Here at Wishing Moon we love looking into different type of zodiacs and the Chinese zodiac is one of the most common types that people are aware of. With today being Chinese New Year we thought we’d delve into what the Year of the Dog 2018 means. If your birth year falls under The Year of the Dog you may find it particularly insightful.
The Year of the Dog 2018
The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, between the Rooster and the Pig. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Other types of Dog Years include, Wood Dog, Fire Dog, Earth Dog, Gold Dog and Water Dog. Each have their own distinct characteristics.
The Chinese believe that people in the year of their birth sign will offend Tai Sui, the God of Age in Chinese mythology, and so will have bad luck in this year. If you’re born within the Year of the Dog keep that in mind!
What’s in store for Dogs in 2018?
Despite the belief that people in the year of their birth sign will have bad luck, it’s not all doom and gloom. You can help reduce or rid your bad luck by getting back to nature. Taking long walks in a serene park or by a lake can help cleanse yourself of bad luck.
In 2018, the Taisui star can make Dogs gain a lot from thermal power projects or cultural investments to help increase fortune. When it comes to love and career prospects, 2018 isn’t a terrible year. It just make take a bit longer to get things going than usual. But with hard work and determination, you can make this year work for you. You may just not get the big results you wish for.
This year, Dogs should pay close attention to their health as this is the one area in life where their bad luck can manifest the most.
Other Dog Years
2018 is not the only Year of the Dog. If you were born in any of the following years, you’re a Dog sign:
A Dog’s Personality
In general, Dogs are loyal and honest, cheerful and kind, and cautious and shrewd. Dogs tend to be incredibly sincere and will do anything and everything for the people they value the most.
Dogs have good natures, but they don’t typically communicate well which can mean others often see them as stubborn and unmoving. However, Dogs are always there to help others and take any kind of betrayal incredibly personally.
Dogs prefer quiet, family life and when anything rocks this tranquility, they can take a quite pessimistic view of the world.
Different types of dogs have varying personality traits:
Wood Dog (1934 & 1994)
Sincere, reliable, considerate, understanding, and tolerant
Fire Dog (1946 & 2006)
Wise, hardworking, and sincere
Earth Dog (1958 & 2018)
Communicative, serious, and work focused
Gold Dog (1910 & 1970)
Traditional, desirable, cautious, and giving.
Water Dog (1922 & 1982)
Brave, egocentric, confident and economical
Lucky things for Dogs
The numbers 3, 4, 9, and numbers containing them are especially lucky for Dogs.
The 7th and 28th of every Chinese lunar month are considered lucky.
Anything red, green, and purple.
Flowers such as rose and cymbidium orchids bring luck to Dogs.
Lucky months for Dogs are the 6th, 10th, and 12th Chinese lunar months.
Unlucky things for Dogs
Unlucky colours for Dogs are blue, white, gold.
Dogs should stay away from the numbers 1, 6, and 7.
The the 5th and 8th Chinese lunar months are not great for Dogs.
Want to know which famous people you share your Chinese birth sign with? Here are just a few examples of some famous Dogs:
We’d like to wish our readers a happy Chinese New Year! Don’t forget to read your weekly star signs here at Wishing Moon.