celebrate the welcoming of the year of the dog. We hope the start of this lunar new year brings you lots of luck and good fortune!