Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to The Year of the Dog, which begins on Friday, February 16th. The Chinese Zodiac is a system that assigns a unique animal to each year in a 12-year cycle. While each animal has its specific personality traits, this system has many significant nuances because of the incorporation of the 5-Element system in Chinese medicine.
There are actually five different types of dogs based on the five elements of wind, water, fire, metal, and earth. 2018 is the year of the Earth Dog. The earth dog is communicative, serious, and responsible in work.
Working Like a Dog
You may be interested to know that I am also born in the year of the dog (1970) and that dogs are well-suited for professions like mine:
“Due to their loyal personality, Dogs tend to choose a career based on the principle of serving others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees as they put their heart and soul into their tasks”
Recommended careers for Dogs include a police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.
Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.
Other positive rooster qualities include:
Negative Qualities include:
Best Match: Rabbit, Monkey, Pig
Worst Match: Dragon, Goat Rooster
What to Expect in 2018
In 2018, Dogs should be hands on people, and take the initiative, to make a profit. It will be hard, but you can get some rewards from real estate projects or technical investments.
For Dogs who are in a business, you are suggested to focus on real estate projects, technical aspects, thermal power projects, or culture projects. You will be rewarded from these projects, and achieve greater career development.
Dogs will actively try to seek for love or develop relationships in 2018. The results may not be ideal, but you may be able to take advantage of a good position and your strong initiative.
What You Didn’t Know about Chinese Astrology
In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself. It is a common misconception that the animals assigned by year are the only signs and many western descriptions of Chinese astrology draw solely on this system. In fact, there are also animal signs assigned by month (called inner animals), by day (called true animals) and hours (called secret animals). While a person might appear to be a Dragon because they were born in the year of the Dragon, they might also be a Snake internally, an Ox truly, and a Goat secretively.