The Year of the Dog in the Chinese Lunar calendar starts this Saturday.
The dog is the eleventh animal in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign and those who are born in the Year of the Dog include those who came into the world in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006 – and also those born this year, and those who will be born in 2030 in the 12-year cycle of the zodiac.
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements – gold (metal), wood, water, fire, and earth.
The year 2018 meets the element of earth and so 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.
According to predictions in the Chinese horoscope, the Year of the Earth Dog in 2018 is going to be a good year in all aspects. Fresh and refreshed, the Earth Dog will accelerate the initiation of all things new.
While the Year of the Earth Dog will be a good year financially for many, all zodiac signs, however, might want to pay special attention to their health. Year 2018 is the ideal time to start eating healthy, doing sports and getting rid of bad habits.
The Year of the Earth Dog will also bring many changes economically and they would signify growth. On the other hand, there could also be adjustments in the economy – especially in stock markets – and so market punters are urged to be cautious about their investments in 2018.
The year 2018 will also be a time when new business opportunities are concretized creating good financial potential. Cash flow will be increased and the prospects for building up reputation and social status are good for many businesspeople.
Therefore, the time is right to enjoy life through parties and weddings. Also, the Year of the Earth Dog will bring more luck in marriages. The ruling number in the Year of the Earth Dog is 9. The number 9 is lucky in Chinese astrology and it translates into longevity, abundance and prosperity for all occupants in dwellings, regardless of their zodiac sign.
The logic is this. The dog being man’s best friend understands the human spirit and obeys its master, whether he is wealthy or not. The Chinese regard it as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters.
So make a wish at the stroke of midnight to usher in the spirit of good health, wealth and prosperity. Gong Xi Fa Cai!